Sanafir

Sanafir

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1026 Granville St., Vancouver, British Columbia , Canada

The dining room at this global-fusion restaurant is a stunner: downstairs, 40-foot ceilings soar above booths and tables; upstairs, diners pretend they’re sultans as they lounge on pillows around gauzy-draped tables. Luckily, chef Mark McEwan’s menu, which focuses on dishes from the Silk Route (the trade route that connected Asia, India, and the Mediterranean), is as creative as the ambience. The “tapas trio” is prepared three ways; order beef, for example, and you’ll get a helping of Indian-spiced short rib, oxtail-stuffed Italian cappelletti with black truffle, and Thai-spiced seared tenderloin, all on one plate. (Meat-lovers can also take advantage of seasonal carving stations.) Since the restaurant is set in the middle of Vancouver’s entertainment district, reservations, especially on weekends, are a good idea.

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