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melipopvancouverSince March 4, 20093 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.8)
  • Food2.5 (2.3)
  • Service3.5 (3.7)
  • Value2 (2)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.3)

Reviews

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Pear Tree, The4120 Hastings Street, Burnaby
I wanna be a partridge in this PEAR TREE
Submitted Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 9:42am [Dine in]

What can I say - to summarize all aspects of the meal added up to this being probably the best overall meal I have had. While I maybe have liked an appetizer or main better somewhere else the Pear Tree is by fair the best overall dining experience. We were a party of 10 with ages ranging from almost 2 to almost 80. We are a multigenerational family of foodies. The scallop risotto & lobster foam appetizers and the pheasant, lobster, trout, rib eye entrees were 2nd to none - between the group of us we pretty much tried it all. Ah yes and then the desserts - here is a testimony - even the 5 fellas at our table ordered dessert (i mean, come on - how often do guys get dessert) -again we pretty much had and loved every dessert. The 10 of us have brought up this restaurant and the great food and a few of us have returned in the meantime. This review is from our dinner back in December but as we are all still talking about it - it is this foodie fav that will have us going back.
ps - what is really crazy is that we all grew up (but 2) and used to live in the north Burnaby area - when the pear tree first opened - we were fools - none of us went there - what fools to have wasted all those years with out the Jaeger touch - chef Jaeger and his wife are wonder hosts - I have read some reviews that advise the MRS is a wee bit frosty that certainly wasn't my experience - she appeared EURO trained and it worked for us. The servers had proper table handling - not reaching in front EVER, - See you all soon (tomorrow night actually, i am so excited and I am bringing a local to the restaurant for her first time- she lives only a few blocks away from the restaurant) and are sending all our friends.

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Osteria Napoli1660 Renfrew St., Vancouver
Just say o na
Submitted Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 9:25am [Dine in]

just say no - i have gone to this restaurant for years and recently went there while it was under new ownership. The smell of the cigarettes wafting in from the kitchen was overwhelming. The waiter, from Quebec, was great and so friendly but had a bit of trouble pronouncing menu items to customers but kudos to him he would ask people at other tables how to say it which I think is totally ok.
The food tanked - the veggies included those nasty bleached machine tumbled carrots that are all white and frosty on the edges.
The meat, veal, was good - however, the osso had a huge bone and way too much gristle and very little edible meat on it.
I just can't get over the smoking or the scary carrots

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Refuel Restaurant1944 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
SALT put out the fire at FUEL
Submitted Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 9:17am [Dine in]

My hubby and I had a Friday lunch at FUEL last week. We are foodies and have anxiously awaited this lunch.
The food was way too SALTY. The starter bread came with a nice pat of unsalted butter and feathered salt. We at first thought we had put too much salt on the buttered bread - no, the bread was somewhat salty. Our mains were fried chicken (mine) and pork belly (his). Mine came with SALTY sautéed cabbage & UBER SALTY fried chicken - the beer that comes as part of the package for the fried chicken - didn't cut the salt - it was practically unbearable - I flaked off as much of the batter but then realized the chicken was brined in SALTY butter milk. The SALT gravy was again - way too salty. My hubby's pork belly was salty but hey we expected that - it is pork belly - but yikies it was UBERSALTY - he got the sautéed brussel sprouts - really SALTY. I had hoped it was a one off - that the cook had a SALT cold or something - or chain smoked - and yes I know salt & butter are the two main ingredients in tasty savoury foods. I love salt – pickles, pretzels etc & have an assortment of world salts in my salt cellar nor do I have a dietary aversion to SALT. I overheard a party of 4 seated near us commenting on their salty food as well. I am reluctant to give it a go again - I don't mind dropping $80 ($66 plus tip for the friendly waitress, presentation) on lunch but the price of SALT has to be less than that. Being the fire retardant it is, SALT definitely put out the fire at FUEL.

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