We ate our hearts out with the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation

On March 2, 2015 I had the pleasure of attending the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation’s Eat Your Heart Out. The event brings guests on a culinary restaurant crawl, where we got to sample menu items from three of the six participating restaurants.

The evening kicked off with a story from Dave Teixeira about his long recovery from a severe concussion. The care he received at Eagle Ridge Hospital was second to none, and served to remind us why we were raising money. But then it was on to the trolley buses and on to the food.

Our group’s first stop was Saint St. Grill on St. Johns in Port Moody. We quickly piled into the room and started snacking on tasty tiny garlic toasts. The main attraction was ostrich accompanied with thinly sliced salmon and these amazing little potatoes. Ostrich is a very lean meat, and with the red wine sauce…so good. For a real rundown of what we were exactly eating, check out Alycia Sundar’s detailed breakdown on 604now.com. I’m just better at sticking my face into the plate and enjoying.

Next stop was Browns Socialhouse in Newport Village. The pork ribs were fall-off-the-bone good. While the highlight of that stop was the food, the excitement was provided by a light fixture above our table. We could smell that unmistakable electrical fire whiff before seeing the sparks coming off the cabling attached to the fixture. The manager quickly turned the light off to prevent further meltdown, making the lighting much more romantic than originally planned for. Nothing like a light show to go with our meal.

Finally, back on the trolley bus and over to Mr. Mike’s Steakhouse in Pinetree Village. I’m a steak fan. The peppercorn sauce on to the steak took it to the next level. Our evening then wrapped up back at the Civic Galleria with dessert provided by Christine Catering Company. The company and conversation were fantastic, and the whole thing was a great time from start to finish.

The other participating restaurants this year were Onyx Steak Steakhouse in Port Moody, St. James’s Well in Newport Village, and The Boathouse in Port Moody.

The mission of the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation is to provide hospital staff with the best medical equipment, programs, and facilities. The next event where you can come out and show your support is Wheel to Heal coming on May 2, 2015.

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