Summer Menu Tasting at Juniper

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.

1st dish:

Cured BC Salmon

Cured BC Salmon, leek ash, horseradish crème frâiche, peas, squid ink cracker, loved this dish which showcased BC so very well.

2nd dish:

Gratin,

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.

3rd dish:

Grilled Lamb Saddle

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.

4th dish:

House-made Sourdough bread and pretzel

House-made Sourdough bread and pretzel

5th dish:

Potato Gnocchi

Potato Gnocchi with green onion pesto, pickled charred garlic scapes, bc mushrooms, tofu burrata

6th dish:

the Scallops

the Scallops with ricotta tarragon gnudi, cauliflower puree, glorious organics mixed salad

7th dish:

vegan Sunflower Bowl

the vegan Sunflower Bowl with blue sunflower seeds, creamed black kale

8th dish:

Rum Baba

Rum Baba with vanilla ice cream with speculoos cookies, an outstanding dessert and my favourite of the two.

9th dish: 

Mascarpone Cheesecake

Mascarpone Cheesecake

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