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Shady Tree on New Years Eve

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Sheepie and I and a couple of friends wanted to check out the fireworks in Whistler for New Year’s Eve. Not surprisingly, all the restaurants in Whistler were fully booked out, or were charging outrageous amounts for a NYE dinner. We decided to stop by Squamish for dinner instead, but it was still hard to find one that had tables available and weren’t doing a NYE course dinner special. We finally came to Shady Tree pub which we have gone to previously and had a pretty good experience.

Their NYE special dish was the Steak and Lobster Tail for $18.95. Everyone one of us ended up ordering it – with a different rareness to their steak. It was a fabulous deal – who could resist?


The portions were pretty decent for the price, and we were pretty full by the end. The lobster, unlike many lobster you may have wasn’t chewy. Instead, it was plump, juicy and flavourful. I wish I could swap out my steak for another lobster, as I’m not much of a steak eater. My meat was more raw than what I imagined a ‘well done’ to be. Later on, we figured that maybe one of my friends got my well done, and I had her medium rare.

Some of us dessert, they had Kahul, Lava Cake and Tiramisu. We all got to try a bit of everything. Everyone said they liked the Kahul the best, but I enjoyed the Tiramisu the best. I guess I’m just more into creamy desserts.

The service was pretty good despite being NYE. I think this will become our regular stop if we want a nice sit-down meal between trips to/from Vancouver and Whistler. It’s easy to find, right of the highway.


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The Boathouse in Kits Dine Out 2015

Boathouse on UrbanspoonThis year, I only got to go out to one Dine Out – and it was at the Boathouse by Kit’s beach. I was thinking of going to the one at English Bay, but after seeing the terrible rating, I decided to dine here instead.

A nice open restaurant which can potentially have nice views if you get to sit by the all glass windows on one side.
We both had the $28 3 course menu, each of us ordering a different dish for each category.

idearabbit-boathouse_kits idearabbit-boathouse_kits2 idearabbit-boathouse_kits3For appetizer, I ordered the West Coast Seafood Chowder. It was really delicious with a lot of goodies inside. Very flavourful soup! The regular price of $5.99 is very reasonable. idearabbit-boathouse_kits4Sheepie had the Caesar Salad which seemed a bit boring with only greens and a few croutons and cheese. Regular price of $8.99 is outrageous. idearabbit-boathouse_kits5For main, I had the Coconut Pacific Cod (reg $24.99), pan seared with coconut lime and vegetables over quiona. Everything I love on one plate! Mmmmm! The portion was good and though slightly too buttery (in the cod) for my liking I felt the overall dish was healthy and delicious. idearabbit-boathouse_kits6Sheepie had the Fire-grilled Sirloin with garlic mashed potatoes and veggies. idearabbit-boathouse_kits7For dessert, I had the Seasonal Creme Brulee which was very rich and I loved it – perhaps the most impressive one I’ve had…though a bit pricey for regular price of $8.99 idearabbit-boathouse_kits8Sheepie had the Mocha Ice Cream Pie (reg $8.99) which came out to be pretty big in size. I was expecting something much smaller. I didn’t each much of it since it had maple almonds. nut_allery_allery_icon_small
Our server was satisfactory and professional. I can’t be sure 100%, but when he came by to put down the steak knife for Sheepie, he took the regular knife on the table. The restaurant is dimly lit, and I wasn’t keenly watching, but I thought I saw him go over to the table behind and diagonally from Sheepie and place the knife for the lady. Uh…. I hope I’m mistaken. Yes, the knife wasn’t used, but how does he know that for sure? We could have used it already.

The restrooms were a mess – which was totally unexpected from a place like this. Luckily, I saw a staff start cleaning when I was about to leave.

For $28 per person, this was a great deal. On a regular day, it would have already been $25 just for my cod. However, I am not sure if I’d return for the regular price, though perhaps the atmosphere would be different if we were actually there at the time of sunset – with the view of the sandy beach and waters, and the sinking orange disk illuminating the vast sky…ok, maybe back in the summer time… :)

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