Bauhaus Restaurant Vancouver specializes in fine modern German cuisine. Located on the corner of 1 W Cordova and Carrall Street, Bauhaus takes over an old historic Gastown bank building. High ceilings, open brick, sexy concrete and modern polishes of black and white marble tables.
Chef Stefan Hartmann, a former owner of the one Michelin starrred Hartmanns Restaurant in Berlin creates a modern German dining experience that is much lighter and fit for the West Coast food scene. Although, traditional heavy one-pot dishes and stews are substituted for lighter fare, popular Schnitzel (deep fried crispy, tenderized veal) and Spatzle (soft egg noodle) are still available a la carte.
It is our first time at Bauhaus for Mealshare's Tonight for Tomorrow. On May 18th, for every dollar spent on dinner at participating restaurants (such as Bauhaus), one dollar will be donated to help grow Mealshare.
Bauhaus Chef's Tasting Menu
- 5 courses for 85
- 6 courses for 95.00
- Wine pairings 70.00 / 80.00
King Crab: fennel gel, crab tartare and powdered quinoa with vanilla and lemon. Crab itself is fresh but requires some salt.
Sturgeon: Perfectly cooked fish with a lean and firm texture. Served with black squid ink, red lentil puree and artichoke to help brighten the earthy profile.
Duck Breast: sous vide duck breast is tender and meaty. The skin is crispy after being seared. Served with lamb jus, black sausage and a play on cauliflower and radish.
Duck Confit: Shreaded duck meat with dandelion puree. Dandelion tastes a lot like parsnip without the bitterness.
Also comes with a Semolina dumpling with foie gras inside. These dumplings are very common in Bavaria, the southern end of Germany.
Buttermilk Mousse: A modern play on a buttermilk parfait. A light, airy and not too sweet. This would be like the 'new panna cotta'. Strawberry sorbet is fresh and carries an intense strawberry flavor. White spruce tree tips gel is a tad bitter. Served with crunch graham crumbles with brown sugar. This was my kind of dessert.
Bauhaus is pricey with appetizers ranging between $16 to $20 and mains averaging $30. The sticker shock alone could be out of reach for many. However, the food is artfully presented and service impeccable. Our server carefully explained our dishes. The restaurant itself was approachable and not pretentious.
Bauhaus is now opened for brunch every Sunday from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm! Lunch fare Monday to Friday 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.
For more details, HERE.
We were invited by Bauhaus Restaurant for a menu tasting.
Cuisine: German, Fine Dining
1 W Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2