After the meeting, I talked a dear client and friend for a shopping and dining break in Yaletown.
Waiting for the restaurants to open, we visited The Cross.
As soon as we walked in, we were arrested by those beautiful bowls. Well, they are not really bowls - they are the cutest, somerville kitchen-matching measuring cups. We each walked out with a set.
1198 Homer Street
The next stop was lunch at:
The Flying Pig
I have never heard of this restaurant before. Once there, I assumed this is yet another overly priced, small portions-plates Yaletown restaurant.
But I was pleasantly surprised, let alone fully stuffed that I skipped dinner.
I opted for one of the lunch specials - pasta tubes with ragu sauce. Thick, meaty and tasty is the only way I can describe this sauce.
I ate and ate and still more to go. But I simply could not put my fork down until this very full and filling plate was devoured.
They also have a series of irresistible sides out of which we chose the Crispy Brussels Sprouts (with lemon and capers) and the Whole Roasted Mushrooms with herbs.
Delicious lunch. And so glad we resisted the wine since the rest of the day was jam packed with back-to-back meetings.
But it was all worth it to come home with a full stomach and the beautiful new kitchen gadgets.