SAGE

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6331 Crescent Road, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 822-0968

Web: http://sage.ubc.ca/restaurant/

Twitter: @UBCFoodie

Advice: Reservations suggested. Monday to Friday 11:30am – 2:00pm only.

Pan Fried Stuffed Squid

Pan Fried Stuffed Squid

 Roasted Bone Marrow

Roasted Bone Marrow

Wild Nettle & Ricotta Gnudi

Wild Nettle & Ricotta Gnudi

With it’s breathtaking views of the gardens and mountains beyond, the focus here is on Westcoast cuisine prepared with local, seasonal and organic ingredients whenever possible. I have dined here a couple of time over the past months. I have enjoyed a wide selection of dishes. Pan Fried Stuffed Squid ($7.50) chorizo sausage, Mediterranean vegetables, nicoise  butter was full of flavour as was the Roasted Bone Marrow ($13.50) brown butter cepe risotto. The starter that I had on my most recent visit was the Wild Nettle & Ricotta Gnudi ($9) with white asparagus, smoked paprika, béchamel in a bowl.

Olive Oil & Ginger Poached Haida Gwaii Halibut

Olive Oil & Ginger Poached Haida Gwaii Halibut

Octopus

Octopus

Beef Tenderloin and Prawn

Beef Tenderloin and Prawn

The Olive Oil & Ginger Poached Haida Gwaii Halibut ($34) with green tea reduction, grilled baby leeks, crispy beets, brown butter daikon purée was a standout as was both the Octopus as well as the Beef Tenderloin with prawn and waffle cut cips.

 Fresh Fruit & Marscapone Cream

Fresh Fruit & Marscapone Cream

Summer Fig Cake

Summer Fig Cake

For dessert, the Fresh Fruit & Marscapone Cream ($8) with port, fresh mint is light and refreshing and the Summer Fig Cake ($8) with Bailey’s Ice Cream, wild berries is delicious.

The menu selections change as the seasons change based on the ingredients as they are available, this is a wonderful restaurant on campus to enjoy a fine dining approach to casual dining.

Review by: Richard Wolak