Happy Birthday Warren!!
Tonite, we celebrated my brother's 31st birthday at Vivacity in Richmond cos he didn't want to have a huge dinner but instead planned a night out (drinking at the club) with his buddies. Originally I figured he would want to have steak for dinner but his fave place is HSG and that is in the heart of Yaletown (aka Olympic Party Central) so we decided on his next fave meal being Peking Duck. I made reservations at Viviacity for 8pm so there was plenty of time for him and Tomina to get ready. I was to pick up Tomina before heading out to Richmond for dinner cos they were planning to take my brother's car tonite. Before picking up T, I headed over to Dairy Queen to get my brother a DQ ice cream cake cos you can't celebrate your birthday without a cake! I lucked out cos DQ had a golf themed ice cream cake! Tomina and I arrived right on time but of course, they were fashionably late, we didn't order anything but tea as I have no idea on how to order at these places. My dad went all out for my brother's dinner, as always he ordered way too many dishes again and one of the features of dinner was the lobster, mmmmm so yummy! The Peking duck was pretty good altho the duck meat dish with lettuce wrap was just ok. Poor T, she doesn't eat meat but will eat chicken occasionally so she didn't eat that much. Altho she did eat a little bit of the lobster and we did order a veggie dish consisting of snow pea shoots with dried scallops and mushrooms. She's going to be hungry later! Overall, the customer service at the restaurant was pretty awesome (think cos my dad was there earlier in the day for dim sum!) and the dishes were relatively good. More photos on my flickr account.