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...

Part and Parcel, Victoria, British Columbia

This small, well-run and ultimately casual restaurant is outside of the tourist region of downtown Victoria but it’s seriously worth the 10 minute cab ride! Heck, on one of the city’s many nice days, you could walk.  EAT Magazine, the city’s go-to culinary guide, writes...

Araxi Restaurant and Bar, Whistler, British Columbia

Chef James Walt can be very proud. The year 2012 marked over a decade of winning Gold for Best Whistler Restaurant at the Vancouver Magazine Awards.   This is a first for the Awards and it’s a testament to both Walt’s talent and leadership but also to his team. Araxi is Gold for a reason.  It...

Old Vines Restaurant, Quails’ Gate Winery, West Kelowna

Tiny quail skitter quickly between the rows of grapes (and across the roadways). The vineyards stretch down towards the water, disappearing over a ridge. The air smells of earth and of summer. Quails’ Gate Winery is owned and operated by the Stewart Family, the name Stewart being synonymous...

Vineyard Terrace Restaurant @ CedarCreek Winery, Kelowna, British Columbia

When the wines a vintner makes are spectacular, showcasing them in a restaurant setting just makes sense. The Vineyard Terrace Restaurant is the seasonal culinary centrepiece of the winery. CedarCreek Winery was one of the original wineries in the Okanagan and one of the first 8 in 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. He is an active member of the Northern Chefs Alliance....

Café Medina, Vancouver

It’s been called “Vancouver’s hottest brunch spot”(Kim Mah: Real Weddings) and “A superstar in the Vancouver breakfast, brunch and lunch scene.” (Mia Stainsby: Vancouver Sun).  Café Medina’s owner Robbie Kane has a “pioneering attitude towards café culture.  “We...

The Restaurant at Watermark, Ossoyos, British Columbia

“Our philosophy is simple: fresh, local and seasonal.” This is a “share plates” restaurant, inviting guests dine family-style of dining,  The restaurant has partnered with the Vancouver Aquarium and OceanWise to guarantee that the fish dishes are certified...

The Terrace Restaurant, Kelowna, British Columbia

Perched on a majestic hill overlooking the valley, Mission Hill Family Estate Winery is one of the most beautiful wineries in Canada. From its iconic bell tower, the bells peal at noon and echo over Lake Okanagan. No visit to the Okanagan is complete without enjoying at least one glass of wine at...

OLO, Victoria, British Columbia

The word “olo” translates to “hungry” in Chinook jargon, a derivative language of English, French, Chinese and Chinook. Just as the Pacific Northwest was a gathering place for traders hawking their wares in pioneer days, OLO celebrates Cascadia’s role as a cultural melting pot by serving as a hub...

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