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On one weekend in May, my day started late. While I was ready to go out, I was thinking where to go, as I had to buy some bread. I also thought about going hiking a bit. By they time I got to Vancouver downtown, I had decided to go to West Vancouver, to hike and go to the bakery. Yet, the bus was either delay or just didn’t come for over 30 min, so I had to skip for hiking and went to the bakery directly.

The place may not really be a bakery. They are a cafe, for sure! Savary Island Pie Company is located on Marine Drive, close to 15th street. That is the west side of Ambleside or Park Royal in West Vancouver.

I bought a loaf of Italian bread and also ordered from soups of the day for lunch-ish snack. They asked me if I wanted to slice some pieces from what I bought, to eat with the soup, so I asked.

Tomato Lentil Soup

Tomato Lentil Soup with Bread at Savary Island Pie Company in West Vancouver

Ohhhhh, this soup was great! I wish this is on their regular menu. 🙂 The bread was good, too.

This beautiful tulips were on the table. Of course, it was in May!

Savary Island Pie Company in West Vancouver

Just a little side path for a cute pic. After I left this cafe, I walked on Ambleside Beach. While I was walking by a pond, I found swan babies swimming with their mom and dad! A person who came by told me that they were about 3 weeks old. Aren’t they cute?

Cygnets at Ambleside Beach

(All pictures taken by iPhone)

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Savary Island Pie Company

Address: 1533 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between 15th and 16th streets)
TEL: 604-926-4021 or 604-922-4809
Urbanspoon: page

[Winter] 6:00 – 19:00 daily
[Summer] 6:00 – 21:00 daily


Daily menu at Savary Island Pie Company in West Vancouver Bread menu at Savary Island Pie Company in West Vancouver

Price Note
– Tomato Lentil Soup (Soup of the Day) $7.00
– Italian Bread $6.00


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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?

[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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Collin and I sometimes watch the TV show called Chopped. And one day, I asked him what if I choose ingredients in a mystery box and you cook. He said “yeah!” Well, there is no one chopped, though.

This is the 6th challenge. I bought these ingredients.

Ingredients for Appetizer:

  • Pork loin, and
  • Green Beans

Ingredients for Main dish:

  • Stewing lamb, and
  • Lentil, and
  • Spinach

Both need to be cooked within one hour. He can use whatever in cupboard or fridge.


Here are outcomes of his cooking.

Appetizer: Pork, Pistachios and honey Green Beans

I liked the caramelized pork and crunchy green beans. I wanted to have more, but there weren’t any left. 😀

Main dish: Lamb, Lentil and Spinach Stew

He used a pressure cooker to make it in time. I imagined lentil were blended, but he left as is for the texture.


Verdict: Taste was so good. Is this because I was sick?! 😛 I will give him kisses and hugs, once my sickness is gone. 🙂

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