Mosaic Harvest package from Mosaic and VANEATS.ca

Mosaic Bar & Grille has become one of my favourite places to eat in Vancouver since my first visit in early 2013. They’ve teamed up with VANEATS.ca again to bring you an affordable dining pass featuring some of Vancouver’s finest food. The 3 course Mosaic Harvest package is only $27 and gives you lots of choice including vegetarian options. Let’s check it out!

For starters you have a choice of 3 dishes;

  • Fall Salad, baby carrots, beets, Tokyo turnips, fennel, pumpkin, tangerine dressing
Fall salad
Fall salad
  • A la Minute Smoked Skuna Bay Salmon, kale nori, wasabi cauliflower purée
A la minute smoked salmon
A la minute smoked salmon
  • Roasted Chestnut Bisque, Apple Lane Orchard apples, spiced brandy cream
Chestnut bisque
Chestnut bisque

The salad is fresh and has lots of interesting flavours and textures. Beets are amazing and they are the highlight of this delicious salad. The Salmon comes under a smoke filled dome which gives everything on the plate a nice hint of smoke and really enhances the aroma while you’re eating. The salmon is amazing, Skuna Bay salmon is great, and the mild smoke flavour really adds a nice touch to the greens. The Bisque is rich and flavourful, the apple adds a perfect acidity and tartness. All three dishes are top notch.

You also get to choose between 3 mains;

  • Seared Baja Ocean Wise Scallops, sweet potato, figs, prosciutto
Seared Baja scallops
Seared Baja scallops
  • Sous Vide Lamb, broccoli rabe, butternut squash, spiced walnuts
Sous Vide Lamb
Sous Vide Lamb
  • Grilled Curried Cauliflower Steak, baby carrots, dates
Cauliflower steak
Cauliflower steak 

Again, all 3 dishes are outstanding. The vegetarian friendly curried cauliflower steak is so good… As I carnivore I would order this again without question. The curry flavour is mild and the firm texture of the cauliflower steak is wonderful. The Scallops are large, perfectly cooked, juicy and seasoned with just the right amount of salt. Add the prosciutto and figs and you have an almost perfect dish. I say almost perfect because the lamb is even closer to perfect. Sous vide lamb cooked a perfect medium rare, a rich demi glaze type sauce and bitter broccoli rabe all work together incredibly well. The perfect dish? Pretty damn close.

Dessert offers up two choices:

  • Pumpkin and Nutmeg Crème Brule
Pumpkin Crème Brule
Pumpkin Crème Brule
  • Mosiac’s Signature Chocolate Cake
Signature triple layer chocolate cake
Signature triple layer chocolate cake

The Crème Brule surprised the heck out of me because, as most of you know, I despise “pumpkin favoured” things almost as much as I despise the texture of coconut. This dish, however, was really good! The spices normally associated with pumpkin flavour were subtle and well balanced with the sweetness of the caramelized sugar on top. Crème Brule is one of my favourite desserts so I’m sure that helped me with my pumpkin aversion. The cake is quickly becoming legendary amongst Vancouver chocoholics. 3 layers of dense, moist cake separated by rich chocolate filling, drizzled with chocolate and accompanied by fresh berries. One of the best pieces of cake in town.

Get you pass now at VANEATS.ca, limited availability.

Check out the #MosaicHarvest hashtag on Twitter to see what other bloggers are saying about this package and make sure you follow the uber talented Chef Thomas Heinrich, Hyatt Vancouver’s culinary El Capitan.

Scott.

 

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