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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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When we went to Nook the other day, Collin told me that he could prepare for those antipasto at home, as long as stores sell ingredients. So, once he thought about that, he already went shopping on his next day off. 🙂

He said it was difficult to get Burrata cheese, so instead, he got buffalo mozzarella. Well, it still tasted good! All ingredients here are available at Granville Island.

Meat and Buffalo mozzarella Cheese plate with Crostini

Meat and Buffalo mozzarella Cheese plate with Crostini

2 kinds of Cucumber Salad

2 kinds of Cucumber Salad

Meats (3 kinds of Prosciutto, Organic Salami and Pepperoni)

Meats (3 kinds of Prosciutto, Organic Salami and Pepperoni)

Tomato, Basil, Arugula Salad

Tomato, Basil, Arugula Salad

Cheeses (Buffalo mozzarella, Gruyere, Brie, Artisan Gruyere) and Fig & Pear

Cheeses (Buffalo mozzarella, Gruyere, Brie, Artisan Gruyere) and Fig & Pear

Oh, this much antipasto can make you full as dinner. We enjoyed each different combination of meat and cheese with refreshment of salads.

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My another friend asked me to go to Dine Out Vancouver. As I went to a few and looked at too many menus, I asked her to pick up a few restaurants, and we decided this place.

Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company pays a great attention for their ingredients, such as freshness, nutrition, local produce, free range, organic, or ocean wise! It is in multiple locations, and we went to one on Main.

They served 3-course meal for $18, appetizer, main, and dessert.

Mint Tea

Mint Tea at Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company in Vancouver

My friend’s choice for appetizer, Soup of the Day
(I can’t remember what it was. I will update if my friend remembered.)

Soup of the Day at Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company in Vancouver

My choice for appetizer, Bruschetta
(Warm slices of garlic brushed organic house made bread served with diced marinated ripe tomato and basil)

Bruschetta at Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company in Vancouver

Bruschetta at Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company in Vancouver

For main, we chose two traditional pizza and shared them.

Ocean Wise
(Topped with n-house orange maple cured wild salmon & fresh shrimp, artichokes, red onions, nut free three herb pesto & asiago cheese)

Ocean Wise Pizza at Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company in Vancouver

Genoa
(Special blend of all natural nitrate free Genoa salami, sliced brown mushrooms, caramelized red onions, cherry tomatoes, bocconcini cheese, Kalamata olives & fresh chopped basil)

Genoa Pizza at Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company in Vancouver

My friend’s choice for dessert, Peach Cheese Cake with a Coconut Base (Gluten Free)

Peach Cheese Cake with a Coconut Base at Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company in Vancouver

My choice for dessert, Warm Double Chocolate Brownies with Ice Cream

Warm Double Chocolate Brownies with Ice Cream at Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company in Vancouver

Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company on Main

Address: 4186 Main Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(One block south of King Edward)
TEL: 604-566-9779
Facebook: page
Twitter: @flatbreadCo

Breakfast/Brunch
[Mon – Fri] 10:00 – 12:00
[Sat – Sun] 10:00 – 14:00

Lunch
11:30 – 16:00 daily

Dinner
16:00 – 22:00 daily

Menu for Dine Out Vancouver

Dine Out Menu at Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company in Vancouver Dine Out Menu at Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company in Vancouver

Price Note
– Tea $2.75
– Dine Out Vancouver 3-course $18.00

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