Henry’s Kitchen is a humble French Italian restaurant located in the heart of Port Moody. They make here everything here from scratch down to the pastas using the highest quality ingredients and take the time to do it right. Reservations are highly recommended as they do turn away walk-in’s- especially on the weekend. For a mom and pop establishment, patience is definitely a virtue here – so do expect quite a bit of wait time for your food to arrive on your table as Chef Henry after all is a one man show 🙂
We started off with some antipasto and sampled items off of the Chef’s Special of the Day. Many of the items on their menu are made with a combination of fresh ingredients that elevate the food’s natural taste.
Flash Seared Albacore Tuna in Sesame Seed Crust & Ponzu Vinaigrette ($19.95)
Fresh Lobster Salad Roll
Mille-Feuille of Duck Liver Pâté Layered with Apple Served on Fennel Salad ($12.95) The use of the pâté added decadence to the fresh salad. The addition of the apple slices added a lovely sweet flavour without sweetening it much at all.
Baked Bocconcini Wrapped in Prosciutto Ham with Tomato Salsa ($9.95) Classic Italian antipasto ! These were lightly grilled over with some olive oil .
Garlic & Cheese Bread (4.95) Served on house made focaccia bread topped with mozzarella cheese and garlic butter.
Beef Bourguignon ($19.95) Braised Beef Shank in a tasty rich burgundy wine with mushroom & onion served on herb risotto. Beef shank were fall off the bone tender! I wasn’t a big fan of the texture of the risotto as it was a little too al dente but my boyfriend loved it.
Roast Rack of Lamb ($28.95) With Provencale herbs crust and rosemary jus. Out of all the dishes I’ve sampled here, this is the one dish you must get! The herb crusting was absolutely amazing!
Duo Prawns & Scallops ($24.95) Sautéed with garlic, onion, tomato, white wine and extra virgin olive oil. Seafood was really fresh.
The little details …! Hand formed pear shaped mashed potatoes. I think these are called Pear-tatoes
Duck Confit ($19.95) Slow cooked duck leg in tradition way with sautéed mushroom, madeira wine and truffle jus.
Linguine Vongole ($17.95) with clam in garlic, chilli, white wine and extra virgin olive oil.
Linguine Carbonara ($15.95) With pancetta, parmesan cheese, and custard cream sauce. This was my dish! Portion size was great for the price. I loved the creaminess of the sauce and the pancetta added the perfect amount of salt to go with my pasta. I’m not sure if their pasta is house made but they definitely tasted house made first bite in. This dish tasted similar to Ask For Luigi‘s version of carbonara!
Apple Tart with Ice Cream To end things off with a sweet note, we got to sample two of their desserts! The restaurant rotates their dessert pretty often, but they almost always have Apple Tart and Creme Brulee readily available. The vanilla ice cream was pretty standard, but the apple tart was to die for!
Creme Brûlée Chef Henry was nice enough to give each of us a biscotti to go with the creme brulee 🙂
Thank you Chef Henry and Jasmine for a memorable evening!
2410 St. John’s Street