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October 20, 2011

L’Abattoir opened up in Gastown over a year ago now, and it’s one of those restaurants that I’d been hearing so much about and kept meaning to pay a visit to right away. That didn’t quite work out as planned, and it ended up taking me many, many months to finally make it there for […]

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November 12, 2010

This past Saturday evening, I was lucky enough to dine with friends at Lumière, on West Broadway, where Executive Chef Dale MacKay prepared a special meal for our group.  I haven’t been back for awhile now (I’ve been both pre- and post-Boulud), although I’ve had other meals during that time carefully prepared by MacKay at […]

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September 7, 2010

One place that I have always enjoyed dining at (but haven’t been to in ages), is Chambar in Gastown.  Chef Nico Scheurmann and his wife Karri opened the restaurant several years ago with the philosophy of having a “commitment to fresh, innovative and incredible food that is presented without pretention.” They are currently in the […]

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Le Crocodile

June 9, 2010

I know I’m getting behind on posts when I start writing one only to realize that I can’t remember some of the names of the daily specials that we ate since my notes were on my iPhone – and my iPhone probably got taken by a cabbie over 3 weeks ago! Anyway, quite a few […]

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DB Bistro Moderne

April 14, 2010

Last week, Darina from Gratinée took me out for dinner at DB Bistro Moderne, a French restaurant in Kitsilano for helping get her blog transitioned to the Thesis theme (affiliate link).  I have been there a couple of times before, including during their tastings before it was officially open to the public when Lumiere and […]

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Il Caminetto di Umberto

April 5, 2010

Last weekend a group of around twelve of my friends decided to head up to Whistler for the weekend, as my brother had a cabin booked that we could use during that time.  About five of us headed up for the Friday night before everyone else was going to show up and ski or board […]

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