The beautiful city of Vancouver is located on the coast of Pacific Ocean. And this supplies bountiful delectable seafood for all the foodies. Vancouver is often also known as food lover’s paradise as it gets best of fresh and organic farmer’s harvest from the fertile valleys in East and some refreshing award-winning wines from the Okanagan Valley. The astonishing blend of seafood, farmer’s harvest and wine presents irresistible delights in Vancouver.
The climatic conditions in Vancouver proffers three diverse food seasons. Each of these seasons bestows equally diverse food specialties. This makes menus at best restaurants in Vancouver continuously refreshed with great seasonal offerings. To make sure that you do not miss the best bytes of these three seasons, here is a friendly guide:
Spring-Summer Is Best To Enjoy Wild Spot Prawns, Salmon And Halibut
The wild spot prawns are especially found in Vancouver markets and on the docks during early May. The special ocean harvest of these prawns is also celebrated as – Annual Spot Prawn Festival. They are softer, sweeter and characteristically more flavorful than tiger prawns.
You can enjoy raw prawns as Sashimi or as other culinary dishes that are prepared in restaurants throughout the city. Apart from prawns, line-caught wild salmon and Pacific halibut are also served in this season. Notice the Ocean Wise symbol printed on the menus to ensure that the served seafood is sustainably caught.
Summer- Fall Is The Time For Okanagan Harvest
The stunning summers of Okanagan valley brings a whole variety of stone fruits and colorful berries. Strawberries, currants, peaches, cherries and nectarines along with many types of berries succulently delight your sweet tooth. This season brings fresh tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, squashes and peas to naturally appear in best restaurant Vancouver menu.
All these fresh harvests can be enjoyed as it is or in salads and desserts. This season is also ideal to for wine enthusiasts taking a harvest wine tour.
Fall-Winter Is Best For BC Sea Urchin And Pacific Oysters
Oysters and Sea urchins make a total comfort food in winters. The internationally commended oysters are sustainably harvested at nearby islands of Vancouver. Oysters get tastiest and fattest in the chilled winter water. If freshly shucked oysters irk you, try some fried delicacies of oysters and urchins. During winter months, you can find both green and red urchins at Granville Island. Vancouver is evidently the best place to enjoy seafood in its best avatars and flavors.
Make sure you dine at the best restaurants in Vancouver with family to enjoy above suggested scrumptious delights.