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Nero Waffles on Seymour

Nero Belgian Waffle Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoI love Nero waffles! They’re the best! However, I don’t really like the location on Robson where there are long lineups, and it’s really crammed in the little hole in the wall. Forget about trying to get a table!

So I’ve been waiting and waiting for a really long time for this location to open up. Finally, Sheepie and I went to check it out. A complete 180 difference for this location. The interior is slick, modern and high-end. The 3 booths have a unique side wall that curves into the ceiling. I wanted to sit in one of them, but unfortunately, they were all taken.

We were greeted by a staff who took us to our table. We had a menu set in front of each of us. I ordered my favourite Mocha Waffle $8.90 to share. Sheepie ordered a latte $4. The patio on the side had comfortable show-home looking furniture under infrared heaters. It was tempting, but with the chilly wind, I decided to dine inside.

I thought the price would go up with this extensive (and expensive) reno, but it was still the same. It didn’t have the lineup out the door as the Robson one. Not sure if it’s the location or because they’ve just opened up.

The waffle was good like I remembered it. Crispy and light, the mocha infused cream is also light and fluffy. The dessert is not sweet at all. Perfect for me, not so perfect for Sheepie who loves sweetness. He ended up sprinkling the brown sugar for the latte on his half of the waffle.

The latte art was nicely done, and it was quite strong, so I only had a few sips, otherwise I will end up not sleeping at all. But good strong espresso flavour.

Service was great, like at a higher-end restaurant.

Surely, I’ve found my favourite dessert place! :D

Return for Second Time with Large Group

What great place for dessert after dinner than at Nero’s?

idearabbit_nero_seymour1I again had the Mocha Waffle $8.90 (sorry, just love it too much to try anything new…I know… so bad as a foodie…)

idearabbit_nero_seymour2Sheepie saw someone else eating the Orange Mousse $7.90, so he ordered that one. The server will ask everyone if they would like the Liege waffle (soft and sweet) or Brussels (light and crispy). My Mocha is always on the Brussels. I think Sheepie was too occupied in talking and wasn’t aware that there were two kinds. He probably said he wants something sweet cuz of his sweet tooth. He was shocked when the Liege came out. It was half the size of the Brussels. They explained that it was much more dense than the Brussels, but pretty much the same amount of ingredient. He fought for his Brussels, not so much because he wanted the lighter one, but he complained that it wasn’t fair in portion. Anyways, he did finally win the fight and had his Brussels version made (the photo above). It has fresh cut orange segments with dark belgian chocolate mousse topped with citrus garnish. The cafe did a good job accommodating my grumpy Sheepie. LOL.

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Escape! at Elements Casino

Escape - Elements Casino Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoDisclaimer: *This was a complimentary meal. This post was not edited or written for monetary compensation, and are solely my opinions and observations.

Hours of Operation: Monday to Sunday 24 Hours
Address: 17755 60th Avenue Surrey B.C. V3S 1V3
Phone: 604.576.9141

idearabbit_elements-casino18I was kindly invited to the newly renovated Casino Elements for their exclusive dinner; a seven course dinner with all-you-can-eat dessert! I was pretty stoked!

It was hosted on a Friday evening, so trying to get from downtown to the location in Surrey took us 2 hours! However, it was totally worth the drive!!

idearabbit_elements-casino19idearabbit_elements-casino1 idearabbit_elements-casino3 idearabbit_elements-casino2Dinner was held at Escape! on the second floor. It was an open space, easily seating over 100 diners. One side is all glass, letting in natural light to brighten the room. There is a stage on one side where there are free live entertainment from bands, local acts, stand-up comics every Friday and Saturday night. Check their website to see who’s performing.

idearabbit_elements-casino4I started off with a Shirley Temple which was tropical and beautifully presented, getting me into a ‘summer’ like mood. It tasted good too! It’s been a while since I last had one :P

idearabbit_elements-casino20The executive chef Raymond Mah, nicknamed ‘Chef Ray’ cooked up a seven course meal for the event. Keep in mind that these items are served on various days.

idearabbit_elements-casino61. Tomato & Bocconcini, Sundried Tomato Pesto, Balsamic Glaze (Rating: 5/5)

MMMMmmmmmmm! Just loved it! The tomatoes were fresh and firm. The small mozzarella cheeses were semi-soft and the mix of herbs and balsamic glaze were just perfect! I could have just stuffed myself completely with this one dish!

idearabbit_elements-casino52. Antipasto Salad, Grilled veggies, Salami, Basil (Rating: 3/5)

Selection of cooked carrots, onions, red and green peppers, mushrooms and salami. Sheepie and I thought the onions were squid! LOL. This is just me, but I usually cook my veggies quite raw since I like the hardness or crunchiness (even if that means not getting the most nutrients from them, like  cooking mushrooms brings out more potassium), but I like them raw (or close to it). Something about gooey veggies that I don’t find as appetizing. I would still eat it of course. Since most of the items were plain (except the saltiness of the salami), it would have been nice to have some additions of olives.

idearabbit_elements-casino7Pork Loin, Grainy Mustard Apple Sauce (Rating: 4/5)

Beautifully presented with the colours and layout. The meat was super soft and juicy. It was very impressive!idearabbit_elements-casino8Baby Back Pork Ribs, Whiskey Smoked BBQ (Rating: 5/5)

I’ve rarely had ribs in my life (can I call myself a foodie then? lol). In fact, I don’t really remember ever having one in a good restaurant. I think I’ve avoided wings and ribs because they tend to be greasy and have rarely any meat to chew on. However, these ribs were huge and presented on a wooden board. These ribs were amazing! Wow! Glazed with rich, smokey BBQ sauce, the meat was plentiful and moist.  A big thumbs up!

idearabbit_elements-casino9Portuguese Paella (chorizo, shrimp, peppers, tomatoes, saffron) (Rating: 5/5)

Sheepie wasn’t overly thrilled, but that’s because he’s not a big fan of rice to begin with. My friend also commented that it wasn’t the dish she cared for, but I loved this dish! It was dryer than most paellas I have had, which I actually like better than some which are stickier and mushy. As a person who loves fried rice, this was a delight for me, lol.

idearabbit_elements-casino10Clam & Mussels in a Cioppino Broth

It turned out that the shells I picked up were all empty…so no comments on the contents of the shells, and it wasn’t much of a stew but the tomato was enriched by the herbs, wine and seafood umami.

idearabbit_elements-casino12Lemongrass Chicken w/ Mango Chutney (Rating: 4/5)

Sheepie LOVED this dish the most. He fell in love with it. The meat was juicy, with the right amount of burnt charcoal flavour on the edges. The pineapples gave it a sweet touch while at the same time giving it a cheerful and energizing visual appeal.

idearabbit_elements-casino21 idearabbit_elements-casino13Smoked Beef Brisket, Natural Jus

Nicely roasted on the outside, but kept super juicy and moist inside. It was 1/3 fat, so Sheepie and I ended up cutting those parts off, but otherwise, the natural jus covered brisket was delicious!

idearabbit_elements-casino11Salmon, Bacon Carbonara Jus (Rating: 4/5)

The salmon were soft and savoury.  The lightly flavoured cream went really well with the fish. I love salmon, so I had several pieces, hehehe. idearabbit_elements-casino14King Crab Legs, Garlic Steamed w/ Green onions (Rating: 3/5)

Sheepie and I found it to be a bit too salty. On top of that, the legs were topped with a lot of garlic. Like A LOT. Sheepie, who has a deficiency of tasting garlic, didn’t notice, but I found it very garlicky. Don’t get me wrong, I do love garlic, but it was a tad bit too much, so I had to scrap off a spoonful from some. The meat otherwise was superb quality.

idearabbit_elements-casino15Crab Claws, Butter Poached (3.5/5)

With most of us full, no one was from our table was attempting to go through the hassle of carving out the meat from the claws…which was unfortunate. Such good meat, rare to get and expensive to order! I did take some home, and had some there. It was loaded with a lot of meat, though slightly a bit fatty from the butter. But as a person who no longer have butter in her fridge (for about 5 years now), I become sensitive to when butter is used.

idearabbit_elements-casino22idearabbit_elements-casino16 idearabbit_elements-casino17idearabbit_escape_elementscasino_26Afterwards, there were unlimited desserts at the Diamond Buffet downstairs. I tried the vanilla and chocolate mix soft ice cream in a cone.

idearabbit_elements-casino24I also had the chocolate mousse pudding. Light and not overly sweet. Sheepie who has quite a bit of sweet tooth was in heaven!

WOW! All I can say is, what a paradise dinner! The staff were very professional and friendly. The food was amazing – just wished we had more time to eat them all!

Afterwards, we were given a tour of the casino, and the Encore Rewards card to play at the slot machines. I think I’m a bit addicted now! LOL.

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B & P Ice Cream

B&P Ice Cream Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoWe were in Steveston with friends for nice laid back weekend. After dinner, we came upon B and P Ice Cream. I was shocked to see the price.

$1.50!? Really? I haven’t seen prices like those…well, can’t really recall a time when they were so cheap. (though there were ones in Europe…) It’s only for a single scoop, but being used to having charged $3-5, this was a delightful find. idearabbit_mary_icecream_steveston2 idearabbit_mary_icecream_steveston3 idearabbit_mary_icecream_steveston4idea-rabbit_mascot-joyThere’s a great selection of not just ice cream, but a whole lot of things, from smoothies, ice cream on sticks, bubble tea, and so on. The portion is pretty good too. We got the Espresso Flake. It was creamy and good.

Would love to return again!!

Note: This post was originally posted under Mary’s Ice Cream which was two doors down. Thanks to Sabrina Henry who notified me that it is in fact B & P Ice Cream. Sorry for any inconvenience or confusion it might have caused!

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