Summer 2017 Road Trip | Vancouver

waking the kids to leave Comox was a little hard, and a bit sad.  the amount of fun that they had over the last two days was huge, but we had more to see and more to do.  
Vancouver bound, meant another ferry ride (ugh) at least this experience was quicker than our last and we had the promise of more tacofino once we arrived.  seriously, our family can't seem to get enough.  round 2!
after a great lunch we were ready to explore.  we always like to spend time at Canada Place.  the kids love hopping from city to city across Canada.  then we were off to explore gastown, grab a great dinner at Guu Otokomae, before spending the rest of the night at our pool.
day two in Vancouver we were on the search for a good breakfast joint since every breakfast meal on this trip so far consisted of eating in the car or cereal.  we were due for a sit down breakfast and one that didn't require multi-tasking.  Afterwards we went and explored Stanley Park, went to tacofino for one last time (#3 if you are keeping track), and then off to Granville Island.
We finished with one last dip in the pool while overlooking the waterfront.  Tomorrow we cross the boarder to check out SEATTLE!
Tacofino Gastown (clockwise left to right)
vegetable scrapple taco |  squash & chickpea fritter, tomato herb salad, lime crema, verde
steak tacos |  grilled wagyu beef, pickled chayote & pineapple 
pork al pastor taco |  split roasted pork, pineapple, pickled onion, cilantro
baja caesar |  seasonal greens, cojita, pickled fennel, hazelnut croutons
fish tacos |  pacific cod, salsa fresca, chipotle mayo
 maguro tataki |  seared tuna sashimi w/ ponzu sauce, topped with garlic chips & green onion
 AAA grade Guuu tataki |  thin sliced seared beef sashimi w/ ponzu sauce
 (top right)  spicy agedashi tofu |  deep fried diced tofu in a spicy dashi broth topped w/ green onion & dried seaweed
(bottom) marinated edamame |  sea salted boiled green soy beans
 (top) smoked salmon caesar salad |  smoked salmon on okotomae original caesar salad w/ half boiled egg
 the catch 22 |  scrambled eggs, house-smoked salmon & cured wild salmon with dill creme fraiche, arugula, Yukon nugget potato hash
smoked salmon eggs benedict |  smoked salmon, poached eggs, English muffin, dill creme fraiche, hollandaise sauce, yukon nugget potato hash
braised short rib eggs benedict |  braised short ribs, poached eggs, English muffin, hollandaise sauce, yukon nugget potato hash

albacore tuna tacos |  soy, sesame, salsa fresca, wakame, ginger, wasabi mayo
fish taco | crispy pacific cod, cabbage, chipotle mayo, salsa fresca
 tropical tuna poke |  sushi grade ahi tuna, fresh mango, avocado, ginger mirin soy sauce, pea shoots, wonton crisps
 southwest chicken salad |  southwest spice-rubbed chicken, black beans, corn, fresh tomato salsa, sour cream, guacamole, tortilla strips, crisp romaine, ranchero vinaigrette
 seared rare ahi tuna salad |  kale, mango, edamame, crispy onion & cashews, sesame garlic vinaigrette

next stop.....SEATTLE!


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