Zinc - Tuesday Tapas

August 02, 2017
The Art Gallery of Alberta currently offers free admission on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and the attached Zinc Restaurant offers a Tuesday Tapas menu, so everything worked out perfectly last night with an art tour followed by dinner at Zinc. I did a quick one-hour walkthrough of the gallery, but I would recommend a bit more time if you wanted to check out every exhibit in detail.

Dinner at Zinc also did not disappoint. A must try is the $4 pulled pork burger that the restaurant is taking a loss on to attract customers. It is a full size burger with generous amounts of meat and creamy coleslaw inside. The pulled pork was tender, but I didn't find it very flavourful. However, I have no complaints since it was a steal for only $4.

My favourite dish was the DLT ($12) - tea cured duck breast served with heirloom tomatoes, microgreens, grapefruit and mandarin orange slices, and tarragon aioli. The duck breast was cooked perfectly, and I could taste the distinct flavour of tea leaves in the meat.

I did not expect the sausage ($9) to be a hot dog. But it was a fancy hot dog with a grilled juicy chorizo sausage inside a crusty baguette. The chorizo was quite spicy and went well with the sour sauerkraut and piquant Dijon mustard. This would make a pretty filling entree for one person.

The sweet spicy prawns ($12.50) were interestingly neither sweet nor spicy. Instead I found them well-seasoned with salt and pepper. I'm sure "sweet spicy" actually refers to the ginger tomato chutney served with the prawns. While this dish was not bad, it was not what I had expected.

The full Tuesday Tapas menu is shown below:

Recommended Dishes:
- pulled pork
- sausage (only if you like spicy hot dogs)

Zinc Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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