Spring Menu Tasting at Q4 al Centro

Chef Bradford Ellis invited me in recently for dinner to taste some of his new dishes! Some of the dishes were new additions for his spring menu and others were old favourites.

1st dish:

Palpette Granchio

Palpette Granchio (crab & candied salmon cakes)

2nd dish:

Salsicce pizza

Salsicce pizza $16

3rd dish:

Ravioli Piedmontese

Ravioli Piedmontese $25

4th dish:

Tagliatelle Arragosta

Tagliatelle Arragosta $28

5th dish:

Branzino

Branzino (pacific sablefish) $34 with lemon olive oil, tomato olive tapanede, capers, warm panzanella

6th dish:

Pesce - (tilapia fillet)

Pesce – (tilapia fillet) – with Israeli couscous and lemon brown butter

7th dish:

Chocolate Hazelnut Torte

Chocolate Hazelnut Torte $9 – dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla gelato

8th dish:

Q4 Napolean

Q4 Napolean $9 – sweet cherry compote, vanilla scented whipped Marscapone, caramelized phyllo pastry

A friend dined with me, we shared all the dishes except for the mains where she had the Sablefish and I had the Tilapia.

Each dish was well presented and all were good. I have dined at Q4 Restaurant on a few occasions previously, see one of my previous visits here. We both loved the Salsicce pizza; both pasta dishes were delish including the Ravioli Piedmontese as well as the Tagliatelle Arragosta, my dining companion enjoyed the sablefish which was perfectly cooked and well presented. I loved the Israelli cous cous accompaniment that went so well with the fish. The Q4 Napolean was the standout dessert and one that I order often.

Q4 Al Centro Restaurant

780 Richards Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-687-4444

Web: http://www.q4restaurant.com/alcentro/Q4_classics

Twitter: @q4restaurant

By: Richard Wolak