550 W. Hastings St., Vancouver
Tel: (604) 899-3049
Advice: Reservations suggested, walkins welcome.
Located inside the Delta by Marriott Vancouver Suites Hotel in downtown Vancouver the restaurant focusses on dishes that feature as much local and seasonal ingredients as possible.
They are known for their popular Appetizer boards which offers diners a fun way to enjoy appetizers with a friend or two with cocktails or before dinner. You get a Base board that comes with roasted pepper, hummus, house pickles, grilled sourdough, hot peppers and confit garlic. Then you choose 3 more from the selection of appetizers or you can add on more, in our case we had 5 appetizer addons, and each one after the 3 that are included is $10 extra.
We had these 5 appetizers: Grilled Artisanal, truffle sausage, Sauerkraut; and the delicious Okanagan Goat Cheese, bacon & date gratin which was my favourite. We also had the Bc honey + lemon BRUSSEL sprouts, crisp Lardon; Cold smoked BC salmon, dill cream cheese, which was my 2nd favourite and the Smoked duck breast, strawberry compote.
They offer an extensive selection of cocktails along with a selection of zero-proof cocktails too. I had the refreshing BC Mule cocktail with Odd Society Prospector BC Rye Whisky, Green Tea Syrup, Ginger Beer; while Lawrence had the Peach of a Time mocktails with Okanagan Peach Syrup, Ginger Beer, Lemon.
We both enjoyed the tasty Burrata salad with pickled onion, local strawberries, baby arugula, radish and balsamic before sharing a selection of their entrees. I loved the Seared BC Salmon that came with a warm bacon and fingerling potato salad, creamed corn, kale chips and topped with pickled mustard seed; it was an outstanding dish with perfectly cooked salmon, and flavourful. The Lemongrass Chicken had a quite the kick of heat to it and if you like heat then you will like this dish with grilled free-range thigh and the spiced coconut broth, with rice noodles. The last of the mains was one of their vegan dishes, the Caulflower Fritter with crusted Avocado, Cucumber, Heirloom Gem Tomato, Crumbled Feta, Arugula, Cilantro Raita.
For dessert, we took the suggestion from the server and had the Chocolate Mousse which was my favourite of the two, it was chocolate ganache and pistachio praline. We also had the Mason Strawberry Shortcake with berry cream, vanilla sponge and spiced strawberries.
This is a great spot to unwind after work, on your own or with a group of friends.
Review by: Richard Wolak