Brix – 1138 Homer Street
Brix is a trendy and high-end restaurant located in beautiful Yaletown. I love Yaletown because of its brick roads and its delicious restaurants. All the best restaurants and bakeries are in this neighborhood. *cough* Ganache *cough* I had the chance to go to Brix this winter for the Fine dining event organized by the Food Society.
The restaurant is gorgeous. The front door leads to a courtyard which a ceiling over it which means that it is warm and customers can eat “outside”. There is then a second door leading to the inside of the restaurant. The restaurant itself is very nice inside. There were candles on each table giving the whole restaurant a very romantic and intimate atmosphere.
The food was succulent too. We had a set menu as part of the event (well, one vegetarian and one non-vegetarian). For starters, we had organic green salad, English cucumber, vine ripened tomato, shaved fennel & carrot, sweet shallot vinaigrette. It was very fresh and a nice way to start the meal. It was light and very easy on the stomach. Afterwards, we were served pan roasted local ling cod, crisp skin, snap pea risotto and tomato tarragon coulis. The cod was toasted on the top but the inside was soft. Overall, the whole dish was succulent since the fish might not have a lot of flavor but the coulis gave the dish a lot of flavor. For dessert, we got panna cotta. The cream was nice and I found small vanilla beans which I have been told is a sign that it’s a great dessert. Overall, I was really pleased with the whole meal. Even though, it was a 3-course meal, I didn’t feel too heavy after eating.
The service was also very nice. The servers were polite, efficient and professional. The food was served quickly.
In brief, I had a really nice time at Brix. The restaurant is gorgeous. The food is succulent. We paid 35$ including the food, the tax and the tip. It was fair for all this food, but I don’t think I could afford it all the time on a student’s budget.