Barcal is a restaurant in Medellin, Colombia that offers a tasting menu (and optional beverage pairing which we got) focused on Colombian cuisine. The meal highlights the great diversity of the country. What is even more impressive, is that the chef, Miguel Warren Mora, is only 24 years old and started the restaurant when he […]Read More Barcal – Medellin
Ancora is a restaurant which first opened in downtown Vancouver and combines Japanese and Peruvian cuisine. The subject of this review, is their new location in West Vancouver. Peru was probably one of my most memorable food trips. The food in the country is outstanding. However, I have never been able to find a place […]Read More Ancora West Vancouver – Good for West Vancouver
This is a quick and easy dish to make for dinner in a hurry. It will probably take you less than an hour, and its delicious! Serves 3-4 Ingredients 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs 1 large onion diced 2 green peppers cut into bite sized pieces (you can pretty much use any veg you want, […]Read More Chicken Curry – in a hurry!
The tomato sauce for this recipe was inspired by one of my favorite pasta dishes, the tomato and basil spaghetti at Scarpetta in Las Vegas. Once you see how easy it is to make tomato sauce, you will never buy pre-bottled red sauce again! You will probably not want to eat out for Italian ever […]Read More Pasta and Meatballs – Stop Buying Tomato Sauce in a JAR!
Once you see how easy this is to make, and taste how delicious it is, you will never buy soup out of a can again! You can have this as a main dish as I feel the pasta is filling enough. Serves 3-4. Everything you need to make this is in the picture below. Ingredients […]Read More Chicken Noodle Soup: Stop Buying $%^% in a Can (pouch, bag etc)!
On a recent weekend trip to Palm Springs, I was doing some research on where to eat. It looked like slim pickings. A lot of people indicated that the area catered more to a “resort crowd”…except, one place kept being named as THE place to go for great food. That place is Le Vallauris. The […]Read More Le Vallauris -SO SO SO Delicious
My favorite sushi restaurant is Kabuto in Las Vegas. I have had sushi everywhere, and I have yet to find a place that I like as much…until now. Jewel Bako is a one Michelin star restaurant in New York. I have been to other places in NYC, like 15 East (good), Yasuda (highly overrated, I […]Read More Jewel Bako – About to give Kabuto a run for the money in my books
We wanted to eat at Atomix, the Korean fine dining restaurant which was awarded a Michelin star in the 2019 guide, but could not get a reservation. Therefore, we opted for our second choice, Atoboy, which is from the same chef (who used to cook at Jungsik which is also an excellent restaurant). The night […]Read More Atoboy Dotz Collaboration Dinner
I had dinner at Gabriel Kreuther on January 26, 2019. The restaurant has two Michelin stars. Upon walking in, the first thing I noticed was the nice bar and beautiful dining room. We were seated in front of a large window with a front row seat to the kitchen. It was an amazing seat and […]Read More Gabriel Kreuther – Delicate flavors in a beautiful dining room and bar
Colette is located in Holt Refrew, a high end department store in Vancouver. The dining room is nice and modern as expected being inside Holt. I ate there for lunch and it was surprisingly busy. I find that a lot of concepts that work in other cities do not work in Vancouver, and I did […]Read More Colette Grand Cafe at Holt Renfrew