Tag: Cocktails

THE RISE EATERY

3121 Granville St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-8280 Web: http://theriseeatery.com/ Instagram @theriseeatery Advice: Reservations suggested. With it’s focus on a contemporary mix of Asian fusion cuisine, this beautiful eatery in the South Granville neighborhood is as creative with it’s dishes as…

IZAKAYA GONS

854 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-6404 Web: http://izakaya-gons.com/denman/ Twitter @IZAKAYA_Gons ‏ Instagram:@izakaya_gons Advice: Closed 3-5:30pm between lunch and dinner service daily, open late. With it’s Authentic Japanese izakaya focus this new eatery in the Westend serves up a beautiful…

Chinatown Cocktail Crawl

Last week I took part in a cool tour of 3 lounges in the Chinatown area, presented by the Vancouver Gourmet Club. The evening began at the registration spot outside of the Dr Sun Yut-Sen Garden where all gathered to…

JINYA RAMEN AND BAR

541 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 699-9377 Web: https://jinya-ramenbar.com/ Instagram @jinyaramenbar Advice: No reservations, give your name to the hostess for the lineup. Taking the ramen experience to the next level, this Jinya eatery also features a full bar program…

PIVA RESTAURANT

787 Columbia Street, New Westminster Tel: 604-522-0221 Web: http://pivarestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @PivaRestaurant Instagram: @pivanewwest Advice: Reservations suggested, walkins welcome. With it’s central downtown setting inside the Anvil Centre, Executive Chef Subraaz Abdullah leads the kitchen where he offers up a creative and…

DI BEPPE RESTAURANT

8 West Cordova Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-1122 Web: http://www.dibeppe.com/ Instagram @dibepperestaurant Advice: No reservations, walk-ins welcome, Wed-Sun dinner after 5pm It’s as if you’ve arrived in Italy, vibrant and beautiful, yet you are in Vancouver in the Gastown neighborhood…

KITCHEN BY YUGO

792 Denman St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 623-2777 Web: http://restaurantyugo.com/ Twitter: @RestaurantYugo Instagram: @restaurantyugo Advice: Walk-ins welcome, reservations suggested. With it’s focus on Japanese French fusion cuisine, the chefs have created a wonderful menu featuring a selection of appetizers, nigiri and larger…

1927 LOBBY LOUNGE

801 W. Georgia, Vancouver Tel: (604) 682-5566 Web: https://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/hotel-georgia-vancouver/dining/1927-lobby-lounge Twitter:@RWHotelGeorgia Advice: Walkins Welcome, on the 2nd floor, entrance from the lobby. An elegant lounge inside the Rosewood Hotel Georgia features a selection of tasty plates from Executive Head Chef Harold Lemos and…

ATLAS STEAK & FISH

4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby Tel: (604) 453-0776 Web: http://atlassteakandfish.com/menus/burnaby/ Instagram @atlasburnaby Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. With it’s focus on steak and fish, this modern restaurant inside the Delta Burnaby Hotel is where Chef James Thomson leads the kitchen and…

CHICKPEA

4298 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-0602 Web: http://ilovechickpea.ca/ Twitter @ILoveChickpea Instagram @ilovechickpea Advice: Walkins welcome. With it’s focus on Middle Eastern cuisine that is 100% plant based, owners Rotem Tal and Itamar Shani have created a great vibe at…

ITALIAN KITCHEN

860 Burrard Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 687-2858 Web: http://www.glowbalgroup.com/italiankitchen/ Twitter: @Glowbal_Group Instagram: @ikbyglowbal Advice: Reservations suggested, walkins welcome. Taking it up a notch, Italian Kitchen had recently relocated from their Alberni street digs, and reinvented themselves in an almost 2.0…

SPADE

1858 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-4092 Web: http://www.spadecoffee.ca/ Instagram @spadevancouver Advice: Coffee bar by day and small plates/cocktails/wine bar by night With years of experience in the coffee industry, owner Sammy Piccolo knows a thing or two about precision and…

BOTANIST

1038 Canada Place (2nd floor), Vancouver Tel: 604-695-5500 Web: www.botanistrestaurant.com Twitter: @botanistdining Instagram: @botanistdining Advice: Advance reservations suggested. With it’s focus on Mediterranean-inspired cooking, Mexican-born chef Hector Laguna has done an astonishing job creating a wonderful menu of dishes for…

AFGHAN KITCHEN

Unit 115, 16120 24 Avenue, Surrey Tel: (604) 727-0070 Web: https://aksurrey.com/ Instagram: @aksurrey Advice:  Reservations suggested, live belly dancing on Friday & Saturday nights. Closed Mondays. With it’s focus on Afghan cuisine, the owners have created a beautiful decorated room…

HONEY SALT

39 Smithe Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-370-8200 Web: http://honeysalt.ca/ Twitter: @honeysaltvan Instagram: @honeysaltvancouver Advice: Reservations suggested, walkins welcome, open daily. On the first floor of Parq Vancouver. With it’s focus on celebrating the best of what British Columbia has to offer with…

1886 RESTAURANT

39 Smithe Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-370-8500 Web: http://www.parqvancouver.com/restaurants/1886-2/ Instagram: @1886vancouver Advice: Reservations suggested. Open daily. On the third floor of Parq Vancouver. With it’s focus on Fine Dining Chinese cuisine, this new restaurant is named after the year Chinatown emerged…

THE ELLIS

2204 York Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-2456 Web: http://www.theellis.ca/ Instagram @theelliskits Advice: Closed Mondays. Reservations suggested, walkins welcome. With it’s focus on upscale pub food, the nautical themed restaurant close to Kitsilano Beach is a comfortable spot to enjoy some delicious…

WHISKEY SIX BBQ

862 Renfrew Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-428-4050 Web: http://www.whiskeysixbbq.com/ Twitter: @whiskeysixbbq Instagram @whiskeysixbbq Advice: No reservations, closed Monday and Tuesday. With a focus on the West Coast-style BBQ, owner Marc Wicks and Chef Josh McWilliams make most of what they serve…

LUCHA VERDE

1326 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 669-8620 Web: https://www.luchaverde.com/ Instagram @luchaverdeyvr Advice: No reservations, closed Mondays. Focussing on Mexican eats made with healthy ingredients with vegetarians in mind, this recent newcomer has become a popular eatery in the heart of…

THE PAWN SHOP YVR

1117 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-687-7474 Web: http://thepawnshopyvr.com Twitter: @PawnShopYVR Instagram: ThePawnShop YVR Advice: Table service. It’s all about tacos and more at this happening spot in the heart of the entertainment district. Whether it’s lunchtime, happy hour or night-time, tasty…

First Taste of Chickpea: the Restaurant

Owners Rotem Tal and Itamar Shani successfully launched their Chickpea foodtruck over a year ago which took the city by storm, they have now expanded their offerings with their new 100% plant based restaurant located on Main Street. Here they…

ROYS INDIAN RESTAURANT

#200 – 1179 56 Street, Tsawwassen Tel: (604) 948-7697 Web: http://www.roysindian.com/ Twitter: @RoysIndian Instagram @roysindian Advice: Reservations suggested. Take-out is available if you come in and place your order. I would almost consider this a hideway, yet this is a…

H2 ROTISSERIE

1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 691-6966 Web: http://h2restaurant.com/ Twitter: @H2restaurant Instagram @h2restaurant Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. With it’s focus on upscale comfort food, this recently opened eatery inside the Westin Bayshore features a full-on Rotisserie chicken front centre,…

Sergio Grandolfo and his Cocktails

Sergio Grandolfo is the Bar Manager at Cacao in Vancouver. I asked Sergio to make a selection of his unique cocktails at Cacao. Up first is the vegan Pisco Sour Inspired by the classic South American drink, the classic recipe uses…

Interview with Sergio Grandolfo

Bartender | Cacao | Vancouver Originally from Milan, Italy, Sergio started out with a career in music which included his studies at Stylus College of Music & Sound as well as Università degli Studi di Milano; he was also experienced…

FAYUCA

1009 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 689-8523 Web: https://www.fayuca.ca/ Twitter: @fayucaville Instagram: @fayucaville Advice: Reservations suggested, walkins welcome. With it’s focus on Mexican flavours and the Northern Pacific, Co-owners Chef Ernesto Gomez and Mexican-based chef Jair Tellez have a created…

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