Chinese Year Of The Rabbit Soon To Get Hopping At “Wild Rice”

January 10, 2011 


Wild Rice is located at 117 West Pender in Vancouver, BC | 604-642-2882 |

News from Scout supporter Wild Rice

Vancouver, BC | One ancient Chinese axiom states that if a thing is worth doing, it’s worth doing at least twice. Consider New Year’s for instance. There’s the ‘mainstream’ New Year’s Eve held on December 31st – a rather sedate affair by Chinese standards (elegant champagne, a few little noisemakers, steamers and silly hats). Since the idea of celebrating New Year is essentially a good one, why not do it again? This time hold a party that lasts 15 days and includes parades, dragon and lion dances, tons of noisy firecrackers and food, lots and lots of special food. Now, that’s a celebration worthy of welcoming a new year.

Hippety hoppety into the Chinese Year of the Rabbit (4709 if you’re counting) with a special prix fixe menu at Wild Rice. Proprietor Andrew Wong and Executive Chef Todd Bright have created a four-course dinner for the auspicious price of $38.88 (numeral three meaning ‘ever-growing’ and numeral eight meaning ‘good luck’) which will be available from February 2 to 13, 2011. Don’t worry, as much as many people enjoy the taste of rabbit, you won’t find Thumper on this menu. Instead, Wild Rice will donate 10 percent of the menu’s proceeds to support the Rabbit Rescue Shelter. Read more

New Summer Menu At “Wild Rice” Pays Homage To Hawkers’ Fare…


Wild Rice is located at 117 West Pender in Vancouver, BC | 604-642-2882 |

News from Scout supporter Wild Rice

Vancouver, BC | Summer brings an abundance of fresh-from-the-farm/sea/producer ingredients bursting with flavour. It’s also a time when we naturally prefer to eat lighter fare. In recognition of this, Wild Rice’s new summer menu offers diners several different options to enjoy the season’s bounty.

“After the success of our Asian Heritage Month Platter that contained four ‘snack dishes,’ we thought that people might want to try mixing and matching a variety of flavours. In China there is a tradition of street food called dai pai dong where people wander from stall to stall trying different dishes – dumplings at one, soup at another, noodles in a different location and something sweet at a fourth. Our new summer menu reflects some of that sensibility,” says owner Andrew Wong.

Sharezies is the order of the day for summer dining. As in traditional Chinese restaurants, all dishes are designed to share and come with serving utensils and extra bowls. Food is served ‘family-style’ meaning that it comes out of the kitchen as soon as it is prepared. So if you like, you may roam the menu at will. There’s no set order to the food. It’s like eating at the Night Market but instead of physically moving from stall to stall you just meander through the menu. Read more

“Wild Rice” On West Pender Joins The Growing Scout Community


Wild Rice is now a proud member supporter of Scout. We will be publishing the award-winning restaurant’s news and press releases on our front page and hosting a page for them in our recommended list. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for their support. Click ahead to read on or jump directly to their Scout page here. Read more

Yaletown’s Cioppino’s And Enoteca Join Scout Magazine…

Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill is now a proud member supporter of Scout. We will be publishing their news and releases on our front page, and hosting an individual page for them on our list of recommended restaurants. Scroll below for a taste or visit their Scout page here:


1133 and 1129 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC | MAP
Tel: 604-688-7466 for Cioppino’s | 604-685-8462 for Enoteca
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New Cookbook Featuring 70 BC Chefs To Be Released Oct 17th

vancouvercooks22I am very excited to say that the Chefs’ Table Society’s new cookbook, Vancouver Cooks 2, is at the printers with a release date set for October 17th. Edited by Joan Cross, Jamie Maw, and myself (with a great foreword by Vicki Gabereau), it features recipes from over 70 of British Columbia’s very best chefs. This project has been a year in the making, and we’re thrilled that it’s now out of our hands. Check after the jump for a full view of the cover and more information. Read more

Recommended Goodness

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Welcome to The GOODS, our curated collection of local, independent businesses that we are proud to help promote through the publication of their press releases. If you think that your company would be a good fit for Scout, learn more about joining here.

Cultural Venues, Schools & Organisations

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540 Beatty Street, Vancouver, BC | 604-879-8588 | | The Dirty Apron Cooking School is Vancouver’s newest, most exciting culinary playground. A place for the amateur, the culinary-inclined, or the curious…EXPLORE DIRTY APRON

The Biltmore Cabaret

2755 Prince Edward Vancouver, BC | 604.676.0541 | | For over 50 years, the Biltmore has been a fixture in the community as both a public house for Vancouverites and a platform for …EXPLORE THE BILTMORE CABARET

Pacific Institute Of Culinary Arts

1505 West 2nd Ave (entrance to Granville Island) | 604-734-4488 | | Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts offers two diploma-granting professional programs in the Culinary Arts and…EXPLORE THE PACIFIC INSTITUTE OF CULINARY ARTS


593 E. Georgia Street at Princess Avenue | Facebook | Twitter | ChalkXChange is a neighborhood creative commons. Like a favorite corner store, Chalk is nearby and sometimes serves pie. Rather than groceries, we stock…EXPLORE CHALKXCHANGE

Ocean Wise (Vancouver Aquarium)

604 659 3596 | | Twitter | Facebook | The Ocean Wise symbol next to a menu or seafood item is the Vancouver Aquarium’s assurance of an ocean-friendly seafood choice. With over 3,100…EXPLORE OCEAN WISE

SFU Woodwards

Goldcorp Centre for the Arts | 3305–149 W. Hastings | | SFU Woodward’s Cultural and Community Programs is dedicated offering high-value but low cost art events for the public…EXPLORE SFU WOODWARDS

BC Hospitality Foundation

Hope, inspiration, and a helping hand when you need it most. The British Columbia Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) provides financial support for individuals within the hospitality community who are coping with …BC HOSPITALITY FOUNDATION


The Canadian Professional Bartender’s Association was formed in 2009 in order to standardize professional Bartending across Canada. Our monthly meetings and events provide our members and supporters with a forum to exchange…EXPLORE CPBA

Naramata Bench Wineries Association

Starting in the neighbouring town of Penticton, situated along a 15 km meandering country road with spectacular views of Okanagan Lake, is the Naramata Bench wine region…NARAMATA BENCH WINERIES ASSOCIATION

The Vancouver Club

Established in 1889, The Vancouver Club has deep roots in this young, vibrant city. The Club is a place to dine, play, relax and connect with other professionals who are shaping the very fabric and creative energy of the…EXPLORE THE VANCOUVER CLUB

Style & Retail

Heartbreaker Salon

Heartbreaker salon is a direct extension of its owner, Deandra Vaughn – a welcoming, unpretentious, no nonsense zone where you can expect to get quality service and a unique and memorable hairdressing experience…EXPLORE HEARTBREAKER SALON


#217-207 W. Hastings St. | Vancouver, BC | 604-681-0047 | | As owners with significant connections to the local music industry, Dane and Keith enjoy using a musical analogy when describing the variety of their…EXPLORE CAVALIER

Inform Interiors

50 & 97 Water St. | Vancouver, BC | 604-682-3868 | | Inform Interiors owner Niels Bendtsen has been working with contemporary furniture all his life. In 1963, he opened his first retail store in…EXPLORE INFORM INTERIORS

Modern Bartender

28 East Pender St. | Vancouver, BC | 604-684-1747 | | The Modern Bartender is Vancouver’s first and only brick and mortar location for all things Drink! It’s known as “The Imbibers…EXPLORE THE MODERN BARTENDER

Much & Little

2541 Main Street | Vancouver, BC | 604-709-9034 | | Much & Little opened its doors in October 2011. It grew from a desire to create a personal shopping experience that offers timeless, beautiful…EXPLORE MUCH & LITTLE

Old Faithful

320 W Cordova St., Vancouver, BC | 778-327-9376 | | Old Faithful Shop, located in the Historic Gastown district of Vancouver, BC, opened its doors in May of 2010. We feel a close kinship with…EXPLORE OLD FAITHFUL

River Market at Westminster Quay

810 Quayside Dr. | New Westminster, B.C. | 604-520-3881 | | The concept — food-led revitalization centred on local, independent businesses — has proven to be successful since the market…EXPLORE RIVER MARKET

Rowan Sky

334 West Cordova | 604.568.2075 | | Situated alongside some of Vancouver’s top apparel boutiques and hip café’s in the Gastown neighborhood, Rowan Sky focuses on…EXPLORE ROWAN SKY

Sharks + Hammers

54 Alexander St | 604.648.2252 | | Welcome to Sharks & Hammers. We sell a little bit of this and a little bit of that because – why not? – and because we can. We sell items that we…EXPLORE SHARKS + HAMMERS

Still Life

2315 Main St. | Vancouver, BC | 604-876-5659 | | With thirty years in business serving the needs of the fashion savvy of Victoria, and now Vancouver, the Still Life brand has never looked better…EXPLORE STILL LIFE

Style Garage

124 West Hastings | 604.558.4343 | | With a commitment to consistent craftsmanship and an emphasis on Canadian design, we’ve striven to be a destination for custom modern furniture…EXPLORE STYLE GARAGE

Union Wood & Supply Company

503 Railway St | 604-675-9033 | | Founded in 2009, Union Wood & Supply Company is a retail and on-site furniture-making/interior design shop located in Strathcona North…EXPLORE UNION WOOD & SUPPLY

Art & Design

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Raef Grohne | 604-618-6413 | | Raef is a seasoned architectural photographer (that’s seasoned as in ‘experienced’, not ‘well spiced’). For over 15 years… | EXPLORE ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Foodie Photography

113-2050 Scotia St | Vancouver BC | 604-708-4343 | | Foodie Photography is Tracey Kusiewicz, a freelance photographer specializing in food and beverage, product, still life and…EXPLORE FOODIE PHOTOGRAPHY

Hamid Attie Photography

128 West 6th Ave, Studio 306 | Vancouver BC | 604-813-1014 | | Hamid Attie is one of Vancouver’s premier food and restaurant photographers, supplying creative, contemporary imagery for your…EXPLORE HAMID ATTIE PHOTOGRAPHY

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We are a full-service landscape design group with a modern take on garden making, from initial consultation through design and installation. Throughout the process we are committed to…EXPLORE ALOE DESIGNS

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Glasfurd & Walker is a creative studio formed in early 2007 by Phoebe Glasfurd (Creative Director) and Aren Fieldwalker (Managing Director) after both moved from Sydney, Australia…EXPLORE GLASFURD & WALKER DESIGN

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Music plays a significant role in the customer experience in restaurants, retail stores and hotels. Music contributes to the retail environment and the corporate brand to the same degree as interiors finishes, furniture…EXPLORE MUSIC DIRECTION

Union Wood & Supply Company

503 Railway St | 604-675-9033 | | Founded in 2009, Union Wood & Supply Company is a retail and on-site furniture-making/interior design shop located in Strathcona North…EXPLORE UNION WOOD & SUPPLY

Hotels & Boutique Getaways

Black Rock Oceanfront Resort

596 Marine Dr., Box 310 | Ucluelet, BC | 250-726-4800, 1-877-762-5011 | | Escape to the natural tranquility, beauty, and comfort of Black Rock Oceanfront Resort – an extraordinary retreat on…EXPLORE BLACK ROCK

Bodega Ridge

120 Manastee Rd. | Galiano Island, BC | 1-877-604-2677 | | Even in the paradise that is the Gulf Islands, Bodega Ridge stands out for its spectacular location and natural beauty. Located near the…EXPLORE BODEGA RIDGE

The Burrard Hotel

1100 Burrard Street | Vancouver, BC | 604.681.2331 | | A hip, retro West Coast hotel concept unlike anything else in the city, the Burrard is situated in one of downtown…EXPLORE THE BURRARD HOTEL

Naramata-Heritage-Inn-&-SpaPainted Boat Resort Spa & Marina

12849 Lagoon Road | Madeira Park, BC | 866-902-3955 | | This luxurious five-acre resort on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia features 31 spacious two bedroom villas. Just a two…EXPLORE PAINTED BOAT


Coffee-Art-0549th Parallel Coffee Roasters

2152 West 4th Avenue | 604-420-4900 | | 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters endeavours to source the world’s finest coffee beans and roast them to satisfy discerning palates. With a true passsion for…EXPLORE 49TH PARALLEL

Coffee-Art-05Bel Cafe

801 West Georgia St | 604-673-7000 | | Situated in the hub of Vancouver’s business and shopping district, David Hawksworth’s Bel Café combines expertly prepared food and beverages with…EXPLORE BEL CAFE

Coffee-Art-05Caffè Artigiano

Home of the Canadian Barista Champion | Locations | | When it comes to the best quality coffee and espresso, Caffè Artigiano is in a league of its own. Regarded as North America’s premier…EXPLORE CAFFE ARTIGIANO

Coffee-Art-05Doi Chaang Coffee Co.

311–837 W. Hastings | Vancouver, BC | 604-689-3312 | | Doi Chaang Coffee’s story is as rich as the coffee itself. Locally owned by a father-son team, John M. Darch and John A. Darch, the Canadian…EXPLORE DOI CHAANG

IMG_2799Matchstick Coffee

639 East 15th Ave. | 604-558-0639 | | At Matchstick Coffee Roasters, we believe that all too often, we place common things into categories that they need not belong…EXPLORE MATCHSTICK COFFEE

IMG_2799Milano Coffee

156 West 8th | 36 Powell | 849 Denman | | The Milano taste was developed from a century of artisanship in the Italian coffee tradition. This distinguished taste comes from…EXPLORE MILANO COFFEE

IMG_2799Mogiana Coffee | Tel: 1-866-365-1131 | | In a world of fair-trade and ethical coffee, one Vancouver company takes a unique approach to growing its coffee…family. Since the 1890s…EXPLORE MOGIANA COFFEE

Revolver Coffee

325 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC | 604-558-4444 | | Inspired by some of the world’s most influential cafes, from Japan to New York to Montreal and back, Revolver is the brainchild of…EXPLORE REVOLVER COFFEE

Beaucoup Bakery & Cafe

Beaucoup Bakery & Café opened its doors in December 2012, offering French-inspired pastries and childhood favourites with some smart, unique twists. The reason for opening Beaucoup Bakery was…EXPLORE BEAUCOUP BAKERY & CAFE

Beta5 Chocolates

Our work is guided by ingredients. We do our best to source the highest quality products available, and our recipes are balanced to enhance their flavour. Creative inspiration is at the core of BETA5. Through our…EXPLORE BETA5 CHOCOLATES

Cadeaux Bakery

Cadeaux meaning “gifts” in French opened it’s doors in January 2012. It is owned and operated by two very passionate pastry chefs Eleanor Chow and Slavita Johnson. Inside the bakery you will find a small beautifully…EXPLORE CADEAUX BAKERY


1059 Alberni St. Vancouver, BC | 604-608-6870 | | Founded in the traditions of internationally acclaimed maître pâtissier Thierry Busset’s native France, Thierry offers a contemporary…EXPLORE THIERRY

Thomas Haas

128-998 Harbourside Dr. & 2539 West Broadway | | A fourth-generation pâtissier, Thomas Haas was first introduced to the delicate art of hand-crafting chocolates and…EXPLORE THOMAS HAAS CHOCOLATES & PATISSERIE

Artisan Suppliers & Food Services

Harvest Community Foods

243 Union Street | Vancouver, BC | 604-682-8851 | | Harvest has roots firmly planted in community. The grocery and foods shop began as community project This Space, in which a public…EXPLORE HARVEST COMMUNITY FOODS

Les Amis du Fromage

843 E. Hastings St. & W. 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC | 604-253-4218 & 604-732-4218 | les amis du FROMAGE is Vancouver’s busiest and best cheese shop. Not only have the readers of…EXPLORE LES AMIS DU FROMAGE

The Oyama Sausage Co.

Granville Island Public Market | 604-327-7407 | | We opened our store on Granville Island in the amazing Public Market in 2001, moving to Vancouver from the Okanagan, where we were…EXPLORE THE OYAMA SAUSAGE CO.

Two Rivers Specialty Meats

Two Rivers Specialty Meats is a purveyor of fine local meats including beef, chicken, pork, duck, venison, elk, game birds and much more that are free of antibiotics, hormones and chemical feed additives. In addition…EXPLORE TWO RIVERS


qerfCannery Brewing Company

112 – 1475 Fairview Rd. | Penticton, BC | 250-493-2723 | | Located amidst the breath taking scenery of Penticton, British Columbia, our micro-brewery produces individually…EXPLORE CANNERY BREWING COMPANY

Dockside Brewing Co.

1253 Johnston St. | Vancouver, BC | 604-685-7070 | | The Dockside Restaurant offers superbly prepared classic dishes in a setting like no other. Located on the waterfront where Granville Island…EXPLORE DOCKSIDE

scout1R&B Brewing Co.

54 East 4th Ave | Vancouver, BC | MAP | 604-874-2537 | | R&B Brewing Co. has always been, and will always be, just about as independent a microbrewery as you’ll come across…EXPLORE R&B BREWING CO.

IMG_9998Red Truck Beer Company

1015 Marine Dr, North Vancouver | 604-682-4733 | | The Red Truck Beer Company is a Vancouver-based craft microbrewery. We make two signature beers: Red Truck Ale, a rich…EXPLORE RED TRUCK BEER CO.

IMG_9569-800x533Whistler Brewing Co.

1045 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, BC | 604-731-2900 | | At the Whistler Brewing Company, we share a passion for creating unique, world-class craft brewed beers. Using traditional brewing…EXPLORE WHISTLER BREWING CO.

Wine & Spirits

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house wine is a consultancy company based in Vancouver, BC. Advocating wine pleasure without pretense, co-owners Michelle Bouffard and Michaela Morris have dedicated over 20 years to vinous pursuits, juggling…EXPLORE HOUSE WINE

legLegacy Liquor Store

The newest addition to the Millennium Village, Legacy Liquor Store, is an elegant and modern 8600 square foot space; one of the largest privately-owned liquor store in British Columbia. Whether buying on a…EXPLORE LEGACY LIQUOR STORE

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Telephone: 778-996-1829 | | Bella is a sparkling wine house capturing the natural beauty of British Columbia fruit in every bubble. Made in the traditional method, being bottle fermented, hand riddled and…EXPLORE BELLA WINES

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2385 Allendale Rd, RR#1 Site 3 Comp 4 | Okanagan Falls BC | 250-497-8244 | | Blue Mountain is a family run vineyard and winery located in the picturesque South Okanagan Valley…EXPLORE BLUE MOUNTAIN

qerfCedarCreek Estate Winery

5445 Lakeshore Road | Kelowna | MAP | 250-764-8866 | | After over 20 years of wine growing experience, we believe that we have the right varietals planted in the right sites…EXPLORE CEDARCREEK ESTATE WINERY

MagentaEau Vivre Winery

716 Lowe Dr. | Cawston, BC | 250.499.2655 | | Our family-run boutique winery is located in Cawston, in the Heart of the Similkameen Valley. Our French-style small batch wines are lovingly…EXPLORE EAU VIVRE WINERY

MagentaForbidden Fruit Winery

620 Sumac Road | Cawston, BC | 1-855-499-2649 | | Taking a bite from the tree of knowledge has never been more exciting. Proprietors Steve Venables and Kim Brind’Amour claim they…EXPLORE FORBIDDEN FRUIT WINERY

MagentaFort Berens Estate Winery

1881 Highway 99 North | PO Box 758 | Lillooet, BC | 250-256-7788 | | Our vineyard is located in the Fraser Canyon across the Fraser River from the town of Lillooet. While Lillooet is one of the…EXPLORE FORT BERENS

MagentaHester Creek

877 Road 8 (PO Box 1605) | Oliver, BC | 250-498-4435 | | Hester Creek Estate Winery is situated within some of British Columbia’s oldest vineyards in the bountiful Golden Mile region…EXPLORE HESTER CREEK


2825 Naramata Rd, Site 5 Comp 4, Naramata BC | 1-866-422-5643 | 250-496-0073 | | JoieFarm is owned and operated by Heidi Noble & Michael Dinn and is located on their farm on the beautiful…EXPLORE JOIEFARM

Lake Breeze Vineyards

930 Sammet Road | Naramata, BC | 250-496-5659 | | At Lake Breeze we believe that our wines should be an experience encompassing the property, the people…EXPLORE LAKE BREEZE VINEYARDS

Laughing Stock Vineyards

1548 Naramata Road | Penticton, BC | Tel: 250-493-8466 | | Located on the picturesque Naramata Bench, Laughing Stock Vineyards is a serious enterprise with a lighthearted attitude….EXPLORE LAUGHING STOCK VINEYARDS

La Stella

8123-148th Avenue, Osoyoos, BC | 250-495-8180 | | LaStella was created to be the embodiment of the Tuscan way of life. For us, we are making more than wine. We are making our own fun…EXPLORE LA STELLA

Le Vieux Pin

34070-73th Street Oliver, BC | 250-498-8388 | | Le Vieux Pin named after the majestic old pine tree on the northwest corner of our vineyard is situated on the East Bench of Oliver, in the South…EXPLORE LE VIEUX PIN

Meyer Family Vineyards

4287 McLean Creek Rd | OK Falls, BC | 250-497-8553 | | Meyer Family Vineyards, the little winery with the big reputation, now has two vineyards in the beautiful…EXPLORE MEYER FAMILY VINEYARDS

Mission Hill Family Estate

1730 West Bank Rd, West Kelowna, BC | 250-768-7611 | | Located in the heart of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, Mission Hill Family Estate is a family-owned winery…EXPLORE MISSION HILL

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16576 Fosbery Road, Summerland, BC | 250-494-4445 | | Okanagan Crush Pad Winery, is based in beautiful Summerland, British Columbia, overlooking the 10-acre Switchback Vineyard site…OKANAGAN CRUSH PAD

Orofino Strawbale Winery

2152 Barcelo Rd, Cawston, BC | 250-499-0068 | | John and Virginia Weber both grew up in Southern Saskatchewan far away from anything to do with grapes and the wine industry…EXPLORE OROFINO

Painted Rock Estate Winery

400 Smythe Drive, Penticton, BC | 250-493-6809 | | Painted Rock sits on a spectacular bench overlooking the eastern shore of Skaha Lake in Penticton, B.C. This 60-acre property has a…EXPLORE PAINTED ROCK

Poplar Grove Winery

425 Middle Bench Road North outside Penticton, BC | 250-493-9643 | | Poplar Grove Winery is located on the slopes of the Naramata Bench, a premier wine growing area…EXPLORE POPLAR GROVE WINERY

Quails’ Gate Winery

3303 Boucherie Road, West Kelowna, BC | Telephone: 250.769.4451 | 1.800.420.9463 | | As one of Canada’s foremost family owned and operated estate wine producers, Quails’ Gate is internationally…EXPLORE QUAILS’ GATE WINERY

Road 13

13140-316A Ave., Oliver BC | Toll free: 866.498.8330 | | Road 13 is the location of our winery and two of our vineyard sites: the Home and the Castle. Our land was first cultivated in…EXPLORE ROAD 13

3208946370_753760b35c_bStoneboat Vineyards

7148 Orchard Grove Lane, Oliver BC | Toll Free: 888-598-2226 | | Located along a winding country lane in Oliver, BC, on the rocky soils of the lower Black Sage Bench…EXPLORE STONEBOAT

3208946370_753760b35c_bSummerhill Pyramid Winery

4870 Chute Lake Road | Kelowna, BC | 250-764-8000 | | Summerhill Pyramid Winery is a pioneering Okanagan Valley winery established in 1991. Owned and operated by the Cipes family…EXPLORE SUMMERHILL PYRAMID WINERY

Tinhorn Creek

32830 Tinhorn Creek Rd, Oliver | 250-498-3743 | | On a hillside overlooking vineyards, sagebrush, and the old gold mining creek that is its namesake, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards has been owned and…EXPLORE TINHORN CREEK

IMG_9569-800x533Vancouver Urban Winery

55 Dunlevy St., Vancouver, BC | 604-566-9463 | | Vancouver Urban Winery is located two blocks off Gastown in the historic heart of Vancouver’s Railtown…EXPLORE VANCOUVER URBAN WINERY


Butter On The Endive

Butter on the Endive is a full-service catering company dedicated to providing inspired food experiences. Working closely with our clients, we create custom-tailored menus using the best products our region has to offer…EXPLORE BUTTER ON THE ENDIVE

Culinary Capers Catering

Culinary Capers Catering is a full service off premise catering company that has been serving the greater Vancouver area since 1986. We cater to a complete range of clients, serving every type of function from…EXPLORE CULINARY CAPERS

Curious Oyster Catering Co.

The Curious Oyster Catering Co is a company of oyster connoisseurs introducing a unique catering experience to Vancouver We arrive with a customized selection of fresh oysters, a signature bar, antique serving ware, and….EXPLORE CURIOUS OYSTER

Joy Road Caterers

From our inception selling pastries at the farmers’ markets, Joy Road Catering has primarily used local ingredients for the simple reason that fresh tastes better. And while socially-responsible food sourcing allows our customers to…EXPLORE JOY ROAD

Bittered Sling

Bittered Sling creates menus focused on seasonal vegetables and ethical seafoods sourced from Canadian artisans, fishermen and farms with bold global flavours. From glamourous cocktail parties, beautiful…EXPLORE BITTERED SLING

Lazy Gourmet

Specializing in truly contagious hospitality while showcasing the finest in local ingredients and outstanding quality, The Lazy Gourmet strives to be Vancouver’s premiere caterer and event company. Our services…EXPLORE THE LAZY GOURMET

Local Philosophy Catering

Local Philosophy Catering’s ideals are simple, it is about people coming together to celebrate life and enjoy food. Whether locally grown, produced, foraged or raised we pride ourselves on sourcing the best local…EXPLORE LOCAL PHILOSOPHY

SAVOURY_CHEF_008Savoury Chef

Founded by Chef Taryn Wa, Savoury Chef has rapidly become one of Vancouver’s premier full-service event caterers. Savoury Chef focuses on the use of local and in-season ingredients to produce tailored dishes and…EXPLORE SAVOURY CHEF

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At Truffles Fine Foods we are passionate about good food and believe in excellence with everything to do with food: its taste, quality, preparation and presentation. We blend the finest and freshest ingredients with many…EXPLORE TRUFFLES FINE FOODS


Abigail’s Party

1685 Yew Street, Vancouver | MAP | 604-739-4677 | | A fun, casual, and smart-looking neighbourhood favourite solidly underwritten by the expertise of executive chef Tina Fineza. Her menu focuses on…EXPLORE ABIGAIL’S PARTY


3995 Main Street | Vancouver, BC | 604-566-9001 | | Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw, Gluten Free options abound. Bar open until 2am with special bar menu starting at 10pm every night. No Reservations…EXPLORE THE ACORN

wertAdesso Bistro

1906 Haro Street, Vancouver, BC | 604.568.9975 | | A Ligurian-concept restaurant owned by Carol Gadsby and Luciano Loi, Adesso Bistro is now open in its new space at 1906 Haro Street…EXPLORE ADESSO BISTRO

DSC_4396Alibi Room

157 Alexander St | Vancouver, BC | MAP | 604-623-3383 | | In the summer of 2006, after working under the previous ownership for over seven years, Nigel Springthorpe with his sister-in-law Raya Audet, decided…EXPLORE ALIBI ROOM


4222 Village Square | Whistler | MAP | 604-932-4540 | | A crossroads of mountain elegance and approachable dining in the heart of Whistler Village, Araxi enjoys a long-held international reputation for excellence in…EXPLORE ARAXI

araxibuttonAsk For Luigi

305 Alexander Street | Vancouver, BC | 604-428-2544 | | Ask for Luigi is a casual and intimate Italian-inspired restaurant, specializing in fresh hand made pasta. The service is family-style…EXPLORE ASK FOR LUIGI


99 Powell Street | Vancouver, BC | 604-428-0301 | | The cuisine at Bambudda combines elements of the food I grew up eating (either Mom’s cooking or restaurants in 1970′s-1980′s Chinatown) with modern…EXPLORE BAMBUDDA

tumblr_l0tv1fzEKw1qb1gvwo1_Bao Bei

163 Keefer St. | Vancouver | 604-688-0876 | | Meaning “precious” in Mandarin, Bao Bei opened in January of 2010 in the heart of Chinatown with the hope of recreating that special charm…EXPLORE BAO BEI CHINESE BRASSERIE

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4121 Village Green, Whistler | MAP | 604-932-3433 | | At the legendary Bearfoot Bistro, every night is a celebration of sophisticated culinary wizardry and magical joie de vivre…EXPLORE BEARFOOT BISTRO

bearfootcellar_1Bearfoot Bistro

4121 Village Green, Whistler | MAP | 604-932-3433 | | At the legendary Bearfoot Bistro, every night is a celebration of sophisticated culinary wizardry and magical joie de vivre…EXPLORE BEARFOOT BISTRO


105 East Pender Street Vancouver, BC | Opening Soon | | Bestie is a friendly little sausage and beer parlour in the heart of Vancouver’s Chinatown. Inspired by German street food, Bestie serves up a selection of…EXPLORE BESTIE


2183 West 4th Ave, Vancouver | MAP | 604-738-2025 | | Tucked away on West 4th in Kitsilano is a legendary restaurant with a big reputation. For more than 20 years John Bishop has led the field in…EXPLORE BISHOP’S

Bistrot Bistro

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Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill


1133 and 1129 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC | MAP
Tel: 604-688-7466 for Cioppino’s | 604-685-8462 for Enoteca




chef/owner Pino Posteraro in his kitchen at Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill

Giussepe (Pino) Posteraro was born in Lago, Italy March 22, 1964. At the age of twelve he came to Canada to visit his brother not realizing at the time that later in his life he would be making Canada his permanent home. After beginning training as a medical student, Pino changed track and decided to come to Canada to work for his brother in his restaurant. Pino later returned to Europe to study with Armando Zanetti, who became his mentor. Before returning to Canada he worked in several well known restaurants in Europe and Singapore.

In 1999, Pino decided it was time to venture out on his own. He opened Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill in Yaletown in September of that year, providing Vancouver with an outstanding Italian-Mediterranean restaurant which has gained many awards for its food and wine. Year after year, it is classed as one of Vancouver’s top fine dining restaurants.

In addition to his duties at the restaurant, Pino sits on the Board of Directors of the Chef’s Table Society of BC, a non-profit group of Vancouver’s top chefs who are working to foster the development of new talent through scholarships and bursaries.

About Cioppino’s


The Restaurant

Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca are pleased to give you a fresh perspective on Mediterranean cooking with chef/owner Giuseppe “Pino” Posteraro, the 2008 winner of Vancouver Magazine’s Chef of the Year and gold medal winner at the BC Gold Medal Plates (2007).

The critically-acclaimed restaurants, favourites of celebrities, oenophiles, and food lovers, are consistent award-winners that are always looking ahead and staying fresh. Widely acknowledged as the best expression of Mediterranean cooking in British Columbia, Cioppino’s and its sister restaurant next door, Enoteca, offer two large patios, two open show kitchens, two full-service dining rooms, as well as several private rooms for corporate and special functions. Both meet the high expectations of thousands of diners every week.

The Cuisine

Let Pino surprise and refresh your palate with “Cucina Naturale”, a classical style of cooking that emphasizes the use of only the freshest of ingredients. Its lightness of taste is derived from minimizing animal fats and creams in favour of low cholesterol olive oils. To make sauces without flour he uses vegetable purees and reductions of seafood stocks. Wine sauces are kept in the fridge overnight to eliminate the fat layer formed on top. Pino believes in balance in all dishes, and strives to achieve the cleanest of flavours by letting his ingredients do most of the work. “I respect the nature of my ingredients, and I try to bring out their natural taste,” says Pino.

Pino is perhaps best known famous for his exceptionally light pasta dishes. Much attention is paid to the pasta itself, made in house from traditional recipes. But both the lunch and dinner menus are exceptionally versatile, featuring a wide variety of both large and small meat and seafood dishes that represent the very best of Pino’s extensive repertoire, always reflecting the seasonal availability of fish, game, fruits and vegetables.

Whatever your pleasure, come let us please you as never before.

The Wines

Cioppino’s & Enoteca boast one of the largest wine cellars in Vancouver, with thousands of bottles available, among them many of the best ever created. For the experienced wine lover, the full list is a wonder to explore, while casual sippers will appreciate the many well-chosen labels available by the glass. We are proud that our wine list has been acknowledged by the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival with a Gold Glass Award for the last four years in a row, and either given a “Best of Award of Excellence” or an “Award of Excellence” designation from Wine Spectator every year since 2001. Wine is an integral part of the Mediterranean dining experience, and we take it just as seriously as we do our cuisine. To view the entire list in .pdf format, click here.



Mia Stainsby – Vancouver Sun | At Cioppino’s Enoteca, you can heap adjectives upon chicken that it usually doesn’t deserve. Succulent. Melodiously flavourful. (In this case, with rosemary butter, lemon and garlic notes.) It’s erudite comfort food. Enoteca is the “casual” option to Pino Posteraro’s more formal Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill, just as some of New York’s hot restaurants have down-market “next-door” siblings, Enoteca is also right next door. It’s scaled down, but still elegant with light woods a gallery of oil paintings and a lovely wine room for private parties.

Gary Faessler, Vancouver Lifestyles | For close to two years now he has been skilfully turning out beautiful plates of classic Mediterranean food with an emphasis on local and seasonal fresh ingredients. Classic yes, but Pino has the experience, the heart and the creativity to reinvent these dishes into contemporary versions which have a spirit and style all their own.

Andrew Morrison, Westender | One of the hardest things about reviewing a restaurant is understanding the standard it aspires to. Cioppino’s in Yaletown leaves little room for doubt about this. It has won “Best Italian” at the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards four years in a row and been recognised for its excellent wine cellar with even more accolades. Everyone knows it’s good. Not long ago I jumped into a cab in front of the restaurant and the driver said “Cioppino‘s. Nice.” I asked him if he’d ever dined there before and he said no, but insisted he knew all the best restaurants from years of tuning in to post-dinner conversations. “West, Vij‘s, Lumiere, and Cioppino’s. I never hear a complaint.”

Steven A. Shaw, Weekend Post | Perhaps most humiliating for me as a New Yorker was the slow realization that the general level of Italian cuisine in Vancouver is now higher than in New York City. Leading the charge is the dynamic Pino Posteraro, who used to cook for Frank Sinatra. I can’t recall a better Italian meal than the one I enjoyed at Cioppino’s (which everybody calls Pino’s)…

The New York Times | Cioppino’s, is a bustling Italian restaurant in Yaletown with brick walls and an open kitchen…the spring risotto with peas and crab was warm and comforting…

James Barber, Vancouver Sun | The food is terrific, the service is not only bright and well-informed but (that wonderful rarity) unobtrusive. Nobody flat out asked us how we were enjoying our dinner or how things were, but there was the occasional fleeting smile from a passing server, a smile of confident complicity that said “pretty good, eh?”

Jamie Maw, Vancouver Magazine | On any given night, one of the city’s top two restaurants. The results are often most astounding in classic dishes: a casarecce with duck ragout and oranges that just goes on and on; a perfectly cooked Dover sole served off the bone; an understated spaghetti Bolognese. Wine list is extensive but can get pricey. Long Friday lunches here are becoming a welcome salon of good food and conversation.”

Zagat | “As good as Italian gets in Vancouver” is how partisans praise this “sexy”, “happening” Yaletown magnet where “sublime”, “imaginative” creations are served in an “elegant” room graced by an open kitchen; a few claim that service “depends on whether or not you’re recognised”, and ornery oenophiles would like lower prices, but those “on expense accounts” agree that this “high-end” spot is “worth it”; N.B. wallet-watchers may want to consider the adjacent, less formal Enoteca.