Shop The Neighbourhood: Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio
As we head into the holiday season, the Yellow Pages’ Shop The Neighbourhood is encouraging people to shop and support local businesses, which are the backbone of our community.
Shop The Neighbourhood is a national local shopping campaign that celebrates small businesses. Since 2013, more than 12,500 small businesses across Canada participated. The program has brought in over $155 million in revenue to the Canadian economy. By keeping our dollars within the community, it build jobs and helps your neighbourhood grow and thrive. A recent study suggest that every $100 spent locally generates $45 of secondary local spending.
Since opening in September 2015, Ancora is quickly becoming one of my top seafood restaurants in the city. Located along the False Creek seawall, Anocora is a sleek, modern fine dining space with a stunning view of the waterfront. Ancora’s contemporary design is a mix of soft blues, sand-inspired neutrals and light woods.
Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde dishes up West Coast cuisine with a Peruvian and Japanese flare. The menu is built on locally sourced ingredients and sustainable seafood. Sushi Chef Yoshi Tabo heads the restaurant’s crudo bar.
I highly recommend the Haida Gwaii Pan Seared Halibut with rice paella, Peruvian corn, baby squid, chorizo, shrimp broccolini, bell pepper, and pimento emulsion as well as the Aji Panca Glazed Sablefish with yam and oregano pavé, roasted fennel, wakame chimichurri, and ocopa sauce.
It’s also great venue to host parties. The private room can seat up to 24 and the mezzanine level hosts dinner for 38 and stand-up receptions for 60. The semi-private main dining room can seat 55 for dinner and 150 – 160 for a stand-up reception.
For more information on Yellow Pages’ Shop The Neighbourhood campaign visit www.shoptheneighbourhood.yp.ca, or show your support for #shopthehood by following thier Twitter (@yellow_pages), Facebook (@YellowPagesCa) and Instagram (@yellowpages_ca) channels.