Tag Archives | fine dining

Vancouver Foodster’s #ChefsDishesYVR Tasting Tour

As we get ready to bid a reluctant farewell to summer, it may seem as if there is little to look forward to come Fall. Taking place in the waning warmth of summer is a red hot challenge by our good friend Richard Wolak over at VancouverFoodster.com.  From now until September 30th, many of Vancouver’s […]

Hyatt Chef’s Table with Executive Chef Thomas Heinrich

In Japanese cuisine, there is a sushi experience known as ‘omakase’ that embodies the pinnacle of culinary freedom and creativity. Derived from the root ‘makasu’ which means “to entrust”, the chef is afforded the opportunity to showcase the very best of his or her abilities. In Western cuisine, there is a parallel concept known simply […]

Culinary Theatre w/ Executive Chef Don Potter

The last evening of our gastronomic adventure during our Buick Encore Experience in Muskoka was a delightful surprise. We were treated to “culinary theatre” in the expansive Reisman Suite, which is the private residence at Touchstone Resort on Lake Muskoka. Executive Chef Don Potter of the resort’s Taste Restaurant, along with his talented his sous chef, […]

Our Favorite Fine Dining Experience Of 2012

We enjoyed quite a few memorable meals in 2012, specifically at EBO by Chef Daniel Craig and ORU by Chef Darren Brown. But our favorite fine dining experience outside of Vancouver was at JAAN by Chef Julien Royer in Singapore’s Swissôtel The Stamford. It was a flawlessly executed Artisanal Menu highlighting the chef’s passion for […]

Seagrille Restaurant Review – Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa

We stayed one night at the beautiful Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa on Vancouver Island (review to come on 9to5Travel.com) and also dined at the hotel’s renowned fine dining restaurant. Specializing in seafood and sushi, Seagrille is Victoria’s most spectacular oceanfront restaurant. It’s nestled in picturesque Brentwood Bay and has spectacular views of the peaceful Saanich Inlet. […]

ORU Restaurant Review – Fine Dining At Fairmont Pacific Rim

We were staying at the Fairmont Pacific Rim for 9to5 Travel (read our review of the hotel here) and had dinner in its fine dining restaurant, ORU. Nestled in Coal Harbour and beautifully designed, ORU is a sweeping expanse of floor to ceiling windows framing a series of stunning portraits of the state-of-the-art Vancouver Convention […]

EBO Restaurant Review – Fine Dining In Burnaby

EBO Restaurant, which stands for East of BOundary, is located at the Delta Burnaby Hotel Burnaby, adjacent to the Grand Villa Casino. This brilliant fine dining restaurant is where local ingredients find a fresh direction and new boundaries. EBO possesses symmetry and harmony between Executive Chef, Vintner, and local food producers – sharing the same […]

West Vancouver’s Fraîche Restaurant Review

Renowned as one of West Vancouver’s most cherished dining experiences, Fraîche Restaurant offers cuisine that celebrates the best of the west coast, expertly crafted in its elegant open kitchen. Gracious service and inspiring panoramic views of Vancouver from its hilltop dining room enhance the gorgeous restaurant. Fraîche recently received Gold for Best North Shore Dining […]

Araxi Restaurant + Bar Review (Whistler, BC)

    Lexi’s birthday festivities on Saturday evening in Whistler were celebrate at Araxi Restaurant + Bar. Araxi is consistently voted top restaurant in Whistler, and was made even more famous by Chef Gordon Ramsay’s television program Hell’s Kitchen. Grand prize winning chef of Season 6, Dave Levey, was rewarded with a position at Araxi […]

Bearfoot Bistro’s Belvedere Ice Room Review (Whistler, BC)

The Belvedere Ice Room is Canada’s first permanent vodka ice tasting room at Whistler’s Bearfoot Bistro. While we were waiting for our Ice Room experience, we sat at the bar and were served complimentary birthday champagne. We sipped from stem-only champagne flutes which nestled snugly in the illuminated ice bar.   After lovely champagne, we stepped […]

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