A sleek, modern wine bar, the majority of the first level consisted of cozy booths and banquettes. We opted for a cozy booth and were immediately greeted with a small bowl of addictively salty popcorn.
|Prosciutto wrapped Bocconcini|
The prosciutto wrapped bocconcini that I had looked forward to trying again could have benefited from more salt. The prosciutto itself was unlike any we had seen before, it looked and tasted very fatty, with the appearance resembling more of fatty bacon than that of prosciutto.
Update for clarification: It was not frozen a little bit so it could be sliced more easily, but frozen through and through and not even room temperature when served to us. Neither of the humans had ever been served feeb carpaccio this way before, and was later confirmed by Chef friends that it should never be cold enough to have ice crystals.
We wondered perhaps if there was no Chef in the kitchen that evening and if everything had been prepped earlier, allowing others to simply plate the dishes. Regardless, we thought the free popcorn was the highlight of the entire meal, and that their food definitely could have used more attention. From the use of the right components to their freshness, the dishes could have benefited if more care had been taken in this regard. However, the frozen feeb carpaccio was really unforgivable in their eyes, as carpaccio should only be served fresh since it is raw meat, and it obviously wasn’t in this case since it was frozen.
Lit Wine Bar although not the worst food we have tasted, lands fairly low on my list for daring to serve @thepolishviking and my female human raw feeb that is far from fresh, which could potentially make people sick. Although we hoped this was a REALLY REALLY off night for them, unfortunately the impression they made on us as diners was bad enough that I highly doubt that either @thepolishviking or I would return.
Lit Wine Bar
10132 104 St
Edmonton, AB T5X 1J7
UPDATED (July 1, 2014): CLOSED