Glowbal Group – 25% off lunch (Nov 1 to 7)

From November 1 to 7, 2010, Glowbal Group restaurants including Coast, Glowbal Grill, Society, Trattoria and Italian Kitchen will offer 25% off the food portion of your lunch or brunch bill. This applies to all party sizes, large or small, so call your favourite location now to reserve because you know it will be a popular week.

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Candlelight Conservation Dinner (Thursday Oct. 21, 2010)


Brought to you by Tourism Vancouver and BC Hydro, over 60 Vancouver restaurants are “dimming the lights and dialing up the ambiance” for the 2nd annual Candlelight Conservation Dinner to raise awareness about energy conservation and the simple actions that can add up to make a big difference! Some of my favourite participating restaurants include: Cru, Las Margaritas (just went there for Mexican food last night!), Maurya Indian Cusine, One Hundred Days, Salt Tasting Room, Sanafir, The Refinery and SIP Resto Lounge. To make reservations, contact the participating restaurant of your choice.

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Judas Goat

When it comes to “concept dining”, my favourite way of eating food is definitely tapas style. Located in Blood Alley in Gastown, adjacent to Salt Tasting Room, Judas Goat Taberna is a 28-seat tapas bar which serves small plates influenced by Spain, Italy and France. Despite the foreign food pairings, the environment of Judas Goat reminds of me a family grocery store. A viewable food preparation station and high countertops close enough to make small talk with the patrons sitting beside you. Square yellow stools huddle around small tables.

Similar to its sister restaurant, The Salt Tasting Room, Judas Goat combines a variety of flavours and textures and teases the pallet with its small portions. I love the option of nibbling on a variety of food and sharing dishes. Between the two of us, we ordered 7 items, which included two “hot” dishes, two “pressed, potted, or cured” dishes and a salad. Agreeing with everyone I have spoken with, what you pay for the portions is not really worth the price; but then again, “concept dining” is about the experience of “trying something new”, right??

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Dine Out Vancouver (April 26 to May 6)

Dine Out Vancouver is back! Typically in February, this year, Dine Out Vancouver has been postponed to April 26 to May 6. The list of participating restaurants will be released on Monday April 19. Restaurants will begin accepting reservations at that time. Stay tuned!

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Dining Out for Life (Thursday March 25, 2010)

Dining Out For Life is an annual fundraising event involving the generous participation of volunteers, corporate sponsors and restaurants. In exchange for their financial support, restaurants are listed in a city wide marketing campaign in an effort to increase customer traffic.

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Corner Suite Bistro De Luxe

It was everything you could imagine it being, with white beans layered with sausage, duck confit and fois gras with a poached egg and hollandaise sauce.

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