The hunt for marine life has inspired some of mankind's greatest literature, from Melville's "Moby-Dick," to Hemingway's "The Old Man Vs. The Sea: An Autobiographical Thriller." Reel in a meal with this Groupon.
- $30 for $60 worth of French and West Coast bistro cuisine
- Click to see the menu.
Even though the menu is influenced by eateries in the Old World, almost every other element of Tapenade Bistro is supremely local. Chef Colin Uyeda, who grew up in Steveston, got his first job in a kitchen at age 15 according to the Richmond Review. The reporter sampled locally caught seafood, going so far as to name the local fisherman behind octopus that's "succulently braised and served with in-house merguez sausage, harissa paste, a combination of pickled and fresh vegetables, and a citrus emulsion."
That's not the end of the regional influences though; there are Salt Spring Island mussels, cuts of Fraser Valley pork, and more, all of it made in compliance with Ocean Wise's guidelines for sustainability. Small producers from the region are well represented on the wine list, as well, and a special dinner series walks patrons through those offerings.
Tips from Groupon Customers
“Every meal is superb ! My favorite high end - but not snobby restaurant - fantastic food,, great service and genuine and casual atmosphere - go for the food, without...”
“Every meal is superb ! My favorite high end - but not snobby restaurant - fantastic food,, great service and genuine and casual atmosphere - go for the food, without the "stuffy" feeling ”
“Fantastic creative food.”
“Lovely patio, fabulous food and a small, but good wine list.”
3711 Bayview St.
Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3B6