Dine Out Vancouver is a culinary festival that occurs once a year, where patrons get to try restaurants through curated menus. This year we decided to go to Black and Blue, a 3-story establishment known for its steak. If you haven’t seen my post about their rooftop patio, you can check it out here.
The night’s set menu was $40 per person and my partner also substituted his main course with the 10z rib eye steak for a little extra. We started off with the wagyu beef carpaccio which was my favourite part of the meal; the meat was soft and light. You could taste a hint of olive oil that went well with the subtle texture. My partner also ordered the additional course of seared tuna with caviar which was small but enjoyable.
We were seated at a table right next to the noisy kitchen … which I was not impressed by. The restaurant had beautiful modern decor but the view was obstructed by the unfortunate seating situation. I did appreciate the decent service we received though.
For entrees I had the short ribs where the texture was very tender but it was too much on the savory side and only had a single potato slice to cut the overwhelmingly salty taste of the dish. The rib eye steak option had mashed potatoes which was better. I tried a little bit of his steak and it was quite delicious since it’s what this place is known for.
Dessert was creme brulee which was a more substantial portion than anticipated. The carmelized sugar layer on top was the best part of it since the rest was too sweet and I simply wasn’t that fond of custard.