MILA to bring plant-based dining to historic Chinatown

Forthcoming Vancouver restaurant is from the same team behind Virtuous Pie

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      Vancouver loves plant-based dining, and it’s about to get a new restaurant option in the heart of Chinatown.

      Coming in early September, MILA is sister restaurant to Virtuous Pie, an eatery specializing in vegan pizza and ice cream that has grown to four locations in Canada and one in the U.S. (Portland).  

      Red Seal chef Jim Vesal’s menu is described as “elevated yet approachable, boasting globally inspired dishes with Asian flair”. Some examples of what to expect on the rotating menu: a signature sushi roll consisting of heart of palm crab mix, avocado, cucumber, black sesame seeds, sambal crunch, spicy mango mayo and shredded nori; wild-mushroom-and-sausage tagliatelle with pistachio pesto cashew cream; aburi lox oshi with cured carrot lox, aburi sauce, shiso, and serrano peppers; and a Smash Burger with double patties, cheddar cheese, lettuce, shaved onions, Roma tomatoes, black garlic chive aioli, and pickles on a brioche bun.

      Cocktails, craft beer, cider, and wine will also be on offer.

      MILA is in the former home of Juniper Restaurant and Bar at 185 Keefer Street and will be open for lunch and dinner.