January 26, 2016 § Leave a comment
For this year’s annual Dine Out Festival Vancouver, a few friends and I went to Chambar restaurant on 568 Beatty Street. During the festival, restaurants feature 3 course meals for a prefix price and culinary events are showcased around the city. At Chambar, I had the vegetarian option which started with the Salade D’hiver – Roasted Beets, Confit Sunchokes, Feta, Basil & Pistachio Pesto, Lemon Vincotto, Fresh Pomegranate. The ingredients were very fresh and the dressing was light to accent the natural flavours of the ingredients.
For the second course I got the L’halloumi -Fried halloumi, ras el hanout, butternut squash & beet hummus, lentils, chickpeas, farro, orange chips, picked herbs. The fried cheese reminded me of the Indian Paneer and the dish was full of a variety of middle eastern flavours. Each bite was unique based on which ingredients and sauces were combined on the fork.
For dessert I splurged and got the Mousse Au Chocolat– Belgian chocolate mousse, streusel, malted meringue, dulce de leche ice cream.The mousse had a firm chocolate on the outside and came with the the perfect amount of ice cream. I’m not a big dessert person and was too big for me to finish. The flavours were perfectly balanced but not too sweet. I’ll would definitely order it again. Dine out Vancouver is on until Jan 31, 2016 at Chambar and participating restaurants in Vancouver.