Eight 1/2 Restaurant Lounge

I was recently invited by VanEats to check out their new $15 tasting menu at Eight 1/2 Restaurant Lounge and boy am I glad they invited me! Situated just west of Main St. on Eighth Ave., it is a convenient spot for friends to catch drinks, watch the game, or even grab a nice dinner with a date (like I did last night!)

To start off, you get a really cute flight of Brun and Amber beer. I liked both, but definitely preferred the Amber due to its floral notes and ease of drinking. The Baked Brie appetizer was wrapped in phyllo pastry, drizzled with a little bit of chili oil, and served with a sliced strawberry and apple. It was so good and I will definitely try to recreate this at home! The mixture of the flavours were really incredible. The 8th Ave pizza was also amazing. It was a perfect size and had so many different flavours that really worked well together: spicy sausage, creamy cheese, sour banana peppers, and savory mushrooms. I would absolutely order all of these things again. I can’t wait to go back!

Eight 1/2 Restaurant Lounge

Brun and Amber Tasting Flight

Brun and Amber Tasting Flight

Excited!

Excited!

Baked Brie

Baked Brie

Perfectly Oozy

Perfectly Oozy

Great Decor

Great Decor

8th Ave Pizza

8th Ave Pizza

Cheesy Goodness

Cheesy Goodness

The menu below is available for $15 until May 4th. It’s a great deal and absolutely delicious!

  1. Flight of Stanley Park Brewery Belgian Style Beer,
    • 2 “Ambers”, subtle toasted malt, lightly hopped, exceptionally clean finish
    • 2 “Bruns”, distinctive dried fruit aromatics, complex chocolate, roasted nut and malt biscuit
  2. Your Choice of Appie:,
    • “Tortilla Soup”, chicken, black beans, corn, avocado, tortilla crisps, mozzarella (gluten free)
    • “Baked Brie”, filo wrapped brie, local honey, sambal oelek, candied apple
    • “Dungeness Crab Cakes”, served with lemony yogurt and arugula
  3. You Choice of Thin Crust Pizza,
    • “8th Avenue”, hot calabrese, chorizo, banana peppers, and sautéed mushrooms
    • “Market Place”, roasted vegetables, goat cheese, torn basil, sundried tomato base
    • “Wild Smoked Salmon”, BC smoked salmon, creamy dill, capers, red onion, craisins

Let me know if you’ve tried any great restaurants lately 🙂

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