Coast @Glowbal_Group

I had heard amazing things about the restaurant Coast (one of several of the Glowbal Group) from my friend Minna Van (co-founder of The Network Hub). Since I needed to take my dearest friend CB and his boss, CA, for dinner near by the hotel where they were staying, I chose Coast.

Coast (Downtown) I had wanted to take CB and CA to Coast actually for lunch, but on the Sunday when they were here for a whirlwind visit, it was simply impossible because… Coast was closed for lunch. I’m not kidding. So instead we went to Italian Kitchen, which is also part of the Glowbal Group. I wasn’t really super hungry, but anyways decided to start with a Caesar salad ($ 7), REALLY good.

Coast (Downtown) My only beef with Caesar salads is that they include cheese (and I hate cheese). For my main course I chose the salmon ($27), a dish that is usually my savior as I really love fish. This salmon was tender, flavorful but a tiny bit crusty at the top. Nevertheless, the bed of veggies and the sides were really tasty as well. I accompanied my dinner with a 2008 Gewurtzaminer (I love sweet wine).

I was a bit surprised, because I tweeted during dinner that the service at Coast was REALLY slow, and by the time my salad had arrived, the service improved TREMENDOUSLY. I am not sure if they were monitoring my stream, but seriously, kudos to them for improving the service so dramatically within such a short period of time. At the end, our server was incredibly gracious and nice, prompt and effective.

Coast (Downtown) For dessert I chose my trusty bread pudding (a dessert I’ve learned that, no matter how bad it is in any other restaurant, it’s hard to screw up, so whenever I see it in a menu, I order it). I almost had no space for dessert, and that bread pudding was to-die-for. Wish I could have had two. Overall, (and thanks to CB and CA for the dinner, as they invited me out), I have to say that I’m glad we came to Coast.

It was a really good and tasty experience. It’s kind of weird that every time I’ve gone to a Glowbal Group restaurant (and full disclosure – I have absolutely NO TIES with the Glowbal Group, nor do I work for them, nor have they ever comp’ed a meal for me) it’s been a good experience (and I’ve been to three of them already). I’ll be writing about lunch at Italian Kitchen shortly too.

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Related posts:

  1. The Laughing Oyster (Okeover Arm, Powell River, Sunshine Coast) #scac2011
  2. Sunshine Coast Art Crawl 2011
  3. Minnoz Restaurant at the Coast Bastion Inn (Nanaimo, BC)
  4. Grand Opening of Prestons Restaurant at Coast Coal Harbour Hotel
  5. Italian Kitchen on Alberni (@Glowbal_Group)

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