Earls is one of my favourite choices out of the premium casual restaurant scene in Vancouver because I almost always have a good experience there. A couple of weeks ago, my mom and I visited the Port Coquitlam Earls location for lunch.
My mom ordered the Naples margherita pizza ($13). I had a bite of it and it tasted good. The crust was crispy and thin and the San Marzano tomato sauce had a nice sweetness to it. This was a simple, but good pizza.
I ordered the albacore tuna sushi salad ($18). The salad was made with a mixture of organic greens, toasted nori, and brown basmati and sushi rice. The combination of greens and rice sounded strange at first, but proved to work out well. The addition of some carbs also made this feel like a more complete filling meal.
The rare seared tuna was a nice alternative to boring chicken salads. It tasted great, but I wish there was more of it in the bowl to justify the steep price. The salad was also topped with avocado, mango, carrots, and cucumber.
I loved the white miso vinaigrette that the salad was tossed in. It is one of the better salad dressings I’ve had because it had lots of flavour, but it was still light and didn’t smother the other ingredients too much.
My mom and I split the warm chocolate banana cake ($8) for dessert. The warm chocolate rum cake was incredibly moist and gooey in texture. This cake would have been great even on its own.
The cake was topped with golden, sweet, caramelized bananas, banana creme anglaise, and a scoop of caramel walnut gelato. This was a winning dessert for me and it is something I would order again. Chocolate and bananas are just a great pairing.
We both enjoyed our meals at Earls and I find this location to be consistently good. The salad was a bit pricy, but I understand you are paying for the whole experience and I had no complaints taste wise.
Yes, for a nice dining experience in Poco.