Since Tiff had a nearly expiring group voucher for Gudrun, she brought me to give it a try after I had brought her to Capstone for the cheese fondue there. Both are very different, and I was glad she brought me to try this one.
Located snugly in Steveston, we initially had some difficulty finding Gudrun. It was sort of in this nook and hidden. The interior was quite cute and Tiff was quite fond of the decor and flowers. Since it was a Friday night, it was quite busy.
On the other side was a blackboard with the list of what the daily specials were. Basically everything on the menu we were given were "du jour" and one would have to refer back to the blackboard to see what was actually in it. Cute system.
I ordered the tripel karmeliet ($8), which is a Belgium beer since I had good experience in the past with Belgium ones. It smelled quite fruity and tasted quite crisp.
We just ordered a cheese fondue to share (reg $21); today's fondue had appenzeller, emmentaler gruyère, "lotsa wine", kirsch, and fresh nutmeg, and it came with a bowl of white and whole wheat bread cubes. The fondue indeed was quite "wine-y" and cheesy. I liked the blend of cheese, which resulted in a rich fondue.
Although I do like the ambience and the food was pretty good, it was a bit pricey. There are charcuterie plates for sharing and those are at least $30 each -- not sure how big those are though. Still, I guess it would be a nice place to splurge in Richmond.
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Gudrun Tasting Room
3500 Moncton St