Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2015 – Part Two – Café Pacifica, Mahony & Sons and Minami

This is a continuation of my Annual Dine Out Festival presented by Tourism Vancouver series! Went to three restaurants offering $18, $28, and $38 set menus in the first week and then went to another three, to wrap up the two-week (17 day) festival.

On my list to try: The Abbey, Chicha, Bistro Pastis, Café Pacfica, Mahony & Sons Public House and Minami. You can view all of the available restaurants and full menus here on the Tourism Vancouver Website. I covered the first three in my previous post and will cover the remaining three here:

  • Café Pacifica –  A West Coast restaurant on Vancouver’s dramatic waterfront – offering panoramic views of the city, harbour and Coastal Mountains.
    www.panpacificvancouver.com/dining
  • Mahony & Sons Public House– Casual Irish Pub on UBC’s Campus
    www.mahonyandsons.com
  • Minami – Sister to Miku Restaurant, with the similiar Aburi styled specialty sushi, located in Yaletown
    www.minamirestaurant.com

Side note – on my way to dinner at Café Pacifica,  I got a notification on my instagram that I won the Tourism Vancouver Dine Out Festival Photo of the Day Contest! I was so surprised and delighted! My prize was a $75 gift card to check out a seafood restaurant at Lonsdale Quay – stay tuned for that restaurant review 🙂 Thanks Dine Out Festival Vancouver!

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First –Café Pacifica  – $28

This is one of the restaurants at the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver. It boasts a beautiful waterfront location with lots of beautiful sights and tourist attractions nearby, including a fantastic spa that Rosine took me to, to celebrate my wedding this past Summer. We did a great package that included lunch on Café Pacifica’s Patio (my full experience here). How fitting that Rosine and I would come here again for the festival, along with part of our “luvas” group, Irene and Sarah.

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The entrance to the restaurant is pleasant and welcoming! They even have live music out here by the winding water fountain.

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The menu was more limited compared to other participating dine out restaurants, as there were only two choices for an appetizer, and one choice for a dessert. We all selected this menu as one of our favourite from all the Dine Out options though, despite less food choices.

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APPETIZER

Baby Beet, Goat Cheese and Warm Polenta Salad (GF) (V) Crispy polenta, roasted and pickled baby beets, goat cheese, watercress and citrus vinaigrette 

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