House of Switzerland Opening at the Olympics

This afternoon I attended the grand opening of House of Switzerland for the 2010 Winter Olympics on Granville Island in Vancouver. The House of Switzerland is the official Swiss guest centre at the Olympic Games. It has been set-up and…

Meet Restaurant Designer Ryan Murfitt

We all know that Vancouver has some of the best restaurants per capita of anywhere in North America, these restaurants have such wonderful food because of their passionate chefs. One thing that people often remember is the ambience and feel…

COBRE

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 52 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-669-2396 Web: http://cobrerestaurant.com/ Twitter: @cobrerestaurant Advice: Bring a friend along to share dishes. Love the warmth and decor of the room that was designed by Ryan Murfitt, with the rounded…

Celebrate Year of the Tiger at Wild Rice

Wild Rice has been offering a special Chinese New Year menu since they opened over 9 years ago and each year they have created wonderful menus. This year they will be celebrating the Year of the Tiger and they have…

Valentine’s Day Treats

Speciality Cupcakes Now through to Valentine’s Day, Tracycakes will be preparing freshly made Valentine’s Day cupcakes daily in a variety of flavours like For My Valentine, Hot Lips, Neopolitan, Girlicious and A Moment On Your Lips. All cupcakes are available…

2010 Mixlympic Games at George on Feb 21

On Your Mark, Get Set….Mix! George Ultra Lounge Celebrates the 2010 Mixlympic Games Sunday, February 21 – 12:00 pm George Ultra Lounge, 1137 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Yaletown’s George Ultra Lounge is getting into the spirit of 2010 by inviting some…

A Taste of Atlantic Canada during Olympics

Backstage Lounge, Granville Island Daily Food Sampling -11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. We couldn’t show you the East Coast hospitality we’re famous for without food-and lots of it! Atlantic Canada House is pleased to offer complimentary food sampling, prepared…

House of Switzerland at the Olympic Games in Vancouver

The XXI Winter Olympic Games will take place from 12 – 28 February 2010 in Canada’s Vancouver and Whistler. The House of Switzerland will be represented twice this time. The unique Swiss guest centres will be set up in the…

MIKU RESTAURANT

2-1055 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-3900 Web: www.mikurestaurant.com Twitter: @MikuRestaurant Advice: Go with a friend or two and be adventurous and share some dishes. I finally visited Miku and I went for lunch with my friend Avelino who works as a…

Afternoon Tea at 900 West Lounge

Afternoon Tea is an art and should be an extraordinary experience one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for you to indulge in an Afternoon Tea experience. Each of the places is unique in what they offer…

An Indian Tasting Dinner at Jolly’s

I dined with a group of media friends recently at Jolly’s, a wonderful restaurant in Kitsilano that is a purveyor of fine Indian cuisine. Although we had a select menu, we were often surprised to see more and more dishes…

Drinking Vancouver Launch Party

The Alibi Room was the location for the book launch party that I attended on January 28. The location was fitting, since the book is about places to drink in Vancouver and the Alibi reigns supreme.  Drinking Vancouver was written…

Sumac Ridge Wine Tasting Feb 5 & 6

CELEBRATE CANADIAN SUCCESS! When: Friday, February 5: 4pm – 7pm Saturday, February 6: 2pm – 5pm Where: Location: BC Liquor Store in Park Royal North 570 Park Royal North, West Vancouver What: Join the Great Estates of the Okanagan team…

DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT

1253 Johnston Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-7070 Web: http://www.docksidebrewing.com Advice: Make a reservation thru Open Table. If someone in your party is celebrating a birthday tell the Manager not the server. My family and I had dinner recently and were delighted…

Opus Hotel Brims with Olympic Spirit

Figure skater, hockey player or snowboarder? OPUS Bar’s innovative, hand-crafted cocktail menu allows guests to choose a cocktail to match their room or alter-ego, one of the five fictional muses behind the hotel’s décor schemes. The names of the lifestyle…

Year of the Tiger Brunch Feb 14 at Cafe Pacifica

Bring in the Year of the Tiger over gourmet brunch with the entire family: Five spice barbeque pig * roast prime striploin of beef * sushi * wok fried snapper * Han Chinese dumplings * Manchurian congee bar * seafood…

Valentine’s Dinner Feb 13 at Café Pacifica

Join us for a romantic Valentine’s eve, featuring live Opera music, a serenading violinist, a sumptuous buffet dinner with made-to-order pasta bar and stunning harbour views. 6pm – 9pm Antipasti * roast lamb and pork * Calabrian seafood cioppino *…

Ocean Wise Mystery Tour

I was invited to take part in the amazing Ocean Wise Mystery Tour on January 21st , a unique event to celebrate 5 years of the Ocean Wise program. The event was kicked off with a champagne reception at the…

Gastown: Eat and Drink during 2010 Olympics

For locals and visitors alike eating in Vancouver during the Olympics and Para-Olympics will have it’s challenges. Obviously being downtown or close to any of the Olympic venues will see lots of people and most of the restaurants, bars, lounges…

Taste the Olympic Spirit at YEW

YEW restaurant + bar is celebrating the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games with some fresh and fun new dishes and drinks. Last week I was an invited to YEW for an Olympic Samper Tasting and tasting I did, try some…

Commercial Drive: Eat and Drink during 2010 Olympics

For locals and visitors alike eating in Vancouver during the Olympics and Para-Olympics will have it’s challenges. Obviously being downtown or close to any of the Olympic venues will see lots of people and most of the restaurants, bars, lounges…

HAPA IZAKAYA

1193 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-4272 Web:  http://www.hapaizakaya.com/ Twitter: @hapaizakaya Advice: Be adventurous and take your servers recommendations. When you enter the staff will all yell “Irasshaimase” don’t be worried it means “come in”! Izakaya is popular in Vancouver and…

CAFÉ BARCELONA

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1049 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-909-2223 Web: http://www.cafebarcelona.ca/ Advice: Bring a long a friend or two to share the tapas. Call ahead for reservations and to find out which nights they have live music. I…

Afternoon Tea at Bacchus Lounge

Afternoon Tea is an art and should be an extraordinary experience one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for you to indulge in an Afternoon Tea experience. Each of the places is unique in what they offer…

Point Grey: Eat and Drink during 2010 Olympics

For locals and visitors alike eating in Vancouver during the Olympics and Para-Olympics will have it’s challenges. Obviously being downtown or close to any of the Olympic venues will see lots of people and most of the restaurants, bars, lounges…

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