August 02, 2011 | Tips from Us >
White Rock, Dining
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If you're looking for a great dining experience in Whiterock you should definitely try Cielos Tapas and Oyster Bar!
Four of us headed out to this lovely open air restaurant on the main boardwalk,with a spectacular view of the ocean and a front row seat for people viewing if you are seated on the patio. We opted to sit inside the restaurant as there was more room but later moved to the patio for after dinner drinks.
Our first choice was a mouth-watering House Special Bruschetta which featured gorgonzola cheese, a tomatoe puree and a balsamic reduction which wet our appetites for the candied salmon along with crab cakes and lamb popcicles which were delicious. We also sampled their secret blend of sangria which was perfect for a warm summer's evening. Next we opted for the raw oysters served with fresh shaved horseradish and roe and were pleased to see a favorite vinegar sauce served also at Rodney's Oyster Bar in Vancouver ( I believe there is some connection there). Still feeling we had some room left we opted for an order of their scrumptious fries served with 3 tastey sauces and a round of baked brie that was a gooey and delectable combination! They also served us with an interesting unleavened bread that reminded me of yorkshire pudding. We ended the meal with a shared desert with the flavours of chocolate, peanut butter and icecream, simply irresistable!
We also met the owner and his wife who were charming and did make us feel very welcome and bought us a round of drinks once they found out it was our first time there.Our server, Laurie was fun and entertaining, as well as very attentive without being intrusive. She even laughed at some of our lame jokes, trust me they were lame! She was a good sport! All in all it was a fabulous way to spend a summer evening, with great friends, a lovely sea breeze atmosphere and an interesting and delicious array of tempting food offerings. I would go back in a heartbeat!