Monday, May 21, 2018
Thinking of somewhere different to enjoy a great dining experience? Would you think of Cloverdale, better known for its rodeo than it's restaurants? Think again, it has two very unique sister restaurants.
Cloverdale is a town centre and historic town of Surrey, British Columbia, located in the eastern portion of the city just west of the city of Langley, a suburb east of Vancouver.
The two restaurants the Vault and the Hawthorne are both located on 176th street, they are owned by the same people. This evening Ken, Jane, my wife Barbara and I decided to dine at the Vault. The name comes from the fact that it was once a bank and of course has a vault. Larger groups can reserve a table in the vault.
The Vault is an inviting eatery with a retro vibe, offering American classics with a multicultural spin & martinis. The menu is not extensive but does offer a nice selection of appetizers, salads, pasta dishes, meats and seafood.
From a previous visit, I knew exactly what I was going to have; the Ale Braised Beef Short Rib. The house most desired dish! Ken joined me in his selection. Jane went with the Grilled Chicken and Brie Fettuccini. Barbara had the Flatiron Steak.
The wine menu is not extensive but does offer a nice range of fine wines with few notable BC selections. For a change, I selected something different and went with a Napa Valley wine, Pepperwood Cabernet Sauvignon an excellent choice.
The Braised Beef Short Rib lived up to their reputation absolutely tender and delicious. The ladies were also pleased with their selections.
The hospitality and service were Five Star. We had a most charming server. We came with a coupon for the Hawthorne which was honoured by the Vault. Wow, Thank you!
We topped the evening off with dessert a raspberry cheesecake for Jane and Ken. Barbara and I had the Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie!
Yes you can put Cloverdale on your radar for fine dining.