Jaleo by José Andrés

One would figure that after an experience of 19 courses at é by José Andrés, that we would have had enough food to last us for the evening. If you thought that you would be… ummm, wrong. When we exited the intimate private room of é, Jaleo was filled to capacity with people; it was…

Back to Bouchon

Last week I went on a pilgrimage to SEMA, the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world, held in sunny Las Vegas. Once I figured out what SEMA events we needed to attend, I began planning my dining adventure. One place that I knew I had to visit was Bouchon Bistro, a Thomas…

Foraging on a Friday Night

The Forage Restaurant, located in the Listel Hotel on Robson Street has been on my radar for quite some time now. But with a name like Forage, I guess my brain kept ignoring it as it simply sounded vegetarian. Visions of people roaming the forest searching for wild berries, vegetables, and wild mushrooms come to…

Yamagata Masamune Sake Dinner @ Pidgin

Fall in Vancouver, a time of wind, rain and falling leaves. But thanks to Jim and sake specialist Mariko from That’s Life Gourmet, they make the dark and stormy nights not only more bearable, but a whole lot of fun. The evening featured creative and sake-inspired dishes by chef Makoto Ono highlighted by the Yamagata…