Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Taste of the Tri Cities - Oct 4,2006

Last night I attended the Taste of the Tri Cities, put on by the Society for Community Development at the Executive Inn in Coquitlam. This event showcases some local restaurants (I think there were about 12) with samples of their foods.  There was quite a large crowd, lots of familiar faces, including councillors from Coquitlam, Port Moody and Port Coquitlam, Diane Thorne, and Coquitlam Mayor Maxine Wilson.
 This is really a great event, the food is fabulous, and I think everyone always enjoys it.
 Got a tip to try Marco Polo , a new restaurant in the plaza with the IGA Marketplace on Johnston Street in Coquitlam, and had some fabulous food from Hazards as well.  St Street Grill, as always, had REALLY tasty foods, including a pork shoulder in a sauce that just melted in your mouth.  Pasta Polo, as always, was there, as were Me n Eds, Boulevard Casino, Milestones, Planet Organic, a thai restaurant i cant remember the name of (shame one me), Carlos or Charlies Mexican, the Executive Inn, Thrifty Foods Rodos Kouzina - hmm, i think thats everyone.
Also, on sunday night we went for dinner at Pacific Rim Grille on Austin - and, honestly, all I can say is WOW , I cant wait to go back. The food was incredible - probably the best I've had anywhere in Vancouver. Presentation was amazing and the menu has lots of selection, from seafood to steak, or, as I had, Elk !  Two thumbs WAY up on this one !!