Tag: Cocktails

MAK N MING

1629 Yew Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-737-1155 Web: https://www.maknming.com/ Twitter @makNming Advice: Closed Monday. Advance reservations are a must. If you have any allergies, best to notify the restaurant at least a day in advance. With the menu focus as French…

Celebrating Valentine’s Treat a Friend or Lover

Here is a selection of Valentine’s related indulgences being offered at bakeries to chocolatiers, restaurants to a vineyard and beyond! I talked about many of these treats on my radio show on the “Best and the Foodiest” on CKNW 980…

New Cocktails, New Dishes at El Santo

Last week I had the pleasure to partake in a media tasting of the new cocktails and dishes on their Winter Feature Sheet. As this is one of my favourite Mexican restaurants in the city, I was happy to venture to…

BAY MOORINGS RESTAURANT

6330 Bay St, West Vancouver Tel: (604) 921-8184 Web: http://baymooringsrestaurant.com/ Instagram: @bay_moorings Advice: Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome. Located in Horseshoe Bay, specializing in Italian and Westcoast cuisine, the restaurant boasts one of the nicest views in the area from their…

BAO DOWN SNACK BAR

221 Carrall St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 569-2215 Web: http://baodown.net/menu/bao-down-snackbar/ Twitter: @baodownsnackbar Advice:Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome. With their Filipino heritage in mind, and love for their culture, owners Matt and Greg have switched things up a bit for their latest eatery….

FEZ BISTRO CAFÉ

1331 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-4339 Web: http://fezcafe.ca/ Twitter: n/a Instagram @fez_cafe_bistro Advice: Takes reservations as well as walk-ins. With it’s focus on French Algerian cuisine, the room boasts beautiful art and lights and each meal begins with a…

First Taste of Cacao

Notable Chef Jefferson Alvarez originally from Venezuela, has been working in the Executive Chef role at several restaurants around the over the past several years, some of which included Fraiche as well as most recently Secret Location. Over the past…

LA MEZCALERIA

68 East Cordova, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-6447 Web: http://lamezcaleria.ca/ Twitter: @LaMezcaleriaYVR Advice: Takes reservations as well as walk-ins. As the years go by Mexican cuisine and it’s restaurants that have opened in our city have done so with passion along…

Interview with Barry Jackson

Bar Manager | Gotham| Vancouver Barry has been the Bar Manager at Gotham Steakhouse for over 6 years, previously he was the Bar Manager at Umberto’s in Whistler for 4-1/2 years. You can follow Barry on Instagram @baz_jackson How did…

Barry Jackson and his Cocktails

Barry Jackson is the Bar Manager at Gotham in Vancouver. I asked Barry to make a selection of his unique cocktails at Gotham. Up first is the Even Keel Ingredients: Hornitos black barrel Averna amaro lemon juice maple syrup firewater…

BREAKFAST TABLE

1481 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 805-1900 Web: http://www.breakfasttable.ca Twitter @mmmbreakfast604 Advice: No reservations. Open Daily 8am to 3pm. South Granville is one of those neighborhoods that has a good mix of people living and retail shops, what was needed for…

VIJ’S PATIO

3106 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.736.6664 Web: www.vijsrestaurant.ca Twitter:[email protected] Advice: No reservations, located on the roof, seasonal. After eating at Vij’s over the years starting out at their original restaurant on Broadway I have always been enchanted by the wonderful…

JUKE FRIED CHICKEN

182 Keefer Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 336-5853 Web: http://www.jukefriedchicken.com/ Instagram: @jukefriedchicken Advice:No Reservations, take out counter. It’s all about fried chicken and ribs at this one of a kind eatery which is owned by Justin Tisdall, Chef Bryan Satterford and…

CROWBAR

646 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-crow Web:  http://www.crowbareastvan.com/ [email protected]_eastvan Advice: Open daily after 5pm. With it’s focus on creative cocktails and small plates, partners William Johnson and Jeremy Pigeon have created a notable spot in this neighborhood which marries inventive dishes…

KUMA IZAKAYA

1233 Hamilton St, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-1177 Web: http://www.izakayakuma.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Reservations suggested. Open lunch and dinner daily. Specializing in Japanese fusion, this notable Izakaya is run by Chef Hyun Woo Kim who trained at a culinary school in…

NIGHTINGALE

1021 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.695.9500 Web: http://hawknightingale.com/ Twitter @NightingaleRest Advice: Reservations are a must. With it’s focus on Canadian cuisine, Head Chef Phil Scarfone leads the kitchen here at Chef David Hawksworth’s new stunner. The 2 level eatery,…

New Dishes, New Cocktails at Juniper

Visited recently to taste some of Shaun Layton’s new cocktails and Chef Sarah Stewart’s dishes on their Summer menu. 1st cocktail: Villanova cocktail with gin mare, Fever Tree tonic water, orange marmalade, orange bitters, fino, so refreshing and light. 1st…

HOUSE SPECIAL

1269 Hamilton St, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-2939 Web: http://www.housespecial.ca/ Twitter: @housespecialvan Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. With it’s focus on Modern Vietnamese fare, brother and sister, owners Victoria and Patrick Do have added a modern touch to their family recipes….

New Dishes, New Cocktails and Exile Bistro

Visited recently to taste some of the new cocktails and dishes on their Summer menu. 1st cocktail: Emerald Lake Cocktail with Gin, maple, lime, fresh water blue-green algae; unique white froth on top comes from the shaking of the blue-green…

Spring Menu Tasting at El Camino’s

Visited recently to taste some of the new cocktails and dishes on the Latin forcussed spring menu. 1st cocktail: Super refreshing Classic Margharita with El Jimador Blanco Tequila, Cointreau and a salted rim 1st dish: Papas Chorreadas, their version of…

Sabrine Dhaliwal and her Cocktails

Sabrine Dhaliwal is the Bar Manager at Uva in Vancouver. I asked Sabrine to make a selection of her unique cocktails at Uva. Up first is the Matinee Marnier Ingredients: 0.75 oz         Campari 0.75   oz      Grand Marnier 1.00 oz         Orange        …

Interview with Sabrine Dhaliwal

Bartender | UVA| Vancouver Canadian Belvedere Brand Ambassador Sabrine started off her career in the hospitality industry as part of the team that opened Reflections rooftop lounge at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in 2011. From there she ended up working…

NAMMOS ESTIATORIO

3980 Fraser St, Vancouver Tel:(604) 428-6850 Web: http://www.nammos.ca/ Twitter @NammosVan Advice: Reservations suggested. With it’s focus on Greek cuisine, this Fraserhood hotspot is welcoming in both ambiance and delicious food. My friend Justin joined me as we shared multiple dishes…

BACCANO RESTAURANTE

UPDATED 8/10/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1889 W 1st Ave, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-6920 Web: http://www.baccanovancouver.com/ Twitter: @BaccanoVancouve Advice: Takes reservations, walkins welcome. With it’s star patio setting, Executive Chef Zach Steele leads the kitchen where he offers up a creative and flavourful…

CABRITO TAPAS

2270 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-7636 Web: http://www.cabrito.ca/ Twitter: @cabritotapas Advice: Takes reservations for 6+, walkins welcome. Live music on Sunday nights. After a couple of visits to this Spanish tapas abode, I always enjoy Yared Nigussu’s colourful mural which makes…

BIN 941

941 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-683-1246 Web: http://www.bin941.com/ Twitter: @Bin941 Advice: No reservations. This longtime standing eatery was a local haunt of mine years ago when Chef Gord Martin got the ball rolling so to speak on the tapas wagon….

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