20 January 2014


My second Dine Out Vancouver destination was Cork & Fin in Gastown. I have never been to this place before but when I saw fresh oyster selection for the appetizer, I was sold! :)


FRESHLY SHUCKED OYSTERS 3pc
We both had oyster as appy and they were pretty good. Nothing spectacular but covered all the grounds - fresh and standard garnishes. It would have been nice if they had their house hot sauce. (I guess I am too used to Rodney Oyster house style)  


SUN CHOKE SOUP
(Green Herb Oil, Sun Choke Chip, Potato Croquette)
This was a great, hearty soup! So creamy and slightly nutty which was a good contrast with the crispy potato croquette. 

ALBACORE TUNA
(Haricot Vert, Tomato Jam, Olives, Soft Egg, Meyer Citrus)
Another great appetizer. Albacore tuna and soft boiled egg went unexpectedly well.



GRILLED NY STRIPLOIN (+$2)
(Crispy Potato Salad, Hoisin BBQ, Grilled Scallion)

This was main dish - but a smaller version in my opinion. I asked for medium rare and I got medium to well-done. :( However, the meat was tender enough and it went very well with Hoisin BBQ sauce. I don't mind sweet sauces but if you don't like your meat with sweet flavor, this wouldn't be the one for you. I liked potatoes with the steak but oddly made me feel like that I was having steak and potato brunch...:p 


LOCAL LING COD
(Apple Dashi, Roasted Celeriac, Brussel Sprouts, Crispy Leek)
Another small main dish. I felt the cod was a tiny bit overcooked - perhaps left it on the pan for too long for that crispiness outside.It was good dish with different textures and savory broth to have the fish with. 

FINAL VERDICT

THE GOOD
- decent food
- consistent quality on all dish
- cozy & romantic ambiance
- Oyster on the Dine out menu

THE BAD
-Slow service: could be because of the dine out, but it did not seemed to be super packed. we had to wait quite a bit between each course.
- O-kay portion: if you were really hungry, you might need little more than these 3 courses.


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