Last night I was treated to an incredible meal at Don Francesco’s in Vancouver. Those who live in Vancouver surely know of the established restaurant. It is Italian fine dining at its best. Warm, inviting room, live music, fabulous wines, and of course, a delicious menu. The meal blew me away. I can’t wait to go back for special occasions and dinner dates.
Right on Burrard near Robson, it’s the perfect downtown location for a date night. Walk around later and grab some roasted chestnuts off the street near the Vancouver Art Gallery.
We had a funny conversation about kale at the table. It happens to be one of my favourite foods, but others are not so inclined. I was quick to share my kale chips recipe, sure to convince any non-kale lover of its attributes. The salad was amazing. I felt great about eating it due to the generous portion of kale, but there was a nice side of burrata and tomato to even things out.
When you order rack of lamb at restaurants, you usually expect a few chops here and there. This was the real deal. Beautifully cooked, tender lamb atop potatoes, white & green asparagus, and fresh carrots. It was wrapped in a parmesan crisp and topped with lamb jus. Truly unforgettable.
The dessert was, in a word, fantastic. It was so hard to choose my favourite, so I won’t. From left to right you have Tiramisu (so delicious), Chocolate Ganache Cake (so rich and smooth), and Creme Brûlée (a perfect version if you ask me).
I would sum up our night by saying this: I will definitely be back.