Entries Tagged as 'Fine Dining'

Spot The Prawn – Spot Prawn Festival and C Restaurant

April 29th, 2010 · 5 Comments

It’s that time of year again when the season for west coast spot prawns begins. Spot prawns are the largest of the 7 commercial species of shrimp found in Canada’s west coast waters known for their sweet, delicate flavour and firm texture. B.C’s first shipment of these succulent beauties hits the docks on May the 6th and Executive Chef Robert Clark of C Restaurant is slated to get the first shipment.

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Tags: Fine Dining · Food & Wine Deals · Food Events · Seafood · Uncategorized

For All The Twilight Saga: New Moon Fans – Glowbal Grill Offers Special Eats Discount

November 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I’m not exactly up on my Twilight lore – although I do love most things Vampire – but apparently while the latest film The Twilight Saga: New Moon was shooting here in Vancouver the much publicity hounded star, Robert Pattinson was a frequent diner at Glowbal Grill Restaurant in fashionable Yaletown. His dish of choice was the Kobe Meatballs with Truffled Spaghetti – which, admittedly, sounds delicious. I have been a frequent patron of Glowbal in the past and have been generally very satisfied with the quality of the food.

In honour of tonights grand opening of the Twilight movie and clearly as an excellent reason for some publicity, Glowbal is offering until December 3rd, a 50% discount on Robert’s fave dish when you present your Twilight movie stub.

Complete text of the press release follows:

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Tags: Fine Dining · Food & Wine Deals

The Fish House in Stanley Park

November 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

The Fish House in Stanley Park (image: www.fishhousestanleypark.com)
The Fish House in Stanley Park (image: www.fishhousestanleypark.com)

The Fish House in Stanley Park
8901 Stanley Park Drive
Vancouver, BC
Toll Free: 1-877-681-7275
Tel: (604) 681-7275
E-mail : info@fishhousestanleypark.com

I’ve always thought of The Fish House in Stanley Park as “one of those tourist destinations”. You know, every city has them – a place in a prominent city landmark destination that doesn’t have to be particularly good because tourists are going to flock there because of the destination. And Stanley Park is definitely a hot tourist destination.

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Tags: Fine Dining · Lunch · Seafood

Run Aground At The Sandbar – 3 Brunch Strikes You’re…

August 7th, 2009 · 4 Comments

The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant
1535 Johnston Street, Granville Island
Vancouver, BC, V6H 3R9
T: 604.669.9030
F: 604.669.9033

*1 Star (out of a possible 4)

Looking For Brunch In All The Wrong Places

It’s not easy finding a good traditional style brunch spot. Sure, there are lots of restaurants open between 11 and 2 on the weekends. They say they have brunch because of the time-slot but they don’t have a traditional brunch menu. On a recent outing of the brunch crew it took 3 times before we could locate a restaurant with a proper brunch. At least we thought we had located one.

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Tags: Brunch · Fine Dining · Seafood

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

Chow Pleases

May 21st, 2009 · 4 Comments

3121 Granville Street


Lunch Mon-Fri service from 12:00
Dinner every evening service from 5:00
$38 prix fixe nightly 5:00-6:00

****Stars (out of a possible 4)

By Elisa Wakabayashi
Eat Vancouver Writer

My experience at Chow was so wonderful that I can’t wait to go back and order the same things again!

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Tags: Fine Dining