Coconut Curry Alfredo

July 11, 2013 § 1 Comment

coconut alfredo

Heirloom Restaurant is a beautiful open space concept restaurant just off Granville Street on 12th Avenue. It has been open for some time, but it took an invitation to a going away party, to get me in the door. I have no idea why I waited so long to try this vegetarian haven. The menu has many vegan and gluten free options to choose from and they source their ingredients locally and from organic suppliers.

The restaurant has a casual laid back vibe with an artistic edge. Our party of eight was seated at a long banquet table off to the back. The restaurant was packed on the friday night with couples on dates and groups out for the night.

As I looked over the menu, I was overwhelmed and could not decide what to order. I snuck a look at the food around me and noticed that the portions were very generous. I decided upon the vegan and gluten free coconut curry alfredo ($18.50), with the Aloe Rose ($11) cocktail to start.

My cocktail took forever to come and I even had to remind the server. She said that it was coming and that there was a long wait ahead of us. My drink finally arrived just before the food. The Aloe Rose  was quite lovely. It had hibiscus infused vodka with cointreau, rose water, lemon, agave and aloe vera. It was quite refreshing on the warm summer’s evening.

When the food finally arrived I was very hungry. The coconut curry alfredo was a clever spin off of the classic pad thai. The thick rice ribbon noodles were taught and chewy. The transparent and creamy sauce tasted more like coconut oil than coconut milk which left a clean taste on the palate. Each bite was delicious. The firm asparagus and eggy tofu with crispy fried onions perfectly complimented each other.The dish was so full of flavour that I could not finish it.

Overall, I thought the food was amazing and I will definitely go there again. The beautiful atmosphere in combination with a chill vibe and amazing vegetarian food guarantees a good night out. Heirloom Restaurant is located on 1509 West 12th Avenue in Vancouver. You can contact them at (604) 733-2231 or email them at info@heirloomrestaurant.ca.

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