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 –…

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…

Sharetea

I remember when I was a child there were only a few bubble tea stores around, but these days there seems to be as many bubble tea stores in Vancouver as there are Starbucks and poke shops. Sharetea was established in 1992 in Taiwan, and has since expanded to over 450 stores across the globe….

[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….

Kokoro Tokyo Mazesoba

Mazesoba, literally translated as “mixed noodle” is ramen without soup. The first of its kind in North America, Kokoro Tokyo Mazesoba offers mazesoba, ramen, and donburi in Downtown Vancouver. It is a very busy restaurant, and there is almost always a line. The queue moves fairly quickly, but I would recommend you arrive early –…

[Dine Out Vancouver] Minami #DOVF

Minami is always a top pick for me for Dine Out Vancouver. In my opinion their $35 lunch menu is a great deal and never disappoints. I used to frequent their sister restaurant Miku a lot more, but in recent years I’ve started coming to Minami more. I find the ambiance to be less boisterous,…

[Dine Out Vancouver] Gyoza Bar #DOVF

I’ve been to Gyoza Bar a few times in the past, but I’ve never been particularly impressed. I decided to give them another chance when my friend C wanted to check out their $25 Dine Out dinner menu. We decided to order one of each option (excluding the vegetarian options) and share. The appetizer choice…

Milssam Tacorea

Milssam Tacorea is a brand new Korean Mexican taco joint that opened recently in Yaletown. It offers a small but focused menu of Mexican favourites (like tacos, mole and nachos) and adds a Korean twist to their dishes. On the sweeter end, you can order Ms. Osmad’s souffle cheesecake made fresh every 30 minutes (also…

L’Abattoir

L’Abattoir is one of my favourite restaurants in Vancouver. I have been here multiple times for dinner, but I’ve never been able to get a good photo of their amazing food because it’s usually quite dark! I was really excited to finally have the opportunity to try their amazing food during the day at brunch. I…