Nothing less than an oympic world champion chef would do for the breathtaking space occupied by Five Sails, and indeed, Chef Ernst Dorfler fills the bill.
He and his wife, Gerry Sayers, former catering director at the Pan Pacific Hotel, have created a stunning venue with cuisine to match the jaw dropping vistas that the restaurant affords.
It is rare to find a view restaurant whose food successfully competes, and at times, overshadows the vistas, but Five Sails does so with ease and panache.
You will be warmly and professionally escorted to your table with ample space between diners to afford private conversation and unobstructed view access. While perusing the menu, an ample amuse bouche will tease your palate.
Your only difficulty will be deciding upon items, each more delectable than the next. After choosing from the "Three Course Prix Fixe Menu," the "Chef’s Tasting Menu" or the a la cart selections, you can settle in for a refined dining experience.
Your waiter can propose thoughtfully selected wine pairings or you can choose from the award winning wine list.
The generously portioned plates are artistically presented, showcasing the chef’s personal spin on the classics of his European culinary training. Each item displays finesse and excellent execution with a light yet full flavor profile perfect to highlight the best of western Canadian ingredients.
If you are craving quiet elegance, superb cuisine, impeccable service and stunning views, let Five Sails quench your appetite.
Caramelized Weathervane Scallops
Pink peppercorn glaze w/ coriander, lemon rind & fresh cilantro
Ahi Tuna Tartar
Crispy wonton, avocado & ginger infused sesame oil dressing
1/2 fresh Atlantic lobster, caramelized weathervane scallop & daily fresh catch, lemongrass sauce perfumed w/ coconut glazed baby vegetables
Pepper Smoked Breast of Duck
Pan seared foie gras, poached rhubarb & confit golden potato
gnocchi, port wine sauce
Grand Marnier Souffle
Five Sails Restaurant
Located on R Level Pan Pacific Hotel,
999 Canada Place, Vancouver, B.C.