Dine Out Vancouver: Regional Tasting Lounge


Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 — 10:00am PST
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Yesterday our friend Henry, who works Chile but was raised in Vancouver, was in town briefly so we went out to dinner to catch up. Since Dine Out Vancouver is still going strong, I made arrangement for us to check out Regional Tasting Lounge (r.tl) in Yaletown.

Dine Out at r.tl

r.tl is currently only featuring its Dine Out Menu which is at the $28 price point. To start, there were four options including a wild mushroom & truffle risotto, an organic quinoa salad (roasted corn, avocado, fresh herbs, lemon dressing), the oak house smoked duck (toasted pecans, greens, served room temperature) or the wedge salad (romaine lettuce, blue cheese dressing, crispy shallots).

Dine Out at r.tl

John and Henry had the risotto while I tried the smoked duck – both were delicious.

Dine Out at r.tl

The main course options were a portobello tacu tacu (black bean fried rice, onion salsa), maple & mustard glazed wild salmon (with warm potato salad), flank steak (with shallots & pommes sautee), or the alderwood bacon wrapped breast of chicken (with braised leek and garlic & chive potato puree).

Dine Out at r.tl

Anytime you wrap something with bacon it makes it that much more awesome. Henry and I had the chicken while John got the steak. John’s steak portion was appropriately size and considering this was the $28 prix fixe and not $38 it was a good value.

Dine Out at r.tl

For dessert we all went with the chocolate brownie.

Dine Out at r.tl

They had a great selection of wines that included many Okanagan and Vancouver Island options (such as Venturi-Schulze), which made me happy.

Once Dine Out has wrapped up r.tl will be changing to a menu featuring South American classics (you can get a taste of the feature by ordering the quinoa salad with Dine Out in the meantime).

You still have a chance to check out Dine Out Vancouver at over 200 restaurants before it wraps up for the year on May 6th.

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5 comments

  1. Raul says:

    I love r.tl – they’ve been super kind to me, and their food is awesome. I didn’t know Henry was in town, otherwise I would have moved some of my meetings to try and catch up with him and with you guys!

  2. davis says:

    r.tl is awesome.

    we ended up at the bar last night for cocktails since there was no room in the dining room and we were told they are extending their dineout menu to Sunday May 9, because it’s been so popular and everyone is still calling to book, so we’re now going there for a proper dine out meal this Saturday!

  3. danica says:

    So thrilled that you all enjoyed r.tl! The pictures you took are mouthwateringly-great, thank you for sharing!

  4. fotoeins says:

    Although my time in town was a very short stopover, I’m happy to have caught up with Miss604 and John, and to have participated in a “Dine Out Vancouver” experience at r.tl.

    I hope to be back in the neighbourhood in the new year!

  5. jay says:

    goodnews.com has a pretty nice deal for r.tl dinner, its more than half off for a GC of $25. It’s at http://goodnews.com/vancouver/deals/regional-tasting-lounge

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