91 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Advice: Located 3 blocks away from the Lonsdale Quay seabus terminal. Reservations suggested.
Escaping the city, I often enjoy the quick jaunt on the Seabus over to Lonsdale Quay to explore the market, then moments away to enjoy a wonderful meal. Specializing in fish and seafood, you can begin with flavourful dishes ranging from the appetizers to the larger entrees. On my most recent visit, I had the Pan Seared Scallops ($14) with Japanese eggplant, toasted cashews, garlic and ginger that was full of flavour and textures, and so good! The next dish was the B.C Honey Mussels ($13) in a delicious lemongrass coconut broth with a hint of Jalapeño and since I was dining solo I had them half the order. For my entrée, I had the outstanding and fairly healthy Halibut Poutine ($19) with Salt Spring Goat Cheese gravy, garlic confit, tomatoes and Pemberton frites. A sweet finish to email is often rewarding especially when you have a meal of wonderful and flavourful dishes. I had the Poached Pear ($8) in red wine reduction with house made vanilla Ice cream.
With creative Chef Shallaw Kadir in the kitchen you are always in for unique and flavourful experience. I am looking forward to my next visit to try the Sockeye Salmon Wellington cranberry-almond crust in crispy phyllo, pistachio pesto which sounds divine.
Review by: Richard Wolak