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4th Street Calgary - BLVD

formerlyfingers | Jul 24, 2007 11:40 PM

Oh boy, How do I describe my experience at this new place? Hmmmmm.....weird.

Loungey feel, scantily clad staff, haphazard (at best) service, cool looking room, good vibe, eclectic crowd, and the food......

Possibly some more fine tuning on this menu will improve things. I am a stickler for good spelling on menus. Enough said.

And I love creative dishes that are well thought out and properly executed. Ahem....

I had prawns in a fish sauce - brown sugar - caramel - sesame glaze. Sound good? I thought so too. Prawns were cooked nicely but the sauce was thick, sticky, gloopy, overly sweet and did not improve the prawns at all. There is a reason why prawns have been timelessly prepared with a few key flavours....garlic, lemon, basil, chili etc. Because they taste GOOD. I would advise against the prawns.

Oh, and I ordered sparkling water with my apps. Voss. Enough already with the Voss!! I want Pellegrino. But that's just me. Again, a taste thing.

Next was a middle eastern cheese (haloumi?) and chorizo dish. I was pretty interested to try it out. I love sausage. The pieces were cut really small and crisped so that the interior was dry. I love when sausage is juicy inside, even juicy enough for some of the red, delicious stuff to drip onto my plate or right down my chin. Um, this was not the case. The sausage was dry and so was the cheese. And there was a dryish red pepper pesto or something underneath it all, It needed some pizzaz and some moisture. Again, I hope the kitchen works out these kinks, but I suspect the priority here is on scene/alcohol so I am not holding my breath.

Check it out though and decide for yourself.

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