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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 wrote in the post a few days ago what happened on Collin’s birthday night that his dad couldn’t make it so that we had to find a restaurant and had dinner by ourselves. So, the birthday dinner with his dad was rescheduled in a few days.

The restaurant booked was Fable Kitchen. As we liked when we went for brunch, Collin suggested his dad. The restaurant is on 4th Avenue, close to Burrard street. It was early weekdays, but the restaurant was packed.

We ordered from their diner menu. We were a group of 5 people, so we shared some appetizers and each ordered an entree. As Collin and his dad know their manager, we got some complimentary dishes again.

As a bigger group, it is difficult to take enough time to take focused pictures. Besides, I forgot to take pictures of drinks…

Here are appetizers to share.

Bread with Green Onion Butter (Sorry, I can’t remember the exact name…)

Bread with Green Onion Butter at Fable Kitchen in Vancouver

Canned Tuna

Canned Tuna at Fable Kitchen in Vancouver

Canned Tuna at Fable Kitchen in Vancouver

Spaghetti with Meat Balls
(Duck meat ball, Tagliatelle, Mushrooms)

Spaghetti with Meat Balls at Fable Kitchen in Vancouver

Spaghetti with Meat Balls at Fable Kitchen in Vancouver

Chickpea Fritters
(Pickled red onion, Shoots, Curry mayo)

Chickpea Fritters at Fable Kitchen in Vancouver

Chickpea Fritters at Fable Kitchen in Vancouver

Mushroom Flat Bread
(Olive oil, Onion jam, Arugula, Parmesan)

Mushroom Flat Bread at Fable Kitchen in Vancouver

Note for me. I liked canned tuna, but the best was chickpea fritters. Spaghetti wasn’t so special to me, maybe because it was too small to share with 5 people and I didn’t have much to enjoy the taste.

Here are entrees.

Duck Breast
(Braised red cabbage, Parsnip, Duck confit croquette)

Duck Breast at Fable Kitchen in Vancouver

Potato Crusted Chicken
(Ratatouille)

Potato Crusted Chicken at Fable Kitchen in Vancouver

Halibut & Chorizo
(Chowder, Mussels, Tomatoes, Fennel)

Halibut & Chorizo at Fable Kitchen in Vancouver

My choice was Halibut & Chorizo, and I liked it. Collin liked the chicken so much.

And, dessert. Basically, I liked to eat this, and Collin’s dad insisted that I should order! 😀 (He knows I’m a food monster.)

Lemon Pot de Creme
(Lemon granita, Gin, Foam)

Lemon Pot de Creme at Fable Kitchen in Vancouver

The manager brought the other dessert, too. 🙂

Mascarpone Cheesecake
(Carrot cake, Yogurt anglaise)

Mascarpone Cheesecake at Fable Kitchen in Vancouver

You know what? I’m glad Collin’s dad insisted that I should order. I really liked the Lemon Pot de Creme! I usually don’t like sour stuff, but this one was well-balanced with sweet and sour.

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

Fable Kitchen

Address: 1944 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(1.5 block from Burrard street, between Cypress and Maple streets)
TEL: 604-732-1322
Facebook: page
Twitter: @fablekitchen
Urbanspoon: page

Brunch/Lunch/Dinner
[Mon – Fri] 11:30 – 14:00, 17:30 – 22:00
[Sat] 10:30 – 14:00, 17:30 – 22:00
[Sun] 10:30 – 14:00

Menu

Menu at Fable Kitchen in Vancouver Menu at Fable Kitchen in Vancouver Menu at Fable Kitchen in Vancouver

Price Note
– Bread with Green Onion Butter Unknown
– Canned Tuna $12.00
– Spaghetti with Meat Balls $11.00
– Chickpea Fritters $9.00
– Mushroom Flat Bread $11.00
– Duck Breast $25.00
– Potato Crusted Chicken $19.00
– Halibut & Chorizo $28.00
– Lemon Pot de Creme $10.00
– Mascarpone Cheesecake ($9.00)

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I had some time off at work and took my friend from Japan to West Vancouver. After coming back to downtown, we had lunch. I asked her what she wanted to eat, and she said pasta. I was thinking for a while where the closest place we can eat tasty pasta, because I had to go back to work after we ate.

One restaurant came up after walking a while, which was Italian Kitchen. I ate there probably four years ago and didn’t impress with their omelet and pizza, but I hoped pasta was good for her sake.

We ordered from their lunch menu. I couldn’t decide what I ordered, so I asked our server. He recommended the meatball one, so I went for it.

Lasagna
(beef, spinach, ricotta, arugula, with a tomato Parmesan salad, chickpea bruschetta)

Lasagna at Italian Kitchen in Vancouver

 

Spaghetti & Wagyu Meatballs
(spicy tomato basil sauce, herbed ricotta)

Spaghetti & Wagyu Meatballs at Italian Kitchen in Vancouver

Spaghetti & Wagyu Meatballs at Italian Kitchen in Vancouver

 

The meatball was little spicy for me, but it was good. I liked the spaghetti.

I couldn’t finish my dish, maybe because the meatballs are huge like tennis balls, so I asked for a doggy bag. And, this was brought. I like the bag. 🙂

 

Italian Kitchen

Address: 1037 Alberni Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between Burrard and Thurlow street)
TEL: 604-687-2858
Facebook: page (for Glowbal Group)
Twitter: @glowbal_group (for Glowbal Group)

Lunch/Brunch/Dinner/Dessert
[Sun – Thu] 11:30 – 1:00
[Fri – Sat] 11:30 – 2:00

Price Note
– Lasagna $13.95
– Spaghetti & Wagyu Meatballs $17.95

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