The Pourhouse is, quite simply, a Gastown gem.
Located on Water Street, this restaurant has become one of Vancouver’s legendary spots, both for its romantic, classic atmosphere and creative cuisine.
I have, admittedly, usually only ordered from the list of unique cocktails, so I was thrilled to dine here as a part of my shoot with Get Connected.
The kitchen crew whipped up a three-course meal that was almost beyond words, even for a chatterbox like myself: albacore tuna salad, braised beef, and a pecan tart.
The seared tuna was nestled on a bed of butter lettuce along with artichoke hearts, dressed with a light vinaigrette, and topped with a welcome sprinkling of salt.
The braised beef was a “Wow!” dish. The meat was lean, fork-tender, and incredibly succulent. The celery root purée was creamy and earthy, the sun dried tomatoes gave the entree a bold dash of colour, and the horseradish creme offered a mild bite.
I stopped myself short of polishing off these dishes, ensuring a good amount of room was left for the pecan tart. This dessert might be a mainstay on many menus, but The Pourhouse does it right; after cutting through the flaky, buttery crust, you get layer upon layer of sweet pecans baked to the perfect crispness, and a heavy-handed amount of whipped cream to round it out.
Basically, The Pourhouse is dolling out comfort food kicked up a few notches. I will most definitely bring friends and family to this warm and inviting space in the very near future, and hope to see a few of you there.
As always, wishing you a stamp of culinary royalty in all of your dining endeavours! xx