It was a hectic week of work, so on Friday evening Maridel and I opted to unwind a bit on the unbelievable Hamilton St row of chic restaurants in Yaletown, Vancouver. The common choice was the familiar ground: Milestones Grill and Bar.
I did a strecth in ordering a seafood dish and went for their Seafood Fettucini - Shrimp, mussels, salmon with fresh spinach and spicy chardonnay juice.
I was wondering if a dish like this would be a good entry level for those who have barely touched seafood dishes. Mixed with the familiar pasta, it could be a half-step to the seafood world. But, alas, the restaurant said 'Grill and Bar' and that meant 'we are not the best in seafood'. The mussels were just right moist but had an after taste lacking the fresh marine water flavour. The shrimps were on the dry side. The salmon bits were drown out by the flavour of the white cream sauce.
I had to reach out to Maridel's prime rib to save the night. A welcomed discovery was the cabernet sauvignon from the Okanagan Valley with the unlikely name of 'Rascal Next Door' - full bodied with rich berry flavours. How I wished I didn't have to drive on the highway to reach home.
My rating for the dish? Not good enough as an entry level for new seafood enthusiasts. Take note of the restaurant's name to have a cue of what their seafood dishes can be.