Hungry to help the Downtown Eastside? Sometimes the heart of a restaurant goes beyond its food. Ambiance? Good. Service? Attentive. Value? Affordable. Food? Great. Now where is the line about corporate social responsibility? The restaurant world used to be about bringing good food to the table, but tables are turning and social change is important.
It is one of the most non-pretentious fine dining experiences I’ve had, and the quaint atmosphere makes it even more memorable than the perfect dinner time sunset and waterfront view. It is impressive to see an unassuming tiny island pull off a dining experience as interactive and sophisticated as this.
So why was I eating gelato in the winter? Well because I love it that much, and because there was a special flavour unique to this neighbourhood cafe. I had recommendations to try Boreal Gelato, but specifically for their Boreal Balsam gelato, which is unique to Canada and the shop.
I was most enthusiastic about the menu because I couldn’t compare the dishes to anything I’ve tried before. It was comfort food reinvented which is a theme that’s been beaten to the ground by now, but they actually managed to do something new. It was refreshing and inspiring.