Earlier in the month, Executive Chef Warren Chow launched his new Summer menu, I visited recently with my friend and podcast co-host Zahra Alani to try several dishes from their new menu.
Cured BC Salmon, leek ash, horseradish crème frâiche, peas, squid ink cracker, loved this dish which showcased BC so very well.
Gratin, a vegan dish with roasted seasonal vegetables, brussel sprouts, tempura squash blossom, cashew ‘cheese’ sauce; loved this plant-based dish which was full of flavours.
Grilled Lamb Saddle with wild rice agrodolce, garlic chips, pickled cherry, my favourite dish off the summer menu, loved the pickled cherries component and well at played out wth the rest of the ingredients.
House-made Sourdough bread and pretzel
Potato Gnocchi with green onion pesto, pickled charred garlic scapes, bc mushrooms, tofu burrata
the Scallops with ricotta tarragon gnudi, cauliflower puree, glorious organics mixed salad
the vegan Sunflower Bowl with blue sunflower seeds, creamed black kale
Rum Baba with vanilla ice cream with speculoos cookies, an outstanding dessert and my favourite of the two.
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