Located in Coal Harbour, Preston’s pristine downtown location is perfect for after-work drinks, dinner with friends or brunch.
I was invited to Prestons to sample their new Canadian-inspired menu by Chef Bruce Nollert featuring comfort food classics with a twist. Some highlights included:
From the prairies:
Pierogies & Sausage ($10.50) – stuffed with celeriac & caramelized onions, smoked Bacon, grilled Chorizo, served with split Pea purée and drizzled with crème fraiche.
Peace River Bison Carpaccio with Crisp Bannock ($13) – crisp bannock, blueberry balsamic gastrique, grainy mustard, shaved parmesan, olive oil, arugula. Bison can be such a tricky meat, gamey and dry if not done properly, this carpaccio was tender and juicy and delicious. The aged parmesan cheese it’s such a good pairing, and the balsamic gastrique brings out the flavour of the meat. Great dish.
From the Maritimes:
Seafood Chowder ($10) – Mussels, Clams, Catch of the Day, Corn, Baby Potatoes, Smoked Bacon, Fresh Dill – a very creamy white chowder, it was full of seafood bites, and vegetables.
From the Belle Province:
Poutine ($9) made with Granville Island maple cream ale gravy, Quebec cheese curds, garlic aioli and scallions. This was my favourite dish of the night. The gravy is so creamy. For $4 add pulled beef brisket or shredded duck and make it a full meal.
From The Westcoast:
Salmon Sampler ($14) – Candied, Smoked & Blueberry Cured Salmon, Caviar Cream, Pickled Beets, Bagel Crisps.
These dishes are perfectly paired with Granville Island’s new fall brews: their Kitsilano Maple Cream Ale and their Cypress Honey Lager are available now!
Preston’s has three locations in Vancouver, Chilliwack and Kamloops.
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