Favourite Vancouver Food Experiences of 2010

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It was a big year in the Vancouver foodie scene with the introduction of street food vendors, Fair Trade Town status, and even the city’s first cupcake competition. In 2010 I was fortunate to dine at many of the region’s finest establishments, judge a cocktail competition or three, and recap experiences from across the province.

The Teahouse in Stanley Park
Visited: January 2010
Highlights: The cozy atmosphere and decor

Glowbal Grill
Visited: April 2010
Highlights: Large portions, delicious halibut, and unbelievable stuffed baked potato
Glowbal Grill - Dine Out Vancouver

Regional Tasting Lounge
Visited: May 2010
Highlights: Great flavours and value during Dine Out Vancouver
Dine Out at r.tl

Hapa Izakaya, Robson
Visited: June 2010
Highlights: Delicious, original creations for a great price
Hapa Izakya Robson

Q4, Kitsilano
Visited: July 2010
Highlights: The must-have ‘Spaghetti Quattro’
Q4 in Kits

Seasons in QE Park
Visited: August 2010
Highlights: Fresh summer menu and amazing views
Seasons in the Park

Food Street, Richmond
Visited: August 2010
Highlights: 200 restaurants to choose from within 3 city blocks
Jang Mo Jib, Richmond Foodie Tour

Fetch at Black Rock Resort
Visited: September 2010
Highlights: Absolutely beautiful resort and location in Ucluelet, BC
Weekend in Tofino, B.C. - Sept. 2010

Visited: October 2010 during our Midtown Experience
Highlights: The Mediterranean dry ribs. Must. Have.
Sunday in Midtown, Vancouver - Sanafir for dinner

Visited: October 2010 during our Midtown Experience
Highlights: Bennies for brunch with live jazz on Sundays
Sunday in Midtown, Vancouver - Nu for brunch

Visited: November 2010
Highlights: The seasonal menu featuring truffles and mushrooms

CinCin Dinner - Squash, Raviloi CinCin Dinner - Truffles, Pizza

El Dorado, Kelowna
Visited: November 2010
Highlights: John Biehler experienced this for Miss604.com and he has told me numerous times that it was one of the most memorable meals of his life.
Kelowna's Hotel Eldorado

2 Chefs Affair, Nanaimo
Visited: November 2010
Highlights: Tasty hand-crafted sandwiches for a great price.
2 Chefs

Nanaimo Bar Trail
Visited: November 2010
Highlights: Nanaimo bar martini, nanaimo bar cupcake, deep-fried nanaimo bars. Need I say more?
Deep Fried Nanaimo Bar

Westin, Whistler
Visited: November 2010
Highlights: Our behind the scenes tour during a gala dinner
Westin Whistler - Behind the scenes

Whistler Tasting Tour
Visited: November 2010
Highlights: Sabering a bottle of champagne at Bearfoot Bistro.
Westin Whistler Weekend - Nov. 2010

Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Empress
Visited: November 2010
Highlights: The experience itself, it’s something you must try at least once when in the capital city.

Photo credit: Keira-Anne on Flickr

The Helm
Visited: December 2010
Highlights: The grand opening party experience.
The Helm - Grand Opening in Vancouver

The Apron at the Westin, Richmond
Visited: December 2010
Highlights: Impressive (almost unbelievable) menu from this lobby restaurant in an airport hotel.

The Apron - Westin Wall Centre

It was a great (and filling) year of food, here’s to another 12 months of tasty creations and foodie finds.

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  1. ArtWednesday, December 29th, 2010 — 3:35pm PST

    I really likey this post! I’ve been fortunate enough to have experienced some of these restaurants also. I just went to Q4 al centro (managed by the son of Quattro owner) and it was fantastic. Spaghetti Quattro is amazing.

  2. DominicWednesday, December 29th, 2010 — 3:39pm PST

    Thanks to you, I now have a nice list of places to visit and foods to try. Thanks Miss604!

  3. nermin hadzikadunicFriday, December 31st, 2010 — 10:41am PST

    I always wondered if there is taste difference between sabering and normal opening. I know all about sabering but don’t know if it tastes different. I can’t see it being different. Anybody knows?

  4. Mandy NewtonFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 1:41pm PST

    Wow – I am soooo hungry after reading this – all looks incredible! If looking for a divine experience for 2011 try out Kitsilano Daily Kitchen. Like a brilliant dinner party with @ChefFowke…

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