Dine Out Vancouver 2012 – Fleuri @ Sutton Place Hotel

Sunday, January 29th, 2012 :: 1:28 pm

Fleuri Restaurant – 845 Burrard St, Vancouver – January 23, 7:30pm
Price per person: $28

I’ve heard good things about Fleuri during dine out for its desserts, so we tried it out for my first DOV 2012 experience. It was a Monday evening so the place wasn’t too busy.

I had the tomato chowder to start, the clam flavour was pretty strong in the soup, although I had wished there were more actual clams. Tasted like a minestrone vegetable soup. As far as the entree goes, the braised beef texture was pretty tender, although it reminded me of beef brisket in Chinese cuisine. I also had a taste of the Buttermilk Chicken, it was kind of disappointing since the meat was on the dry side. For dessert, it was sort of a butterscotch flavoured crisp with gelato on the side – we said it reminded us of a snack in Taiwan, haha. The food was good but not quite up to expectations, and there was quite a long wait between the dishes coming out.

Below is my selection:
Appetizer: BC Clam and Tomato Chowder, vegetables, tarragon essence, crab fritter
Entrée: 24-Hour Braised Beef Flat Iron, root vegetables, tiroler bacon jus, onion horseradish
Dessert: Butterscotch, Vanilla Chamomile Gelato and Passion Fruit Coup

Overall I give it a 6.5.

Fleuri Dine Out Menu

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Fleuri Dine Out Menu

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Fleuri Dine Out

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Fleuri Dine Out Bread

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BC Clam and Tomato Chowder

BC Clam and Tomato Chowder

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Buttermilk Chicken Sous Vide and Shiitake Mushrooms

Buttermilk Chicken

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24-Hour Braised Beef Flat Iron

24-Hour Braised Beef Flat Iron

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Butterscotch, Vanilla Chamomile Gelato and Passion Fruit Coup

Butterscotch Crisp

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Birthday present!

Birthday Present

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2 Responses to “Dine Out Vancouver 2012 – Fleuri @ Sutton Place Hotel”

  1. tetleytee Says:

    I went to Fleuri as well for Dine Out 2012 and really enjoyed their dessert buffet. It was an additional $10, but I thought it was well worth it (it also included fresh-made crepes!). I had the Seafood & Shellfish Pot au Feu, and I thought it was fantastic. Next time you go, try the dessert buffet! :)

  2. a70 Says:

    Really?? This was part of Dine Out 2012 and not 2011? I’ve heard about the dessert buffet as well but I don’t recall seeing it on the menu this year… and don’t remember seeing the buffet table there either. Though I think that if it’s a key component to their DOV experience, they should include it, and have it as a $38 menu.

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