Autostrada Osteria is a casual osterie on Main Street, Vancouver between East 32nd and 33rd. The Co-Owner and Head Chef come from La Quercia, founder of La Pentola and co-owner of Cinara. The menu focuses on quality ingredients, fresh handmade pasta and few regional wines. […]
I love a good spaghetti recipe. But this quick and easy pasta recipe requires almost no cooking at all! It is clean, simple, healthy yet packs incredibly with bursts of flavour thanks to the roasted tomato! I feel like this is the perfect dinner solution […]
Over the years, Famoso Italian Pizzeria + Bar has been offering Italian dishes and Neapolitan pizza in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and other Canadian cities. We love their authentic Naples pizza – a thin, crisp crust, soft centre and fresh 100% Canadian cow’s milk mozzarella. Few days ago we got to try their new menu now available in Metro Vancouver (Commercial Drive and Guildford Town Centre), soon to be available at all locations across Canada. Here’s a sneak peek and a chance to win $100 Gift Card and a jar of Campania tomato sauce!
Starting the evening off right with some tasty appetizers:
Baked Garlic Shrimp: skillet style shrimp, garlic oil and Grana Padano with rustic crostini.
Pork + Veal Ricotta Meatballs: Super juicy meatballs over Authentico tomato sauce, Grana Padano, ricotta, extra virgin olive oil and served with garlic flatbread.
Spanish Chorizo & Polenta: Oven roasted spicy chorizo sausage served with creamy Mascarpone hand milled polenta and portobello mushrooms.
Sandwiches: Perfect for those craving something lighter or in a hurry.
- Chicken Pesto Artichoke: Oven roasted marinated chicken breast, pesto, melted Provolone, warm peppers and artichoke, arugula on a crispy grilled focaccia.
- Brooklyn Deli (Wiseguy): Oven crackling baguette, balsamic, olive oil, prosciutto, soppressata, capicola, Provolone, romaine, vine tomatoes and Italian drizzle.
Rigatoni Bolognese: Simple homestyle Italian meat sauce, Grana Padano and served with garlic bread.
What is Grano Padano? Grando Padamo is a hard, slow-ripened, semi-fat, cow’s-milk cheese from Italy, comparable to Parmigiano Reggiano.
Fettuccine Pesto Primavera: Creamy garlic, olive oil, basil and Grana Padano.
Chicken Parmigiana: Forno roasted breaded chicken breast, Authentico Pomodoro, Provolone, Parmesan and linguine. Perfect toddler & kids meal that they’ll love to eat!
Il Diablo Pizza: Served individual or family size. This thin crusted pizza is made with authentic Campania tomato sauce, fresh fior di latte, smoked Mozzarella, red and green peppers, roasted mushrooms and a Forno Roasted Chorizo sausage and finished with a drizzle of house-made chili oil.
Famoso Campania Tomato Sauce: For the sixth year, Famoso Pizzeria is partnering with Mealshare to help end youth hunger in #Canada, one jar of tomato sauce at the time. 🍅 🍝 From today through December 31, 2018, for every jar of Campania sauce purchased, meals will be provided to Canadian youth in need right in the community in which the sauce was sold. Get yours today at your nearest Famoso Pizzeria!
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ABOUT FAMOSO NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA
They are known for their Naples style pizzas using authentic ingredients to create their Neapolitan pizzas.
- TOMATOES are imported from Campania. Hand-mill them before the oven caramelizes them to perfection.
- FIOR-DI-LATTE is 100% Canadian cow’s milk mozzarella. Invented in Naples, this cheese is rich and creamy.
- BASIL is hand-torn and is the Italian herb topping on many dishes.
- FLOUR is highly refined and low-gluten, making for easy digestion and endless enjoyment. ‘00’ Flour produces an amazingly soft yet crispy pizza crust.
- PIZZAS are hand-tossed by our expert team of Pizzaiolos – pizza-makers trained by Famoso’s certified founders – then fired in an authentic bell-shaped oven imported from Italy for 90 seconds at 900ºF.
Famoso Italian Pizzeria + Bar
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Mon 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Sun 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
1380 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X6
Phone: (604) 251-2292
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Vancouver International Wine Festival‘s Winery Dinners took place last night at Yew Seafood and Bar at the Four Seasons Vancouver Hotel. The Italian Dinner was featured Castello di Gabbiano‘s winemaker Frederico Cerelli for a night of exceptional Italian wines and west coast cuisine.
- Pinot Grigio 2015: Crisp, dry and refreshing with flavours of green apple, citrus, and tropical fruits.
- Dark Night IGT Toscana 2016: Intense notes of ripe red berry fruit and sweet spices, coffee and chocolate.
- Chianti Classico Riserva 2015: Full ruby color with excellent fruity notes on a sweet and spicy background. Vigorous body. Excellent tannins.
- Bellezza Gran Selezione 2012: Bright notes of cherry and blackberry with spice and vanilla.
- Alleanza IGT 2011: Intense red with black pepper, cloves and ripe fruit. Luscious tannins and toasty oak notes.
Featured Dinner Menu:
- Salmon Gravlax: Toasted rye crumbs, cucumber, fennel and lime sorbet
- Roaster Sweetbreads: Carrots, puffed quinoa, foie gras snow
- Spiced Lamb Ravioli: Harissa and Farro
- Honey Roasted Duck: Celeriac puree, golden beets, mushrooms, 5 spice jus
- Triple Cream Truffle Cheese: Poached pear, hazelnut crumble
I was invited by Vancouver International Wine Festival for a menu tasting.
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I have a soft spot for a few restaurants on the intersection of Fraser and Kingsway. Osteria Savio Volpe is one of them. The other is Sal Y Limon. I love the classic rustic Italian dishes mixed with a few modern twists. Compared to our previous […]
June is Italian Heritage Month. As a celebration to Mangia! Vancouver Cibo Trattoria has curated a special three course menu for $38 per person. The menu is selection is well rounded and offers a good mix of vegetables, protein and pasta choices. Insalata Caprese: To […]
Dazzling Cafe opened it’s first location outside of Asia in Richmond, BC. This uber cute and stylish cafe chain has locations in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. They are famous for their honey toast which comes in a variety of flavors. The presentation is pretty and makes every Instagram moment.
I love the interior decor of this trendy cafe. It is filled with white and soft grey tones with accents marble and button tufted seats. Did I mention the bunny ear chairs? What a perfect place for afternoon high tea!
Although Dazzling Cafe is famous for their desserts, they also offer a wide selection of dishes like pasta, rice casseroles, pizza and snacks. Beverages include my favorite Earl Grey Black Milk Tea Latte, Royal Matcha Latte and Rose latte. Of course, there are also coffee, tea, fresh juices and slushies.
Entree prices ranges between $10 to $15 and portions are not enough to share. Honey Toasts are between $12 to $15. I would definitely recommend order a few dishes to share between friends if you are hungry and it is a good way to sample different flavors.
Rose Latte 6.50: A strongly fragrant latte with rose water. It is quite sweet and I would recommend requesting it half sweet.
Earl Grey Black Milk Tea 6.95: available in both cold or hot. I like the cold version now that the weather is quite warm outside. There is a nice balance of tea and milk.
Truffle Fries 8.50: Crispy fries with a nice subtle hint of truffle oil that is not overwhelmingly intruding. A good snack to start while you wait for the rest of the food.
Mentaiko Spaghetti with Cream Sauce 明太子義大利麵 11.50: This was everyone’s favorite dish on the table. I love the silky creaminess of the mentaiko sauce with a nice subtle briny flavor. The pasta was also al dente.
Spicy Spaghetti with Chicken 辣味雞肉義大利麵 11.50: I like the subtle heat of this pasta this that lingers in your mouth for a while.
Month Blanc Honey Toast 15: This boxed toast is literally a butter toasted bread dessert that is hollowed out, cut into cubed pieces, buttered and toasted. These cubed pieces are then placed back inside the break box along with ice cream, whipped cream. The honey toast is then topped with different fruits and flavors for presentation. There is tableside service at Dazzling Cafe. I like the light sweetness of this chestnuts, whipped cream and the caramelized bread box that is suitable for the Asian palate.
Dazzling Cafe is a great location to catch up with friends over dessert. If you don’t have a sweet tooth that is ok too since they have a lot of savory food options. I like the relaxing environment and the pretty girly decor. I would not recommend this place if you are in a hurry however. Food takes a while to arrive. If you are a Women of Leisure, by all means, you have nothing to worry about 🙂
Cuisine: Desserts, Pasta, Waffles
Mon 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
Tue 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Sat 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Sun 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
7971 Alderbridge Way #140, Richmond, BC V6X 2A4
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Milk and Eggs Restaurant has been opened for a few months now. It is located in Richmond on 8888 Odlin Crescent and Cambie. I first noticed this place with their milk shakes and ice cream desserts. But then people started raving about their meatballs. So naturally […]
For lovers of Tannis Ling’s award winning Bao Bei, Kissa Tanto at 263 Pender Street is a must visit. It was voted number one enRoute Magazine Canada’s Best New Restaurant 2016. This highly anticipated restaurant with long lines and lengthy reservation waitlist does not disappoint. Executive Chef and Co-Owner Joel Watanabe and Sous Chef Alain Chow creates a menu focused on classic Italian / Japanese fusion with a touch of Chinese cuisine.
The 75 seat restaurant was completely gutted and renovated from a dormant commercial space. Up the long staircase to discover a new aesthetic approach. The decor is sublime and sexy straight from the 60s jazu kissa of Japan. Ste Marie (Savio Volpe, Mosquito, Ask for Luigi, Homer Street Cafe, Bao Bei) transports guests to a different time and place. Pink vinyl banquettes, brass rails and jewel tone accents the dark and eccentric space.
“Kissa” is an old Japanese word meaning cafe and “tanto” in Italian means a lot.
Pickle Plate 9: a rotating selection of pickled vegetable. My favorite was the pickled lotus. Appetizing to get your ready for a feast.
Daily Fish Crudo 21: Shiso vinaigrette, radishes, Tokyo leek, capers, pickled almonds, Castelvetrano olives, and mustard greens. Subtle flavors and great mouth feel.
Sedanini 22: sausage ragu, rapini, ground roasted sesame, and pecorino. One of my favorite dishes and would crave this late at night.
Fish – market price: flash-fried whole fish with daikon soy dipping sauce. Option for Perch whenever possible for a meatier bite. MP $33 for a small, $35 large.
Eggplant 8: whole roasted Japanese eggplant, miso besciamella, and almond crumble. Soft, buttery and bursting with umami flavors.
Cuisine: Italian, Japanese
Tue 5:30 pm – 12:00 am
Wed 5:30 pm – 12:00 am
Thu 5:30 pm – 12:00 am
Fri 5:30 pm – 12:00 am
Sat 5:30 pm – 12:00 am
263 E Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1T8
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