The best thing about this little gem is Alistair Veen, BC's top Somelier 2016 (and more ...)
This chef/somelier/owner will make your experience very memorable. He does so much more than make excellent recommendations for food and wine pairings. Alistair partners with local farm and ranch suppliers to create TAP's fresh and local menu. He will tailor food and service for you. In a hurry? With friends? Serious 'Foodie?' On a romantic date? Celebrating? From out of town and keen to experience the Best of BCs local fare? You can't do better.
There is ample free parking. The atmosphere is cozy and elegant. The service is exceptionally good.
It troubled me to see that TAP had the same score as CABIN. If CABIN is a 70-75 on my scale of a possible 100, then TAP is in the 90s range, easily as fine as any of the top dining experiences in Vancouver.
Oh, btw someone characterized this as "Indian Fusion?" Eric did you perhaps intend to post about Vikram Vij's amazing 'My Shanti?' (that is another winner by the way) The TAP menu is farm-to-table, fresh and local with a foundation in Classical French and Italian. I used to be a Chef - trust me.
Tonight my husband and I celebrated a Birthday at TAP - just the two of us. We had a splendid experience. It was worth every penny.
Alistair made 'mocktails' for me because I was not able to have any alcohol (taking meds.) These were delicious and I did not feel sorry for myself even though my husband was drinking and enjoying a very fine wine.
My husband had some Kushi oysters served with a clever and daring mignonette. He enjoyed his main course (every bite) of Flat Iron, Alberta Waygu Beef w Demiglace, savoy cabbage and a puree of potato. He also enjoyed his dessert of Profiteroles and a perfect prepared and served espresso.
My charcuterie plate was outstanding. I also had rack of lamb that melted in my mouth paired nicely with seasonal veg. To finish I had an espresso and a poached pear w a chantilly cream that was not at all too sweet. What a nice ending!
Book a table on-line (or phone.) Oh and in case you don't know, you cannot smoke inside restaurants in BC. You can, however, dress up OR dress casually in most places including this one.
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