Feb 172014
 
Devon Tower

Devon Tower

Devon Tower

Since Miriam didn’t arrive until the 15th we had our valentines day a bit later on. I wanted to take her to a really nice restaurant for dinner, and I thought that Vast would do the job and she would get to see the city as well. As we were driving to the Devon Tower to go eat she remarked how close we were getting to it, and wanted me to get closer to it so she could take some pictures of it, since she had seen it before and thought it was a cool building. I told her that we would be getting really close to it.
Inside Devon Tower

Inside Devon Tower


After we figured out where to park, and started walking to the front door she was amazed with the building. She really liked inside the building as well, especially the water feature they had. After a fast elevator ride up to the 49th floor we were greeted by the second hostess and sat immediately after confirming our reservation. There weren’t any tables left right next to the window, but we still had a nice view of the city. It was very romantic.

Water Feature in Devon Tower

Water Feature in Devon Tower


We spent a long time looking at the menu and talking and finally decided on waiter’s choice of red wine, for appetizers she had the Sautéed bay scallops and I had the Roasted tofu . For dinner she decided on the Lobster Boursin diver scallops. There were two choices for entrees for me, and it was difficult for me to try to decide which one to get. I finally decided on the Vegetarian menagerie over their Vegetables en papillote. If I can ever afford to go back I am going to try that dish.
The view at Vast

The view at Vast


Miriam’s bay scallops were surrounded roasted leeks, almond, and spaghetti squash. This was all drizzled with a sherry reduction. She really enjoyed this dish. The scallops were perfectly cooked and nicely seasoned. The sauce complimented the dish nicely.
Sautéed bay scallops at Vast

Sautéed bay scallops at Vast


My roasted tofu appetizer had a slice of tofu that was sitting on top of pistachios, asparagus, soy beans, and was tossed in a very good tomato sauce. Everything was nicely seasoned and the sauce was very flavorful. I really liked how the tofu was cooked. I think that this is the first time I have had tofu cooked like this and am going to have to try it sometime. There was a good balance of flavors and I think that the dish was well thought out. I don’t think of it as an afterthought, or something put on just to keep the vegetarians happy.
Roasted tofu at Vast

Roasted tofu at Vast


For Miriam’s dinner her Lobster Boursin diver scallops were pan seared sea scallops stuffed with lobster. It had a side of roasted fennel, cauliflower, and new potatoes. The veggies were on top of a roasted carrot sauce infused with cardamom. There was also a bit of passion fruit cream sauce as well next to the scallops. She thought the entire dish was excellent and again well seasoned.
Lobster Boursin diver scallops at Vast

Lobster Boursin diver scallops at Vast

My Vegetarian menagerie was a sampling of different veggies. There were grilled roma tomatoes and thin sliced red potatoes fanned one one side of the dish, and on the other side there was a roasted piece of firm tofu sitting on top of a tomato pesto, and on top of that was a panko breaded portobello mushroom slice. Sandwiched in between was grilled brocollini, asparagus, couscous, and leaks. Every item was seasoned or salted nicely. This is another dish that I thought was well thought out and not an afterthought. If I could afford to eat here more often I would. It was a bit expensive for the food I got, but I am paying for the ambiance and experience as well as the food.

Vegetarian menagerie at Vast

Vegetarian menagerie at Vast


We both really enjoyed the food and the wine. I don’t remember which red wine we got,because again we let the waiter choose for us. It was one of their $14 a glass selections. Without the tip or bill was $125, which is pretty expensive, it is more than three times the amount I am used to paying at other places, but unless you are rich it is a special occasion type of place. We both didn’t have any complaints about the food or service here. We were well taken care of and attended to. If you have a special occasion coming up, we both highly recommend Vast. You will not be disappointed.

Miriam enjoying her food and wine at Vast

Miriam enjoying her food and wine at Vast


Vast can be found on the 49th floor of the Devon Tower. Reservations are highly recommended.
333 W Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
(405) 702-7262
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Devon Tower and Skydance Bridge

Devon Tower and Skydance Bridge


The bathrooms in Vast

The bathrooms in Vast

Devon Tower

Devon Tower

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