July 6, 2017

FEAST | The Rise Eatery x Opening x South Granville

The Rise Eatery | South Granville, Vancouver
The Routine ramen poutine (with fries, cheese curds, miso gravy, Kewpie mayo, and furikake)
Fairview Slopes—(July 4, 2017) The Rise Eatery is South Granville's newest and latest globally-influenced restaurant with culinary influences from Argentina to Korea and Germany. The modern sixty-seat bistro opened recently with a focus on elevated dining and sharing plates (think Torafuku meets Heritage Asian Eatery).

The Rise Eatery | South Granville, Vancouver
Rain City Ricky cocktail (with gin, cucumber, mint, lime, lemongrass, and soda)
Started by the husband-and-wife team of Dan Leung and Wanda Lai, alongside their combined two decades plus of culinary experience, the restaurant specializes in international-themed dishes that both try to reflect and celebrate the cultural diversity of Vancouver while drawing from cuisines from Asia to Europe and the Americas.

The Rise Eatery | South Granville, Vancouver
Steak Your Claim grilled 8oz. rib eye steak (with chimichurri, Kennebec fries, shishitō peppers, and balsamic demi glaze)
From Executive Chef Dan Leung, the gastronomic mind behind Danz Gourmet catering, he finds the challenge in blending different distinct tastes to produce meals that are aim to be unconventional yet relatable.

The Rise Eatery | South Granville, Vancouver
Newly Fashioned cocktail (with beet ice, orange bourbon, thyme, and bitters)
Keeping with their intercontinental theme, the bar aims to shake things up with six original cocktails on the bar menu with their own twists on classic drinks.

The Rise Eatery | South Granville, Vancouver
Heart Attack Rice (with schmaltz stir fried rice pilaf, chicken confit, and an egg)
Live-edge tables and indigo hues of Rise's signature colourscape give off a relaxed vibe while sculptural copper accents suggest an elevated level of sophistication. The presentation is topnotch, but perhaps, there's a little too much focus on appearances (including Instagram-friendly plating).

The Rise Eatery | South Granville, Vancouver
Shio Koji salted rice malt roasted chicken thighs (with Japanese potato salad)
Rise has debuted with an ambitious menu of internationally influenced global flavours. However, they might have bitten off much more than they can chew.

The Rise Eatery | South Granville, Vancouver

A full tasting of their initial menu of offerings revealed a disappointing lack of focus and any remarkable or standout tastes where the simplest dishes were consistently the better ones despite some offbeat use of ingredients. While early, they still have a long way to go in refining their cuisine and improving things so far.

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