Tasting Plates – North Vancouver Edition
The last Tasting Plates event took us across the inlet to North Vancouver.
Our first stop was to Pier 7 Restaurant – this restaurant offers a West Coast inspired menu and has the most spectacular views of the Burrard Inlet.
Their Tasting Plates offering included tuna tartar with ponzu ginger on a tarrow root chip, salmon tataki with creme friache and pea shoots and finally, an oyster shooter topped with tomato jelly. Such elegant servings.
Our next location was at The Lobby Restaurant at the Pinnacle at the Pier Hotel. The highlight was the Jicama Fish Taco – pan seared cod with fennel slaw and pico de gallo on a jicama shell. It was different but both the jicama and the fish complimented each other well.
We also got a glass of their Sapporous Sangria – their entry to the Vancouver Foodster Sangria Challenge. It was so good it won first prize. A mix of rose wine, orange liqueur and ginger ale, it was also topped with fresh berries. It was delicious.
We moved on to the Lonsdale Quay Public Market to the Green Leaf Brewing Co. A new North Shore brewery committed to creating quality, and innovating brews. We got a pint of our choice. I picked a refreshing and light Wisenhower Hefeweizen.
We crossed the hall to the Bowen Island Pizza Company (which is also a deli), where we got a slice of their signature Pear and Brie Pizza. It was paired with cheese, olives and a couple of slices of cold cuts from Two Rivers Meats.
By now, we were getting ready for something sweet. Frux Frozen Yogurt offered samplings of their unique brand of homemade and organic yogurt. Some of the flavours we tried included strawberry, chocolate almond, and even kale. They also offer Kombucha on tap, which we also got to try.
Our last stop of the night took us to Two Daughters Bakery, a patisserie dedicated to creating gluten-free and vegan treats. Their organic blueberry tarts are tangy and their savoury pastries are full of flavour.