La Pentola: New Fall Menu

LA PENTOLA 350 Davie St, Vancouver, BC Phone: (604) 642-0557 La Pentola just released their new seasonal fall menu. Located in the OPUS Hotel in trendy Yaletown, La Pentola serves up classic Italian fare with a modern twist. Chef Travis McCord sources fresh local and seasonal ingredients for his Alla Famiglia focused menus. BURATTA served…

Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar: Now open in downtown Squamish, B.C.

The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar 37991 2nd Ave, Squamish, B.C. Phone: (604) 390-1910 Located in downtown Squamish, The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar is a collaboration between industry veterans Jeff Park and Pat Allan. With a menu of small share plates that focus on fresh, sustainable and seasonal ingredients. The new restaurant offers a contemporary…

Showcase Restaurant & Bar: Bon Appetit!

Showcase Restaurant & Bar 1122 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6E 4J6 Phone: (604) 639-4040 Showcase Restaurant & Bar is located under the Mariott Hotel in downtown Vancouver. It serves casual West Coast cuisine with locally sourced ingredients and sustainable seafood. I, with a few other food bloggers, were treated to an elegant eight course meal…

Shangri-La Hotel: Mid-Autumn Festival Afternoon Tea

Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver 1128 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C., Tel: 604- 689- 1120 Executive Chef Ken Nakano and his team of expert pastry chefs have created a festive afternoon tea tower that incorporates many of the traditional foods that are consumed during Mid-Autumn Festival. Symbolic ingredients such as crab, duck, lotus root, taro, pear, and…

Au Comptoir: New Dinner Menu

Au Comptoir 2278 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC Tel: (604) 569-2278   Along West 4th Avenue (Kitsilano) you can find Au Comptoir – a  Parisian-style café. Upon entering the cafe your eyes are drawn to the beautiful rustic bar.  A male waiter  in a crisp blue dress shirt and black apron promptly greets you in French. The former…

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…