1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
Tel: (604) 691-6966
Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome.
With it’s focus on upscale comfort food, this recently opened eatery inside the Westin Bayshore features a full-on Rotisserie chicken front centre, with other dishes that may appeal to people who enjoy other proteins such as fish and steak.
I enjoyed the Dr. Sun Yet-Sen Remedy cocktail with the black moon smoked rosemary gin, white tea syrup, lemon juice, teapot bitters; I also enjoyed the boozy forward Campfire Tales cocktail with woodford reserve bourbon, sheringham dark chocolate vodka, odd society mia amaro, vanilla popcorn syrup, ms better chocolate bitters, acid phosphate, amaro marshmallow.
My friend Lawrence and I started off with the Warm Cheesy Bread ($9) with asiago with a local artisan stout and caramelized onion butter; this was followed by the I’ve Got a Bone to Pick Roasted Bone Marrow ($14) roasted bone marrow served with an onion marmalade and grilled baguette; and the popular Salmon Tartare ($14) smoked salmon chopped tartare, avocado, balsamic vinegar, micro greens.
The Rain or Shine Summer Salad ($12) was a clear winner with garden greens, barnston island gem tomatoes, little qualicum cheeseworks goat cheese crumble, fresh strawberries, honey scallion vinaigrette; this light salad went perfectly with the Farm and Field Risotto ($18) arborio rice, local mikuni wild harvest mushrooms, truffle oil, spring peas, parmesan shards.
Next was the Maple Hill Farms House Rotisserie Chicken ($26 half) served family style with house baked buttery bread with panko crusted onion rings and Steak Fries and grilled asparagus.
For dessert we tried the Layered Carrot Cake ($9) carrot ginger cake with orange cream cheese icing, sugar spiced pecans, served with a scoop of gelato; and the Salted Caramel Popcorn Cheesecake ($9) new york cheesecake with oven baked caramel sauce and topped with salted caramel popcorn to round out the meal.
Review by: Richard Wolak