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Lobster Menu at The Keg

Love Lobster and Patios? Get thee to the Lobster Menu at The Keg

When I was a youngish and living in Kelowna we went to the Keg and ordered up the nachos, us girls drank Tom Collins and thought we were pretty damn cool; as we well were. It was an awesome place in that lounge, and those nachos were epic. There was always lots of action and I remember one night there was a couple that was getting so friendly that they were asked to leave. I’ve had a lot of memories of the chicken topped with seafood newburg and that wild rice mix that I loved. The sourdough bread contributed greatly to my freshman 15/25 as I couldn’t resist eating a lot of it and it comforted me, and of course the Billy Miner Pie. Even when I worked in finance the Keg was right on the corner of Dunsmuir and Hornby, and there was lots of drinking going on there with the post market close crew. In those days though, I don’t remember eating much at all.

I hadn’t been to the Keg in a couple years, but when their lobster menu was announced, I was more than motivated to check that out. Who can resist an old school steak and lobster meal, after all? Made with Canadian Atlantic lobster, these dishes are around until August 28 and are well worth checking out.

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We journeyed down to the Keg Alberni location on a rather sunny night and sat on the patio. I’d forgotten about that space and hadn’t been to the location since Ki Restaurant had closed. It’s an amazing situation there, great view and quiet as it’s tucked into the interior of the high-rises there. Not sure why it’s not on more of the top patio’s in the city lists. Might have to remedy that.

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Those who know the fiance, Michael, know that he is sometimes less keen on going anywhere after work, but he was a good sport (dragged along) and he was rather pleased he did in the end. The only distraction was a loud talking women who was bragging to her friends about how much money men spent on her, but I killed her so then all was well (well actually just gave her the evil eye, but she didn’t notice). Don’t worry folks, no people, even if they were the most annoying ever, were damaged in this lobster tasting. Keg Lobster

We even went back to the Keg in Granville Island the night I did improve at Vancouver Theatre Sports (oh yeah I did) and I finally got to try those nachos again. They don’t have the refried beans they had on the bottom anymore, but were still rather cheesy and delish. Thanks Tess for sharing.

On the lobster menu there’s a few things to do.

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Lobster Gratinée: Oven-baked lobster with garlic, herbs and melted Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses.

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Bacon Wrapped Lobster: Atlantic lobster wrapped in Applewood smoked bacon. Served with a zesty martini cocktail sauce.

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Crispy Lobster Tacos: Tossed in crispy rice, golden fried lobster on warm tortillas with cabbage slaw and cilantro. This was my pre-theater fuel and I think it made me somewhat funny.

Mains are served with your choice of Baked Potatoes , Roasted Garlic Mashed Potato, Keg Fries, Twice Baked Potato or Asiago Rice and Mixed Vegetables

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Lobster Sirloin: Sirloin topped with lobster, shrimp, scallops and asparagus spears, finished with lobster velouté sauce.

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Steak and Half Lobster: A tender sirloin steak grilled to perfection with a fresh, half Atlantic lobster. Served with hot butter and lemon.

Lobster Tail Dinner: A large Atlantic lobster tail, served with your choice of accompaniment. I still need to try this, seriously.

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Whole Atlantic Lobster: Two pounds of sweet and succulent fresh Atlantic lobster. Served with hot butter and lemon. This is a pro pic. Still working on that food photography.

So you have until the end of August to get to the Keg for the first time or the who knows what time. Now, I need that lobster tail.

More details here.

*The keg did provide some of the dishes here, but we went back for more on our own dime, and as always, I don’t ever recommend anything I don’t truly like.

What’s Good This Week August 11

What’s good this week in and around Vancouver

Tonight’ (August 10th) the night for our Les Dames d’Escoffier Summerdine dinner, which we’ve been going wild about so I am sure you all already know. Our group raises funds for women’s education as well as Project Chef and Growing Chef, two amazing programs that teach children about food in their classrooms. I’ll be live tonight from Pacific Yacht Charters so stay tuned for some magical food pics and insights (well at least attempts at the pics, but the food will be magical).

What else are we recommending this week? Well Champagne for one.

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Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio Champagne Menu til Sept. 21

In celebration of its one-year anniversary Ancora has created a menu curated by the restaurant’s acclaimed sommelier team all based around Champagne.  The exclusive menu highlights five distinct styles of Champagnes available by-the-glass or bottle, and showcases France’s finest sparkling wines produced by top family growers and prestigious estates. Selected to cover a range of styles from leaner to fuller, guests can also try a flight of three, 3-ounce glasses from the Champagne houses of Thiénot, Moutard and Mandois ($43).

To complement the Champagne celebrations, Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde has added a new selection of dishes to the menu to reflect the summer season.

To try the exciting new dishes or enjoy the feature summer Champagne menu (served now until September 21), visit ancoradining.com or call 604.681.1164 to book now.  Ancora is also up for Enroute best new restaurant of the year.  http://eatandvote.com/en/

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Lululemon Seawheeze Sunset Festival – August 13

Guess who’s doing the Seawheeze again this year? Slowly, but surely I shall get this done! Although the half marathon may be sold out, this year’s Sunset Festival still has tickets! Get ready for an evening of outdoor yoga, music, tasty food and a brew (or two).
What’s happening at the Sunset Festival?
– you and your buddies dancing the night away to live performances by Chromeo, Dear Rouge and YoungBlood
– a sunset yoga practice led by Global Yoga Ambassador, Stephanie Snyder with thousands of your new friends
– a licensed venue and gourmet grab-and-go food for purchase
– stellar sunset views overlooking the Pacific Ocean from Vancouver’s iconic Stanley Park
For more details please see SeaWheeze.com

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Bard on the Beach Merry Wives of Windsor – til Sept. 24

I just sent my parents to this and they were blown away with the humour and talent in this show.  Set in 1968 in Windsor, Ontario where English ex-pat Sir John Falstaff is hunting for a solution to his money troubles. He sends an identical love letter to two wealthy housewives, hoping to seduce them – and enjoy their fortunes – with no clue that they are best friends! When they discover his scheme, these merry wives set Falstaff up for some hilariously sweet revenge. Don’t miss this one! Tickets

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Berries at Joe Fortes

Get your fill of BC Berries at Joe Fortes with their famous Pavlova topped with beautiful local blueberries, strawberries & raspberries. Or try othe August feature, a Blueberry Frangipane prepared by the pastry team available until  August 22nd.

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Tacos at Tacofino in Yaletown

Tacofino brings its celebrated brand of California-inspired cuisine with a new counter-service restaurant, bar and patio in the heart of the Yaletown district at 1025 Mainland Street.

Tacofino in Yaletown serves up its trademark lineup of fresh, eclectic tacos and burritos and an array of housemade cocktails and local craft and import beer selections in a refurbished space that features Eighties-inspired, SoCal surf-punk décor. Get your taco on.

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Fried Chicken at Juke

Fried Chicken, Chicken Strips, Pork Ribs, plenty of sides and more at 182 Keefer Street at the newly opened Juke Restaurant Bar and take out spot. The dishes look amazing and I’ll be there asap!

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Lobster at The Keg

Go old-school and hit the patio at the Keg on Alberni and you won’t regret it. LOBSTER GRATINÉE with Oven-baked lobster with garlic, herbs and melted Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses or BACON WRAPPED LOBSTER – Succulent Atlantic lobster wrapped in Applewood smoked bacon served with a zesty martini cocktail sauce. Don’t miss CRISPY LOBSTER TACOS Tossed in crispy rice, golden fried lobster on warm tortillas with cabbage slaw and cilantro.

What’s Good This Week August 4+

Vancouver Events

Well I’m a little behind this week as a stupid summer cold has slowed me down, but I’m hoping the worst is over as there’s no time to be sick! This week we are prepping for Les Dames Summerdine happening next Wednesday, Meet the Rancher at Hopcott in Pitt Meadows, which makes a nice little drive, there’s cider to be had at Orchard and the Sea and far more!

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Orchard & the Sea – August 5, 6, 7

Head to Gastown for artisan cider and hand-crafted small bites from Chef Jefferson Alvarez at 55 Powell Street 6-11 pm this weekend As I did my food tours the past few weeks I wish I’d had time to stop into Birds and The Beets for this pop up! Perhaps this weekend! Orchard and the Sea

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Hopcott Farms Meet the Rancher – August 6

Hopcott Farms is celebrating 10 years this August at Hopcott Meats and has two months of fun-filled events to share. This weekend Meet the Rancher includes a charity BBQ for Alisa’s Wish, live music, free coffee and product samples, and activities for all ages. With an ever-growing number of people concerned about where their foods come from, Hopcott Meats has responded with an opportunity to ‘Meet your Rancher’ where the public is invited to stop by and learn from the ranchers who raise their meat.

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Come Forage with Chef Chris Whittaker August 7

On August 7th Come Forage with Chef Chris Whittaker on beautiful Fraser Common Farm, and Laurica Farm. Tour the two farms, all the while learning more about them, and foraging. Then enjoy dinner you helped to forage ingredients for. This event is an annual fundraiser for the ongoing educational programs of Fraser Common Farm. Get tickets here!

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Experience Delta Farm And Culinary Tour August y

Join us on Sunday, August 7th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. when a select number of Delta farms, gardens, orchards and vineyards swing open their gates to welcome the public in for a peek and a taste of what life is like on the farm in one of the most significant agricultural communities in all of B.C.  Details

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Les Dames Summerdine – August 11

Dine for a cause this coming Wednesday. $79 gets you an amazing dinner and wine pairing. Ticket available at Notch 8 at Hotel Vancouver, Chicha Peruvian on East Broadway, Arc at the Fairmont Waterfront, Nicli in Gastown, Kaya Malaysian (8 dishes) and Boulevard at The Sutton Place Hotel. TICKETS  Funds go to scholarships to women in wine and food and children’s school programs.

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Tomato Fest at Provence August 2-31

It’s the 7th Annual Tomato Fest. Take advantage of our exclusive 3-course menu ($55) and optional wine-pairings ($22) that highlight fresh, in-season and locally-grown heirloom tomatoes. Click for details

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Lobster at the Keg – Until August 28

Sample steak and lobster, whole lobster, lobster tails, lobster tacos and more at the Keg until August 28th. Details