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Right after all menus for Dine Out Vancouver was revealed on the site, I told my friends to take a look at it. I picked a few where I wanted to go and discussed with them where to go. The conversation went on and on, because the site was not easy to narrow your search, unless you know where you want to go and see the menu. This restaurant wasn’t originally picked, but because one of my friends said she really liked it when she went twice in the past and also they offered the same Dine Out menu for lunch with $18, we decided to go.

Seasons in the Park is located in Queen Elizabeth Park, which is in the centre of Vancouver resident area. Although Vancouver has a lot of raining in winter, it was clear a bit on that day so that we were able to see some view of Vancouver downtown and North Shore mountains from the restaurant.

We all ordered from their Dine Out menu.

Complimentary Bread

Bread at Seasons in the Park in Vancouver

Butter come with Bread at Seasons in the Park in Vancouver

Beef Carpaccio
(Micro Basil, Pickled Beets, Truffle Aioli, Ricotta Cheese)

Beef Carpaccio at Seasons in the Park in Vancouver

We all ordered the same appy. I took time to choose though, as the entree was also beef. Unfortunately, this carpaccio was a bit bland to us. I probably would have appreciated if there was more dressing or salt and pepper.

Grilled Steelhead Salmon
(Herb Salad, Braised Lentils, Double Smoked Bacon, Truffle Oil)

Grilled Steelhead Salmon at Seasons in the Park in Vancouver

Braised Beef Short Ribs
(Gremolata, Roasted Onions, Potato Puree)

Braised Beef Short Ribs at Seasons in the Park in Vancouver

Vanilla Gelato
(Amaretto Anglaise, Chilled Espresso, Biscotti)

Vanilla Gelato at Seasons in the Park in Vancouver

Hazelnut Chocolate Torte
(Banana Puree, Whipped Sour Cream)

Hazelnut Chocolate Torte at Seasons in the Park in Vancouver

Both desserts were quite sweet. I asked the server to pack half of them.

And, extra picture of view from the restaurant.

View from Seasons in the Park in Vancouver

Overall, it was good food with $18. Even my friend, who liked this restaurant, wasn’t so satisfied this time. Within the same group of the company, I liked Dine Out food at The Sandbar last year more than this.

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Seasons in the Park

Address: West 33rd Avenue at Cambie Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(At Queen Elizabeth Park)
TEL: 604-874-8008
Twitter: @SeasonsInQEPark
Urbanspoon: page
Opentable: reservation?

Lunch/Dinner/Brunch/Dessert
[Mon – Sat] 11:30 – 22:00
[Sun] 10:30 – 22:00

Menu for Dine Out Vancouver

Dine Out menu at Seasons in the Park in Vancouver

Price Note
– Dine Out Vancouver 3-course $18.00 for lunch

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My company usually does a Christmas party at one of my boss’ house, but this time she took a vacation early and longer before Christmas, so we had one at the restaurant. There is one co-worker who cannot take wheat and also the other who has allergy with shellfish. It was not easy to make a decision for where to go.

Minami has Omakase (prix fixe) course and they can accommodate with the special diet. The server came before we started to get served, and she asked how severe the diet would be. (Do you know some soy sauce even contains gluten?)

Minami Restaurant is located in Yaletown. Most of our members came from far by cars, and it seemed not to easy to find a parking spot.

Collin and I came here before and liked Yuzu alcohol, so we recommended to everyone, but one of my boss didn’t see the pricing until he paid, and he was so surprised how expensive it was and how much we drank. :p

Obaachan’s Yuzu 300ml
(Citrus nose and smooth palate reminiscent of iced tea)

Obaachan’s Yuzu 300ml at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

Omakase Shokai serves 6 courses.

Sashimi
(Chef’s Selection)

Sashimi for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

(Salmon, Hamachi (Yellowtail), Albacore Tuna)

Sashimi for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

(Two different soy sauce: Regular and Nikiri)

Minami Zen
(Selection of Signature Appetizer)

Minami Zen (Selection of Signature Appetizer) for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

Minami Zen (Selection of Signature Appetizer) for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

Minami Zen (Selection of Signature Appetizer) for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

Minami Zen (Selection of Signature Appetizer) for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

(From the top, Slow Roasted Beets & Watercress Salad, Tuna and Crumbled Miso Tofu Tartare, Ebi Fritters, Shrimp Crab Gyoza)

Saikyo Miso Baked Sablefish
(Kale Goma-ae, King Oyster Mushroom, Wasabi Pickles, Yuzu Miso Foam)

Saikyo Miso Baked Sablefish for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

I ate Kale Goma-ae first time and really liked it! It wasn’t bitter at all. I must have Collin made some at home. 😉

Soy Braised Short Rib
(Sterling Silver AAA, Yukon Potato Puree, Spinach)

Soy Braised Short Rib for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

Sushi
(Chef’s Selection of Aburi, Nigiri, Roll and Oshi Sushi)

Sushi (Chef's Selection of Aburi, Nigiri, Roll and Oshi Sushi) for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

Sushi (Chef's Selection of Aburi, Nigiri, Roll and Oshi Sushi) for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

Sushi (Chef's Selection of Aburi, Nigiri, Roll and Oshi Sushi) for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

Sushi (Chef's Selection of Aburi, Nigiri, Roll and Oshi Sushi) for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

(Aburi Hamachi, Aburi Red Tuna, Aburi Shrimp, and Aburi Salmon Oshi Sushi)

Tea

Tea at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

Dessert
(Chef’s Selection)

Dessert for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

(Lemon Cheesecake with Rhubarb-Raspberry Sorbet)

After eating short rib, I was getting full. The last main was Sushi, so I was so stuffed after!

I enjoyed their food, but I realized something after I was talking to my boss. The restaurant is too dark to enjoy food by eyes. I’m glad that I had installed Flashlight app on my iPhone so that I could enjoy before starting eating. (Flashlight app was useful to take a picture by my digital camera, too!)

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Minami Restaurant

Address: 1118 Mainland Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between Burrard and Thurlow streets)
TEL: 604-685-8080
Facebook: page
Twitter: @MinamiYaletown
Urbanspoon: page
Opentable: reservation?

Lunch/Dinner
[Mon – Thu] 11:30 – 15:00, 17:00 – 22:00
[Fri] 11:30 – 15:00, 17:00 – 22:30
[Sat] 17:00 – 22:30
[Sun] 17:00 – 22:00

Menu

Menu for Omakase Shokai at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

Price Note
– Obaachan’s Yuzu 300ml $38.00
– Omakase Shokai $80.00 per person

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I hadn’t seen one of my friends for two months or so, and she asked me if we can eat out for dinner before she got busier at her work. It was just before the ski season started, so I agreed and picked a date and a restaurant.

I chose The Flying Pig in Yaletown, which was long in my list. 🙂 They don’t take a reservation for dinner, so we just walked in. It was Saturday night, so we had to wait for 45 min, as anticipated.

As a start, there was a bit annoying incident happening to us. It was a cold night, so we waited inside. The host kept asking if there was anything that they can help, even after we left our name and phone number. He even allowed letting some people coming after us in and be seated at the window-side counter for waiting, which he didn’t offer us. Finally, we asked if we can wait here inside the door, and he said no… I just didn’t want to leave, because I read a review on some site saying that they never called back, but what can we do? No choice and we left and wandered around the area, and we decided if there were any other interesting restaurant we just went there. Well, as a note, they called us eventually before we found the other place.

We ordered from their dinner menu.

Complimentary Bread

Complimentary Bread at The Flying Pig in Vancouver

Brandy ‘Punch’ Sangria

Brandy 'Punch' Sangria at The Flying Pig in Vancouver

Cranberry Juice

Cranberry Juice at The Flying Pig in Vancouver

My friend’s appy, Beetroot and Arugula Salad
(Whipped Cheese, Walnuts, Aged Sherry Vinaigrette)

Beetroot and Arugula Salad at The Flying Pig in Vancouver

She didn’t expect the whipped cheese included goat cheese that she didn’t like.

My appy, T.F.P. Cured Meat Selection
(Artisan cured Meats and local Cheeses, Spicy Olives)

T.F.P. Cured Meat Selection at The Flying Pig in Vancouver

T.F.P. Cured Meat Selection at The Flying Pig in Vancouver

I couldn’t catch what kind of meat and cheese our server said they were.

My friend’s entree, Wild Seafood Pappardelle
(Mussels, Salmon, Prawns, Spicy Rose)

Wild Seafood Pappardelle at The Flying Pig in Vancouver

I chose two side dishes as entree.

Crispy Brussels Sprouts
(Lemon, Parmesan and Capers)

Crispy Brussels Sprouts at The Flying Pig in Vancouver

Lobster and Prawn Risotto
(Thyme and Mascarpone)

Lobster and Prawn Risotto at The Flying Pig in Vancouver

And, some pictures of the bar counter and kitchen.

Kitchen at The Flying Pig in Vancouver Bar at The Flying Pig in Vancouver

Our server was nice, and food was good. As they accept reservations for brunch, I may go for it.

The Flying Pig

Address: 1168 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between Davie and Helmcken street)
TEL: 604-568-1344
Facebook: page
Twitter: @FlyingPigVan
Urbanspoon: page
*Reservation accepted only for lunch and brunch.

Lunch/Brunch/Dinner
[Mon – Fri] 11:00 – 0:00
[Sat – Sun] 10:30 – 14:30, 15:30 – 0:00

Price Note
– Brandy ‘Punch’ Sangria $10.00
– Cranberry Juice Unknown
– Beetroot and Arugula Salad $8.00
– T.F.P. Cured Meat Selection $7.00
– Wild Seafood Pappardelle $18.00
– Crispy Brussels Sprouts $5.00
– Lobster and Prawn Risotto $9.00

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