Ten Ten Tapas

Ten Ten Tapas is a fairly new restaurant situated in a truly beautiful part of Downtown Vancouver: Beach Avenue. Their focus is on West Coast Tapas—meaning you can find anything from casual favorites like yam fries to pan seared duck breast with jaimca.

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Besides the stunning location I found the food to be refreshingly thoughtful. I also had an overall general appreciation for the fact that the chef wasn’t afraid to play around with risky flavour combinations; Strawberry chutney along side the scallops, jalapeño and blue cheese stuffed portobello mushrooms. The list goes on.

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To begin, we enjoyed the Crostini Platter. Bruschetta, Avocado & Blue Cheese & Smoked Salmon and Gruyere. They were all worth ordering but the Blue Cheese and Avocado was truly unbelievable.

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I love when just a few simple ingredients can deliver such large results.

Next up with the Poached Saffron Salmon.

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The Salmon was perfectly cooked and melted straight in my mouth. I found the saffron to be a little too subtle for my liking. The fennel was a nice addition to the dish.

A must have item was the “Stuffed Organic Beef Meetaballs”. They were better than my grandmas- and probably yours too.

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Just as worth ordering was the Pipita Shrimp and Scallops. They were pumpkin seed encrusted and served upon a beautiful strawberry chutney.

If you want to end the night with something sweet—then try the Coconut Cream Pie Cocktail. Life changing.

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My overall impression of Ten Ten was very positive. Excellent location, thoughtful food and a passionate chef.

-R

 

*Photo 2,3,4 sourced from Ten Ten Tapas.

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