Caroline from Food Persuasion was invited to a menu tasting event at Cache Bistro, but she couldn’t make it due to her holiday plans (lucky her!). Instead, I got to replace her at this event and check out my first ever menu tasting! This is just a preview, as the full write up will be up on Food Persuasion, but I am super excited to show off some photos. It’s been a long time since I whipped out my actual camera to take pictures of food – I usually just use my trusty iPhone to avoid stares and take faster photos. The faster the photos, the faster I get to dig into food!Cache Bistro had a brilliant menu for us to sample. We got to taste one starter, a signature martini, two mains with wine pairings, and a dessert. We started off with a delicious bread with house infused truffle butter and peanut butter butter. The butters were simply amazing! Our first main was the Aldergrove Mok Ribs. These ribs are made using Chef Alex Mok’s secret BBQ sauce (which is Asian inspired) and includes a sesame cilantro red cabbage slaw. There was a heavy Asian influence in the slaw, and it made me a believer of slaw again. The red cabbage slaw was the best slaw I’ve ever had hands down. One of the wine pairings was the Church & State Cabernet Franc VQA 2010. I’m no wine connoisseur, so I’m not going to make any big comments on it besides saying that it was good. It was smooth and tasted not cheap! The other main we had was the Peace Country Lamb Chop. The chop was outstanding! I wasn’t a huge fan of the beans, but the rest of the dish was epic good. Of course, dessert was really what I came for. The dessert was a S’mores that had house made marshmellow, chocolate ganache, and croissant pudding. It was a brilliant way to end the night. It wasn’t overly sweet, and the marshmellow was super sticky and melty (which is awesome!).
Cache Bistro Lounge serves up some real quality food, and their staff really know their stuff. It’s not the cheapest place to go, but it’s definitely going on my list of date-night restaurants! Watch Food Persuasion for my full write up of the menu tasting!
I also had a lot of fun meeting some other bloggers, including Scott from WFLBC, Amy from Food Queen, dPotato from Mashed Thoughts, Mary from MaryinVancity, Robin from eatwith.RobinLeung, and Amy from Popcorn. Hopefully I’ll get to hangout with them and more bloggers in the future!