I dined at Café Pacifica at the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver recently to taste some of Executive Chef Bob Wiles new dishes!
Maple-Glazed Scallop wrapped in Pancetta
Butternut squash risotto, citrus beurre blanc infused with sage
Watercress & Frisee Salad
Roasted baby beets, aged gorgonzola, Bartlett pear, grapefruit vinaigrette
Soya & Mirin Marinated Queen Charlotte Sablefish
Shiso-infused quinoa, oven dried tomatoes, chili aioli
Korean Kalbi-style Marinated Flat Iron Steak
Kimchi double-smoked bacon fried rice, Asian marinated vegetables
Baked Okanagan Apple Crumble
With vanilla bean ice cream
Each dish was very unique and had a different flavour profile. I loved the Butternut squash risotto in the 1st dish, the Pomegranate Sorbet was not only refreshing it was also served in a house made ice cup with a sugar swirl suspended above the sorbet which was quite impressive. The Soya & Mirin Marinated Queen Charlotte Sablefish melted in my mouth and went well with the Shiso-infused quinoa in that dish. The Korean Kalbi-style Marinated Flat Iron Steak was perfectly prepared and the rub although having a bit of a zing was not too spicy.
Café Pacifica (Lobby level of the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver)
999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tel: 604 895 2480
By: Richard Wolak