Ancora Features Valentine’s Day Dinner Menus at Both Locations


Ancora Teams Write Recipe for Romance at False Creek, Ambleside Restaurants with Multi-Course, Nikkei-Inspired Menus, Optional Beverage Pairings

Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio is offering couples two delicious ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year by hosting romantic repasts at its False Creek (Vancouver) and Ambleside (West Vancouver) locations on Friday, February 14.

Offered as part a set menu, the Valentine’s plates showcase Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde’s Japanese-by-way-of-Peruvian Nikkei flair in dishes such as salmon tartare causas, Matane shrimp risotto, ají panca-glazed sablefish and a manjari chocolate mousse for two and are available for $99 per person plus tax and gratuity, with a vegetarian menu option for $79 per person plus tax and gratuity.

Beverage pairings hand selected by the sommelier teams at both locations that spotlight Old and New World wines like Brovia’s Roero Arneis, Lang Vineyards’ ‘Agrihof’ Ehrenfelser, Lariana Cellars’ ‘Fifteen’ Bordeaux Blend and Damilano’s ‘Marghe’ Langhe Nebbiolo, are available for $79 per person plus tax and gratuity.


— $99 per person plus tax and gratuity, regular menu —
— $79 per person plus tax and gratuity, vegetarian menu—
wine pairings an additional $79 per person plus tax and gratuity 
Scallop and Lime Shooter
masago, red jalapeño, cilantro, Thai sauceBlue Grouse Estate Winery ‘Paula’ 2016 Brut — Vancouver Island, BC (False Creek)
Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards ‘Fitz’ 2016 Brut — Okanagan Valley, BC (Ambleside)

Salmon Tartare Causa
cucumber, harissa crema, avocado, nori

Brovia 2017 Roero Arneis — Campania, IT (False Creek)
Colognola ‘Via Condotto’ 2017 Verdicchio Dei Castelli di Jesi — Marche, IT (Ambleside)

Albacore Tuna Ceviche
tiradito style, daikon, Nikkei leche de tigre, chalaca

Lang Vineyards ‘Agrihof’ 2016 Ehrenfelser — Naramata Bench, BC (False Creek)
Culmina ‘Unicus’ 2018 Grüner Veltliner — Okanagan Valley, BC (Ambleside)

Matane Shrimp Risotto
hazelnuts, preserved lemon, thyme, cauliflower

Fattoria La Rivolta 2017 Coda di Volpe — Campania, IT (False Creek)
Buehler Vineyards 2016 Chardonnay — Sonoma, US (Ambleside)

Ají Panca-Glazed Sablefish
miso-squash quinotto, bok choy, quinoa chicharron

Yoshida Shuzo ‘Gassan Izumo’ Junmai Ginjo — Yamajima, JP (False Creek)
Yoshinogawa ‘Toji no Banshaku’ Brewmaster Choice — Niigata, JP (Ambleside)


48 Hr Sous Vide Short Rib
lima bean purée, wild mushroom ragout, cornbread, black winter truffles

Lariana Cellars ‘Fifteen’ 2015 Bordeaux Blend — Osoyoos, BC (False Creek)
Damilano ‘Marghe’ 2015 Langhe Nebbiolo — Piemonte, IT (Ambleside)

Manjari Chocolate Mousse for Two
lychee, raspberry, rose-scented sorbet

Sperling Late Harvest 2017 Riesling — Okanagan Valley, BC (False Creek)
Sandeman Fine Ruby Port — Douro Valley, PT (Ambleside)

Reservations for Ancora’s Valentine’s Day Dinner services are highly recommended and can be made by calling Ancora False Creek (Vancouver) at 604-681-1164 or booking online or calling Ancora Ambleside (West Vancouver) at 604-926-0287 or booking online.

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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 Kate Blyth, SMC Communications Inc.
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