DINER | A Look Inside The Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Highly Anticipated Botanist Restaurant

DINER | A Look Inside The Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Highly Anticipated Botanist Restaurant

by Andrew Morrison | A couple of afternoons ago I was able to slip into the hive of activity that was the almost finished Botanist restaurant in the Fairmont Pacific Rim. It was all hands on deck with chef Hector Laguna, beverage legends Grant Sceney and David Wolowidnyk, wine director Jill Spoor, and GM Shon Jones-Parry all present in their civvies, busily getting the job done. They were preparing for the evening's media preview, so even though it looks pretty much good to go in most… more 

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE | On The Summertime Grigio Brightness Of La Stella’s 2016 ‘Vivace’

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE | On The Summertime Grigio Brightness Of La Stella’s 2016 ‘Vivace’

by Treve Ring | Though LaStella winemaker Severine Pinte studied and worked extensively in France and abroad before joining this lauded Okanagan family (that… more 

HEADS UP | Put Up Your Dukes! 2017 ‘Aprons For Gloves’ Boxing Tryouts Set For April 22/23

HEADS UP | Put Up Your Dukes! 2017 ‘Aprons For Gloves’ Boxing Tryouts Set For April 22/23

From the inbox today comes details on the imminent Aprons For Gloves tryouts. Get ready to put up your dukes! On April 22 and 23 Aprons for Gloves Boxing… more 

DINER | Another Difficult, Next-To-Impossible Game Of ‘Name That Restaurant’ (SOLVED)

DINER | Another Difficult, Next-To-Impossible Game Of ‘Name That Restaurant’ (SOLVED)

by Andrew Morrison | This game challenges Vancouverites to identify local establishments by revealing only a tiny facet of their interiors. It might look… more 

AWESOME THING WE ATE #998 | Hummus In Delicious Variety At South Granville’s ‘Jamjar’

AWESOME THING WE ATE #998 | Hummus In Delicious Variety At South Granville’s ‘Jamjar’

by Andrew Morrison | Hummus is something that I grew up with in my household and it's something that I now regularly feed my own children. You set yourself up… more 

DINER | Pourhouse Made A Special ‘Terrine En Croute’ For The Chef’s Favourite Hockey Team

DINER | Pourhouse Made A Special ‘Terrine En Croute’ For The Chef’s Favourite Hockey Team

by Andrew Morrison | I was inside Pourhouse in Gastown before dinner service a few days ago when I saw owner/chef JC Poirier and future St. Lawrence chef de… more 

OPENING SOON | L’Abattoir Crew To Launch ‘1 Gaoler’s Mews’ Project In Gastown, May 19th

OPENING SOON | L’Abattoir Crew To Launch ‘1 Gaoler’s Mews’ Project In Gastown, May 19th

by Andrew Morrison | The decline and fall of fine dining is an easy, old hat complaint among local chefs, restaurateurs and food writers. Slickly designed,… more 

INTELLIGENCE BRIEFS | On The Trouble With Legal Weed & Banning Kids From Fine Dining

INTELLIGENCE BRIEFS | On The Trouble With Legal Weed & Banning Kids From Fine Dining

by Talia Kleinplatz | With Canada looking to legalize recreational marijuana next year, we should look to the US state of Colorado to see how the change has… more 

BIG INTERVIEW | Heidi Noble On Share Plates, Sexy Wine, And JoieFarm’s New Tasting Room

BIG INTERVIEW | Heidi Noble On Share Plates, Sexy Wine, And JoieFarm’s New Tasting Room

by Ken Tsui | Heidi Noble is the owner, mastermind and winemaker at JoieFarm Winery on the stunning Naramata Bench. Since 2004, the professionally trained… more 

THE CURVE | Amping Up Your Sparkling Game Without Destroying Your Wallet In Champagne

THE CURVE | Amping Up Your Sparkling Game Without Destroying Your Wallet In Champagne

The Curve is a new Scout column dedicated to exploring and feeling out the corners of complex, multi-dimensional, often hierarchical and always completely… more 

NEVER HEARD OF IT | Cheap, Saturday-Only Lamb Consomme At Molli Cafe On Burrard St.

NEVER HEARD OF IT | Cheap, Saturday-Only Lamb Consomme At Molli Cafe On Burrard St.

  by Ken Tsui | Molli Cafe is an unassuming Mexican "loncheria". You'll find it tucked next to the Esso gas station on Burrard St. just south of Davie… more 

OPENING SOON | Resurrection Spirits Looks To Launch In East Vancouver Before Summer

OPENING SOON | Resurrection Spirits Looks To Launch In East Vancouver Before Summer

by Andrew Morrison | A couple of weeks ago I poked my head into the 3,700 sqft, two-level construction site at 1672 Franklin Street in East Vancouver. It's the… more 

RESTAURANT PORN | This Secret Cocktail Bar Would Make For An Odd Escape Off The Drive

RESTAURANT PORN | This Secret Cocktail Bar Would Make For An Odd Escape Off The Drive

Restaurant Porn is a regular column of daydreams presented as a means to introduce Vancouver diners and designers to concepts, looks, and fully-formed ideas… more 

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