Tag: Wines

First Taste of City Side Winery

I toured this new winery and tasting lounge recently, it is located a couple blocks away from the Olympic Village Canada Line station. City Side Winery showcases their passion in crafting independent and regionally produced premium wines. It has been…

Dining at Hy’s Encore Upstairs Lounge

Hy’s recently opened their beautiful upstairs lounge which make’s nod to dressing down a notch while enjoying the same excellent food, drink and service. My friend and fellow writer Farhan Mohamed joined me for dinner as we delved into some…

Lunch at Cibo Trattoria

Executive Chef Faizal Kassam and Robert Stelmachuk General Manager & Wine Director have created a lunch menu filed with Italian delights that match a comprehensive wine list that touches on not only Italian wines but others that connect well with…

EL SANTO

680 Columbia Street, New Westminster Tel:(604) 727-8176 Web: http://elsanto.ca/ Twitter @el_santonewwest Advice: Takes reservations and walkins are also welcome. A couple of cocktails to start off, my cousin Janek had the Rojo Diablo ($10) Vodka, pomegranate juice, lime juice, cherry,…

OSTERIA SAVIO VOLPE

615 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 604 428 0072 Web: http://www.saviovolpe.com/ Twitter @savio_volpe Advice: Reservations suggested. It’s the right mix of elements that can make a restaurant succeed, it also takes a passionate and experienced team who are used to working hard to…

THE BIBO

1000-7899 Templeton Station Rd, Richmond, BC Tel: 604-279-8889 Web: http://www.thebibo.com/ Twitter @TheBiBo Advice: Takes reservations and walk-ins. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Located inside the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Mall near the Vancouver Airport, is this Italian cucina, a gem run…

BODEGA ON MAIN

1014 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-565-8815 Web: http://www.bodegaonmain.ca/ Twitter @bodegaonmain Advice: Doesn’t take reservations. Walk-ins welcome. Returning to their family roots, Owner, Paul Rivas, along with his Business Manager and sister, Natalie Rivas have created a beautiful abode that incorporates…

CENTRAL CITY”S RED RACER RESTAURANT

871 Beatty Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-2489 Web: http://centralcitybrewpub.com/red-racer-restaurant-on-beatty-st/ Twitter: @CentralCityPub Advice: Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome. With it’s 40 draught taps offering their own Central City craft beers as well as beer from other BC craft brewers; this brew pub…

THE MACKENZIE ROOM

415 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-253-0705 Web: http://www.themackenzieroom.com/ Twitter: @MackenzieRoom Advice: Takes reservations as well as walk-ins. Located off the beaten track, this new abode run by owners Andrew & Katie Jameson feature chef Sean Reeve running the kitchen and…

ANCORA DINING

1600 Howe Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-1164 Web: http://www.ancoradining.com/ Twitter: @ancoradining Advice: Reservations suggested. With it’s spectacular waterfront setting, Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde leads the kitchen where he offers up an exquisite menu of seafood focussed dishes, alongside Sushi Chef Yoshi Tabo….

GRUB

4328 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-8671 Web: http://www.grubonmain.ca/index.html Twitter:  @GRUBONMAIN Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. This latest incarnation of Grub, is foodie heaven. Chef/owner Ling Zheng serves Farm to Table cuisine, and 95% of what is on the menu comes…

SAGE

6331 Crescent Road, Vancouver Tel: (604) 822-0968 Web: http://sage.ubc.ca/restaurant/ Twitter: @UBCFoodie Advice: Reservations suggested. Monday to Friday 11:30am – 2:00pm only. With it’s breathtaking views of the gardens and mountains beyond, the focus here is on Westcoast cuisine prepared with local,…

TORAFUKU

958 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-903-2006 Web: http://torafuku.ca/ Twitter: @torafukuYVR Advice: Closed Mondays. No reservations. Sharing table. Taking Modern Asian to another level, owners, Chef Clement Chan and Chef Steve Kuan who both also own the popular Le Tigre Food…

STANLEY’S BAR AND GRILL

610 Pipeline Road, Stanley Park, Vancouver Tel: 604.602.3088 Web: http://stanleyparkpavilion.com/stanleys-bar-and-grill/ Twitter: @stanleysgrill Advice: Takes reservations, walkins welcome. Open daily, seasonal hours. Located in the middle of Stanley Park, next to the Stanley Park Pavilion, this is a great spot for lunch…

First Taste of Nosh Downtown Vancouver

I toured the new Nosh that opened in Telus Garden in downtown Vancouver, this new dining concept from the Global Group features a one-of-a-kind grab n’ go eatery and pâtisserie. Transitioning from a bakery in the morning, to a salad and panini…

Singletree Winemakers Lunch at Forage

On June 16th I had the pleasure to attend a wonderful launch of Fraser Valley’s Singletree Winery at a lunch at Forage. Chef Chris Whittaker paired his dishes to many of Singletree’s wines. I enjoyed tasting the 2014 Singletree Sauvignon Blanc…

HAKKASAN BISTRO

2188 No 5 Rd, Richmond Tel: (604) 273-9191 Web: http://www.hakkasan.ca/ Twitter: @Hakkasan_YVR Advice: Reservations suggested. Open Wednesday – Sunday. Specializing in Hakka cuisine, this family run eatery is owned by a mother and her two daughters, off the beaten track…

GRAPES AND SODA

1541 W 6th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-2456 Web: http://www.grapesandsoda.ca Twitter: @grapesandsoda Advice: No reservations. Open Wednesday – Sunday. Continuing the journey that Chef David Gunawan and Dara Young started with their next door eatery, The Farmers Apprentice. The progression here…

WILDTALE COASTAL GRILL

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1079 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-9211 Web: http://wildtale.ca/ Twitter: @wildtalevan Advice: Reservations suggested. Coastal ingredients are the focus of this new Yaletown eatery run by co-owners/chefs John Crook and Erik Heck.  The dining room…

LITTLE MEXICO CANTINA

#150 – 3131 Chatham St., Richmond Tel: 604-272-5123 Web: http://www.littlemexicocantina.com/index.html Twitter: @LMCSteveston Advice: Reservations suggested. After almost 20 years, the restaurant changed hands last summer and is now run by passionate owner, Carol Janeczko with Chef Roberto Lopez Lara running the…

BAUHAUS RESTAURANT

4/1/20 UPDATE HAS CLOSED 1 West Cordova Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-974-1147 Web: http://bauhaus-restaurant.com/ Twitter: @BauhausRest Advice: Advance reservations a must. With it’s contemporary German focus, the kitchen is run by Michelin star Chef Stefan Hartmann who came from Berlin, he is…

VANCOUVER FISH COMPANY

1517 Anderson Street, Vancouver Tel: (604 559 3474 Web: http://www.vanfish.com/ Twitter: @VanFishCo Advice: Reservations suggested, try to snag a spot on the patio. With it’s seafood focus and beautiful location overlooking the marina in False Creek, Chef John McManus has…

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