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Last week, we were invited to the launch party of Railtown Catering, a sister company of Railtown Cafe. The catering division taps into a niche market — luxury catering.

Railtown Catering Launch event at Vancouver Urban Winery

Railtown Catering Launch event at Vancouver Urban Winery

Given its target audience and staying true to its offering, there was no shortage of luxurious canapes and bites at the launch event at Vancouver Urban Winery. Frankly I had my doubts before I got there; I’ve been to a few big launch parties and often restaurants would fail on at least one component, such as food quality or quantity, staffing, service, and space planning. Not in this case. Everything was so well prepared: a wide variety of dishes, nice presentation, delicious food, quick refills, friendly staff — if this were meant to demonstrate how they’d perform when catering an event, I would not hesitate to book them for my next fancy party (lol!).

The canapes were well executed with great flavours; I saw an army of cooks and chefs working very hard in the back! My favourite would be the Fresh Oysters (thanks to the Asian-inspired dressing), Green Asparagus Flan, Beet Cured Hamachi, Sauteed Forest Mushrooms, and Beer Battered Halibut. I’ll let the pictures do the talking… (more…)

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Prince George is probably not a city that is on top of my bucket list to visit, or on it at all. For a business trip, I had the opportunity to stay a couple of nights in this city in the north. To be honest, I didn’t have much expectation when it comes to food in Prince George. I didn’t have much time to venture out anyway so I just ate at the hotel I stayed in.

At the Coast Inn, there are actually 3 restaurants. At the end, I chose the Coffee Garden because its manager’s special caught my eyes. It was a three-course surf & turf dinner. Yes, I had a surf & turf dinner in Prince George!

Food

It started with a simple Green Salad. What was unique about this was in the dressing. It was an Asian-inspired dressing produced by the Japanese restaurant at the hotel – it’s called the Shogun Dressing. It is basically a soy and ginger vinaigrette. It tasted pretty good, a bit salty for salad dressing, but it is different from most other vinaigrette you get at other restaurants.

Salad with Shogun Dressing

Salad with Shogun Dressing

Then, the main course. It’s a 4oz New York Steak with Crab Legs. Even though it’s not a fancy cut of meat, the steak was cooked perfectly at medium. It had some nice grill marks; (more…)

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