I’m no stranger to Mosaic, I think I’ve been here more times than I have fingers. What I like most about Mosaic is that their menu is always changing from season to season to adapt to the produce in season. Mosaic is hidden away in the Hyatt Hotel near Burrard Station.
Chef Thomas Heinrich and his team put together new menus every season and also have special Chef Tasting Menu’s once in a while.
- Choice of appetizer:
- Fall Salad
- A la Minute Smoked Skuna Bay Salmon
- Apple Lane Orchards Apples Bisque
- Your choice of entree:
- Seared Baja Ocean Wise Scallops
- Sous Vide Lamb
- Grilled Curried Cauliflower Steak
- Your choice of dessert:
- Pumpkin and Nutmeg Creme Brulee
- Mosaic Chocolate Cake
It’s a pretty good deal since you do save a lot of money by getting the package. Like the average person, I know you like a good deal.
They also have a create your own dish option. Great if you have something in particular you want to eat.
Complimentary biscuits are cute and has a delicious smokey flavour.
Fall Salad ($10) has baby carrots, beets, tokyo turnips, fennel, pumpkin, and a tangerine dressing. The salad was pretty good and you can really taste how fresh the ingredients. It’s like an ode to fall.
Ala Minute Smoked Skuna Bay Salmon ($13) has kale nori, microgreens and a wasabi cauliflower puree. When it arrives at the table, this dish is enveloped in yummy smoke. The piece of salmon was a tad tough and hard to cut through. The kale nori was pretty good an addictive.
Roasted Chestnut Bisque ($9) has roasted chestnut, spiced brandy cream, and apple lane farm apples. The dish is a bit rich, but you have the taste of tart apples to balance it out.
Seared Baja Ocean Wise Scallops ($20) a sweet potato puree, figs, and prosciutto. It has 4 pieces of plump scallops. I’ve never had fresh figs before and it worked well with the prosciutto and sweet potato.
Sous Vide Peace Country Lamb ($24) comes with broccoli rabe, butternut squash, and spiced walnuts. The lamb was incredibly moist and easy to cut through. Very good!
Grilled Curried Cauliflower Steak ($17) is an all gluten-free dish. It has baby carrots, dates, and toasted pine nuts. There is definitely no steak in this dish, but you get a large cross-section of cauliflower enrobed in the curry sauce. I found the curry sauce to be a tad on the salty side, but I loved those baby carrots.
Pumpkin and Nutmeg Creme Brulee was like eating a pumpkin pie. It is beautifully spiced and its a big portion for dessert. You can definitely share this.
Mosaic Chocolate Cake is their signature triple layer cake. It’s been around for a very long time.
You definitely have a great selection from the Vaneats Package. It’s available till February 28, 2014, so grab it before it’s all sold out.
Below are additional items off their regular menu.
Crispy Brussels Sprouts ($12) has sloping hill farms heritage pork belly and a scotched 64° egg. Man, I gotta tell you, this dish blew my mind. It’s so crispy and addictive. Sinfully delicious and highly recommended.
Earth Apple Farms Roasted Beets ($13) has toasted pumpernickel, pine nuts, salt spring island garlic goat cheese. In the past year, I’ve grown to really like beets. This dish was particularly unique. The dark purple thing on the dish was like an iced beet foam. It’s very unexpected from this dish to have an icy component.
Butter Poached Alaskan Crab ($14) has Hui’s farm mushrooms and leeks with an aromatic butter sauce. The flesh is nice and sweet
Long Line Caught BC Ling Cod ($18) has a butter poached lobster pomme puree and baby beets. The puree was very smooth and matched well with the delicate flesh of the cod. If you like fish, this might be a dish for you.
Hand Cut Pasta ($15) has sake steamed mussels, tomatoes and a miso beurre blanc sauce. Man, this dish was good! The mussels were very plump and juicy. The pasta was cooked al dente and the sauce was so good. Highly Recommended!
Skuna Bay Craft Raised Salmon ($19) has a vialone nano truffle risotto on the bottom. This would have been an easy favourite dish, but I felt it was way too overly salted.
Pemberton Meadows beef tenderloin ($22) has onion jam, roasted celery root, and a shallot jus.
Pear and White Salted Chocolate Mousse comes with some salted chocolates sticks and a mini pear. Its one of the lighter desserts and it wasn’t too bad.
What I find with some of their dishes that it can be a bit salty. When you pick the right dishes that fits well with your palate, you’ll definitely enjoy your time here. For myself, I enjoyed the pasta, the brussel sprouts, the beets, scallops, and lamb.
We Rate Mosaic:
655 Burrard St