Shaughnessy Restaurant – Pork Loin, Sablefish, and a Pot ‘o Chocolate
Back in September, we were taking in a visit to VanDusen Botanical Gardens when we started getting the hunger pains. Fortunately, there’s a nice little restaurant located here called Shaughnessy Restaurant.
This is a great romantic spot to bring your sweetie after a hike in the garden and they’ve got some tangily refreshing drinks like the Garden Cup Ginger Ale with strawberries, cucumber, and lemon.
The Pomegranate & Agave Glazed Pork Loin Chop ($28) was served with roasted yams and smoked paprika, warm diced apple cubes, calvados (apple brandy), raisin compote, and seasonal greens. Love how they don’t skimp on the pork loin… this was a fairly generous size of meat and tender to boot.
I’m never one to pass up sablefish when I find it. The Sesame & Sweet Soya Glazed Pacific Sablefish ($30) was perfectly cooked with large yet delicate and tender flakes. Accompanied with a ginger and lemongrass beurre blanc, I found the sauce was a bit on the salty side but it was quite enjoyable. Oh, and did I mention the taro chips too? I love taro chips!
For dessert, we shared the Pot ‘o Chocolate ($9). They use Callebaut milk chocolate (a rich Belgian chocolate) in the mousse and pair it with crushed pistachio and a shortbread cookie. The mousse is a bit on the dense side but it was super creamy and tasty while not being overly sweet.
Definitely one of our fav places to visit. Check out our previous post.
5251 Oak Street
Posted on November 14, 2015, in Restaurant Review and tagged Chocolate Mousse, Desserts, Food, Pork Loin, restaurant review, Sablefish, Seafood, Shaughnessy, Vancouver, West Coast. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.