A week of Meetups
This week is a week of ‘Meetups” for us, which also means it is a week of dinners out. Who wants to go to a meetup then come home to cook dinner??!! It started Monday with the Vancouver Tech Co-Founders Meetup and speaker Scotty Ward of Geek Coaching.com. It was a motivating session and dinner was definitely needed afterwards. We headed to Pourhouse which is one of our favorites that we had not been to in a while.
Located on Water Street just past the steam clock one of our favorite things about Pourhouse is the building and the decor. In a historic building with exposed brick walls, wood ceilings, cement and marble floors, gold leaf details, large pillars, eclectic furnishings and radiator railings it is a very cozy and dark place for great food and drink. The service has been terrific every time we have been. And the food is just as good! The menu changes with the seasons and is very locally sourced. We started with Devils on Horseback (prunes wrapped in bacon) and a New World cocktail (Gosling’s rum, lime, egg white, bitters). I then ordered the Squash Soup with apples, rosemary and asiago and a Beet Salad with endive, walnuts and gorgonzola. Jeff decided on the Trout with ricotta gnocchi and butter sauce (and brussel sprouts which he ignored). The soup was creamy and the apple strings, still a bit crunchy, gave it an interesting texture. The beet salad had two beet varieties sourced from Klippers Organic Farm in Cawston, BC. I love beets and I loved this salad with the perfect amount of cheese and walnuts to not overpower the beets. This was the first time Jeff had trout and he really liked the unexpected bacon crumble topping and the texture of the fish. The gnocchi was light and flavourful. With dinner we enjoyed a bottle Inniskillin Meritage, always a favorite. Again a great dinner! (Read our previous blogs about Pourhouse here and here).
With meetups also on Tuesday and Wednesday and a Xmas Dinner at Chop on Thursday this will be a week of meeting and dining. Watch for the posts.