Chocolates/Candies

Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Cafe

By

It’s a European-French style bakery with a couple local influences, but on the whole it is traditional in technique and classic in style. Some items I find quite pricey, but for the area it is not too far off from its neighbours. Thierry is one of the city’s most respected pastry chefs and pastry shops.

Read More

Top 24 Most Memorable/BEST Restaurant Desserts & Baked Goods in Vancouver/BC

By

The dessert scene in Vancouver is still young, but it has been growing over the last couple years. I’m hoping for more late night dessert bars in 2014. Here are my top 24 favourite desserts and baked goods from this year. Again, not necessarily “the best”, but very memorable.

Read More

Hong Kong – Must Try Noodles in Hong Kong

By

The benefit of exploring noodles in Hong Kong is that you get a little of everything. I wrote a lot about Chinese noodles because it is the root of all noodles, but Hong Kong offers noodles from all over the world. Here are some of my “must try” noodles in the city.

Read More

Ganache Patisserie (Cakes in Yaletown)

By

Ganache offers creative cakes with modern American flavours, but made with traditional French techniques. It’s still unquestionably one of the better patisseries in Yaletown offering sophisticated cakes, but there is a lack of consideration for texture and intensity of flavours.

Read More

Follow Me Foodie to the Yukon Territories! (Bakeries and restaurants in Whitehorse) – Part 1/2

By

When you visit a remote area and a small town almost every recommended restaurant you hit is “the best” there is. The Yukon Territories is not a culinary destination yet, but that doesn’t mean there is nothing going on. While the Northern Lights and local activities such as dog sledding are the main tourist attractions, the food scene isn’t too shabby.

Read More

The Parker (Vegetarian Restaurant) – Part 3/3

By

According to their website, “The Parker generates less than one pound of waste in a month!” I appreciate their efforts and it is something I admire, but in the end it is a restaurant so the food has to deliver. I wouldn’t say the menu was hit and miss because everything was generally good, but maybe not at its full potential.

Read More

San Francisco, CA – Benu Restaurant (Tasting Menu by Chef Corey Lee) – Part 5

By

More often than not I get more excited about a meal and a restaurant when I’m actually in the moment, but in this case it was the opposite. It was a thought provoking meal I appreciated more looking back on it. I did not necessarily remember each course because of how amazing it tasted, but it was the consideration for a concept that had me intrigued.

Read More