Boulevard Dine Out Vancouver 2015

Date Visited: January 31 2015
Address: Sutton Place Hotel 845 Burrard St
Website: http://boulevardvancouver.ca/
Type of Restaurant: seafood, Pacific Northwest, Steakhouse
Price Range: $$$$
Ambiance (out of five)/Setting/Design/service: 5/5 – service was great (not overly obsessive yet still friendly), the new renovations are classy and not too overpowering or grand
Overall: 7/10
(1-4: will never come back, 5: pass (I’m okay with a tinier morsel), 6: acceptable, 7: okay, 8: good, 9: Wow! Please enlarge my morsel. 10: Perfection. I could eat a morsel of this every day!)
Will come back? Maybe
What I ate:
Sorry forgot to take a picture of the bread and cornbread
  • The sourdough was not that great – didn’t taste authentic and was too dense
  • The cornbread on the other hand was served really warm, almost hot, – the outside was crunchy and the inside was moist and flavourful (yum.)
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Albacore tuna tartare – Sesame oil, scallion, shredded nori
  • 8/10
  • The albacore tuna had a very Asian touch to it, the sesame oil enhanced the overall flavour and the scallions added a nice freshness to it
  • The chips on the side accompanied the albacore tuna nicely and added sweetness and crunch to it
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Braised Pork Cheeks – navy bean puree, brussels sprouts, roasted beets
  • 7/10
  • The braised pork cheeks were nicely braised and the flavour definitely penetrated the pork well – but there was nothing impressive about it, in fact I would say they were a tad dry
  • The navy bean puree provided a nice balance to the savoury pork cheeks, nice and smooth
  • The Brussel sprouts were okay, nothing amazing
  • The roasted beets added a nicely brightness and sweetness to the dish and I think it accompanied the dish well
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Pavlova – duo of meringue and citrus custard
  • 6.5/10
  • This dish provided surprise after surprise, you have to peel away the layers to really get at the inside surprise
  • It was not too sweet and provided a good tartness
  • Unfortunately the meringue on the bottom did not add anything special to the dish and it would have been the same without it – I think it was meant to be the crunchy component but unfortunately it wasn’t executed well
  • I would describe this dish as – fresh, tarte, soft
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Chocolate torte – sponge, mousse, cocoa nougatine
  • 6.5/10
  • The mousse was nothing special – not too sweet and it was very smooth
  • But unfortunately the entire dessert was very one dimensional.
  • One flavour – chocolate, chocolate and chocolate
  • It might have been better if some more passion fruit sauce was provided or if the crunchy part on top was not chocolate flavoured
Summary: Better than what I expected, the flavours were pretty good overall and the portions were good. I would be interested in trying some of their other dishes (I’ve heard great things about their capriccio and chicken wings).
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