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Gastropod - Vancouver

girlwithafork | Apr 6, 2008 10:53 PM

Did Gastropod recently. (kinda sounds like a medical procedure, no? maybe a small digital device to listen to your digestive noises? ... I digress) Very nice. Food porn, but if you are into that there's some very clever stuff going on there. Some sous-vide practices. Always interesting tastes, textures, colours. Restaurant food for both sides of the brain. The menu lists 3, 5 and 8 course tasting menus but all items also show a la carte prices. Friendly, adept service. It's one of those places you could probably just close your menu, trust the chef to send out what he wants, and have a great time. That's rare.

Overheard the next table asking their server about the foie gras demonstrators right outside the floor to ceiling front windows. There is one, tiny piece of foie gras terrine on one, solitary appetizer. Plus the restaurant supports the Vancouver Aquarium's Ocean Wise program. Seems a little unfair. Especially since the chef has invited the protesters in for coffee to discuss their concerns. They refused. As a non-Vancouverite I gotta ask ... is this foie gras demonstration thing common or are they just picking on G-Pod?

Anyhoots .... liked it lots. Do y'all like to dine like this?

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