Annually in Vancouver, the Dine Out Festival takes place. Many restaurants all over the city and Lower Mainland take part. How it works is each restaurant has a set menu with a set price. You get three courses, with at least two different options, for either $20, $30 or $40. Dine Out is a great time to try out the restaurants you’ve been eyeing without breaking the budget.
The first restaurant we wanted to try was Honey Salt in the new Parq Casino downtown. It was great because this is one of the restaurants that had two different Dine Out menus. One for lunch and one for dinner. We decided to go for lunch.
We walked in the casino and found the restaurant inside. Honey Salt is a unique, open concept, restaurant, that has a wall of windows that let in so much natural light.
Chris and I were so excited to try this place, we decided to try one of everything. The only issue was, one dish had nuts, which Chris is allergic to. The staff were very understanding and didn’t mind making the exception to make the plate nut free.
To start, we had the Burrata & Heirloom Beets salad and the Tofino Fry. The Tofino Fry included calamari, shrimp, lemon and peppers, topped with Japanese mayonnaise. I am so happy we opted to share our starters. Both were amazing, and I don’t even really like beets!
For our mains, Chris had ordered the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich, with a side salad, and I ordered the Tuna Poke Bowl. Unfortunately, they forgot to make Chris’ dish nut free, but they were great about fixing it. Other than that mishap, our meals were fantastic.
We were getting so full already, and we still had dessert to come. Soon enough, our waitress walked over with not two, but three desserts! We were given the Apple Cider Donuts and the Apple Pie that we had ordered, as well as the dessert they are famous for, the Society Cake, as an apology for the mix-up.
The desserts were to die for. We even packed up the leftovers to bring home.
I would definitely recommend Honey Salt to anyone and everyone for brunch, lunch and dinner. They even offer afternoon tea, which I can’t wait to try. If you’re ever in the neighbourhood, make sure to stop by Honey Salt.