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Torafuku Vancouver | Lunch Menu

Torafuku Vancouver | Lunch Menu

Torafuku in Vancouver’s Chinatown is now open for lunch service and I’m very excited. I’ve been a fan of this “Lucky Tiger” since it started as an Asian Fusion food truck “Le Tigre”. I’ve been here for events and during Dine Out Vancouver – not […]

The Red Accordion Vancouver

The Red Accordion Vancouver

The Red Accordion opened earlier in the February 2019, taking over the old location of Forkhill Bistro, The Fat Badger and Le Gavroche on Alberni Street. To be honest, I had to visit this location since Le Gavroche days when it started becoming underwhelming. And […]

First Table Offers Diners 50% Off the First Table of the Night

First Table Offers Diners 50% Off the First Table of the Night

Local food lovers can get the first crack at exclusive dining experiences across the city when the international online dining site known as First Table makes its North American debut in Vancouver on today Thursday, November 14.

We got to seat down last night and to be one of the first to try First Table at The Greek by Anatoli in Yaletown.

The concept of First Table is simple. It is a restaurant discovery platform that first launched in New Zealand in 2014, First Table connects diners around the world with local restaurants that offer its members 50% off the food bill at specified times. Every week, participating Vancouver restaurants will list their ‘first tables’ for the upcoming seven days on the First Table website, allowing diners who pay a $10 booking fee to secure a table at the restaurant of their choice and 50% off the food bill for two to four people.

First Table Promo Code

To celebrate its North American debut, First Table is offering new members a $5 credit towards their first booking fee when registering at firsttable.com/ca/vancouver/ by November 30 using the promo code FIRSTTABLECA.

List of First Table Restaurants in Vancouver

The 22 inaugural First Table restaurants in Vancouver are as follows, with additional restaurants being added to the roster on an ongoing basis:

I can’t wait to see what other restaurants join the roster! Diners can revisit their favourite restaurants or try ones they haven’t been to with friends and family. I love the concept to encourage socializing with a group of 2s or 4s and is perfect for Date Night!

Here’s a look at what we feasted on at The Greek by Anatoli!

DIP TASTER 10: Trio of dips featuring Tzatziki & Avocado, Taramosalata (tangy caviar spread), and Homous.

GREEK SALAD 17: fresh tomatoes, cucumber, peppers and onions, with feta from Greece, capers and olives

CALAMARI 14: One of my favourites is their classic crispy calamari, served with tzatziki.

OCTOPOTHI 20: perfectly grilled octopus, olive oil, lemon caper dressing and crispy potatoes.

PIDAKIA PLATTER 45: 5 flame-grilled lamb chops served with seasonal vegetables, lemon potatoes and rice additional chops (+$7.50

RABBIT KALAMAKIA (3 popsicles) 18: rabbit loin with lamb sausage, wrapped in bacon

EKMEK 11: rich and creamy vanilla custard, shredded kataifi crust, whip cream and pistachio.

CHOCOLATE MOUSSE 11: two scoops of semi-bitter chocolate mousse in a deep-fried filo cup served with drizzled caramels.

For more information on how you can sign up and take advantage of these savings visit the following link: https://www.firsttable.com/ca

The Greek by Anatoli
URL: https://thegreekbyanatoli.com
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean

Hours:
Monday 11:00am – late
Tuesday 11:00am – late
Wednesday 11:00am – late
Thursday 11:00am – late
Friday 11:00am – late
Saturday 11:00am – late
Sunday 11:00am – late

1043 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B
(604) 979-0700

I was invited by First Table and The Greek by Anatoli for menu tasting.


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Masayoshi Vancouver | Omakase

Masayoshi Vancouver | Omakase

Masayoshi on Fraser Street is ranked #48 in a list of Canada’s Best 100 Restaurants for 2018. This chef-owned Japanese restaurant is by reservation only and offers an Omakase-only menu. The Chef, Masayoshi Baba comes from Tojo’s and creates all omakase dishes prepared with no […]

Papi’ Seafood & Oyster Bar Vancouver | English Bay

Papi’ Seafood & Oyster Bar Vancouver | English Bay

Casual seafood-focused favourites with bold, delicious flavours. Papi’s Seafood and Oyster Bar replaced Raincity Grill (and formerly Beach Bay Cafe) at Denman Street. The 2200 sqft space is refreshing, bright and airy. A good match for its playful seafood fare. To start our 5 Year […]

Baroness Bubble Tea  Vancouver 小黑糖 – Brown Sugar Bubble Tea

Baroness Bubble Tea Vancouver 小黑糖 – Brown Sugar Bubble Tea

Baroness Bubble Tea  Vancouver 小黑糖

Baroness Bubble Tea 小黑糖 from Taipei specializing in brown sugar bubble tea has finally opened in Vancouver (near UBC at MacDonald and Trafalgar). It is their first location outside of Asia. The other location includes Hong Kong, and soon to open Vietnam and Malaysia.

During their soft opening, all drinks are 20% off.

I love that they have oat milk options and they also use Earth’s Own Oat Milk Barista Edition. We love this creamy milk alternative so much that we’ve used it for our own Hojicha Oat Milk Ice Cream Recipe too!

The bubble tea itself is cozy and seats 10 people at most.

Thai Milk Style with Oat Milk: We loved this richly flavoured Thai Milk Tea at 30% sweetness and regular ice. The brown sugar pearls are one of the best in Vancouver with a really good chewy mouthfeel.

Wintermelon Condensed Lemon Brown Sugar with Aiyu Jelly: At first sip I thought this was really sour. So remember to stir/shaken your bubble tea thoroughly. The flavour again was spot-on and very tasty.

They also have other delicious blends like Uji Matcha Latte and Purple Yam. Most of all, I love that they use milk alternatives like Oat Milk for people who are lactose intolerant or simply want to limit dairy intake!

Their menu offers a lot of customization and toppings!

I can’t wait until next time I am in the area!

What’s your favourite Bubble Tea Flavour? Let me know in the comments below or tag me on Instagram @instanomss if you’ve tried this menu. I’d love to see your food photos!~

Baroness Bubble Tea Vancouver 小黑糖
URL: http://www.baronesscanada.com
Cuisine: Bubble Tea


2790 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6K 3Z2

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Catoro Cafe | Cat Cafe in Vancouver

Catoro Cafe | Cat Cafe in Vancouver

Calling all feline lovers! Catoro Cafe is the newest Cat Cafe to open in Vancouver at 666 East Broadway / Fraser. They have partnered with Cat Therapy & Rescue Society to take in stray cats and prepare them for adoption! For those are not yet […]

Coast Restaurant 15 Year Anniversary Menu | $15 Seafood Tasting Plates

Coast Restaurant 15 Year Anniversary Menu | $15 Seafood Tasting Plates

In celebration of this fifteen-year milestone, Coast is offering $15 seafood tasting plates for 15 days between September 3rd to 18th at 12pm to 6pm. Coast Restaraunt located on Alberni Street is celebrating their 15th Year Anniversary with a special menu between September 3rd to […]

BC Blueberry “Go Blue” on South Granville Wrap Up Dinner @ The Rise Eatery

BC Blueberry “Go Blue” on South Granville Wrap Up Dinner @ The Rise Eatery

THE RISE KOMBUCHA BC BLUEBERRY THE RISE EATERY NOMSS.COM CANADA FOOD BLOG
BC BLUEBERRY THE RISE EATERY NOMSS.COM CANADA FOOD BLOG

The 10 day long ‘Go Blue on South Granville’ culinary event quickly wrapped up July 28 at The Rise Eastery. For this year’s fresh blueberry season, the British Columbia Blueberry Council (BCBC) teamed up with the South Granville Business Improvement Association (SGBIA) to celebrate all things blue. A number of South Granville’s restaurants between July 18 to 28th feature local blueberries in both savoury and sweet prix fixe menu. I also participated by creating this super creamy, egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free and totally vegan Blueberry Lemon Zest Coconut Milk Ice Cream!

BC BLUEBERRY THE RISE EATERY NOMSS.COM CANADA FOOD BLOG

Trout Out for Blue – blueberry and lemongrass cured lois lake steelhead trout, deviled egg yolk, blueberry creme fraiche, pickled apple and cucumber slaw. Served with shrimp chips

BC BLUEBERRY THE RISE EATERY NOMSS.COM CANADA FOOD BLOG

Tartbreaker – five spiced caramelized onion and blueberry tart, plant based bacon bits, baby arugula, tofu creme fraiche and pickled blueberries.

BC BLUEBERRY THE RISE EATERY NOMSS.COM CANADA FOOD BLOG

Barack O’lamb-a – Matcha tea smoked free range rack of lamb, miso eggplant puree, toasted hazelnuts, pickled cucumber, grilled mochi (rice cakes) and blueberry tare

BC BLUEBERRY THE RISE EATERY NOMSS.COM CANADA FOOD BLOG

Uni-Versal Pasta XO Edition – House XO sauteed prawns, squid ink pasta, sea urchin cream, egg yolk, flying fish roe and nori

BC BLUEBERRY THE RISE EATERY NOMSS.COM CANADA FOOD BLOG

Tortellini Outrageous – Roasted golden beet puree stuffed blueberry tortellini, chickpea ricotta, parsnip and beet chips and drizzled with blueberry soy balsamic glaze.

BC BLUEBERRY THE RISE EATERY NOMSS.COM CANADA FOOD BLOG

Love U So Matcha – Matcha cheese tart, raspberry coulis, crispy white chocolate pearls

BC BLUEBERRY THE RISE EATERY NOMSS.COM CANADA FOOD BLOG

The Magic Dragon – White chocolate mousse filled craquelin puff, limoncello macerated blueberries, lemond curd, mint meringue and freeze dried blueberries.

The Rise Eatery supports Mealshare to help end youth hunger.

@bcblueberries #GoBlueSouthGran #instanomss

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I was invited by The BC Blueberry Council for a menu tasting.


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Glowbal’s Super Secret Chef’s Table Menu

Glowbal’s Super Secret Chef’s Table Menu

Last night I ate in the prep kitchen at Glowbal with Emad Yacoub, owner of the Glowbal Group with a few selected OG food bloggers – Sherman, Diana, Dennis. Catch our Instagram, in our IG Stories to see us being led down the restaurant downstairs […]

TurF Vancouver Spring Menu | Kitsilano

TurF Vancouver Spring Menu | Kitsilano

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 Estiatorio Mediterranean & Bar at EXchange Hotel Vancouver

Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean & Bar at EXchange Hotel Vancouver

HYDRA VANCOUVER EXCHANGE HOTEL estiatorio Mediterranean RESTAURANT GREEK Nomss.com food blog canada

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. It has opulent mirrors and an irresistible raw bar – right as you enter the restaurant on the second floor!

 

 

 

 

 

The name “Hydra” (pronounced ‘hee-dra’) – is named after the beautiful culinary Greek island in the Aegean Sea.

The EXchange Hotel is Vancouver’s first LEED™ Platinum Heritage Conversion and is the former home of the original Vancouver Stock Exchange.

Last night I had the pleasure to experience the debut menu of this elegantly modern Greek-inspired flagship estiatorio. The menu focuses on quality Mediterranean dishes such as vine-ripened tomato salad with flat parsley and feta, tender grilled octopus garnished with lemon juice and olive oil, or lamb chops served straight from the grill with hints of garlic and oregano. Chef Ioannis Gerolymatos pays homage to his roots and honours ingredients and traditional cooking styles.

 

HYDRA VANCOUVER EXCHANGE HOTEL estiatorio Mediterranean RESTAURANT GREEK Nomss.com food blog canada

HYDRA VANCOUVER EXCHANGE HOTEL estiatorio Mediterranean RESTAURANT GREEK Nomss.com food blog canada

HYDRA VANCOUVER EXCHANGE HOTEL estiatorio Mediterranean RESTAURANT GREEK Nomss.com food blog canada

We started the evening with cocktails and a collection of spreads ($10 each and comes with freshly made to order pita bread.) Opt to add crudite +$3.

MELITZANA
TARAMA
FAVA
XTIPITI
TZATZIKI
MENTA

 

Next on the menu was a selection of Hydra Favorite starters. There is a good variety of appetizers from saganaki fried cheese to deliciously crispy paper-thin zucchini chips!

 

HYDRA VANCOUVER EXCHANGE HOTEL estiatorio Mediterranean RESTAURANT GREEK Nomss.com food blog canada

GRILLED OCTOPUS 21: Tender flame grilled baby octopus dressed in lemon and oregano olive oil and served with a fava bean purée.

 

HYDRA VANCOUVER EXCHANGE HOTEL estiatorio Mediterranean RESTAURANT GREEK Nomss.com food blog canada

HYDRA SPECIAL 18: We bet you can not just eat just one! These guilt-free paper-thin zucchini are super delicious and comes with spicy eggplant tzatziki.

 

HYDRA VANCOUVER EXCHANGE HOTEL estiatorio Mediterranean RESTAURANT GREEK Nomss.com food blog canada

KEFALOGRAVIERA 17: Crispy on the exterior and melty, gooey, cheese inside. This fried saganaki dish is lovely.

 

HYDRA VANCOUVER EXCHANGE HOTEL estiatorio Mediterranean RESTAURANT GREEK Nomss.com food blog canada

TOMATO SALAD 19: This Greek salad includes vine-ripened tomatoes with fresh feta cheese flown from Greece.

 

HYDRA VANCOUVER EXCHANGE HOTEL estiatorio Mediterranean RESTAURANT GREEK Nomss.com food blog canada

GREEN SALAD 13: Simple and refreshing. Finely chopped hearts of romaine, scallions and served with a light dill hydra vinaigrette.

 

HYDRA VANCOUVER EXCHANGE HOTEL estiatorio Mediterranean RESTAURANT GREEK Nomss.com food blog canada

ORGANIC HEIRLOOM BEETS 14: Tender heirloom leafy beets tossed in red-wine vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.

 

Now that our appetite’s been warmed up it is time for Today’s fresh selection of seafood from the Aegean & Salish Seas and world’s oceans, on display at the Raw Bar. Choose how you’d like your fish to be cooked – salted baked or grilled. Served with greek fried potatoes, and sautéed greens.

 

WHOLE FISH IN SEA SALT MP: salt baked with herbs. Mildly flavourful and full of natural sweetness from the fish.

 

GRILLED WHOLE FISH MP: flame-grilled with olive oil & lemon sauce.

 

Family Style Hydra Platters from the land.

 

WHOLE FORNO ROASTED CHICKEN 48: Tender marinated chicken with herbs and lemon

 

FORNO ROASTED WHOLE LEG OF LAMB 89: marinated with oregano and lemon. Carved in the kitchen and served with natural drippings.

 

LOBSTER PASTA 59: Scrumptious whole lobster served with fresh pasta, tomatoes, ouzo and lobster sauce.

 

 

The menu at Hydra Vancouver is intended to be explored and shared with friends and family. Thank you for the amazing night over good company and delicious eats. The plethora of unique dishes and choices is incredible. There is something for everyone! I can’t wait to come back and try their Charred Cauliflower, forno baked Black Cod, Spanakopita and Crab Cakes and of course the flame grilled whole lobster!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean & Bar
URL: http://hydravancouver.com
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Seafood, Greek

 

Hours:

Mon 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tue 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wed 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thu 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 7:00 am – 11:00 pm

Breakfast 7 days a week 7am-10am
Lunch Mon-Fri 11am-3pm
Dinner 5pm-11pm

 

 

475 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2B3
(604) 416-0880

 

 

 

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WHERE TO EAT FOR MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND VANCOUVER

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