This was the first dining package I’ve tried that cames with beer! Bring a friend because this package includes 2 sleeves of Angry Scotch Ale from Russell Brewing Company. The dark ale was slighly bitter and complimented the rest of the food well.
The 2 seafood appetizers came together shortly after and they were Prawn, Shrimp, & Wild Mushrooms Salad, and Coconut Scallop Ceviche.
The Prawn, Shrimp & Wild Mushroom salad has really nice pan seared prawns and local mushrooms. The arugula added a nice peppery addition to the salad.
The Coconut Scallop Ceviche tasted a lot like a Thai dish with prominent flavours from ginger, coconut milk. It also had fresh tortilla chips that makes it a nice dish to share with friends.
For main the package lets you choose a dish between Crispy Duck Leg or Red Honey-Curry Coho. The coho was recommended by the waiter, so that was my choice for the package. But just to also try to crispy duck leg, we ordered it on the side.
The wild BC Coho was heavily covered with saffron yoghurt that was pretty sweet. On the plate there were also hot pickled lime puree, candied almonds, cinnamon market vegetable. In general, my impression of this dish was very sweet because of the sauce on the fish and the candied almonds on the plate.
In my opinion, the confit crispy duck leg is a better choice. The skin was nice and crispy, while the meat was tender. The flavours were much more simpler than the BC coho dish and sometimes simple is better.
Aside from the dining package, we also tried their Duck Breast entree. This sadly turned out to be our least favorite dish of the night. The presentation was nice, but there were just too many different flavours that didn’t blend well together.
Overall the $30 dining package itself is a pretty good deal consider the amount of food you’d get, plus beers. The dining package is available on VanEats, and it’s good until January 17th, 2013
1517 Anderson Road
Vancouver, BC V6H
*While I tried the dining package for free, we did pay for the extra things we ordered.