My hubby and I had a double date with another couple in Gastown. After our activity, we started wandering around looking for a place to have dinner.
I had checked out The Flying Pig before with a few girlfriends. I remember having to wait for a while back then and since then I’ve tried to come back numerous times and there’s always been a long wait. I was so sure we were going to be turned away, so I was so pleasantly surprised when they said that they were going to be clearing a table outside and we could be seated right away.
Let’s get right to the goods. I had:
- Monkey’s Choice – this was my cocktail. It has bumbu rum, flor de caña 12 year old rum, sweet vermouth, pineapple and star anise bitters. Brûléed banana. When I originally ordered this, I though that the banana was going to be a flavoring in the cocktail, but it was actually served with a caramelized banana. It was much more fancy than I expected and it was strong. I liked!
- Salt and Pepper Humboldt Squid – delicious calamari with lemon and dill yogurt. Crispy and well seasoned. So good.
- Red Wine Braised Beef Short Rib – roasted bone marrow, aged white cheddar mash, cabernet veal jus. This was really freakin good! The short rib was delicious and I love, love, loved the white cheddar mash. I wish there was more of it! A bit stingy on the serving size of that lol. I could have eaten a big bowl of just that.
My friends ordered the West Coast Seafood Paella and they liked it also.
The service wasn’t very memorable – I would describe it as mediocre at best. The seating outside wasn’t the best either, wobbly. The last time I came I was seated indoors and I think I would opt to sit there again next time.
The food was pretty damn good.