Sakura Afternoon Tea at The Trump Champagne Lounge

Every season, The Trump Champange Lounge introduces a fabulous and inspired afternoon tea set. This season is inspired by head pastry chef, Fumiko Moreton‘s hometown of Japan. The Sakura Afternoon Tea is available from March 18 – May 19. Sakura Afternoon Tea ($65.00 per person) – features a selection of savoury and sweet selections with…

TSUJIRI Richmond

After several years of stalled openings, TSUJIRI is finally open in Richmond! I’ve been looking forward to trying this place out for so long, that Trudy and I made reservations as soon as they were available. We made our reservation about three weeks in advance, but note that they are pretty much booked until May…

Gyo Para Gyoza & Ramen Bar

Gyo Para Gyoza & Ramen Bar first opened in 1993 under the name “Gyoza Paradise”, on Thurlow and Robson. They’ve reincarnated as Gyo Para Gyoza & Ramen Bar and they’re now located in Kitsilano near UBC. This unassuming ramen-ya dishes out quality ramen that uses natural ingredients and traditional methods that have been passed down…

Elisa Steakhouse

Elisa Steakhouse, located in the heart of Vancouver’s Yaletown offers a unique steakhouse experience featuring a Grillworks Infierno wood-fired grill. It is a beautifully appointed restaurant, with well thought out seating arrangements so you can hear your dining companions without shouting. There is a gorgeous wall of wine that is a definite conversation starter. S…

Kilala Sushi Bar

I must admit, even though I only live a few blocks away from Kilala Sushi Bar, I’ve only recently discovered this hidden gem. This small hole-in-the-wall is run by a husband and wife team. The husband is the sushi chef and the wife serves the food. Be prepared to wait for food as it’s just…

Miku Restaurant

My mum and I have a birthday tradition where we take the birthday person to Miku for a celebratory lunch. We have been doing this for almost a decade now as we started this tradition before Miku moved to their new waterfront location! I’ve been here countless times, so I won’t go in to too…

Royal Seoul House

I’m a huge fan of Korean food and I’m always down to try new Korean restaurants. I’ve driven past this restaurant hundreds of times but I’ve never been inside to try. I’m glad I finally did though! Royal Seoul House is a Korean food institution in Vancouver. Establish in 1990, it has been around for…

Rhinofish Noodle Bar

Rhinofish Noodle Bar located in Vancouver Chinatown and they are bringing Taiwanese favourites to new heights with locally sourced ingredients and creative twists, while staying true to the classics. Their speciality is beef noodle and it’s their mission to bring the authentic flavour of beef noodle to those who have never tried it and to…

49th Parallel Café & Lucky’s Doughnuts – Thurlow

49th Parallel Café & Lucky’s Doughnuts first opened in 2012 on Main Street. Since then they have expanded to several locations, and I’m glad that in 2017 they finally opened in Downtown Vancouver on Thurlow and West Georgia Street. The cafe offers fresh, delicious, made to order breakfasts and lunches paired with delicious doughnuts and…

[Dine Out Vancouver] Notch8 Restaurant & Bar #DOVF

This year I’ve gone on more Dine Outs than I have ever. It’s been an absolute whirlwind! My stand out was Wildebeest, but I definitely had high hopes for Notch8 Restaurant. I came here last year and was blown away by their Dine Out menu, so I was hoping for a similar experience this year….