Tag: Wines

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…

HOMER STREET CAFÉ & BAR

888 Homer Street, Vancouver Tel: 604- 428 4299 Web: http://homerstreetcafebar.com/ Twitter: @HomerStCafeBar Advice: Reservations suggested, they have a private room known as the Cockpit  for private parties. It’s all about the elements here that make this eatery work so well, first of…

TEN TEN TAPAS

1010 Beach Avenue #3, Vancouver Tel: (604) 689-7800 Web: www.TenTenTapas.com Twitter: @TenTenTapas Advice: Sharing dishes is the way to go here. Known for their changing share plates, this restaurant with an up close view of the nearby marina and Granville…

PIER 73 RESTAURANT

3500 Cessna Drive, Richmond Tel: (604) 276-1954 Web: http://www.pier73.com/ Twitter:@Pier_73 Advice: Reservations suggested, they have a private room for large private events. $1 from each Salmon Provider dish is donated to the Growing Chefs BC program. Slightly off the beaten…

THE FARMERS APPRENTICE

1535 W 6th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-2070 Web: www.farmersapprentice.ca Twitter: @gunawan_dave Advice: Advance reservations are a must. Finding the spot that is somewhat hidden, overflowing with passion isn’t always so easy to find even in a city such as…

DARBY’S PUBLIC HOUSE

2001 Macdonald St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 731-0617 Web: http://www.darbyspub.ca/ Twitter: @darbys_in_kits Advice: No reservations needed unless you have a large party. Snag a seat on the upstairs patio weather permitting. They serve 20oz Pints. Known as the pub on the…

GOOD WOLFE

UPDATED 10/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1043 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-428-1043 Web: http://goodwolfe.ca/ Twitter: @GoodWolfeVan Advice: “The whole thing” neat idea for a fixed price 3 course meal (changes nightly), Chefs Table (advance reservations a must), bakes their own bread…

DUNLEVY SNACK BAR

UPDATED 7/31/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 433 Dunlevy, Vancouver Tel: (604) 569-0454 Web: http://www.dunlevysnackbar.com/ Twitter: @DunlevySnackbar Advice: Order everything and that is an option, for a specific price listed on the menu you can have every single dish on the food…

SECRET LOCATION

UPDATED 08/01/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED One Water Street, Vancouver Tel: 60-685-0090 Web: www.secretlocation.ca Twitter: @slocation Advice: Reservations suggested nightly. You will find an adjoining boutique which makes up part of this one of a kind store and tasting room. Sometimes…

TRACTOR FOODS

1903 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-222-2557 Web: www.tractorfoods.com Twitter: @tractorfoods Advice: You can get half salads and sandwiches, option to add proteins to almost any dish for an extra charge. Finding a go to spot with healthy food options that’s…

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