Posted in Dine Out Vancouver, Dinner, Joyce, Meat, Restaurants, Seafood, Vancouver, West Coast, Yaletown, tagged Albacore Tuna, Beef Short Rib, beet salad, Chocolate Mousse, Dine Out Vancouver, Dine Out Vancouver 2017, gnocchi, salmon, Seafood Chowder, WildTale, WildTale Coastal Grill, Yaletown on January 17, 2017|
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Did you know WildTale’s Dine Out menu is only $30 this year? When my family and I went there for Dine Out last year it was $40! I was invited to a preview of this year’s menu and I was curious to see how it has changed.
Turns out there are a couple repeating items on the menu, which makes this $30 menu a pretty good deal.
One of the repeating items is the WildTale Seafood Chowder. Well, it’s not entirely the same as last year’s, but the idea is there. The chowder was the most memorable appetizer last year, and this year’s chowder was my favourite appetizer on the menu. It was rich, creamy, flavourful – and the corn and crab fritter was nice and crispy, adding some texture to the soup.
If you look for something lighter in the appetizer, either the Organic Beets & Watercress salad or the Albacore Tuna Carpaccio would make a great option. I love beets, so any beet salad could easily win my heart. These beets were sweet, balanced by the hint of bitterness in watercress. It’s missing some tang and acidity, though – I love me some goat cheese in my beet salad. (more…)
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Posted in Dinner, Eat Local, Great Views, Joyce, Neighbourhood Gem, Outdoor Dining, Oysters, Patio, Restaurants, Seafood, Sustainable, Taco, Vancouver, West Coast, tagged Albacore Tuna, clams, Dungeness Crab, Granville Island, Haidacore Tuna, Linguini Alle Vongole, Mussels, Ocean Wise, oysters, prawns, Salmon Tartare, Seafood, seafood boil, Tuna Taco, Vancouver Fish Company on March 29, 2016|
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The Vancouver Fish Company has opened its door since September 2014. Located right at the entrance of the Granville Island, this seafood restaurant has been using Ocean Wise ingredients but only just recently that it has officially signed on as an Ocean Wise partner. And to celebrate, it’s running its first ever Ocean Wise Festival and I was invited for a tasting of the menu.
Not all festival menu items are new; some are simply customer favourites that they want to highlight during this time. First up, Fresh Shucked Zen & Glacier Oysters. According to the restaurant, Zen & Glacier are two lesser used varieties farmed in BC, and they’re more affordable than some more commonly known ones.
Zen reminded me of Kusshi – thinner flesh, delicate, crisp with a cucumber finish.
Glacier, on the other hand, is more plump in shape.
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