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Tasting menus in Vancouver

eatrustic Nov 16, 2010 10:58 AM

I'm in the mood for a good tasting menu and it's been eons since I last did one. All I can come up with for choices are Lumiere, West, and Market.
Any other possibilities?

My perfect place would be Cioppino's but they don't seem to offer one (won't even do smaller pasta or risotto portions) and at the prices they charge I won't make a special request.
Although some seafood in the mix is fine my guest won't want a seafood only menu.

Obviously I'm thinking West Coast or European style with this one. Any other suggestions? If I had to choose from the above I'd probably go with West first and Lumiere second as I think the room is a little friendlier at West (it's been awhile since I peeked into Lumiere so it may be as nice..).

2551 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6K2E9, CA

West Coast Cafe
5142 Cordova Bay Rd, Victoria, BC V8Y2K5, CA

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  1. Cancuk RE: eatrustic Nov 16, 2010 12:07 PM

    I'm pretty sure Le Crocodile has something for old school French.

    'C' definitely has one as well as does Raincity Grill, but I'm not sure I would recommend it over any of the others.

    - Diva at the Met?
    - Le Gavroche?

    Raincity Grill
    1193 Denman Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 2N1, CA

    Le Gavroche Restaurant
    1616 Alberni St, Vancouver, BC V6G1A6, CA

    Le Crocodile Restaurant
    909 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z2N2, CA

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      farman RE: eatrustic Nov 16, 2010 07:04 PM

      Not quite as high end as some of the other suggestions, but tasting menus nonetheless:
      - La Quercia
      - Mis Trucos
      - La Buca

      La Buca Restaurant
      4025 MacDonald St, Vancouver, BC V6L2N8, CA

      La Quercia
      3689 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6R1P2, CA

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        grayelf RE: farman Nov 17, 2010 05:52 AM

        I didn't know La Buca had a tasting menu. I've enjoyed their family style meals several times. I'll have to look into that.

        La Buca Restaurant
        4025 MacDonald St, Vancouver, BC V6L2N8, CA

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        GoaGirl RE: eatrustic Nov 16, 2010 09:24 PM

        We had the tasting menu at C on Saturday and it was delicous!!

        1. fmed RE: eatrustic Nov 16, 2010 09:46 PM

          How about Divino on Commercial? (They had a winemaker's dinner tonight that reminded me). 7 courses - $95 with wine pairs.

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            abondance RE: fmed Nov 17, 2010 08:28 AM

            We tried Kitsilano Daily Kitchen a couple of weeks ago and had a great experience. Six courses for $65 and focus is on local ingredients. The food and service are more casual than West but then so is the price. There was a pretty good review by Stainsby in the Van Sun last week as well

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              eatrustic RE: abondance Nov 17, 2010 11:23 AM

              I knew you guys would come up with other places! KDK is a good choice as is La Buca (and I wonder if Pied a Terre does one?- no sign of either on their web sites).

              I walked by Le Crocodile yesterday and they have a menu degustation but it isn't quite what I want. Good value at $75. though.

              I'd planned to book for this weekend but it's been bumped to the first weekend in December. I hope party season (whatever that will look like this year!) doesn't cause a problem.
              At least I have time to see who else has interesting choices.

              La Buca Restaurant
              4025 MacDonald St, Vancouver, BC V6L2N8, CA

              Le Crocodile Restaurant
              909 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z2N2, CA

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                GoaGirl RE: eatrustic Nov 17, 2010 09:49 PM

                Market in the Shangri-La is also another option. They are offering a $68 dollar tasting menu of their sister restaurant Spices in NYC. It's on until the end of the month. The regular tasting menu that I've had there is also very good.

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                  eatrustic RE: eatrustic Nov 17, 2010 10:05 PM

                  Just asked and Bishops will do a testing menu on request....

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