Tag: Cocktails

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…

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…

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