So three weeks ago I went to Irish Heather’s Long Table Series with my colleagues, Mr. and Frank. Last week, Frank and I returned to the communal table with bloggers Kim, Sherman, Kevin, Jonathan, Jenny and Ricky, Jessica and Mark, Danny, and Anita.
Frank and I decided to do a two-voice piece about this dinner, so you can read his here. I’m not going to bore you with the details about the restaurant and the concept again, since I mentioned it when I blogged about my first LTS dinner. This post will simply focus on the food.
At this dinner, we had the Roast Game Hen with Steam Whistle Pilsner. Because the hen was first sous vided then roasted, even the breast was very moist. The meat overall (dark and white) was flavourful with hints of lemon and rosemary. I personally think that they could be a bit more generous on the rosemary. My plate of chips soaked in all the gravy; while the chips now tasted very good, it left me with very little gravy to eat the white meat (my least favourite part of a chicken). The coleslaw was kinda mediocre to me but thankfully it wasn’t soggy. I liked the taste of the Pilsner, refreshing and crisp, but I’m not sure if it was ideal to pair with the hen.
Frank and I decided to give its dessert another try. This time we shared a slice of Apple Pie. Dessert is just not their forte. The pie filling was fine but I found the crust rather doughy. I think a scoop of vanilla ice-cream may have helped but they chose creme anglaise instead.
Half a cornish hen, coleslaw, chips and a bottle of pilsner for $12 is definitely a steal. If they continue to run the Long Table Series, and change out the menu with some new dishes, I think I’ll return for yet another gathering there.
The Irish Heather
210 Carrall Street, Vancouver