The Stable House Bistro is great for pre-theatre and Fairmont Pac Rim serves the best veggie meal

No workout this morning.  I didn’t get to bed until midnight and don’t have the fortitude to get going with only 5 hours sleep.

We had lunch at a Board of Trade luncheon at the Fairmont Pacific Rim.  Banquet food is usually pretty bad and I always request a vegetarian meal.  The appearance of that “odd” meal is always a little embarrassing and the food ranges from truly ugly to barely edible but yesterday I had the best vegetarian banquet meal ever; rice with bok choy, crisp tofu and an amazing Asian sauce.  Kudos to the Fairmont Pacific Rim.

We were seeing Saint Joan at The Stanley theatre The Stable House Bistro on South Granville was my pick for a new restaurant to try.  A glass of Blue Mountain Brut, some warm olives and nuts arrived quickly and the busy day slipped away by the time the rest of the food arrived.  Mushrooms and Gruyere with onion puree on a tart was perfect.  A very nice piece of salmon on celeriac noodles and puree was topped with crispy barley adding a nice crunch and gremolata vinaigrette gave some zing. Gnocchi with cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, pickled anchovies and Parmesan foam was very good though I don’t think I’d want to eat the whole dish myself.  Nice list of wines by the glass on a chalk board.  I had a Montepulciano,  a lovely red that I probably ordered cause I like saying it.  Happy Friday!


Calories were also a problem yesterday since we ate out for both lunch and dinner.  I try to keep it to a max of 2,500 but I think I may have gone over a bit yesterday.  It’s so hard to count when you don’t prepare the meals yourself.

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