Vancouver’s Global Group operates Coast, Italian Kitchen, Society, Glowbal Grill- Afterglow, Trattoria, and Sanafir. All of which are participating restaurants in this year’s Dine Out Vancouver, presenting a menu unique to their own cuisines either at the $18, $28, or $38 price points. Last night I had the chance to sample the 3-course dine out menus for Coast and Italian Kitchen, both located on Alberni Street between Thurlow and Georgia. Our preview dishes combined all of the course options and then we also got to see the actual or full size dish, as it would be presented to Dine Out guests.
Cuisine Type: Seafood
Price per person: $38 excludes taxes, gratuity and alcohol
Appetizer: Smoked Salmon Carpaccio, pickled beets, roasted tomato, double smoked bacon
OR Cauliflower Soup smoked sablefish, brioche croutons, minced egg, chervil salad
Main: Wild Haida Gwaii Coho Salmon crab croquette, fried artichokes
OR Qualicum Bay Scallops saffron fingering potato, tomato fondue, eggplant ratatouille
OR Confit Veal Breast herbed potato gnocchi, veal jus, braised veal short rib
OR (Vegetarian) Preserved Lemon Risotto mascarpone, grana padano, mint, beurre blanc
Dessert: Flourless Chocolate Torte butterscotch gelato with a butterscotch lollipop
Reservations for Coast are being accepted via Dine Out Vancouver
Cuisine Type: Italian
Price per person: $28 excludes taxes, gratuity and alcohol
Appetizer: Roasted Porcini Mushroom Zuppa thyme and asiago fritter
OR Artisan Lettuce, Gem Tomatoes and Grana Padano chianti vinaigrette
OR Salmon and Dungeness Crab Rotolo lemon chive spumo
Main: Local Petrale Sole Picatta baby vegetables
OR Braised Pork Cheeks italian bean ragout, shaved brussel sprout and pecorino salad
OR Baked Radiatori Pasta fresh tomato sauce, smoked cacciocavalo
Dessert: Classic Tiramisu mocha anglaise
OR Chocolate Pannetone Bread Pudding amaretto cream Anglaise
Reservations for Italian Kitchen are being accepted via Dine Out Vancouver
If you would like to check out a Glowbal restaurant for yourself this spring or summer, I have $100 in gift cards to give away to one lucky reader. Here’s how you can enter to win:
I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 9:00am on Wednesday, January 26, 2011.
Fine print: The gift cards will not be valid for the Dine Out menu, January 24 – February 6, 2011.
Disclosure: Our preview was courtesy of Glowbal
This is the second of two Dine Out Vancouver giveaways I am offering. You can also enter to win $200 for Seasons in QE Park or The Teahouse by January 24, 2011.
Update The winner is Rob (@mrdoopey on Twitter) – have a great time!