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January 24, 2006
Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, located near the entrance to Granville Island, serves some excellent-tasting food prepared by students in an elegant licensed dining room.
You may dine for lunch, brunch, or dinner, or visit their cafe to dine in or takeaway breads, pastries, cakes, lunches, or dinners. On the day we went, we didn't have any reservations and just showed up to ask if they had any seating available just before they opened. Fortunately, there was space available. You may hang your coat up at the front entrance prior to seating. There was a 2-for-1 promotional lunch or dinner Monday to Thursday when we went if you ordered the three-course menu and had only one bill per table. A 15% service charge is added to the bill. A vegetarian menu is available upon request.
The atmosphere is elegant and the service is good, but our server didn't know if an ingredient in a dish could be left out and had to consult with the chef/kitchen staff and neglected to ask if we wanted coffee at the end of our meal.
The appetizer Gourmand Salad with Garlic Tiger Prawns, Campari Tomatoes, Smoked Salmon, Sweet Miso & Soy Dressing was really excellent.
The Raspberry Glazed Oven Roasted Pork Chops with Sour Cherry, Honey Gastrique Red Beet Root & Spinach Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus Bundle, Roated Japanese Eggplant very good.
The Apple Strudel with Creme Anglaise & Cinnamon Ice Cream good but too sweet. The Black Forst Cake with Sour Cherry Compote looked more like a space atom display.
Lunch is Monday-Friday 11:30am-2pm $22
Brunch is Saturday 11am-2pm $25
Dinner Monday-Friday 6pm-9pm $34 Saturday 6pm-9pm $36
Bakeshop & Cafe Monday-Saturday 8am-7pm
Credit cards accepted, parking available.
From journal YVR
March 2, 2004
From journal Vancouver, BC in May