Yesterday I had dinner at Seasons in the Park ahead of attending the promenade play, Robin Hood in Queen Elizabeth Park.
Unfortunately due to the wildfire smoke and summer haze sweeping across downtown our view was clouded over. However on any other day (and hopefully after this weekend) you can experience an incomparable view of Vancouver and the North Shore right from your dinner table on the Seasons patio.
Our server was cheery and charming, keeping our water glasses full and explaining menu details with little jokes here and there. Being a fan of Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio it was nice to see that they had several selections of both on the wine list. I also found out that Seasons also hosts wine tastings a few time a month.
My good friend Tanya and I were treated to some summertime appetizers including plump prawns, fresh tomato and bocconcini salad, and beef carpaccio ($14).
For dinner, Tanya selected the salmon entree with ratatouille that was listed on the evening’s fresh sheet.
I had the pan seared Pacific Halibut with blueberry compote, lemon butter, and mashed potatoes ($26). I’ve had a lot of halibut in my day but I’ve never had it topped with blueberries. It was so fresh and the sweetness was not overpowering at all.
We had to skip dessert in order to make it over to the play on time however we were seriously considering the sunburnt lemon pie.
I recommend taking a stroll through Queen Elizabeth Park before or after your meal and then taking your time on the patio (or inside the bright panoramic dining room) as you enjoy the stunning scenery.
Seasons is open Monday through Saturday from 11:30am, Sunday from 10:30am and weekend dinner service starts at 5:30pm. Follow @SeasonsInQEPark on Twitter for daily updates.