Tag: Cocktails

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…

BLACKTAIL

UPDATED 4/2/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 200–322 Water Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-669 -0249 Web: http://www.blacktail.ca/ Twitter: @BlacktailVan Advice: Reservations suggested. With it’s evolution from the former Blacktail Florist to Blacktail, this culinary destination is now driven by the ever so creative…

LITTLE MEXICO CANTINA

#150 – 3131 Chatham St., Richmond Tel: 604-272-5123 Web: http://www.littlemexicocantina.com/index.html Twitter: @LMCSteveston Advice: Reservations suggested. After almost 20 years, the restaurant changed hands last summer and is now run by passionate owner, Carol Janeczko with Chef Roberto Lopez Lara running the…

BAUHAUS RESTAURANT

1 West Cordova Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-974-1147 Web: http://bauhaus-restaurant.com/ Twitter: @BauhausRest Advice: Advance reservations a must. With it’s contemporary German focus, the kitchen is run by Michelin star Chef Stefan Hartmann who came from Berlin, he is not only a perfectionist…

VANCOUVER FISH COMPANY

1517 Anderson Street, Vancouver Tel: (604 559 3474 Web: http://www.vanfish.com/ Twitter: @VanFishCo Advice: Reservations suggested, try to snag a spot on the patio. With it’s seafood focus and beautiful location overlooking the marina in False Creek, Chef John McManus has…

THE GREEK BY ANATOLI

1043 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 985 9853 Web: http://thegreekbyanatoli.com/ Twitter: @TheGreekYT Advice: Open daily for lunch and dinner. Taking Greek cuisine to another level. brothers Alexi and Iani Makris and their friend Daniel Bergman, have created a room that’s filled…

MALT & MARROW

UPDATED 4/15/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1269 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-6678 Web: http://www.maltandmarrow.com/ Twitter @MaltandMarrow Advice: Takes reservations. With it’s refined gastro lounge feel, Chef Kai Leitner has created a wonderful menu of intriguing dishes that are euro inspired…

BLACK RICE IZAKAYA

782 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel:  (778) 379-0416 Web: http://www.blackrice.ca/ Twitter: @BR_Izakaya Advice: Reservations suggested. Specializing in Japanese Izakaya you will find a menu that is filled with sashimi, sushi, nigiri, small cold and hot plates, tapas and Kushi-Yaki. I visited for…

BIG ROCK URBAN EATERY

310 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-708-8311 Web: http://bigrockurban.com/ Twitter @BRUeateryYVR Advice: Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome. Located on the Western edge of Olympic Village, close to the Canada-line station, it’s a large brewpub dining hall with seating for 160 and…

Interview with Tarquin Melnyk

Bartender | Bambudda Gastown | Vancouver Tarquin had been working in a hospital doing recreation therapy for many years. In 2006 he made a life change to be a server in an upscale diner in Edmonton. He yearned to learn…

Tarquin Melnyk and his Cocktails

Tarquin Melnyk is the Bar Manager at Bambudda in Gastown. I asked Tarquin to make a selection of his unique cocktails at Bambudda. Up first is the New Gwei-Lo New Gwei-Lo This drink is pineapple preserved three ways and was…

SAI WOO

160 East Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-1117 Web: http://www.saiwoo.ca/ Twitter: @doyousaiwoo Advice: Reservations suggested. With a nod to the history of its 1930’s predecessor, Sai Woo Chop Suey, occupied the same footprint, and the contemporary version is poised to become…

PATRON TACOS & CANTINA

265 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-3368 Web: http://www.patrontc.com/ Twitter: @patrontc Advice: Reservations suggested for larger parties, walkins welcome. A true cantina, this Mexican eatery has been turning out stellar favourites since opening a couple of years ago. Chef Enrique Menendez…

WISHES + LUCK

UPDATED 8/6/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2270 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 484-9371 Web: https://instagram.com/wishesandluck/ Twitter: @wishes_and_luck Advice: No reservations. Closed Mondays. Owned by Chef Ciaran Chung & Dolly Reno they have created a menu of share plates with a focus…

PROHIBITION BAR

801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.673.7088 Web: http://prohibitionrhg.com/ Twitter: @RWHotelGeorgia Advice: Closed Sundays. Dress code in effect. Located at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, this glamourous cocktail bar features a 3,000-square-foot lounge with daily live musical entertainment and sleek interiors…

ARGAN BISTRO

UPDATED 10/14/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 795 Jervis Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-563-8466 Web: http://arganbistro.com/ Twitter: @ArganBistro Advice: Reservations suggested. Ever evolving this is a hidden gem and the latest eatery from Chef Nourdine Majdoubi and his partner Kevin Lin, both who…

MOSQUITO

32 Water Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-398-3188 Web: www.mosquitodessert.com Twitter: @mosquitodessert Advice: Open Wed – Sun night. No reservations. It’s dark, mysterious and full of character, the space was designed by Craig Stanghetta; there are many elements to this spot including…

TRAFALGARS BISTRO

UPDATED 4/1/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  2603 W.16th, Vancouver Tel: 604-739-0555 Web: http://trafalgars.com/home.html Twitter: @TrafalgarsInVan Advice: Reservations suggested. After many years since my last visit, my good friend Sherri Morris joined me to indulge in Chef Paul Haldane’s dishes. The restaurant’s…

Prohibition Bar Opening

Last week I attended the opening party for the newest cocktail bar in the city, and one of the most beautiful, located downstairs inside the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. Guests enjoyed a line-up of classic cocktails including The Prohibition, The Hotel…

TACOFINO GASTOWN

15 West Cordova, Vancouver Tel: (604) 899-7907 Web: http://tacofino.com/ Twitter: @TacofinoVAN Advice: No reservations. Taco bar open nightly, the Burrito bar open for lunch thru late night. My love for Tacofino began a few years ago when their first food…

JACKALOPE’S NEIGHBOURHOOD DIVE

2257 East Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 568-6674 Web: http://jackalopesdive.com/ Twitter: @JackalopesDive Advice: No reservations. I have always had a love for American Southern comfort food, memories of travels across the Southern parts of the USA, with restaurants serving up…

CORDUROY PIE COMPANY

758 West 16th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604-709-0200 Web: http://www.corduroypie.com/ Twitter: @CorduroyPieCo Advice: Whole pizza pies to eat in or takeout. The latest in new pizzerias joins a lineup of top notch spots with a very good crispy edged crust. Gragham…

NICLI’S NEXT DOOR

UPDATED 5/1/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 68 West Cordova, Vancouver Tel: 604-669-6985 Web: http://www.niclisnextdoor.com/ Twitter: @niclisnextdoor Advice: Walk-ins welcome. This is a place that I enjoyed after my first visit last summer, my draw for another visit was to try some…

INVITRO RESTAURANT

UPDATED 11/25/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2211 Manitoba Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 992-6224 Web: http://invitrorestaurant.com Twitter @invitrofoodlabs Advice: Advance reservations suggested, open nightly. Every so often you find a hidden gem where all the key ingredients come in to play. Hidden…

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