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So, when one of our close friends’ birthday is coming up, we get together, which is now regularly planned. And, it was my turn! I’m the one, who usually pick up some restaurants and let the birthday girl/boy choose one, and this time, I picked some and had my friends choose one. My friends decided the one that was in my list for a long time since I saw a post on someone’s blog and that I wanted to go. Cool! I was so excited that I can finally go.

The Refinery is located on Granville street, close to Helmcken street, and once you reach, you need to go upstairs. They serve tapas plates, which I thought was good to share with five of us.

We ordered from their regular menu. One of our friends cannot eat fish, so we didn’t order any seafood dishes.

Glass of White Wine, Pinot Gris, See You Later

Glass of White Wine, Pinot Gris at The Refinery in Vancouver

Charcuterie, Antipasto Board
(A selection of salami and cheese, pickled and marinated veggies)

Charcuterie, Antipasto Board at The Refinery in Vancouver

Flatbread, Prosciutto
(Cured ham, pear, gorgonzola, walnuts, onion jam)

Flatbread, Prosciutto at The Refinery in Vancouver

Sauteed Tiger Prawns
(Tomatoes, Chorizo meatballs, white wine, butter, toast)

Sauteed Tiger Prawns at The Refinery in Vancouver

Bruschette, Tomato and Garlic
(served on toasted Belgium bread)

Bruschette, Tomato and Garlic at The Refinery in Vancouver

Beef Shortribs
(Slow braised beef, Italian salsa verde, roasted shallots)

Beef Shortribs at The Refinery in Vancouver

Meatballs
(Ground pork and beef, house made tomato sauce, pecorino, toast)

Meatballs at The Refinery in Vancouver

My request, Fried Risotto Balls
(Seasonal preparation)

Fried Risotto Balls at The Refinery in Vancouver

Fried Risotto Balls at The Refinery in Vancouver

For dessert, my girl friends made some custard pudding (creme caramel) and brought for me! It is one of my favorite dessert! Thank you, girls! So, these are NOT on their menu. 😉

And, for one person, who doesn’t like eating pudding, he ordered from their menu.

Flourless Chocolate Cake
(Chocolate ganache, raspberry compote, balsamic reduction coconut cream)

Flourless Chocolate Cake at The Refinery in Vancouver

This is nut & gluten free!

Overall, their food was great. I definitely want to go back.

Oh, by the way, did you notice that most pictures are visible? I installed Flashlight app to my iPhone and take pictures by my digital camera, using Flashlight on iPhone. 😀

The Refinery

Address: 1115 Granville Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between Davie and Helmcken streets)
TEL: 604-687-8001
Facebook: page
Twitter: @TheRefineryVan
Urbanspoon: page
Opentable: reservation?

Dinner
[Tue – Thu] 17:00 – 1:00
[Fri – Sat] 17:00 – 2:00
*Private booking accepted: Sundays and Mondays

Price Note
– Glass of White Wine, Pinot Gris $12.00
– Charcuterie, Antipasto Board $16.00
– Flatbread, Prosciutto $14.00
– Sauteed Tiger Prawns $14.00
– Bruschette, Tomato and Garlic $4.00
– Beef Shortribs $16.00
– Meatballs $10.00
– Fried Risotto Balls $9.00
– Flourless Chocolate Cake $9.00

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I had bought a groupon deal for this restaurant early this year, which was 10-course seafood tasting menu. Spring and early summer have always a lot of events going on, so I kind of pushed the plan for this out. Yet, it was expired soon, so I had to plan.

This time, the experience with C restaurant wasn’t good even starting. First, their Groupon required to call them instead of online booking, but their website doesn’t say when they open. I tried to call day and night, but auto response answered, so I ended up leaving a message for reservation as it said. It said they would call back, which never happened even on the late night before the reservation day, so I called again to re-confirm. A man answered and said that they didn’t call me back because they were full. Really? Is that how it works? And, they could put us earlier time, but if we came late, as there was a reservation for the table after us, our time would be in rush. Seriously… So, you try to bring food as fast as possible and kick us out? Anyways, as I had to use the Groupon, I booked the earlier time for next day.

On the booked day, Collin and I arrived on time, which is dinner opening time. We were seated while no one was there yet, and we ordered some drink and ordered one each from the menu if there was alternative. The server came back, saying he forgot what Collin’s drink was. Now, when the expediter brought the first dish, we realized the server didn’t understand what we ordered. (So, we missed lobster bisque. :() Collin asked again, this time to the expediter, that we wanted to taste each one if there was alternative.

Food was great, though.

Bread

Bread at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Cocktail, French 75 (Gin base)

Cocktail, French 75 (Gin base) at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Glass of White Wine, J Pinot Gris

Glass of White Wine, J Pinot Gris at C Restaurant in Vancouver

First course, Cucumber Soup
(Smoked Sablefish, Lemonade Foam)

Cucumber Soup at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Second course, Tuna Tartare
(Nori Crackers, Ponzu)

Tuna Tartare at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Second course, alternative, Duo of Foie Gras
(Cranberry Chutney, Ginger Soda, Brioche)

Duo of Foie Gras at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Duo of Foie Gras at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Third course, Side Stripe Prawns
(Bacon Lime Tortellini, Jalapeno Fluid Gel)

Side Stripe Prawns at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Third course, alternative, Lobster Risotto
(Cognac Cream)

Lobster Risotto at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Forth course, Ling Cod
(Clams, Green Onions, Wasabi, Kombu Broth)

Ling Cod and Clams in Kombu Broth at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Fifth course, Crisp Halibut
(Minted Peas, “Tartar Sauce”)

Crisp Halibut at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Crisp Halibut at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Decomposed Tartar Sauce for Crisp Halibut at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Tartar Sauce for Crisp Halibut at C Restaurant in Vancouver

You make your tartar sauce from decomposed one. Fun!

Sixth course, Seared Salmon
(Saffron Potatoes, Ramp Soubise, Quail’s Egg)

Seared Salmon at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Seared Salmon at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Sixth course, alternative, Beef Tenderloin
(Watercress Pomme Puree, Red Wine Jus)

Beef Tenderloin at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Seventh course, Valdion Blue Cheese
(Poached Pears, Honey, Crostini)

Valdion Blue Cheese at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Valdion Blue Cheese at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Valdion Blue Cheese at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Spoons for next two courses were provided.

Dessert Spoons at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Eighth course, Sweet Corn Sorbet
(Crisp Tarragon, Brown Butter)

Sweet Corn Sorbet at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Ninth course, Chocolate Mousse
(Crisp Caramel, Puffed Rice)

Chocolate Mousse at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Petit Fours, one to share for a table
(Small Sweets: Macaron and Chocolate Brownie)

Petit Fours at C Restaurant in Vancouver

And, extra pictures, view from the restaurant.

View from C Restaurant in Vancouver View from C Restaurant in Vancouver View from C Restaurant in Vancouver

and more…

Flower on the table at C Restaurant in Vancouver View at 6:50pm from C Restaurant in Vancouver View at 7:10pm from C Restaurant in Vancouver

Want to see more pictures for this restaurant? click here.

C Restaurant

Address: 2-1600 Howe Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(False Creek in downtown side, close to Granville Bridge)
TEL: 604-681-1164
Facebook: page
Twitter: @crestaurant

Dinner
17:00 – late daily
* Unknown for brunch/lunch

10-course Menu

10-course Menu at C Restaurant in Vancouver 10-course Menu at C Restaurant in Vancouver 10-course Menu at C Restaurant in Vancouver

Price Note
– Cocktail, French 75 $13.00
– Glass of White Wine, J Pinot Gris $14.00
– 10-course Seafood Tasting Menu for Two ($240 worth) $120.00
– Duo of Foie Gras $18.00
– Lobster Risotto $9.00
– Beef Tenderloin $12.00

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Since I read this blog post, this restaurant was on my list. Although the hamburger looked really good, I didn’t feel like eating it for brunch, so I was waiting for the best timing to go there. On one Sunday, Collin said he wanted to go to Twisted Fork Bistro. We went there, but again there was no time for us to wait for 45 minutes due to his shift. So, alternatively, the chance came!

The Templeton is nearby Helmcken street on Granville and looks a retro restaurant. They serve Canadian comfy food, I think.

We ordered from their breakfast menu. Breakfast menu is available until 3:00pm.

Coffee

Coffee at The Templeton in Vancouver

The world’s best $5.00 milkshake (Chocolate)

The world’s best $5.00 milkshake (Chocolate) at The Templeton in Vancouver

The world’s best $5.00 milkshake (Chocolate) at The Templeton in Vancouver

Oh, I liked the milkshake. Nothing special, but I just liked it. (I love chocolate!)

Truckers Breakfast
(3 eggs, turkey sausage, rosemary potatoes and toast)

Truckers Breakfast at The Templeton in Vancouver

Truckers Breakfast at The Templeton in Vancouver

Truckers Breakfast at The Templeton in Vancouver

I just got some bites from Collin. The turkey sausage was so tasty!

Mangled Eggs
(3 eggs scrambled with garlic, bacon and brie inside a toasted croissant, rosemary potatoes)

Mangled Eggs at The Templeton in Vancouver

At the end, they gave retro bubble gum with the bill. Haha.

Bubble Gum coming with bill at The Templeton in Vancouver

And, extra pictures of the restaurant.

The Templeton in Vancouver The Templeton in Vancouver

The Templeton

Address: 1087 Granville Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between Helmcken and Nelson streets)
TEL: 604-685-4612
Facebook: page
Twitter: @the_templeton

Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch/Dinner/Dessert
[Mon – Wed] 9:00 – 23:00
[Thu – Sun] 9:00 – 1:00

Price Note
– Coffee $2.00
– The world’s best $5.00 milkshake (Chocolate) $5.00
– Truckers Breakfast $8.00
– Mangled Eggs $8.00

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