If you are heading to English Bay and want to grab some quick takeout, Cactus Club’s new concession is a worthy candidate for great beach fare. The menu features new Cactus classics designed by executive chef Rob Feenie such as, Ocean Wise lingcod tacos, the Beach Burger, and the Feenie Weenie.
We stopped in to try a few creations and I was super impressed with the freshness, great flavours and speedy execution.
We cheated and sat on the Cactus Club patio so we could enjoy a couple cocktails and wine. Chef Feenie and Haywire Winery have partnered to bring us The Feenie Goes Haywire 2011 White, an aromatic and floral blend made from Gewürztraminer and a touch of Chardonnay, and The Feenie Goes Haywire 2008 Red, made from a bold blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah. There’s also watermelon margaritas on the menu now as well as a gin and juice and peachy bellini for those days where wine just won’t do.
The Fish Taco is a beer battered Ocean Wise Lingcod in a white corn tortilla with a mild poblano sauce, a spicy yogurt and fire roasted tomato salsa served on the side. It’s the Cactus Club’s version of fish and chips; they’re offering something a bit different as there’s many fish and chip spots in the area. Check out the nearby Raincity Grill or C Lovers if you want the traditional stuff.
The Chicken Burger is a good portion of spiced panko-crusted chicken with swiss cheese, sambal mayo, lettuce, tomato, pickle and onion. Packed full of flavour with a hint of spice, the chicken is moist and the buns are soft and fresh. The chicken is free-run Fraser Valley raised and delivered fresh daily.
The Beach Burger is Certified Angus Beef with aged cheddar, bacon, dijon mayo, ketchup, lettuce, tomato, pickle and onion. It’s a juicy sandwich with just the right of bun to beef ratio.
Gorgeous views, even on a cloudy day.
Cactus club is offering a selection of Mario’s Gelati as a finale.
Cactus Club Concession – 1790 Beach Avenue, Vancouver, BC