Stanley Park’s Teahouse celebrates 40th anniversary with special three-course menu

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      After four decades of braving the city’s changing palates, fierce competition, and the occasional windstorms, Stanley Park’s Teahouse restaurant (7501 Stanley Park Drive) still stands strong in Vancouver’s most famous public park.

      In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the well-loved Sequoia Company dining establishment is offering a limited-time three-course prix-fixe menu ($40 per person) through December 10.

      Classic dishes from its original menu are being recreated, which can really give you a taste of nostalgia. To start, choose from appetizers like Teahouse-stuffed mushroom (with crab, shrimp, and cream cheese) or duck pâté (with Cognac, pork, and herbs).

      Entrees range from steak au poivre (six-ounce New York striploin with fresh-cracked peppercorns) to chicken Veronique (chicken breast, white wine, and brown bigarade sauce).

      Finish off with dessert features like baked Alaska (meringue, strawberry ice cream, and chocolate cake), crème caramel (vanilla custard and caramel sauce), or chocolate mousse (dark chocolate and candied pecan brittle).

      Gluten-free and vegetarian options are also available, and all of its featured seafood is certified Ocean Wise—a sustainable seafood program.

      "We are thrilled to celebrate this milestone at the Teahouse and appreciate all of the continued support from the community,” said Eva Gates, vice-president of operations and human resources for Sequoia Company of Restaurants, in a press statement. “With 40 years of memories being shared by our regular diners, there are unlimited stories we could recount about all of the special experiences our guests have had. We look forward to being a part of many more memories to come."

      The Teahouse made its debut in 1978, becoming popular with locals and tourists for its west coast culinary creations in a lush environment. It was originally built for use during World War II, and has served as a military base, military residence, and a public tea room before becoming a restaurant.

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