DINE | AU COMPTOIR: New Dinner Menu

Au Comptoir 2278 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, B.C. 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 PiDGin…

DINE | e.b.o Restaurant & Lounge

e.b.o Restaurant & Lounge – Delta Hotels by Marriott Burnaby Conference Center 4331 Dominion St, Burnaby, B.C. 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…

DINE | MARUYAMA UDON & SUSHI BAR: Omakase Menu

Maruyama Udon & Sushi Bar 3883 Rupert St, Vancouver, B.C. 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…

DINE | HOUSE SPECIAL: Modern Vietnamese Cuisine

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

DINE | 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…

DINE | 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…

DINE | 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…

DINE | 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…

DINE | 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…

DINE | 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…