Food: the Portly Chef

 As they say; NEVER trust a skinny chef! 

Sakura Farms Frenched Pork Loin, creamy goat cheese & apple cinnamon compound butter, demi-glace, braised leek.
Sakura Farms Frenched Pork Loin, creamy goat cheese & apple cinnamon compound butter, demi-glace, braised leek – the BEST!

Last night I went to a pre-Christmas celebration with my family at a restaurant called “the Portly Chef” where everything is cooked using fresh local ingredients.  The generously plated and incredible tasting food made up for what may have been a bit lacking in ambience (but not the company, mind you). We all said it was one of the best restaurant meals we’ve had in a long time.  A few photos:

mussels & fries with truffle butter
mussels in white wine, capers & flat-leaf parsley and fries with truffle butter – for starters
Ahi Tuna
Ahi Tuna Tower
Mac 'n Cheese appetizer
Mac ‘n Cheese appetizer
Filet Oscar, certified AAA beef tenderloin, prawns, house béarnaise, pomme purée
Filet Oscar, certified AAA beef tenderloin, prawns, house béarnaise, pomme purée
Lemon Curd Cheesecake
Lemon Curd Cheesecake – soooo good!
I may have overdressed
A bit over dressed (and a bit under dressed)

And that was just my portion!

No; we really ended up sampling and sharing everything.

 

 

The best selfie of the 3 of us from the evening - which is pretty sad
Selfie Siblings – a sad looking bunch
Address: 1211 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Located: 1211 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

It’s a fairly casual place with exceptional food, friendly service and mid-range pricing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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