Tag: Desserts

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…

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…

My Latest Round-Up of Best Desserts

It’s no secret that I have always been fond of desserts, here are some of the best desserts that I have had in the past 6 months in and around Vancouver. Here are 15 of my favourite desserts, in no…

BUCKSTOP

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 833 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-2528 Web: http://buckstop.ca/ Twitter: @BuckstopDenman Advice: Sharing is the way to go here if dining with friends. Yearning for a taste of barbq and beef ribs downtown, this saloon…

GLENBURN SODA FOUNTAIN

4090 Hastings St, Burnaby Tel: (604) 500-4548 Web:  http://glenburnsoda.com/ Twitter: @glenburnsoda Advice: Closed Monday and Tuesday. I have fond memories from visiting the neighborhood diner years ago for a good old fashioned milk shake that was served in a large…

EAST CAFÉ

2401 E Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 559-6400 Web: https://www.facebook.com/TheEastCafe Twitter: @theeastcafe Advice: Free wifi The view from the inside looks out onto the hub of the East Village neighborhood, where on the inside the café is bustling with all those…

TAMAM

2616 East Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-7078 Web: http://www.tamam.ca/ Twitter: @TamamVEV Advice: Sit in the Solarium on a bright day. Love Middle Eastern cuisine, over the years I have enjoyed the flavours of Israelli, Lebanese and Syrian dishes. I…

PORTLAND CRAFT

3835 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-2494 Web: www.portlandcraft.com Twitter: @Portland_Craft Advice: Sit at the communal table. Takes reservations, Walk-Ins welcome. The star of this room with its high ceilings, long communal table is its long list of craft brews many of…

Thanksgiving Desserts

For the sweet finish or the perfect ending to your holiday meal, here are some desserts that I’ve seen in my twitter and facebook feeds that look amazing! Forget the ordinary pumpkin pie this year, be a bit more adventurous…

Food Talks Volume 9

Food Talks Vol 9 Speakers (from left to right) Felix Schellenberg, Peter Ladner, Susan Davidson, Andrea Carlson and Jenice Yu. On September 24 we presented the ninth event in this Food Talks series which 5 inspiring speakers from our community…

EARNEST ICE CREAM

3992 Fraser St Vancouver Tel:  (604) 428-0697 Web: http://earnesticecream.com/wp/ Twitter: @Earnesticecream Advice: Open Thursday – Sunday. Pints include $1 deposit for the glass containers. Since I was a kid I have loved Ice Cream, my favourite flavour growing up was…

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…

Food Talks Volume 9, September 24

This is the nineth event in this Food Talks series! Come join us to meet and mingle with other foodies, and to hear some enlightening speakers from the food community. Theme: Sustainability in our Food System. – What does local…

RAILTOWN CAFÉ

397 Railway Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.428.0800 Web: www.railtowncafe.ca Twitter: @RailtownCafe Advice: Avoid the 12-1pm lunch hour rush. Sit at the communal table if dining solo. Hidden in the heart of Railtown which is off the beaten track just East of…

Summer Desserts Tasting at Ganache Pâtisserie

Chef Peter Fong invited me in for a tasting of his new desserts in his summer 2013 collection. From Left to Right in photo: 1st dessert Paris-Brest Amande ($5.95) updates the classic choux-based pastry with a multi-layered filling of 70%…

Summer Showcase Beta 5 Desserts Tasting

Since I love desserts, and love everything that Adam Chandler and his team does out of their pastry kitchen I tasted my way through some of their baked goods, chocolates and dessert creations that are in their summer line-up! 1st…

CHAMELEON CAFÉ

11965 224 St , Maple Ridge Tel: (604) 467-5664 Web: www.chameleoncafe.ca/‎ Twitter:  @224thMR Advice: Sit downstairs if you want a view of the open kitchen or bar. Took a drive to the valley recently with my friend Nikki to visit…

BACK FORTY SALOON

118 Robson St, Vancouver Tel: 604-688-5840 Web: http://www.backfortysaloon.com/ Twitter: @BackFortySaloon Advice: Ask for side of their house made barbq sauce with anything you order. I have always loved good Barbq, hunted down the best of the best when travelling across…

CHICHA RESTAURANT

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 136 East Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-3963 Web:  http://www.chicharestaurant.com/ Twitter: @ChichaVancouver Advice: Take a friend or two and share dishes. I absolutely adore seeing passionate chefs open an eatery who are adventurous with a sole purpose…

IK 2GO

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1328 Hornby Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-4569 Web: www.ik2go.com Twitter: @Glowbal_Group Advice: Counter service. This is second location of the Italian Kitchen spin-off featuring a casual self-serve counter and seating for 40, offering take-out or leisurely…

Tasting Plates Vancouver Ultimate Desserts

On April 14th we presented the 1st ever Tasting Plates Desserts edition all over Vancouver  that showcased 8 restaurants, cafes, & bakeries. The afternoon event began inside of Rocanini Coffee Roasters where guests registered and picked up their Tasting Plates Cards….

BURDOCK AND CO.

2702 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 879-0077 Web: http://www.burdockandco.com Twitter: @BurdockAndCo Advice: Try to snag a spot at the bar overlooking the open kitchen. As a fan of talented Chef Andrea Carlson, I had long awaited the opening of Burdock…

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