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Top 5 Restaurants in Vancouver
Top 5 Restaurants In Vancouver: Chef Bruno Terroso’s Guide
Chef Terroso hails from Portugal and like most great chefs, the dishes he ate as a child serve as inspiration for his cooking today. The Executive Chef at the Vanilla Pod Restaurant at Poplar...
May 18th, 2015
Top 5 Restaurants in Vancouver: Alan Fogel's guide
As producer of the 2015 EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival plus the Canadian Flavours Gala, Alan Fogel has taken the country’s largest food festival and upped the ante, turning it into a world-...
May 18th, 2015
Top 5 Restaurants in Vancouver: Alexandra Brigham's Guide
Alexandra Brigham, the General Manager of Eternal Abundance, an all-vegan, organic grocery store and restaurant on Commercial Drive, got her start apprenticing on an organic farm in the Okanagan...
Dec 10th, 2014
Top 5 Restaurants in Vancouver: Lesley Kim's Guide
Lesley Kim holds a Grande Diplôme in cuisine and patisserie from Le Cordon Bleu Paris, but credits her work ethic to her rigorous training post education in France. She returned to Vancouver and...
Oct 29th, 2014
Top 5 Restaurants in Vancouver: Kieran Kearns's Guide
A pure bred Vancouverite, Chef Kearns started cooking at the tender age of 17 at Earls Kitchen + Bar, working his way up to Head Chef in 4 years. After a bartending stint his passion for food drew...
Oct 14th, 2014
Top 5 Restaurants in Vancouver: Paul Mon-Kau's Guide
Paul Mon-Kau is a rare breed. In an age of ever-increasing specialization, his experiences cross what many regard as uncrossable lines.
Oct 6th, 2014
Top 5 Restaurants in Vancouver: Wayne Sych's Guide
Chef Wayne Sych began his career washing dishes at age 15. After stops at The Cannery and The Fish House, Chef Sych joined the perennially-busy, iconic Joe Fortes in 2011. In addition to running a...
Aug 19th, 2014
Top 5 Restaurants in Vancouver: Lee Cooper's Guide
Lee Cooper has quietly built an impressive resume for himself. He worked his way through numerous Michelin-starred kitchens (including Heston Blumenthal's The Fat Duck) abroad before returning to...
Jul 21st, 2014
Top 5 Restaurants in Vancouver: Alex Chen's guide
Where can you find the best deep-fried chicken wings, or BBQ duck in town? Chef Alex Chen shares his picks.
Jul 15th, 2014
Top 5 Restaurants in Vancouver: Neil Taylor's Guide
Neil Taylor is on a roll. After winning an EnRoute Magazine Award for Best New Restaurant as Executive Chef at Cibo, he (along with partners Ed Perrow and Georgia Goritsas) opened Espana and...
Jun 27th, 2014