Dine Out Vancouver 2008 – Bacchus Restaurant


Bacchus Restaurant is located inside one of the most romantic hotels in all of Vancouver. The Wedgewood Hotel is the leading intimate Vancouver boutique hotel. The hotel have some really nice penthouse suites that offer large private garden terraces & balconies with gorgeous views of the gardens and waterfalls of Robson Square.

The Wedgewood has an equally romantic restaurant to match their hotel. Bacchus Restaurant’s attention to detail is immediately apparent. You are instantly surrounded by luxury, with richly upholstered furniture, warm, dark wood, and light fixtures imported from Venice personally by owner Eleni Skalbania. A large canvas depicting Bacchus himself, Greek god of wine and revelry, presides over the room.

Those wishing to experience more than just a Dine Out Vancouver dinner can opt for the Wedgewood hotel and dinner package, which includes a complimentary box of Chocolates Truffles upon arrival and dinner for two in Bacchus Restaurant. Finish off the evening with turn-down service including bottled water and freshly baked cookies and start the next day with continental buffet breakfast for two in Bacchus the next morning. Pricing range from $310 to $410 depending on the room. We just went for dinner.

Bibb Lettuce Salad


We started with a salad of bibb lettuce and shaved fennel, grain mustard and soft herbs. It was light and refreshing but didn’t blow me away like the salad from the Elixir Restaurant.

Smoked Salmon with Soused Cucumber


Rillette of BC spring and smoked salmon with soused cucumber and bread. I really like the presentation of this dish. The chef must have had one sharp knife to cut that fish up.

Filet of Spring Salmon


This was Sarah’s main course. BC spring salmon with salted halibut Yukon potato croquette, manila clams and soft herb cream. She found it too salty and told our server. He immediately removed the dish and had a new one prepared. The replacement was much better but still a bit on the salty side.

Slow Braised Beef Short Rib


My main course was the slow braised Alberta beef short rib with creamed potato and red wine jus. I like the dish but again, it didn’t have the same wow factor as the short rib from Elixir.

Chocolate Mint Creme Brulee


This is the first chocolate mint creme brulee where I tasted the mint. With other brulees, the chocolate overpowers the mint flavor. It was very good and the cookie was a nice touch.

Cheese Tasting


The cheeses from left to right are Poplar Grove Tiger Blue. 3 year old aged Quebec Cheddar and Little Qualicum Brie. I was actually surprised by the amount of cheese we got for $15.00. We couldn’t finish and packed it home in a very stylist Bacchus doggie bag.


Dinner for two at Bacchus came to $150 with tax, tips, drink and valet parking. The valet was very nice to us. Instead of putting the car in the lot, he displayed our car in front of the hotel. That saved us from having to wait for the car after dinner was over.

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