Submitted Sunday, April 27, 2008 - 8:17pm [Dine in]
Over the past year, the quality of food that Bacchus chef and team offer has really gone UP and is now on par with Geraghty of West. Still not at Hawksworth level but aspiring to it. And when a superb meal for two with appetizer, entrees, dessert and a bottle of French wine is only $200, at that level, this is one of the best deal in town! West would set you back $150 per person without wine...
The service is fine if one avoids too busy times and the ambiance is always relaxing any day of the week.
Lamb, veal, foie gras and home made ice creams are a treat!
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Submitted Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 8:07pm [Dine in]
Beppi from Globe and Mail writes: "Mr. Geraghty succeeded David Hawksworth, the maestro who built West's reputation as one of the country's top restaurants and who is planning his own establishment in the redeveloped Hotel Georgia."
Recently West was honored as the best eatery in Vancouver. Well it should be said that it was BEFORE Geraghty...
Whatever the credentials Mr Geraghty holds, West customers will find out, like I did, that we have lost. Obviously Mr Hawksworth wanted more than a job but West owners thought one can replace him easily and held tight. What a mistake! From the amuse bouche, Geraghty style is heavy and unfocused. The appetizer was average and the meat for the main course was barely tender! The pastry chef saved the day!
In a high cuisine restaurant, a change of executive chef can be accompanied with a change of menu but should not be accompanied with such a slump of quality in the food and in its taste: this is simply unprofessional for the kind of money West charges, especially when before, it was worth every penny!
When visiting Vancouver, we'll wait until Hotel Georgia opens and by the way enjoy a better experience at Bacchus, Crocodile but West, no more!
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