The Flying Pig- I Must Try Their Entire Menu! ~ Eating With Kirby

6 April 2012

The Flying Pig- I Must Try Their Entire Menu!

I went to The Flying Pig in Yaletown a while ago with FW, Rae, Lil Sis, and Yoshi but I didn't want to write a post on it until now because I wanted to really take time and do this restaurant justice.

We heard of long line ups at The Flying Pig but we surprisingly got a table (for 5 too!) pretty quickly. I believe they don’t take reservations. But don’t quote me on that.

We didn’t drink any wine during the dinner but I might want to next time because I could see red or white wine pairing really well with some of their entrees.

They started us off with some bread and EVOO/balsamic vinegar.

The special of the day was Roasted Rack of Pork with Bone Marrow Mash Potatoes and Asparagus ($25.00). With that description how could anyone NOT get this? Plus, I’ve never had rack of pork before so FW and I shared this entree along with three sides. This rack of pork was the most delicious, juiciest, flavourful hunk of pork I’ve ever had. I can’t even begin to describe to you how large this rack was...

This picture might give you a better idea of how thick this piece of pork was. Anyways, FW and I couldn’t stop fawning over how delectable it was.

One suggestion when you are at The Flying Pig: Share an entree and get a bunch of sides. The sides are amazing and inexpensive when you see the portion size. After a regrettably long and indecisive session, FW and I settled on the Lobster and Prawn Risotto ($9.00) as one of our three sides. There were large chunks of lobster and prawns in the risotto which was great.

This picture really didn’t do the mushrooms justice but these Whole Roasted Mushrooms ($5.00) were scrumptious. Each and every one of those mushroom buttons was bursting with juices.

(Sorry for the blurry picture!) If you normally never eat brussel sprouts because you think they taste bad, you might want to try this. These Crispy Brussel Sprouts ($5.00) might just change your mind. The brussel sprouts were either fried or baked with lemon, parmesan, and capers. Such a lovely combination. FW and I were both in love with this side.  Ever since our encounter with these lovely sprouts, she has been wanting to recreate this at home.

Yoshi was the only person who didn’t get the rack of pork and he ordered the Wild Seafood Pappardelle ($18.00) instead. It had an abundance of mussels, salmon, and prawns in a spicy rose sauce. The pappardelle was cooked to the perfect consistency and did a nice job of holding all the sauce.

After the spectacular and belt-removing worthy meal, we were going to get the bill when our waitress came up to us and asked “Did you want to hear about our dessert special?”.  All of us were full but of course we couldn’t resist HEARING the special... And guess what happened. She sold us. Both Yoshi and Rae ordered dessert and FW and I were so close to ordering too even though we were both bursting at the seams.

Yoshi ordered the dessert special which was the Cinnamon Bun Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ice-Cream. His bread pudding was HUGE! It also had a strong cinnamon flavour and was densely packed. I think Yoshi would have preferred a little more sauce though to make the bread less dry.

Rae got the Vanilla Creme Brulee ($7.00) and she said it was the best crème brulee she’s ever had.

Her favorite part was the torched sugar top because she said it was done perfectly.

To sum it all up, this is now currently my favourite restaurant. :D I came in expecting a good meal, but I didn’t know it was going to be THAT good.  Everything was spot on. From the service, to the quality ingredients, to the spectacular food, they did everything right to ensure we had a great time. I particularly appreciate the fact that this restaurant keeps it low key and appropriately priced even though it is situated in the heart of Yaletown. This place is not to be mistaken for a snobby hyped up eatery. This place is a gem.

Service Rating: 4.5/5
Food Rating: 5/5
Price: $$- $$

Overall Rating: 5/5

Happy Eating!

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5 reacties:

  1. Wait I didn't comment on this post yet? Must've read it on my phone the other day. But if you want to try the entire menu, I'd be willing to go with you :)

  2. Your post just convinced me to go tomorrow!
    I'm so excited now!

    1. Yayyy! I want to read your post after! :D

  3. Okay. I am totally going as well. :D


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