Vancouver’s stunning new French-Mediterranean eatery, Verre, is finally almost ready to open its doors.
The restaurant, located at 550 Denman Street in Coal Harbour, has taken over the 3,300-sq-ft dining room which formerly belonged to The Change Dining & Bar.
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We’ve shown you photos of the space in all its sleek and glassy glory, but now we can shine a light on the most important and exciting part of any new restaurant – the food.
Verre’s space can seat 75 people, and those lucky folks will be able to enjoy an inaugural fall/winter menu starting next week.
The menu, which is brought to us by acclaimed chef Liam Breen, is easy to split around the table, meaning families and groups will love it here. The bar, however, is also a great spot to settle down solo to enjoy a drink and a bite.
The salmon tartare is nothing short of spectacular, a refreshing plate served with salsa verde, aioli, and housemade potato chips.
Other seafood highlights include the scallop crudo made with sauce vierge, and courgette and basil puree with breadcrumbs along with the salmon fillet.
At Verre, expect a variety of veg-centric dishes as well, including morsels like the heirloom tomato salad and the porcini mushroom risotto.
Also, its tender veal chop might be the best you ever bite into – parmesan crusted with garlic, crispy black kale, herb salad, and cape beurre noisette – the ultimate combination of texture and flavour.
Diners will be delighted by the names of the drinks on the rotating cocktail program. Each drink is named after a different variety of duck, an ode to the birds that float around in the water just outside the inner window of the restaurant.
The Duclair, Abacot Ranger, and the Vouillé are just some of the drool-worthy selections from this charming list.
In addition to the eatery’s killer cocktail program, the space features a 300-bottle wine rack which diners can enjoy while soaking in the view of Coal Harbour and the North Shore Mountains.
The full menu at this spot will be available daily from 4 pm to midnight, including a happy hour menu from 4 to 6 pm and 10 pm until close.
Later this year Verre will open a 25-seat heated patio and add a breakfast and lunch menu to their services as well.
So there you have it, a sliver of the culinary wonders you can expect from what’s sure to be Coal Harbour’s new hotspot once it officially opens December 10.
Address: 550 Denman Street, Vancouver