Fray on Fraser #FoodFriday
Best news of recent weeks? Knowing that there are so many new restaurants moving to the Kingsway and Fraser or upper Fraser area (e.g. Mount Pleasant/Riley Park). I have written about many of them including the Lion’s Den, Les Faux Burgeoises (Kingsway and Fraser) and now of course, what can we say about the Outpost Cafe, which I absolutely love.
As I mentioned a few years ago, Fraser is really becoming the new Main, and Fray on Fraser is one of the very welcome additions to this neighbourhood. In fact, Marche St George is also one of the shops that is attracting a lot of business, much like the Outpost Cafe AND Fray on Fraser.
JT and I went for dinner to Fray on Fraser (we walked from my place, and the walk showed us that this area of Fraser Street is actually changing and evolving a lot, for the good). We sat down rather quickly (Fray is ample and spacious and has a variety of different little areas that can accommodate families and couples or singles who just want to come grab a pint and a burger).
I started with bacon-covered figs as my starter, which I absolutely loved. The balsamic reduction made the fig moist (even though the bacon provided a nice counter-point flavour). From the Fray menu
Fray’s Famous F-Bombs: Our signature dish – a variation on Devils on Horseback, this is a share plate of Fraser Valley bacon-wrapped fresh figs with a balsamic reduction. –$7.95
I ordered a delicious burger with salad. The bun was slightly toasted and thus I wasn’t fully crazy about it, but as far as the meat patty, it was fresh, tasty and nicely sized. From the Fray menu:
Fray Burger: A hearty wedge of Pemberton B.C. beef, freshly ground on the premises, with home-made mayonnaise on Chef Antonio’s signature purple yam bun with market salad. –$10.95 * Add extras and sides as you like for $2 each item. Choose from: Aged cheddar cheese, sauteed mushrooms, Fraser Valley bacon, homemade potato chips
I definitely will come back to Fray on Fraser. The service (staff) could use some training in customer service because it took our server a bit to come and take our orders, but overall, the place is absolutely lovely, the food is pretty good and I can even say that JT really enjoyed the burger (and he’s a bit of a burger snob).
Disclosure: I paid for both of our meals on my own dime.