From Our Editors
With its soaring 15-foot ceilings, the newly renovated Showcase Restaurant & Bar–located in the heart of Coal Harbour in the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown–evokes images of airy cathedrals where guests dine on white tablecloths among a wall of windows, white oak pillars, and spindly floor lamps. In contrast to the streamlined dining room, chef Frank Gort prepares a complex, exotically spiced menu of upscale, West Coast-inspired fare. He and his kitchen crew drizzle succulent cuts of beef tenderloin and free-range chicken with flourishes such as a lemongrass kefir emulsion, which ties each bite into an artistic and decadent package. Additionally, the restaurant uses Ocean Wise-approved sustainable seafood almost exclusively. Meals can be paired with local lagers, BC wine, or wine on tap. The restaurant is also open for breakfast and lunch, whose menus take the stage with the same emphasis on unique flavour combinations.