Dosanko, Vancouver

The Japanese culture in British Columbia is centuries old. They came as fishing families and stayed. In Vancouver, the restaurants that sprang up were largely sushi places. Real Japanese cooking was found in the home kitchens of what is now loosely called Japantown. It’s those somewhat...

Waterfront Wines Restaurant, Kelowna, British Columbia

Kelowna is a hotbed of culinary talent. Many of the young chefs (seems that youth is a prerequisite) have arrived from across Canada. Because the city is at the heart of the wine industry, it was just a matter of time before a chef with sommelier credentials would land in the valley. In 2004,...

Il Caminetto, Whistler, British Columbia

One of the country’s leading chefs, a cookbook author and a “farm-to-table” pioneer, James Walt continues to inspire his guests, creating compelling regional cuisine based on local, sustainable ingredients. A graduate of the Stratford Chefs School, his impressive culinary career spans across...

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia

“A luxury tented safari on the edge of the world, in the heart of the glorious wild.”    This only partially sums up Clayoquot Wilderness Resort.  A member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux, this  eco-safari-style resort Outpost is open seasonally to guests from all over the...

From Scratch – A Mountain Kitchen, Fairmont Hot Springs, British Columbia

There are few restaurants that can claim the view and the attention to local ingredients but From Scratch, A Mountain Kitchen is one of them. Co-owner Lara McCormack couldn’t have said it better: “With a name like From Scratch, you get what we’re all about.” Lara and her...

Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort, Nimmo Bay, British Columbia

” E2 = MC Expectations Exceeded = Memories Created.  The Murray family’s and tourism’s new, Theory of Hospitality. ”  In 1980 the Murray family floated a lodge into from Port McNeill on Vancouver Island to one of the most idyllic locations on the coast of British...

L’Abattoir, Vancouver

L’Abattoir is arguably one of the most solidly creative and award-blessed restaurants in British Columbia. Lee Cooper is the soft-spoken chef with a boyish demeanour who not only grew up in the restaurant business, but flourished in it.  As a young man he worked in his dad’s A&W...

Sunny’s – A Modern Diner, Kelowna, British Columbia

RauDZ Creative Concepts Ltd. (RCC), owned by the dynamic team of Audrey Surrao and Chef Rod Butters are adding to their restaurant portfolio a modern diner they have named Sunny’s. Sunny’s is on Bernard Avenue, around the corner from other RCC hotspots RauDZ Regional Table and micro bar &...

Locals, Courtenay, British Columbia

Chef Ronald St Pierre and Tricia St Pierre have created Locals, a very real culinary destination in the Comox Valley. My friend, Jeremy Ferguson wrote the following in the Globe and Mail: “Courtenay’s claim to fame comes through a different passion: It wants to be foodie capital of the island....

micro bar • bites , Kelowna, British Columbia

The culinary cousin to RauDZ Regional Table, micro bar • bites in downtown Kelowna is an expansive 900 square feet of bar and small bites.  Chef Butters jokes that the space is so small that “we don’t even capitalize the ‘m’ of micro!” No fancy stemware here.  The creatively simple approach...