6255 River Rd, Delta
On a spur of the moment, our close-knit group of six decided to go out for dinner now that eating out rules had been relaxed during COVID-19. We found the closest restaurants with a nice patio were booked solid apparently others had the same idea, Our friend June suggest the Riverhouse Restaurant, Pub and Marina just east of Ladner.
Since they did not take patio reservations we were advised to arrive early. We pulled into the parking lot at five minutes to five. Upon entering we were quickly greeted and given the grand tour in search of the best table for six to be seated comfortably. Seems we were the first customers for dinner
Riverhouse is home to one of the largest patios located on the banks of the Fraser River. Our table gave us a grand view of both the marina and river.
Barbara ordered the Margherita Flatbread; four stars. She also ordered a side of yam fries, which turned out to be the best we have ever tasted five stars on that choice. June and Peter had the Halibut and Chips once again four stars.
Ken went for the pulled pork sandwich which he seemed to really enjoy. Jane had the Penne Primavera. I had (surprise) the Beef Dip. It was good, but not quite as impressive as Browns Social Club in White Rock makes.
Sumac Ridge Private Reserve Merlot seemed to be the choice for those preferring a red. The wine presented notes of dark plums, berries and spice with a hint of sweet toasted oak on the nose. The aromas carry through to the palate making this an easy-drinking merlot.
I had the Pinot Gris 2019 from Gehringer Bros. Excellent, exactly what one would expect in a fruity summer wine.
It was a wonderful evening, good food, nice surroundings, good weather and wonderful friends what more could one ask for!