Happy Valentine’s Day!
Brock House is a gorgeous heritage house designed in the Tudor Style. Located at Jericho Beach in Kitsalano, this restaurant offers beautiful views and a romantic atmosphere.
We went there for an early Valentine’s Day dinner. It was hard to book this place. We left two messages, and no response.On the third call, someone finally picked up the phone and we managed to make a reservation. The restaurant is mostly fully booked by wedding parties through out the year.
We were offered a complimentary basket of rolls before we ordered. The rolls were fresh and made in-house. We started with the Scallops Supreme ($12.00) Grilled scallops prepared on a chilly Thai sauce and served with mixed spring greens. This appetizer is very small and not very good to share. We basically got two scallops each. The scallops were grilled to perfection, perfectly seared. I’ve never had them with Thai chilly sauce before, and I found that it compliments the flavour of the scallops very well. The presentation was very appetizing.
For our mains we ordered the Butternut Squash Ravioli ($21.00) – ravioli pasta stuffed with butternut squash and garnished with sweet potato, tossed in a rose sauce, served with seasonal vegetables; and the Dill Salmon ($24.00) – a wild pacific filet of salmon prepared in a dill sauce, served with garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables. The ravioli was great, I loved the sweet flavour of the butternut squash and the rose sauce combined; but the real winner was the salmon. It was almost caramelized, the flavour was sweet, and it was grilled to a crispiness I’ve never had on a salmon filet before. The meat was fall-off-your-fork tender. Together with the garlic mashed potatoes, and crispy veggies, all I can say is wow – good job Brock House. If I was disappointed with the side of my appetizer, the size of my entree made up for it. I was pleasantly stuffed after my main course.
Yet, you can’t have a romantic dinner without desserts. We ordered The Chocolate Mousse and the Point Grey Pecan Pie. The mousse was whipped, chocolatey perfection, it came with a chocolate cookie stick, whipped cream and a strawberry garnished. The pecan pie was loaded with pecans, with thick chocolate filling. It had hints of Kahlua. Nice way to end our meals.
Overall, this was a very enjoyable experience. This is the most romantic restaurant I’ve been to so far, a great place to enjoy on a date. The food is good, and the prices are comparable to other eateries downtown Vancouver. Great atmosphere. This is definitely an experience restaurant.