Tag: Wines

SIDDARTHAS INDIAN KITCHEN

2066 Commercial Dr, Vancouver Tel: (604) 215-7556 Web: http://siddharthaskitchen.com/ Twitter: @ChefSiddharthas Advice: Share dishes with friends. The Drive as it’s often described to the locals is a neighborhood which is filled with a variety of ethnic eateries. You can eat…

THE GENERAL PUBLIC

3289 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-4676 Web: coming Twitter: @GPSushi Advice: Reservations suggested. Bring a friend to share some sushi rolls. There are sushi joints and then there are sushi joints, while the city is filled with sushi eateries…

CORDUROY RESTAURANT

1943 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-733-0162 Web: http://www.corduroyrestaurant.com/ Twitter: @Corduroylounge Advice: Live events a few nights each week, call for details. Play area for kids. Every once in awhile comes a restaurant that you may have missed which happened to…

CAFÉ D’AFRIQUE

363 East Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-9919 Web: http://www.cafedafrique.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Reservations suggested. Go with at least another friend to share the platters. I often go walking to explore neighborhoods in Vancouver, on a recent visit through Mount Pleasant I…

LIFT Bar and Grill

333 Menchions Mews, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-5438 Web: http://liftbarandgrill.com/ Twitter: @Liftbarandgrill Advice: Reservations suggested. Sit upstairs on the outside patio in season. Finding a culinary paradise in Coal Harbour, Lift recently got a lift when Chef Jefferson Alvarez took over the…

EAST IS EAST CHAI GALLERY

4433 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-879-2020 Web: http://www.eastiseast.ca/ Twitter: hopefully one day. Advice: Reservations suggested. Request to be seated at one of the tables with benches rather than the tree stump chairs. As a fan of their former location a…

RIVERWAY CLUBHOUSE

9001 Bill Fox Way, Burnaby Tel: 604-297-4888 Web: http://www.facebook.com/riverwayclubhouse Twitter: @BBY_Riverway Advice: Reservations suggested. Located at the Riverway Golf Course. Located in South Burnaby, a bit off the beaten track, you will find an almost secret hideway. My friend and…

PIDGIN

350 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-9400 Web: www.pidginyvr.com Twitter: @pidginvancouver Advice: Call for reservations, bring a magnifier glass and flashlight to read the menu. With a pedigree of star studded crew, the shining light here is spearheaded by Co-owner, Chef…

THE PARLOUR RESTAURANT

1011 Hamilton St, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-3322    | Web: www.theparlourrestaurants.com Twitter: @ParlourYaletown Advice: They offer take out and delivery for all of their pizzas. As a pizza lover I am always yearning to visit the new pizza joint on the block…

ESPANA RESTAURANT

1118 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-4040 Web: www.espanarestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @espanayvr Advice: Don’t go solo, best place to go with at least one or two friends and share some dishes. Open late nightly. I love everything Spanish and Espana took me…

LA PENTOLA DELLA QUERCIA

350 Davie St., Vancouver Tel: 604-642-0557 Web: www.lapentola.ca Twitter: @La_Pentola Advice: Go with friends or family, and order familia style and share. It’s no secret that I love Kitsilano’s La Quercia, and have loved Chef Adam Pegg and Chef Lucais Syme’s…

Ravenswood Winemakers Dinner at the Flying Pig

I recently attended the Ravenswood winemaker dinner at the Flying Pig in Yaletown. The dinner featured Winemakers Joel Peterson who talked about the wines that were paired with the meal as well as his portfolio. Since I am a huge fan…

Mission Hill Winemakers Dinner

On November 30th, I attended a wonderful dinner at Fleuri in the Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver, that featured a selection of whites and reds from  Mission Hill Winery. Following the welcoming reception that featured the 2011 Reserve Viognier and a selection…

TSUJIJI JAPANESE RESTAURANT

4751 Garden City Road, Richmond Tel: 604-276-2628 Web: http://www.tsukijijapaneserestaurant.com/#/home/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Reservations suggested. Off the beaten path, in a strip mall that is surrounded by Asian restaurants, you walk through the door and you have arrived in Japan. From…

CHAU VEGGIE EXPRESS

5052 Victoria Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604.568.9508 Web:  http://www.chowatchau.ca/veggie/mural_menu.pdf Twitter: @chowatCHAU Advice: Go light on the tableside satay sauce if you are not a fan of spice. Located off the beaten track, yet in the middle of the city is an…

THE DIME ROADHOUSE

1565 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-3463 Web: http://the-dime.ca/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Best with a group of friends, don’t expect to be able to hear your friends if you are there to talk. The room is dark, it’s often filled…

East Meets West at West Restaurant

On August 28th I attended an extraordinary dinner that featured two of this countrie’s finest chefs in a seven course dinner. Executive Chef Jeremy Charles of Raymonds Restaurant in Newfoundland and Executive Chef Quang Dang of West Restaurant in Vancouver,…

FISH CAFE

2053 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 267-3474 Web: http://www.fishcafe.ca/ Twitter: @fishcafe Advice: Make a reservation or drop by, open for lunch and dinner. Recognizing an eatery who has been feeding neighborhood diners for over 10 years seems to be an…

Cherry Harvest Winemakers Dinner at Fraiche

On August 15th I attended a wonderful dinner at Fraiche in West Vancouver, this Cherry Harvest Dinner was created by Executive Chef Jefferson Alvarez and featured wines along with cherries from Van Western Vineyards. The cherries were grown on the…

EAST OF MAIN CAFÉ

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 223 East Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-899-2777 Web: http://eastofmaincafe.com/ Twitter: @eastofmaincafe Advice: Call to reserve ahead if you have a larger party. Every once in awhile when travelling you come across a restaurant that would…

RIO BRAZILIAN STEAK HOUSE

689 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel:604-568-7722 Web: http://riobraziliansteakhouse.ca Twitter: @riovancouver Advice:  Green card up for servers to serve you Rodizio meat, Red card up for no service. Take a long a couple or more friends rather than going solo. Rodizio is…

Robert Mondavi Dinner at Blue Water Cafe

Earlier in the summer I attended a spectacular dinner at Blue Water Café in Yaletown, that featured a selection of California whites and reds from  Robert Mondavi Wines. Mark De Vere, Winemaker from Robert Mondavi was on hand to guide…

PIER 7 RESTAURANT

25 Wallace Mews Rd, North Vancouver Tel: 604-929-7437 Web: http://pierseven.ca/ Twitter: @pier7restaurant Advice: Make reservations, try to snag a spot on the upstairs patio. I love a room with a view, at Pier 7 the restaurant offers two rooms with…

Killjoy Cocktail Tavern Opening

On June 28, Killjoy Bar in Yaletown hosted a VIP reception to celebrate its grand opening. I was pleased to attend, as it was a great opportunity to find and try highlights of the culinary options featuring high end meats…

GOTHAM STEAKHOUSE

615 Seymour Street  Vancouver Tel: 604-605-8282 Web: http://www.gothamsteakhouse.com/ Twitter: @GothamVancouver Advice: Reservations suggested, sit on the hidden patio. Establishment is one of the best words to describe this well-known steakhouse with its high ceilings, elegant wood paneling throughout, comfy chairs…

FABLE KITCHEN

1944 West 4th Ave, Vancouver Tel 604-732-1322 Web: www.fablekitchen.ca Twitter: @fablekitchen Advice: Reserve in advance for the Chefs Table. Tasting menu offered most nights. After spending the afternoon at Vista d’ Oro Farms, I thought it would be apropos to…

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