CHI MODERN VIETNAMESE KITCHEN: Creative Vietnamese cuisine in Kitsilano

Chi Modern Vietnamese Kitchen 1935 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, B.C. Phone: (604) 336-3010 New to the neighbourhood of Kitsilano, Chi Modern Vietnamese Kitchen offers more than just the traditional pho and banh mi’s. Head chef Chi Le, a former Master Chef Vietnam runner-up, has seen her dream of opening an upscale Vietnamese restaurant come to reality. …

THE WORKSHOP VEGETARIAN CAFE: North Shore’s newest addition.

The Workshop Vegetarian Cafe 296 Pemberton Ave, North Vancouver, B.C. Phone: (604) 973-0163 The Workshop Vegetarian Cafe is a brand new, family owned and operated restaurant in the heart of North Vancouver. Upon driving down the more “industrial like” street, The Workshop stuck out like a sore thumb….but, in a good way. With its corner…

RAWBAR at the FAIRMONT PACIFIC RIM: Boozy Brunch

Fairmont Pacific Rim – The Lobby Lounge/RawBar 1038 Canada Pl, Vancouver, B.C. Phone:  (604) 695-5300 Fairmont Pacific Rim is located in Coal Harbour of downtown Vancouver. This hotel offers many great dining options, but I was here to experience RawBar’s newest brunch menu, Five Course Cocktail Brunch. The RawBar, situated in The Lobby Lounge of the…

TORAFUKU: Asian Fusion Restaurant

Torafuku 958 Main St, Vancouver, B.C. Phone: (778) 903-2006 Located on the border of Chinatown in Vancouver, Torafuku offers many Asian fusion dishes with a modern twist. Executive chef  and co-owner Clement Chan releases a new fall  menu, with many of his family-style dishes that are inspired by sourcing local and seasonal ingredients.   The Oyster…

LA PENTOLA: New Fall Menu

LA PENTOLA 350 Davie St, Vancouver, B.C. Phone: (604) 642-0557 Located in the OPUS Hotel in trendy Yaletown, La Pentola serves up classic Italian fare with a modern twist. Chef Travis McCord releases a new fall Alla Famiglia menu focusing on fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. Buratta served with salsa verde, charred leeks, pine nuts,…

THE 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 and…

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…

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, 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…

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…

FAIRMONT EMPRESS: Junior Luxury Suite

Fairmont Empress  721 Government St, Victoria, B.C. 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 rooms and…

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…