Fresh BC peaches and arugula is one of the simple, quintessential summer salads that reminds us that seasonal ingredients are at their very best. The ingredients speaks for itself and everything just pairs well together without much fuss. This Summer Peach Arugula Salad with Elderflower…
H2 Rotisserie & Bar is a newly opened restaurant inside The Westin Bayshore hotel in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour neighbourhood. With 162 seats inside and 70 outside in its large garden patio, H2 entertains with Vancouver’s iconic seawall and scenic North Shore mountains backdrop. The menu…
Chef Curtis Luk (Mission Kitsilano) will be taking stage on the Cooking Stage at the BC Home + Garden Show on Saturday, February 25 at 2:00 PM. And we’ve got the perfect prize for you! Read on!
BC Home + Garden Show
“We are thrilled to be welcoming back a number of industry celebrities and show favourites to Vancouver for the 46th annual BC Home + Garden Show,” said Tyson Kidd, show manager for Marketplace Events, producers of the BC Home + Garden Show. “The return of household names Bryan Baeumler, Carson Arthur and Mike Holmes Jr., will certainly attract homeowners looking for tips to take their home and garden renos to the next level as we kickstart the spring season. There will certainly be no lack of fresh ideas and inspiration for Vancouverites at this year’s show.”
Feb 22 to 26, 2017 at BC Place Studium
- Adults (13+) $16.00
- Adults (13 +) Online $13.00
- Seniors (60+) $13.00
- Seniors (60+) Online $10.00
- Seniors (60+) $6.00 Before 6pm on Thursday & Friday Only
- Children 12 years & under FREE
For more information visit http://www.bchomeandgardenshow.com
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Mission Restaurant located on 2042 W 4th Avenue, Vancouver. It is another casual modern fine dining restaurants serving Pacific Northwest Canadian fare. The decor is charming and intrigues bypasses with its white washed walls, arched cathedral ceilings and sunken window seats. Owner and Chef Curtis Luk…
The Mackenzie Room is a charming restaurant located on the fringes of Downtown Eastside at 415 Powell Street (across from Oppenheimer Park). Open kitchen, distressed walls, wood fixtures and chandeliers throws back time with a touch of modern. The restaurant is named after William Mackenzie,…
Beautys Lucheonette Montreal is one of those iconic restaurants that screams “Montreal”. Located in the Plateau Mont Royal district, Beauty has been around since 1942. It was opened by newlyweds Hymie and Freda Sckolnick. The name Beautys was actually Hymie’s bowling nickname. It remains a family business to this day. For you – just know the Beautys Special (smoked salmon, cream cheese, red onions and tomato on a toasted sesame seed St-Viateur bagel). Add this to your “what to eat in Montreal” gluttony tour list.
Beautys Special 11.50: This traditional lox is delicious! We liked the over the top slab of cream cheese and the combination of onions and tomatoes. The bagel was good but it was just a vehicle to carry everything.
Beautys Smoothie 6.50: When you are at Beautys, also order the Beautys Smoothie Classico – strawberry, banana and orange. As the name suggests, a classic, fruity drink that just brightens the day.
This diner is classic and very nostalgic. Seats may not be very comfortable but is a great mid-day or early morning breakfast spot. It is a great restaurant that won’t break the bank. And if you looking to try the infamous Montreal bagel St. Viateur but is running out of stomache room to fit everything in; the Beautys Special brings that iconic Montreal experience along with the “must eat” factor!
Cuisine: Canadian, Diner, Breakfast
Mon 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tue 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wed 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thu 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
93 Mont-Royal West, Montreal, QC H2T 2S5
AnnaLena in Kitsilano, Vancouver recently opened for 3 months and high on our radar. We are not only excited because it is opened by former chef of The Oakwood, Mike Robbins but also Jeff Parr also formerly of The Oakwood and Chambar.
AnnaLena is named after combining the first names of Chef Mike Robbin’s grandmothers. Aww… But it sounds sophisticated and personable, much like the restaurant itself. This new eatery took over the space from the Kits Daily Kitchen and turned it into something fun yet refined.
The interior is simple but what caught our eye was the Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking cookbook on the shelf. So be it if it takes 50 steps to create the best tasting dish! Also lining the walls are Bearbrick series and Lego.
If you pay attention, you will notice the “Tetris Bar”.
Heirloom Tomato Salad 15: house cured bacon, burrata, sesame seeds, adolescent arugula. I love burrata cheese. And I love the smokiness of the bacon against the creaminess of mozzarella. The slightly peppery bitterness of the arugula contrasts well with the sweetness of local heirloom tomatoes. Winning salad to start the meal.
Garlic Confit Lobster 22: Seared mirepoix, potato, lobster bisque, lemon gel. Remember that time when Vancouver was under fog? When the Vancouver fog cancelled flights? Or when only the tree tops poked out from foggy Metro Vancouver? This soup reminds me of that. The presentation is beautiful. At the base of this soup is lemon gel, and a sauteed mixture of vegetables like onions, carrots, celery and lobster morsels. This soup is fragrant and robust in flavors. I appreciate consuming a finely constructed lobster bisque. It is too arduous to make at home.
Lamb Neck 26: grilled asparagus, chimicurri, charred yogurt, tomato anchovy dressing. Lamb neck is inexpensive, tender and full of flavor. Like oxtail, neck meat also has plenty of collagen. This dish is simplistic in terms of its ingredients; but make no mistake, it is about showcasing finesse and technique. This dish is fresh for the summer. The chimicurri,charred yogurt sauce and salty tomato anchovy dressing really lighted the mood.
This new Modern Canadian comfort restaurant in Kitsilano is a gem. We can’t wait to come back for more and to try their Brunch menu.
AnnaLena Brunch menu features around Eggs Benedicts. Beef Brisket, Tuna Belly, Pork Belly, and a Breakfast Sandwich like McDonald’s (only with better ingredients). Sounds like the best hangover cure to me. “Benedictator brunch” are Saturday and Sunday between 10 am to 1:45 pm.
Done for the night? Damn these tiny graham cookies with cream are to die for. I can eat ten!
Cuisine: Canadian, Pacific Northwest
Tue 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Wed 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Thu 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Fri 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sun 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
1809 W 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 5B8
West Oak Restaurant Vancouver in Yaletown has been on our radar for sometime now. West Oak prides itself for locally sourced ingredients: all natural, grass-fed beef, free range chicken, and Ocean Wise seafood. The high ceiling is brought down by giant heritage wood beams and accent lights. White table tops has a casual and inviting space.
Executive Chef Tim Cuff worked previously at Aura at Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler. He has also worked at Cincin and at West Restaurant as a sous chef. We are excited to be here tonight for Dine Out Vancouver 2015.
West Oak Restaurant Dine Out Vancouver Menu 2015
Dinner Menu Price: $38
Butternut Squash and Chili Soup
Beet and Goat Cheese Salad
Burrata and Prosciutto Board
Beef Short Rib ~parsnip puree, roasted fingerling potatoes, green beans, roasted radish, mushroom jus
Seared Fresh Scallops ~celeriac puree, house-made gnocchi, Swiss chard, king oyster mushrooms, truffled pea shoots
Vegetarian Risotto ~roasted squash, green beans, peas, Grana Padana
Chocolate Cherry Sponge Cake
Mason Jar Key Lime Pie
Butternut Squash and Chili Soup: A piping hot bowl of soup. We found the soup under-seasoned and a tad too watery. We added a bit of salt and it tasted a lot more delicious. What makes a good butternut squash soup? Warm, creamy, and comforting. Butternut squash soup is quintessential to winter.
Seared Fresh Scallops: celeriac puree, house-made gnocchi, Swiss chard, king oyster mushrooms, truffled pea shoots. Perfectly cooked scallops were very fresh.
Mason Jar Key Lime Pie: The first bite was very tart. A few more bites you don’t notice it as much. It is very creamy and light.
Chocolate Cherry Sponge Cake: A bitter chocolate cake that is dense with sour cherries. Tart cherries makes for an irresistible brownie pairing. The brownie itself was somewhat forgettable.
West Oak Restaurant
Cuisine: Seafood, Canadian, Pacific Northwest
Monday 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Friday 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Saturday 10:30 am – 1:00 am
Sunday 10:30 am – 1:00 am
1035 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5P9
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There are so many best brunch Vancouver restaurants. Every weekend we try to find another hot spot for the best egg Benedict or the perfect omelette in Vancouver. The breakfast / brunch restaurants listed below are outstanding. They are each delicious in their own…