Glowbal Group Black and Blue
Black and Blue, another Glowbal addition to Alberni’s entertainment corridor receives a successful start. The decor and atmosphere reminds me of Tao in New York, dark, posh and full of pretty people.
Trying to compete with high-end steakhouses such as Gotham and Hy’s, Black and Blue just misses the mark.
Short rib poppers -$12, potatoes, cheddar cheese, horseradish. If you expected short ribs as the featured ingredient, you will be sorely disappointed, reminded me of bar food. 2/5
Pan seared foie gras -$19, I love foie gras the tartness from the apricots gave an otherwise heavy dish a refreshing twist. 3.5/5
Steak tartare with quail egg and blue cheese crustini -$16, the grade of the steak was superb but, it was submerged in oil. The blue cheese was so overpowering, I couldn’t taste any other flavours. 2/5
Beef wellington, with mushrooms foie gras and red win jus -$31. Quality of the meat once again was excellent. The pastry was flaky and the steak cooked perfectly. 4/5
Chocolate soufflé was amazing!! This warm gooey chocolate concoction is guaranteed to make you go back. Drizzled with either vanilla our chocolate sauce, we had both. I can’t stop raving about it.
Undecided whether we would come back for the entrees, definitely, for the dessert and drinks. They had a few table side options like the crepe and the banana pudding. If there is one thing I know, where Glowbal excels, is the pretentious and trendy. So if you are searching for the next resto to prowl in your Christian Louboutins and Prada suits, we’ve found your new fave hotspot.
- Manzo at Eately – Black Truffle and Foie Gras Heaven (foodpersuasion.com)
- Gotham Steakhouse