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...

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...

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...

Quaaout Lodge and Talking Rock Golf, Chase, British Columbia

In a land of pictographs and ancient traditions, Quaaout Lodge is sharing the time honoured tradition of hospitality.  “With a good heart, we welcome you to our territory.” Elder and former Chief, William Arnouse, named the lodge “Quaaout” which means “when the sun’s rays first hit the...

Swept Away Inn, Port Alberni, British Columbia

Daniel and Bouchra Savard’s Swept Away Inn is not your usual restaurant…it’s part of the 100′ M.V. Songhee a beautifully refurbished, former navy ship and tug boat that had spent the past few years as part of a fishing lodge. Daniel had a vision to restore the the vessel to...

forage, Vancouver

Located in the Listel Hotel, on trendy Robson Street right next door to the hotel’s gastro pub, Timber and within a lovely walk to Stanley Park, forage is really taking local food to the next stage of its reality in Vancouver, a city which led the way for years in the understanding of WHY...

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,...

RauDZ Regional Table, Kelowna, British Columbia

When Relais Gourmande veterans, Chef Rod Butters and business partner Audrey Surrao, launched RauDZ Regional Table in Kelowna, it was clear that the city was ready for such a culinary experience. They had come from the coast of Vancouver Island and the extraordinary Wickaninnish Inn where between...

ARC, Fairmont Waterfront Centre, Vancouver

On a bright summer’s day, a falcon swoops and touches down briefly in the rooftop garden near the ARC Restaurant. Little wonder for this lush, full-fledged herb garden is sheltered and quiet even in the downtown heart of coastal Vancouver.  I love this hotel and I’ve experienced its...

The Restaurant at Watermark, Osoyoos, British Columbia

The Watermark philosophy is simple: “fresh, local and seasonal.” The Restaurant at Watermark Beach Resort is a ‘share plates’ restaurant where guests are encouraged to dine family-style. The restaurant has partnered with the Vancouver Aquarium and OceanWise to guarantee the fish dishes...