Thursday, October 24, 2013

Breakfast with Bob

I had to pick this title because it's whimsical.  It's not misleading, but it is inadequate.  A better title would be "A weekend with the Skoots".

Not too long ago I posted "Lunch with Bob".  Once more I'm sharing a meal with Bob, but it's not that Bob, it's this Bob.  If you're confused, it's all Bob's fault.

Last Saturday morning I was patiently waiting for Bob (see my previous post) so that I could have some breakfast.  We had decided the night before (I can't remember if it was before or after the excellent dinner I enjoyed in the company of Bob and Yvonne at Phnom Penh) that our Saturday morning breakfast venue would be the Tomahawk.  Vancouver is a foodie city.  At the risk of offending, I'll say that Vancouver and Montreal are neck-and-neck as the foodie capital of Canada.  It should come as no surprise that Vancouver attracted Guy Fiori and his Camaro.  Among the diners, drive-ins, and dives he showcased are those two fabulous eateries.
Suffice to say that we didn't come away hungry.
After breakfast, Bob and I set off to see the sights.

Lynn Creek is not a name that does justice to the rain forest valley that is barely a twenty minute drive from downtown Vancouver.

Simply stunning.  Those are just the right words.  Towering moss-covered trees, and a crystal clear stream babbling its way along the valley floor around smooth river-worn rocks as it leaves a shrouded grotto nestled at the end of the park.  Therapeutic is another good word.
Actually, you only get the therapy if you don't have a fear of heights or suspended bridges that bounce and sway.

The day was capped off by... more food.  This time all you can eat sushi in Richmond in the company of the Vancouver chapter of the British Columbia Corvette Club.

Bob gave me this pin.
The pin ceremony was brief ("here's a little something...") but not entirely devoid of decorum. I think I may have to buy a Corvette.  Yikes!

Once we were incapable of eating more food, there was endless chatter.  The words C2, C7, header, oil, and Bowling Green Kentucky, came up, a lot.  Next summer there is a massive Corvette rally in the states, and many members of the club are making the trip, including Bob and Yvonne.

Again I find myself privileged to meet truly exceptional people.  Jenny and Loren drove a Ford Model A Phaeton from Peking to Paris this past summer.  Two nicer people you'll never meet.  After the restaurant everyone headed over to Gordon and Sue's place for coffee and more conversation. This was an evening I truly enjoyed.

Not too shabby for a weekend on the wet coast.  And stay tuned, there's another instalment coming.

11 comments:

  1. I remember hearing about the Tomahawk somewhere. It must've been on DD&D. Is it worth visiting (where's the food review?).

    So what color Vette is Bob getting for you?

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    1. Richard, that was my second visit to the Tomahawk. The breakfast was very good, maybe not rave worthy. My first visit was for dinner last May. Now that was memorable. I had a beef pot pie and it was maybe the best I've ever had.

      Not sure it's worth a trip down south, but definitely if you're passing through I would stop there for whatever meal was more or less appropriate.

      See, I like the way you think! Ya, Bob should get me a Vette. I'd go bold, like canary yellow. There aren't that many cars that can rock canary yellow. There was an RX8 once. I know some very high-end Porsches. I've seen a Ferrari or a Lamborghini in yellow. Definitely the Vette could rock yellow. A convertible model, with a manual shift, that would be perfect.

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    2. I like the way you think David.....I've taken great abuse for my own yellow mode of transport. What's wrong with yellow, I ask you (well, everyone else)??

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    3. Coop, you know I've never owned a yellow car. I had a Miata that was mid-life crisis red - accordingly to my darling wife. I sold it to a very close friend and neighbor, so I still get to see it now and then.

      Now I'm going to have to rummage through your blog to find the yellow beast. If memory serves, you're far, far, from a one vehicle guy.

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    4. Alright that was easy, it's not like the yellow Helix was hiding, it was right there in the most current post. I guess it would be hard to hide a canary yellow anything, much less a Honda Helix.

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  2. David, in cased you haven't figured it out already, on Bob's turf you will not (must not!) suffer from starvation. Rather the opposite...

    I will never forget that is was the Skoots (mostly Yvonne) coaxing me into trying sushi for the first time in fantastic downtown restaurant. I have been addicted to raw fish ever since, despite living vegan now. Looking forward to the next installment.

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    1. Ha! And Bob turned his nose up at all the raw fish on Sushi night, refusing to eat any protein that wasn't deep fried or skewered.

      I even ate something raw that looked like a baby shark fin, white-ish at the thick end an very dark and rubbery at the fin-like end. Not many people went near that, whatever it was.

      Oddly, I was the only one who ate any of the beef carpaccio that landed on our table.

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  3. David:

    I've gained 4 lbs during the past couple of weeks. I have to go on a FAST, or back to salads for a while and the AYCE Japanese dinner didn't help

    We could have gone somewhere other than the Tomahawk but you never had a chance to sample the Yukon Breakfast, but Bryan Adams used to work there before he became famous.

    We also have a few (east) Indian AYCE restaurants here . And Main Street is becoming what Robson street used to be 20 years ago

    I'm glad that you liked our excursion into nature. It was nice to get away from the crowds

    I only wished I could go where you are heading mid November

    bob
    Riding the Wet Coast

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    1. I could use a diet too.

      No need to be jealous for November, I had to pull the plug, just too much stuff on my plate.

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  4. There is never a dull moment with Bob and Yvonne. He is like the energizer bunny. He must have to eat a lot to sustain that level of energy.

    Good people + good food = good times.

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    1. Trobairitz you are 100% absolutely correct. And yes, good times indeed.

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