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ORU! The amazing restaurant in the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel revamped it entire menu (and restaurant) and invited myself and some other Vancouver bloggers to check it out.
We first stopped in the Skybar lounge to sample from that menu, then took a tour of the restaurant and kitchens, then sat down to an amazing feast! Check it all out after the jump!


The Skybar Lounge
above: Tuna Karaage Sliders – panko crusted albacore, wasabi-horseradish aioli, sesame spinach, golden tobiko 
below: Plantain Chips – cayenne salt, white bean hummus 


above: Spot Prawn Poutine – BC spot prawns, bacon and bonito gravy, Natural Pastures cheese curds

We also got a tour of the kitchens, which is always amazing to see behind the scenes!…



(above: This is chocolate. No, I’m not kidding. It’s chocolate!)





Dinner time!


above: Sunchoke Soup – velouté of roasted sunchokes, finished with a truffle foamed milk

above and below: Notch Hills Beet Salad – pickled and poached baby Sorrento beers, beet chutney, chimichurri vinaigrette, cabrales blue cheese



above: Qualicum Island Diver Scallops – sesame sweet peas, cauliflower purée, smoked salmon chiar su lardons, preserved lemon condiment

above: “Kalua” Pork Belly – Fraser Valley pork belly, oven-dried pineapple, maple-mustard glaze, fried sage, pork cracklings, lotus root purée
below: Albacore Tuna Carpaccio  – togarashi spiced albacore, gingered beet and blood orange chutney, foie gras cromesqui


above: Sake Cured Haida Gwaii Sablefish – Alaskan salt cod brandade, butter poached sunchoke, melted leeks, fennel and chorizo, tomato-mirin broth
below: Strawberry Rhubarb Vacherin with Buttermilk Ice Cream


above and below: “Textures Of Chocolate” – Satin-Blanc coffee panna-cotta, Mangaro Lait chocolate bar, Alpaco Grand Cru mousse cake, smoked cinnamon and muscovado ice creams

Thanks to Oru for having me…I’ll have to come back for a Dinner With… soon!