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DB Bistro Moderne


Arctic Char

Fellow Foodists Steph, Todd, my husband and I had a great dinner at db Bistro Moderne a few nights ago. I was really looking forward to dining there, and seeing what the designers did with the décor in the transformation from Feenies. DB has a classic French bistro feel, but I couldn’t help but miss the lively, Montreal style modern décor of Feenies.

dessert db bistroWe were there for Dine Out, and that being said I go in with a different set of standards. After working in restaurants, I learned that Dine Out has its limitations for the kitchen. The dishes also need to be prepared in advance to allow the kitchen to keep up with the set menu and the amount of people in the restaurant at any given time. This is a fine balance that db Bistro Moderne has achieved. We started out with the Moroccan Tuna Tartar, which was wonderful. Each element of this dish had a purpose, and contributed to the overall taste. The part I love about fine dining, is the artistry. I equate the feeling with standing in front of a painting at an art gallery, trying to understand each stroke of the artists brush. The entrée I chose was the Seared Arctic Char, which was a unique experience. The grenobloise butter, with the sweetness of the raisins really brought out the natural flavor of the Char. I finished with the chocolate mousse with coffee ice cream, and in my opinion this dessert was average. The texture of the mousse was too soft, and needed more chocolate. I am already looking forward to going back to db Bistro Moderne after Dine Out to try some of their other dishes.

Photos: Steph Co

db Bistro Moderne is located in Kitsilano at 2551 W Broadway
Vancouver, BC; (604)-739-7115, www.dbbistro.ca

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