Photo Visit – The Acorn – October 2012

20 Oct

3995 Main Street
Vancouver, BC
V5V 3P3

T: 604 566 9001

A friend of mine, who is vegetarian, had her birthday dinner at The Acorn on Main Street last night.  In attendance were vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores. I think it is a huge achievement when all of these people can leave a restaurant completely and utterly satisfied. The Acorn managed to do just that; they satisfied each and every one of us, particularly the vegans and vegetarians. Job well done!

The menu has changed slightly since I was there in summer. There is definitely a fall influence on the menu now, with pears, beets, apples, and pumpkin all being showcased. One of the new items was the Walnut & Portobello Pate, served with pickled shimeji mushrooms and juniper crisps. Plates of this were ordered for the table and they were devoured immediately. When we ran out of the crisps, they provided additional crisps at no extra cost. I loved this dish and would absolutely order it again. I’m even thinking of re-creating this dish at home…

Walnut & Portobello Pate, served with pickled shimeji mushrooms and juniper crisps – $9

The beautifully plated Raw Zucchini & Cashew Cheese Lasagne, Lemon Sage Cream, Spinach Coulis, Pine Nuts – $17

Chocolate Peanut Terrine, Berries, Coconut Whip, Raspberry Coulis, Lemon Thyme – $11

We were fortunate to get a table with no problems as we had reserved the group table, however, the restaurant was super busy again and it remained so for the whole time that we were there (for almost 3 hours). I highly recommend a visit, if you can get a seat. Perhaps try on a weeknight and get there either really early, or after the dinner rush.

I have loved The Acorn both times that I’ve been but to see my fussy vegetarian friend, and my even fussier vegan friend, enjoying a meal out and being excited about their dishes proved to me that The Acorn is offering something new and innovative to Vancouver diners. I am looking forward to my next visit.

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3 Responses to “Photo Visit – The Acorn – October 2012”

  1. nance428 October 27, 2012 at 11:54 pm #

    so glad to hear some vegetarian place doesn’t like like cardboard and have pretty presentations!

    • greedyguts October 28, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

      Absolutely! If all vegetarian places had food that tasted this good, I think a lot more people would be fine with missing the meat.


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