Tag: Desserts

Creative Pastry Chefs to Watch

Here are some pastry chefs making waves around the city’s cafes and restaurants, these are passionate people who are fairly new on the local scene and worth watching. Chef Daniel Munoz He works as the Head Pastry Chef at Nemesis…

Five Foodie Treats

A selection of my favourite foodie treats in no particular order that I have tasted recently and where to find them. 1)Strawberry Tart Strawberry Tart with macerated local strawberries, filled with strawberry jam, with notes of Mezcal, topped with cream…

CASABLANCA CREPE TASTE OF MOROCCO

1610 Robson St, unit 108, Vancouver Tel: 778-903-0103 Web: http://www.casablancacrepedelivery.ca Twitter:@CrepeOf  Instagram: @casablancacrepe Advice: No reservations. Chef Samy runs the show at this secret hideway that specializes in Moroccan style crepes and dishes. After a few visits over the past few…

HUGO’S MEXICAN KITCHEN

19181 Fraser Highway, Surrey Tel:778-547-8835 Web: www.hugosmexicanfood.com Instagram @hugosmexicanfood Advice: No reservations. Located on the edge of Surrey in the Clayton Heights neighborhood, it is all about Mexican eats and drinks here where almost everything is made from scratch. Complimentary…

THE RISE EATERY

3121 Granville St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-8280 Web: http://theriseeatery.com/ Instagram @theriseeatery Advice: Reservations suggested. With it’s focus on a contemporary mix of Asian fusion cuisine, this beautiful eatery in the South Granville neighborhood is as creative with it’s dishes as…

FIORE

1485 W 12th Ave, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-1485 Web: https://fiorerestaurants.ca/ Instagram @fioreyvr Advice: Reservations suggested. With it’s focus on Italian inspired food and drink, this neighborhood gem driven by talented chef Alexandrea Fladhamer is turning heads. It’s a fairly small…

IZAKAYA GONS

854 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-6404 Web: http://izakaya-gons.com/denman/ Twitter @IZAKAYA_Gons ‏ Instagram:@izakaya_gons Advice: Closed 3-5:30pm between lunch and dinner service daily, open late. With it’s Authentic Japanese izakaya focus this new eatery in the Westend serves up a beautiful…

Five Foodie Treats

A selection of my favourite Korean Shaved Ice foodie treats in no particular order that I have tasted recently and where to find them. 1) Sunny Mango Snowfall yummy bowl with fresh mango, cheesecake and vanilla ice cream Jack Frost…

Five Foodie Treats

A selection of my favourite foodie treats in no particular order that I have tasted recently and where to find them. 1) Pumpkin Tiramisu Cake A heavenly slice of this delicious cake filled with pumpkin mouse, tiramisu, whipped cream and…

PIVA RESTAURANT

787 Columbia Street, New Westminster Tel: 604-522-0221 Web: http://pivarestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @PivaRestaurant Instagram: @pivanewwest Advice: Reservations suggested, walkins welcome. With it’s central downtown setting inside the Anvil Centre, Executive Chef Subraaz Abdullah leads the kitchen where he offers up a creative and…

DI BEPPE RESTAURANT

8 West Cordova Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-1122 Web: http://www.dibeppe.com/ Instagram @dibepperestaurant Advice: No reservations, walk-ins welcome, Wed-Sun dinner after 5pm It’s as if you’ve arrived in Italy, vibrant and beautiful, yet you are in Vancouver in the Gastown neighborhood…

KITCHEN BY YUGO

792 Denman St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 623-2777 Web: http://restaurantyugo.com/ Twitter: @RestaurantYugo Instagram: @restaurantyugo Advice: Walk-ins welcome, reservations suggested. With it’s focus on Japanese French fusion cuisine, the chefs have created a wonderful menu featuring a selection of appetizers, nigiri and larger…

PANIDOR BAKERY CAFÉ

3080 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 877-3588 Web: https://m.facebook.com/panidorbakery/ Instagram @panidor_bakery Advice: Counter service. As a passionate baker, Mario Armitano has had a long baking career from starting out to running his popular bakery La Baguette et L’Echalote on Granville…

Winners of the Vancouver Foodster Challenges in 2017

The mission of our Food and Drink challenges is to get chefs to create amazing dishes while using innovative ingredients to create unique flavours and outstanding creations. We congratulate the winning chefs, bartenders and their staff for creating what they…

NEMESIS COFFEE

302 W Hastings St, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: https://www.facebook.com/coffeecreatingculture/ Instagram: @nemesis.coffee Advice: Counter service. With it’s focus on not only crafting the best coffee beverages and featuring the top coffee roasters from around the world, they also have an equally…

ATLAS STEAK & FISH

4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby Tel: (604) 453-0776 Web: http://atlassteakandfish.com/menus/burnaby/ Instagram @atlasburnaby Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. With it’s focus on steak and fish, this modern restaurant inside the Delta Burnaby Hotel is where Chef James Thomson leads the kitchen and…

CHICKPEA

4298 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-0602 Web: http://ilovechickpea.ca/ Twitter @ILoveChickpea Instagram @ilovechickpea Advice: Walkins welcome. With it’s focus on Middle Eastern cuisine that is 100% plant based, owners Rotem Tal and Itamar Shani have created a great vibe at…

ITALIAN KITCHEN

860 Burrard Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 687-2858 Web: http://www.glowbalgroup.com/italiankitchen/ Twitter: @Glowbal_Group Instagram: @ikbyglowbal Advice: Reservations suggested, walkins welcome. Taking it up a notch, Italian Kitchen had recently relocated from their Alberni street digs, and reinvented themselves in an almost 2.0…

SPADE

1858 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-4092 Web: http://www.spadecoffee.ca/ Instagram @spadevancouver Advice: Coffee bar by day and small plates/cocktails/wine bar by night With years of experience in the coffee industry, owner Sammy Piccolo knows a thing or two about precision and…

ORTO ARTISAN PASTA

1600 MacKay, North Vancouver Tel: (604) 929-0203 Web: www.ortoartisanpasta.com Instagram @ortoartisanpasta Advice: Closed Sunday and Monday. With it’s focus on Italian cooking, owners, Chef Steeve Raye and his mother Brigitte have created a wonderous place with an open kitchen, along…

BOTANIST

1038 Canada Place (2nd floor), Vancouver Tel: 604-695-5500 Web: www.botanistrestaurant.com Twitter: @botanistdining Instagram: @botanistdining Advice: Advance reservations suggested. With it’s focus on Mediterranean-inspired cooking, Mexican-born chef Hector Laguna has done an astonishing job creating a wonderful menu of dishes for…

Chocolate Desserts Tasting at the Bearfoot Bistro

One of the highlights of my Cornucopia Festival experience last month was this intimate chocolate dessert tasting at the Bearfoot Bistro, held in their stunning wine cellar. Executive Pastry Chef Dominic Fortin presented four of his newest desserts made of…

AFGHAN KITCHEN

Unit 115, 16120 24 Avenue, Surrey Tel: (604) 727-0070 Web: https://aksurrey.com/ Instagram: @aksurrey Advice:  Reservations suggested, live belly dancing on Friday & Saturday nights. Closed Mondays. With it’s focus on Afghan cuisine, the owners have created a beautiful decorated room…

MRKT EAST

39 Smithe Street, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: http://www.parqvancouver.com/restaurants/mrkt-east/ Twitter: @parqvancouverbc Instagram: @parqvancouverbc Advice: Counter service, order then pay, open daily. On the second floor of Parq Vancouver on the JW Marriott side. Inspired by Singapore night markets, this is an…

DAVIE DOSA COMPANY

1235 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 669-5899 Web: http://daviedosacompany.com/ Twitter @daviedosa Instagram @daviedosacompany Advice: Open daily for lunch and dinner. With it’s focus on authentic South Indian fare, owner Sharv Ramachandran is well versed in creating flavourful dishes with his chef…

POLITOS LATIN CAFÉ

942 Westwood St, Coquitlam Tel: (604) 474-1744 Web: http://politoscafe.ca/ Twitter: @politoscafebc Instagram @politoscafebc Advice: Open daily. Run by brothers, David and Carlos, the focus here is on Salvadoran cuisine as well as other Latin regions including Colombia, Venezuela, and Mexico….

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