Blue Water’s Frank Pabst Celebrates Sustainable Seafood with Unsung Heroes

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:30+00:00 January 16th, 2013|Dining|

Blue Water Café's periwinkles with saffron aioli, Tim Pawsey photo UPDATED, Jan 17, 2013. It’s a long way from British Columbia to Cornwall, in the South West of England. But, beyond the stunning scenery—which is in some ways quite reminiscent of Canada’s west coast—there are some other similarities. That beautiful part of the [...]

12 Newbies in 2012 That Made Vancouver’s Dining Scene Even Better

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:30+00:00 December 18th, 2012|Beer, Belly's Best Bites, Belly's Budget Best, Restaurant Reviews, Wine|

Siena: braised lamb filled ravioli, Tim Pawsey photo One of the hazards of writing “Best of” / “Year End” lists is that you’re guaranteed to miss one (or more)—even more likely if you’ve been waging a kleenex demolition derby against the lurgy sweeping through Vancouver these days. That said, here’s a greatly expanded [...]

Rooting Around at Forage Yields Ultimate in Porcine Pampering

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:31+00:00 November 29th, 2012|Belly's Best Bites, Restaurant Reviews|

Pork hock and bacon terrine. We were hooked, umm hocked ... TP photo We finally managed to get into forage last night for a serious meal. And believe me, it was serious. Chef Chris Whittaker was showcasing pork from Gelderman Farms (Abbotsford) with Audrey and Jerry Gelderman in attendance. Think Porkapalooza—and then some. [...]

Forage Chef Chris Whittaker Sweeps Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:31+00:00 November 22nd, 2012|Belly's Best Bites, Ocean Wise|

Forage chef Chris Whittaker basks in Chowdown glory, with the original painting (included in his prizes) used for the contest promo, TP Photo Just a day after Forage officially opened, chef Chris Whittaker has been crowned Chowder Chowdown Champion at the Vancouver Aquarium’s keenly contested annual sustainable seafood celebration. Whittaker’s dish wowed not only [...]

Great Value Bites and a Smart New Wine at Edible Canada

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:31+00:00 November 15th, 2012|Belly's Budget Best|

Another winner from Okanagan Crush Pad A few weeks ago we dropped byEdible Canada at the Market(1596 Johnston St. 604-682-6681) for a post theatre, late night bite. (Somehow a trip to Chile in between derailed our good intentions to post about it sooner.) It’s also been a while since we wrote at length about Edible Canada but [...]

A Visit to Emiliana Vineyards: the Heart of Chile’s Organic Wine Movement

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:31+00:00 November 14th, 2012|Hired Belly's Best Wines, Top Drops|

A comprehensive organic-biodynamic program from vineyard to bottle, Tim Pawsey photo Last week’s column for the North Shore News was a quick recap of our visit to Emiliana Los Robles Organic Biodynamic Vineyards. It was one of the more impressive but—more to the point— profound experiences of my week in Chile. A [...]

Vancouver Listel’s Chris Whittaker Goes Even Greener with Forage

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:31+00:00 November 9th, 2012|Belly's Best Bites, Sustainable|

Forage Chef Chris Whittaker. Vancouver's greenest chef? Reinventing a legendary room is never easy but when the Listel Hotel decided to close long running O'Doul's, the move afforded no shortage of opportunities. In 10 days or so they'll pull the wraps off forage (1300 Robson St, 604-684-8461), a smaller and considerably more casual [...]

Great First Tastes at La Pentola della Quercia, in Vancouver’s Opus Hotel

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:32+00:00 October 11th, 2012|Belly's Best Bites, Dining, Restaurant Reviews|

Minestrone: a steaming bowl of seasonally appropriate goodness, TP photo We’re always intrigued when a leading hotel decides to work with a celebrated restaurant–as opposed to running its own in-house operation. We watched with interest over the last couple of years the machinations surrounding the pop-ups at Opus Hotel, which were often entertaining [...]

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