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Event Menus: Plated Dinner

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A Wide Variety Of
Menu Items

Our culinary team has prepared a wide variety of plated dinner menus for every taste and occasion. We are happy to create a custom menu tailored towards your event. Our goal is to offer a dining experience as exceptional as the Aquarium itself. Please select from our menu choice or discuss your selection with one of our Event Planners. Our planning professionals strive to meet each individual needs.

Please note menus are seasonal and subject to change. Please confirm exact menu items with your Event Planner. Plated dinners are priced for a minimum of 50 guests or a surcharge of $7.00 per person will apply. 

Download our Plated Dinner Menu.

All prices are per person and subject to applicable taxes and gratuities. Price may be changed without notice.


Contact Us

Phone: 604-659-3456

Email: cateringandevents@vanaqua.org

Plated Dinners

Dinner includes one appetizer, one entrée and one dessert with artisan rolls, freshly brewed organic and fair trade coffee and selection of teas.

Note that the appetizer, accompaniment and dessert selection must be the same for all guests.

Additional entrée choices are possible; please ask your event planner for details as additional fees may apply.

Appetizer Options

Ocean wise tuna tataki
Seared albacore tuna on a bed of mixed greens, shredded daikon with citrus ponzu sauce

Ocean wise crab cakes
Dungeness crab cakes lightly breaded and seared served on fresh artisan green with housemade chipotle aioli

Smoked salmon antipasto
Ocean wise Smoked salmon served with creamy herb cream cheese, pickled onions, capers and crostini

Traditional Caesar salad
Crispy romaine hearts housemade dressing with fresh shaved parmesan cheese and herbed croutons

Artisan mixed greens
Fresh artisan mixed greens served with housemade balsamic dressing and crispy crostini

Grilled Portabella spinach salad
Misty Mountain portabella mushrooms, roasted red pepper, capriny goat cheese with our house made balsamic dressing

Tomato rocket panzanella salad (seasonal)
Sliced tomato, arugula, red onion, baby bocconcini and herbed croutons with housemade vinaigrette

Tomato basil soup
Puree of roasted tomato with basil infused

Main Course Options

Hunter’s chicken  per person - $57.00
Grilled chicken breast, topped with assorted wild mushrooms and stewed tomatoes

Honey glazed salmon  per person - $57.00
Ocean Wise salmon with honey Dijon glaze

Braised beef short ribs  per person - $60.00
Slow cooked short ribs in rich red wine sauce

Herbed pork chop  per person - $60.00
Seasoned and herbed grilled pork chop with braised apple with sweet purple cabbage

Halibut with coconut curry buerre blanc   per person - MARKET PRICE
Ocean Wise halibut with a hint of coconut and curry

Pistachio halibut  per person - MARKET PRICE
Ocean Wise halibut crusted in pistachios

Beef tenderloin   per person - $65.00
Grilled to medium rare with red wine demi glace sauce

Braised lamb shank   per person - $65.00
Slow cooked lamb with rich red wine and leeks

Rack of lamb (3 pc/person)  per person - $65.00
Rubbed in rosemary and garlic grilled to medium rare with red wine jus

Vegan  per person - $53.00
Polenta served with a medley of seasonal vegetables in a rich red pepper tomato sauce

Accompaniments

(choice of one for all entree selections)

  • Roast garlic mashed potatoes
  • Yam mashed potatoes
  • Roasted potatoes
  • Wild Mushroom rice
  • Jasmine rice

Dessert

  • Vanilla panna cotta fresh fruit compote (G)
  • Classic vanilla crème brule (G)
  • Seasonal crème brule (G)
  • Tiramisu
  • Fruit Crumble - peach or berry
  • Pies - apple, apple rhubarb, or blueberry

 

(G) – Gluten Free

 
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