As the leaves rapidly change color only to fall, we find ourselves reaching for that warm scarf or cozy sweater as the days shorten and the nights grow cool. As temperatures dip and our warm memories of summer start to fade, we find comfort in one of Autumn’s greatest of pastimes: feasting!
From now until early next year, VANEATS.ca is teaming up once again with MOSAIC Bar & Grille to present a brand new three item dining experience:
3-Item Dining Pass for $27 between October 29, 2013 – February 28, 2014
A. Your choice of one of the following appetizers:
“Fall Salad”, baby carrots, beets, Tokyo turnips, fennel, pumpkin, tangerine dressing
“A la Minute Smoked Skuna Bay Salmon”, kale nori, wasabi cauliflower purée
“Roasted Chestnut Bisque”, Apple Lane Farm apples, spiced brandy cream
With three very different dishes to choose from, this first selection will depend entirely on what you feel will best whet your palate. I found the the chestnut bisque to be perfect for the Fall as it was warm and soothing in its rich creaminess. That said, the Skuna Bay Salmon will arguably be the favored choice due to the unique preparation and gorgeous, silky texture.
B. Your choice of one of the following entrées:
“Seared Baja Ocean Wise Scallops”, sweet potato, figs, prosciutto
“Sous Vide Peace Country Lamb”, broccoli rabe, butternut squash, spiced walnuts
“Pemberton Meadows Beef Tenderloin”, onion jam, roasted celery root, shallot jus
This main dish decision will be the most difficult of the evening as all three options are sincerely good. The sous vide lamb was extremely tender and flavorful but it was the Baja Ocean Wise Scallops that did it for me. Paired with the sightly salty prosciutto, the scallops presented with the perfect firmness and were cooked through and seasoned beautifully.
C. Your choice of one of the following desserts:
“Pumpkin and Nutmeg Crème Brûlée”
“Slice of Mosaic Chocolate Cake”, signature triple layer cake
As sinfully tempting as the chocolate cake looks, I must recommend the crème brûlée purely because of how contextually seasonal the entire offering tastes. You can clearly taste the pumpkin and nutmeg and each spoonful will indefinitely remind you of the very best things of Autumn.
In addition to the above dining package, MOSAIC has revealed a brand new menu for Fall that offers many comforting dishes for those looking to sample a bit more of what the restaurant has to offer.
“Crispy Brussels Sprouts”, Sloping Hill Farms Heritage Pork Belly, Scotched 64 degree egg
“Earth Apple Farms Roasted Beets”, toasted pumpernickel, pine nuts, Salt Spring Island garlic goat cheese
“Skuna Bay Craft Raised Salmon”, vialone nano truffle risotto
“Long Line Caught BC Ling Cod”, butter poached lobster pomme purée, baby beets
“Butter Poached Alaskan Crab”, Hui’s Farm mushrooms, leeks
“Grilled Curried Cauliflower Steak”, baby carrots, dates, toasted pine nuts
“Hand Cut Pasta”, sake steamed mussels, tomatoes, miso beurre blanc
“Rougie’s Quebec Farms Foie Gras Terrine”, Klipper’s organic pear, house-made peanut butter
Address: 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Phone Number: 604-683-1234
Images: Alvin Lee / Foodimagery