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My friend, who is a mama now, was planning to leave here for one year, and she and her parents invited me and the other friend for dinner out. There were only a few weeks left before she left, so we set a date in the middle of September.

The place we went was Fishworks where she tried a couple of times with me and liked, and she wanted to take her parents. As its name, it is a seafood restaurant. They are located in Lower Lonsdale in North Vancouver. You can walk from Lonsdale Quay Seabus station.

Oyster Bar

Oyster Bar at Fishworks in North Vancouver Oyster Bar at Fishworks in North Vancouver

That day, there were two kinds of oysters, one was Stellar Bay Gold, and the other was Barron Point. Unfortunately, my favorite, Kusshi, wasn’t in season.

Complimentary Bread

Complimentary Bread at Fishworks in North Vancouver

We ordered some appy to share and an entree per person.

Seared Scallops
(Garlic, ginger, and soya marinated Eggplant, toasted cashews)

Seared Scallops at Fishworks in North Vancouver

Dungeness Crab Cakes
(Wasabi-Lime Mayonnaise)

Dungeness Crab Cakes at Fishworks in North Vancouver

Both appetizers tasted great as usual.

Fresh Shucked Oysters Half dozen (Stellar Bay Gold)

Fresh Shucked Oysters Half dozen (Stellar Bay Gold) at Fishworks in North Vancouver

Fresh Shucked Oysters Half dozen (Barron Point)

Fresh Shucked Oysters Half dozen (Barron Point) at Fishworks in North Vancouver

The first one was buttery like Miyagi, and the second one was a bit bitter. It is fun to compare to eat. 🙂

Whole Fish (Sea Bream)

Whole Fish (Sea Bream) at Fishworks in North Vancouver

Wow! It looks good, doesn’t it? Her mom ordered this, and I tasted some and really liked it. It was fresh and cooked perfectly that you can actually taste the originate fish taste.

Fishworks Paella
(Saffron rice, Clams, Chorizo, Honey Mussels, Organic Chicken, Prawns)

Fishworks Paella at Fishworks in North Vancouver

This is what her dad ordered, and again I tasted some. I preferred the rice more al dente, but the taste was fine.

Sockeye Salmon Wellington
(Cranberry-almond crust in Crispy Phyllo, pistachio pesto)

Sockeye Salmon Wellington at Fishworks in North Vancouver

I have eaten this before, and it tasted so good. My friend, who invited us, ordered this and enjoyed it.

Halibut Poutine
(Goat cheese gravy, garlic confit, Sun-dried Tomato, balsamic)

Halibut Poutine at Fishworks in North Vancouver

I also have eaten this before, and the halibut was thick and tasted good, too. The order friend enjoyed it, but it seemed a bit bigger for her stomach.

My choice, Egmont White Sturgeon
(Butternut squash, Mushroom duxelles, smoked pancetta)

Egmont White Sturgeon at Fishworks in North Vancouver

This mushroom duxelles was amazingly good! The fish was firmer and less fatter than I thought. The pancetta was a bit too much for me. This was a huge meal.

At the last, some of us ordered dessert.

Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee at Fishworks in North Vancouver

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse at Fishworks in North Vancouver

Overall, I’m glad that her parents really enjoyed the seafood in this restaurant, and we had a great time.

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Fishworks

Address: 91 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Two blocks from Seabus Lonsdale Quay station)
TEL: 778-340-3449
Facebook: page (Login required to access)
Twitter: @fishworkslolo
Urbanspoon: page
Reservation: accepted on Urbanspoon

Lunch
[Mon-Fri] 11:30 – 14:30

Dinner
[Mon-Sun] 17:00 – late

Price Note
– Fresh Shucked Oysters Half dozen (Stellar Bay Gold) $15.00
– Fresh Shucked Oysters Half dozen (Barron Point) $10.00
– Seared Scallops $14.00
– Dungeness Crab Cakes $12.00
– Whole Fish (Sea Bream) MP
– Fishworks Paella $26.00
– Sockeye Salmon Wellington $20.00
– Halibut Poutine $24.00
– Egmont White Sturgeon $29.00
– Creme Brulee $6.50
– Chocolate Mousse $6.50

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The Halibut Festival at this restaurant had started in May, and this was 3rd year. My friend and I wanted to go there earlier, but she was a mom-to-be, and we both were busy for various stuff. In the early July, I saw a post on their Facebook page saying the event would be over in the coming Monday. Wow, time fries! I immediately contacted her to get planned.

Fishworks is a seafood restaurant, located in Lower Lonsdale in North Vancouver. The restaurant also has oyster bar. For this early summer time, they serve halibut menu, which is in season.

We ordered appy from the regular menu and each entree from the halibut menu.

Complimentary Bread

Complimentary Bread at Fishworks in North Vancouver

Dungeness Crab Cakes
(Wasabi-Lime Mayonnaise)

Dungeness Crab Cakes at Fishworks in North Vancouver

At the last time I had it, I enjoyed this so much, so I recommended to her. I’m glad she loved it, too!

Her entree, Pan Seared Halibut
(Spinach Puree and Sauce Vierge)

Pan Seared Halibut at Fishworks in North Vancouver

Her side dish, Market Salad

Market Salad at Fishworks in North Vancouver

My choice, Bacon-wrapped Halibut
(Bayes Sound Clam Chowder)

Bacon-wrapped Halibut at Fishworks in North Vancouver

My side dish, Sauteed Vegetable

Sauteed Vegetable at Fishworks in North Vancouver

As usual, the food was great! The size of fish is always so generous, considering the price, and the fish is cooked in moist.

Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee at Fishworks in North Vancouver

And, fish-molded chocolate truffle with the bill. This is what I love!

Fish-molded chocolate truffle at Fishworks in North Vancouver

Want to see pictures from last year’s halibut event, click here.

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Fishworks

Address: 91 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Two blocks from Seabus Lonsdale Quay station)
TEL: 778-340-3449
Facebook: page (Login required to access)
Twitter: @fishworkslolo
Urbanspoon: page
Reservation: accepted on Urbanspoon

Lunch
[Mon-Fri] 11:30 – 14:30

Dinner
[Mon-Sun] 17:00 – late

Halibut Menu

Halibut Menu at Fishworks in North Vancouver

Price Note
– Dungeness Crab Cakes $12.00
– Pan Seared Halibut $19.00
– Side dish, Market Salad $5.00
– Bacon-wrapped Halibut $19.00
– Side dish, Sauteed Vegetable $5.00
– Creme Brulee $6.50

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On the long weekend of the Victoria Day, I asked my friends if they wanted to go to Whistler. The mountain wasn’t open for hiking at that time yet, but we could go walking around some lake. As one of them wanted to buy a collection of Starbucks mug in Whistler, we decided to go.

The original plan was to find the mug, hike around Lost Lake, have lunch, and visit Alta Lake if we have time. However, when I double checked the opening time of the restaurant, they would close at 2:30 pm due to the off season! So, the plan changed! We went to the restaurant first. Well, there were a lot of people outside waiting for seats.

Crepe Montagne is located in Whistler Village North behind IGA marketplace. They serve French crepe, using buckwheat, as well as Swiss fondue and raclette.

We ordered from their lunch and dinner menu.

My choice, Seafood Crepe
(Scallops, Baby Shrimp & Langoustina Lobster meat with little cheese in light cream sauce)

Seafood Crepe at Crepe Montagne in Whistler

Mmm, so good! They must have changed the sauce from white sauce to rose. The taste is still good.

Champignons Crepe
(Mushrooms with Canadian Bacon in cream sauce)

Champignons Crepe at Crepe Montagne in Whistler

You can choose either ham or Canadian bacon.

Ham & Cheese Crepe in Bechamel sauce, adding one egg

Ham & Cheese Crepe at Crepe Montagne in Whistler

One of my friends wasn’t sure if she wanted to eat breakfast or lunch. Our server gave an idea that she can add an egg to this lunch menu, instead of ordering breakfast crepe, and she went for it!

I’m glad that both of my friends also enjoyed their food. 🙂

(All pictures taken by iPhone)

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Crepe Montagne (Village North)

Address: #116-4368 Main Street, Whistler, B.C. (map)
(Behind IGA marketplace, close to 7-Eleven)
TEL: 604-905-4444
Facebook: page
Twitter: @crepemontagne
Urbanspoon: page

Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch/Dinner/Dessert
8:00 – 21:00 daily (for summer)

Menu

Lunch & Dinner Crepe Menu at Crepe Montagne in Whistler

Price Note
– Seafood Crepe $23.75
– Champignons Crepe $20.00
– Ham & Cheese Crepe $16.00
– Adding One Egg $1.75

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