Sipping & Supping

p1130407-w250-h250.jpgHuth ristorante da moritz, 6 Schellinggasse

We had dinner at Huth damoritz before seeing the Wiener Staatsballet perform  Dornroschen (The Sleeping Beauty) at the Vienna Opera House. The concierge at our hotel made a reservation for a very early dinner before before the ballet which started at 7 PM.

p1130408-w250-h250.jpgHe emphasized the address, as there were a couple of different Huth restaurants on that street. When we walked up to the address I was given, 6 Schellingasse, it was not yet open. The  Italian restaurant where the concierge  had made a reservation was actually around the corner.

p1130139-w500-h500.jpgThe S'parks restaurant is the main restaurant at the Hilton Vienna for lunch and dinner and where the breakfast buffet is served.

p1130137-w200-h200.jpgWe had dinner at S’parks Restaurant twice. The first time was our first dinner in Vienna on the evening of the Johann Strauss Ball. We had an early dinner in the hotel restaurant before getting ready for the ball. I managed to resist the delicious looking breads brought while we were waiting.

I found the smoked fish very delicate and light. A nice appetizer before the schnitzel.

p1130224-w200-h200.jpgPürstner Gastatte,
Riermergasse 10

p1130223-w200-h200.jpgWe had dinner at the Pürstner Gastatte on the Sunday evening before Waltz Week dance classes began. The restaurant had a warm ambience and I loved the traditional design on the tablelcoths.

p1130225-w200-h200.jpgI had  schnitzel cordon bleu with a mixed salad. The schnitzel was crisp and tasty.  This was the first time I saw tafelspitz served -  I tried it for myself at dinner the following night.

p1130093-w500-h500.jpgThe Kettle Restaurant
1138 Highland Avenue
Manhattan Beach, California
Instead of spending a 6 hour layover in the not-so-comfortable International departures area of LAX, I was lucky that my family came to pick me up at the airport to take me out for lunch. We drove out to Manhattan Beach and enjoyed a nice lunch at The Kettle restaurant a couple of blocks up from the beach.

Minami Restaurant
1118 Mainland Street, Yaletown
Ph: (604) 685-8080 or reserve online

p1130062-w500-h500.jpgp1130056-w500-h500.jpgTo celebrate two January birthdays, three of us picked dinner at Minami, since we had all enjoyed previous dining experiences there. (Minami Restaurant  and Minami Reprise). We all chose to sample the special Dine Out menu for $38.00. It sounded great and proved to be excellent value.

The first course was a sampler of aburi sushi. Aburi is the signature sushi at Minami and it's sister restaurant Miku​, which incidentally has moved from the location it was in at the time of my review, to 70-200 Granville street. The raw fish is lightly seared with a blow torch allowing the juices and flavour to seep into the rice of the nigiri sushi.

Second course of Zen dishes: This was beautifully presented in a  four compartment box.

The Buy BC Food Campaign is an initiative to help consumers easily identify foods and products grown or produced in British Columbia. This new program of the B.C. Food Processors Association (BCFPA), was launched yesterday with a Food Cart Race, at Safeway on Robson Street, that highlighted the range and variety of BC made food products. Safeway  has over 1600 such products currently available at their 76 retail stores throughout BC and is partnering with the BCFPA to promote this program.

At ReviewFromTheHouse we are now using the Disqus comment system which permits you to comment either as a member, anonymously, or as a guest. In the latter 2 cases when you write a comment you do not need to provide your email  address nor a password but just click the box that says "comment as a guest." The comment section appears at the end of the full post. It's always great to get feedback whether you agree with my reviews or not, so this post links to my theatre, food, travel and dance blogs.

Yaletown L'Antipasto
1127 Mainland Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5P2

Phone (604) 558-1174  or book online at Opentable
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After seeing a matinee performance of Except in the Unlikely Event of War at the Roundhouse Performance Centre, it was just a few minutes walk up Davie and past the Canada Line Station to Mainland Street, to find Yaletown L'Antipasto.

We almost walked right past the restaurant as the entrance was tucked away between the coverings of their patio  and that of Sakana.

 

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