Good Wolfe Kitchen & Bar Vancouver is located in Yaletown. It is gold recipient of Best Neighborhood Restaurant and silver recipient of Best Weekday Lunch. Good Wolfe is also 2014 winner for Open Table’s Diner’s Choice. Chef and restaurateur Josh Wolfe creates menus that are […]
This past week I had the opportunity to visit Banff, Alberta for work. Given that it has already started snowing, I can’t say that I’ve learnt from my last experience in Winnepeg during sub par temperatures. I refuse to purchase a “Welcome to Banff” fleece even though I failed to pack anything warm. I had a company windbreaker, couple dress shirts and tees (all of which I began layering on). I needed some AAA steak from Maple Leaf Grill.
Maple Leaf Grill is one of those traditional Canadian award winning lodge style restaurants. Being in Alberta, they specialize in Albert Beef, Bison, Elk, fresh fish and Seafood.
SEAFOOD TOWER-THREE TIER (MARKET PRICE): This tower of power is filled with fresh lobster, king crab legs, oysters, cocktail shrimp, muussels, prawns, scallops, smoked salmon, and grilled squid. All so delicious fresh and sweet.
BISON TENDERLOIN bacon wrapped, potato gratin, Benedictine blue cheese, Cumberland jus 45: Tastes like steak. I never knew Bison could taste so tender; cooked to perfection. This not gamey at all.
HOMEMADE CHEESE CAKE 9: Cheesecake of the day was caramel. The cake itself is creamy, rich and soft. Lightly drizzle with caramel sauce. I much prefer strawberries. But that’s just because I’m not a big fan of sweets.
To finish off the day Macallan Whisky is a must. Smooth. In comparison to my usual double black, tasted like gasoline. Perhaps it is time to restock the bar at home.
Maple Leaf is one of those timeless classics where you would feel satisfied every time. Next time when I return in the winter, I’ll make sure I bring my Canada Goose jacket.
137 Banff Ave
Banff, AB T1L1B6
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We always see Onyx Steakhouse and Lounge on your way to Suter Brook Village in Port Moody, in fact it is just around the corner from my yoga studio . I always wonder whether we should give it a try. On one occasion while chatting with […]
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When in Montreal there are so many choices between Find Dining, Street Food, Latin Quarter and of course Poutine. Through the streets filled with old buildings overflowing with character of Old Montreal it’s hard not to fall in love with such an amazing city. But how one falls in love cannot be merely measured with buildings, it is the smell and taste of its food that embeds memories… provides an emotional comfort zone.
We arrived at this city feeling somewhat like an idiot we decided to dine at Au Pied du Cochon featured on Anthony Bourdain’s Quebec episode of No Reservation. How could we be so careless not to have made reservations. How could we be so careless to leave our stomachs empty of calories and fat from duck, poutine au foie gras, due de foie gras and Pied de cochon, or PDC farci au foie gras? Such oversight left us wandering the streets of Rue McGill hand in hand until we arrived at Bar & Boeuf Bistro Gourmand. The name repeated itself as we passed by. I suddenly remember that a colleague recommended this place during one of my conference meetings.
Bar & Boeuf is a trendy, upscale fine dining restaurant at the heart of the financial district. Two floors of casual elegence and chic environment. We shared a table downstairs and began studying the menu. Menu’s are seasonal and changes from time to time. Be sure to update yourself at their website.
BEEF TARTARE 14: Grilled croutons, niçoise and served with an oyster? Wow. I’ve seen quail eggs but never before oysters. This is nice and of course even better when paired with wasabi pea puree – fancy and quite light.
EUROPEAN BASS 26: Cauliflower puree with a perfectly seared fish. This was a safe dish. I’m not sure why we didn’t order the Veal since it is served with foie gras sauce. This would’ve been a nice replacement to Au Pied du Cochon… actually scratch that. How could it replace it?
SUCKLING PIG 23: Slices of cochon with iced parsnips, sweet potatoes, and tunips. Suckling and juicy.
We came here early before the crowds gathered. The service was friendly and prompt. We departed quickly to roam Vieux-Montreal for a romantic stroll towards Notre Dame down Rue Saint Paul O.
Bar & Boeuf Montreal
Cuisine: Bistro, Fusion, Wine Bar
Tue 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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