La Cuisson Cafe

La Cuisson on UrbanspoonOriginally, I went to Beacoup Bakery after a friend had recommend it. But since all the seats were taken with a big lineup, we decided to go to Sweet Obsession instead. However, that place was also the same situation. In the end, we ended up in Kerrisdale area and came upon La Cuisson Cafe. It seemed like a regular cafe with some interesting decor, so I was a bit surprised to see what seemed to be the owner seat us to a table and offer High Tea along with the regular menu.

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Nice infographic explaining the different drinks!idearabbit-lacuisson4 idearabbit-lacuisson6 idearabbit-lacuisson12I wouldn’t expect High Tea from this place – the setting didn’t fit in for my image of a Victorian High Tea setting. However, the staff were very friendly and helpful in making our decisions on what to get. We both got the special offer of drink and cake combo.

idearabbit-lacuisson5idearabbit-lacuisson8I ordered the Tea Combo $11.95 since I wanted something caffeine free. I got the Creme Caramel tea with Caramel Pear Mousse Cake (yes, in the mood for some caramel stuff…lol) Regularly, the tea would be $6.95 with $5.95 cake = $12.90

idearabbit-lacuisson9 idearabbit-lacuisson11The glass tea pot sat on a glass coffee cafe candle warmer. Very nice! The tea was delicious! The tea cup was lovely. The cake was super soft and not sweet – just the kind of cake I like!! :) Apparently, the cakes are made by the owner’s wife without the use of chemical and quality ingredients.

idearabbit-lacuisson7Sheepie ordered the Latte and also Caramel Pear Mousse Cake combo $9.95. The latte came in a interesting cup with a coaster. Sheepie was super delighted about the place (as he has never been to a High Tea before). We didn’t have High Tea, but the experience is still a step-up from your average coffee shop, which he liked.

idearabbit-lacuisson10I don’t think I’d get the High Tea here, but the cake and tea are excellent. They do run pretty low on their cakes by the end of the day though.

Christmas Eve
I checked online to find a place for dessert on Christmas Eve, only to find that most places were closed. I phone La Cuisson and was happy to know that they were open till 6pm.

idearabbit-lacuisson13 idearabbit-lacuisson14I ordered the same combo as last time (tea with cake) and got a Chocolate Mousse for the cake. I’m not quite sure, but the bottom crunchy layer seemed a bit nutty, so I gave the bottom layer to Sheepie. If you are super allergic to nuts, best to ask which cakes could contain nuts!
Again, it was a nice and relaxing experience. It was not full again – but then again, it was Eve.

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Naan Bites

Naanbites on UrbanspoonDuring the Boxing Week, I decided to go check out the Queensborough Landing in New Westminster. The parking lot was packed, and I was quite surprised to see so many outlets. After spending hours shopping, we were hungry, so we went to try out Naan Bites.

I had the Curry Rice Bowl (with Butter Chicken) $7.99 I was shocked at the difference that I and Sheepie’s order had. He had only paid a dollar more and he had a complete full meal. I wished that I had ordered his instead, though I am not complaining about the taste of my curry, it was pretty good, but not worth $8 for the bowl!

idearabbit-naanbites1 idearabbit-naanbites2idearabbit-naanbites4Curry Rice Bowl (with Butter Chicken) $7.99

idearabbit-naanbites3This is such a better deal! $8.99

Sheepie had the Tiffin Thali (with one meat; Chicken and one veggie; Paneer Makhani curry) $8.99 along with a Pop $1.19 The curry was very tasty and a better deal than mine.
The place is fairly clean, and service is ok.

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Red Robin in Coquitlam

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The restaurant was large and spacious with a nice atmosphere. There were families, large groups of friends and couples. Service was slow as no one had even gotten our waters after I returned from the bathroom, but our server was very friendly.

idearabbit-redrobin_coquitlam idearabbit-redrobin_coquitlam2 idearabbit-redrobin_coquitlam3idearabbit-redrobin_coquitlam4I ordered the Whiskey River® BBQ Chicken Wrap $11.99 – a tortilla with charbroiled chicken breast  in their signature Whiskey River® BBQ sauce, with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tortilla strips and ranch dressing. Served with 3 slices of oranges (might be different depending on supplies/location) and Bottomless Steak fries. It was really tasty and quite filling – I didn’t even get to finish the other half of the wrap, so I had it to go.

idearabbit-redrobin_coquitlam5Sheepie had the Simply Grilled Beef Burger $9.20 which is a fresh, never frozen, 100% Alberta beef patty, served with leaf lettuce, sliced tomatoes, pickles & red onion along with Bottomless Steak Fries. The char-coiled beef taste was really good!

Overall, I liked the menu selection and the food quality. The restaurant was a bit cold for my liking, but that’s just me. Service again was slow when paying. One staff said that the other girl would come by with the credit machine, but she never came. After more waiting, the same staff came by and noticed that I was still waiting and got the machine herself. Despite the service delay, I would return again.

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