On Friday night I kicked off Dine Out Vancouver 2012 by having dinner at C Restaurant. Their dine out menu was one of my picks in this years festival, at $38 it features 4 courses, 1 more course than the usual 3 courses which most of the restaurants in $38 category are featuring.
A treat as I discovered was seeing notable Executive Chef Robert Clark back in the kitchen taking over while Chef Lee Humphries is away. Rob will be in the kitchen through-out the dine out festival, say hello to him when you visit. This Dine Out menu that Chefs Robert Clark and Lee Humphries created highlights the best of BC and a commitment to sustainable practices, C’s menu for dine out offers the restaurant’s fine-dining experience at an incredible price point.
My friend Ryan West joined me for this wonderful dinner. To whet our appetite, we were served an Amuse Buche of tasty morsels on sticks. Then for our 1st Course – Appetizer
North Arm Farms Beet Panzanella Salad, harissa dressing, shaved ricotta salata
BC VQA Wine Pairing: Jackson Triggs White Meritage 2009
We added an additional course ($15.00 extra) as our 2nd course and had the elegantly served Pan Seared Foie Gras with Ginger Soda, Toasted Brioche and Cranberry Chutney, the experience alone was a wonderful addition to the menu, our server delivered the silver dome covered plates to the table to us voila!
For our 3rd Course
Seared Albacore Tuna, winter minestrone, garlic pistau and crisp basil
BC VQA Wine Pairing: SYL Ranch Nelly 2009
For our 4th Course – Entree
Seared Lake Babine Salmon, squash puree, almond tapenade
BC VQA Wine Pairing: Nk’Mip Pinot Blanc 2010
Then to cleanse our palate after the outstanding Lake Babine Salmon we were served a Lemon Olive Oil Sorbet with an almond cookie ($4 additional cost).
Lastly to end this one of a kind Dine Out experience our 5th Course – Dessert
Spiced Chocolate Pudding, Crisp Caramel Puffed Rice, Vanilla Chantilly
BC VQA Wine Pairing: Sumac Ridge Vintage Pipe 2006
C Restaurant’s Dine Out Vancouver promotion runs January 20th thru February 5th.
Reservations for Dine Out are now being accepted via phone at 604-681-1164. C Restaurant is open for dinner from 5pm daily. For more information visit www.crestaurant.com.
By: Richard Wolak