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My friend and I went to Sakura Days Japan Fair and left there when they closed after having coffee at a little cafe at VanDusen. The area is residential and it was raining, but there was no places we can have a chat nearby. We decided to head to downtown Vancouver. While we were on the bus, we decided to go for dinner.

The Sardine Can was in my list for a while, and even my fellow blogger, Shelley reminded me of this place in her blog once. They are a new restaurant opened in 2012 and located in Gastown, close to the status of “Gassy” Jack. The restaurant is a small bar place with 3 sharing tables and a counter bar. They serve Spanish tapas food.

We ordered from their regular menu.

Tostas de Sardinas
(Smoked Sardines on Toast)

Tostas de Sardinas at The Sardine Can in Vancouver

Guisado di Pulpo, Fabes y Acelgas
(Octopus, White Bean & Chard Stew)

Guisado di Pulpo, Fabes y Acelgas at The Sardine Can in Vancouver

Carrilladas de Cerdo
(Casserole of slow cooked Pork Cheeks)

Carrilladas de Cerdo at The Sardine Can in Vancouver

Gambas al Ajillo
(Spicy Garlic Prawns)

Gambas al Ajillo at The Sardine Can in Vancouver

Pan
(Terra Breads Sourdough)

Pan at The Sardine Can in Vancouver

All food was tasty, although we ordered some with similar sauce. The sardine toast is a must item. The octopus and pork cheeks were tender, and the prawns’ one was quite spicy for me but good! I have been to another Spanish tapas restaurant in Vancouver, but I preferred this restaurant.

We also shared two dessert.

Flan de Dulce de Leche
(Baked Caramel Custard)

Flan de Dulce de Leche at The Sardine Can in Vancouver

Terrina de Chocolate
(Chocolate Terrine with Chili, Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Toast)

Terrina de Chocolate at The Sardine Can in Vancouver

Terrina de Chocolate at The Sardine Can in Vancouver

We weren’t sure about this savory-ish seasoning on dessert, but it was quite good. I also liked flan, because I like custard pudding, but my friend probably preferred soft one like creme caramel rather than flan.

And, extra pictures of interior: bulls 🙂

The Sardine Can in Vancouver The Sardine Can in Vancouver

Oh, I almost forgot to mention! When we tried to pay by cash, our server had the bill adjusted with 10% discount. Yay!

Their site says La Buca and Pied-a-Terre are sister restaurants. I might like to try them.

The Sardine Can

Address: 26 Powell Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(100 m east from Carrall Street)
TEL: 604-568-1350
Facebook: page
Urbanspoon: page
*No reservation accepted.

Lunch/Dinner
[Mon – Fri] 16:00 – 22:30
[Sat] 12:00 – 22:30
[Sun] 12:00 – 21:30

Price Note
– Tostas de Sardinas (Sardine Toast) $5.00
– Guisado di Pulpo, Fabes y Acelgas (Octopus) $10.00
– Carrilladas de Cerdo (Pork Cheeks) $10.00
– Gambas al Ajillo (Prawns) $10.00
– Pan (bread) $2.50
– Flan de Dulce de Leche $5.50
– Terrina de Chocolate $5.50
*10% discount with cash payment

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At the beginning of this month, I happened to look at their site and found that there was a spacial dinner for 3rd Annual Oceanwise Celebration at Trafalgars Bistro in Kitsilano. I like seafood and thought 7-course dinner for $65 was good deal, so I emailed to one of my friends if she was interested.

I called them next day for a reservation, and I felt comfortable by talking with them, as I was on guard because I thought the restaurant was not casual. When I asked their dress code and if jeans were OK, she said, make sure the jeans were able to be stretched due to 7-course. 🙂

My friend ordered taster size (2 oz) of wine, and I ordered a glass of wine.

Table at Trafalgars Bistro in Vancouver for Oceanwise Celebration

A glass of white wine, Pinot Gris

A glass of white wine at Trafalgars Bistro in Vancouver for Oceanwise Celebration

Amuse Bouche (Halibut fries)

Amuse Bouche at Trafalgars Bistro in Vancouver for Oceanwise Celebration

Amuse Bouche at Trafalgars Bistro in Vancouver for Oceanwise Celebration

Prawn Duo
(Terrine with black mayonnaise, Chorizo flavoured roll with house cocktail sauce)

Prawn Duo at Trafalgars Bistro in Vancouver for Oceanwise Celebration

Prawn Chorizo flavoured roll with house cocktail sauce at Trafalgars Bistro in Vancouver for Oceanwise Celebration

Prawn Terrine with black mayonnaise at Trafalgars Bistro in Vancouver for Oceanwise Celebration

Scallop & Sea Urchin
(Kombu cured Scallop, Uni form)

Scallop & Sea Urchin at Trafalgars Bistro in Vancouver for Oceanwise Celebration

Tuna Duo
(Salt cured Albacore tuna with Sturgeon caviar, Yellow Fin Ahi tuna tartare with quail’s egg)

Tuna Duo at Trafalgars Bistro in Vancouver for Oceanwise Celebration

Salt cured Albacore tuna with Sturgeon caviar at Trafalgars Bistro in Vancouver for Oceanwise Celebration

Sturgeon
(White bean puree, Puttanesca agnolotti, Pickled white asparagus)

Sturgeon, White bean puree, Puttanesca agnolotti, Pickled white asparagus at Trafalgars Bistro in Vancouver for Oceanwise Celebration

White bean puree, Puttanesca agnolotti at Trafalgars Bistro in Vancouver for Oceanwise Celebration

Sturgeon, Pickled white asparagus at Trafalgars Bistro in Vancouver for Oceanwise Celebration

Sockeye Salmon
(Bourbon & Maple Glazed, Seaweed potato chips, Carrot dill mousse)

Bourbon & Maple Glazed, Seaweed potato chips, Carrot dill mousse at Trafalgars Bistro in Vancouver for Oceanwise Celebration

Bourbon & Maple Glazed, Seaweed potato chips, Carrot dill mousse at Trafalgars Bistro in Vancouver for Oceanwise Celebration

Paella
(Rice, Turkey & Pork house-chorizo, Clams, Mussels, Fish)

Paella at Trafalgars Bistro in Vancouver for Oceanwise Celebration

Paella at Trafalgars Bistro in Vancouver for Oceanwise Celebration

Paella at Trafalgars Bistro in Vancouver for Oceanwise Celebration

Dessert
(Lobster & Apple Pound Cake, Raisin Puree, Lobster infused Vanilla bean ice cream)

Lobster & Apple Pound Cake, Raisin Puree, Lobster infused Vanilla bean ice cream at Trafalgars Bistro in Vancouver for Oceanwise Celebration

Lobster & Apple Pound Cake, Raisin Puree, Lobster infused Vanilla bean ice cream at Trafalgars Bistro in Vancouver for Oceanwise Celebration

I enjoyed most of them.

Sockeye salmon was little sweet for me. Paella was like soup, which I’m not sure if it was supposed to be. Lobster in the pound cake was big pieces and it was interesting-weird taste. :O

I liked Uni form, though I’m not really a fan of Urchin. I don’t think I ever eat sturgeon before, but it tasted like between sable fish and cod. I just looked up what kind of fish it was, and it was surprising to me!

An extra picture of the restaurant.

Trafalgars Bistro in Vancouver

Trafalgars Bistro

Address: 2603 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(At Trafalgar Street)
TEL: 604-739-0555 ext.1
Facebook: page

Lunch/Brunch/Dinner
[Mon – Thu] 11:00 – 15:00, 17:00 – 22:00
[Fri] 11:00 – 15:00, 17:00 – 23:00
[Sat] 10:00 – 15:00, 17:00 – 23:00
[Sun] 10:00 – 15:00
*Closed: Sundays night

Menu for 3rd Annual Oceanwise Celebration

Oceanwise Celebration Menu at Trafalgars Bistro

Price Note
– A glass of white wine, Pentage Pinot Gris $10.75
– 2 oz taster of white wine, Mission Hill Reserve Chardonnay $4.75
– Oceanwise Celebration 7-course $65.00

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