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CC bought a Travelzoo voucher to a 6-course tasting menu at Bauhaus Restaurant and invited me to join her. Since its opening I’ve been wanting to try Bauhaus, and find out what German fine dining could be like, and now is my chance.

Food

The Chef’s Tasting Menu changes seasonally, and when we went, they just launched a new one.

Before we got into the six courses. We were first greeted with some Bread, served with whipped butter with sea salt or butter with paprika.

bread

We also received an amuse bouche, which was a White Bean Veloute. It was light, with a hint of smokiness from the drizzle of paprika oil. There’s some horseradish foam at the top but I didn’t get the pungent peppery flavour of horseradish. It was just the right few spoonfuls of veloute to whet the appetite.

white bean veloute

First course was Tuna, soy marinated Yellowfin tuna. It’s an Asian-inspired flavour profile. The fish was lightly seared on the outside; the flesh texture was nice and firm, and the marinate wasn’t too overpowering. The salt in soy was balanced by the sweet orange carrot meringue and slightly tart orange gel. The presentation of this plate was stunning, loved the colour, but there were a lot of components on the plate and I wasn’t too sure how to approach it.

tuna

Next, Cod. The little piece of cod was sous vide; because the cooking temperature was well-controlled, the meat texture turned out very nice. (more…)

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Mr. and I went to a food blogger gathering at Deutsches Haus Restaurant. As it’s the dining room of the Vancouver Alpen Club, I was looking forward to a treat to some authentic German food.

Food

When this dinner was first initiated, the sole purpose was to try the festplatte. It’s a German meat platter for 4 people. How meaty, you ask? Here’s the list:

  • 1 eisbein (pork hock)
  • 2 kassler (pork loin)
  • 2 bratwurst
  • 2 leberkäse (meat loaf, similar to bologna sausage or spam)
  • 1 schweineschnitzel (breaded pork schnitzel)
festplatte

festplatte

Plus mashed potatoes, dumplings, red cabbage and sauerkraut – that’s a huge variety of food for $20 per person! I automatically opted in for this while Mr. ordered a Zigeunerschnitzel on his own. All pork schnitzel dishes were on special that day, $15 including a pint of Warsteiner Draught (instead of $18-19 a plate + ~$6-7  a beer)  – that reminds me of the Long Table Series at Irish Heather.

Verdict? (more…)

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