|This, ladies and gentlemen, is the courtyard|
Remember Dine Out Vancouver? The entire event was a rip-off; the top tier restaurants were offering substandard reheated food, yuck. For $35 dollar, the Brix offered delicious 3 course meal at a great value. I definitely will be going back especially for their 5-mushroom risotto and recommend the restaurant to everyone.
|Butternut Squash Risotto|
|Flat Iron Steak|
A Kettle Fish's 5/5 Calvado Penna Cotta. However, Brix's was not as good as that one. It was pretty decent and subtle in flavour, but inferior (3.5). The table wasn't very impressed with Sticky Toffee Pudding either, which tasted like maple syrup.
A meal like this would have usually cost around $40-50 per person. Overall, we were very pleased with our meal for $35.
|Scallops with Duck Fried Risotto|
The service was good and consistent throughout our meal there. Food were served quickly and together. Water glass was always filled up, and we never ran out of alcohol at any given time. It was everything you would expect out of a dinner service.
The place is gorgeous. Not in the expensive designer-jewel-box sense, but a simple elegance, drawing out the rustic beauty of the heritage building. I find the courtyard irresistibly romantic and secluded. It would be a great place for that third date or even the big proposal. The music selection was modern, cool, and not annoying.
The wine list was diverse and well put together. There are plenty of quality selections at all range of prices We were able to get a bottle of Camenere at a very decent price. There is a decent beer list, which is still rare in restaurants. Dennis has introduce Godfather to Peter and I, which I will talk about later in a separate post.
Five mushroom risotto is a must try. It's $35 menu is the best of the four restaurants I have tired so far. Their regular menu items are just as delicious and huge portions.