Bin 941 – Vancouver’s Tapas Dining Delight


So, the FoodShed has been in training for a half ironman. I did it over the past weekend up in Vancouver, B.C. It was a unforgettable experience. To celebrate afterwards, we went for a long walk through the streets of Vancouver, down Davie street to Bin 941. What a memorable way to end a memorable day.

Bin 941 in Vancouver, B.C.
Bin 941 in Vancouver, B.C.

This little bistro has been around for a long time, and is still kicking butt and pairing unusual and fun ingredients.

Amazing Roe-Topped Appetizer
Amazing Roe-Topped Appetizer

Dishes are served tapas style. You should share your order, and dishes come out one at a time. For our first dish, we had Digby Scallop Baja Prawn Tournedos. Digby is a little town in Nova Scotia, on the east coast of Canada. Two prawns came spooning a scallopThe prawn/scallops came stacked in a pair, laying in a bed of crazy good bonito butter sauce. It was a tantalizing salty-sweet. The entire affair was topped with a generous helping of crispy tempura’d leeks and a side of cucumber salsa. It was excellent.

A Mushroom Pate 'Bruschetta'
A Mushroom Pate ‘Bruschetta’

Next came a ‘bruschetta’ with a wild mushroom pate. It tasted like a delicious vegetarian’s foie gras – rich, special, and earthy. The two long spears of bread were grilled, topped with the pate, then layered with sautéed mushrooms and beautiful curls of parm, and sprinkles of truffle oil. Decadence.

Flank Steak with a Special Glaze
Flank Steak with a Special Glaze

Finally came the flank steak. I don’t usually eat much meat, and certainly not steak. And yet, for some reason, flank steak seemed like a wonderful final plate to order. So we did. And we were happy. The flank steak came in a spicy-sweet maple syrup chipotle glaze that made me want to lick the dish. We settled for dragging the frites through the extra sauce. It was perfect.

Menu for Magic
Menu for Magic

It’s a very small establishment, but the staff is very friendly and the decor is quirky and fun.

Fun Mirror!
Fun Mirror!

Here’s what the early morning half Ironman swim looked like, in Vancouver B.C.’s Burrard Inlet. What a gorgeous setting. If you’re curious, you can see some more photos of the event over here.

Half Ironman Vancouver, B.C. Swim
Half Ironman Vancouver, B.C. Swim

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7 thoughts on “Bin 941 – Vancouver’s Tapas Dining Delight”

  1. Wait a minute…AFTER you did a half-ironman then you went for a long walk?! You’re crazy…but I’m very impressed!

  2. Did you notice that they spelled hummus as homous? Google says that because it is an arabic translation I have the freedom to spell it phonetically. I’m going to add that to my list of freedoms…along with the freedom to say tamahto or tomato and the freedom to vote.

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