If you're a true Vancouverite, then you're also a true seafood fanatic. Whether it's sushi, sashimi, crab or lobster, you've got a soft spot for all the different delicacies that come from under the sea.
Not only do you love seafood, you most likely enjoy fine dining too. But I mean, who doesn't? Who doesn't want to nosh on a juicy lobster tail dipped in melted butter as their sommelier serves them a glass of Montrachet Chardonnay?
Bringing your two favourite aspects of dining together is the new, highly-anticipated fine dining restaurant Coquille. Located on the city's historic streets of Gastown, this elegant and romantic restaurant has finally opened their doors today and foodie fanatics couldn't be more excited.
This 4,100 sq. ft. fine seafood restaurant is the latest project of notable local chefs Lee Cooper and Jack Chen, owner and head chefs of L'Abattoir, along with their partner Nin Rai of Truffles Fine Foods.
While they call themselves a "modern spin on a classic fish house concept", it seems as though it is only a humble description of what they are. Coquille will feature some of BC's finest seafood offerings complemented by an extensive drink list of craft beer, handmade cocktails, as well as BC and international fine wines. They even offer Happy Hour daily from 3 PM to 6 PM.
Not only does their menu scream romance (ahem, oysters are an aphrodisiac you know), so does the luxurious space. The open-concept dining room features a stunning nautical theme throughout, and my favourite part, the intimate round booth tables dripping in velvet red.
So if you have yet to make last minute Valentine's Day plans, it's time to make your move! They currently still have limited tables available for the day of love.
Coquille is located at 181 Carrall St. Open daily 11:30 AM to late.