1517 Anderson Street, Vancouver
Tel: (604 559 3474
Advice: Reservations suggested, try to snag a spot on the patio.
With it’s seafood focus and beautiful location overlooking the marina in False Creek, Chef John McManus has created a wonderful menu of dishes inspired by the sea. My friend Marco joined me to share some dishes many of which were spot prawn related as the spot prawn season was in full swing. With an amuse of a Maple Walnut Spot Prawn to start, this was the perfect beginning.
The Salmon done 4 Ways was perfect for sharing with salmon mousse, tartare, smoked salmon gravlax and pickled vegetables! I loved the BC Spot Prawn Flatbread that was forno baked with mascarpone, corn and red peppers and spot prawns. The BC Spot Prawn Salad with greens, mangos and goddess dressing, was flavourful and very good. We then shared the outstanding BC Spot Prawns and Trio of fresh fish served on a platter with sockeye salmon, ling cod and smoked sablefish with kale, nettles, asparagus, potatoes and preserved lemon.
For dessert, my favourite of the two that we tried was the delicious Maple Creme Brûlée; followed by the Flourless Chocolate Cake with vanilla ice cream, for the perfect ending to a wonderful meal.
You’ll find many great dishes for either sharing or indulging on your own many of which are served platter style. You will find an extensive selection of appetizers, oysters, salads, forno flatbreads, market fish and signature dishes along with a few changing desserts to round out the menu. I am looking forward to giving their brunch menu ago one weekend soon on the patio.
Review by: Richard Wolak