Thursday, February 3, 2011

Dine Out Vancouver - Ouisi Bistro

For Dine Out Vancouver this year, we decided to try three restaurants we'd never been to before.  First up: Ouisi!

There were two bottles of hot sauce on our table.  I'd had Franks Red Hot many times, so I tried the Auntie Bev's Hot Sauce.  It was pretty spicy and lingered for awhile.

 The waitress brought us some cornbread and butter to start.  It tasted very fresh and was quite delicious.

For our first course, two of us got the Andouille sausage and two of us got the Acadian prawns.

 Andouille Sausage - Panéed with extra virgin olive oil,
roasted garlic, caramelized onions, fresh arugula, and spicy pecans

Acadian Prawns - Gulf of Mexico prawns
sautéed with the trinity, cajun spices, garlic,
white wine, cream, and a hint of nutmeg
The sausage was excellent, and the arugula and onions complemented it well.  The prawns were nicely seasoned and perfectly cooked.
For our mains we were again split, as two of us had the fried chicken, and two of us had the jambalaya. 

Jambalaya - A classic Louisiana dish simmered with
tomatoes, the trinity, smoked ham, andouille & chorizo
sausage, and two sautéed gulf prawns

Southern Fried Chicken Breast - A buttermilk
marinated chicken breast, with jicama-chayote slaw,
Yukon gold-roasted garlic mashed potatoes, and 
sautéed vegetables

The jambalaya was hearty and spicy.  Maybe a bit too spicy for some.  But it was really tasty and the sausage was again delicious.  The chicken was nice and moist, which was surprising given that it was breast meat.  The jicama slaw and garlic mashed were great.  The veggies had a unique taste to them and were cooked well.

For dessert, two of us had the Pecan Pie, and the other two had the Bread Pudding.

White Chocolate-Raspberry Bread Pudding -  
With Chantilly cream and raspberry coulis

Pecan Pie - Classic style with 
roasted pecans, and Chantilly cream

The pie was excellent and the cinnamon-y whipped cream complemented it nicely.  The bread pudding was the better of the two as the raspberry made it nicely refreshing which was great after such a heavy meal.  The white chocolate sweetened it perfectly.

Overall Impressions: Ouisi impressed with spicy simple food.  I'm definitely interested in checking out some of their other menu options.

Ouisi Bistro
3014 Granville St.
Vancouver, BC
Ouisi Bistro on Urbanspoon

1 comment:

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