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I hadn’t seen one of my friends for two months or so, and she asked me if we can eat out for dinner before she got busier at her work. It was just before the ski season started, so I agreed and picked a date and a restaurant.

I chose The Flying Pig in Yaletown, which was long in my list. 🙂 They don’t take a reservation for dinner, so we just walked in. It was Saturday night, so we had to wait for 45 min, as anticipated.

As a start, there was a bit annoying incident happening to us. It was a cold night, so we waited inside. The host kept asking if there was anything that they can help, even after we left our name and phone number. He even allowed letting some people coming after us in and be seated at the window-side counter for waiting, which he didn’t offer us. Finally, we asked if we can wait here inside the door, and he said no… I just didn’t want to leave, because I read a review on some site saying that they never called back, but what can we do? No choice and we left and wandered around the area, and we decided if there were any other interesting restaurant we just went there. Well, as a note, they called us eventually before we found the other place.

We ordered from their dinner menu.

Complimentary Bread

Complimentary Bread at The Flying Pig in Vancouver

Brandy ‘Punch’ Sangria

Brandy 'Punch' Sangria at The Flying Pig in Vancouver

Cranberry Juice

Cranberry Juice at The Flying Pig in Vancouver

My friend’s appy, Beetroot and Arugula Salad
(Whipped Cheese, Walnuts, Aged Sherry Vinaigrette)

Beetroot and Arugula Salad at The Flying Pig in Vancouver

She didn’t expect the whipped cheese included goat cheese that she didn’t like.

My appy, T.F.P. Cured Meat Selection
(Artisan cured Meats and local Cheeses, Spicy Olives)

T.F.P. Cured Meat Selection at The Flying Pig in Vancouver

T.F.P. Cured Meat Selection at The Flying Pig in Vancouver

I couldn’t catch what kind of meat and cheese our server said they were.

My friend’s entree, Wild Seafood Pappardelle
(Mussels, Salmon, Prawns, Spicy Rose)

Wild Seafood Pappardelle at The Flying Pig in Vancouver

I chose two side dishes as entree.

Crispy Brussels Sprouts
(Lemon, Parmesan and Capers)

Crispy Brussels Sprouts at The Flying Pig in Vancouver

Lobster and Prawn Risotto
(Thyme and Mascarpone)

Lobster and Prawn Risotto at The Flying Pig in Vancouver

And, some pictures of the bar counter and kitchen.

Kitchen at The Flying Pig in Vancouver Bar at The Flying Pig in Vancouver

Our server was nice, and food was good. As they accept reservations for brunch, I may go for it.

The Flying Pig

Address: 1168 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between Davie and Helmcken street)
TEL: 604-568-1344
Facebook: page
Twitter: @FlyingPigVan
Urbanspoon: page
*Reservation accepted only for lunch and brunch.

Lunch/Brunch/Dinner
[Mon – Fri] 11:00 – 0:00
[Sat – Sun] 10:30 – 14:30, 15:30 – 0:00

Price Note
– Brandy ‘Punch’ Sangria $10.00
– Cranberry Juice Unknown
– Beetroot and Arugula Salad $8.00
– T.F.P. Cured Meat Selection $7.00
– Wild Seafood Pappardelle $18.00
– Crispy Brussels Sprouts $5.00
– Lobster and Prawn Risotto $9.00

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When he asked me what he should cook, I said that I wanted him to use whatever left in the fridge. So, he just bought small piece of chicken breast and some cheese.

He made a good one, Chicken Veggie Hash with Three cheese Quiche & Arugula Salad. I don’t really know what is difference between Quiche and omelet, but he said it was Quiche.

Chicken veggie hash was so good. Quiche was good as omelet, and I think it is better with pie crust.

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Collin said that he didn’t want to do chopped challenge, as he has only one day off this week and wanted to cook whatever he wanted. I just requested to use eggs, which pictures of the dish will be in the next post.

As first course, he made Chicken Gremolata Baby Arugula Salad with Roma Tomato & Strawberries.

Marinated chicken tasted good, and sweetness from strawberries was good match to the lemon of the gremolata.

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