Restaurant review – Whineo’s – A place to remember – and sustainable seafood
Well, it seems like my blog has been all about YouTube and superheros lately. Not a lot of environmental commentary either. I know, I know! I’ve had family visiting and it’s been a hectic few weeks. But I’m back on track now
Mom visited recently from Mexico, and we went for dinner a couple of days before she left. I wondered where to take her since we had done the majority of restaurants I usually like. My Mom has been to Vancouver many times and we’ve very frequently eaten out so I really didn’t want to take her to a ‘repeat’ restaurant. Dining out in Vancouver is normally not hard to do. There’s a gazillion restaurants to please just every palate. But throughout my 10 years in the city, we’ve been to too many of them. So it took me a while to think of a good place.
However, I had just recently read a review of Whineo‘s, a neat dining/bar place in the downtown core of Vancouver (right on Granville Street). I knew Josh Manuel, one of the co-owners, through his former job and I thought it might be neat to check this place out. And as I will explain below, I think I made the right choice
Mom and I ordered a platter (for $ 14 bucks, you can’t beat that) with all the strong flavours we both like (capers, olives, hummus, anchovies)… yummy! Then we proceeded to order chicken breast with mushrooms in a nice wine reduction. The plate size was right, the price was really inexpensive (under $ 15 for a main course, it is almost unbeatable). We also ordered patatas bravas, although I think by then we had eaten too much. And the cheesecake with blueberry compote… to die for.
My Mom was so happy with the meal that she said this had been the best dining experience she had had in Vancouver this time around. I was quite pleased to hear that, particularly since the staff at Whineo’s was very friendly and the food was amazing. I wanted to come back with my brother but he had to fly out and thus we couldn’t do it. But I’ll certainly be back
Since I didn’t take pictures, I had to borrow pictures from Urban Mixer Flickr’s website to showcase how the food is presented. You can check it here… You can check Raincoaster’s picture of Whineo’s indoors here.
I found out that WaiterBlog had reviewed Whineo’s so here is the post.
And just a minute before I was about to push the “Publish Post” button, I discovered that Whineo’s is an OceanWise member and thus their seafood dishes are certified as sustainable Now one more reason to go for dinner there!