Overall, prices are daunting for food and portions that are just OK... BUT! -- they do have some surprising things here and there that nets them bonus points.
You get bowls of popcorn dusted with... something (curry?) when you've placed your order.
Chicken Wings ($13) One pound of Fraser Valley natural raised wings: Mumbai sauce with mint mango raita or hot sauce with lime cilantro crema.
- Picture below is NOT a typically sized order. We had shared appies, so I think they split a single order into multiple share plates across our long table.
- Wings dry on the inside. Overfried, I guess. Probably a fluke.
- Unless different plates got different things, I'm pretty sure we got the mumbai sauce on our wings since it wasn't spicy at all.
- Each wing generously coated with sauce.
- That mint mango dip is really good! Interesting and tasty.
Phillip's Dare Devil Orange Cream Soda ($5.50)
- Bottle art is fun. Price is ouch. Taste is only OK.
- I can't believe I'm saying this, but overpriced Trattoria can get you a virgin cocktail that's way more interesting and at a cheaper price for $3.50.
- I hate tofu, especially the dull flavour and annoying slight bitter aftertaste. So obviously I had to try this, especially as it's labelled "crispy". Plus I don't see tofu so brazenly advertised often.
- The sticks look soggy, but just under the generous glaze there's a cracker-hard coat that gives you deep fried crunchy fun. And this shell did NOT go soggy on us quickly.
- Inside is just tofu. Meh. Which proves that tofu, like pasta, is really just there to convey other tasty things to your mouth.
- The ketchup looked slightly more watery than, say, Heinz. And tasted like ketchup.
- Amazing that they made tofu reasonably tasty for me.