Friday, 10 April 2015

Lisa Marie

April 10, 2015
After a hard day's work, we decided to celebrate by going out for tapas and drinks!
This is the cutest beer I've seen this year:
And it was really good!

Root beer braised beef cheek mac and cheese $7
Very cheesy and the beef cheek was really tender.
Porchetta tostada  $9
The tostada was a little harder to share, but we made it work. Crunchy tostada on the bottom and packed with flavour porchetta on top.

Seoul fried chicken $19
This chicken was a huge disappointment considering it was almost $20. I couldn't believe the price tag on these four pieces of chicken. It was tasty, but definitely not worth it.

Deep fried panna cotta with caramel and chocolate sauce
Really cool concept! Deep fried panna cotta was rather solid and tofu-like.

Elvis in a jar
Peanut butter, banana, whipped cream and bacon on top.
Quite yummy (except for the not so crispy bacon on top).

Overall: This experience was a little underwhelming.  The tapas were cool and different and tasted okay, but the pricing was really strange.

March 28, 2014
I've been meaning to try Lisa Marie after I tried Fidel Gastro's tacos 
Lisa Marie

Mmm bar snacks...
Lisa Marie Menu

Eggplant Meatballs
Eggplant Meatballs
The meatballs were actually really well done. I loved the crunchy texture of the deep fried eggplant and goat cheese balls with the viscous jalapeno mint jelly.

Pad Thai fries
Pad Thai Fries
I didn't really get the Pad Thai feel from the plate of crispy fries (except maybe the lime and a little seasoning).

Creole Poutine
Creole Poutine: Tempura fried sweet potatoes with Louisiana Trinity Sauce topped with whole prawns, parmigiano cheese and brown butter.
Definitely a different take on poutine: it had the basic requirements of potato, cheese and sauce (?) - but it wasn't fries, cheese curds or gravy. I can't say I particularly enjoyed it, but the fried sweet potatoes were interesting and the tomato paste was nice.

Philly Cheesesteak Tostada
This tostada with the grilled sirloin, onions and cheese was amazing! So delicious! It was a little hard to share, but we managed...the crispy tostada shell + the piled on toppings were great!

Bulgolgi Ravioli
Bulgolgi Ravioli
The fried ravioli with the bulgoli beef inside was kind of interesting, but it wasn't really a favourite around the table.

Snow crab pogo
Snow Crab Corn Dogs
Really different and cool! The chili ketchup was pretty neat too!

Turkey Wings
Two Turkey Wings
Honey garlic wing on the top and pretzel covered mustard wing on the bottom. An curious combination of flavours that actually worked out okay. They were massive turkey wings - I didn't anticipate this! (obviously I forgot how big turkeys can get.)

Moroccan Short rib
Moroccan Short Rib
Tender fall-off-the-bone meat..mmm

Korean burger
Korean Fritas
A burger in a fried bun (?) with kimchi pickles and garlic yogurt. I actually thought it was supposed to be a burger, but it was more of a doughy wrap around an oblong chunk of burger with a slight Korean flair.

Deep fried pizza
Deep Fried Pizza - Smoked Duck
It reminded me of Peking Duck on a crispy pancake rather than a pizza.

Overall: An interesting experience - a lot of fusion food and crazy combinations of cultures and flavours. I thought it was hit and miss with the plates, but it was a lot of fun trying everything! It can definitely add up to a pricey meal with the small dishes. Also, it can get pretty loud inside with the music and the food took a while to come out.

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