Tasting Plates Richmond hosted by Vancouver Foodster
This crawl took us through many parts of Richmond to experience different types of food in many different styles of restaurants. From main chain hotels to little restaurants off the beaten path, every experience was very different and equally as pleasurable than the next.
Sheraton Vancouver Airport – 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Tel: (604) 233-3968
My first stop was at Harold’s Bistro at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel. I was served a deep fried crab cake with a Chipotle Aioli and Corn Salsa. The crab was plentiful and lightly flaked, well presented with the perfect accompaniment of a smokey aioli and a sweet/tangy salsa.
Vancouver Airport Marriott
7571 Westminster Highway, Richmond, B.C.
Tel: (604) 232-2804
Second stop; a quick walk to American Grille across the way. We were able to watch the food being prepared and chat with the chef which is always a nice experience to have. We were presented with a piece of halibut seasoned with a smoky paprika, salt and pepper and it was paired with a fresh pineapple salsa. The fish was cooked perfectly and with not a ton of seasoning, the flavour of the fish was lovely and evident. The Tuna ceviche was next and prepared with a “not so typical” creamy coconut/lime base and served in a homemade plantain cup. Clever but it was all about the Ceviche!!!!
#2140 – 8391 Alexander Rd, Richmond, B.C.
Tel: (604) 285-8569
Third stop; Cocoru Chicken off of Number 3Rd and on Alexandra Road. This little restaurant definitely stood out even though it is tucked away. This newly opened restaurant was anything but ordinary. The staff was extremely friendly and the chicken was delicious and not greasy at all. This Korean/French fusion was a total hit. We started off with a deep fried rice cake with a spicy Korean sauce. This was quickly followed by the main event; Yangnyeom Chicken, Pa Dak, and Snowfall Chicken. Beautifully presented in separate compartments, each had its own texture and amazing flavour. The Yangnyeom Chicken was sticky, spicy and crunchy. The Pa Dak (my personal favourite) was tangy, crunchy and with the hint of Worcestershire in the sauce, perfectly matched. The Snowfall chicken was loaded with flaked Padano cheese on top settled in a creamy béchamel sauce.
#130 – 4000 No. 3 Rd, Richmond, B.C.
Tel: (604) 285-2244
Fourth stop; Pizza Garden. Tucked under the sky train it is the perfect place to grab a yummy slice of pizza during your busy schedule. There were many choices but the Greek pizza was my favourite. The crust was the ideal thickness and and had the perfect crunch to it. Not overly saucy but tasty none the less.
3099 Corvette Way, Richmond, B.C.
Tel: (604) 238-2105
Last stop; The Apron in the Sheraton Wall Centre. It was the ending to the night as we could not only enjoy the tasting plate but we were surprised with a signature shot that was created in front of you. The plate was looked spectacular and prepared in front of you. The tuna poke sat on avocado crema and a house made rice cracker and adorned with ponzu pearls. Just a quick bite made me want more. Luckily it came with healthy sized spoon full of delicious pulled lamb and an al dente ricotta filled ravioli nestled on top. YUM!
Overall, Richmond has many tasty experiences for you to find and enjoy.
Written by a guest foodie, Eyrely Webber.
*All food and beverages were complimentary and opinions are completely my own.