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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Society Restaurant & Lounge

1257 Hamilton St (Yaletown)
Vancouver, BC V6B 6K3
Tel: 604-629-8800
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This is the newest addition to Glowbal's collection of restaurants. It's been hyped up so much. I was actually really excited to go, but left feeling high and dry. Glowbal's other restaurants: Coast, Trattoria, Afterglow and even Sanafir are much better than Society. The contrasting interior of the restaurant borders on overkill (reminiscent of Austin Powers mixed with Elle Woods).

Forno Meatloaf Balls - bacon, robust tomato sauce $7

These were fairly good. A nice sized, reasonably priced appetizer. The bacon wasn't especially noticeable, and the sauce was pretty unremarkable. Glowbal Afterglow also has something really similar. I wish they'd mix up their menus more.

Meatloaf - bacon, wild mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes $15
After having had the meatloaf ball appetizer, this meatloaf entree was pretty "meh". It certainly didn't look appetizing, and it tasted EXACTLY the same as the meatballs, just in a different sauce. I suppose if I hadn't already had the meatloaf ball appetizer, that these would be fairly "okay". The oil was once again a negative factor in terms of appearance. The sour cream mashed potatoes were interesting... in the sense that I can't decide whether I like them or not. ple.

Hawaiian - grilled pineapple, smoked ham, speck $14

The toppings for this pizza were pretty good, ham was a bit on the salty side though. Texture was a bit flakier than normal. It was quite a generous portion compared to the other entrees. The irregular shape gave it a bit of an eccentric but "home-made" presence, but then I compared the one we got to the one featured on the video on their website, and it looks like it wasn't actually supposed to look that way.

Baked Truffle Mac and Cheese - winter truffles, parmesan gratin $14

This was sooo tiny! probably only slightly bigger than a regular sized creme brulee! It definitely pales in comparison with the truffle mac and cheese that we had in Seattle for happy hour in terms of size. It was pretty meh.

BBQ Beef Ribs - tomato cucumber salad $18

Sorry this is a bit of a blurry picture. These beef ribs were okay. They were hard to share since the bones were huge and impossible to pass around by fork and knife. They kept falling onto the table. There was very little meat on the bone, and they look quite similar to the ribs at Uncle Willy's.

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