It’s March and I’m still writing about my Dine Out experience, that right there, tells you how slow I am at updating my posts 😌😌😌
Anyways, the next place I had tried out for my dine out 2017 experience was Forage. I’ve always wanted try this place, since it was hyped on Instagram and I was glad I was able to make a reservation into my schedule. Surprisingly, I had forgotten to take pictures of the place inside, so I don’t have that many pictures of the structure, layout and ambiance of the restaurant.
Forage is located at 1300 Robson Street, Vancouver and right beside another restaurant called Timber. To get there, you could take the #5 bus or either walk down from Robson street. There is the option of driving to Forage as well, but, hey, remember, this is Downtown Vancouver and most people would probably suggest that wouldn’t be a the greatest idea ੧| ‾́︶ ‾́ |੭
The place itself, is not too big. There are a couple of big tables, to fit bigger parties, but the majority of tables were small. Our waiter had greeted us and told us that Forage takes pride in having all of their furniture, decoration and structures completely made from recycled and sustainable goods.
It was clearly evident as the smallest of detail, such as the lamp that was on our table, had showcased what Forage embodies. Our waiter had also informed us that the food we were eating were grown locally.
Forage’s $30 set menu had more options for their appetizers and entrees, than their desserts, which was a bit disappointing, seeing how I have a sweet tooth. I was also surprised to hear that each guest only had a 2 hour limit to dine in, as the other dine out places I’ve tried, did not have one (๑′°︿°๑).
Appetizer – Westcoast Prawn and Seafood Chowder
From the website, “Served with chicharron, soft poached quail’s egg.” I like chowder, I’ve always have, so, I knew I wanted to get this appetizer when I read the menu online. There wasn’t anything bad about this dish, but at the same time, there wasn’t anything that popped out.
Entree – Roasted Keta Salmon
From the website, “Served with crispy cauliflower, cauliflower fondue and nettle gnocchi.” Surprise! This time I did not get the salmon, my bf did, instead 😛 However, I will say this, I regret not ordering this salmon dish as my entree, because it tasted so good (๑╹ڡ╹)╭ ～ ♡ The skin of the salmon was crispy, savory and the meat of the salmon basically melts in your mouth.
Entree – Gelderman Farms Crackling Pork Belly
From the website, “Served with celeriac pomme puree, spiced rutabaga, Okanagan apple, and birch syrup chutney.” Basically, for the first couple of dine outs, my choice of entrees always ended up being a dish involving with salmon. This time, I chose differently, as I’m a huge fan of pork belly and didn’t want to miss out!
That being said, I did not like this dish at all 😡😡😡. The pork, which was the thing I was most looking forward too, was salty, and the apple frites made my lips itch and tingle. I was really disappointed with my entree. Granted, it made me full, but the taste was not good.
Dessert – Chocolate Hazelnut Bar
From the website, “Served with raspberry textures and white chocolate kefir cream.” After not being too pleased with my entree, I was hoping my dessert would be a lot better. Thankfully, it was ( ᐛ )و Everything blended well together, I would say, that I enjoyed the raspberry sauce with my hazelnut bar more than the white chocolate kefir cream.
Dessert – Golden Ears Neufchatel Cheese Puff
I didn’t taste this dessert, only because I was full and couldn’t eat anymore. But, from what I was told, the dish was good and it wasn’t too much on the sweet side.
For me, Forage has it’s good points, but it also has some bad points as well. I would say YES & NO for dining out at Forage. Yes, because the Salmon entree and the desserts were great! Though, I would say No, because the entree I got, was salty and not good at all, which ruined a part of my dining experience. Plus, I didn’t like the fact we had a time limit to eat.
However, it is up to you, whether you want to try Forage or not. If it’s a place that interests you, go ahead! But if it’s a place that you would rather pass up, that’s fine as well!