Lunch At Feenie’s With Corsair Memory

Today Stephen Fung and I went to have lunch with Corsair Memory. We went to Feenie’s in Vancouver because it’s one of the best restaurants in the city. Feenie’s is owned by Iron Chef America winner, Rob Feenie. He is also the owner of Lumiere, the most expensive restaurant in the city. The last time we dined there, the dinner bill came to $1,314.37.

Like Lumiere, Feenie’s is an award-winning restaurant. Unlike Lumiere, you don’t need to be a Dot Com Mogul to dine there. The prices at Feenie’s are quite reasonable for the level of quality. It’s a good way to get an idea of what a Lumiere experience maybe like. The restaurant serves as a good marketing arm (and profit center) for Lumiere – if the food at Feenie’s is this good, just image what it’s like at Lumiere!

Our lunch appointment was originally set up for 1:30 but got pushed to 2:30 because our host, Vivian from Corsair, was running late. Vivian is on what is known in the industry as a press tour. She’s flying from city to city and saying hi to all the tech sites that Corsair supply product samples to. It’s also a good way to catch up because we haven’t seen each other for a long time. Anyway, this is the average Feenie’s lunch.

Tuna Tartare

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Tuna Tartare with black & white sesame seeds, cilantro, and tamarind glaze. This is by far the best tuna tartare in the city. It blows away the tartare I had at Hy Encore.

Baked Mary’s Point Oysters

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Baked Mary’s Point Oysters with panko, nori, spicy mayonaise and lemon buerre blanc. Normally I like my oyster raw but the oysters Feenie’s prepared was damn good. They were pretty big too.

Braised Beef Short Ribs

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You don’t need a knife with this dish. The meat is so tender you can cut it with a fork. I’ve had this dish before and it’s still every bit as good as the last time.

Roasted Sable Fish

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That time Stephen was at Feenie’s, he order the Roasted Sable Fish. He liked it so much that he ordered it again. He said if you’re a fish lover, you will fall in love with this dish.

The Desserts

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The desserts at Feenie’s are simply mouth watering and the presentation is top notch. My Creme Brulee had an evenly covered crust and Vivian said her Chocolate Fondant with ancho-chile anglaise, cinnamon ice cream, almond praline and honey tuile was to die for.

I like to thank Vivian for inviting us out to lunch and I look forward to seeing her again in June when we’re in Taipei for Computex. Now I have to work off this lunch because I have to review another restaurant for dinner.

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72 thoughts on “Lunch At Feenie’s With Corsair Memory”

  1. Shawn Knight says:

    The ribs and sable fish look yummy, as do the deserts… but hey not like I could afford to eat em anyway! Oh, and Corsair rocks, although I was sad not to see a pic of Vivian lol :mrgreen:

    1. Jonix says:

      errr…the Chocolate Fondant don’t make me mouthwatering. It looks…geee, i don’t wanna write this ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

      Tuna tartare, hmm…it looks delicious!

    2. Dave says:

      Some of that looked really good to me, other dishes looked kinda gross…but I bet they all tasted amazing.

    3. ilker says:

      droooool ๐Ÿ˜›

    4. Yeah Vivian has it all!

      Asian, good looking and always carries a Terabyte of RAM on her purse :mrgreen:

  2. Gosh, John it would be nice to have enough money to dine like that. Once again you’re doing a fabulous job of motivating me. It all looks very good. I am a man of high tastes, but little money. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. ilker says:

      Get rich or die trying..

    2. DanyO says:

      if I was rich, I still probably wouldn’t eat in places like that. Pretty much all food taste the same to me, so a 200$ plate Vs. 30$ place make no difference. I’m just a simple man i guess..

      1. Dave says:

        You can find real bargains if you look around. There is a lovely Thai restaurant around the corner from my girlfriend’s house. Fabulous food and very reasonably priced. The place is very nice as well, a bit on the small side though.

  3. Man your site has been making me hungry lately.

    1. ilker says:

      And he is a good “food” photographer as well.. what is your camera John?

      1. John Chow says:

        Those were taken with a Canon S3.

        1. ilker says:

          Do you have pictures of the camera?

          I supposed it would be hard to take them using the same camera unless you are holding it in front of the mirror ๐Ÿ™‚

        2. Nice food nice camera, I hope you take a few snaps for the food in Taipai for us.

  4. Albert Ng says:

    John Chow, this post is going to have to make me get a new keyboard from the drool that is dripping right now. ๐Ÿ™

    That is some awesome food. What is that dip for the first dessert?

    Btw, the comment system does not seem to work so I had to click on Reply.

    1. Dave says:

      You should get one of those washable keyboards. Then you won’t have any more problems ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. yuck!! (except for the desserts…yumm)

  6. That Tuna Tartare looks good. Half the stuff I see on here I have never heard of before. …. ๐Ÿ˜• Man I need to open up to some other foods.

    1. Jonix says:

      Move your horizotnts mate. It’s time to know the world ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. Jonix says:

        ups, i noticed i’ve invented a new word: “horizotnts”. cool! :mrgreen:
        Getting serious, i meant horizonts

    2. Dave says:

      not a fan of tuna…at ALL.

      I would probably try that dish though, just to see how it tasted.

  7. I’ve never been able to get into the fancy food. I’d prefer to spend $200 on the meal and then $500 on a bottle of DP :mrgreen:

    1. I hope you mean Don Perignon and not Dr. Pepper. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

      1. Josh Rives says:

        I’d spend $500 on a bottle of Dr Pepper…sweet nectar of life

        1. Dave says:

          I have a bottle of Dr. Pepper I’d like to sell you, good sir! :mrgreen:

        2. Shawn Knight says:

          Blah, Dr. Pepper is ick! My ex drank that stuff religiously and now I can’t even stand to take a sip ๐Ÿ™

        3. ilker says:

          $500? ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    2. ilker says:

      McDonalds combo is my fine dining meal.. $4.99! :mrgreen:

      1. Dave says:

        Ugh…that is _so_ bad for you.

  8. James says:

    I’d take the Dr. Pepper – but not for $500.

    1. ilker says:

      Exactly.. it’s ridiculous! ๐Ÿ™„

  9. Scott says:

    Is Joe Forte’s still open in Vancouver?

    1. David says:

      Yup…it sure is!! Robson and Thurlow, I believe…

  10. Dax Desai says:

    I wish I had vendors take me to nice resteraunts. Note to self – become dot com mogul, get free dinners, rinse, repeat

    1. Jonix says:

      It’s the wish of must of us ๐Ÿ™‚

      There is a very truthfull ancient phrase:
      “Money Makes More Money”

    2. Dave says:

      I have clients who take me out on occasion, never anything this nice. It’s weird, I feel like I should be taking them out for meals because they are MY clients, but I guess they just like me a lot ๐Ÿ™‚

    3. ilker says:

      Hahaha ๐Ÿ˜†

      *note to self – become dot com mogul, the rest follows

  11. Gdog says:

    I love sable fish…and I would love to have some right about now. The Feenie’s burger is really good too. MMmmmm…

  12. The food looks delicious!

    1. Jonix says:

      yep, specially the tuna.

        1. Dave says:

          I can only stomach seafood when it’s prepared “right” (as in it doesn’t smell like fish)

  13. David says:

    Damn John!!! You eat well!!! One day..Soon…I’ll be able to eat at restaurants like these…once UBC quits stealing all my money…haha

    1. Jonix says:

      when you arrive to that day, remember us, give us a free meal ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

      1. ilker says:

        Evil people take free stuff, not give! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

        1. David says:

          That’s right…I’m learning from John how to be evil ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  14. Jeff Kee says:

    Well John, any contests for a RAM chip coming up? I could use another RAM stick in my new laptop!

    that is of course, if you got samples.

    1. Jonix says:

      a bit of topic but, what is you laptop model, jeff?

  15. blogdinero says:

    ughhhh! Now we know how John spends his $7,000 jejeje

    1. Jonix says:

      ahh siรฑorita, don’t be “evil” :mrgreen:

      1. ilker says:

        Corretion: “evil” ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

        1. Jonix says:

          Correction #2: “evil” ๐Ÿ˜ˆ :mrgreen:

  16. ilker says:

    Looks amazing!

    1. Jonix says:

      what is amazing ilker?

  17. Piggy says:

    Looks fantastic, man… lucky guy!

    1. Jonix says:

      ah another fellowship of the luck!
      I also think, that LUCK, after hard work, is a very important key factor.

  18. Hijackqueen says:

    OMG, the creme brulee is a die for!!! Can I have the crust? Please??? Pretty Please!!!!

  19. Guk says:

    John you should open a restaurant review site. you’ll get free meals everyday!

    1. Dave says:

      Actually John could pull that off ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

      He’s got the rep, and a bunch of reviews to put up already. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. DanyO says:

    I went to a restaurant like that once, but I didn’t like the experience. Although food was okay, there wasn’t enough of it. It’s probably just me though, i’m just cheap…

  21. Wow yummy! What else can we say about that? ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

  22. Yum that fish look very nice! Actually the whole meal looks great.

    1. Dave says:

      I don’t get along with seafood, at all :S

  23. Derrich says:

    Definitely great presentation. Those oysters look ridiculous. Ridiculously good!

  24. Dean says:

    Wow, Vancouver has some awesome places to eat. I’m from Hawaii and can appreciate the seafood.

    1. Dave says:

      Everywhere you go, you can find nice places to eat.

      John should go to some big chain once and post a review as a Joke.

      “My dinner at East Side Mario’s” lol

  25. Steve34 says:

    John, this is my first time on your site,
    I just came across this story on
    topgrubs.com and I really enjoyed your review, I will definately be visiting regularly….Steve34

  26. Amanda says:

    That food looks phenomenal

  27. Chris M says:

    There are way too many amazing places to eat at – I really need to move country or something ๐Ÿ˜‰

  28. There should be a gourmet soup kitchen for aspiring dot com moguls — weโ€™d be first in line. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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