Mosaic Spring Fling Dining Pass

Where did I eat?

Mosaic at the Hyatt at 655 Burrard Street in Vancouver.

What do they specialize in?

Modern, upscale, West Coast cuisine.

What was the vibe?

Upscale, relaxing

What did I order?

The VanEats dining pass that comes with your selection of an appetizer, entree, and dessert for $27.

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“Earth Apple Farms Mixed Kale”, radishes, garlic scape dressing

  • This salad was beautifully presented with an appealing mixture of colours and textures.
  • The salad was very fresh and light tasting, however, I very much felt like I was eating a salad because there was nothing to add a contrasting rich flavour, like meat or cheese, to the vegetables.

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“White Asparagus Bisque”, parmesan lavash

  • This was my favourite of the two entrees because of its rich, creamy flavour and smooth velvety texture.
  • I find that white asparagus has a much more mild flavour than regular asparagus, so you just noticed a hint of its flavour.

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“Braised Maple Ridge Farm Veal Cheeks with Stinging Nettle Pasta”, asparagus tips, morel cream sauce

  • The veal was tender and meaty and served in a rich and thick gravy type sauce.
  • The stinging nettle pasta was made into thick sheets, almost like lasagna noodles.

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“BC Bouillabaisse with Spring Salmon”, salt spring mussels, manila clams, sugar snap pea, charred scallion, fennel, new potatoes

  • The bouillabaisse broth was ridiculously good. I could have drank a whole cup of it. It was buttery, rich, and smooth and went perfectly with the seafood.
  • I am normally wary of cooked salmon because I find it can be quite dry, but I was pleasantly surprised by how moist the salmon was. It was perfectly cooked.

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“Green Garlic Quinoa Risotto”, fiddlehead ferns, fava beans, green peas, watercress

  • The quinoa risotto was surprisingly satisfying for a vegetarian dish.
  • I have never had quinoa prepared like this. It was much more moist and not crumbly and dry like usual.
  • The toppings added nice contrasting elements and a bit of texture and delicious sharp cheese flavour.

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“Maple Espresso Creme Brulee”, dark chocolate bark

  • The creme brulee had a strong espresso flavour with a hint of sweetness from the maple.
  • I love coffee, but coffee flavoured desserts never fully satisfy my sweet tooth, so I enjoyed the cake more.

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“MOSAIC’s Signature Triple Layer Cake”, fresh berries

  • I’ve had the chocolate cake from Mosaic many times, but I still get excited to eat it whenever I visit.
  • It is the most moist chocolate cake you will ever eat and has a pillowy soft texture with layers of rich decadent chocolate.
  • The fresh berries help to cut through the richness of the chocolate and freshen things up.

Final Thoughts?

The dining pass is a great deal for a well executed three course meal. If you order the soup, the bouillabaisse, and the cake you are guaranteed to have a delicious meal.

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