3121 Granville St, Vancouver
Tel: (604) 559-8280
Advice: Reservations suggested.
With it’s focus on a contemporary mix of Asian fusion cuisine, this beautiful eatery in the South Granville neighborhood is as creative with it’s dishes as it is with the naming of them. It all begins on the bar side where there are inventive cocktails with unique ingredients such as the Castaway cocktail, very creative made with coconut rum, and pickled pineapple and a message in a bottle keepsake on the side.
Wheel of Nosh, such a creative presentation of savoury Hors d’oeuvres is for sharing and that is exactly what Lawrence and I did, each one was delicious including the carrot savoury macarons. We also enjoyed the Dynamic Duo, rice battered Brussels sprouts and Cauliflower bites, gochujang buffalo sauce, blue cheese crumble.
Diamond and Pearls is a great name for a dish, this was aged cheddar, Parmesan, corn and tapioca fritters, and a spicy mango ketchup for dipping. The Lo Hay Salad was a stunner with smoked salmon, Juliane of cucumber, daikon, carrot, pickled ginger, onion, tomato, and tarp potato, pea shoots, crisp rice vermicelli, toasted sesame, peanuts, apricot and beet vinaigrette.
For our mains, both the Duck, Duck, Jus with pan seared Fraser Valley duck breast, 5 spice leg confit, tarp potato gnocchi, roasted carrots, pickled mandarin, toasted filberts, and honey pan jus; and the Scalloping Heartbeat with pan roasted scallops, motoyaki, au gratin, miso orange ramen salad, charred shallots, sweetie drop peppers were outstanding.
We finished off with a couple of desserts, the colourful Luv U So Matcha which is a matcha cheese tart, raspberry coulis, crispy white chocolate pearls; along with the Matt About Cheesecake, named after one of their staff members, it was a panna cotta cheesecake, strawberry and rhubarb compote, strawberry mousse, and graham cracker crust.
There is also a hidden 16 seat patio in the back and it’s a stunner. This is a gem that I can’t wait to return too, looking forward to trying their brunch menu next go around.
Review by: Richard Wolak