Tag: Wines

THE ABBEY

UPDATED 7/30/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 117 West Pender Vancouver Tel: 604-336-7100 Web: http://abbeyvan.com/ Twitter: @AbbeyYVR Advice: Reservations suggested weekends. The room is long and narrow, spacious with a private room up the stairs at the rear for large or small…

U & I THAI

UPDATED 7/30/18 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  3364 Cambie St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 875-6999 Web: http://uandithai.com/ Twitter: @uratomjit Advice: Live Thai dancers during dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. I have always loved Thai flavours, some restaurants serve traditional Thai dishes and…

PIZZA FABRIKA

UPDATED 1/22/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1680 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.559.1680 Web: www.pizzafabrika.ca Twitter: @PizzaFabrika_CA Advice: Have a seat at the communal table if you are dining solo. The most recent in the new wave of pizzerias is spot on,…

NOOK

1525 Yew Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-734-3381 Web: http://nookrestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @Nookvancouver Advice: No reservations.   I have always been drawn to Italian restaurants, with no Italian ancestry that I know of, it is a cuisine that I have loved. It’s approachable…

ZEITOON

1615 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver Tel: (778) 340-1500 Web: http://zeitoonrestaurant.ca/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Takes reservations, drop-ins also welcome. Experiencing the flavours and dishes from Persian cuisine is always a treat. This is a restaurant that I have known about for…

MOROCCO WEST

UPDATED 3/5/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 795 Jervis Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-563-8466 Web: http://moroccowest.com/menus/ Twitter: @MoroccoWest Advice: Reservations suggested. I have always loved Moroccan cuisine, the flavours of the dishes, the spices and it’s culture has been a draw for me….

SURA KOREAN RESTAURANT

1518 Robson St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 687-7872 Web: http://surakoreancuisine.com/ Twitter: @KoreanRoyalDine Advice: Reservations suggested. This past year I have had the chance to explore more flavours and dishes within Korean cuisine, dining at Sura was a wonderful experience. It’s a…

WILDEBEEST

120 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604 687 6880. Web: http://wildebeest.ca/ Twitter: @WildebeestYVR Advice: Reservations suggested, late night solo visit shouldn’t need a reso. Since I’ve known of this eatery being a spot for carnivores, it was one that took…

BLACKTAIL FLORIST

UPDATED 6/1/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 332 Water Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-669 -0249 Web: http://blacktailflorist.ca/ Twitter: @THEFLORISTbc Advice: Open Wed – Sun Intrigue is one word to describe this culinary destination that has creative chef Jimmy Stewart as the driving force…

EL AZTECA MEXICAN KITCHEN & BAR

UPDATED 2/19/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1130 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-638-0127 Web: http://elaztecavancouver.com/ Twitter: @elaztecavan Advice: No reservations. I have always had an interest in Latin American food and culture, ever since taking Spanish in high school and travelling through…

EXILE BISTRO

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  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,…

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

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  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…

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,…

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