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Photo Visit – Boneta – June 2013

23 Jun

12 Water Street
Vancouver, BC
V6B 1A5

T: 604 684 1844
www.boneta.ca

Brief Description: Boneta is a well-known Gastown institution, offering quality French/West Coast fusion that is beautifully presented, in a stylish and chic space.

My last visit to Boneta was in October so a return visit was well overdue. I met some friends there on Friday night for a catch-up dinner and I left, once again, impressed with Boneta. Prices are a little high but nothing out of the ordinary in that particular area of town. I would highly recommend booking in advance as the restaurant filled up extremely fast and was at capacity whilst we were there.

Cheese plate with breads, crackers, candied nuts & fruits – $18

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Halibut with brown butter sauce, mushrooms and asparagus– $27

Risotto with peas and side stripe prawns – $24

The food was well-executed, as were the cocktails. The service was a little shaky, for example, my booking (which I used the online booking service) was incorrectly noted an hour later than I had booked it and our waitress seemed to struggle a little whilst explaining some of the wine menu, but overall the service was good. The halibut and brown butter sauce was impeccable and the risotto, with side stripe prawns, fresh peas and grated lemon, tasted seasonal and slightly lighter than a winter risotto.

I would recommend Boneta as a location for a girlie catch-up, group dinner, or if you have friends coming in from out-of-town. It can get a bit loud at times, which adds to the ambience, but if you are looking for somewhere quiet and romantic perhaps this is not the place.

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Photo Visit – Boneta – October 2012

6 Oct

12 Water Street
Vancouver, BC
V6B 1A5

T: 604 684 1844
www.boneta.ca

Last night a friend held his birthday dinner at Boneta, which was a great excuse for me to try it out as I haven’t been since the old one closed. This is certainly a huge mistake on my behalf as we had a fantastic experience at Boneta so I suspect that it is a place I should be returning to, time and time again. They offer an unbelievable three course meal for $45 per person, which is what I opted for. If you want to stick to the $45, keep an eye on the added supplements that some dishes have.

Duck Liver Parfait, Foie Gras, Plums, Pineau des Charentes, Hazelnuts & Brioche Toast.
Rich and creamy, however, I would have preferred (needed) more of the toast.

Ling Cod, Chanterelles, Corn, Sungold Potatoes, Cippolini Onions & Romesco Sauce ($3 supplement).

Absolutely perfect. The fish was crispy and slightly salty on the outside, but delicate and flaky inside. I love that they were using chanterelles.

Baked Peach Strudel, Caramel Sauce & Vanilla Ice Cream ($4 supplement). This was like a warm, crispy, sweet hug. You need to order this when you order your meal to allow for the 20 minute cooking time. Well worth it!

Overall, I’m disappointed with myself that I haven’t been taking advantage of Boneta (does that sound wrong?). The food was presented well, the quality bar was high, service was efficient and friendly, and I really liked the space. More visits are needed to check consistency but, Boneta, I think love you too.

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