The GOODS from Ancora
Vancouver, BC | This November, Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio will celebrate its third annual Caviar Festival, which features an exotic yet approachable menu of indulgent caviar-driven dishes. Mid-month, the restaurant will also play host to an elegant Champagne Dinner starring varietals by France’s renowned Lanson Champagne House paired with a Peruvian-Japanese feast.
Caviar Festival kicks off on November 7 with an exciting ensemble of à la carte dishes designed to bring out the natural flavours of different types of caviar. Focusing on sustainable varieties of the premium ingredient, Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde and Sushi Chef Yoshihiro Tabo have crafted creative dishes like Salmon Tartare Soft Taco with trout caviar, avocado, fennel and pico de gallo; Sea Urchin Nigiri with Siberian caviar; and Hokkaido Scallop Tiradito with Ossetra caviar, cucumber, quinoa and yuzu leche de tigre. In addition to these decadent menu items, guests can try a pure caviar tasting consisting of such distinctive varieties as Northern Divine (sustainably farmed in British Columbia) accompanied by potato blinis, crème fraiche and chives. The festival ends on November 28, and advanced reservations are recommended.
“With our beautiful waterfront views and bright space, there is no better place than Ancora to celebrate and sample one of the sea’s most luxurious ingredients,” said General Manager & Wine Director Andrea Vescovi. “Caviar Fest is always a huge success, and for our third year running we look forward to introducing guests to new combinations and varieties of the delicacy at reasonable prices.”
Adding more sparkle to the season is Ancora’s Champagne Dinner, which takes place on Wednesday, November 15 and will welcome special guest Enguerrand Baijot of Lanson Champagne. After a mix-and-mingle reception with passed canapés, guests will be seated at a candlelit long table for a five-course Peruvian-Japanese meal. Ancora’s acclaimed sommelier team will expertly pair each plate with a selection of Champagnes by Lanson, one of France’s oldest producers. The reception begins at 6:30pm, and dinner will be served at 7pm; tickets cost $195 (plus tax and gratuity).
“We are honoured to partner with Lanson Champagne on this incredible event, and welcome guest of honour Enguerrand Baijot, who comes from one of the most revered houses in France,” said Vescovi. “Our team has spent hours crafting the perfect pairings to each variety of Champagne, and we are so excited for our diners to enjoy this special evening.”
To reserve a table at Ancora during Caviar Festival, or to purchase tickets for the Champagne Dinner, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604.681.1164.
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Dinner – 5pm to close, Daily | Cocktail Hour – 3:30 to 5pm, M-F
Lunch – 12 to 2:30pm, M-F | Brunch – 11am to 2:30pm, Sundays
Andrea Vescovi, General Manager & Wine Director
Kyle Gartlan-Close, Restaurant Manager & Sommelier
Ricardo Valverde, Executive Chef
Yoshihiro Tabo, Sushi Chef
Joshua Horrocks, Sous Chef
Rebecca Chen, Pastry Chef
Philipp Karatsyupa, Bar Manager
Situated along Vancouver’s picturesque False Creek seawall, Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio dishes up West Coast sustainable cuisine with Peruvian and Japanese flare.
The former home of C Restaurant has been transformed into a sleek, modern fine dining space. Embracing the city’s stunning waterfront landscape, Ancora’s contemporary design features a subtle yet sophisticated mix of soft blues, sand-inspired neutrals and light woods.
The comprehensive menu is built on the cornerstones of sustainable seafood, fresh and local ingredients, and uncommon international elements. The restaurant’s unique dishes combine flavours and techniques that embrace diverse cultures and show a deep understanding of the city’s culinary evolution. Guests can expect a mix of West Coast, punchy Peruvian-inspired meals, and artistic Japanese creations served fresh from the raw bar.
Ancora also boasts an exciting wine and cocktail menu that inspires balance and complements its flavourful cuisine. The wine list is structured to highlight the varietal, style and character, and catalogues some of the best B.C. wines and international vintners. The cocktail menu features an exciting mix of classic concoctions and specialty tipples for parched patrons to sip as they admire the pristine waterfront view.
The team leading Ancora’s front-of-house and kitchen brings together some of the city’s top culinary professionals, and their bevy of impressive resumes and international experience translates into a dazzling dining experience that is sure to impress guests.