THE OAKWOOD

2741 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 558-1965

Web: www.theoakwood.ca

Twitter: @theOakwoodKits

Advice: If you are dining solo then dine at the communal table.

In house smoked meat on house made brioche

Rolled Beef Carpaccio

Seared Scallop

Cast Iron Cornish Hen

I loved the long wooden communal table, the use of the reclaimed wood throughout the restaurant along with the unique wooden ceiling lamps. This neighbourhood eatery is all about west-coast goodness that mixes outstanding Canadian cuisine with a great selection of craft beers on tap, and most of all has Chef Mike Robbins leading the kitchen. Everything is house made, I began my dinner with a delicious In house smoked meat on house made brioche (amuse) to tempt my palate, this followed with a dish that I would have never thought of ordering alas I did, the delicious Rolled Beef Carpaccio ($13) enoki and celery salad devilled egg, paprika honey. Next was the full of flavour and hearty, Seared Scallop ($21) pork stuffed potato pasta, corn puree, beet salad. Next dish was the outstanding Cast Iron Cornish Hen ($19) celeriac puree, mushroom saute, fried onion pan jus.

Bistro Pancake

Since dessert is always a must for me when finishing a fine meal, I ended with the Bistro Pancake ($6) vanilla ice cream blueberries; think German style served warm in a black cast iron pan – YUM!

I am already looking forward to the next visit to indulge in their Burger and then their Fish & Chips!

Review By: Richard Wolak

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