Tag: Wines

EXILE BISTRO

1220 Bute Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-563-8633 Web: http://exilebistro.com/ Twitter: @exilebistro Advice: Doesn’t take reservations, daytime they run a café menu and by night Specializing in plant forward cuisine with an additional focus on Canadian game, this new hot spot in…

CAFÉ ONE

1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-893-7205 Web: www.sheratonvancouver.com Twitter: @WallCentreHotel Advice: Reservations suggested. Hidden off the street inside the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel is a restaurant with a creative chef who knows his craft well, Chef Stuart McQuade leads the…

RAW BAR AT LOBBY LOUNGE

1038 Canada Place, Vancouver Tel: 604-695-5300 Web: http://www.fairmont.com/pacific-rim-vancouver/dining/the-raw-bar/ Twitter: @FairmontPacific Advice: No reservations. I joined my friend Cookbook Author/Food Writer Bonnie Stern for lunch while she was visiting recently and had the Omakase tasting menu (Chefs choice) with dessert and…

DAMSO MODERN KOREAN CUISINE

867 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 632-0022 Web: www.damso.ca Twitter: @DamsoRestaurant Advice: Reservations suggested. Exploring Korean cuisine has been of interest to me, I have had traditional dishes at other restaurants around, here the focus is on modern Korean and…

BURGUNDY RESTAURANT

UPDATED 8/28/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 47 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-4100 Web:  http://www.burgundyvancouver.com/ Twitter: @BurgundyVan Advice: Reservations suggested. Closed Mondays. It’s an intimate room with a stunning work of art that adorns the wall amongst other unique art…

KINGSTON TAPHOUSE AND GRILLE

755 Richards Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-7011 Web: http://kingstontaphouse.com/ Twitter: @TheKingstonPub Advice: Reservations suggested on game nights. This is one of those hidden gems known for its comfort food, spacious two level dining room, a full bar in front and one…

YALETOWN DISTILERY KITCHEN & BAR

1131 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 669-2255 Web: http://www.mjg.ca/yaletown-distillery/ Twitter: @YTdistilling Advice: The distillery is in the back of the lounge, dining room with cool communal table is on the restaurant side. The open kitchen provides for a great view…

LOS CUERVOS TAQUERIA AND CANTINA

603 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-1518 Web: www.loscuevos.ca Twitter: @LosCuervosTacos Advice: A great place to go with friends or go solo and sit at the bar. It’s bright, colourful and energetic, this taqueria and cantina has everything you would want in this…

BAMBUDDA

99 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-428-0301 Web: http://bambudda.ca/ Twitter: @Bambuddagastown Advice: Bring a friend or two and share dishes. Reservations suggested. With the abundant variety of restaurants featuring Chinese cuisine around the city, this eatery goes the modern route with a…

Oltrepo’ Pavese Winemakers Dinner at Fairmont Pacific

On February 18, I attended the dinner that was a celebration of wines and culinary traditions of Oltrepo’ Pavese created by Fairmont’s Pacific Rim Executive Chef, Darren Brown. I had an opportunity to meet with the principals of 14 Italian…

FAMOSO NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA

1380 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-251-2292 Web: http://www.famoso.ca/locations/bc_commercial_drive.php Twitter: @FamosoPizzeria Advice: Gluten-Free crust available. Offers a $6 movie Tuesday special. Oh my pizza pie, that’s my motto these days as my pizza hunt continues, it is an ongoing adventure, tasting pie…

HAROLD’S BISTRO & BAR

7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond Tel: (604) 233-3968 Web: http://www.sheratonvancouverairport.com/harolds-bistro Twitter: @HaroldsBistro Advice: Located inside of the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel. A few years ago I had an opportunity to meat Harold Cross whom Harold’s Bistro is named, recently I was…

WESTERN LAKE

4989 Victoria Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-321-6862 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: Make a reservation on weekends for dim sum. Dim Sum is one of those amazing experiences that many partake in during weekends throughout the year, it’s the other version…

LOCUS RESTAURANT

4121 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-708-4121 Web: http://www.locusonmain.com/ Twitter: @locusonmain Advice: Try to snag a seat near the tree. Known for their unique décor, this popular neighborhood eatery added a new menu focus as well as an update to the…

THE STABLE HOUSE BISTRO

1520 West 13th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-736-1520 Web: http://thestablehouse.ca/ Twitter: @TheStableHouse Advice: Reservations suggested for parties over 6. A warm and inviting neighborhood bistro with a cozy dining area and a well-appointed bar for sipping and mingling. I loved the…

BISTRO WAGON ROUGE

1869 Powell St., Vancouver Tel: 604 251 4070 Web: https://www.facebook.com/BistroWagonRouge Twitter: @WagonRouge_ Advice: If you are dining solo, the bar is your best bet. No reservations. I love discovering eateries that are hidden and notable in one way or another,…

THE LITTLE DISTRICT

UPDATED 2/18/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1336 Lonsdale, North Vancouver Tel: 604-770-2776 Web: http://www.thelittledistrict.com/ Twitter: @LittleLonsdale Advice: Reservations needed for large parties. The ‘Little’ as this new spot in upper Lonsdale is known is far from a little bit of it’s…

VINOTECA CAFFE & TRATTORIA

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3468 W Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-8466 Web: www.vinotecacaffe.com Twitter:@VinotecaCaffe Advice: $2 wine tasters on Tuesdays. Café by day and restaurant by night, the room is a stunner with its stylish design, in the rear…

CUCHILLO

261 Powell St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-7585 Web: http://www.cuchillo.ca/ Twitter: @CuchilloYVR Advice: Bring a friend or two and share dishes. Reservations suggested. Off the beaten track, hidden away in Railtown is a gem that is already packed most nights with…

SEVENTEEN89 RESTAURANT

UPDATED 10/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1789 Comox Street, Vancouver Tel:604.428.0705 Web: http://www.1789.ca/ Twitter: @1789Restaurant Advice: Reservations suggested. Try to request the private booths at the back for your small dining party. For many years this location was the locale of…

ASK FOR LUIGI

305 Alexander Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-428-2544 Web: http://www.askforluigi.com/ Twitter: @askforluigi Advice: family-style sharing encouraged. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Reservations suggested. I love cozy Italian joints hidden away off the beaten track. The food is beautiful and delicious at this new…

The Stable House Bistro Opening

Last night I attended the opening reception for this new bistro located in the heart of South Granville. With a small dining room and a large bar this bistro has 32 seats, is warm and inviting. The restaurant will be…

SIENA

1485 West 12th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-1485 Web: http://www.eatsiena.com/ Twitter: @SienaVancouver Advice: Great spot before or after the theatre, reservations suggested. I love cozy, small restaurants that nail it with delicious food and wonderful service. Mark Taylor does small restaurants…

CHEZ MEME BAGUETTE BISTRO

4016 Hastings Street, Burnaby Tel: (604) 299-1141 Web: http://www.baguettebistromaui.com/vancouver.html Twitter: n/a Advice: Open for breakfast and lunch only. For years friends have been telling me to head East on Hastings to their favourite sandwich emporium, happen chance I visited recently…

MAMIE TAYLORS

251 East Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-8818 Web: http://mamietaylors.ca/ Twitter: @MamieTaylors Advice: Reservations suggested for dinner. Off the beaten track in the ever growing foodie haven of Chinatown, I followed one my favourite chefs who I came to know at his…

KESSEL & MARCH

109-1701 Powell Street Vancouver Tel: (604) 874-1196 Web: http://www.kesselandmarch.com/ Twitter: @KesselandMarch Advice: Reservations suggested for dinner as well as their special familia suppers. Weekend brunch offered on Saturdays. Off the grid on the edge of East Village is where I…

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