Ancora Announces Fifth Annual Caviar Festival, November 1-30


Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde Brings World-Class Caviar to Ancora’s False Creek and Ambleside Menus with Inspired Array of Indulgent Creations

Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde puts world-class caviar back in the spotlight when the award-winning culinary destination hosts the fifth-annual Caviar Festival at its Ambleside and False Creek locations from November 1 to 30.

With dishes available both à-la-carte and as part of a tasting menu for $69 per person, the Caviar Festival Menu features six inspired and indulgent caviar-forward creations that showcase the versatility of Valverde’s signature Peruvian-meets-Japanese ‘Nikkei’ cuisine.

Select 30-gram tins of such premium caviar as BC’s Northern Divine, Italian Oscietra, Iranian Beluga and New Brunswick’s Acadian Caviar served with classic accompaniments will also be available as an optional add-on throughout the festival.


NOVEMBER 1 to 30
Dishes available à-la-carte or as a $69++ per-person tasting menu
Regular nightly dinner menu also available

Scallop and Lime Shooter  8
masago, red jalapeño, cilantro, thai flavours

Mountain Caviar on Grilled Sourdough  12
tartar sauce, parsley, quail egg

Celery Root Panna Cotta  14
herring caviar, celeriac in textures, chives

Causa ‘Trifle’  16
ikura, avocado, crispy quinoa, rocoto emulsion

Seaweed Taglierini  14
yuzu tobiko, xo sauce

Ancora Rice Pudding  9
purple corn ‘caviar’

Reservations are strongly recommended for Ancora’s Caviar Festival Menu and can be made online or by calling Ancora False Creek at 604-681-1164 or Ancora Ambleside at 604-926-0287.

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ABOUT ANCORA WATERFRONT DINING AND PATIO | Launched 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 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, 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 |

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

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

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

Media release and images provided by Michelle Lan, SMCd Communications Inc.
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