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French food

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L’Abattoir

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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Pied à Terre

August 11, 2011

Living in Cambie Village currently, I have walked by Pied à Terre, a small inconspicuous French Bistro, several times, and have vowed to go there at some point this summer before I move on to yet another neighbourhood. While they serve dinner seven days a week, I was delighted to see that they also have […]

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Top Chef Finale Fundraiser at ensemble restaurant

July 4, 2011

Here is the live blog of this special event fundraiser that took place on Monday, July 4th, during the Top Chef Canada finale at ensemble restaurant in Vancouver, with Chef Dale MacKay and his special guest and friend, Dusty Gallagher. 5:25: Just arrived at the restaurant. There are many friends and family of Dale’s milling […]

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Tableau Bar Bistro

June 30, 2011

This past Sunday I went with a couple of girlfriends for a catch-up brunch to Tableau Bar  Bistro in the Loden Hotel. It’s located on Melville Street at the edge of Coal Harbour in downtown Vancouver, and is a French bistro-style restaurant that has been open for not quite two months yet – since May […]

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Dale MacKay to Open ensemble Restaurant in Vancouver

March 14, 2011

Vancouver’s Top Chef Canada contestant Dale MacKay, Executive Chef of the recently closed Lumiere and DB Bistro, will be opening his own restaurant, ensemble, this May.  A casual and modern French restaurant, ensemble will be located in the former Corner Suite building downtown at Smithe and Haro, just off Robson Street. “ensemble is a new […]

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Boneta

March 7, 2011

One evening not too long ago, a group of friends gathered together super last minute to have a welcome back dinner for a couple that just moved to Vancouver from Beijing after they got married.  I was put in charge of dinner reservations, and the clock was ticking as it was already 5 pm at […]

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