A Taste of Dine Out Vancouver on Granville Island

Chef Koo Love at Dockside Restaurant

I previewed a few restaurants on Granville Island that are participating in this year’s Dine Out Festival which runs January 18 – February 3rd. I had a chance to see and taste the different dishes on the special menus and these are my favourites from each of them. Each of the restaurants are offering 3 course menus with most offering 3 different choices of dishes within each category.

Dockside Restaurant

$35 menu

Korean spiced Arancini

Appetizers

Beef Empanadas (2 pc), avocado crema, charred tomato bell pepper relish

Korean spiced Arancini (2 pc), chili lime aioli

Grilled Lamb rack

Mains

Grilled Lamb rack (3 pc), lemon herb gnocchi, chimichurri

Crispy Braised Chicken thigh, flageolet bean cassoulet, pan jus

Apple Pie “lollipop” a la mode

Desserts

Chocolate Crème Brûlée, house made biscotti

Apple Pie “lollipop” a la mode

 

The Sandbar

$35 menu

Sablefish Croquette miso aioli

Appetizers

Sablefish Croquette miso aioli

Sapa Rau Bowl

Mains

Sapa Rau Bowl coconut jasmine rice, lemongrass yogurt, pickled papaya, mushrooms, yams, fresh vegetables, cashews, Singapore sauce

Buttermilk Pannacotta

Desserts

Buttermilk Pannacotta berry compote, citrus crumble

 

The Vancouver Fish Company

$45 Menu

VFC Maple Walnut Prawns

Appetizers

VFC Maple Walnut Prawns

lightly fried VFC tempura prawns, Yuzu mayo, walnuts, toasted sesame, Togarashi

Poached Atlantic Lobster

Mains

Poached Atlantic Lobster

whole Nova Scotia lobster, Klipper’s Farm organic vegetables, garlic roasted potatoes, drawn butter

Apple Tarte Tatin

Desserts

Apple Tarte Tatin

caramel Granny Smith apples, vanilla gelato

Reservations for these and the other restaurants in this year’s festival can me made here.

By: Richard Wolak