LIPS RESTO

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UPDATED 10/01/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED

1143 Davie Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-999-9191

Web: www.LipsResto.com

Twitter: @LipsResto

Advice: Reservations suggested.

Chef/Owner Curtis Demyon’s nickname ‘Lips’, apropos to the name of his restaurant that has added a sense of energy to the Davie street dining scene in the heart of the westend.

Wild Mushroom & Quinoa Fritters

Wild Mushroom & Quinoa Fritters

Tomato Three Ways

Tomato Three Ways

I began my evening sharing some dishes with my friend Jordan Rogers, we started with the Wild Mushroom & Quinoa Fritters ($9) pickled onion, truffle ketchup, sauce mornay; this was followed by the tasty and colourful, Tomato Three Ways ($13) kale, Fontina fritters, roasted shallot vinaigrette.

Yukon Gold Potatoes

Yukon Gold Potatoes

Burger

Burger

Next was the delicious, Yukon Gold Potatoes ($12) creamed leek, oven dried tomatoes, asparagus, pickled fennel, Grana Padano; followed by the outstanding, Burger ($14) beef, house smoked cheddar, bacon creamed spinach, pickled onion, tomato, avocado.

Smoked Black Cod

Smoked Black Cod

Grilled Moroccan Chicken Thighs

Grilled Moroccan Chicken Thighs

We both loved the Smoked Black Cod ($25) clams, peas, hand cut pappardelle, confit jalapeno, padano; this was followed by the Grilled Moroccan Chicken Thighs ($12)  crackling, pickled carrot, cumin yogurt served with delicious fried roti on the side.

Mango Passionfruit Tart

Mango Passionfruit Tart

Chocolate Orange Terrine

Chocolate Orange Terrine

For dessert, my favourite of the two we had was the delicious and refreshing, Mango Passionfruit Tart ($9) vanilla bean shortbread, mango mousse, smoked coconut, passionfruit curd, mango sorbet; the other was the Chocolate Orange Terrine ($9) chocolate genoise, milk chocolate ganache, hazelnut ice cream.

I’m looking forward to returning soon to try more dishes as well as their weekend brunch.

Review by: Richard Wolak