Met up with the Dot Com Boys again for a casual lunch at Feenies, one of the restaurants owned by the Canadian Iron Chef Rob Feenie. I’ve heard about their famous foie gras burger for some time now but I had yet to taste it. The $50 price tag also held me back. Well, I finally caved into the Dot Com pressure and the Evil John Chow made reservations for us this afternoon.
The Feenie burger itself is $16 (comes with fries), the foie gras addition is $25. Go figure. I also went with the short ribs for $7. The coffee, although very tasty, was an inflated $4 (I made sure to have lots of the free refills).
There was also the option of changing your fries to poutine for an additional $3, Stephen was the only one to take this choice. The burger also came with four sauce condiments: Heinz 57, mayo/fish sauce, dill mayo and a spicy mustard.
I’m normally a value eater, meaning I’m not into the whole over-priced fancy-schmancy dining experience, but I’m open to trying everything once. I would much rather hit up a place like Memphis Blues where $30 would get me and 2-3 friends a satisfying, finger-licking good meal.
I was impressed with the size of the burger, I had expected the short ribs to be on the side but it was shredded and added into the bottom of the burger patty, with the foie gras nestled on top of the hamburger patty.
My bill ended up being $65, including tip. It was actually $64.49 but they already added a 17% service charge, being the Chi-Jew (Chinese Jew) that I am I just rounded it up. I usually tip 20% but since they imposed the tip on me I won’t fret about it.
The burger was very good, and the foie gras and short ribs also made it very rich and greasy. Admittedly, I’d probably splurge on occasion and go back for the tasty Feenie foie gras burger. The price, and the fact that it’s probably about 4000 calories, are the only factors that would hinder me from going back more often.
In attendance: (Left side, front to back) John Chow, Stephen (looks like he’s eating John’s burger) Fung and Michael (blocked by Stephen) Kwan. (Right side, front to back) Greg Morgan, Gary Ng, Ed (looking confused) Lau and moi, Leo (changing into a lycan) Chiang. Taking the picture is John’s wife, Sarah.