British Columbia

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Featured Restaurants

Araxi Restaurant and Bar, Whistler, British Columbia

Araxi Executive Chef James Walt should be very proud. He’s garnered Gold for our Innovation Awards and has been on the Vancouver Magazine Awards podium for years. It’s a testament to both Walt’s talent and leadership and, of course, his award-winning brigade. He and his team take their inspiration from the producers of the Pemberton […]

ARC, Fairmont Waterfront Centre, Vancouver

On a bright summer’s day, a falcon swoops and touches down briefly in the rooftop garden near the ARC Restaurant. Little wonder for this lush, full-fledged herb garden is sheltered and quiet even in the downtown heart of coastal Vancouver.   I love this hotel and I’ve experienced its evolution from the first beehives implanted […]

Bishop’s Restaurant, Vancouver

John Bishop has been Vancouver’s consummate host for over three decades. His restaurant, simply named “Bishop’s” is a quiet haven filled with extravagant bouquets, great works of art from John’s personal collection and extraordinary food. Is there any other restaurant that has its very own duck press? (below left) In 2011, his contribution to Canada was […]

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Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, Vancouver

Chef Alex Chen of Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar works his magic at the iconic Sutton Place Hotel in downtown Vancouver and was named Vancouver’s Chef of the Year 2018 at the Vancouver Magazine Awards.  With a signature recipe that blends a respect for the past with a celebration of the modern, Executive Chef Alex Chen’s […]

Burdock & Co, Vancouver

Andrea Carlson, another veteran of John Bishop’s incredible kitchen which has launched so many fine careers, has landed on the soon-to-be-trendy Main Street.   The relatively tiny restaurant is a perfect canvas for her to practice her culinary art.  I love her totally shareable menu.  The wine list alone will make your mouth water…literally.   […]

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Chef Mark Filatow, Waterfront Restaurant & Wine Bar, Kelowna

Lentil-Crusted Quadra Island Scallop Black Lentil Panelle /Smoked Lentil Ragout/ Asparagus  &  Honey Lime Vinaigrette The dish says “Spring in British Columbia!”   Not only does Chef Filatow use the season’s first asparagus and the marvellous scallops harvested from the cold, fast flowing waters near Quadra Island, he’s used Arlo’s honey which several years ago won […]

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia

  Unfortunately Clayoquot Wilderness Resort has decided to close for the 2020 season because of Covid.  Check back in 2021. ******** “A luxury tented safari on the edge of the world, in the heart of the glorious wild.”    This only partially sums up Clayoquot Wilderness Resort.  A member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux, this  […]

Dosanko, Vancouver

The Japanese culture in British Columbia is centuries old. They came as fishing families and stayed. In Vancouver, the restaurants that sprang up were largely sushi places. Real Japanese cooking was found in the home kitchens of what is now loosely called Japantown. It’s those somewhat homespun interpretations of B.C. ingredients that have formed the […]

forage, Vancouver

Located in the Listel Hotel, on trendy Robson Street right next door to the hotel’s gastro pub, Timber and within a lovely walk to Stanley Park, forage is really taking local food to the next stage of its reality in Vancouver, a city which led the way for years in the understanding of WHY one would […]

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From Scratch – A Mountain Kitchen, Fairmont Hot Springs, British Columbia

There are few restaurants that can claim the view and the attention to local ingredients but From Scratch, A Mountain Kitchen is one of them. Co-owner Lara McCormack couldn’t have said it better: “With a name like From Scratch, you get what we’re all about.” Lara and her chef-husband, Adrian, bring years of experience in the […]

Globe@YVR, Fairmont Vancouver Airport, Vancouver

The Fairmont Vancouver Airport is a luxury hotel in the middle of one of the busiest, most modern airports in North America. Recently voted the #1 Airport Hotel in North America for the fifth year in a row at the Skytrax World Airport Awards, this AAA / CAA 4-diamond Vancouver airport luxury hotel features breathtaking floor-to-ceiling […]

Heartwood Kitchen Food Outfitter, Ucluelet, British Columbia

Chef Ian Riddick’s career in Canada is long and rich.  But nothing could really have prepared him for the magnificence of having access to the ingredients of a coastal rainforest, particularly in working with the extraordinary bounty of local seafood. “You would think that would be obvious but we are also blessed with a climate […]