Tag: Ocean Wise

THE PORTLY CHEF

1211 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver Tel: 604-971-4377 Web: http://theportlychef.com/ Twitter: @ThePortlyChef Advice: Open for dinner nightly. Located about a mile North of Lonsdale Quay, is an elegant eatery mixing French and Asian flavours. The Chef/Co-Owner is well versed in fine…

Spring Menu Tasting at Earls

Last week I was invited to a media tasting at Earls to try some of the new dishes on their spring menu! 1st dish: Albacore Tuna Poke Nachos | crisp togarashi wontons, tuna, cucumber, avocado and tomato poke, spicy mango coulis,…

FABLE KITCHEN

1944 West 4th Ave, Vancouver Tel 604-732-1322 Web: www.fablekitchen.ca Twitter: @fablekitchen Advice: Reserve in advance for the Chefs Table. Tasting menu offered most nights. After spending the afternoon at Vista d’ Oro Farms, I thought it would be apropos to…

KI MODERN JAPANESE RESTAURANT

UPDATED 10/13/13 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1121 Alberni Street  Vancouver Tel: 604-609-0600 Web: http://www.kijapanese.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Go with a friend or two and share some plates. The restaurant is hidden off of Alberni Street and upstairs and it is situated…

THE UNION BAR

219 Union Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-3230 Web:  http://theunionbar.ca/ Twitter: @TheUnionBar Advice: No reservations. In this stylish room, this is a South East Asian eatery with a very hip look and feel. Located at the entrance of Chinatown, you will find…

Celebrating Halibut Season

Halibut season is in full swing, last week I visited some local restaurants to taste their Ocean Wise Paciifc Halibut creations. I started off with a visit to Kitsilano Daily Kitchen where Chef Brian Fowke has been offering nightly halibut…

WEST

2881 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-738-8938 Web: http://www.westrestaurant.com/ Twitter: @westrestaurant Advice: Be adventurous, try some of the Elements dishes or have the multi-course tasting menu. Since Chef Quang Dang is on my top chefs to watch in 2012, I just…

CORK & FIN

UPDATED 2/29/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 221 Carrall Street  Vancouver Tel: 604-569-2215 Web: http://corkandfin.ca/ Twitter: @corkandfin Advice: Have the Chef’s Tasting menu. As we all know it’s often difficult to eat at every new restaurant that opens in our food loving…

2011 Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown

The 4th Annual Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder Chowdown was a huge success at a great event hosted by the Vancouver Aquarium on November 23rd. This event saw a packed house sampling many or all of the twelve chowders from BC’s…

DIVA AT THE MET

645 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC Tel: 604-602-7788 http://www.metropolitan.com/diva/about_diva.htm Twitter: n/a Advice: Offers tasting menus. Located inside the Metropolitan Hotel. Over the years I had dined on weekend breakfasts at Diva, a couple weeks ago I followed one of my favourite…

FRAY ON FRASER

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3980 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-3317 Web: http://fray.me/our-menu/ Twitter: @Frayonfraser Advice: Colouring pencils at each table for kids or adults to colour away a great added touch. This is one of those not so ordinary places…

Fall Menu Tasting at Earls

Last week I was invited to Earls for dinner to taste some of Product Development Chef Reuben Major’s new dishes on their fall menu! All of the dishes in the 5 course tasting menu were new additions. 1st dish: Potato…

Chef Meets Grape

Last night I attended Chef meets Grape, the largest annual celebration of BC VQA wines and local food with 75 BC wineries sharing their new fall releases, delectably paired with inspired dishes from 12 top Ocean Wise partner restaurants. Each…

ChefmeetsGrape September 22

ChefmeetsGrape, the largest annual celebration of BC VQA wines and local food, is once again coming to Vancouver! On Thursday, September 22, 75 BC wineries will be sharing their new fall releases, delectably paired with inspired dishes from 12 top…

DUNDARAVE FISH MARKET

  UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2423 Marine Drive West Vancouver Tel: 604-922-1155 Web: http://www.dundaravefishmarket.com/restaurant-octo.html Twitter: @fishmongerkim Advice: You will want to sit upstairs for a cozy hideway dining experience or a seat on the outside patio. Part fish market,…

HAWKSWORTH RESTAURANT

801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-673-7000 Web: http://www.hawksworthrestaurant.com/ Twitter: @hawksworthrest Advice: the restaurant is located inside the Rosewood Hotel Georgia and advance reservations are recommended. The star attraction at Hawksworth is the cooking from notable Chef David Hawksworth whom…

GO FISH BROADWAY

UPDATED 11/21/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1521 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: http://www.gofishvancouver.com/ Twitter: @gofishvancouver Advice: Ask for a side of the dark ponzu sauce and drizzle it on your fries, and coleslaw. They offer takeout all day just not…

O’DOUL’S RESTAURANT

UPDATED 11/21/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1300 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604 661 1400 Web: http://www.odoulsrestaurant.com Twitter: @odoulsonrobson Advice: Offers jazz most nights, check their online jazz calendar for details. Often visiting for some late night jazz, I turned it up…

FRESH LOCAL WILD

BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  SE corner of Hastings and Burrard, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: http://freshlocalwild.com/ Twitter: @freshlocalwild Advice: Monday to Friday lunch. Dinner by reservation. Follow them on twitter for updated opening times. The name says it all, here it is all…

AMERICAN GRILLE

7571 Westminster Highway, Richmond Tel: 604-232-2804 Web: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/yvrsa-vancouver-airport-marriott-hotel/ Twitter: @marriottyvr Advice: Solo dining is popular here and they are very accommodating. Located inside the Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel. It was a must for me to visit since I hadn’t eaten…

CARDERO’S

1583 Coal Harbour Quay, Vancouver Tel: 604.669.7666 Web: http://www.vancouverdine.com/carderos0experience.aspx Twitter: @carderos_van Advice: Make an advance reservation and request a window table or a spot on the patio. Located in Coal Harbour on the water with one of the most spectacular…

BLUE CANOE RESTAURANT

140 – 3866 Bayview Street, Richmond Tel: 604-275-7811 Web: www.bluecanoerestaurant.com Twitter: @bluecanoeresto Advice: has an extensive craft beer list, beer pairings can be added to your meal for an additional cost. Tasters of beers ranged in price by the type…

SPENCER’S

550 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-899-3049 Web:  http://www.deltahotels.com/en/hotels/british-columbia/delta-vancouver-suites/restaurants-and-dining/spencers-lounge/ Advice: located inside the Delta Suites hotel. Located in the downtown core opposite from SFU’s downtown campus, I had dinner in their NY inspired lounge. Chef Ian Thompson served us an Amuse…

RAINCITY GRILL

1193 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-7337 Web: http://www.raincitygrill.com Twitter: @RaincityGrill Advice: Check out their Monday Market Dinners or one of their Tasting menus. Dishing up local ingredients since opening almost 20 years ago, dining here has always been about the…

LOBBY RESTAURANT

138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver Tel: 604-986-7437 Web: http://pinnaclepierhotel.com/the_lobby.html Twitter: @PinnaclePier Advice: Located inside the Pinnacle Pier Hotel. Overlooking Burrard inlet and the downtown Vancouver skyline, my friend Meena joined me for dinner and we were delighted with the…

Commune Cafe Tasting

Recently I attended a media tasting at Commune Café to try some of their new menu creations as they launched their new dinner menu. I had dined at Commune Café previously. Commune Cafe has expanded its service and is now…

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