After a late afternoon walk while in Grandville Island Vancouver, I took the water taxi and headed for Yaletown for a quick bite. Since it was too early for dinner, I opted for cocktails and tried George Lounge along Hamilton Street.
George's interior is trendy and cozy - from the huge, intricate blown glass chandelier above the onyx bar to the red velvet and black leather chairs. The heated and covered patio where I decided to take my cocktails was also comfortable and perfect for people watching (my favorite past time when traveling alone).
They have a good selection of cocktails but since I am watching my caloric intake for the past 2 months, I settled for a glass of refreshing Pinot Grigio. Then ordered two appetizers from George's :From the Kitchen" menu - Beet and Goats Cheese Salad and Dungeness Crab Cake.
The salad was perfect - beets are roasted and lightly pickled - its sweetness was a perfect contrast to the salty goat cheese. The lemon vanilla vinaigrette was subtle yet noticeable in the palate. The surprising ingredient was the sweet and tangy pomelo - a nice touch to the perfect salad. The crab cake was just OK. It was a bit dry for my liking. However, I loved the rouille and pickled fennel that were served with the dish.
1137 Hamilton St.