Arms Reach Bistro (Deep Cove, North Vancouver)
I had written reviews of Arms Reach Bistro before, when my blog was hosted on Blogger (the horror!) but I haven’t updated my review, even though I have been again to Arms Reach Bistro several times afterwards (ARB is where JT took me to celebrate my PhD defense too). Deep Cove is (as most of my friends know) one of my most favorite locations in the Greater Vancouver area (located in North Vancouver).
Since I absolutely adore Arms Reach Bistro, I figured I had to bring my Mom here for dinner (besides, we were already in Deep Cove, so it made perfect sense). My Mom ordered Spicy Spaghetti with tiger prawns and handmade chorizo sausage tossed with chillis,lemon zest, tomato sauce and fresh basil ($16).
I ordered Penne Chicken with asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes, Caprine goat cheese, extra virgin olive oil and basil chionade ($16). Given that I don’t really eat cheese (if you have seen me eat cheese it’s been pretty much against my will and because I have been offered and I feel guilty turning it down), I asked if they could remove the goat cheese and add capers and olives instead. They kindly obliged and my dinner turned out AMAZING.
After dinner I ordered a chocolate martini [$ 8.10] (I know that Arms Reach Bistro’s martinis are amazing, I have had them before). Fantastic. The service was top-notch, our server was amazingly prompt and sweet, and we really had a fantastic time. I have always loved the service and the food at Arms Reach Bistro. I would always recommend this place for dinner (and no, not a single bit of my dinner was complimentary, I paid all in full! it’s just that the food is amazing and the service was superb)