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.
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.
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.
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.
Lobster Gratinée: Oven-baked lobster with garlic, herbs and melted Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses.
Bacon Wrapped Lobster: Atlantic lobster wrapped in Applewood smoked bacon. Served with a zesty martini cocktail sauce.
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
Lobster Sirloin: Sirloin topped with lobster, shrimp, scallops and asparagus spears, finished with lobster velouté sauce.
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.
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.