C Restaurant Dine Out 2013

Last night I had my first Dine Out Vancouver dinner experience of the year at C Restaurant. My friend Ed Vint joined me for this wonderful dining experience in both taste and presentation. Their dine out menu was one of my picks in this years festival, at $38 it features 3 courses. This years menu features many add-ons to enhance the dining experience and we opted for a few.

We opted to have the VQA wine pairings with each of the courses, though I did sub one for another as a personal preference. Ed and I shared the appetizers in our 1st course as this provided us both a chance to taste 2 of the appetizer selections.

1st Course APPETIZER

North Arms Farm Butternut Squash Veloute

North Arms Farm Butternut Squash Veloute, Spiced Pumpkin Seed, Curried Crème Fraiche (V) (GF)

BC VQA Wine Pairing: See Ya Later Ranch Pinot Gris ($9)

BC Albacore Tuna Cru

BC Albacore Tuna Cru, Pickled Shimiji Mushrooms, Cucumber, Ponzu Emulsion, Micro Cilantro

BC VQA Wine Pairing: See Ya Later Ranch Pinot Gris ($9)

2nd Course –Added Risotto course and added white truffles (Ed and I shared)

White or Black Truffles

They offered us a choice of white or black truffles.

Lobster Risotto

Lobster Risotto ($16 extra) with cognac cream, lemonade foam, crisp parsley along with ½ gram of shaved white truffles ($15 per gram)

3rd Course ENTRÉE

Roasted Sablefish

Roasted Sablefish ($12 extra) Sablefish, side stripe, turnips, carrot purée, horseradish froth

BC VQA Wine Pairing: See Ya Later Ranch “Belle” Viognier ($9)

4th Course DESSERT

Salted Caramel & Dark Chocolate Ganache Tart and Orange Panacotta

Salted Caramel & Dark Chocolate Ganache Tart, Raspberry Fluid Gel (V)

BC VQA Wine Pairing: See Ya Later Ranch “Hunny” Late Harvest Reisling ($10)

Orange Panacotta with Pomegranate Syrup and Pistachio Crumble

BC VQA Wine Pairing: See Ya Later Ranch “Hunny” Late Harvest Reisling ($10)

Sharing is a great way to taste more of the dishes when dining with a friend and that was what Ed and I chose to do. C Restaurant’s Dine Out Vancouver promotion runs thru February 3rd.

Reservations for Dine Out are now being accepted via phone at 604-681-1164. C Restaurant is open for dinner from 5pm daily. For more information visit www.crestaurant.com.

By: Richard Wolak