Kits Daily – Bambi was Delicious

Heads up, the meal I had at Kits Daily included a plate that ranked within my All Time Favourite Plates. It was a mind-blowing gastro climax, I was instantly aroused and obsessed.

So before that epic climax…

The venison dish was a tad heavy on the black pepper. The venison was a quality lean cut but, I thought it could have been more thinly sliced, it was a bit tough. Overall, the flavours were outstanding. The broth was so flavourful and meaty. Not in the sense of the portion of the meat but, the flavor the meat imparted.

Venison
Venison

I had high expectations for this cod but, in the end it was unfortunately very under seasoned and lacked flavor. We did shake a few granules of salt on top but, instead of infusing with the fish it just sat on top and overwhelmed the flavor of the fish.

Kudos, to Kits Daily and our server Morgan she took the dish back and offered a replacement dish.

You ready for the epic gastro-utopia climax?

Bambi was delicious! White tail deer perched on pomme puree with a side of cranberry chutney. Although the deer was very lean, this succulent cut was very tender and cooked to perfection. Perfectly charred rim and when you look at it closely, the rarer middle was slightly elevated.  Shit, I’m getting a reaction just reminiscing about it. The richness of the pomme puree complimented the gaminess of the deer and the tartness of the cranberry cut through the richness.

White tail deer
White tail deer

It wasn’t just the meat, every single ingredient had its purpose and went so well together and, that is why Bambi ranked within my All Time Favourite Plates.

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Fable Kitchen – Top Chef Canada Runner Up Trevor Bird

Appies

Canned Tuna – preserved lemon, salt canned in-house  Fable Kitchen’s server rightly described it as “The best canned tuna you’ll ever eat” and, she’s right. It was bit on the heavier side but, the flavours were creative blended well together.

Canned Tuna

Chickpea fritters, pickled red onion, shoots, curry mayo. This was good but not the highlight 3/5

Spaghetti and meatball, Duck meat ball, tagliatelle, mushroom sauce in the middle. 5/5. I rarely give 5 ‘s but, this dish deserved it. I understand why they made this an appie instead of an entrée, it is very heavy. My friend remarked, if he could dunk his head in this  it’ll be the best thing EVER.

Spaghetti and meatball

Entrees

Duck Breast, scallion pierogi, fiddle heads, cauliflower. 4.5/5

Duck

Steak, an asian inspired sauce, ginger, black bean, soy sauce. 4/5
Steak

Potato Crusted Chicken and ratatouille. The crust had an interesting texture, reminded me of potato hasbrowns from McDonald’s. It’s not a bad thing just different. Chicken itself was tender. 4/5

potato wrapped chicken

Featured Entrée Slow cooked local salmon with Gnocchi, kale, leeks, spinach puree. The gnocchi was doughy and dense. The salmon was good, the dish other aside from the gnocchi was executed nicely. 3/5

Slow cooked local salmon

Desserts

Lemon Pot de Crème, lemon granita, gin foam. Holy cow this was soooo good. A nice refreshing end to our heavy meal. 4.5/5

Fable Lemon de pot cream

Peach Melba, sable. Sable which I apologize to my highschool French teacher translates to shortbread. Of course!! 2.5/5
Peach Melba

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Kings Head Pub Brunch – Here Because There Was No Wait

Kings Head Brunch Menu
Kings Head Brunch Menu

Food Persuasion Level : [rating=2]
Value: [rating=4]
Service : [rating=2]
Ambiance: [rating=1]
Price: $
Cuisine: Brunch, Pub
Location: Kisilano

So, the “Tasty” brunch cafe had a 35 minute wait and we were starving. We looked across to street at patrons sitting at a rather empty patio enjoying their brunch and said, “why not, let’s do it”.

Well, there’s a reason why it’s empty. Granted it’s a pub, I don’t have a 5 star expectation of their food but, I could get better at Wendy’s

Starting of with the filthy patio, I might as well be squatting in an alley. It looked like the morning after a debauchery frat house party.

Between the two of us we shared 3 heaping entrée’s
Buttermilk pancake $4.99 – soggy pancakes. The berry sides were okay but, couldn’t hide the quality of the pancake.

Buttermilk Pancake
Buttermilk Pancake

BYO (Build Your Own) omelet– mushroom, peppers & roasted garlic, bacon, pan fried potatoes, toast $6.99. This was decent, the omelet had a bit too much cheese but, that’s just my preference. This was the best dish out of our brunch.

BYO Omlet
BYO Omlet

Eggs Benny, eggs were poached well sauce béarnaise sauce, suppose to have tarragon but didn’t taste any. We don’t’ have much to say about this dish, it was a saucy mess.

Eggs Benny
Eggs Benny

As nice as our server was she was too slow. Perhaps, she partied too hard at the pub the night before and is slightly hung-over. When we had to get our own utensils and hunt her down inside the pub for our bill we were not too pleased.

Was I persuaded to come back? Not unless all the brunch restaurants closed down and Wendy’s remove their brunch menu.

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