Tag: Desserts

MCLEAN’S

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 200 – 332 Water Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-669-1112 Web: www.mcleansrestaurant.ca Twitter: @Mcleansgastown Advice: Reserve for the upstairs dining room. Had dinner recently with some media friends and shared several of the different dishes. We sat…

DOLCE AMORE

1590 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-258-0006 Web: http://www.gelateriadolceamore.com/ Advice: Sample, sample, sample the flavours before you choose. I am proud to say this has been my favourite gelato spot in the city for the past few years and my favourite…

ADESSO BISTRO

1906 Haro Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-9975 Web: http://www.adessobistro.net/ Twitter: @AdessoBistro Advice: Make an advance reservation and request to be seated on the patio. I had dinner on my favourite patio in the city last week with a friend, it was…

BELLA GELATERIA

1001 West Cordova Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-1010 Web: www.bellagelateria.com Twitter: @bellagelateria Advice: sample the flavours, prices are at a premium here. I was impressed by the quality of the ingredients in their gelato which is made fresh daily on premise,…

DELILAHS CONVICTION

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1789 Comox Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-687-3424 Web: http://www.delilahsconviction.com Twitter: @delilahsmartini Advice: Try to get one of their cozy booths. I dined here again recently while they were filming “Conviction Kitchen” a reality tv show set in…

SIDECUT

4591 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC (located inside the Four Seasons Resort) Tel: 604-966-5280 Web: www.fourseasons.com/whistler/dining Twitter: FSWhistler Advice: Make an advance reservation for dinner. I went on an excursion to Whistler recently and to have dinner at Sidecut, the server…

TRAMONTO

8811 River Road, Richmond Tel: 604.247.8573 Web: http://www.riverrock.com/dining/tramonto/ Twitter: @Riverrock Advice: Private dining room that comfortably seats 16 guests. Park for free in the casino parkade.  Located upstairs inside the RiverRock Hotel & Casino. I dined here recently with a…

MICHI WAFFLE & ESPRESSO BAR

UPDATED 3/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1319 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-8750 Web: www.michicafe.com Advice: The best seat in the house is at the Syphon/Espresso bar. Stylish café that showcases coffee at a stand alone Espresso/Coffee Bar within the café and…

EVERYTHING CAFÉ

UPDATED 10/13/13 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 75 East Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-3115 Web: http://www.everythingcafe.ca Twitter: @EverythingCafe Advice: Free wifi, table service. The name says it all and it’s all about Everything at this café. This is the latest eating spot…

ACME CAFÉ

51 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-1022 Web: www.acmecafe.ca Twitter: @acme_cafe Advice: Sit at the counter, make sure you save room for some pie! When I was a little kid I used to go a café nearby that had a…

WILD RICE

UPDATED 3/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 117 West Pender Street, Vancouver Phone: 604-642-2882 Web: http://www.wildricevancouver.com/ Twitter: @wildrice_pender Advice: Check out the upstairs lounge for some bites and drinks. I have dined here numerous times over the years and always love the…

GANACHE PATISSERIE

1262 Homer Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-899-1098 Web:  http://www.ganacheyaletown.com/ Advice: Come by after 11am daily for the fresh baked from the oven Almond and other Croissants. Known for their pastries and spectacular wedding cakes, they are also a morning stop for…

Interview with Chris Janik

Chris Janik | Vancouver Vancouver is home to some of the best pastry chefs in the world, many have worked for the top chefs and restaurants around the world as well as around the city. Star Pastry Chefs is a…

BISTROT BISTRO

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1961 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-732-0004 Web: www.bistrotbistro.com Twitter: @bistrotbistro Advice: If you would like some bread, then order a half or full baguette from the top of the menu. 3 Course Price Fixe…

HAMILTON STREET GRILL

1009 Hamilton Street,Vancouver Tel: 604-331-1511 Web: http://www.hamiltonstreetgrill.com/ Twitter:  @nwyles Advice: Check in advance for their Sunday Night Service family style dinners at the long table. I dined here last Sunday night with some friends for the inaugural “Sunday Night Services”…

JUDAS GOAT TABERNA

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 27 Blood Alley, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-5090 Web: http://www.judasgoat.ca Advice: Go early or make an advance reservation. It’s as if I was back in Barcelona, sitting in a courtyard off the beaten path enjoying delicious tapas…

LUPO

869 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-2535 Web: www.luporestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @luporestaurant Advice: They can accommodate large parties of 12 people in the Nook located in the main floor dining room or larger parties upstairs. Advance reservations are suggested. If you wish…

GIOVANE CAFÉ

1038 Canada Place, Vancouver Tel: 604-695-5501 Web: www.giovanecafe.com Twitter: @GiovaneCafe Advice: Wifi is available, ask for the code. I found my new favourite café last week and have already visited a couple of times and expect that I will be…

ORU

1038 Canada Place, Vancouver Located inside the Fairmont Pacific Rim, 2nd floor Tel: 604-695-5500 Web: http://www.orucuisine.com/ Twitter: @OruRestaurant Advice: Organize a group of up to 12 friends and request the Chefs Table – this is a foodies dream (advance reservations are…

GLOWBAL GRILL

1079 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-602-0835 Web: www.glowbalgrill.com Twitter: @glowbal_group Advice:  Dine early on Sunday nights if you are planning to have the Prime Rib as they serve it until they run out. If you are looking to only have…

MAPLE GRILL

1967 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-4885 Web: http://www.maplegrill.com Advice: closed Friday night and Saturday (they open after sundown on Saturday). Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Reservations are a good idea. My friend Alejandro and I had dinner here recently,…

PACIFICO PIZZERIA

970 Smithe Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-408-0808 Web: http://www.pacificopizza.com Advice: You can call in your order from the movie theatre and stay to watch the movie credits before picking up your pizza. On my way out of a movie at the…

ORGANIC LIVES

1829 Quebec Street, Vancouver Phone: 604-505-4599 Web: www.organiclives.org Advice: Ask questions and listen to the staffs recommendations of menu offerings. All about goodness and raw organic foods is the draw here at this very large restaurant/café/store located within minutes from…

COBRE

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 52 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-669-2396 Web: http://cobrerestaurant.com/ Twitter: @cobrerestaurant Advice: Bring a friend along to share dishes. Love the warmth and decor of the room that was designed by Ryan Murfitt, with the rounded…

DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT

1253 Johnston Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-7070 Web: http://www.docksidebrewing.com Advice: Make a reservation thru Open Table. If someone in your party is celebrating a birthday tell the Manager not the server. My family and I had dinner recently and were delighted…

BUZZ CAFE

901 Homer Street, Vancouver 604-732-9029 Web: n/a Advice: great prices for their espresso. Looking for some inspiration? This is a great place to visit not only for their 49th Parallel coffee, if you are in need of a creative spark…

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