Lorna, Polly and I went for another Dine Out Vancouver event before it ended on 31st Jan 2016. We went to Flying Beaver Bar & Grill on Inglis Drive. The restaurant is adjoined to the Harbour Air seaplanes port.
We were not able to enjoy the Fraser River view since we went there for dinner on a windy and rainy evening.
We were there before 6PM and the restaurant was busy. I had tried to make a reservation for the DOV but was told that they no longer take reservation and it’s on first come first serve basis.
I have never been to this restaurant before and was quite surprise to find out that we have to look for a table ourselves. Fortunately, I found an empty table without much wait. The restaurant just got more busy into the evening. Sometimes, people will be standing next to your table waiting for customers to leave. It’s like eating in a busy food court.
Please bear with the poor photos as the lighting is quite dim in the restaurant.
Since there were three of us, we were able to order every item from the dine out menu. The dine out menu here is served all day and is $20 for a 3 course meal.
Polly had the New England Clam Chowder for ease of chewing as she has braces on. The clam chowder is house made with potatoes, sweet corn, vegetables and their own blend of spices. If I’m not mistaken, there were some salmon in it too.
Lorna and I shared the Baja Fish Tacos which is beered battered cod tacos topped with coleslaw, salsa fresca and chopotle aioli.
It was quite messy eating it as the sauce dripped from it. Lorna avoided the messiness by just eating the contents with a fork, leaving the tortilla.
The last appetizer was Steak Bites from a 6oz tender CAB marinated in soy and pineapple. These steak bites were great with some freshly ground black pepper.
There was a bit rush in our dining experience as our entrees came out before we even finished our appetizers. We had to scramble to finish our appetizers as there was not enough room on the small table. Three entree plates practically filled up the table.
The above entree was a Seafood Grill made with Sockeye salmon, tiger prawns and Alaskan halibut. The seafood grill had a good smokey flavour to it. The Seafood Grill is served with steamed jasmine rice and green beans. Lorna loves the green beans.
The second entree was BBQ Pork ribs. It is 1/2 rack of Canadian baby back ribs glazed with BBQ sauce, also very smoky. I loved the scalloped potatoes which was very buttery.
Our last entree was Blackened BBQ Chicken. The 6oz grilled chicken breast had a good flavour sauce on it. It was served with scalloped potatoes and green beans. The photo of this entree was too dark, so I just delete it.
We had 2 Tiramisu and a Chocolate brownie for dessert. Polly commented that the tiramisu was too soft. But, I think it’s alright.
The double chocolate brownie was topped with vanilla ice-cream and chocolate sauce. It’s sweeter than the tiramisu.
We were there on a Wednesday and it’s wing night with 60cents per wing. So, we ordered a basket of minimum of 10 wings to try. We had the honey garlic wing. They served the wings with extra serviette as we were expected to enjoy the wings with our hand. However, since we still have our plates from the entree, we just eat the wings with fork and knife to avoid the messiness.
I would love to come back here with day light to enjoy the view.