Another action packed weekend but at least I have something to blog about. We spent a Sunday with Paul and Angie, and our first stop was at the Food Cart Festival in Vancouver. I was excited to grab food from Le Tigre, Mom's Grilled Cheese Truck, Street Meet, and Yolk's Breakfast. Even though I have tried them before, it has been awhile since I had it. I was very disappointed when I entered the Food Cart Festival; All the food vendors that I wanted to try wasn't there except for Mom's Grilled Cheese Truck. I guess it was time for me to explore and try other food carts.
Our first stop was at Mangal Kiss Mid East BBQ. They ran out of food, but we got a Honey Dew Cucumber drink, which was perfect for this scorching day. It was light and refreshing. It kept us cool, but I wish I had some food to go along with it. Next was Mom's Grilled Cheese Truck. Maria stood in line while I went next door to The Reef. We were both in line for roughly twenty minutes, which I thought was forever. By the time I was in the front for The Reef, they had sold out of everything that I wanted to order *FUCK*. I didn't want to leave empty handed, so I got a Jamaican patty. It was not worth the wait. I was feeling unsatisfied and decided to go over to Feastro the Rolling Bistro to fill my void. I ordered the fish taco, and I was unimpressed. Also, it expensive in my opinion. I thought the fish was grilled, but it was fried. The batter on the fish was mushy and not crispy. It fell apart as I ate it, which, I thought pulled away from the taste of the fish. The topping was good but wasn't enough to carry the weight of being a home run. To end off the event, we went and grabbed dessert at Brown Paper Packages Ice Cream. We got the Tropical Thunder and Strawberry Blonde. It was amazing even though it was hard to take a bite. Everything was hand made in small batches, and you could taste it. It may look small, but it was very dense. I was very satisfied. I think this was the highlight of the Food Cart Festival.
* Honey Dew Cucumber *
* Mom's Grilled Cheese Truck - Ham and Grilled Cheese *
* Fish Taco *
* It may look small but its heavy and dense *
* Strawberry Blonde *
* Tropical Thunder *
Next, we visited the Evolution of Gaming at Centre For Digital Media. I thought the exhibit was a lot larger, but it was only one room. It took about less than thirty minutes to explore the exhibit. It would have been less if we didn't stop to play any games. They featured a lot of oldies and it was cool, but I pictured this event to be a lot different in my head. I think the newest console they had on display was the NES. We spent a lot of time waiting for the main attraction. The opportunity to play an interactive game with an oculus rift. The wait was roughly an hour, but the experience was worth it, especially that I don't think I will ever own an oculus rift. It only lasted two minutes.
* Missile Command *
* Playing with the Oculus Rift*
Since the event was so short, we took a break at the beach before dinner.
* Where are you taking me? *
* Beautiful Sunday *
* Forever I will... *
* I need a selfie stick*
For dinner, Paul and Angie took us to La Quercia for an eleven-course blind meal. We could have chosen the seven-course meal, but the eleven was such a better deal. The restaurant was quite small, but I think they had an expansion next door. All the food came out slowly, and the portion size varied. Everything tasted 100% in house made (down to the sauce) and authentic. The meal took nearly two and a half hours; longer than your average movie. Out of the eleven dishes, I think I didn't like three. I can't recall all the dish I had or how they tasted, but I'll let the pictures do the talking. I should also add that the dishes changes daily and you don't have to opt in the for seven or eleven-course meals. They have a menu written up on the chalkboard that also changes daily. I would recommend this place for people who are in an adventurous mood and looking for authentic Italian food.
* La Quercia *
* Bread to start *
* Beet Salad, one of my favorite dishes *
* Souffle, my first time having it and it was phenomenal. I want more of it. *
* Deep Fried Pork Belly, another home run *
* I think this had anchovies. I did not like. *
* Beans, smoked salmon?? I did not like. *
* Risotto *
* ??? *
* Pork Belly Spaghetti ??? *
* Braised Beef Tenderloin ???*
* Cheese!! *
* Dessert *
* Dessert *