ANCORA WATERFRONT DINING AND PATIO DEBUTS NEW BRUNCH, PRIX-FIXE LUNCH AND COCKTAIL HOUR MENUS AT FALSE CREEK, AMBLESIDE LOCATIONS
Restaurants Add Signature Flair to New Brunch Services Beginning This Weekend, Introduce Prix-Fixe Lunch Menu, Cocktail Hour Features Sundays Through Fridays
Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio has introduced new weekend brunch and weekday prix-fixe lunch options as well as an expanded menu of food and drinks for Cocktail Hour at its Ambleside and False Creek locations.
WEEKEND BRUNCH SERVICES
Starting this weekend, Ancora will offer brunch service from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Ancora Ambleside (1351 Bellevue Ave., West Vancouver) on Saturdays and Sundays, and at Ancora False Creek (1600 Howe Street, Vancouver) on Sundays only. Ancora’s new brunch menu offers a showcase for award-winning Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde’s seafood-focused fare with Nikkei flair in such dishes as:
- grilled zucchini salad (soft boiled egg, queso fresco, Huancaina sauce), $14;
- soft shell crab taco (mango salsa, harissa emulsion, seaweed, ikura), $16;
- smoked salmon belly eggs benny (botanical greens, nori-spiced baby potatoes, miso hollandaise); $17;
- Dungeness crab eggs benny (botanical greens, nori-spiced baby potatoes, miso hollandaise), $19;
- forbidden rice Peruvian paella (black cod croquettes, rocoto aioli, fried egg), $22;
- flank steak burger (cooked medium, rocoto aioli, aged cheddar, yucas bravas), $19, add fried egg $3;
Valverde is also debuting a new prix-fixe lunch menu at both Ancora locations on weekdays from noon to 2:30 p.m. Offered in addition to the full lunch menu that is available seven days a week, the new prix-fixe option features a choice of starter (zucchini a la Huancaina or roasted yam soup), main (Peruvian-style paella or roasted summer vegetables) and dessert (spiced picarones or daily sorbet with fresh fruit) for $29 per person plus tax and gratuity. Guests can also add a glass of select wine for an additional $6.COCKTAIL HOUR
Both Ancora locations are also getting summer evenings off to an early start with new food and drink options for Cocktail Hour Sundays through Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m. at False Creek and Ambleside. Along with true buck-a-shuck oysters with spicy ponzu, small plates such as albacore tuna causas and sablefish croquettes for $13 and sashimi and sushi rolls for $11, both locations will also feature specials on signature cocktails, wine by the glass and beer and cider.
Reservations for Ancora’s new weekend brunch, prix-fixe weekday lunch and cocktail-hour services can be made online or by phone at 604-926-0287.
ABOUT ANCORA WATERFRONT DINING AND PATIO | Opened in 2015 on Vancouver’s False Creek seawall with a second location now open in West Vancouver’s Ambleside Beach neighbourhood, Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio showcases the very best of the Pacific Northwest and Peruvian flair in each dish. Paired with an exceptional array of wines that emphasize style and character over geography and varietal, a wide selection of signature and classic cocktails and spirits and a decor that reflects the serene-yet-sophisticated feel of the West Coast, Ancora offers a truly unique dining experience that celebrates diverse cultures, international flavours and culinary artistry in its expansive dining rooms, private quarters and crudo bars. 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; mentions on the prestigious annual ranking of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants in 2016, 2017 and 2019; ‘Best Latin’ at the 2019 Where to Dine Vancouver awards; and Chef of the Year (Ricardo Valverde) as chosen by Vancouver food industry insiders in the 2019 Georgia Straight Golden Plates Awards | ancoradining.com
Ancora Ambleside — 1351 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver BC V7T 2P9 | 604-926-0287
Hours: Lunch noon to 2:30 p.m. daily | Dinner 5 to 10 p.m. daily | Cocktail Hour 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday to Friday | Brunch 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Ancora False Creek — 1600 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2L9 | 604-681-1164
Hours: Lunch noon to 2:30 p.m. Sunday to Friday | Dinner 5 p.m. to close daily | Cocktail Hour 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday to Friday | Brunch 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday