1211 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Advice: Open for dinner nightly.
Located about a mile North of Lonsdale Quay, is an elegant eatery mixing French and Asian flavours. The Chef/Co-Owner is well versed in fine cooking technique having worked his way in kitchens in Europe and Canada and this is a spot worthy of your discovery.
I had the tender Crispy Pineapple cut Chili Squid ($12) wok fired with lemongrass, ginger, garlic, lime, chili, beurre Blanc followed by the delicious Aromatic Brandy Fired Mushrooms and Chèvre ($10) wild mushrooms, black pepper and thyme crusted goat cheese, puff pastry for my appetizers.
For my entrée, I had the delicious Drunken Sable ($28) roasted sake miso marinated sable fish, crispy prawn & scallop purse, pickled ginger, ponzu aioli that was artfully presented. I just had to try the Beef Cut Onion Rings ($5) Panko crusted, creamy fresh candied onion dip as a side.
For dessert, I had a specially created dessert sampler which featured a delicious selection of pastries made for them by Pastry Chef Eleanor Chow at Cadeaux Bakery.
You will find hospitable service, and a unique menu with creative descriptions of the dishes!
Review by: Richard Wolak