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Marriott International

October 27, 2014 15:18 ET

Showcase Emerges as a Showpiece Among Restaurants in Downtown Vancouver

With Sweeping Spaces and New Menus, the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel's Signature Restaurant Is Making Waves

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - Oct 27, 2014) - When the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel unveiled its renovated Showcase restaurant last year, guests discovered how appealing contemporary style rooted in regional traditions can be. Now the Vancouver hotel is outdoing itself once again as it launches a range of new menus and events designed to accommodate everyone from the out-of-town diner, to those hosting private parties.

Blending innovation with classic dishes, the new menus at Showcase inject excitement into the Downtown Vancouver dining scene. Diners can tuck into the Tuna Tataki, whose Ocean Wise albacore tuna is seared and marinated in soy mirin as homage to Vancouver's strong Japanese influence. Or they can choose the restaurant's beloved West Coast Cobb Salad, which includes wild salmon and blue cheese from Vancouver Island. Even the desserts were refreshed with tempting options like the new German Chocolate Mousse Cake featuring layers of light chocolate mousse, rich chocolate cake and coconut ice cream.

While the dishes embrace variety, some things are consistent throughout the menus. There's the restaurant's commitment to using sustainably-sourced seafood, as well as the emphasis on seasonal ingredients. During the fall, guests can savour Pear Crème Brûlée in a nod to the autumn fruit. And regionally informed ingredients, like Salt Spring Island Mussels, lend a contextual richness to the menus.

One of the best days to try this premier restaurant in Downtown Vancouver is on Sunday when bottles of wine are discounted 50% and a special prime-rib dinner is on offer with house-made Yorkshire pudding and seasonal vegetables.

Those looking to host a private party, whether for the holidays or other special occasion, can take advantage of Showcase's stunning semi-private dining room. Unique among Downtown Vancouver hotels, this space can welcome between 12 and 24 guests for a seated meal or up to 36 for a stand-up reception. As guests relax amid the room's stacked stone and warm wood, they can indulge in a selection of the most popular options from Showcase's regular menus. From the Oceanwise seafood to the free-range chicken, every dish features fresh, local and responsibly harvested ingredients. And that's something groups and individuals alike can sink their teeth into.

About the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
Rising high above the vibrant city, the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel elevates the traditional guest experience in every way. Boasting CAA/AAA Four Diamond recognition, the hotel welcomes guests with 438 guest rooms and suites equipped with plush bedding and views of the mountains, city or sea. Such inspiring snapshots encourage guests to get out and shop along Robson Street, stroll through nearby Stanley Park or visit the Vancouver Aquarium, attractions that are all just steps from the hotel. Or, for business travellers, the property's 13 function rooms and 20,000 square feet of meeting space -- including two outdoor venues that accommodate up to 150 people -- promise a productive vacation. No matter how the day is spent, the hotel's award-winning Showcase Restaurant and Bar is the perfect place to gather for international cuisine prepared with local ingredients. Plus the health club, indoor lap pool and sauna extend the opportunity to stay active while on the road. When it comes to this premier property, travelling has indeed reached new heights.

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