Inside the Granville Island Public Market is a shop that serves roast meats, sandwiches, and carries specialty infused olive oils and vinegars on tap. I’ve admired some of their hot savory foods before but have never tried them out. Since we had just had a seafood fest at the Sandbar, I just grabbed some sweets to bring home. Read the rest of this entry
On the first day of Dine Out Vancouver 2013, we decided to visit Bistro Pastis. I’ve seen this restaurant before while shopping along W 4th and always meant to try it out so I figured this was a great opportunity. Read the rest of this entry
Chez Meme has been on my list of places to try for quite a while but I haven’t found myself in the North Burnaby area for ages. As it turns out, we happened to be in the neighbourhood looking for some eats and wound up parking right in front of Chez Meme.
We’ve been to La Régalade before and enjoyed our visit (see our previous post) but we don’t always find ourselves out in West Van too often. Fortunately, they open for brunch (Fri, Sat, Sun @ 11:30am) so we dropped by on the weekend last November. It was empty when we first arrived but got busier as noon approached. Read the rest of this entry
If you’re someone who has a sweet tooth and find yourself in Vegas, you should check out Jean-Philippe Pâtisserie. The last time we were here, Jean-Philippe Maury only had the one pâtisserie location (in the Bellagio) which was known for their impressive chocolate fountain. Read the rest of this entry
No ketchup, no refills, and no credit cards. These signs adorn the large brick wall that covers the kitchen area. It would be easy to pass by this little bistro, located inside the French Cultural Centre on West 7th, and completely miss it. Read the rest of this entry
I’ve held off on writing this post for a little while – partly because I’ve been too busy and partly because I wasn’t very motivated to write it. You see, despite this restaurant being quite popular with a lot of reviewers, I just didn’t get it… the food was good (nothing spectacular) and the atmosphere was just okay in my opinion. Read the rest of this entry
I’ve been thinking about trying out La Régalade for a long time but West Vancouver is a bit far for us to travel on a regular day. Luckily, they’ve started to open on Sundays so we came by for an early dinner. Read the rest of this entry
After having some seriously great French food at Mistral French Bistro and Bistrot Bistro previously, I’ve been thinking of trying out Pied-à-Terre on Cambie for a while. Literally translated to “foot on the ground”, the term pied-à-terre has come to mean a secondary home… to me, it just means a great place to pick up some tasty French food. Read the rest of this entry
Mistral French Bistro is a friendly little restaurant located on West Broadway on the same block as Thomas Haas. We dropped by for a xmas lunch with friends recently and were treated with some very friendly service For some reason, I always expect French restaurants to be a bit rude… I must be projecting some unfounded stereotype.
As soon as I picked up my order from The Mac Shack, I headed down to East Van to go to Au Petit Chavignol to see how they compare. You might be wondering what would possess me to have mac ‘n cheese at two different restaurants within the same day… alas, such is my devotion to the one true culinary wonder of the world… that, and I’ve way too much time on my hand. Read the rest of this entry