Dine Out Vancouver Festival is a mere two days away and what better way to kick things off than an exclusive Dine Out tasting at one of Vancouver’s emerging bars, Timber. Located on the corner of Robson and Jervis, Timber boasts a beautiful space with floor to ceiling windows, an excellent craft beer list and savoury Canadian comfort food. Timber pays tribute to B.C.’s rich timber history and the beauties who built our beautiful province. Finally, an oasis for me to hide out and avoid one of my least favourite things in the world, being dragged down Robson Street to window shop!
I had the pleasure of dining and drinking until my heart’s content last night as the fine staff at Timber introduced their unique and innovative Dine Out Menu! My brother and I set up shop at the bar as our bartender Pascal took us on a cocktail journey that paired beautifully with every course. We started things of with two Smokehouse caesars which included tequila, IPA mustard, tabasco, Walter Clamato, and the kicker smoked sea water! This Caesar was one of the best I’ve ever had and believe me I’ve had my fair share. The first course, a local kale and romaine salad with roasted squash tossed in a maple vinaigrette. A nice way to ease into what would turn out to be a decadent affair.
Bison Sirloin & French 75 Cocktail
Timber is serving up a different main course every night of the week during Dine Out and we were lucky enough to try three delicious mains. The first, three hearty strips of bison sirloin served with roasted Brussels sprouts. This dish made your mouth water just looking at it and tasted even better! Our man Pascal paired this dish with his rugged take on the famous French 75 cocktail. Buffalo trace bourbon, champagne, honey, garnished with a blood orange slice, simply delicious!
Lamb Meatloaf & Tree Planter Cocktail
Up next, a lamb meatloaf served in a piping hot skillet with mashed potatoes paired with the cocktail that stole the show. The Tree Planter is one of Timber’s signature cocktails which is masterfully crafted and delectable on the palate. Gin based with fresh squeezed lime, whisky bitters and spruce tip syrup. Chef Chris Whittaker hand picks local spruce tips and boils them down to make his very own syrup. The passion for locally made in house ingredients shines through while sipping this divine cocktail. I highly recommend you try it.
Bison & Elk Meat Pie With Marrow
The last course, a bison and elk meat pie with marrow. This dish’s presentation was only matched by its delectable flavours. The staff couldn’t help but crowd around and marvel as we dug into this unique and delicious dish. I loved trying elk for the first time as was surprised to find it very flavourful without being heavy. This dish is offered on Wednesdays during Dine Out and absolutely worth trying.
After taking some time to reflect on the three main courses, I must say that the Timber’s dedication to using locally sourced products as well as making mostly everything in house makes their $20 Dine Out menu an unbelievable steal. The space is welcoming with a relaxed vibe and is great place to watch the game. Next time you need a break from the hustle and bustle of Robson Street you know where to go. Timber’s Dine Out Menu runs from Jan. 20th – Feb. 5th so don’t miss your chance on one of Vancouver’s best deals!
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