Nero Belgian Waffle Bar

Nero has for a long time now been one of the most talked about waffle joints in downtown Vancouver, and it’s also one of the busiest. Many new waffle restaurants are popping up all over the city, but Nero is still managing to win despite its size disadvantage. It just shows that nothing beats a good quality waffle! Continue reading

Forage – Dineout #2

To Chris Whittaker, Head Chef at Forage, the idea of forage means, “we no longer seek out excess and indulgence, but instead revisit a time when we respected the land and oceans and took only what we needed to survive. It is about being stewards of our land and true conservationists, as we conduct our business and live our lives. It is about goodness, about taking care of each other, and bringing together our community over good food”. Continue reading

Café Medina

On the 4th of December, we went to Café Medina on my day off and Jenny started work around 3pm. We wanted to have a nice quick brunch before going to visit the Vancouver Christmas Market in downtown. This was my first time visiting this restaurant after hearing all the great reviews and eating a number of times at their sister restaurant, Chambar. It is owned by executive chef Nico Schuermans and his wife Karri, as well it is co-owned by former Chambar staff Robbie Kane.  Nico trained in Belgium at one of their most prestigious culinary schools. He has cooked in one of Belgium’s finest establishments, Comme Chez Soi, with three Michelin Stars. Him and his wife Karri opened Chambar in 2004 and it has been known as one of the city’s top restaurants to this day. Back when Chambar first opened, Robbie started as a server there and made an instant connection with owners Nico and Karri, over the years expressing his dream to one day open his own restaurant. Three years later, when the space down the street from Chambar opened up, he set off to take what he learned at Chambar and create his own vision as a cafe that provides a unique and memorable brunch and lunch experience. Continue reading

Faubourg Paris – Desserts!

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This is the second time we’ve come to Faubourg, a popular French cafe that really offers a truly Parisian experience! They have savoury gourmet items, sophisticated desserts, coffees and teas.

We went to pick up Hershey, Jenny’s Pappion from Pawsh Dog Spa in Yaletown. He was a little overdue and this place really has incredible service for a very good price! We walked up with our newly groomed dog towards the Vancouver Art Gallery. Nestled on the corner of Hornby & Robson, this cafe sits right beside Cafe Artigiano, another popular downtown coffee spot. Continue reading

Lunch at YEW in the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

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Arctic Char

This will be my first restaurant review on here. I will do my best to paint an accurate picture of what each place we visit is like. And also rate them on their food quality, ingenuity, ambiance, service and value.

Jenny surprised me today for my birthday by taking me to YEW @ the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver for lunch. This was my first time visiting this upscale dining room. I have to say, I was very surprised at my first glance into this West Coast restaurant. It is enormous inside, and probably has one of the highest ceilings for a restaurant in all of Vancouver, especially for a place that only offers one floor of dining space. The entire space is beautifully decorated and offers a very contemporary design and feel. I was immediately reminded of Coast on Alberni St, which has a similar design, being a very open concept kitchen and bar area. But YEW is very well lit in the day with lots of natural light pouring in. During lunch, it gets very busy as most business people in the district come down for a bite. This also adds to the overall “professional” and upscale feeling of the space. Continue reading