Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Copper Pot (Now closed)

I came here for a lovely dinner a couple weeks back and had a very enjoyable time and meal. Located on 109 st just before the High Level bridge, The Copper Pot offers a nice view of the Legislature building as well as the river valley. Unfortunately, depending on where you sit, it also offers you a view of the road leading onto the High Level bridge, which, depending on what time of day is it, is probably not a very nice view. But nevertheless, the restaurant  does offer a scenic view with all tables facing the windows.

We were seated in a small crescent shaped booth that faced onto the view outside and was perfect seating for a couple. If you plan on going with a date request one of these tables because you get to sit side my side and enjoy the view.

The menu, which you can view online on their website is limited, like most fine dining restaurants, but offered a nice selection of entrees and appetizers. We decided on the calamari (13$) as an appetizer and for my entree I had the Stuffed Chicken (34$) and my companion had the New York strip (35$).

The calamari was lightly battered and served with their house made tzatziki. The batter had some sort of spice to it which was different but nice, and the tzatziki had mint in it which was different but also a good change.

I absolutely loved the stuffed chicken. It was cooked perfectly and very juicy. Here's the description from the restaurants menu: "Provolone piccante, roasted red pepper and spinach stuffed chicken breast drizzled with truffle infused honey and basil pesto served alongside Greek roasted fingerling potatoes and market vegetables." It was wonderful. You could taste the honey in the sauce and the fingerling potatoes were crispy and had a lot of flavor infused in it, not just sitting on top of the skin.

I didn't take a bit of the New York Strip so I can not really comment on it but it was a large serving of steak. The official description was: "Hand cut and grilled to your liking with merlot demi glace served alongside horseradish whipped potatoes and market vegetables."

Because it was my birthday our lovely waitress gave us dessert on the house. We had a salted peanut butter chocolate terrine. I would go back just for that dessert if nothing else. The sea salt complimented the chocolate and peanut butter perfectly.

Overall I had a very satisfying meal at The Copper Pot and will certainly return in the near future. Perhaps maybe later in the evening this time so I can catch the sunset over the river valley.