Seasons in the Park
W 33rd and Cambie
Queen Elizabeth Park
I’m going to be straight up and say this is my favourite DineOut restaurant this year out of the four I’ve been too. Since DineOut is such a hyped-up event (especially among foodies), I think each restaurant should present itself in the best possible way: food, service, and ambience. It’s an opportunity to bring in customers who wouldn’t usually come to your restaurant. I thought Seasons encompassed that this year.
We weren’t able to make a reservation that weekend, but they offered us tables in the lounge. Despite not sitting in the main dining room, I still loved it cause we had a personal bench to ourselves (and I loved the artistic touch of wine bottles beside us).
Beebs and I tried to cover as much as the DineOut menu as possible. For appetizers, we got beef carpaccio and yukon gold potato soup. I was impressed with the carpaccio. Every bite was a joy: basil, aoili, and ricotta cheese together. And the serving size was just perfect! Not too much to make you full, but gets you started for the entree! The soup was extremely rich and creamy (and reminded me of my childhood). There’s was something addictive about it.
And on to the entrees…we both got the braised beef short ribs. You know what got me? The entrees were served immediately after we finished our appetizers. Talk about service. I was extremely impressed with the short ribs. The meat just peeled right off the bone and melted right in your mouth. I loved the texture, and the meat was so succulent. Mouth-watering bites for sure. Oh, and I can’t forget to mention the potato puree…I ate that up like there’s no tomorrow. Absolute delicious. Perhaps it didn’t have the heavy feeling like normal mashed potatoes do.
The dessert was great too. I got the hazelnut chocolate torte and Beebs got the vanilla gelato. I loved the chocolate torte, but it was a little too much by the end. It was a little too sweet. Beebs gelato was just as good, the hint of expresso on the bottom was the highlight of the dessert. Beebs didn’t finished his biscotti because he claimed it just tasted like a cookie.
I wanted to publish this in time because DineOut is extended for the Sequoia Company of Restaurants (Seasons, Teahouse, Cadero’s, and Sandbar), so please go check Seasons out. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.
And why not take a lovely walk in the park too if the weather permits. A perfect dineout for a date!
PS. no filters on pictures, because the food is amazing as is.