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Having a long meeting day (meeting after another), Collin sent me a text, saying come to the restaurant for dinner around 7. I thought he was going out for dinner with his father and family. Although I was still busy, I thought I needed to refresh my head, so I told him I would.

The restaurant he made a reservation was L’Abattoir in Gastown. It was in our wish list for a long time but didn’t have a chance to go even Dine Out event. My friend went to Dine Out, and she wasn’t impressed than she expected, so I was excited half and hesitated half to try out.

I don’t know if they change menu periodically. The menu on their website is different from what we saw. The picture of the menu is at the bottom.

My choice, Raspberry Lemonade (Fresh Juice)

Raspberry Lemonade at L'Abattoir in Vancouver

Fresh raspberry smoothie and lemonade gives little sourness. I usually don’t like sour, but this one was just right for me.

Collin’s choice, Gin & Grapefruit

Gin & Grapefruit at L'Abattoir in Vancouver

Complimentary Bread

Complimentary Bread at L'Abattoir in Vancouver

Anchovy twist, bacon brioche, and caraway flatbread. They served warm, which was nice.

Spring Salad
(Lettuce, Vegetables, Tallegio Croutons)

Spring Salad at L'Abattoir in Vancouver

Warm Steelhead and Crunchy Potato Salad
(Ramps, Horseradish, Dill)

Warm Steelhead and Crunchy Potato Salad at L'Abattoir in Vancouver

This is from warm appy. I got some bite from Collin, and the steelhead was cooked perfectly!

Smoked Sturgeon with Fava Beans
(Grapefruit, Avocado, Mint)

Smoked Sturgeon with Fava Beans at L'Abattoir in Vancouver

This is from cold appy. Ow, I love fava beans! Well, the whole dish was great.

Steak Diane
(Charred Onions, Potato Fundant, Peppercorn Condiment)

Steak Diane at L'Abattoir in Vancouver

I had some bite from Collin. The steak was good. The triangle ones are made by potato.

Fillet of Pacific Halibut with a Parsley Crust
(Mussels, Potato, Artichoke)

Fillet of Pacific Halibut with a Parsley Crust at L'Abattoir in Vancouver

Wow, the halibut was like silk, beautifully cooked. I should have taken a picture when I cut. The piece was quite big, and I enjoyed that.

I’m gonna tell my friend that she should come again on a regular day!

L’Abattoir

Address: 217 Carrall Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between Blood Alley Square and Powell Street)
TEL: 604-568-1701
Facebook: page
Twitter: @LABATTOIR_VAN
Urbanspoon: page
Opentable: reservation?

Dinner
17:30 – 23:45 daily

Menu

Menu at L'Abattoir in Vancouver

Price Note
– Raspberry Lemonade Unknown
– Gin & Grapefruit Unknown
– Spring Salad $14.00
– Warm Steelhead and Crunchy Potato Salad $15.00
– Smoked Sturgeon with Fava Beans $16.00
– Steak Diane $30.00
– Fillet of Pacific Halibut with a Parsley Crust $30.00

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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.

Want to see more pictures for this restaurant? click here.

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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As the first eat-out this year, Collin chose this restaurant to celebrate. I agreed, as we really liked their food at the last visit when his birthday. They have prix fixe brunch for $29 and change the menu occasionally, so you can enjoy a seasonal 3-course meal at a reasonable price. It would be great for first-time customers to try them out.

Market by Jean-Georges is on 3rd floor of Shangri-La Hotel, which is the highest building in BC and is located in the centre of downtown Vancouver. If you have a problem with stairs, find the elevator beside Urban Fare market.

We ordered from their prix fixe brunch menu.

Complimentary Bread

Complimentary Bread at Market by Jean-Georges in Vancouver

Collin’s appy, Toasted Granola with Elderflower and Salted Yogurt

Toasted Granola with Elderflower and Salted Yogurt at Market by Jean-Georges in Vancouver

My appy, Steelhead Sashimi, Warm Crispy Rice, Chipotle Emulsion and Scallion

Steelhead Sashimi, Warm Crispy Rice, Chipotle Emulsion and Scallion at Market by Jean-Georges in Vancouver

Steelhead Sashimi, Warm Crispy Rice, Chipotle Emulsion and Scallion at Market by Jean-Georges in Vancouver

When an expediter brought my dish, she said Sushi, and I told her that I didn’t order Sushi. She restated Sashimi after that. Come to think of it, why didn’t they say Sushi on the menu? 🙂

His entree, French Toast with Roasted Apples and Crispy Bacon

French Toast with Roasted Apples and Crispy Bacon at Market by Jean-Georges in Vancouver

After Collin started eating his main, he realized that he had enough sweets and that the dessert was still coming, so he asked the server to pack the half. I warned him after we ordered, but it was too late. I should have done that before we ordered.

My entree, Nut and Seed Crusted Snapper, Sweet and Sour Broth

Nut and Seed Crusted Snapper, Sweet and Sour Broth at Market by Jean-Georges in Vancouver

His dessert, Chocolate Pudding, Softly Whipped Cream, Crystallized Violets

Chocolate Pudding, Softly Whipped Cream, Crystallized Violets at Market by Jean-Georges in Vancouver

My dessert, Poached Pear, Chewy Caramel, Vanilla Sherbet

Poached Pear, Chewy Caramel, Vanilla Sherbet at Market by Jean-Georges in Vancouver

Poached Pear, Chewy Caramel, Vanilla Sherbet at Market by Jean-Georges in Vancouver

The caramel was hard because of ice cream? It could have been more enjoyable if caramel was on top of pear or on the side.

Compared to the last menu, this menu was OK. Don’t get me wrong, taste was good. I just liked the last menu more. In this menu, I liked my appy best.

Want to see more pictures for this restaurant? click here.

Market by Jean-Georges

Address: 3F 1115 Alberni Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between Thurlow and Bute street, at Shangri-La Hotel)
TEL: 604-695-1115
Facebook: page
Twitter: @MARKETjg_Van
Urbanspoon: page
Opentable: reservation?

Breakfast
7:00 – 11:30 daily

Lunch
11:30 – 14:30

Brunch
11:30 – 15:00

Dinner
[Sun – Thu] 17:30 – 22:00
[Fri – Sat] 17:30 – 22:30

Bar
[Sun – Wed] 11:30 – 23:00
[Thu] 11:30 – 0:00
[Fri – Sat] 11:30 – 1:00

*They have Neighbourhood Menu available between 3pm and 6pm.

Prix Fixe Menu

Prix Fixe Menu at Market by Jean-Georges in Vancouver Prix Fixe Menu at Market by Jean-Georges in Vancouver

Price Note
– Prix Fixe Brunch $29.00 each

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