Saturday, February 2, 2013

Seasons in the Park


Phone: (604) 874-8008
Address :  Queen Elizabeth Park, West 33rd Avenue at Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC
Hours: 11:30am (Monday to Saturday), 10:30am (Sunday)
Date of Visit:  Jan. 31, 2013
Parking: Valet Parking $5 or around Queen Elizabeth Park ($2/hour)

Starters

Bread Basket 

6/10


  • Two varieties.
  • Appeared to be fresh but tasted a bit hard.

Appetizers

Yukon Gold Potato Soup

6/10



  • Pureed Yukon Gold Potato soup served with a dollop of crème fraîche and a brioche crouton in the center
  • Consistence is smooth, no noticeable lumps.
  • Soup was bland, required more seasoning. 
 

Beef Capaccio

7.5/10



  • Thinly sliced beef lightly seared on the sides topped with micro basil, pickled beets, truffle aïoli, ricotta cheese
  • A longer sear would have improved the dished
  • Beets had a nice crunch  
 

    Entrées

    Grilled Steelhead Salmon

    8/10


    • Steelhead Salmon grilled over smoked applewood served on top of braised lentils, double smoked bacon, truffle oil, a side of herb salad.
    • Salmon had a flavorful char and a moist center, while the edges were a bit drier. The skin was grilled crispy.
    • Braised lentils were very soft and tender.
    • Herb salad was fragrant.
    • Portions were a bit small

    Grilled Bone-in Tenderloin

    9.5/10
    • Bone-in tenderloin grilled over smoked applewood served on top of a bed of mashed potatoes, and green beans and topped with three onion rings
    • Available on the $38 Dineout menu
    • The tenderloin had a very nice char on it and was very flavorful and tender.
    • The batter of the onion rings were light

      Tomato Basil Linguine

      3.5/10


      • Linguine served with a light tomatoe sauce, grana padano cheese, and garnished with pine-nuts.
      • Pasta was unevenly cooked, some parts were tough while other parts were mushy
      • Underseasoned

      Desserts

       

      Hazelnut Chocolate Torte

      7/10

      • Garnished with banana puree and whipped sour cream and a strawberry slice. Topped with hazelnuts
      • The filling of the tart was rich and the sweetness was not overwhelming
      • Generous portion


      Vanilla Gelato

      7.5/10

      • Vanilla gelato served with Amaretto anglaise, chilled espresso, and a peacan biscotti.
      • Gelato was homemade and smooth and paired very well with the anglaise and chilled espresso.
      • Biscotti had a crumbly texture.

        Service

        • Waitstaff was professional and attentive. We were the only party in the outdoor patio and someone was nearby in case we needed something. 
        • Blankets were made available to us in case we got to cold outside.
        • Dishes arrive quickly 

          Atmosphere





          • Elegant and contemporary dining room
          • Cozy, modern, and heated patio. Patio chairs were well cushioned. Tables were set next to fireplaces.
          • Beautiful view of the park.
          • Lounge had comfortable club chairs.
          • Private dining area in the lower floor.
          • Open kitchen.
          • Bathrooms were clean.
           

            Verdict

            WIP



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