Blue Water Cafe, Five Sails, Bacchus, and Cafe Medina

On a current visit to Vancouver, I had three various supper encounters, every single pleasurable in its way, additionally just one actually good brunch.

Blue Drinking water Cafe

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Found in the city’s Yaletown community and housed in a transformed warehouse house, Blue Water Cafe floats amongst seafood cafe and sushi bar. The menu undoubtedly has a Japanese aptitude.

Vancouver BWC roll

We chose the Endurance roll from the sushi menu to have as a starter course. It featured crab, barbecued eel and smoked salmon with a sweet soy glaze, dotted with sesame seeds. Every single chunk a delight. Not guaranteed what stamina is needed to take in it – probably it requires fortitude to resist ordering another.

Vancouver BWC fish

For my entree I selected the sablefish, served in yuzu dashi broth with newborn bok choy, sliced shiitake, plump edamame and quinoa. The sablefish, also recognised as black cod, experienced significant, white flakes and a buttery taste and texture.

Vancouver BWC scallop

My companion selected the scallops, flawlessly seared, served with broccolini, snap peas and grape tomatoes and a panisse, effectively fried polenta fashioned out of chickpeas. The tender scallops had been sitting in a preserved orange sauce.

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The ambiance is lively and bustling rustic, with rough hewn beams and posts, and upscale with crisp white tablecloths.

5 Sails

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5 Sails, on an upper level of the convention heart and cruise terminal, features a panoramic see of Vancouver Harbour and the lights and mountain terrain of North Vancouver across the water.

Vancouver five rillette

In this article we commenced with an abnormal rillette featuring duck and liver parfait offered on thinly sliced and toasted baguette as type of a sandwich, garnished with strawberries, grapes and cubes of aspic.

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Whilst listed as an appetizer, the tartare served as my entree. The finely chopped beef tenderloin, deliciously spicy, was served with lavash crisps. Among the two mounds of tartare was a strip of charred flat iron steak, a type of meaty lagniappe.

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Rick had the lamb, a flawlessly grilled strip loin topped with shishito peppers and served with eggplant caponata.

The decor is a minor cruise-shippy but that see is wonderful.

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Bacchus

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Bacchus is found in the Wedgewood lodge in the town centre so it’s no shock the tables are graced with Wedgewood china. The menu and decor are more European although retaining regional items in concentration.

Vancouver bacchus oysters

I could not resist acquiring some new oysters, served with a raspberry mignonette great and tasty.

Vancouver bacchus rabbot

Spring lamb bolognese was my entree when Rick and the spring rabbit braised in white wine.

Vancouver bacchus cheeses

As a substitute of dessert we shared a plate of local cheeses.

It’s a enjoyable and tranquil environment improved with stay piano tunes.

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Cafe Medina

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Positioned in the Library District, Cafe Medina specializes in hearty breakfast skillets with a Mediterranean bent.

Vancouver CM cassoulet

An egg-topped cassoulet, for example, had the regular white beans and sausages you’d hope in cassoulet but also with thick bacon and roma tomatoes. Additional of a deconstructed cassoulet but satisfying however.

Vancouver CM paella

Exact with the paella, served on orzo in its place of rice, with chorizo, avocado and roasted veggies.

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The environment is youthful and busy. Have the Medina 75, the restaurant’s take on a French 75, and loosen up – you are on vacation.