Best and Biggest Rose-By-The-Glass List in Vancouver: The Wine Bar in Yaletown

The Wine Bar (and attached full restaurant Provence Marinaside) in Yaletown has the best and biggest rose wine by the glass list in Vancouver, with 23 selections.  Sommelier Joshua Carlson expanded the rose wine list a few months ago, adding some of his favourites from across the world, as well as a few from our … Continue reading Best and Biggest Rose-By-The-Glass List in Vancouver: The Wine Bar in Yaletown

Wine Therapy To Get Through Retail Therapy, at Bistro Verde in Nordstrom

Might be cheaper to just get real therapy, but that depends on how many glasses of wine you order. Either way, we found the perfect shopping break location, at Bistro Verde. On the sixth floor of Nordstrom, it has sweeping views overlooking Robson Street, and a dark, brooding interior that makes you forget that you're … Continue reading Wine Therapy To Get Through Retail Therapy, at Bistro Verde in Nordstrom

L’Auberge St. Gabriel at Montreal Airport

A quick Google search reveals less than stellar reviews for this airport restaurant, which is the second location of the historic Saint Gabriel street Inn - North America's oldest inn and Canada's first legal drinking establishment.  Most of the critics from my thorough two second search were TripAdvisor reviewers who didn't like the prices and … Continue reading L’Auberge St. Gabriel at Montreal Airport

Not Just a Date Place: UVA is a Wine Aficionado’s Version of Your Friendly, Local, Neighbourhood Pub.

UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar - 900 Seymour St. Vancouver I have always thought of UVA as a date place because of its intimate seating (most of the tables seat two comfortably, or a maximum of four), romantic ambiance (dark and candle-lit), and date-friendly bite-sized tapas (because a date place would never serve you a … Continue reading Not Just a Date Place: UVA is a Wine Aficionado’s Version of Your Friendly, Local, Neighbourhood Pub.

The Chocolate Bar Gets Replaced with an Oyster Bar, a Chic Interior, and an Amazing New Team

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar - 845 Burrard St. Vancouver The last time we stepped foot into this space, it was Fleuri Restaurant - famous for its chocolate buffet, but otherwise not very spectacular (it always reminded me of being in a wedding reception hall, with its carpeted floors and large dessert buffet tables). In … Continue reading The Chocolate Bar Gets Replaced with an Oyster Bar, a Chic Interior, and an Amazing New Team