Tag: Wines

Lunch at Cibo Trattoria

Executive Chef Faizal Kassam and Robert Stelmachuk General Manager & Wine Director have created a lunch menu filed with Italian delights that match a comprehensive wine list that touches on not only Italian wines but others that connect well with…

EL SANTO

680 Columbia Street, New Westminster Tel:(604) 727-8176 Web: http://elsanto.ca/ Twitter @el_santonewwest Advice: Takes reservations and walkins are also welcome. A couple of cocktails to start off, my cousin Janek had the Rojo Diablo ($10) Vodka, pomegranate juice, lime juice, cherry,…

JUNIPER

185 Keefer Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-1695 Web: http://www.junipervancouver.com/ Twitter @eatatjuniper Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. With a focus on Cascadian cuisine, this bar restaurant does both ever so well. The bar is the shiner here where top barmen mix up a…

GROTTO ITALIAN

UPDATED 2/1/19 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  1725 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-1998 Web: http://grottoitalian.ca/ Twitter: @grottovancouver Advice: Walk-ins welcome. This new Italian eatery is situated in English Bay where the focus is on pastas and pizzas along with some appetizers including house…

OSTERIA SAVIO VOLPE

615 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 604 428 0072 Web: http://www.saviovolpe.com/ Twitter @savio_volpe Advice: Reservations suggested. It’s the right mix of elements that can make a restaurant succeed, it also takes a passionate and experienced team who are used to working hard to…

THE BIBO

1000-7899 Templeton Station Rd, Richmond, BC Tel: 604-279-8889 Web: http://www.thebibo.com/ Twitter @TheBiBo Advice: Takes reservations and walk-ins. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Located inside the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Mall near the Vancouver Airport, is this Italian cucina, a gem run…

BODEGA ON MAIN

1014 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-565-8815 Web: http://www.bodegaonmain.ca/ Twitter @bodegaonmain Advice: Doesn’t take reservations. Walk-ins welcome. Returning to their family roots, Owner, Paul Rivas, along with his Business Manager and sister, Natalie Rivas have created a beautiful abode that incorporates…

CENTRAL CITY”S RED RACER RESTAURANT

871 Beatty Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-2489 Web: http://centralcitybrewpub.com/red-racer-restaurant-on-beatty-st/ Twitter: @CentralCityPub Advice: Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome. With it’s 40 draught taps offering their own Central City craft beers as well as beer from other BC craft brewers; this brew pub…

THE MACKENZIE ROOM

415 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-253-0705 Web: http://www.themackenzieroom.com/ Twitter: @MackenzieRoom Advice: Takes reservations as well as walk-ins. Located off the beaten track, this new abode run by owners Andrew & Katie Jameson feature chef Sean Reeve running the kitchen and…

ANCORA DINING

1600 Howe Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-1164 Web: http://www.ancoradining.com/ Twitter: @ancoradining Advice: Reservations suggested. With it’s spectacular waterfront setting, Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde leads the kitchen where he offers up an exquisite menu of seafood focussed dishes, alongside Sushi Chef Yoshi Tabo….

GRUB

4328 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-8671 Web: http://www.grubonmain.ca/index.html Twitter:  @GRUBONMAIN Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. This latest incarnation of Grub, is foodie heaven. Chef/owner Ling Zheng serves Farm to Table cuisine, and 95% of what is on the menu comes…

SAGE

6331 Crescent Road, Vancouver Tel: (604) 822-0968 Web: http://sage.ubc.ca/restaurant/ Twitter: @UBCFoodie Advice: Reservations suggested. Monday to Friday 11:30am – 2:00pm only. With it’s breathtaking views of the gardens and mountains beyond, the focus here is on Westcoast cuisine prepared with local,…

BIG TROUBLE

UPDATED 10/25/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 237 Union Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-779-3804 Web: http://www.bigtroubleyvr.com/ Twitter: @bigtroubleyvr Advice: Advance reservations suggested. Passion and perfection are the best words to describe this gem that features Chef Felix Zhou who leads the small kitchen along…

MISSION

UPDATED 7/30/18 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  2042 West 4th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604-739-2042 Web: http://missionkits.ca/ Twitter: @missionkits Advice: Reservations suggested. Closed Tuesdays. This is a farm to table, nose to tail, tasting menu oriented spot that is top notch all around. Once…

APPLEBACK GRILL

UPDATED 9/30/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 6190 Marine Dr West Vancouver Tel: 604-281-1281 Web: http://gleneaglesclubhouse.com/ Twitter: @Appleback_Grill Advice: Reservations suggested, walkins welcome.  Snag a table on the patio when the weather is good. With a stunning view overlooking the Gleneagles Golf Course…

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: @LipsResto 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

UPDATED 10/1/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  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…

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

UPDATED 2/25/19 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 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…

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…

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