Entries from July 2009

Market by Jean-Georges Inspires

July 24th, 2009 · No Comments

Market by Jean-Georges
1115 Alberni Street -Level 3, in The Shangri-La Hotel
 Weekdays 11.30am-2.30pm
Mondays to Saturdays 5.30pm–10.30pm
 Weekdays 11.30am-11.30pm.
 Saturdays 4.30pm-11.30pm
 Weekdays 11.30am-midnight. 
Saturdays 4.30pm-midnight

Valet Parking
Secured underground parking available at 1137 Alberni, between Urban Fare and Coastal Church.
Dress Code: Business casual
Smoking Policy: Smoking is not permitted inside the restaurant or on the seasonal outdoor terrace.

****4 Stars – Superlative. (out of a possible 4)

Recently my partner had her family in town from Taiwan and they are a group of jet-set sophisticated diners. I surprised them one evening by making our culinary destination – a first time visit for me – Market by Jean-George in the new Shangri-La Hotel.

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Tags: European · Fine Dining

Gramercy Grill – An Exercise in Customer Service

July 18th, 2009 · No Comments

Gramercy Grill

2685 Arbutus Street, Vancouver
Telephone: 604.730.5666

Email: info@gramercygrillvancouver.com
Website: www.gramercygrillvancouver.com

Business Hours:
Mon. -Fri. 11:30am to Closing
Saturday 11:00am to Closing
Sunday 10am to Closing

**Stars (out of a possible 4)

Saturday’s usually finds me, and one of my best friends, at my favorite local diner for breakfast – a ritual at the same location for more than ten years now – I intend to review that establishment here soon. But this weekend my friend was unavailable and my beautiful girlfriend had the morning off from her yoga instructors course, so minus the usual brunch crew my partner and I hit up the Gramercy Grill for brunch.

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Tags: Brunch

Sunday Jazz Brunch at The Sutton Place Hotel

July 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The Sutton Place Hotel
Sunday Jazz Brunch

Fleuri Restaurant 11:00am – 2:00pm (11:00am & 1:00pm Seatings)
Live Jazz Duo: 11:00am – 2:00pm

845 Burrard Street, Vancouver, Canada V6Z 2K6
604.682.5511 Fax 604.682.5513

By Staff Writer Elisa Wakabayashi and Doran Aisenstat

In another installment of our brunch series, the brunch bunch meets again, this time at The Sutton Place Hotel. The website claims that this is the “best brunch in the city.” This just might be true though as only the second stop on this intermittent brunch tour it might be too soon for us to declare the validity of that statement. However, as you will soon read, this was a very good but pricey offering at $38.95 per adult / $19.50 per child (4-12 yrs).

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Tags: Breakfast · Brunch