NEW VANCOUVER RESTAURANTS ARE PALATE PLEASERS
Everyone knows Vancouver is a foodie city, so it’s no surprise that every month brings a cavalcade of new restaurants for visitors and locals to sample. Below are three recently opened restaurants tempting diners in three different Vancouver neighbourhoods.
* Gastown is gaining a reputation for being the hottest neighbourhood for dining in the city, and Cobre Restaurant is certainly adding to the appeal. The hot spot offers a “Nuevo Latino” menu reflecting the cuisine of Central and South America, while the name Cobre, which means “copper” in Spanish, refers to the warm, inviting room and copper-paneled ceiling.
Sample dish: BC red snapper ceviche y arbol chili wax bean escabeche
* The fashionable Yaletown neighbourhood is home to Vancouver’s newest steakhouse, Pinkys. With an urban twist on the traditional, the restaurant offers a “new classics” menu built around Sterling Silver beef and their signature oversized martini cocktails, all served in the low-key glam room.
Sample dish: Steak and lobster or crab leg, served with lemon butter
* In the funky Commercial Drive neighbourhood, new dining entry Timbre Restaurant offers casual Canadian food and live music. The room has a “Northern” style to it, complete with warm woods, original oil paintings, and huge roller-windows that open to the street, allowing diners to become part of the streetscape.
Sample dish: Grilled pork chop with apple barbecue sauce, Yukon mash and seasonal vegetables