Tag: Wines

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,…

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…

THE UNION BAR

219 Union Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-3230 Web:  http://theunionbar.ca/ Twitter: @TheUnionBar Advice: No reservations. In this stylish room, this is a South East Asian eatery with a very hip look and feel. Located at the entrance of Chinatown, you will find…

VIA TEVERE PIZZERIA

1190 Victoria Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-1803 Web: http://viateverepizzeria.com/ Twitter: @ViaTeverePizza Advice: No reservations, closed on Mondays. From the moment I walked in to Via Tevere I was captivated by the warmth of the room, it’s as if the restaurant has…

SALMON & BANNOCK

1128 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 568-8971 Web: http://www.salmonandbannock.net/ Twitter: @SnBVancouver Advice: Be adventurous and try some of their native dishes. I recently embarked on an aboriginal culinary adventure at a truly one of a kind restaurant that excels in…

ROMANA PIZZA

4660 Hastings Street, Burnaby Tel: 604-298-7252 Web: http://www.romanarestaurant.com Twitter: @romanapizza Advice: Take a long a friend or two and share a variety of dishes. For over 38 years the family has been cooking fine Greek cuisine at this locale, known…

ANATOLI SOUVLAKI

5 Lonsdale, North Vancouver Tel: 604-985-9853 Web: http://www.anatolisouvlaki.com Twitter: @AnatoliSouvlaki Advice: Take a long a friend or two and share a variety of dishes. I decided to create a couple of Greek Nights for my own personal indulgence recently and…

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