e.b.o Restaurant & Lounge

e.b.o Restaurant & Lounge – Delta Hotels by Marriott Burnaby Conference Center 4331 Dominion St, Burnaby, BC Tel: (604) 453-0788 Let me start off by saying that e.b.o stands up to what this acronym stands for; EXPERIENCE BEYOND ORDINARY!! From beginning to end there were little surprises that elevated each dish to make it extraordinary. For instance…

Fairmont Empress: Junior Luxury Suite

Fairmont Empress  721 Government St, Victoria, BC, V8W 1W5 Tel: (250) 384-8111 Built in 1908 the Fairmont Empress (formerly knows as The Empress Hotel) is the most iconic and oldest building in Victoria, B.C. The chateau-style hotel has recently completed Phase 1 of its restoration. The traditional decor of approximately half of the 464 guest…

Maruyama Udon & Sushi Bar: Omakase Menu

Maruyama Udon & Sushi Bar 3883 Rupert St, Vancouver, BC Tel: 604 569 2198 Former Blue Water Cafe and Raw Bar chef Yoshiya Maruyama has opened his own restaurant  where the former Kimura Restaurant was located in East Vancouver. Maruyama serves traditional sushi made from both fresh local fish and fish that is flown in daily…

House Special: Modern Vietnamese Cuisine

House Special 1269 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC Tel: (778) 379-2939 House Special is located in sophisticated Yaletown of Vancouver. It’s a sister restaurant to Broken Rice and Green Lemongrass. House Special creates traditional Vietnamese cuisine with a modern flare. These delicious FryBread (Bánh Tiêu is a fried sesame hollow bread/donut) is stuffed with greens, five-spice duck confit and…

21 Nautical Miles Seafood Bar: Yaletown’s new Asian Fusion Seafood Bar

21 Nautical Miles Seafood Bar 1257 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC Tel: 604 688 2333 21 Nautical Miles Seafood Bar is located in trendy Yaletown of Vancouver.  This new seafood house that opened in spring of this year, serves seafood ‘party’ [boils] and Northern Chinese a la carte dishes. I was invited with a few other bloggers…

Fairmont Empress: Q At The Empress

Q At The Empress – Fairmont Empress 721 Government Street, Victoria, B.C. Tel: 250-384-8111 Q at the Empress is a new edition to the remodelled hotel. Beautiful rich cherry woods adorn the new space, giving it a traditional feel with modern accents. Under executive Chef Morgan Wilson, the restaurant offers Pacific Northwest cuisine that’s locally sourced…

Fairmont Empress: Afternoon Tea

Fairmont Empress 721 Government St, Victoria, B.C. Tel: 250 384 8111 After a little hiatus due to renovations, Afternoon Tea at the Empress is back in the Lobby Lounge of the Fairmont Empress. The hotel is situated in the heart of downtown with stunning water views of Victoria Inner Harbour. We were promptly seated to our…

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar: Seafood Boil Series

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver, B.C. Tel: 604-642-2900   Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar has announced the return of its wildly popular Sunday Seafood Boil Series, which was a sold-out success in its inaugural year last summer and will again take centre stage on the restaurant’s streetside patio in the heart of downtown Vancouver this July…

OLO: Brunching in Victoria

OLO Restaurant 509 Fisgard St, Victoria, B.C. Tel: (250) 590-8795 OLO  is located in the former Ulla Restaurant in historic Chinatown of Victoria, B.C. OLO actually means ‘hungry’ in Chinook Jargon; a derivative language of English, French, Chinese and Chinook. The forty seat casual dining venue boosts a farm-to-table dining experience with a menu focusing on sustainable…

Kirin Seafood Restaurant: Dim Sum Specialty Menu

Kirin Seafood Restaurant – Richmond 7900 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, B.C. Tel: 604 303 8833 It all started in 1987 when Kirin Seafood Restaurant opened their first location in Downtown Vancouver.  Kirin was well embraced and soon was the talk of the town for the finest Chinese cuisine in Vancouver. Since then, they have opened three more locations…

Shangri-La Hotel: Picasso – The Muses Dinner at the Market by Jean-Georges

Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver: Market by Jean-Georges 1128 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C. Tel: 604 695 1115  Shangri-La Hotel has partnered with the Vancouver Art Gallery to celebrate Picasso and his Muses; the six women who influenced his life and art. The Market by Jean-Georges has created a dinner series featuring the muses and their  role on that period…

A few delicious recipes for a perfect Summer meal.

  Melon with Grilled Halloom, Arugala, Radish & Pistachio  Melons brings the sweetness, and arugula and radishes give this salad a peppery bite. Mild-tasting halloom cheese maintains its shape and resists melting while grilling, making it a perfect summer salad cheese. Serves: 6 Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes INGREDIENTS  Half melon, halved, peeled,…