Tag: Cocktails

Interview with Thor Paulson

Bartender | L’Abattoir | Vancouver Thor’s bartending career began 3 years ago after he had worked for 4 years in the restaurant industry.  He worked as a bartender at The Teahouse, The Diamond, the Donnelly Group, then The Revel Room,…

Max Borrowman and his Cocktails

Max Borrowman is the Bar Manager at Torafuku in Chinatown. I asked Max to make a selection of his unique cocktails at Torafuku. Up first is the Ipanema Sunset Inspired by Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro. We all need…

Interview with Max Borrowman

Bartender | Torafuku| Vancouver Growing up near the wineries of the Okanagan in a family where food and drink was important helped Max Borrowman develop a fine palate from a young age. He began in the industry as a bar-back…

Satoshi Yonemori and his Cocktails

Satoshi Yonemori is the Bar Manager at Grapes & Soda in South Granville. I asked Satoshi to make a selection of his unique cocktails at Grapes & Soda. Up first is the Apollo A twist of El Diablo cocktail. Fizzy…

BODEGA ON MAIN

1014 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-565-8815 Web: http://www.bodegaonmain.ca/ Twitter @bodegaonmain Advice: Doesn’t take reservations. Walk-ins welcome. Returning to their family roots, Owner, Paul Rivas, along with his Business Manager and sister, Natalie Rivas have created a beautiful abode that incorporates…

Interview with Satoshi Yonemori

Bartender | Grapes & Soda| Vancouver Satoshi came to Vancouver from Kyoto, Japan where he grew up, first time arriving here when he was 16 to learn English for the summer, he then returned again after highschool when he was…

CENTRAL CITY”S RED RACER RESTAURANT

871 Beatty Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-2489 Web: http://centralcitybrewpub.com/red-racer-restaurant-on-beatty-st/ Twitter: @CentralCityPub Advice: Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome. With it’s 40 draught taps offering their own Central City craft beers as well as beer from other BC craft brewers; this brew pub…

THE MACKENZIE ROOM

415 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-253-0705 Web: http://www.themackenzieroom.com/ Twitter: @MackenzieRoom Advice: Takes reservations as well as walk-ins. Located off the beaten track, this new abode run by owners Andrew & Katie Jameson feature chef Sean Reeve running the kitchen and…

ANCORA DINING

1600 Howe Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-1164 Web: http://www.ancoradining.com/ Twitter:[email protected] Advice: Reservations suggested. With it’s spectacular waterfront setting, Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde leads the kitchen where he offers up an exquisite menu of seafood focussed dishes, alongside Sushi Chef Yoshi Tabo….

Cocktail Art at Studio 40

On September 20th, I attended Cocktail Art which was a stylish cocktail party set amongst fourteen tablescapes designed by local and international designers at Studio 40 inside the CBC Studios. With an all-star bar team, led by Absolut Brand Ambassador,…

GRUB

4328 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-8671 Web: http://www.grubonmain.ca/index.html Twitter: [email protected] Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. This latest incarnation of Grub, is foodie heaven. Chef/owner Ling Zheng serves Farm to Table cuisine, and 95% of what is on the menu comes…

BIG TROUBLE

UPDATED 10/25/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 237 Union Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-779-3804 Web: http://www.bigtroubleyvr.com/ Twitter:[email protected] Advice: Advance reservations suggested. Passion and perfection are the best words to describe this gem that features Chef Felix Zhou who leads the small kitchen along…

MISSION

2042 West 4th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604-739-2042 Web: http://missionkits.ca/ Twitter:[email protected] Advice: Reservations suggested. Closed Tuesdays. This is a farm to table, nose to tail, tasting menu oriented spot that is top notch all around. Once you get to know a…

Nathan Jackman and his Cocktails

Nathan Jackman is the Bar Manager at Catch 122 in Gastown. I asked Nathan to make a selection of his unique cocktails at Catch 122. Up first is The 1886 Taking a historical approach to what Vancouver is known for,…

APPLEBACK GRILL

UPDATED 9/30/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 6190 Marine Dr West Vancouver Tel: 604-281-1281 Web: http://gleneaglesclubhouse.com/ Twitter:[email protected]_Grill Advice: Reservations suggested, walkins welcome.  Snag a table on the patio when the weather is good. With a stunning view overlooking the Gleneagles Golf Course…

TORAFUKU

958 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-903-2006 Web: http://torafuku.ca/ Twitter: @torafukuYVR Advice: Closed Mondays. No reservations. Sharing table. Taking Modern Asian to another level, owners, Chef Clement Chan and Chef Steve Kuan who both also own the popular Le Tigre Food…

LIPS RESTO

UPDATED 10/01/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1143 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-999-9191 Web: www.LipsResto.com Twitter:[email protected] Advice: Reservations suggested. Chef/Owner Curtis Demyon’s nickname ‘Lips’, apropos to the name of his restaurant that has added a sense of energy to the Davie street…

STANLEY’S BAR AND GRILL

610 Pipeline Road, Stanley Park, Vancouver Tel: 604.602.3088 Web: http://stanleyparkpavilion.com/stanleys-bar-and-grill/ Twitter: @stanleysgrill Advice: Takes reservations, walkins welcome. Open daily, seasonal hours. Located in the middle of Stanley Park, next to the Stanley Park Pavilion, this is a great spot for lunch…

Interview with Nathan Jackman

Bartender | Catch 122| Vancouver Nathan came to Vancouver from Toronto where he had many years of experience in the hospitality industry as well as background in marketing and administration. He won 3rd place in the Vancouver Foodster Caesar Challenge…

First Taste of Royal Dinette

I had a taste of the food and drink at a preview dinner last night which was an impressive fete orchestrated by notable Chef David Gunawan. His new restaurant offers Downtown Vancouver a true farm-to-table feast for the senses with…

First Taste of Nosh Downtown Vancouver

I toured the new Nosh that opened in Telus Garden in downtown Vancouver, this new dining concept from the Global Group features a one-of-a-kind grab n’ go eatery and pâtisserie. Transitioning from a bakery in the morning, to a salad and panini…

GRAPES AND SODA

1541 W 6th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-2456 Web: http://www.grapesandsoda.ca Twitter: @grapesandsoda Advice: No reservations. Open Wednesday – Sunday. Continuing the journey that Chef David Gunawan and Dara Young started with their next door eatery, The Farmers Apprentice. The progression here…

CHILL WINSTON

3 Alexander Street, Vancouver Tel: 604 288 9575 Web: http://www.chillwinston.com/ Twitter: @chillwinston Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. Turning it up a notch, Chef Derek Bothwell has put a creative spin on the menu; while bartender Matt Hassen has elevated the…

Omakase Dinner at the Raw Bar

I was fortunate to join my friend and fellow writer Lawrence Ferber and friends recently for another Omakase tasting multi-course dinner. Chef Takayuki Omi prepared a selection of dishes as well as his 100% Ocean Wise certified sushi, sashimi and…

WILDTALE COASTAL GRILL

1079 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-9211 Web: http://wildtale.ca/ Twitter: @wildtalevan Advice: Reservations suggested. Coastal ingredients are the focus of this new Yaletown eatery run by co-owners/chefs John Crook and Erik Heck.  The dining room seats 100 inside and 50…

BEACH BAY CAFÉ

1193 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-7337 Web: http://www.beachbaycafe.com/ Twitter: @BeachBayCafe Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. With it’s Westcoast focus you will find a menu featuring the bounty of what BC has to offer with Executive Chef Scott Korzack running the…

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