Hydra Cafe & Bar – Grand Opening Party

Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean & Bar is a brand new restaurant located inside the EXchange Hotel in Downtown Vancouver. Featuring some of Vancouver’s freshest seafood selections, Hydra aims to bring traditional Mediterranean cuisine with an elevated twist. They had their grand opening last week with a spectacular party spread out across the restaurant and into the adjoining…

Mott 32 – Elevated Chinese Cuisine featuring Sustainable Ocean Wise Seafood

Mott 32 is a contemporary Chinese restaurant located in the heart of Vancouver. The restaurant uses organic and sustainable ingredients whenever possible and they have recently partnered up with Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program. The food served is primarily Cantonese, but with some Beijing and Sichuan influences. I had the opportunity to try out their…

Biercraft Bistro – Same Great Beers with a New Food Menu

Biercraft bills itself as Vancouver’s original Beer Bar and they have three locations across Greater Vancouver. The have an extensive selection of craft and imported beers from around the world, with an emphasis of Belgian beer. They recently revamped their menu, so I dropped by with my friend Rick to check it out. The sesame…

Carnival Afternoon Tea – The Trump Champagne Lounge

A new season means a new Afternoon Tea creation from executive pastry chef Fumiko Moreton. This time she takes a fun and whimsical approach with her Carnival inspired afternoon tea. The Carnival Afternoon Tea ($65.00 per person) features the following: Savoury Selections Corn Dog – Arabiki style sausage, sriracha ketchup Watercress Egg Salad Sandwich  Baked Oyster –…

Lobby Lounge RawBar – Fairmont Pacific Rim

My experience with omakase in Vancouver has been limited. I’ve tried Matsuzushi in Port Moody (famous for their $30 omakase!), and Sushi Bar Maumi in the Downtown West End. I’ve heard many good things about the omakase experience at the Lobby Lounge RawBar inside the Fairmont Pacific Rim, so I decided to give it a…

Ramen Taka

Ramen Takanotsume, a Hokkaido-based ramen chain, first opened shop in Downtown’s West End. They have since opened a second location in Richmond. Conveniently located in Aberdeen Centre, the new location is slightly larger and can seat up to 30 people. I’ve been to their Downtown location and I liked it, so I wanted to see…

Havana Vancouver

Once a month I meet up with some of my closest girlfriends for some drinks and a catchup. Life gets busy, and even though we don’t see each other as often as we used to, when we get together it’s like we were never apart. I always look forward to our monthly get togethers and…

Koyuki Sapporo Ramen

Koyuki Sapporo Ramen is a ramen and izakaya joint located on the West End. They specialize in miso ramen which is originally from Sapporo. In addition to offering a variety of ramens (miso, shoyu and shio), they also have an extensive happy hour and tapas menu. These arrived piping hot to the table and were…

TWG Tea – Limited Edition Mother’s Day Set Menu

TWG Tea has created a special Mother’s Day set menu for Mother’s Day and it will be available May 10th – 17th. I took this opportunity to treat my mum to a nice dinner at TWG Tea. The tea was very fragrant with strong floral undertones from the hibiscus. I chose to have this iced,…