Fall Menu Tasting at Cafe Pacifica

I dined at Café Pacifica at the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver recently to taste some of Executive Chef Bob Wiles new dishes!

1st dish:

Maple-Glazed Scallop wrapped in Pancetta

Maple-Glazed Scallop wrapped in Pancetta

Butternut squash risotto, citrus beurre blanc infused with sage

2nd dish:

Watercress & Frisee Salad

Watercress & Frisee Salad

Roasted baby beets,  aged gorgonzola, Bartlett pear, grapefruit vinaigrette

Palate Cleanser:

Pomegranate Sorbet

Pomegranate Sorbet

3rd dish:

Soya & Mirin Marinated Queen Charlotte Sablefish

Soya & Mirin Marinated Queen Charlotte Sablefish

Shiso-infused quinoa, oven dried tomatoes, chili aioli

4th dish:

Korean Kalbi-style Marinated Flat Iron Steak

Korean Kalbi-style Marinated Flat Iron Steak

Kimchi double-smoked bacon fried rice, Asian marinated vegetables

5th dish:

Baked Okanagan Apple Crumble

Baked Okanagan Apple Crumble

With vanilla bean ice cream

Each dish was very unique and had a different flavour profile. I loved the Butternut squash risotto in the 1st dish, the Pomegranate Sorbet was not only refreshing it was also served in a house made ice cup with a sugar swirl suspended above the sorbet which was quite impressive. The Soya & Mirin Marinated Queen Charlotte Sablefish melted in my mouth and went well with the Shiso-infused quinoa in that dish. The Korean Kalbi-style Marinated Flat Iron Steak was perfectly prepared and the rub although having a bit of a zing was not too spicy.

Café Pacifica (Lobby level of the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver)

999 Canada Place, Vancouver

Tel: 604 895 2480

Web:   http://www.panpacific.com/en/Vancouver/Dining/CafePacifica.html

Twitter: @panpacificvan

By: Richard Wolak