Boathouse (White Rock)August 7, 2011
Last month I went to White Rock since the weather was so good. I don’t think I’ve ever been to White Rock.. At least, I have no recollection of it!
Anyway, there wasn’t much to do there except look at the white rock (where the city got its name from) and walk around. The city got its name from a large rock by the shore, coloured white from all the bird droppings that was on it. Later on, people painted the rock with white paint so that it was completely white. At first I thought the rock was naturally white but thanks to Mochi’s explanation, I now know the real story behind the rock.
For dinner, we went to the Boathouse. It was a really big restaurant with three floors. The first floor was more like a bar so we walked up to the third floor where we could sit on the roof and enjoy the beautiful scenery and watch the sunset.
The fish tasted great when it was hot, but since we were sitting outdoors, it quickly cooled down and then it just tasted really greasy. The fries were sprinkled with sea salt and the salad was delicious! (More on the salad below) Other than that, there wasn’t anything special about this dish. The fish and chips tasted the same as any other place.
The fresh greens were topped with maple almond slices, cranberries and asagio cheese. It was actually the same as the side salad served with the fish and chips so if we had known, then we wouldn’t have ordered it. It was delicious nonetheless, and very healthy.
This steak tasted really amazing, and the server told us that it is in the top 1% of world class beef! It was tender and cooked just right. Steak is one of my favourite foods in a Western restaurant. I enjoyed this dish immensely.
This dish came with a vodka cocktail sauce to dip. The chilled shrimps tasted quite delicious and sweet. (I actually like it better without dipping it in the sauce!) I think that this is a good appetizer to share among two or three people.
This drink was sweet from fresh peach juice but also a bit bitter from the alcohol. It’s very refreshing to drink in the summer. I haven’t had much alcohol so I can’t comment on how good it is. I thought it tasted just like peach juice but with a bit of a kick from the vodka at the end.
This was by far my favourite dish for the night! After 9pm it was appy hour, and during then, oysters were either $1 or $1.50 each depending on the kind that you got. We wanted the better ones for $1.50/pc but they were out, so we got the $1 ones instead. It was my first time having oyster and now I understand why everybody (including Mochi) loves it so much! It tasted really fresh and now I want more. I plan to go back again just for the oysters next time!