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The Mackenzie Room’s New Set Menu Option Singles Out Food-Loving Diners

This Rhubarbra Streisand dessert (photo credit @themackenzieroom) could potentially be all yours…

Sharing food has a good rep for good reasons – enjoyable company, the opportunity for conversation, and the ability to try more dishes are three that immediately spring to mind. Sometimes, though, it’s nice to roll into a restaurant, plunk down at the bar (our seating preference, if available) and decompress by spending some intimate, one-on-one time with your meal, focusing on flavours, ingredients and execution, without social distraction. The Mackenzie Room gets this. Hence their new ‘Riding Solo’ set menu…

That the Railtown restaurant best known for their four-person-minimum “I Want It All” menu would come up with a one-person edit of this plan is genius. The new menu ($85) will get you well-fed with five “sized-for-one” courses from their rotating chalkboard menu. Although, as per The Mackenzie Room’s usual MO, you can expect dishes included in the menu to fluctuate according to the seasonal availability of ingredients, here’s an idea of what to expect if you’re planning on “riding solo” in the near future:

  • Sashimi Notking salmon, fennel cream, calamansi, serrano
    Zucc I Am Your Father
    Trout Kraut Sproutsteelhead, cauliflower, coconut
    Of Bison Menbison, spinach, potatoes, mushrooms, shallots
    Rhubarbra Streisandstrawberry, pistachio, tarragon

No stigma is hidden in the fine print. Only a regular-sized appetite and a love of good food are required. Lock in your reso for one here.

Neighbourhood: Downtown East Side
415 Powell St.

The Tequila and Agave Festival Cocktail Competition Happens on Monday – You Should Come!

Expect a line-up of some of Vancouver’s most talented bartenders challenged them to capture the spirit of Guadalajara, Mexico in a glass – be it highball, rocks, or coupe.

Four Super Tasty Spots to Catch a Canucks Game in East Van

It’s been over a decade since there’s been “can’t miss” hockey in Vancouver! As the playoffs approach, here’s a list of a few of my favourite spots with great food and full-volume sound to catch a game.

Don’t Miss Out on Top Drop, Hitting Downtown Vancouver Next Week!

Once again, the Roundhouse will be bringing together more than 40 producers and importers representing a dozen countries for the two-day Main Event, May 14th and 15th...Scramble to secure your spots before they sell out; then take a deep breath...and get stoked for a seriously good wine-fuelled evening!

Tickets for the 2024 ‘Noir Fest’ at Averill Creek Vineyard Go On Sale This Friday!

Do you really love Pinot Noir? Arguably, the best way to take your relationship up a level is by trying as many variations as possible - and one fun, intimate, and highly recommended way to begin to do just that is by attending this entirely Pinot Noir-centric wine festival, the weekend of June 22nd and 23rd.