Saturday, September 28, 2013

Chill Winston Restaurant and Lounge - Kangaroo, anyone?

Located in the heart of Gastown, Chill Winston is a restaurant and lounge that serves some interesting things on the menu. It's a great place to grab dinner or a snack before heading to Guilt and Co, the pub below the restaurant, for some board games. J and I went there specifically for one item on the menu - the kangaroo. Ever since trying kangaroo tartare at the EPIC festival, J has been wanting to have more. We decided to go for a few appetizers and just share all the dishes.  

Crab cakes with peach chutney ($16). These were made with Dungeness crab and were delicious!
Bison Rillette ($12) - A cold dish, the bison is shredded to make it easier to spread onto bread. The sweet mustard seed sauce really complimented the bison.
Kangaroo ($16) - Kangaroo steak and kangaroo carpaccio underneath, with a small salad. Kangaroo has a very gamey taste, so avoid if you're not a fan. Kangaroo definitely tastes better raw!
Bone Marrow ($14.75) - Roasted beef bones served with onion relish and crispy shallots, mustard seed sauce and apricot jam.
The bone marrow was the only thing I wasn't expecting. I have had bone marrow before, but this looked just like fat. It spread out as a white fatty goop.
Everything was quite delicious, though a bit pricey. It was expected from a place in Gastown though! I was very disappointed in the bone marrow. I hope to try some of the other dishes next time I visit!

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