Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2016 runs from January 15 to 31.
Dine Out Vancouver is upon us again and how I wish I could dine out every night and work my way through all the stellar menus. I’ve sussed a few out that look more than worthy of your dining dollar. May see you at any one of these during Dine Out!
TOP value is definitely Chicha Restaurant, just off Main at $30. During Dine Out 2016 their menu reflects the regular share plates style dining experience. Dine Out guests will choose: 1. 1 appetizer each 2. 2 share plates each from the Entrée section 3. 1 dessert each. DEAL!
APPETIZER Quinoa Salad ~quinoa, roasted red pepper, red onion layered with mango and avocado, huacatay Peruvian mint, lime, jalapeno vinaigrette, rocoto chili aoli (veg, gf) or Plantains with trio of Peruvian sauces ~fried plantains, huacatay Peruvian mint, rocoto and aji Amarillo chili aioli’s (veg, gf) or Aji Amarillo Seafood Chowder ~local assorted daily catch seafood, aji Amarillo chili cream chowder
-choose two share plates from the following entrée section- Chalaco Ceviche ~local albacore tuna, wild sockeye salmon, Pacific Ling Cod, prawns, scallops, green tigre de leche citrus, fresh oranges, rocoto chili dusted fried calamari (gf) or Braised Red Deer Venison Neck and Chorizo ~slow braised venison neck and chorizo, Peruvian corn and grana padano cheese grits or Lomo Saltado ~med rare Bavette steak, Kennebec fries, onions, peppers, tomatoes stir fry, rich veal demi (gf) or/ Crab and Wild Sockeye Salmon Cakes ~served with Peruvian tartar and pickled cucumber and young coconut meat escabeche salad or/ Aji Panca Chili and Orange Glazed Baby Back Ribs ~served with double smoked bacon, green bean and red nugget potato salad (gf) or/ Chicharron Sliders ~crispy pork belly, glazed yam, aji Amarillo aioli, and salsa criolla sliders, rocoto chili dusted yam chips or/ Yucca Bola ~cassava root croquettes filled with asiago cheese, jalapenos, and scallions, sweet rocoto chili house made jelly, and Peruvian Huancaina sauce (veg) or/ Causa Verduras ~beet root whipped and chilled potatoes, lima bean puree, pickled beets, rocoto chili dusted yam chips (veg, gf) or Pollo Anticuchos ~aji Amarillo chili marinated chicken breast skewers, brown buttered fingerling potatos, trio of aji sauces (gf) or/ Tacu Tacu ~spicy butternut squash winter stew, crispy lima bean and rice cakes, parmesan, and fried quail’s egg (veg, gf)
Chocolate y Café Enamorados ~coffee and chocolate pot de crème, spiked rocoto chili whip cream, canela sugared plantains (gf) or Peruvian Caramel Shortbread Cookies ~lucuma fruit crème anglaise, fresh fruit or Specialty Coffee Drink ~bartender’s daily creation (gf)
Wildtale Coastal Grill – Yaletown $40
APPETIZER WildTale Corn & Seafood Chowder fresh wild seafood, spicy jalapeno fritterBC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing:Synchromesh 2014 Riesling – Okanagan, BC – $10.00 or West Coast Caesar Salad aged parmesan, white anchovyBC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing:Van Westen ‘Vivacious’ 2014 Pinot Gris/Pinot Blanc – Okanagan, BC – $11.00 or
Classic Prawn Cocktail poached tiger prawns, horseradish cocktail sauceBC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing:Bartier Bros. 2013 Semillon – Okanagan, BC – $11.00
ENTREE Blackened BC Snapper spicy penne alla “puttanesca”, basil beurre blancBC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: Synchromesh 2014 Riesling – Okanagan, BC – $10.00 or
Surf & Turf “AAA” alberta beef striploin, tiger prawn a la plancha whipped potato, café de paris butterBC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing Osoyoos Larose ‘Petales d’Osoyoos’ 2011 Merlot Blend – Okanagan, BC – $13.50 or
Duo of Yakima Valley Lamb roasted lamb sirloin, risotto of braised shoulder buttered asparagus, natural pan jusBC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: Osoyoos Larose ‘Petales d’Osoyoos’ 2011 Merlot Blend – Okanagan, BC – $13.50
DESSERT Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse housemade biscottiBC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: Burrowing Owl Coruja – $12.00
SAI WOO – $40 – Chinatown
Head to Chinatown to Sai Woo at $40 for some unique bites in one of the most gorgeous rooms in the city.
Another stell meal will be had if you head to Royal Dinette $40 on the corner of Dunsmuir and Howe.
ENTREE Whole Wheat Rigatoni, Smoked Mushroom, Grainy Mustard, Pickled Cucumber or Ling Cod, Octopus Consomme, Shellfish, Rutabaga, Olives or Short Rib, Ancient Grains, Radicchio, Preserved Peppers
APPETIZER – Braised Alberta Oxtail roasted Hazelmere Kubocha squash risotto, Okanagan port & currant demiBC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing:Gray Monk Pinot Noir or Canadian Cheese Molten Croquette Alpindon cheese, Okanagan Spirits Kirsch, Warm winter coulisBC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: Liquidity Chardonnayor French Canadian Split Pea Soup crispy smoked Pork Jowl, fresh Herbs BC VQA Wine Pairing: Tantalus riesling OR Rangeland Bison Creton crostini, Fiore olive oil, Amola sea salt, Okanagan fruit ketchup +$5 BC VQA Wine Pairing: Gray Monk Pinot Noir OR Foie Gras Creme Brule brioche, spicy blueberry compote +$8 BC VQA Wine Pairing: Tantalus Riesling OR Surf and Turf Tartar Trio Northern Alberta elk, Icy Waters arctic char, Quebec venison, Amola salt truffle chips +$10 BC VQA Wine Pairing: Upper Bench Pinot Blanc OR Northern Divine Caviar Traditional Accompaniments, two glasses of Blue Mt Gold Label Brut +$125
ENTREE Alberta Rangeland Bison Bourguignon crusty artisan bread, wild mushrooms, Fraser Valley root vegetables, white bean puree BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: Mooncurser Border Vines or Ocean Wise Seafood Tagliatelle wild salmon & halibut cheeks, white wine cream, kale chips, crushed hazelnuts BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: Liquidity Chardonnay or
Wild West Coast Salmon braised napa cabbage, wild boar lardon, brown butter, capers, lemon BC VQA Wine Pairing: Liquidity Chardonnay OR Farmer’s Harvest Plate Chickpea & lentil purée, Farm fresh organic vegetables BC VQA Wine Pairing: Upper Bench Pinot Blanc OR Duck Fat Roasted Cornish Hen Saskatchewan lentils, natural Jus, Brussels sprouts, brunoise +$5 BC VQA Wine Pairing: Tinhorn Creek Cabernet Franc OR Northern Alberta Elk Bavette Steak buffalo brisket hash, maple birch reduction +$10 BC VQA Wine Pairing: Burrowing Owl Syrah OR Canadian Wild Mixed Grill wild boar sausage, braised Blue Goose beef heart, Quebec venison chop, fingerling potatoes, rosemary jus, grilled tomato + $10 BC VQA Wine Pairing: Burrowing Owl Syrah
DESSERT –Nun’s Puffs Quebec style profiterole, Maple cream, maple sugar and bourbon aged maple syrup BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing:Hester Creek Late Harvest Pinot Blanc or BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: Hester Creek Late Harvest Pinot Blanc or Canadian Blue Cheese Plate warm Fraser Valley honey, toasted Agassiz hazelnuts +10 BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: Backyard Port
Provence Mariniside in Yaletown has put out a seafood and land lovers menu. That Canadian Beef sure sounds fantastic!
APPETIZERSWARM GOAT CHEESE SALAD herbes de provence crusted, mixed greens, beurre blanc, balsamic reduction Fairview Cellars Sauvignon Blanc, BC COUNTRY STYLE PATÉ house pickled vegetables, crostini Synchromesh Riesling, BC BOCCONCINI & TOMATO fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar with mixed greens Montelvini Prosecco, Italy
ENTRÉESWILD MUSHROOM RAVIOLI WITH PRAWNS white wine, butter sauce, garlic, fresh tomato and herbs Monte Antico Toscana Rosso, Italy BOUILLABAISSE west coast style, prawns, scallops, mussels, clams, fish, fingerling potatoes, gruyère et la rouille Le Vieux Pin Rose, BC LAMB CONFIT garlic, thyme, mustard rub carrot and zucchini, potato gratin El Petit Bonhomme, Spain STEELHEAD piquillio pepper couscous, sautéed kale, basil beurre blanc Road 13 Stemwinder, BC AAA CANADIAN BEEF FILET green beans, shiitake mushrooms, smoked mashed potato, red wine and peppercorn jus add $6 Que Guapo Cabernet Sauvignon, Argentina
DESSERTCHOOSE FROM OUR MENU Unsworth Ovation, BC