Shaughnessy Restaurant – Dinner Date
After a recent visit to Shaughnessy Restaurant for lunch (see previous post here) we decided that we needed to come back here for dinner and try some of their other dishes.
We started out with some drinks… the Harvest Pear ($6) – pear nectar, cinnamon simple syrup, lemon and soda – had a yummy pear flavour and the Cranberry Zinger ($4) is a drink that we’ve had here before.
Our server brought us out some complimentary Bread and Butter to tide us over. After we polished these off, they brought us out some more to use with the mussels that we ordered… nothing like bread with a crusty shell and soft centre to soak up the broth with.
I could really smell the aromatic garlic when they opened up the pot of Steamed West Coast Mussels ($16) – lemongrass, leek, and garlic in a tasty broth along with plenty of plump mussels.
The Orange, Juniper, and Cider Roasted Free Range Chicken Breast ($26) came served with apple sage jus, brown butter mashed potatoes, sauteed beans, and pistachio butter.
I opted for the Paella ($26) which is commonly associated with Spain. Of course, there are so many variations of paella (similar to the countless variations of fried rice in asian cuisine) but this was of the mixed paella variety. This is truly a hearty dish filled with plenty of mussels, clams, large scallops, chicken, chorizo, peppers, peas, capers, and saffron scented rice.
Lighting in this restaurant is on the dim side so it makes a pleasant place for a dinner date and the service we received here was quite good.
5251 Oak Street
Posted on February 5, 2014, in Restaurant Review, Seafood, West Coast and tagged Food, Mussels, Paella, restaurant review, Seafood, Shaughnessy, Vancouver, West Coast. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.