Tag: Cocktails

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…

Tasting Visit to The Emerald Supper Club and Cocktail Lounge

The Emerald Supper Club and Cocktail Lounge is known for its deliciously old-school vibe, I finally had a chance to visit this Chinatown lounge/eatery with its quirky ‘60s décor, focus on authentically spirited cocktails and appetizing eats. I enjoyed the…

HEARTHSTONE BREWERY TAP & FORNO

1015 Marine Drive, North Vancouver Tel: (604) 984-1842 Web: http://www.hearthstonebrewery.ca/ Twitter: @hearthstonebeer Advice:Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome. In the heart of North Van, the tap & forno restaurant is located next door to the brewery which opened up a few years…

MANGIA E SCAPPA

23238 Mavis Ave, Fort Langley Tel: 604.888.4104 Web: www.mangiaescappa.com Twitter: @mangiaescappaif Advice: Reservations suggested. Located in a former auto garage, the large dining room seats plenty in this cozy family run Italian food focussed restaurant. Owned by Giulia who’s background…

CINARA

350 West Pender St. Vancouver Tel: 604-428-9694 Web: www.cinara.ca Twitter @cinara350 Advice: Advance reservations suggested. I have been a fan of Chef Lucais Syme’s cooking ever since I fell in love with his La Quercia restaurant which he had previously…

DOLPAN SEOUL BBQ

3779 Sexmith Road, Richmond Tel: (604) 273-9220 Web: http://dolpanbbq.com/ Instagram @dolpanbbq Advice: Takes reservations 4+ people. Open nightly after 4pm. First you need to understand that there are different types of Korean BBQ, once the unknown is known, you’ll note…

SWAD INDIAN KITCHEN

1734 Marine Dr, West Vancouver Tel: (604) 281-4411 Web: http://swadindiankitchen.ca/ Twitter: @SwadVancouver Advice: Reservations suggested. At this elegant abode, Kamal Mroke (owner) greets customers many of which he knows by name; opening over 1-1/2 years ago, many have made repeat…

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…

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