Saturday, August 20, 2011

You aint ever gonna burn my heart out

Ola Nachito!!

Ignene just came back from Orlando, so come friday we headed downtown to catch up on his vacay, his new mamacita and my new wheels.  We were wanting to hit up somewhere fun, so I recommended Society since I had been wanting to try their cotton candy drink since seeing pics of it everywhere on twitter!  When we got to Society, the patio was packed, so we sat at the bar until our patio table came up.  I always thought the cotton candy drink was a cotton candy mojito, and I was even more excited to find out it was a gin and soda drink.  If I ever drink cocktails, anything with gin and soda is my go to.  So I ordered a Candy Collins, and Nacho ordered a Heineken.

Holy Cotton Candy!  Like seriously how was I going to get to my straw, as I was not about to shove my nose in cotton candy.  At least Nacho was able to help me eat it :)  And holy sugar rush!  I rarely eat sweets, and I dont think I had cotton candy since a child at playland or the circus or something.  It was a super fun drink, and after all that sugar I was glad to get to the gin and lemon soda.

It really was the size of my head!

Right before our patio table opened up, Nacho grabbed another Heini and I switched it up and got a Senorita drink.  Sauza gold, grapefruit, raspberry sour, and bubbles. 

Once we got outside, we checked out their menu and decided on splitting their appetizer platter for $14.95 person.  This was so good.  The only part that sucked was that my camera had died, so my food photos are iphone camera quality :(  at least I have some I guess!

The fabulous platter came with 2 mini tomato soups with mini grilled cheeses, 4 onion rings with chipotle ketchup, 2 kobe beef taquitos, 2 buffalo prawns with blu cheese dressing, caprese salad, and we switched up the regular itallian pizza for the bbq chicken pizza.

We started with the tomato soup with mini grilled cheese. I had this the first time I came to Society, and loved it then, and still love it. Last time however the grilled cheese were on the side which I prefered, as this time the part of the sandwhich that was soaked in the soup became soggy.  Next up were the onion rings.  These had a different batter, not the typical breaded one, but stanley park amber beer batter, and they had big pieces of onion inside.  Nacho loved these.  I thought they were good too.  Next up were the buffalo prawns.  I had never had prawns with buffalo sauce before, and thought these were deff a great healthier take rather than having buffalo wings.  I'd totally grab this again.  We went on to the bbq chicken pizza with jack daniel’s bbq sauce, caramelized onions, jalapeno jack.  This was really good too, and I ate most of it since Nacho had the kobe beef taquitos all to himself.  Since he is Colombiano, I asked him if the taquitos were authentico, and he said no, but liked them anyways.  Last up was the Caprese with tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, basil, extra virgin olive oil.  I'm glad we saved this for last as I felt like I did the whole eating a meal backwards thing, since I technically started off with dessert, and ended with salad.  Societys appy platter is perfect, and Nacho is allready planning on bringing his new lady there.

Afterwards we strolled down the granville district to see what was going on, and we stumbled across a 99.3 outdoor concert with State of Shock.  I had no idea who they were, but there were cleary alot of fans, as so many people were moshing it up and singing the words.  Fun night with tha homie...

I also totally forgot to post up for my last Q4 visit, so since it's been so long, I thought I'd add it in here.  Well it was just last saturday, so I guess it hasn't been that long.  Sadik & I went there on BC Day and checked out their pasta night deal, where this time we ordered off the regular menu.  I remember when we were seated, I was checking out the patio all lit up, and all I could do was think about how the place would look so beautiful around Christmas time all lit up.  Too bad their patio probably wont be open then.

My camera didnt want to co-operate with my dish, and I didnt feel like trying to figure it out, so enjoy my blurry shot!  I went with the Branzino alla Crosta $34.95 - Pistacchio crusted wild Alaskan black cod with a fire roasted pepper sauce.  The cod was cooked light the way I like it, and I loved the pepper sauce with the julienne vegetables and broccolini.

For whatever reason, my camera took a better picture of Sadiks food than mine.. it must like him more :)
Sadik went with the Galletto al Mattone $30.95 - Marinated de-boned Cornish game hen with Riviera herbs, garlic and peperoncino served with creamy herb polenta.  I didn't see any polenta, but I did see the same mashed potatoes I got, and also broccolini, beets and squash.  He liked it, and I was glad :)

Oasis - Dont Look Back in Anger

1 comment:

  1. Looks like such a fun night! I really need to try that cotton candy drink. Looks like heaven :)