We started off with a plate of Carpaccio d'Austruche (Ostrich Carparccio). I'm smacking my hand down because this dish was delicious! Super juicy, flavors of berries and ostrich blood - YUM! The beet/horseradish mustard really complimented the carpaccio. Good job Chambar!
Along with our Carpaccio d'Austruche, Laurie and I ordered two glasses of a 2003 Blasted Church Pinot Noir. This wine was suprisingly yummy. Excellent aromas of fresh raspberries and hints of vanilla. My initial taste was a quick burst of raspberries, then a second later, STRAWBERRIES popped out. The bold and sweet berries with a smooth ending was an excellent treat. The Blasted Church went perfectly well with the berry tasting Ostrich. That was dang good!
Laurie ordered what I initially wanted to order, the Magret de Canard et Kumquat. Her dish was very very oishii! The skin was perfectly crisp and sweet at the initial bite. The duck itself was moist and tender. Her dish also came with stewed kumquats that were so entertaining to eat. Good job Chambar!
Laurie's friend Shanette ordered the Steak aux Echalottes et Porto. Her dish was also super delicious. The tender steak already had an abundance of flavor but the port jus added so much more. Chambar beef is A-ok!
I really enjoyed my venison tenderloin. Sugoi yummy deshita ("It was very yummy!") Although I've never had venison before, it wasn't as gamey as I thought it would be. Actually, it tasted like a super flavorful and tender tenderloin. The pomme (potato) puree was extremely fluffy and nicely infused with delicious hints of smoked garlic.
Listen up LA people. When you're tired of 100+ degree heat and you're tired of $500+ air conditioning bills, take a trip up north to Vancouver. Gnaw on some ostrich carpaccio and order a beer from their well-stocked Belgian beer selection at Chambar, stay away from the oyster tacos at Go Fish!, melt away with some Mondo Gelato, and become a HK citizen at the Richmond Night Market! Thanks for joining me on my "Oh Canada! Tour!"
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