Terroir Kitchen: New tapas-style restaurant set to open in West Vancouver

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      A Southern European eatery that specializes in tapas-style fare will be making its debut in West Vancouver’s Dundarave neighbourhood next Saturday (May 28).

      Terroir Kitchen (2232 Marine Drive, West Vancouver) is the brainchild of chef Faizal Kassam, a long-time individual of Vancouver’s restaurant scene.

      Most recently the executive chef of Cibo Trattoria and Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar, Kassam also held titles at Wedgewood Hotel’s Bacchus Restaurant, Hawksworth, and La Brasserie.

      His debut restaurant will feature dishes influenced by French, Spanish, Italian, and North African flavours—with a focus on using fresh and locally sourced ingredients.

      Guests will be able to taste everything from crispy pork belly with a smoked cauliflower purée to steamed pacific clams, seared albacore tuna on warm fennel salad to potato gnocchi.

      A wine list that includes both local and European vintages will be available.

      As for dessert, don’t expect anything less than delicious. Sweets include a chocolate tart with pistachio brittle and rosewater cream, and a pot au crème with dulce de leche.

      The 44-seat dining space also features a private patio with direct views of the ocean, and its interior is decorated with Spanish tiles and artwork by Emily Carr alumni Natalia Wein.

      For more information, click here.