Monday, February 11, 2013

Vancouver: The Parlour

culture club

The more I try to avoid Yaletown, the more I find myself there. In fairness, it's not me - it's the food.

Friday night of the first Family Day weekend calls for drinks, food, and fun. That's exactly what we got at The Parlour

It was a wait for a table but the entertaining bartender made it fly by. He got an A for effort. Some cocktails tasted better than others. The Perfect Lady was the best, but oh-so -dangerous. You could easily knock back ten.  But don't, Parlour is a classy joint. Well, half class, half not. It's hard to describe the other half, but it's your basic watering hole. You're going to get a little bit of this, a little bit of that, and you won't like it all. But the great music does a good job of bridging it all together.

It's stylish, but relaxed. The food is pretty simple - modern crafted comfort. The menu is cheeky - Deez Nuts, pizzas called Zeus, The Dirty, and the two we tried - Wake and Bake and Goldmember.

An open kitchen with a large pizza oven and a free flowing layout so you can get from one end to the other without saying "excuse me" about a half a dozen times.

Meatballs $11
Good without the bun. The bun did nothing for the balls.
Salmon tartare $14
Steelhead with bonito, ponzu aioli, nuts, and micro cilantro
Great combination, especially on the croustinis which were really, really good
Wake and Bake $17
tomato, proscuitto, easy egg, basil and mozza
Goldmember $17
I will go back for this pizza, again and again
yukon gold potatoes, mushrooms, caramelized onions and truffle oil
Vino, yummy pizza, and a handful of girls - recipe for a great night. I would go back, but just for the Goldmember. $17 a pizza is a lot, so it better be damn good. And of everything we ate, only the Goldmember was.

Good night, goodnight.
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