Cork and Fin – Gastown restaurant and bar
Food Persuasion level : [rating=3]
Service : [rating=4]
Cuisine: West Coast
Location: Gastown, Vancouver BC
Walking along the charmingly lite streets of Gastown we came upon Cork and Fin. Francis previously at Tapstree, flexed his interior designing skills and created a rustic cabin getaway.
Starting with the complimentary bread which was warm, take a hint, if you want to fill up at this resto load up on the carbs, the portions are relatively small. We loaded up on 2 baskets.
We started out with a drink, Pimm’s Cup, Pimm’s no 1, mint, cucumber and lime. I felt like I was drinking watered down juice. I love my alcohol and I love it bitter! The drinks and wine selection were creative, perhaps I am used to the multi-page cocktail and wine menu this was quite limiting.
Artic Char -$15 , pan fried on a bed of cauliflower puree topped with sautéed mushrooms. The fish was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Excellent
The Steak tartar – $14, topped with capers and parmesan with a 3 pieces of lightly oiled toasts. There is a subtle flavor of sourness in the end, it tasted like pickles. As a caution to diners that expect to be filled, this was tiny.
All that being said the prices are quite on par with all the newer restaurants in Gastown.221 Carrall StreetGastown(604) 569-2215