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Tasting Menu at Ebo Restaurant + Lounge

Journey out to Burnaby For Chef Keith Pears Tasting Menu at Ebo Restaurant

The Delta Hotel in Burnaby is not like most hotels when it comes to dining, while there is some of a more common dishes such as roast chicken and steak on the Ebo Restaurant menu, there is always an interesting take on what could otherwise be classified ordinary. The sablefish comes with a black pepper jam, Chinese sausage fried rice, and grilled bok choy, lamb chops are Moroccan spiced with smoked Greek yogurt and what could be a simple tuna poke is  served with premium Ahi, compressed watermelon, ponzu pearls, nori, avocado, and taro chips. Chef Pears even had the poke on the menu long before the latest west coast craze hit and Ebo also features tasting menus where Pears and his team of dedicated professionals push the boundaries on hotel dining.

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Chef Keith Pears – Photo from Vancouver Foodster

Pears comes from a family of chefs, his mother and father are both chefs and he’s worked for several of Vancouver’s hot spots, joining Ebo at the Delta Burnaby in 2008. By 2014 he was ready for the Executive Chef position when the then Chef, Daniel Craig, moved on to Toronto.

I’ve seen him compete in many culinary competitions, and sampled his offerings several times, but never had the chance to sit down to a tasting menu and watch him and his front and back of house team rise to the occasion, until recently.

It’s too bad the restaurant isn’t closer, but it’s a pretty easy sky train and brief taxi ride away, and there’s lots of free parking if you are not imbibing during your meal.

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We started with a Yellowfin Tuna dish with avocado, watermelon, cucumber and fava bean that was then topped with a yuzu dashi broth. Gorgeously presented and full of fresh flavours.

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Next up Heirloom Tomato Salad, with some beautiful locally grown tomatoes, peach, serrano ham and almond praline. Pears nails textures by adding a crunch just when you least expect it.

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Beef carpaccio can be pretty standard with an aioli and capers, but Ebo mixes it up with mustard, horseradish and Reggiano squid ink crackers.

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Scallop carpaccio with micro greens, showcases the freshness of the shellfish with just the right amount of accent.
Ebo RestaurantLocal salmon was paired with an excellent gnocchi and topped with lemon foam.ebo restaurant

We all adored the incredibly tender lamb served with tabbouleh salad, artichoke and pickled mustard.champagne freezies

Instead of the usual sorbet, the team made champagne freezies. Super fun! Photo Yumi Ang.

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We were then back to savoury with an excellent chicken duo with truffle, crispy chicken skin, the delicateness of chanterelles, and an incredible Shaoxing sauce.

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The finale was a hazelnut chocolate with peanut butter powder, white chocolate caramel nitro ice cream and raspberry and kalamansi accents; spectacular. I need more peanut butter powder in my life!

The Okanagan wines were very well-paired with these delightful dishes. I loved the See Ya Later Riesling with the tomato salad and the Quails Gate Pinot Noir was showing so well beside the salmon.

EBO Restaurant is located at 4331 Dominion Street in Burnaby (inside the Delta Burnaby by Marriott hotel). Tasting Menus are featured for dinner nightly for 2 people upwards to 18 people with notice by phone at 604-453-0788. We’ll be back for the fall version!

CONTEST CLOSED #WIN 2 tickets to Burnaby Small Plates On The Lake

Congrats to Tracy of Langley who tweeted to win!

Hosted at Deer Lake Park  guests should prepare to be dazzled by the intricate lighting and décor that will transform the South Plaza of the Shadbolt Centre for Arts to a majestic outdoor dining room.

Guests will experience an array of small plates created by the chefs of top restaurants in Burnaby, including Hart House Restaurant, Reflect Social Dining + Lounge and ebo Restaurant, all while dining on the plaza overlooking beautiful Deer Lake at twilight with a live jazz band playing in the background.

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This ticketed event will take place on Thursday, August 27th, 2015.

Tickets are $55 each and are available for purchase through Eventbrite.

Discover the delectable menu items you’ll be able to taste at the event.

Small Plates on the Lake Menu

e.b.o Restaurant:
Compressed strawberries Black pepper jam, red beets, lardo, pistachio crumb
Foie Gras Mousse Daikon, unagi sauce, honey comb
Slow cooked smoked Lamb Belly Romesco sauce, Kohlrabi slaw, Hazelnut crumb
Dessert: Chocolate hazelnut bar – raspberry sauce, candied hazelnut

Hart House Restaurant:
Dungeness Crab and baby shrimp “lettuce wraps”
Shizo, apple, Goju Chang aioli, garlic chips, black sesame seeds
Spruce tip cured Sockeye salmon Gaufrette potato, pickled chanterelle, corn puree
Poached Duck Breast celery root puree, huckleberry, duck skin and hazelnut gremolata
Dessert: Pistachio panna cotta tartelettes, sour cherries, shaved white chocolate

Reflect Social Dining + Lounge:
Fagottini Stuffed English Pea and Fior Di Latte Smoked Chanterelle, Corn Consommé, Tomato Oil
Wild Honey lime Infused Scallop Ceviche Kale Avocado Guac, roasted pablano , spiced popcorn
Grilled Wagyu Tenderloin Noisette White asparagus, tako-wasabi cone, edamame puree, shimeji demi
Dessert – Meyer Lemon Custard Green Tea Pound Cake Star Anise Poached Plum, Candied Figs

DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS MUST-ATTEND EVENT – BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

 

Burnaby Small Plates On The Lake

Small Plates on the Lake is Burnaby’s newest signature dining event.

Burnaby’s top restaurants at Deer Lake with Jazz? We’ll be there!

Hosted at Deer Lake Park  guests should prepare to be dazzled by the intricate lighting and décor that will transform the South Plaza of the Shadbolt Centre for Arts to a majestic outdoor dining room.

Guests will experience an array of small plates created by the chefs of top restaurants in Burnaby, including Hart House Restaurant, Reflect Social Dining + Lounge and ebo Restaurant, all while dining on the plaza overlooking beautiful Deer Lake at twilight with a live jazz band playing in the background.

small plates

This ticketed event will take place on Thursday, August 27th, 2015.

Tickets are $55 each and are available for purchase through Eventbrite.

Discover the delectable menu items you’ll be able to taste at the event.

Small Plates on the Lake Menu

e.b.o Restaurant:
Compressed strawberries Black pepper jam, red beets, lardo, pistachio crumb
Foie Gras Mousse Daikon, unagi sauce, honey comb
Slow cooked smoked Lamb Belly Romesco sauce, Kohlrabi slaw, Hazelnut crumb
Dessert: Chocolate hazelnut bar – raspberry sauce, candied hazelnut

Hart House Restaurant:
Dungeness Crab and baby shrimp “lettuce wraps”
Shizo, apple, Goju Chang aioli, garlic chips, black sesame seeds
Spruce tip cured Sockeye salmon Gaufrette potato, pickled chanterelle, corn puree
Poached Duck Breast celery root puree, huckleberry, duck skin and hazelnut gremolata
Dessert: Pistachio panna cotta tartelettes, sour cherries, shaved white chocolate

Reflect Social Dining + Lounge:
Fagottini Stuffed English Pea and Fior Di Latte Smoked Chanterelle, Corn Consommé, Tomato Oil
Wild Honey lime Infused Scallop Ceviche Kale Avocado Guac, roasted pablano , spiced popcorn
Grilled Wagyu Tenderloin Noisette White asparagus, tako-wasabi cone, edamame puree, shimeji demi
Dessert – Meyer Lemon Custard Green Tea Pound Cake Star Anise Poached Plum, Candied Figs

DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS MUST-ATTEND EVENT – BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

 

Where to Dine New Year’s Day Vancouver

guuIt’s the morning after the night before and no matter what your New Year’s resolutions are you’ve still got to eat.  Start the year with something delicious and set the tone for a tasty year.

Guu Garden

Serving Osechi for lunch – Japanese New Year Food bento-style.  Only 100 – better reserve.

  • M101-888 Nelson Street, Vancouver 604-899-0855

Brunch at Cafe Pacifica & Cascades Lounge Pan Pacific

11:00am – 3:00pm

Menu here

Salads, Sushi, an Asian-themed station, charcuterie, carvery, desserts, a kids buffet…..the items seem endless.

Entertainment by the Goby Catt Trio
$90 per person $85 Seniors $45 Childen age 6-12 Complimentary – Children age 5 and under (5% GST & 17% Service Charge applicable)

604.895.2480

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Dim Sum Pink Pearl

Who doesn’t love dim sum after a night of indulgence?  Pink Pearl has rise from the ashes and is ready to serve up an excellent meal to start 2014. As always you can inspect your seafood before it meets its death to ensure freshness.

1132 Hastings Street, Vancouver 604 253 4316

Delta Burnaby Ebo Restaurant New Year’s Day Brunch

Slightly outside of Vancouver, but worth the drive.  Full buffet of breakfast items, dim sum, salads, sushi, ROTI!, desserts and carvimg stations too.  Great spot for dining any time.

Menu here.

$45 per person  Prices do not include %5 GST  Groups of 8+ subject to 15% gratuity 604-453-0788

forage9Forage in the Listel Hotel

From French toast to game burgers Forage is open to launch you sustainably into 2014.
Breakfast 7:00 am – 10:00 am Menu here
Brunch 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Menu here

Trafalgars and Sweet Obsessions

Both Trafalgars Bistro & Sweet Obsession are open New Year’s Day.
Trafalgars Bistro brunch menu 11am-3pm
Trafalgars dinner menu 5-9pm
Sweet Obsession is open from 8am-10pm

http://www.trafalgars.com/

Shuraku Sake

Sip Sake from 5pm till 11pm and slurp down the OZOUNI – New Year’s Soup

http://shuraku.net/

tap-and-barrelTap and Barrel

Perhaps you resolved to drink more craft beer?  Tap and Barrel and Tap and Barrel Coal Harbour are open.  Deep fried pickles or a peanut butter and jam burger anyone?  We usually just have the flat bread.

http://www.tapandbarrel.com/

Hot Chefs Cool Jazz

Exclusive culinary event in support of Breakfast For Learning and the CCFCC Bocuse d’Or Canada on Friday, October 12th 2012

HOT CHEFS cool jazz

6:00 pm Reception | Dinner 7:00 pm • Tickets $120 per person | Cocktail Chic

Entertainment by LeftCoast Jazz Featuring Marie Hui

Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre
4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5G 1C7

 The very best Vancouver and area chefs will present tasting dishes at an evening of unforgettable cuisine in support of two great causes, Bocuse d’Or Canada and Breakfast For Learning. This event promises to be the premier culinary experience of the year and will include a silent auction featuring exclusive dining opportunities, golf packages, products from world-renowned culinary brands such as Le Creuset and much, much more. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Bocuse d’Or Canada and the local and regional efforts ofBreakfast for Learning.

Competing at the level demanded by the Bocuse d’Or requires limitless patience, extreme dedication and thousands of hours spent in training and coaching. First and foremost, though it needs a chef who can compete shoulder to shoulder with the best chefs in the world and whose talents and unwavering commitment set them apart, for Canada that chef is Alex Chen. Chef Chen grew up and fell in love with cooking in Vancouver. His career has taken him across North America with positions in some of the continents finest hotels including Four Seasons Toronto, Four Seasons Chicago and most recently as the Executive chef of The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows: he has now returned to Vancouver to prepare for the world’s most prestigious culinary competition.

About Bocuse d’Or
In January 2013 the very best chefs from twenty-four countries
will convene in Lyon, France for the most demanding culinary competition in the world. Legendary French Chef, Paul Bocuse and Albert Romain, organizer of the trade exhibition, founded the Bocuse d’Or in 1987. Their vision was to create a competition that would bring the greatest chefs out from behind closed doors and onto the world stage. They wanted to share the atmosphere and life of a great kitchen and give an international audience the opportunity to see these great chefs at work.www.bocusedorcanada.ca

About Breakfast For Learning
Bocuse d’Or Canada is proud to be a supporter of Breakfast for Learning (BFL). BFL helps communities to start and sustain successful school nourishment programs. As the nation’s lead advocate for quality nutrition in schools, BFL champions a made-in-Canada model that brings together public, private and volunteer sectors to provide nutritious food in caring, family-centered programs. As well, BFL supports ongoing research that demonstrates how good nutrition benefits learning.www.breakfastforlearning.ca

Burrowing Owl and Quail’s Gate Wineries at Ebo Delta Burnaby

EBO presents their first wine makers dinner with Quails Gate and Burrowing Owl Winery’s. This 9 course tasting menu has been created by award winning Chef Dainel Craig with wine paired perfectly by restaurant manager Gaven McKenny. September 22 2012, $95 per person excluding taxes and gratuity, 14 seats available please call for reservations 604 453 0788

September 22nd, 2012 Winemaker’s Dinner

Baked Phantom Creek Oysters, Oyster Mushrooms, Organic Spinach, Cucumber Relish
1st course
Paired with Quails’ Gate Rose
Carpaccio of Wagyu Beef, Horseradish Cloud, Pears, Enoki Mushrooms

2nd course
Paired with Burrowing Owl Pinot Gris
64 degree Duck Egg, Duck Crackling, Manchego Cheese Mousse, Pickled Chanterelles Arugula

3rd course
Paired with Quails’ Gate Chenin Blanc
Roast Scallop, Compressed Heirloom Tomato, Jamon Serrano, Nasturtium

4th course
Paired with Quail’s’ Gate Chardonnay
Foie Gras “Brûlée”, Cassis Crumb and Gel, Pistachio, Finger Lime, Black Brioche

5th course
Paired with Burrowing Owl Chardonnay
Crisp Albacore Tuna, Dungeness Crab, Avocado, Compressed Melon, Rye.

6th course
Paired with Quails’ Gate Pinot Noir
Reversed Surf and Turf

7th course
Sous Vide Prime Beef Tenderloin with Sea Salt, Allium Baked Atlantic Lobster, Saffron Poached Fingerling Potatoes, “sea” Asparagus.
Paired with Burrowing Owl Merlot
Warm Krouse Blueberry Tartlette, Cream Cheese Ice Cream, Fennel Flavors.

8th Course
Romeo’s Mignardise
$95
(HST and 15% Gratuity not included)

Vancouver’s Easter Brunches

Not sure yet whether I’ll venture out or not, but here’s some of my top picks in case you’re in need.

Yew Restaurant + Bar – 650 Howe Street, Vancouver – Four Seasons Hotel

YEW’s Easter Brunch features over 50 delicious items. Kids Station with all the fixings – including chocolate waffles and a visit from the Easter Bunny himself!

Baby Shrimp Benedict, Sunchoke & Brown Butter Soup; Local Canadian Farmhouse Cheeses, Charcuterie, Mini Dungeness Crab Cocktail; Poached Jumbo Prawns; Freshly Shucked Oysters; Albacore Tuna Tataki; Freshly Carved Prime Rib; Slow Roasted Harissa Marinated Shoulder Of Spring Lamb, Herb Crusted Baked Halibut, and Spring Pea & Fresh Mint Risotto with Seared Scallops.

And the sweets!  Raspberry Cheesecake Lollipop; Vanilla Crème Brulee; Banana Crisp Mini Macadamia Chocolate Pies; Passion Fruit Truffle; Red Velvet Chocolate Cake; Caramelized Meyer Lemon & Yuzu Meringue Tart; Dark Chocolate Crème, Salted Caramel Topping, and Mini Apple Blueberry Cobbler.

Click here for the complete menu. Reservations required.

 Bistro Pastis – 2153 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

For brunch – all Egg Bennys will specially priced at $9.95 and /or Spring Fling Easter dinner. Three courses for only $35

Two Chefs and a Table and Cork & Fin – pop up Easter Brunch at Table at Cork & Fin 221 Carrall Street, Vancouver

Choice of SHORT RIBS AND EGGS House Specialty short ribs, poached eggs, hollandaise, brioche or DUNGENESS CRAB BENEDICT Tomato, avocado, cream cheese or EAST COAST LOBSTER HASH New potato, seasonal vegetables, lobster demi, hollandaise, poached eggs or ‘PO BOY’ BENNY Fried local oysters, bacon, new potato hash, poached eggs, hollandaise or FINE HERB OMELETTE Thyme, chevre, fresh herbs or SHRIMP AND GRITS Local king stripe shrimp, southern grits, fried eggs or FRUITS DE MER Mussels, clams, oysters, lobsters salad and brioche $29 PER PERSON $1.50 OYSTERS

Le Gavroche Easter Sunday Brunch – Free Waffles for Kids*! April 8. 2012 – 11am to 2pm – 1616 Alberni Street, Vancouver

House Made Sausages, Fried Egg, Pancetta & Tomatoes Hash  $16 Fresh Lobster Cocktail  $18 Artisan Greens, Pine Nuts, Focaccia Croutons, Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette  $10 Fresh Dungeness Crab Cake with Aioli  $16 Lobster Eggs Benedict  $18 Smoke Salmon Eggs Benedict  $12 Grilled Beef Tenderloin & Fried Egg, Caramelized Onions  $18 French Toast, Maple Syrup, Blueberry Crème Fraiche  $10
BelgiumWaffles, Fresh Berries, Fireweed Honey  $10 Dungeness Crab, Asparagus Omelette  $12 Omelette, Smoked Ham, Swiss Cheese  $12 Fresh Crepes, Apple pie Ice Cream  $14 Chocolate Mousse  $8 Fresh Fruit Plate  $8 Crème Brulee  $8

Ebo Restaurant Easter Sunday Brunch – Delta Hotel 4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby

11am-2pm $39.95 per person

EBO signature Mimosa
Chef’s selection of Baked Breads and Rolls with Butter
Breakfast Basket
Assorted Danishes, Croissants, Breakfast Loaves, Fruit and Fiber Muffins, Scones
House Made Roti Live
Gelderman Farms Pork Sausages and Smoked Bacon
Breakfast Classics
Eggs Benedict, House Cured Back Bacon or House Smoked Salmon, Citrus Hollandaise
Designer Omelet Bar, Free Run Eggs, Smoked Ham, Shrimp, Mushrooms, Spring Onions, Tomatoes, Aged
Cheddar
Cinnamon and Orange French Toast with Canadian Maple Syrup, Fruit Compote, Whipped Cream
House Hash Brown , T’s BBQ Spice, Onions and Peppers
Medley of Baby Salad Leaves, Seasonal Fresh Vegetables, Assorted Dressings and Vinaigrettes
Salads
Traditional Caesar Salad with Grana Padano and Brioche Croutons
Traditional Greek Style Salad with Kalamata Olives, Feta,
Red Wine and Fresh Oregano Dressing.
Roma Tomato Salad, Basil Pesto, Marinated Boconccini, Artichokes .
Marinated Potato Salad with Lemon and Tarragon, Roasted Red Peppers
Chow Mein Noodle Salad with Coconut Scented Shrimp and Peppers
Charcuterie, Pates, Smoked and Cured Meats, Mustard and Cornichons
Platters
Display of Domestic and International Cheeses with Crackers
Assorted Sushi and Maki Rolls with Soya and Pickled Ginger
Snow Crab Legs and Poached Prawns with Lemon and Garlic Aioli, Classic Cocktail Sauce
House Smoked and Candied Salmon, Pickled Onions, Lemon
Carved House made Char Siu Pork Shoulder
Entrees
Baked Orzo with Aged Cheddar, Prosciuto, Oven Dried Tomato and Pesto Cream
Har Gau and Su Mai, Shrimp and Scallion Purse
Spiced Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce
Slow Cooked Steelhead with Citrus Vin Blanc
Chef’s selection of Local Vegetables Prepared in the Style of the Season
Romeo’s Assorted Cakes, Pies and Mousses
Desserts
Chocolate Fountain
Cinnamon and Coconut
Custard (Vegan, Dairy, Gluten Free)
Fresh Fruit
Fruit Juice and Coffee Tea

Fairmont Whistler – Easter Brunch

Served 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Easter Brunch in The Wildflower is one of the most popular culinary events of the season. Live entertainment and a visit from the Easter Bunny will be sure to make this occasion one to remember. Call 604 938 2033 for reservations.

Dockside Restaurant – Easter Brunch – Granville Island

http://www.docksidevancouver.com/menus/easter-brunch

Schokolade Artisan Chocolates and Cafe – Easter Chocolate High Tea – 2263 East Hastings Street

April 7th (Sat), April 8th (Sun) MENU

Salmon finger sandwiches
Cucumber and mint cream cheese finger sandwiches
Mini curried chicken pot pie
Mini baked brie
Savoury fresh herb scones with House orange marmalade
Chocolate glazed petit four
Mini fresh walnut boat
Classic Tuxedo Chocolate dipped strawberry
Sampling  of Schokolade’s artisan chocolates
freshly made on premises
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Choice of Drinks
Assorted premium tea, specialty coffee and hot chocolate (Early grey Tea, Chai tea, English breakfast tea, premium chinese green tea, coffee latter, americano, spicy aztec hot chocolate, hazelnut hot chocolate, simply sinful hot chocolate with 70% dark chocolate)

The Lobby – Pinnacle Hotel North Vancouver -138 Victory Ship Way

$43 for adults, $21 for children from 6 to 12 years old
(5 and under eat free)

Buffet Menu
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Fresh baked scones, croissants, muffins, banana breads, baguettes and rolls
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Pan seared pita with homemade hummus and tzatziki
Mixed organic greens with assorted vinaigrettes
Caesar salad with homemade croutons and freshly shredded parmesan
Penne pasta salad with sundried tomato pesto baby spinach and vine ripened grape tomato
Grilled Mediterranean style vegetables with mixed olives and marinated bocconcini
Smoked and candied salmon platters
Poached tiger prawns with cocktail sauce and lemon dill aioli
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chef’s omelet action station including spinach, mushrooms, bell peppers, onion, ham, langoustine, turkey sausage, aged cheddar and goat feta
Frazer valley red nugget potato hash browns
Farm fresh scrambled eggs
Eggs Benedict with hollandaise sauce
Cinnamon French toast & Belgium waffles
British banger sausages and double smoked bacon
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Chef carved 24 hour slow roasted prime rib and sweet glazed baked ham
Roasted and steamed seasonal vegetable medley
Sauté bacon and caramelized onion scallop potato
Pan seared B.C Sockeye salmon with citrus beurre Blanc
Heritage farm butter chicken
Cumin scented basmati rice pilaf with carrot celery and onion
Vegetarian springroll with hoisin chili dipping sauce
Har Gow and Sui Mai dim sum with assorted sauces
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Deluxe Imported and local cheese with French bread & crackers
Dessert table featuring a selection of delicious cakes, tarts, strawberries and Easter treats
Chocolate fondue with a selection of sliced fruits & strawberries
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Kids Buffet
Chicken fingers with plum and honey mustard sauce
French fries and ketchup
Mini pepperoni and cheese pizzas
Individual Jello’s and chocolate mouse

Bacchus Wedgewood Hotel – Easter Brunch

A Flute of Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial Champagne $25.00
Grilled Loin of Ahi Tuna Nicoise garnish, cold pressed olive oil $14.00
Sorrento Sunchoke and Apple Soup toasted hazelnuts, fine herb crouton $8.50
Ravioli of Smoked Salmon & Ricotta Cheese zucchini, white wine velouté, lemon balm $18.00
Herb Crusted Filet of Haida Gwaii Halibut Aldergrove leeks, manila clams, shellfish emulsion $25.00
Lemon and Rosemary Roasted Breast of Chicken potato & lemon gnocchi, rapini, radish, baby carrot, simple jus $ 20.00
White Chocolate Mousse with Vanilla Poached Rhubarb Strawberry sorbet $10.50
In addition to our regular Brunch menu we will be offering these Easter Brunch features.
Executive Chef Lee Parsons

Fleuri in the Sutton Place – Easter Brunch + Chocolate Buffet

Enjoy Fleuri Restaurant’s exquisite Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet, featuring an array of international dishes and scrumptious delights. A selection of favourites from our “Chocoholic Buffet” will also be available.

Sunday, April 8th, 2012 10:30am – 2:30pm $52.00* per Adult $27.00* per Child (4-12 years old)

February is Chocolate Month at EBO Restaurant

Chocolate and Truffle Wine Pairing at EBO Lounge at the Delta Burnaby

Take Home Chocolates and Macaroons 6 for $6

 Chocolate Tasting Menu

42 per person, excluding taxes and gratuity

(items available individually)

Starter

Roast Scallop and Chocolate

Cauliflower Textures, Bitter Chocolate, Red Cabbage 13

 Pairs well with McLarens on The Lake Shiraz 10

 Main

Slow Cooked Venison

Chocolate Soil, Crisp Polenta, Parsnips, Chocolate and Port Jus 32

 Pairs well with Burrowing Owl Merlot 16

Dessert

Classic Dark Chocolate Soufflé

Chocolate Beignets, Passion Fruit Gel 10

Item takes 30 minutes to prepare

 Pairs well with Graham’s 10 year Tawny Port 10

Thanksgiving Dinner at Ebo

Still no plans for Thanksgiving dinner? Thanksgiving 3 course dinner in EBO $42 per person excluding taxes or gratuity

Roast Butternut Squash Soup, Spiced Yogurt, Gelderman Farms Pulled Ham Hock.

Roast Organic Turkey, Whipped Potato, Brussel Sprouts, Cranberry Sauce, Natural Gravy.

Sticky Toffee Pudding, Caramelized Popcorn, Brown Butter Ice Cream.

http://www.eborestaurant.com/thanksgiving/

Dueling Pianos Grand Villa Casino

Dueling Pianos

I’ve never been to Vegas, I couldn’t gamble myself out of a paper bag and I frankly have had little use for casinos in the past.  But, after an invite to visit the Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby, I am thinking somewhat differently about the whole “Casino as Entertainment” adventure.

The Grand Villa is beside the Delta Hotel Burnaby, which has recently been renovated and is more than just a comfortable place to rest your head.  The Hotel is home to Ebo Restaurant , one of the better dining experiences I had last year.  The actual Casino shows are held in Scala Lounge, and there’s also a Starbucks, a wine bar and food court in the building. Grand Dynasty Chinese Restaurant is also onsite as well as an Izakaya, G-Be Izakaya.  There’s no lack of dining choices.

The night I went out to Dueling Pianos, now held every Thursday night, I didn’t have any idea what to expect.  I was a little reluctant in fact.  I dined in the Scala Lounge, but the chef tested out the new menu from the Alpina Wine Bar on me, so it wasn’t what you’d normally get there, the menu in the lounge is more casual, including such items burger, sandwiches, ribs and perogies.

Crab Salad Grand Villa Wine Bar
Seared Lamb Grand Villa Wine Bar
Halibut Grand Villa Wine Bar
Scallops Grand Villa Wine Bar

Excellent flavours in all dishes, could have worked a bit on the temperature.  Part of this is because the items where coming from the tiny kitchen chef had to work out of and, as mentioned, these are usually upstairs at the wine bar.  I did a ticket giveaway for the casino and heard back from the winners that they had some great burgers that night, so might have to try these out on my next visit, which will be soon.

Singing Along at Dueling Pianos

Grand Villa Dueling Pianos
Dueling Piano Dancers and Singers

The piano playing itself was more of a cooperative effort than a duel, the idea is that the audience challenges the team to play their request and by the end of the night most where up singing and dancing along, including, I say rather embarrassingly, myself.  I got caught up in the fun after a couple of martinis, lets call it only partially liquid courage.

I am planning my return to the casino soon, there are many other shows, such as Dr. Strangelove and Tainted Lovers, but I am going back for Dueling Pianos and this time I am bringing out a few more of my friends.  I know I am not going to be the only one embarrassing myself and I will be bringing my camera to gather evidence.