Restaurant review: Provence Marinaside

My last stop for Dine Out Vancouver 2016 was Provence Marinaside. This is French Mediterranean restaurant on the Yaletown waterfront.  Provence had been on my “to do” list for a long time, and this was going to be the occasion to try it.  We arrived early for our reservations, and our table was not ready, so we had to wait. After being seated, and ffter we … Continue reading Restaurant review: Provence Marinaside

Restaurant review: Oakwood Canadian Bistro

Our second stop for Dine Out Vancouver 2016 was the Oakwood Bistro in Kitsilano. This is a west coast cuisine bistro but accessible and affordable. We arrived early for our reservation, but were seated immediately. My dinner companion started with the buttermilk fried chicken, endive & pear salad. This is a fresh salad, dressed with a honey mustard ginger dressing and topped with pieces of boneless buttermilk fried … Continue reading Restaurant review: Oakwood Canadian Bistro

Restaurant review: Ancora

This was my first stop during Dine Out Vancouver 2016. Ancora is a Peruvian-Japanese restaurant at the foot of Howe street, occupying the space that was previously home to Rob Clark’s “C” restaurant. This is a gorgeous modern dining space, bright airy, elegant and contemporary. We stuck with the “Dine Out” menu for this meal. After we ordered, our server brought over some Complementary bread … Continue reading Restaurant review: Ancora

Restaurant review: Thai Escape

On a wintery Sunday afternoon, we stopped for lunch at a little hole-in-the-wall place in the Collingwood Village neighborhood called “Thai Escape”. We arrived just as they opened their doors, and were seated immediately. We started with a Green Papaya Salad This is a cold salad of unripe green papaya threads, carrots, green beans, and tomatoes. It’s  This was a pretty good salad.  The vegetables were fresh … Continue reading Restaurant review: Thai Escape

Restaurant review: Jang Mo Jib (Kingsway)

We were in the Metrotown area, and decided to grab lunch at Jang Mo Jib. This is a local chain of Korean restaurants with locations in downtown Vancouver and south Burnaby (the location in Richmond closed in 2013). The menu is fairly expansive Bee Bim Bahb This is cooked short grained rice, pressed into a very hot oil lined stoneware bowl, topped with blanched spinach, … Continue reading Restaurant review: Jang Mo Jib (Kingsway)