Late last week we got into the weekend state-of-mind early as our Notable Vancouver team opted to exit the office in favour of partaking in National Caviar Day with the owners of C Restaurant. We happily found ourselves enjoying the waterfront scene at their stunning restaurant, which overlooks Granville Island and all the False Creek action. Alongside various other guests, we were joined by Chef de Cuisine Oliver Kuhler who tutored us through a crash course in caviar 101.
The setting (and timing) couldn’t have been better – a waterfront location overlooking all the summertime activity afforded by Granville Island and False Creek. C Restaurant has been around since as long as we can remember (basically as long as we’ve called Vancouver home) and is definitely a spot that ought to be on your radar. There is a sense of serenity found in their decidedly open air and modern design we love. West Coast accents are found throughout the restaurant’s interior, and their patio serves as the perfect extension of that throughout the summer months. So you can imagine just how an afternoon in the sun getting reacquainted with the space proved a welcome task indeed.
Upon arrival, invited media guests enjoyed a selection of fine wines and bubbly (love the Sumac Ridge Stellar’s Jay) before Chef Kuhler brought out an arrangement of caviar that is part of their new caviar tasting menu. One word says it all: Wow.
Amidst casual conversation, we learned about the sustainable and organic production of Northern Divine Caviar selections. This BC-produced caviar comes directly from the Sunshine Coast and is the first Certified Organic caviar produced in North America. It is also the only caviar to be recommended ‘Green’ Best Choice (by Sea Choice) and OceanWise to boot.
C Restaurant offers their new caviar tasting menu complete with five exquisite courses for $155. They are located at the foot of Howe Street, adjacent to the Seawall (1600 Howe Street).