To celebrate our 9 month anniversary, Emily and I braved the snow and public transit to have a romantic dinner at Heirloom Restaurant – one of Vancouver’s newest vegetarian restaurants. We’ve been meaning to go since they opened a few months ago but haven’t found the time or the need to venture over to Granville.
Well, it was worth the wait. The food was great, the atmosphere was relaxed but upscale, and the service was the best I’ve ever had at a vegetarian restaurant. The menu had enough vegan options that it took a while to figure out what to order.
We tried the:
Avocado Frites – Amazing. You can’t go wrong with rich, deep-fried avocados.
Rawzoto – A mix of cauliflower, pesto, and walnut cheese. Very tasty and good to share, but I wouldn’t want to eat a whole serving by myself.
Daily Soup – A nice creamy, vegan cauliflower soup with sunchokes.
Butter Chickpea Curry – Served with a papadum and apricot chutney. It was ok, it could have used a bit more spice.
Vegan Bloody Mary – Disappointing. Emily is the connoisseur and didn’t like it.
The prices are reasonable, especially for the quality of the food and the size of the portions – the appetizers were surprisingly large. We ordered 3 appetizers and a main, and had more than enough food for two people.
I feel blessed to live in a city with such awesome vegetarian dining options. With Heirloom joining The Acorn as new, upscale vegetarian restaurants, 2012 was a good year to be a vegetarian in Vancouver.