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tarapam03Point Grey, VancouverSince October 4, 20093 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.4)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service3.5 (3.7)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance4 (4)

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True Confections3701 W. Broadway, #6, Vancouver
Disappointing Confections
Submitted Friday, December 11, 2009 - 11:43pm [Dine in]

I'm new to Vancouver, and being from Montreal we have a pretty good selection of dessert destinations, so I was hoping for something decent. Unfortunately, True Confections was a disappointment. I came here with some girlfriends and we were hoping to end the night on a delicious note. We ordered a strawberry rhubarb pie a la mode and a white chocolate raspberry cheesecake. The pie tasted like it could have been bought in a grocery store - a relatively tasteless crust with a bland filling. The pie was accompanied by vanilla ice cream that looked promising, with its flecks of what appeared to be vanilla bean - but it was awful, definitely a very cheap brand. The cheesecake was very dense, so if you like dense, then you'd be happy with this - but we were hoping for something a little lighter. The "white chocolate" was non-existent, except for perhaps a single white chocolate piece that my friend had in her piece. The "raspberry" was a raspberry sauce with pieces of actual raspberry, which was nice - but I thought there would at least be some raspberry in the cheesecake. Flavour was lacking, and it tasted even kind of stale. Not impressed. Each of these slices was around $8.50 - ouch. On a positive note, service was attentive and prompt. Atmosphere could definitely use a makeover, but it was decent. With this type of mediocre dessert restaurant, there is definitely a niche for a great dessert place in this fabulous city.

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Burgoo4434 W 10th Avenue, Vancouver
I'm in love!
Submitted Monday, October 5, 2009 - 12:54am [Dine in]

I absolutely adore this restaurant. I came here on a Sunday night with some girlfriends, and it was the perfect place for a fall evening - warm and cozy! We ordered a bottle of white wine whose name I forget now...but it was delicious, with grapefruit notes, and was from the Okanagon. I ordered the Burgoo biscuits - scone-like and soft with cheddar and parsley, and french onion soup - both awesome. I enjoyed the soup, but thought the broth could be a little more flavorful. The onions and melted cheese on top were heavenly though! My friend ordered the butternut squash soup and the grilled veggie sandwich - both excellent. My other friend ordered the carrot soup, which was smooth and delightful, and the (italian?) salad, with apples - both amazing! Her dish even came with complimentary fresh multigrain bread. For dessert, we splurged and shared the sticky toffee dish - incredible, and the crumble, which I actually found disappointing - the fruit was definitely too sour. Overall, an excellent meal, and I can't wait to return to try the mac and cheese...and the ratatouille...among other things :)

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Salam Bombay755 Burrard St, Suite 217, Vancouver
Successful large group birthday dinner!
Submitted Saturday, October 3, 2009 - 10:09pm [Dine in]

I was searching for a restaurant that could accommodate a group of about 23 people for my birthday dinner. I stumbled upon Salam Bombay through an internet search, looking for restaurants that are good for large groups. Salam Bombay didn't disappoint - it exceeded my expectations! I contacted the manager ahead of time to reserve, and after telling him that we were a group of students, he put together a $20 fixed menu. Everybody had the option of ordering on their own, or with the fixed menu, but in the end we all went with the fixed menu. It was served "family-style", so all of the dishes were put in the centre of the long table and we all shared. It was lots of fun, and the food was delicious. We had a selection of about 3 appetizers, 6 main courses, a soft drink, and a dessert - for $20. Naan bread and rice was also served. It was excellent value for the price, and everything tasted delicious. I was happy that the food wasn't excessively spicy, due to my low tolerance! In addition, the service was phenomenal - we had our own section of the restaurant, and the staff was friendly and extremely accommodating. They kept refilling our water glasses, and brought out the food promptly. Thank you Salam Bombay for an excellent birthday!!

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