That said, you could infer that they won't always blow you away with their creations on the 7- or 10- course family-style dinners. But with so many courses per dinner, there will be bound to be some hits and misses.
$45 Taste of Yaletown Dinner Menu
Cauliflower and Endive Salad with bagna cauda and pecorino
Parmesan Soufflé with roasted beets and balsamic carrots (veg)
Taglierini with octopus, arrabiatta and bottarga
Taglierini with arrabiatta, bocconcini and basil (veg)
Grilled Skirt Steak with arugula, pine nuts, balsamic and parmesan
Ling Cod with roasted tomato purée, peppers, baby squid and black olive oil
Wild Mushroom Risotto
Lemon Cream and Biscotti
TIP: Don't worry about making sure your Taste of Yaletown choices have enough filling carbs as they give you apparently unlimited baguette slices.
I went with the Vegetarian Option. For $45, vegetarians should consider eating elsewhere.
- Airy soufflé had a slightly eggy flavor. Not much parmesan flavor even with the parmesan shavings. Somewhat bland. Pass on this.
- Basically tasteless bocconcini did not help the boring noodles which had some kind of weak tomato sauce that had a wimpy amount of spicy-heat. Pass on this.
- Visible chunks of mushroom, nice creamy texture. But too salty. Pass on this.
- Deconstructed and with a sour chocolate paste at the bottom. How are you supposed to eat this? Unless you smush it into a paste, it probably won't taste like tiramisu. Pass on this.
- Some sort of non-alcoholic cocktail which sounded interesting but turned out to taste like a not-too-sour lemonade. At least half my glass was ice.
- I was quoted $6-7 but it turned up as $9 on my bill. Pass on this and get a lemonade instead.
TIP: Check out the glass wall separating the mens' and ladies' washrooms. There are chain curtains on either side, but that glass ain't no mirror...