Casual seafood-focused favourites with bold, delicious flavours. Papi’s Seafood and Oyster Bar replaced Raincity Grill (and formerly Beach Bay Cafe) at Denman Street.
The 2200 sqft space is refreshing, bright and airy. A good match for its playful seafood fare.
To start our 5 Year Anniversary lunch date, we had some fresh oysters: Kusshi (Deep Bay, Vancouver Island), Lucky Lime (New London Bay, PEI), and Raspberry Point (New London Bay, PEI). I liked the meaty and clean flavours from the East Coast!
Octopus Popcorn 17: Smokey and tender grilled octopus with red pepper and smoked paprika popcorn.
Ahi Tuna Ceviche 18: Fresh albacore tuna, cubed and marinated in citrus, corn and pickled shallots makes for a refreshing appetizer that you simply can not get enough of! I wonder if Alessandro would have laughed at (or with me) if I had licked my plate!
Burrata Salad 18: Never would I not order Burrata if it was on the menu. Fresh Burrata with heirloom tomato and basil puree.
Off The Menu: Season’s finest Chantrelle mushroom, Brussel sprouts, heirloom tomatoes with Burrata. The warmth from the mushrooms softens the Burrata making it even more desirable! You have to try this if you are a Burrata lover!
Lobster Brioche 26: Big chunks of meaty lobster with coleslaw, mayo and a housemade light and slightly puffy egg and butter toast. The only thing that could have possibly made this piece better? Fingerling limes and tobiko sprinkled on top! Pops of citrus burst would have completed it!
Remember to ask Alessandro to suggest wine pairings! And say hi to Chef Jefferson Alvarez (he will be there until the end of September!)
What was your favourite dish? Let me know in the comments below or tag me on Instagram @instanomss if you’ve tried this menu. I’d love to see your food photos!~
Papi’s Seafood and Oyster Bar
1193 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2N1
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