DINE | SHOWCASE RESTAURANT & BAR: Bon Appetit!

Showcase Restaurant & Bar 1122 W Hastings St, Vancouver, B.C. 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 in the…

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 | 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 | 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 | 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…

DINING | The Urban Tea Merchant: Summer Westcoast Tea Set + Iced Tea Collection

The Urban Tea Merchant 1070 W Georgia St, Vancouver, B.C. Tel: 604-692-0071 The Urban Tea Merchant is an upscale tea boutique located in the heart of downtown Vancouver’s “so called” ‘Rodeo Drive’. They are Canada’s exclusive distributor of TWG Tea; the finest teas in the world. The tea showroom is split into two rooms; a retail area on…

DINING | Edible Canada Bistro: Japanese Feast with Chef Tomoki Yamasaki

Edible Canada Bistro – Granville Island 1596 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC Tel: (604) 682-6681 Edible Canada Bistro is located in the heart of Granville Island, serving up Canadian cuisine with locally sourced ingredients. The 150 seat bistro features indoor and outdoor seating with an open kitchen concept. It also has a retail shop on site that sells local artisan’s items….

DINING | Fairmont Hotel Vancouver: Mad Hatter Afternoon Tea

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver 900 W Georgia St, Vancouver, B.C. Tel: (604) 684 3131 I was fortunate enough to experience Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s new themed High Tea menu and venue; and what a theme it was…The Mad Hatter! Imagine being transported into one of the all time favourite story books, “Alice in Wonderland!” Upon entering the…