La Quercia

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Co-Chefs Lucais Syme and Adam Pegg of La Quercia - Vancouver, Canada

3689 West 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
(604) 676-1007
www.laquercia.ca
Hours: Tues-Sun: 5pm-10pm

Three-year-old chef-owned La Quercia is steeped in tradition. Co-chefs Lucais Syme and Adam Pegg embrace historical culinary details in preparing their elegant Northern Italian cuisine. Take their Sole in Saor, a dish originally designed for long voyages at sea. The chefs sear fish and then lay it to rest for a week under a bed of onions cooked in wine and vinegar; the flavor of the dish intensifies and grows funkier (and tastier) by the day. The cuisine approach and professional waitstaff at La Quercia lean toward fine dining, but house-made pastas and sumptuous meats are served in a small, low-key space. Diners can choose from menu items scribbled on black boards, or for a more spontaneous meal, request to eat alla famiglia for which Syme and Pegg whip up à la minute three-course selections from regional products hanging around the kitchen.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Sole in Saor: Veneto-style Sole and Onions with Salsa Rosa and Salsa Verde
  • Stinging Nettle Agnolotti with Tomato, Leek, and Pernod Purée
  • Piatto di Coniglio (Rabbit Plate): Prosciutto-wrapped Rabbit Loin topped with Hazelnuts; Pan-seared Rabbit Liver with Sage Flour Crust; Braised Rabbit Hind Leg with Glazed Shallots, and White Asparagus

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