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Loves at Market by Jean Georges at the Shangri La

24 Feb

LOVE for Dinner:

  • Jasmine Lemonade
  • Rice Cracker Crusted Tuna w/Citrus-Sriracha Emulsion
  • Roasted Beets and Okanagan Goat Cheese w/Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Foie Gras Brule w/Dried Sour Cherries and White Port Gelee
  • Sablefish w/Nut and Seed Crust in Sweet and Sour Broth

Or go for the Market Menu for tasters of all the above (except the lemonade, which is to die for!). Lunch specials at the Market as well, or the 50 minutes $20 power lunch downstairs in the Lobby Lounge, which has more hearty food. Business casual.

Market by Jean Georges
Level 3
(1 604) 695 1115

To buy at Costco

20 Jun

but no Costco card.

Kirkland Signature Japanese Green Tea – Sentcha Green Tea, Matcha Blend

and

Kirkland Signature Cranberry Macadamia Nut Cereal

UPDATE: June 20 – Beechers Cheese! (Who knew Costco was Washington-based?)

UPDATE: JUNE 23 – Scored 2 out of 3 at Costco! Ain’t bad, eh? Tea was $13 for 100 packets, cereal was $7 and a box has 2 bags. A tad on the sweet side, but healthier than Honey Nut Cheerios! More to come on the Costco adventure.

Thinking about: Liege Waffles and Fig-Orange Compote

22 May

Went to Cafe Medina on the weekend with Grouchy. Loved the Liege waffles and fig-orange compote. Grouchy purred over the blueberry compote. Sadly, their chef makes it and it’s not for sale. =(

Heard that compote goes well with gorgonzola cheese. Or on a baguette. Must try it.

Another good place for Liege waffles is Patisserie LeBeau (1708 West 2nd Avenue in between Fir & Pine). They are good enough to come out with their line of frozen waffles available at Capers. Delicious!

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The Reuben/Ruben Sandwich

22 May

I had a craving for the ruben/reuben yesterday. Had it on the way back from Seattle, thought about it while writing the blog, was still thinking about it when I had a lack of lunch yesterday. Google searched and found that delis are lacking in Vancouver. What happened to that sandwich store that was so abundant about 10 years ago? It was green with children from the Sound of Music. Anyway…

Found it.
Pricey, but near my house.
From a Jewish deli?
Sure. Why not?

http://www.kaplans.ca/restaurant_menu.php

Next search… hot dogs….

UPDATE: June 9th, 2009. The BEST Reuben (and less greasy than Metropolitan Market in Seattle) with a side of dill potato salad can be found at:

Tomato Cafe
2486 Bayswater Street (at West Broadway)
604-874-6020

http://www.tomatofreshfoodcafe.com/

food blog

21 May

http://www.seriouseats.com/

Local food blog: http://nancyland.blogspot.com/

Foodie weekend

31 Mar

Chill Winston @ 3 Alexandra Street, Vancouver (Corner)

  • Truffled potatoes
  • Wild Mushroom risotto
  • Tuna Tartare – amazing!!
  • Baby back ribs / ribs – oooh so tender
  • Dark chocolate truffles – $6 – fresh and perfect w/wine
  • Room is dark, rich and beautiful. So nice that out party spent 4 and a half hours there!

    Nu – for brunch. Jazz brunch with Juno nominated singer, Melody Diachun.

  • Brie and Black Truffle Omelette – sold out!
  • Pear Brioche – with syrup and creme fraiche on the side
  • Guyere cheese soup – decadent!
  • Pomme frites w/truffle oil
  • Coffee – no orange juice
  • Come here on a beautiful and clear Sunday and you’ll get the best of Vancouver’s water views. Stayed here for 3 hours – no rush. Opentable.com gets you automatic reservations. Definitely will try the heated and glass enclosed patio with unlimited water views come warmer weather. My new fave must-go-to-place for weekend brunch.

    Yum yum… chinese egg waffle thingies

    8 Sep

    Gei Dan Jai 雞蛋仔: olde worlde Hong Kong style waffle

    Diet secrets

    3 Jun

    1) Mini-meal/3 hour diet. Breakfast within 1 hour or waking up. 5 meals a day (watch portion size!), stop eating 3 hours before bed. jorge cruise

    2) acai

    3) Hoodia

    4) detox

    5) maple syrup/lemon/cayanne pepper

    6) nish joshi diet – detox reprogram diet

    7) raw diet: eat anything that’s raw and not been frozen

    8 ) raw chocolate: david wolfe

    9) French women don’t get fat: portion control (1/8 size of American portion)

    10) How the rich get thin. Start day with protein, (apple, cheese), control, motivation,

    11) Cravings last 8-14 minutes. Wait 15.

    12) Signal for thirst is often mistaken for hunger.

    13) not eat… but body will start to decompose