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When Collin asked me what I wanted for my birthday, I suggested if he can make me 10-course homemade dinner and he agreed to it. My birthday is December, but it was on weekend last year and he had to work. So, the dinner date was set on a weekday.

The course was planned as tapas style, so no main dish, and included some that I liked in the past when he made.

1st course: Quinoa chickpea pave with Coleslaw

He made this one in the previous month. As a part of 10-course meal, each one was too big! 🙂

2nd course: Smoked salmon wonton

3rd course: Marinated eggplant

I basically like eggplant, and after I ate marinated eggplant at Fishworks and Bao Bei, I told him I liked them and I can eat them every day. So, he sometimes makes some for me, and this time wasn’t exception. 🙂

4th course: Prosciutto wrapped chicken with Parsnip purée

5th course: Wonton soup

He made won ton soup in the past and I liked them, too. But this time, he put some unique spice, and I didn’t like so much. 😦

6th course: Scallop with butternut squash and bacon

7th course: Prawn cream cheese cannelloni with Rose sauce

8th course: Spicy green beans and cashew pork

As I liked the green beans dish that he made before, I requested the one. This was so spicy and I ended up having him eat some.

9th course: Apricot rum poached pear marshmallow soup (It was supposed to be two desserts, but we were full so he changed the menu at last minute.)

So, this is a hot soup. Because of that, marshmallows were melting in the soup. Mm, so good!

The dishes were served a bit too fast (because I’m slow eater!). I kept eating, sometimes having two or three plates in front of me, for 2 hours or so. I thought my stomach was going to explode! 😀

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Collin planned to make a dinner for his father one day. He picked up all ingredients, and he prepared for dinner at his father’s house with his brother’s some help. I was an observer. 🙂

Prosciutto wrapped stuffed Turkey Roll with Bok Choi, Butternut Squash Puree and Pan Jus

Taste was as good as it looks. What do you think?

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I had to go see a doctor in North Vancouver in the morning, but I still got back to work in the afternoon. As I crossed back to downtown, I got some lunch around Waterfront station before heading home. I was thinking where to get from and decided to go to a place I hadn’t gone.

The Dirty Apron Delicatessen is close to Stadium Skytrain station and serves deli, such as sandwiches and salad. They also have cooking classes.

I ordered some baguette and salad to go. A staff said I can mix salad, so I chose two kinds.

Crab & Shrimp Baguette, and Small Salad

Crab & Shrimp Baguette, and Small Salad at The Dirty Apron Delicatessen in Vancouver

Crab & Shrimp Baguette
(Aji Vinaigrette, Avocado, Peppadew, Cilantro)

Crab & Shrimp Baguette at The Dirty Apron Delicatessen in Vancouver

You know, this picture is not whole thing. The baguette was quite long, so I ate 2/3 for lunch and ate the rest next day.

Small Salad
(Mix of two kinds: Roasted Butternut Squash w/ Toasted Pecans, Goat Cheese & Spinach; Asparagus, Artichoke Hearts & Mushrooms w/ Egg, Shaved Parmesan, Sherry Vinaigrette)

Small Salad with two kinds at The Dirty Apron Delicatessen in Vancouver

Mmm, these salads were so good!

And, extra pictures of salad showcase and deli shop taken by iPhone.

Two kinds of Salad at The Dirty Apron Delicatessen in Vancouver

The Dirty Apron Delicatessen in Vancouver The Dirty Apron Delicatessen in Vancouver
The Dirty Apron Delicatessen in Vancouver

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The Dirty Apron Delicatessen

Address: 540 Beatty Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Close to Skytrain Stadium station)
TEL: 604-879-8588
Facebook: page
Twitter: @Dirty_Apron

[Mon – Fri] 10:30 – 18:00
[Sat – Sun] 10:30 – 17:00


Menu at The Dirty Apron Delicatessen in Vancouver Menu at The Dirty Apron Delicatessen in Vancouver

Price Note
– Crab & Shrimp Baguette $11.00
– Salad (can be mixed) Small $2.16 ($3.00 per 100g )

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