7571 Westminster Highway, Richmond
Advice: Solo dining is popular here and they are very accommodating. Located inside the Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel.
It was a must for me to visit since I hadn’t eaten there in over 8 years, it’s one of those eateries that’s been consistent in serving locals and visitors. Since I was dining solo and had an appetite to try some of the dishes, I had them serve me an appetizer size of the delicious Scillian Gnocchi ($8 for appie size or $16 reg) pan seared potato gnocchi, basil, French beans, caramelized onions, olive oil, black pepper, diced tomato. Then I had the rather large Fraser Valley Greens ($6.50) mixed local Fraser Valley greens, julienne carrot, candied cashews, goat cheese, tomatoes, cabernet vinaigrette. For my main, I chose a healthy option and had the tasty Pan Seared Halibut ($23) Citrus glaze, sautéed julienne vegetables, herbed risotto.
When it came time for dessert I wanted to try something different and went with an old standby that had a unique name and a story, Knickerbocker Glory ($7) a tall dish filled with scoops of gelato, hot fudge, topped with bananas, strawberry sauce, merengue, whipped cream and a touch of spearmint. Make sure that you ask the server to tell you the story on how this dessert got its name!
Review By: Richard Wolak