SHOWCASE RESTAURANT

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1122 W Hastings St, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 639-4040

Web: http://www.showcaserestaurant.com/

Twitter: @Showcase_Van

Advice: Reservations suggested for dinner.

It’s been years since I had eaten here, recently renovated, the large spacious room has a wonderful warm inviting décor of wood paneling and comfy chairs.

Braised Short Rib and Parsnip Curry

Braised Short Rib and Parsnip Curry

 Salt Roasted Beets

Salt Roasted Beets

Smoked Steelhead

Smoked Steelhead

My friend Jordan Rogers joined me to share some dishes, started with the delicious Braised Short Rib and Parsnip Curry ($21) Indian influenced with house made masala curry paste, red wine braised short rib and fall vegetables. Served with Naan, mango chutney and raita. We then shared a couple of salads, including the Salt Roasted Beets ($9) with a delicious hazelnut Puree; along with the house Smoked Steelhead ($9) with rye crostini.

Cioppino

Cioppino

Lamb Duo

Lamb Duo

We then shared a couple of mains off their crafted feature menu, the Cioppino ($23) was outstanding with lingcod, salmon, mussels in a hearty tomato broth; as was the Lamb Duo ($23) with delicious potato pave and parsnip Puree.

German Chocolate Mousse Cake

German Chocolate Mousse Cake

Pear Crème Brulee

Pear Crème Brulee

Cheesecake

Cheesecake

My favourite dessert out of the three we shared, was the outstanding German Chocolate Mousse Cake ($8) with coconut, candied pecans and coconut ice cream! The other two were the Pear Crème Brulee ($8) with hazelnut tuile and compressed pears; and the Cheesecake ($8) with vanilla bretton, early grey ice cream, and liquid orange marmalade.

The all-day menu is filled with many of their popular casual dishes, they feature a special monthly changing crafted menu that features new dishes the chefs have created. I am looking forward to returning for the next seasonal craft menu to taste more dishes.

Review by: Richard Wolak

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