This month was our 4th year anniversary, so we decided to treat ourselves to some amazing food! We heard many great things about Chambar and since they were also doing Dineout, might as well take this opportunity to try it!
Dineout is still on until February 1st, so if you want to check out the Chambar dineout menu check out the link: http://www.dineoutvancouver.com/listings/Chambar-Restaurant/19526/0/#dineoutdinnermenu
They serve the $38.00 menu, which comes with appetizer, main course & dessert (just like all other dineout options).
So for appetizer, I ordered the Soupe De Canard: Cauliflower soup, barbequed duck, cilantro pistou, & toasted almonds.
The soup is a thick cream consistency and has some amazing flavor. I really like the addition of the cilantro pistou which gives the soup an extra kick of flavor. The duck was cooked very well and the amount given was surprisingly filling.
Now on to main course! Phil ordered the Mussels! Apparently the mussels are very well known from Chambar so he knew he had to order this. Not to our surprise, the mussels were amazing, flavor was on point! At first glance, it doesn’t seem like there’s many mussels within the pot, since all the garnish was hiding majority of the top layer. We knew the flavor would be amazing, but we were shocked by the amount of mussels given! There were at least 30+ mussels in this pot and it was extremely satisfying and filling for Phil. Highly recommend the mussels if you decide to come here! There were also fries served on the side with the mussels. Phil’s advice is to eat the fries first, because by the time you are done with the mussels, your fries would’ve cooled down and it’ll just not taste as great!
For dessert, I ordered the Gateaux De Chevre- Chevre cheesecake, speculoos, green apple sorbet, quince caramel.
From the name, I thought this would be the perfect dessert for me because I love cheesecake, I love apple sorbet & I love caramel.. but I never tried it all together. All 3 combined was just extremely weird for me and I just can’t understand the relationship each one have with one another. It just didn’t work well with my tastebuds and I thought this dessert was rather awful..
I’m not entirely sure if there were goat cheese within the cheesecake or not, but I thought I tasted a bit of goat cheese in it and I hate goat cheese, so that was a total let down. I have a special place in my heart for caramel, it’s by far one of my most fave things out there, but the caramel sauce at the bottom doesnt even taste like caramel to me! Now on to the apple sorbet, the apple sorbet itself was amazing and tasted super refreshing, but the combination of all 3 of these items together just didn’t work out for me.
Phil ordered the La Barre De Chocolate- Hazelnut praline chocolate mousse bar, sherry vinegar, burnt cinnamon milk foam.
I thought it was extremely sweet how the restaurant took the time to put the wordings “Happy anniversary” on our plate. I know they were extremely busy so the thought of remembering and taking the time to do this for us was definitely a plus for service!
Now on to the actual dessert, it’s basically a chocolate bar with a side milk foam on the side. The foam tasted pretty interesting because there’s a hint of cinnamon in it. The chocolate bar itself was decent but not the best. Phil loves to eat anything chocolate but he thought this dessert was quite disappointing because he expecting something spectacular.
Overall, for both desserts, we were definitely not impressed.
Overall Rating: 3/5