Forage is located inside the Listel Hotel in Downtown Vancouver. They pride themselves of being very sustainable, meaning zero waste and using local sustainable ingredients. After seeing tons and tons of people instagramming photos from Dine Out Vancouver, this was on my ‘to eat’ list. When TaiwaneseGirl was thinking of a venue for her birthday party, I suggested we come here. Making a reservation for a large group was easy and not a hassle. They don’t allow outside desserts, but they were nice enough to make something special for the birthday girl.
Instead of candles, they have a jar of fake moss and an electronic candle. Very cute.
Since it was a celebration, we decided to order a bottle of Riesling. We know we’re getting a bit older when we order a bottle of wine for the table.
Fresh Shucked Oyster ($2.50 each) were small, but they were packed full of flavour. I can’t remember what type of oysters they were but they were good.
Fanny Bay clams ($12) with merguez, sea cider, and romesco.
Squash Pierogies ($12) has a birch syrup vinegar reduction, smokey potatoes, and scallion crème fraîche. Highly recommended.
Pacific Provider salmon ($16) with Pemberton potatoes, “bread n butter” sea asparagus, and pickled huckleberries.
Smoked albacore tuna ($22) with blackberry and fir jelly, chantarelle, brown butter gnocchi, hazelnuts, and squash.
Spiced grains and wheat berries ($12) with quinoa, autumn vegetables, handmade roti, and raita.
Double-fried pork cutlet ($14) with green cabbage, bull kelp, and pickled cipollini’s.
BC spot prawn and seafood chowder ($12) with soft-poached egg, smoked chicharrón, and pork hock.
The smoked chicharron had a texture like puffed rice crackers and it soaks up the favour of the chowder. This item was everyone’s favorite. The chowder is famous since it won the Chowder Chowdown from the Vancouver Aquarium. Highly recommended!
Rangeland game burger ($16), caramelized onion preserve, house-cured bacon, Golden Ears cheddar, and fries.
The burger had some pretty cool ingredients inside since it wasn’t beef. The patty is bison, elk and venison.
Pain Perdu ($8) has autumn spice brioche, hazelnut caramel, and brie Anglaise.
Carrot cake ($8) has a Neufchåtel frosting, candied walnut, and cranberry sorbet.
Overall, the food was a tad expensive, but its understandable since the place uses sustainable ingredients and the calibre of restaurant that it is. All the dishes were carefully put together and the service was phenomenal! Our server was so humble and shared his stories of when he was in Brazil. Everything he said left a smile on our faces.
1300 Robson St