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May 2010

rack of lamb chops with a spicy cabernet and sambal sauce Goldfish Pacific Kitchen
1188 Mainland Street,
Vancouver, BC
Ph: 604-689-8318 or Reserve online

Last summer we dropped into Goldfish Pacific Kitchen for an early dinner in their courtyard patio. Our waiter introduced us to their experimental Chef's table dinner concept and we were intrigued enough at the time to try it out.

The idea was that rather than ordering from the regular menu, we would chat with...

Chef Romy Prasad explains a technical pointFederico's Supper Club
1728 Commercial Drive,
Ph: 604-251-3473 or Reserve Online

I have been on the hunt for places to "dine and dance" in Vancouver but this seems to be a rare entity these days. Federico's Supper Club is one of those few places that has a dance floor, albeit not large.

The evening when a group of us decided to check out this restaurant turned out to be the...

Bouillabaisse at FishworksFishworks
91 Lonsdale Avenue,
North Vancouver
Ph: (778) 340-3449

Having enjoyed the experience of traveling by Canada Line and Seabus over to Lonsdale Quay to dine at Lolo on 2nd Avenue, I decided to repeat the adventure on the evening we were going to see Plan B at Presentation House on Chesterfield and W. 3rd Street in North Vancouver.


Chef's selection platterLoLo North Vancouver
100 East 2nd Street,
North Vancouver, BC.
Ph: (778) 340-6655

It has been a long time since I visited the area around Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver, and I had heard there were some excellent new restaurants in that area. 

I was meeting a friend from West Vancouver for a long over-due, catch-up-on-our-news supper, and we decided to try LoLo Wine bar and Restaurant. LoLo stands for Lower Lonsdale,  and when I checked ...

At Arrowleaf in Lake CountryOver the remaining five days of our jam-packed visit to the Okanagan we were able to get to almost everything on our list of to-dos except one. And it wasn't wine tasting!

Happy post-tasting smileWith the Spring Wine Festival in full swing, obviously wine tasting and fine food were top priorities. Although, as my regular readers might point out with some justification, when has "Sipping...

Congratulations to Jenn and Kent who each won a pair of tickets to the Vancouver Playhouse production of Dangerous Corner.

Thanks for a great response. 

Zachary Stevenson and Elena Juatco. Photo by David CooperBuddy: The Buddy Holly Story by Alan Janes and Rob Bettinson
Directed by Bill Millerd
Choreographer Valerie Easton
Musical Director  Sasha Niechoda

Vancouver, BC: When your entire audience is on their feet ready to break loose for a rock and roll party you know you have yet another hit on your hands. Bill Millerd and the Arts Club gang must be rockin' and rollin' themselves because that's what happened last night...

To enter to win two tickets to Dangerous Corner at the Vancouver Playhouse. See Guest Review.

send an email to gillian@reviewfromthe house

with subject line  Win Tickets

and answer the following question:

Dangerous Corner is one of the "Time Plays" by  J.B Priestley.  Name another Time Play by Priestley.

Add your name and a contact phone number.

The first person to send the correct answer will win the tickets

I will email the winner

There are only 5 performances left so hurry....

 Anna Galvin and Jennifer Clement. Photo by Emily CooperGuest reviewer: Amanda LockitchGuest reviewer Amanda Lockitch

Dangerous Corner by J.B. Priestley
Directed by  Bill Dow
Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company
Vancouver Playhouse
May 1- 22, 2010

Vancouver, BC: Talking with a friend after seeing Dangerous Corner I realized just how quickly time can obscure fame. While we both liked the production, my...

Adam Henderson and Jacques Lalonde working on PlanBPlan B by Michael Healey
Directed by Bill Devine
Sea Theatre
Presentation House
May 14-29, 2010

Vancouver, BC:  I seem to remember that consistently in  public opinion polls on prestige or trustworthiness of various occupations, regardless of poll location, politicians score near the bottom. So it was not surprising that a collective chuckle of acknowledgement rippled through the audience at the idea that everyone feels that they are being "f-cked" over by...