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H Tasting Lounge: Cherry Blossom Festival Afternoon Tea

H Tasting Lounge is located in the lobby of the Westin Bayshore in the scenic Coal Harbour area of Vancouver. This small but spiffy dining area is a nod to one of their well-known guests… Howard Hughes who occupied the penthouse (of the then known Bayshore Inn) for 6 months back in the early 70’s. The sleek geometric lines, gold-hued accents, art deco decor and glitzy chandelier is most likely meant to evoke a sense of nostalgia for his earlier glamorous years before he became the recluse he was when he visited Vancouver.
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Chewies Steam & Oyster Bar (Coal Harbour): Canada Day Brunch

During Canada Day, we stopped by Chewies Steam & Oyster Bar in Coal Harbour – partly to get some food and partly to avoid the huge crowds that were building up for the Canada 150 celebrations.
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Lift Bar and Grill – Coal Harbour View

Despite living in Vancouver for all of my life, I don’t get down to Coal Harbour very often. So when I had a chance to spend a sunny fall day downtown, I made sure to take a leisurely stroll around the neighbourhood.
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The Teahouse – Scenic Views and Seafood Galore

The Teahouse makes the perfect pit stop while enjoying the dazzling views from Stanley Park. We stopped by for a visit last June after hiking around Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver. After a short jaunt across the Lion’s Gate Bridge, we luckily found parking right outside the restaurant.
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Cardero’s Restaurant – Dine Out Vancouver 2013

Okay, so when I said that Diva at the Met was going to be our last Dine Out of the year, I kinda stretched the truth.  You see, even though Dine Out Vancouver 2013 officially ended on Feb 3rd, the Sequoia group of restaurants (which includes Cardero’s in Coal Harbour) extended their $28 dinner menu until Feb 10th.

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Soirette Macarons and Tea – Bacon Macaron and Mango Black Pepper Macaron

I don’t find myself in downtown Vancouver very often anymore.  However, many moons ago, I did some work for a to-be-unnamed government agency located a few blocks away from the current location of Soirette Macarons and Tea.  If I had known back then that there would be a great little macaron shop opening within walking distance, I might have stayed with that outfit longer…

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