SEASONS IN THE PARK

Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver

Tel: 604-874-8008

Web: http://www.vancouverdine.com/seasons/home.html

Advice: If you wish to have your salmon cooked well done just ask, they are very accommodating regarding substitutions, we had the linguine substituted for the fettuccine and omitted the bacon in that dish and it was happily taken care of.

Pan Seared Qualicum Beach Scallops

Pan Seared Qualicum Beach Scallops

Situated in one of the most beautiful city parks on the planet with a view that outdoes most cities, Seasons has always been a special place to dine. Of course this time around we happened to dine on a rainy dark night where the view was more spectacular than outside. My family including our cousins had dinner together, started off with sharing the Seasons Famous Stuffed Mushrooms ($11) filled with crab, shrimp, scallions, swiss & cream cheeses; the Mixed Seasonal Greens ($8) candied almonds, fresh berries, goat cheese, maple vinaigrette; and the Pan Seared Qualicum Beach Scallops ($26) sweet corn & bourbon butter sauce, roasted pepper vinaigrette, mascarpone polenta cake.

Miso Soy Marinated Black Cod

Miso Soy Marinated Black Cod

Seared Wild BC Salmon

Seared Wild BC Salmon

Seafood Linguine Carbonara

Seafood Linguine Carbonara

For our entrees we had the Miso Soy Marinated Black Cod ($26) with pineapple chive vinaigrette, jasmine rice; Pan Seared Wild BC Salmon ($26) with a maple butter sauce, cucumber balsamic salad, garlic mashed potatoes; Seafood Linguine Carbonara ($25) hand made linguine, salmon, cod, prawns, scallop.

Little Brownie Mountain

Little Brownie Mountain

Trio of Sorbet

Trio of Sorbet

To end our delicious meal we shared the Trio of Sorbet ($8) macerated fruit compote; and the Little Brownie Mountain ($8) vanilla ice cream, caramel, chocolate sauce, candied almonds, chantilly cream. This spacious restaurant is well layed out, of course a table by the window provides for a great view, you could always sit atop near or under one of the large indoor trees or be in their large private dining room if you were there for one large special occasion, we dined by the window seated at their large round table that had one of those spectacular views if only we could have seen thru the fog and rain.

If the weather is dry, you should request a table outside on the patio and enjoy one of the best views our city has to offer whether in the day or night time, keep warm by heat lamps and fireplaces and stare off into the mountains and city lights from downtown to the north shore.

Review by: Richard Wolak