The Teahouse – Summertime Lunch
We decided to have a day of feasting this summer. I know, you’re probably thinking, “How is that different from any other day?” Well, we decided to start off at The Teahouse. We had very fond memories of our last visit to The Teahouse when we had some of the best mussels we’ve experienced in Vancouver so we always knew that we wanted to come back for a revisit.
While it was a bit of a rainy day, we opted to start our lunch with a couple of Garden of Eden drinks (a mix of watermelon, lychee and lime). The drinks were a bit small but they were quite good. I think the lime was a little understated but the drink itself was very refreshing.
It turns out that there was a wedding taking place right outside on Ferguson Point. We were worried that the restaurant was closed for the wedding but, fortunately for us, the wedding was only taking place outside. As the rain started to come down, I think they tried to take over the restaurant but were told their wedding party was too big (and there were already diners in the restaurant).
We decided to stick with a bunch of appetizers on this visit (since we had plans to visit Les Faux Bourgeois for dinner later). The Scallops and Prawns ($16) were cooked perfectly (there’s nothing worse than overcooked shrimp).
The main reason for our visit was to have the Mussels Provençal ($16 regular or $12 M-F 3-6pm). The mussels were slightly smaller than the last time we visited here but I’ve been noticing that mussels at most restaurants that we’ve visited this year have been on the smaller size. Still, they were quite tasty and the bowl was chock full of tasty mollusks (not a single closed mussel).
The Teahouse Stuffed Mushrooms ($12 and stuffed with crab, shrimps, and cream cheese) were to die for – they were so creamy and dreamy. I dare say that they were better than the Mushroom Neptune that we normally get at the Keg.
The complimentary bread and butter here is also quite good – I like how it’s both soft and crusty – perfect for dipping in the mussel broth. When we finished our basket of bread, our server graciously asked if we wanted a refill. Unfortunately, she never returned with the extra bread but we still enjoyed our meal.
Posted on August 10, 2012, in Restaurant Review, Seafood, West Coast and tagged Food, Mussels, restaurant review, Seafood, Stanley Park, Stuffed Mushrooms, Vancouver, West Coast. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.