It has been over 1-1/2 years since my last visit, with new Executive Chef Warren Chow leading the kitchen, I visited recently with my friend and podcast co-host Zahra Alani to try several dishes from their new menu.
Gratin with roasted cauliflower cashew cheese sauce and crispy Brussels, loved this plant-based dish which was full of flavours.
Bison ravioli in a rich cream sauce
Greens with grilled beets with farmhouse cheese, toasted hazelnuts, and pickled beet stems, roots, an outstanding salad.
Potato gnocchi, caramelized carrot purèe, sautéed mushrooms, braised kale, a very good vegan dish that you wouldn’t have guessed was vegan.
Seared organic sablefish, chickpeas, compressed turnips, pea broth, loved it, a great way to celebrate spring.
Bison bavette steak & fries, sauteed bc mushrooms, wilted greens, spruce, a delicious dish with all of the elements.
Earl Grey Creme Brulee, absolutely divine.
Chocolate garden – devil’s cake, chocolate mousse, matcha mousse, roasted banana purée. nothing like a couple of creative chefs to plant a garden, in this case it was about creating an edible garden.
Juniper is located at 185 Keefer Street in Chinatown. You can call them at 604-681-1695 and follow them on Twitter @eatatjuniper
By: Richard Wolak