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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...

Blair Baldwin welcomes winetasters with a tasting glassIn spring, summer, fall and winter in British Columbia's stunningly beautiful Okanagan Valley, the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society organizes a Festival to celebrate wine, food, culture and a wide range of summer and winter outdoor activities.

I was in Kelowna for the May 2010 Spring Wine Festival and met with Christina Ferreira and Blair Baldwin of the Society to learn about the origin and current festivities of these Wine Festivals.

  This year is...

Naan and dukkaThe Greenroom Restaurant and The View Winery

101 - 1360 Ellis Street

(Library Parkade),


Ph: 250-869-0193

For the Okanagan  Spring Wine Festival, two of Kelowna's favorite boutique venues joined together to pair fine food and wine in a three course prix fixé dinner menu. We had supper at the Greenroom restaurant, where chef Scott Nystrom offered an interesting choice of two appetizers, three main courses and two dessert dishes on the special menu....

crispy duck confitSupping Away: Kelowna. Wild Apple Restaurant and Lounge

@Manteo Resort

3762 Lakeshore Road

Ph: 250-860-4488

The second day of our Kelowna trip started off with a  breakfast meeting at the Wild Apple Restaurant. Despite delays with construction on Lakeshore Road we arrived on time for our 8:30 meeting. We enjoyed  yet another beautiful view as we sipped our coffee before the others arrived shortly after.

bacon and cheddar omelette...

Salmon-tuna sashimi California Roll ComboWasabi Izakaya

1623 Pandosy St.,


Ph: 250-762-7788

Wandering around the city centre of Kelowna we noticed several sushi restaurants.

Dynamite Roll/Tempura comboAfter my first visit to Japan in the early eighties I became a sushi devoteee and my kids were in their teens before they realized that raw fish was not the staple food of Canadian cuisine....

grilled asparagus with goat cheeseRauDZ Regional Table

1560 Water Street,

Kelowna, British Colombia

Ph: 250-868-8805

When I was asking for suggestions for "don't miss"  restaurant experiences in Kelowna,  the name that kept coming  up was RauDZ, so I decided that we would find our way there for supper on  Monday evening, the first full day of our Kelowna experience. The restaurant does not have a reservation system but I was told  that if we got there early there...

Chef Butters To set the stage- or perhaps I should say - to set the table - for the "supping" aspect of our Destination Travel: Kelowna I arranged to meet Chef Rod Butters at his restaurant, RauDZ, on Water Street, on the first morning of our visit. An icy wind was blowing through the streets of downtown Kelowna and by the time we arrived at the door of the restaurant we were chilled. Chef Butters invited us in and promptly offered to...

pear mosaic with chocolate cake and mousseLupo Restaurant and Vinoteca
869 Hamilton Street,
Vancouver. BC
Ph: (604) 569-2535 or Reserve Online

I have now enjoyed two excellent meals at the revamped Lupo Restaurant and this review reports on both of them.

The last time I had dined at that location was before there was a change in ownership last July. Julio Gonzalez Perini who ran Villa Del Lupo in the Heritage house on Hamilton Street for many years, sold...

enough saidAt last, 23 days from the date post-marked on the envelope, my registered letter has been delivered and signed for in New York.

The Canada Post tracking form still shows neither its arrival in the US nor the fact that it has just been delivered. Despite the information on the screenshot from the Canada Post tracking form. Updated daily. Hmmm... ...

Its a double magnum!A few days ago a friend and I joined a large roomful of Bard on the Beach supporters at the Pan Pacific Hotel. The occasion was a breakfast fundraiser for the company's educational programs. While we enjoyed  fresh fruit salad, Eggs Benedict, pastries and coffee, Artistic Director Christopher Gaze invited the four set and costume designers for the 2010 season to tell us about their concepts for the Mainstage and Studio Stage productions.

On the Mainstage, comedy...


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