Burdock & Co, Vancouver

Andrea Carlson, another veteran of John Bishop’s incredible kitchen which has launched so many fine careers, has landed on the soon-to-be-trendy Main Street.   The relatively tiny restaurant is a perfect canvas for her to practice her culinary art.  I love her totally shareable menu.  The...

Timber, Vancouver

A sister restaurant to Forage – Timber is solidifying the West End as one of Vancouver’s most dynamic foodie neighbourhoods.  The menu reads like a roadmap of Canadian comfort food. Home of the bison burger and deep-fried cheese curds, other daily features include pea meal bacon chops,...

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...

Araxi Restaurant and Bar, Whistler, British Columbia

Araxi Executive Chef James Walt should be very proud. He’s garnered Gold for our Innovation Awards and has been on the Vancouver Magazine Awards podium for years. It’s a testament to both Walt’s talent and leadership and, of course, his award-winning brigade. He and his team take their...

Pluvio, Ucuelet, British Columbia

April 12th was a big day for Ucluelet when B.C. born Chef Warren Barr and his partner Lily Verney-Downey threw open the doors open to Pluvio. As Food Day Canada chefs go, Warren is the most veteran of the veterans. He was the very first chef in our original roster when he worked at the Inn at Bay...

The Lookout Restaurant, Okanagan Centre, British Columbia

Gray Monk is an important winery in the food story of Canada.  It was founded by the Heiss family who moved to the Okanagan Valley from Europe via Edmonton with dreams of owning a successful vineyard. In 1972, George & Trudy Heiss were at the front of the line presenting their request to be...

The Wildflower @ Chateau Whistler, Whistler, British Columbia

Nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, it took Canadian Pacific Hotels to build another chateau with luxurious rooms, lots of dining options including the Wildflower, award-winning golf and a full-service spa. Although it’s now a Fairmont property, it remains one of the finest such...

[email protected], Fairmont Vancouver Airport, Vancouver

The Fairmont Vancouver Airport is a luxury hotel in the middle of one of the busiest, most modern airports in North America. Recently voted the #1 Airport Hotel in North America for the fifth year in a row at the Skytrax World Airport Awards, this AAA / CAA 4-diamond Vancouver airport luxury hotel...

Blue Hat Bistro at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, Vancouver

The location of the Blue Hat Bistro  in the Pacific Institute of the Culinary Arts could hardly be better…within a short walk from Granville Island Market.  Operated by internationally trained chefs and owned by one of Canada’s food legends, Yves Potvin. A former French chef, Quebec...

The Lobby Lounge and RawBar at Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, Vancouver

The Fairmont Pacific Rim was built for the 2010 Olympics and the tension in waiting for this luxurious property to fling open its door all across the city and within the travel industry was palpable. It is truly glamorous.  So much so that it’s received the CAA/AAA Five Diamond Award. ...