Tag: Wines

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…

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…

Singletree Winemakers Lunch at Forage

On June 16th I had the pleasure to attend a wonderful launch of Fraser Valley’s Singletree Winery at a lunch at Forage. Chef Chris Whittaker paired his dishes to many of Singletree’s wines. I enjoyed tasting the 2014 Singletree Sauvignon Blanc…

HAKKASAN BISTRO

2188 No 5 Rd, Richmond Tel: (604) 273-9191 Web: http://www.hakkasan.ca/ Twitter: @Hakkasan_YVR Advice: Reservations suggested. Open Wednesday – Sunday. Specializing in Hakka cuisine, this family run eatery is owned by a mother and her two daughters, off the beaten track…

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…

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:[email protected] 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:[email protected] 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:[email protected]_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…

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…

ALBERELLO PIZZERIA

115 W 15th Street, North Vancouver Tel: 604-770-4484 Web: http://www.alberellopizzeria.com/ Twitter @Alberellopizza Advice: Open for lunch and dinner daily, except nightly only on Saturday & Sunday. Located on the North Shore, this family run gem features a line-up of authentic…

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

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 décor had been redone awhile…

IL CASTELLO PIZZERIA

119 East 2nd Street, North Vancouver Tel: 604-987-4992 Web: http://ilcastellopizzeria.com/ Twitter: @IlCastelloNVan Advice: Order at the counter, sharing tables. Keeping it simple this pizzeria has communal tables for sharing, serves a complimentary bowl of rosemary popcorn to guests as seated,…

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…

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