Ancora Launches Weekday Prix-Fixe Lunch, NYE Dinners for December

Award-Winning False Creek Restaurant Showcases Three-Course Lunch Menu Throughout
December, Hosts Pair of Exclusive Dinner Services on December 31

Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio will capture the spirit of the holiday season by hosting weekday Prix-Fixe Lunch Services throughout December before welcoming friends and family to its elegant waterfront dining room for a pair of exclusive New Year’s Eve Dinners on Monday, December 31.

Beginning Monday, December 3 at noon and continuing weekdays until December 28, Ancora Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde will showcase his signature brand of Peruvian-meets-Japanese ‘Nikkei’ cuisine with a three-course, holiday lunch prix-fixe menu that features a choice of appetizers (Nikkei quinoa salad or free-run chicken empanadas), mains (prosciutto-wrapped Atlantic cod or winter vegetable risotto) and dessert for $29 per person.

Available weekdays from December 3 to 28
$29 per person plus tax and gratuity– Appetizer –

Nikkei Quinoa Salad
aji verde, hoisin sesame, ponzu, crispy nori


Free-Run Chicken Empanadas
green kale, huacatay vinaigrette, chalaca

– Main –

Prosciutto-Wrapped Atlantic Cod
potato fondant, steamed broccoli, chupe sauce


Winter Vegetable Risotto
cauliflower, preserved lemon, thyme, hazelnuts

– Dessert –

Spiced Picarones
candied pecans, spiced syrup, lucuma ice cream


Daily Sorbet/Ice Cream Selection
three flavours

Ancora will also help revelers ring in 2019 by hosting a pair of special New Year’s Eve services on Monday, December 31. The first seating, which begins at 5:30 p.m., offers a six-course tasting menu featuring ceviche Nikkei, soft shell crab taco, caramelized Hokkaido scallop, and Snake River Wagyu flank steak for $99 per person plus tax and gratuity. The second service, beginning at 7:30 p.m., will offer an elevated six-course tasting menu that includes premium accompaniments such as Northern Divine caviar, lobster tail and white truffles, in addition to party favours and a live DJ and dancing for $149 per person plus tax and gratuity. Wine pairings will be available for both services.The award-winning restaurant recently marked its third anniversary by announcing that it will open a second location overlooking the waterfront in the high-profile Grosvenor Ambleside development at 1351 Bellevue Avenue in West Vancouver this December. The new outpost will feature seating for 104 in its expansive dining room and bar and 38 on the patio and offer panoramic views of notable landmarks such as the Lions Gate Bridge, Stanley Park and Vancouver’s West Side.

As seating is limited for Ancora’s Holiday Prix-Fixe Lunch and New Year’s Eve services, reservations are strongly recommended and can be made at or by calling the restaurant at 604-681-1164.

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ABOUT ANCORA WATERFRONT DINING AND PATIO | Launched in 2015 on Vancouver’s False Creek seawall with a second location slated to open this winter in West Vancouver’s Ambleside Beach, Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio embraces the harmony of Peruvian and Japanese cuisines while incorporating the very best local, seasonal and sustainably sourced ingredients that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Paired with an exceptional array of wines, a selection of classic and signature cocktails and a décor that evokes a serene-yet-sophisticated West Coast feel, Ancora offers unique dining experiences that celebrate international flavours and culinary artistry. Since its opening, Ancora has been singled out for numerous accolades, including The Globe and Mail’s ‘10 Best New Vancouver Restaurants 2015’, enRoute’s 2016 shortlist of the Best New Restaurants in Canada as well as consecutive mentions on the prestigious annual ranking of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants in 2016 and 2017.

1600 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC  V6Z 2L9 | 604-681-1164 |
Hours: Lunch noon to 2:30 p.m. Monday – Friday | Cocktail Hour 4 to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday | Dinner 5 p.m. to close daily | Brunch 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday

Opening soon: 1351 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver BC

Twitter: @ancoradining | Facebook: /AncoraDining | Instagram: @ancoradining

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