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Diva at the Met Restaurant Review: Gracious and spacious, this longtime, multi-level restaurant in the heart of Vancouver's financial district is as popular with the business community as it is with hotel guests. To begin, enjoy prized BC poached spot prawns (all seafood is sustainable) with gazpacho jelly, heirloom tomatoes and avocado foam, or Angus beef carpaccio. Next might be crispy duck breast with celery root purée, baby turnips and carrots, or a hearty bouillabaisse full of Arctic char, prawns, scallops and saffron-infused potatoes in a tomato and lobster broth. A changing five-course seasonal tasting menu is available ($65 per person, or $100 with wine pairings). Caramelized Stilton cheesecake with a barely sweet rhubarb compote is the signature dessert; it has been a winner on the menu since former pastry chef Thomas Haas created it in the 1990s. Well-chosen wine pairings showcase the best BC bottles and are complemented by niche wines from the U.S., Spain, Italy, France and Australia. The list also offers opportunities to explore a generous by-the-glass selection. Check out the carefully curated array of beer, plus 34 tempting cocktails. Request the Chef’s Table for prime viewing of the action in the open kitchen. Service is smooth and accomplished.