Monday, June 7, 2010

barry loves skinny legs...

..and cowgirls. had you for a second, didn't i?

so i've literally just arrived home from an evening out with my uncle - a last food hurrah, if you will, before i'm off on my european excursion. uncle wanted greek; i was put out by koutouki's on 124 street (WAY too expensive for what you get), so i suggested we go down jasper ave to skinny legs and cowgirls.

he wasn't too impressed by the name.

thinking he was getting into some sort of burger bar that just wasn't his thing, i convinced him to go check out the menu with me before we moved on.

boy was he glad that i twisted his rubber arm.

funky decor, wonderful staff, and redonkulous food, we made the most of our evening, even though i've lost my camera battery charger, so was without pictures. damn - of all the nights to not have a camera, this was the worst. not only did the food taste great, but it looked great too.

we started off with a bottle of wine, a grilled caesar salad and nova scotia scallops served with a bacon and creamy leek sauce (with extra warm bread to soak up the sauce). everything was great, but the scallops definitely stood out for us.

we followed this with their daily veggie platter. it was supposed to be asparagus, but since i'm not too much of an asparagus fan (yeah, yeah - you can bitch to me later), our hostess amy kindly switched it up with a plethora of grilled veggies including red onion, portobello mushrooms, aubergine, zucchini, red pepper, beets, mini squash, fennel and mashed sweet potatoes. YUM. this complimented our australian rack of lamb, coated in herbs de provence and with a super tangy and addictive mint sauce, perfectly. (did i mention that they do mostly organic stuff here?)

and what could possibly top off this feast? how about vanilla bean crème brûlée. now, i don't know anyone who doesn't love a good crème brûlée, but let's be honest with each other for just a second. the real thing we love about the crème brûlée is the brûlée, right? right. well, these guys do it in an extra large, shallow ramkin so there's maximm brûlée action going on. yeah, i know.

i highly recommend you visit our girl amy and her mom (the chef) for a delicious treat, or better still, check them out next monday for slow food edmonton's indulgence 2010 food and wine tasting. i'm warning you know that this restaurant is pricey, but well worth it for super-fantastic service, amazing food, and a fun atmosphere.

thanks again to everyone at skinny legs for making our night!