ANCORA’S AWEIGH: PESCATARIAN TASTING MENU RETURNS TO ANCORA WATERFRONT DINING AND PATIO’S TWO LOCATIONS IN MARCH
Prix-Fixe Menu Available Sundays Through Thursdays at False Creek, Ambleside Restaurants, Gives Seafood Lovers a Nikkei-Inspired Taste of the West Coast’s Best
Back by popular demand, Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio will haul in a bounty of the West Coast’s best seafood when it brings its Pescatarian Tasting Menu back to both its False Creek (Vancouver) and Ambleside (West Vancouver) locations throughout the month of March.
Available Sundays through Thursdays, the Pescatarian Tasting Menu gives Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde and his talented culinary teams another opportunity to underscore the restaurants’ mission to showcase fresh catches in such signature Peruvian-Japanese ‘Nikkei’ dishes as miso & aji panca grilled prawns, sesame-crusted albacore tuna tataki and steelhead trout with squid ink hummus, fingerling potatoes and green olive vinaigrette.
Returning for the third year in a row, Ancora’s prix-fixe Pescatarian Tasting Menu offers guests a choice of first plates, mains and desserts and will be a highlight of the daily menu from Wednesday, April 1 until Thursday, April 30 for $49 per person plus tax and gratuity, with regular à-la-carte options also available.
PESCATARIAN TASTING MENU
Sundays Through Thursdays in March | $49 per person
• First Plates •
choice of: Cauliflower & Oyster Velouté
leeks, beer-battered oyster, tarragon chalaca
Miso & Aji Panca Grilled Prawns
cous cous and chickpea salad, rocoto harissa, prawn crackling
Sesame-Crusted Albacore Tuna Tataki
Nikkei salsa, soy and sesame leche de tigre
• Mains •
squid ink hummus, fingerling potatoes, baby spinach,
green olive vinaigrette
Shellfish Fried Rice
egg crepe, broccoli, XO sauce, scallions
inspiration of the day
• Desserts •
candied pecans, spiced syrup, lucuma ice cream
Strawberry Mont Blanc
kiwi sorbet, matcha mousse, strawberry whipped ganache
Reservations are strongly recommended for Ancora’s Pescatarian Tasting Menu 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.
ABOUT ANCORA WATERFRONT DINING AND PATIO | Launched in 2015 on Vancouver’s False Creek seawall with a second location that opened in West Vancouver’s Ambleside Beach neighbourhood in 2019, 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 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 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