TurF Vancouver is a fitness studio, restaurant & cafe and shop in the Kitsilano neighbourhood on West 4th. I love the healthy choices and wholesome food that makes you feel alive – no refined sugar, non-processed. Just a lot of organic ingredients, mostly plants and […]
Hydra Vancouver is an estiatorio Mediterranean restaurant & bar that just opened at the newly renovated luxury EXchange Hotel on 475 Howe Street (between Pender and Hastings.) The 180-seat Greek restaurant itself is a stunning bi-level, washed with natural light from its six-story atrium lobby. […]
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. The 30 seater room is tiny and you will often feel like you are “sharing” a table with the people to the left and right of you. I recommend making a reservation and requesting for the booth seat by the aisle.
The name “Autostrada” – is an expressway in Italy.
I came here with my University BFF to celebrate my birthday. To start, the creamiest and fluffiest burrata from Italy (MP) and house-baked daily Focaccia 6.
Caesar 13: To add a bit of green to our carbo-loaded evening, we opt for a Caesar salad with anchovies. Heavy on the salt.
Strozzapreti 21: duck and anchovy ragu.
Garganelli Con Salsiccia 22: Fennel sausage, peas and pecorino.
There is nothing more indulgent and comforting than fresh pasta over wine and good company! The portions are perfect without leaving you feeling stuffed and bloated.
Next time, order the classic cacio e pepe, consisting of Pecorino, black pepper and butter. You’re welcome!
Cuisine: Italian, Pasta
Mon 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
4811 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3R9
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Where to eat for Mother’s Day Weekend? Are you wondering where to take Mom out for Brunch, Lunch or Dinner in Vancouver this year? Here are a few places in Metro Vancouver that are hosting special events for Mother’s Day May 11 and 12, 2019. […]
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Where to eat for Easter Weekend Brunch, Lunch or Dinner in Vancouver this year?
Here are a few places in Metro Vancouver that are hosting special events for Easter Weekend April 19-21 2019. To avoid lengthy wait times, reservations are highly recommended.
|Hawksworth||Brunch: Prix-Fixe Menu & A La CarterBC Journey Tasting Menu & A La Carte||varies||April 21: Brunch 10:30 am to 2 pm; Dinner 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm||Vancouver|
|Notch 8 @ Fairmont Hotel Vancouver||Brunch Buffet||varies||April 21: 11 am or 1 pm||Vancouver|
|Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar||Brunch Buffet||$88 Adultn$40 Child 12 and Under||April 21||Vancouver|
|Arc Restaurant @ Fairmont Hotel Waterfront||Brunch Buffet||$55 Adult||April 21: 10 am or 12 pm||Vancouver|
|Bacchus @ Wedgewood Hotel||Prix-Fixe Menu||$65 Adult n$40 Child 12 and Under||April 21: 11 am to 2 pm||Vancouver|
|p2b @ Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel||Brunch Buffet||$55 Adult n$26 Child 12 and Under||April 21||North Vancouver|
|Pier 7 @ Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier||Special Menu||varies||April 19to22: 10:30 am to 2 pm||Vancouver|
|The Lobby Restaurant @ Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier||Brunch Buffet||$79 Adultn$7 Child Under 6n$39 Child 6 - 12||April 21: 11 am, 11:30 am or 12 pm||North Vancouver|
|Oceans 999 @ Pan Pacific Hotel||Brunch Buffet||$89 Adultn$85 Seniorn||April 21: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm||Vancouver|
|Dockside Restaurant||Brunch Buffet||$60 Adultn$33 Child||April 21: 10 am or 1 pm||Vancouver|
|Hilton Metrotown||Brunch Buffet||$60 Adult n$25 Child 6 - 12||April 21: 10:30 am to 2 pm||Burnaby|
|Sea to Sky Gondola||Brunch||$50 Adult Membern$50 Child Member n$78 Adult Non-Member include Lift Ticketn$32 Child Child Non-Member include Lift Ticket||Feb 14: 5 pm or 7 pm||Squamish|
|MIXT Lobby Lounge @ Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel||Brunch Buffet||$53 Adult n$27 Child 5 - 12||April 21: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm||Surrey|
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Where are you celebrating Earth Hour? Show your care for the Earth this Saturday, March 30, from 8:30 to 9:30 pm. Now in its 12th year, the annual global initiative — recognized as “the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment” — sees millions of […]
The 20th Annual BCPMA Healthy Chef Competition took place March 20th at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Vancouver. It is co-hosted by BC Produce Marketing Association and BC Chefs’ Association (BCCA). There were over 500 guests in attendance and 10 restaurants showcasing their use of […]
Vancouver International Wine Festival is one of Canada’s premier food & wine event that you don’t want to miss. Although this year’s themed wine region is California, we enjoyed a sumptuous winery lunch at Lift Bar & Grill at Coal Harbour featuring food-friendly wines from Chile and Argentina.
Domaine Bousquet Organic Brut NV – Aromas of citrus, apple and tropical fruits. Tastes of green apple flavour and aroma, tropical and delicate minerality. Made from organic grapes.
Cono Sur Vineyards & Winery Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2018 – Aromas of citrus, grapefruit, lime, pineapples and white flowers. Smooth, flavourful taste of acidity, mineral and saline hints. 20% in French barrels for 5 months leads to a less oaky finish.
Viña Santa Ema Amplus Carmenére ONE 2017 – Aromas of sour cherries, black pepper and chocolate. Bright tasting, well bodied and concentration with a fruity ending linger.
Bodega Argento Cabernet Franc Reserva 2016 – Aromas of cherry, raspberry, currant leaves and fruits. Tastes of herbs and cassis for spicy notes. Tastes of sweet tannins, spiciness, rich and full-bodied with a long finish. Argento Reserva is a limited selection of fuller-bodied wines with a greater concentration of fruit and complexity. The grapes used to make these wines come from the Argento’s oldest vineyards in Mendoza.
Achaval-Ferrer Mendoza Malbec 2017 – Aromas are fresh and floral, featuring blackberry, raspberry and violets. Taste is dense, thick with a noticeable mineral frame. It is acidic with silky tannins and a long finish.
My favourite was the bright crimson Gran Reserva Carmenere from Santa Ema.
Featured Lunch Menu:
- AMUSE: Argentinean Prawn with Chimichurri
- CHILLED SEAFOOD SALAD: Wine braised octopus, clams, mussels, squid, chorizo chips and warm garlic beard
- SLOW COOKED BEEF SHORTRIB: Infused Jasmine rice, winter vegetables, spicy corn salsa and red pepper coulis
- CHOCOLATE MOCHA CAKE WITH SALTED CARAMEL
Mon 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
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 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Menchion Mews, Vancouver, BC V6G 3H2
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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!
WANT TO WIN $100 GIFT CARD TO FAMOSO PRIZE PACK?
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- Post a comment on this blog post and tell us which dish you’d like to eat. One entry per person.
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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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