“Soft sorbet tones, lashings of cool marble and floral touches make this restaurant in the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel a favourite with the locals. Talented chef Hector Laguna – formerly of fellow Vancouver restaurant Hawksworth – draws inspiration from the flora and fauna of the Pacific Northwest region to create pretty plates that conceal punchy flavours. Savoury donuts stuffed with foie gras and served with rhubarb sit alongside market-fresh seafood such as seared sablefish with clams and asparagus. A terroir-driven wine list focuses on organic, sustainable and bio-dynamic growers.”
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