|The open part of the kitchen at Seasons in the Park.|
Seasons in the Park was one of four restaurants belonging to the Sequoia Company of Restaurants, and one of two of theirs located in a Vancouver park (the other being The Teahouse in Stanley Park). On a previous trip, my parents had lunch at Seasons with the grandparents, but I was surprised when they told me they weren't impressed. They did mention, however, that a major function was being held at the restaurant, and therefore likely most of the attention and overall quality was directed to the function and less to the other customers. This time there were no functions jockeying for attention, which hopefully meant the service and food would be a better and truer reflection of this restaurant. With a hilltop location, adjacent botanical gardens and views to downtown Vancouver and the mountains beyond further north, it's quite understandable why this place would be in demand for functions.
|Truffled Mushroom Soup|
|Tuna Salad Niçoise|
Overall I was impressed with what Seasons presented me, and it appears the restaurant restored my parents' confidence in it. I now also appreciate the reputation I've heard of Sequoia's restaurants, and I hope I get the opportunities to try the other places under Sequoia's umbrella. I also don't know how the restaurants are allowed to be located in Vancouver's parks, but, for the time being, it's two for two in terms of quality, and it has me curious about some of the other restaurants that make their homes in public greenspaces..
Name: Seasons in the Park
Address: Cambie St. & W. 33rd Ave. (Queen Elizabeth Park), Vancouver, BC
Price Range: Lunch/Brunch $15-$50; Dinner $15-$65