Dine Out Vancouver 2010 – Mi Bistro & Bar

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 :: 11:33 pm

Mi Bistro & Bar – 1234 Hornby St, Vancouver – May 5, 8:00pm
Price per person: $18

We decided to have another dine out last night, this time it was guys’ night out. I heard a friend saying that they went to an $18 restaurant that was really good, so we decided to go there and try it out. Little did we know that one of our friends was going to be quite late, so we ordered something to drink and eat first while we watched the Game 3 of Canucks vs. Blackhawks (but let’s not go into that…) When he finally arrived and ordered, it was already past 9pm, but it was still worth the wait!

Below is my selection:
Appetizer: Escargot in pastry shell with cafe’ de Paris Butter
Entrée: Coffee Braised Bison short ribs with mashed potato and butternut squash
Dessert: Trio Dessert Sampler – Espresso Pot de Crème, lemon Posey & Rasberry Sorbet

They didn’t have any starter bread, which I was kind of looking forward to, but that’s ok. Most of us ordered the escargot, which I normally would order if the menu had it! It wasn’t bad, but once I’ve had the ones in Paris, nothing else compares! I thought they were kind of small, and the pastry was a bit bland, but it was a good portion. I had a piece of the lamb loin, and it was excellent.

As for the entrée, we lacked variety and all went with our guys’ gut instinct choice of the Coffee Braised Bison. It was really good. The way they cooked it, it tasted almost like short ribs, but the texture of it was better, and had quite a bit of meat. The mashed potato was awesome, creamy and fluffy, along with the squash, which was sweet!

I went for the Trio Dessert Sampler, working my way from the lemon Posey (which is like a custard), to the sorbet (sweeter), then finally the chocolate cappuccino (sweetest). The chocolate cappuccino was really strong, but went down really well – didn’t feel too thick, and leaves a good taste in the mouth afterwards.

All in all, we had a great meal – and for $18 a person, it was comparable to a $38 dine out. Highly recommended!

I give 9.0/10!

Mi Bistro & Bar

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Flower for you

Pink flower

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Mi Bistro & Bar Dine Out Menu

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Grilled lamb loin on pont neuf potatoes with salsa verde

Grilled lamb loin

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Escargot in pastry shell with cafe’ de Paris Butter

Escargot in pastry shell

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Coffee Braised Bison short ribs

Coffee Braised Bison short ribs

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Mi Bistro & Bar

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After the Canucks just lost

Mi Bistro & Bar

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Mi Bistro signature Hazelnut Filo Stack

Mi Bistro signature Hazelnut Filo Stack

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Espresso Pot de Crème, lemon Posey & Rasberry Sorbet

Trio Dessert Sampler

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Trio Dessert Sampler

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3 Responses to “Dine Out Vancouver 2010 – Mi Bistro & Bar”

  1. nicky Says:

    Delicious! :D

  2. whitney Says:

    It looks awesome, especially the lamb loin and the rasberry sorbet looks pretty :)

    Although I probably wouldn’t have had any appetite after watching the game… xD

  3. a70 Says:

    nicky: Indeed!

    whitney: I found that chefs can make something as simple as three desserts on a plate so decorative!

    Haha, it wasn’t an easy game to watch… at least they got their act together tonight!

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