June 15th, 2012
Pack ‘Em In
Good things come in small packages.
Sardine Can takes this to heart in more ways than one. Gastown’s newest hot spot is also the neighbourhood’s smallest, seating about twenty. The menu itself is small bites, focusing on traditional Spanish flavours. Tomato and Manchego Toasts ($5), a play on the popular Catalan appetizer, is an ideal snack when accompanied by a glass of Spanish wine to kick off the meal. Among the seafood options is the Octopus, Potato and Chorizo Stew ($10), a hearty delight. Save room for the Chocolate Terrine ($5.50), a fascinating combination of chocolate, chili, olive oil, and sea salt, served with toast. Just like the proprietors’ other ventures, La Buca and Pied-à-Terre, Sardine Can is a tiny neighbourhood gem. —Anya Georgijevic
Receive 10 per cent off your bill if you pay in cash. Sardine Can, 26 Powell St., Vancouver, 604-588-1350, www.thesardinecan.ca