Archive for May, 2008

 

Nu Restaurant (Vancouver, False Creek)

Nu Restaurant (web site, 1661 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, phone: 604-646-4668) is an award winning Vancouver waterfront restaurant with fabulous views and upscale, modern food. The style of cuisine at Nu has definite French/European influences and a west-coast twist. The decor is space-age, the atmosphere is light hearted, and the patrons are stylish!

Nu Restaurant is located right out on the water on the north/downtown side of False Creek, underneath the Granville Bridge. There is ample free parking available in a lot shared with the Stonegrill restaurant (another restaurant worth visiting which is located in the same building, one floor above Nu).

To start, I enjoyed the Pan Seared Bayne Sound Scallops, with pickled mushrooms, cauliflower puree, and red wine jus ($16.10, pictured below). The scallops were really tender and tasted great! As a main course, I tried the Roasted Cornish Game Hen with smoked local gouda, braised swiss chard, wild BC mushrooms, and rich chicken jus ($26.10, also pictured below). The serving of Game Hen was fabulous, with a really prime cut of meat and a great combination of the cheese, mushrooms, rich jus and vegetables. I finished off this fantastic meal with a Passion Fruit Sponge Cake ($7.90, pictured below) which was light and refreshing.

The restaurant also features live jazz for Sunday brunch with Juno nominee Melody Diachun. Please call the restaurant (604-646-4668) for more info about the live music, or check out their web site for their menu.

Fresh scallops at Nu Restaurant in Yaletown, VancouverPan Seared Bayne Sound Scallops ($16.10) at Nu Restaurant in Vancouver

Cornish Game Hen at Nu Restaurant in VancouverCornish Game Hen at Nu Restaurant in Vancouver ($26.10)

Passion Fruit Sponge Cake at Nu Restaurant in Vancouver, BC, CanadaPassion Fruit Sponge Cake at Nu Restaurant in Vancouver, BC, Canada ($7.90)

19,328 views - Posted Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

 

Milestones Restaurant in Yaletown – Part 5

Milestones (web site, 1109 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, phone: 604-684-9111) is a trendy chain restaurant in the Yaletown neighborhood of downtown Vancouver. Pictured below is the very delicious Roasted Chicken Penne Asiago (around $17) which their menu describes as penne pasta with roasted Italian tomatoes, pulled chicken, fresh basil, spinach and asiago cream. View a map of their location in downtown Vancouver. View Part 4 for more photos.

Roasted Chicken Penne Asiago pasta from Milestone's Restaurant in downtown Vancouver.
Roasted Chicken Penne Asiago pasta from Milestone’s Restaurant in downtown Vancouver. (around $17)

17,522 views - Posted Saturday, May 17th, 2008

 

Tequila Kitchen – Part 2

Tequila Kitchen (web site, 1043 Mainland St. Vancouver, BC, Canada, phone: 604-681-2120) is a Mexican restaurant in the upscale Yaletown neighborhood of downtown Vancouver. Pictured below, from their Brunch menu, are the Huevos a la Mexicana: three scrambled eggs with tomato, onion and green chile, served with a quesadilla, beans and guacamole (for around $10). Also pictured below is the freshly made salsa and guacamole, which I must say is excellent. Visit Part 1 for more photos.

Mexican scrambled eggs (Huevos a la Mexicana) Mexican scrambled eggs (Huevos a la Mexicana)

Fresh Mexican salsa and guocamole from the Mexican restaurant Tequila Kitchen in Vancouver
Fresh Mexican salsa and guacamole from the Mexican restaurant Tequila Kitchen in Vancouver.

8,605 views - Posted Saturday, May 17th, 2008