Soirette’s new 2017 Mooncake Collection recently just released and is perfect for sharing and gifting during the Mid-Autumn Festival on October 4th, 2017. The unique collection of Snow Mooncakes, featuries a wonderful selection of fresh fruit, refreshing teas and French couverture chocolate. Made entirely from scratch […]
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The Yaletown Business Improvement Association (YBIA) is proud to announce the 13th annual Taste of Yaletown (TOY), a popular community-based event that invites the public to try a variety of dishes from 26 premier restaurants throughout the neighbourhood. From October 11 to 27th, Vancouver’s top chefs […]
‘TACOFINO OASIS’ now open in downtown Vancouver at Bentall One Buildling. Latest Addition to Family of Restaurants Offers Tacofino’s Signature Baja-inspired Fare, Express Burritos To Go, Local Craft and Import Beer and Cocktails.
Tacofino welcomes the newest member to its growing family of restaurants today when it brings its Baja-inspired cuisine and surf-centric style to a new counter-service oasis in the heart of downtown Vancouver at 1050 West Pender Street.
Tacofino’s ‘White Lightning’ food truck has been a familiar sight nearby at Dunsmuir and Burrard since 2012. Now, Tacofino Oasis offers financial district denizens a licensed 40-seat dining room and patio and a variety of made-to-order eat-in and to-go menu items, as well as two grab-and-go ‘express’ burritos for those on the run.
Open Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., this new location is the latest addition to a family business that was launched in 2009 when Tacofino co-owners Jason Sussman and Kaeli Robinsong opened the original Tacofino Cantina at the back of the Live to Surf parking lot in Tofino, BC and quickly gained a following thanks to their trademark quality, fresh and affordable fare with an environmental and nutritional conscience.
In keeping with Tacofino’s tradition of designing a menu unique to each location, Sussman and new Regional Executive Chef Stefan Hartmann created new taco options such as Pacific Cod, Beef, Duck and Tofu; burritos in Pork Belly, Crispy Chicken, Duck, Cod Barbacoa and Cauliflower & Beet varieties; and Happy Hour features like Nachos, Beef Tamales and Crispy Octopus. Exclusive to this location, Tacofino Oasis is also introducing two ‘express’ burrito options — Beef and Bean & Cheese — available hot and ready all day. As with all Tacofino fare, each dish proudly features ingredients that are Ocean Wise-approved, antibiotic- and hormone-free, raised ethically and made locally.
“We’ve felt at home in this neighbourhood for years now with our ‘White Lightning’ truck, so it’s just a natural next step for us to set down some more permanent roots here,” says Sussman. “It’s been a wild ride for me and Kaeli and we’re grateful for all the love and support shown for Tacofino since the start.”
Vancouver designer Shiloh Sukkau — who collaborated with longtime friend Robinsong on the décor of Tacofino Oasis — turned to a wide-ranging palette of materials and influences to infuse the rustic-yet-glamorous feel of a mid-century Mexican resort in the new location. To that end, Sukkau conjured up a true oasis amidst the concrete towers of the surrounding Financial District courtesy of walls and ceiling bathed in ‘pool’ blue, woven bar stools and red mesh patio chairs, pink concrete modular two-tops, a recycled marble terrazzo bar and resort-inspired striped upholstery.
Tacofino Oasis represents the fifth brick-and-mortar restaurant for the brand, which opened Tacofino Hastings in 2012, Tacofino Gastown and a Victoria outpost in 2015 and Tacofino Yaletown in 2016. Beyond the five restaurants and the original Cantina location in Tofino, Tacofino also encompasses a fleet of roaming food trucks, a growing workforce of more than 250 employees and a legion of ardent fans.
ABOUT TACOFINO OASIS | Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver’s financial district, Tacofino Oasis is the newest member of a growing family of restaurants that was launched by cofounders Jason Sussman and Kaeli Robinsong at the back of the Live to Surf parking lot in Tofino, BC in 2009. A counter-service oasis in the midst of the financial district’s concrete landscape, the latest Tacofino outpost offers up a relaxed-yet-stylish resort-inspired décor in a fully-licensed space where guests can enjoy Tacofino’s celebrated brand of Baja-by-way-of-West-Coast fare available in both eat-in, to-go and express grab-and-go options.
Cuisine: Mexican, Tacos
Mon 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
122 – 1050 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC
Beat the dog days of summer at AnnaLena with the newly introduced happy hour daily from 5pm to 6pm – a curated selection of hand made cocktails, beers and wines. Happy hour is an appetizing way to try AnnaLena’s world class cocktail program, led by Bar Manager Kevin Brownleee, […]
NEW BEER HALL AND RESTAURANT CONCEPT ‘BELLS AND WHISTLES’ TO OPEN IN VANCOUVER’S FRASERHOOD THIS SEPTEMBER Latest Addition to Gooseneck Hospitality’s Expanding Restaurant Roster Features 150 Seats, Wrap-Around Patio, Casual Fare and Local Craft Beer, Wine and Cocktails Exclusively On Tap. The team behind such award-winning […]
La Glace, je t’aime. What started as casual flirtation with a charming little ice cream cart has blossomed into serious dessert love as Vancouver hearts melt over the city’s newest ice cream parlour and salon de thé. “All things are better when shared with someone cherished” is the La Glace mantra that adorns the front window in gold lettering. It captures the ethos at the heart of pastry chef Mark Tagulao’s now-realized dream of opening a space in which friends, family, and loved ones could relish in sweet fairytale indulgence. La Glace officially opens today, scooping up French-style ice cream in the heart of Vancouver’s West Side.
“I’ve been making ice cream since I was a little kid,” says Tagulao, founder and culinary director of La Glace. “Ice cream is connected to every childhood celebration that I can remember.”
La Glace ice cream is rich and luxurious, made in the French method with cream, egg yolks, and sugar using minimal aeration. Time-honoured flavours such as Ganache made with dark Valrhona chocolate and Crème de la Crème infused with fragrant vanilla bean are mainstays, while tempting limited-time offerings may include Bananes Foster (roasted banana rum cream, toffee, and cinnamon); Matcha Noir (green tea with a black sesame swirl); and Café à la Lavande (coffee with a hint of lavender). Tagulao focused on creating this same creamy texture when developing the three vegan flavours made with house-made cashew milk or coconut milk: Chocolat à la Menthe (mint cream and dark chocolate flecks); Chocohuète (peanut butter and dark chocolate; and Coco Pandan (pandan-infused coconut cream). Visitors delight in choosing decadent in-house pastry and confection toppings for their personalized creations served in cups or cones.
Scoops are priced at $5.50 for one, $7.50 for two, and $8.50 for three. Upgrade from a standard wafer cone to a house-made waffle cone based on Tagulao’s family recipe for $1.50.
La Glace Ice Cream is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm and is centrally located at 2785 West 16th Avenue.
About La Glace Ice Cream: All things are better shared with someone cherished – La Glace Artisanal Ice Cream is meticulously handcrafted in the French method by Vancouver pastry chef Mark Tagulao. Each detail of the parlour and salon de thé was thoughtfully designed with the hope of connecting people with one other. La Glace offers scoops of sorbet along with dairy and vegan ice cream in a cup or cone; parfaits with seasonal and gourmet toppings; and artisanal pastry pairings including cookies, macarons, and profiteroles. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm, La Glace is located in the heart of the West Side at 2785 West 16th Avenue (16th and Macdonald—where Point Grey meets Kitsilano and Arbutus Ridge).
La Glace Ice Cream
Cuisine: Ice Cream, Dessert
2785 W 16th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 4W7
New Counter-Service Restaurant Serves Up Modern Takes on Middle Eastern Fare, Local Beer, Spiked Drinks Seven Days a Week. Superbaba — a new counter-service concept that mixes the authentic and familiar flavours of the Middle East with the laid back feel and fare of the West […]
Noodlebox Canada announces a guest feature recipe series, slated to launch in all twelve stores across BC and Alberta on August 8th. Known for fresh food wok-cooked with flame, Noodlebox has partnered with three local influencers to create feature dishes, each available for a week-long run this […]
The Westin Bayshore’s H2 Rotisserie & Bar salutes Vancouver’s upcoming Pride celebration with a sheet so fresh you might be tempted to slap it. H2’s Chef Caitlin Mark, a proud member of the LGBTQ2+ community, has created a Fresh Sheet: Pride Edition, available during dinner for two weeks, July 27 – August 10.
The colourful three-course meal begins with a Caprese Salad, featuring rainbow heirloom gem tomato, baby bocconcini, lemon basil vinaigrette and balsamic reduction garnish. The second course is West Coast Crab Legs, served with fingerling potatoes, roasted heirloom carrots, steamed broccolini and white wine lemon butter sauce. Dessert is a Rainbow Cake that layers vanilla cake, white chocolate and cream cheese icing.
The Fresh Sheet: Pride Edition menu is served family-style, minimum two people per order, $40 per person.
Available starting today, July 27 through August 10
Guests are also invited to try the $15 Divine Cocktail, which is a trifecta of Pina Colada, Hurricane and Blue Hawaiian cocktails. Proceeds from sales of the Divine Cocktail will go to the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation.
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H2 Rotisserie & Bar
Cuisine: Canadian, Upscale Comfort Food, Rotisserie
Mon 6:30 am – 12:00 am
Tue 6:30 am – 12:00 am
Wed 6:30 am – 12:00 am
Thu 6:30 am – 12:00 am
Fri 6:30 am – 12:00 am
Sat 6:30 am – 12:00 am
Sun 6:30 am – 12:00 am
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4
LA MEZCALERIA LAUNCHES NEW BRUNCH, LUNCH AND COCKTAIL MENUS La Mezcaleria has refreshed the brunch, lunch and cocktail menus at both locations, keeping staple menu items on offer while introducing additional, authentic Mexican dishes and drinks. The lunch menu sees traditional Mexican plates like Tostadas and […]
Starting today, July 24, 2017, enjoy the freshest local catch with all the fixings at Fresh Ideas Start Here’s (F.I.S.H.) brand new FISHbar, located inside both seafood market locations at #180–7515 Market Crossing in Burnaby and 2959 West Broadway in Kitsilano. From locally caught wild […]
This year for National Ice Cream Day (Sunday, July 16) foodora teamed up two of their restaurant partners to bring Vancouverites a new Instagrammable frozen treat: ‘The Twisted Poke Bowl.’
Created by Marble Slab Creamery and Melu Juice, The Twisted Poke Bowl is made with birthday cake ice cream, frozen blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, Melu’s house made cacao sauce (cacao powder, dates and cinnamon), coconut flakes, dehydrated cranberries, goji berries and chia seeds!
‘The Twisted Poke Bowl’ is available starting on Sunday, July 16 through to Sunday, July 23rd, exclusively through foodora’s app or website, for pick-up only!
MOVE OVER AVOCADOES AND GIVE PEAS A CHANCE! Breakfast dish replaces avocadoes with local peas and becomes toast of the town at Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver. Vancouverites are familiar with the debate of having avocado toast – or saving for a home with their rising prices. But […]
There’s 60+ days of summer left and the Starbucks menu just got a summer makeover. Starting Tuesday, July 11th, Canadian customers can head to stores and get their hands on these new menu items: NEW Teavana® Shaken Iced Tea Infusions Starbucks is reimaging their […]