Yesterday we honoured many, sampled some tasty bites, and sipped wines from Noble Ridge and Blasted Church at Where Vancouver’s 19th annual Where to Dine Awards at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar hosted by man-about-town Fred Lee. Each year. Where magazine asks readers to name the best places to dine in Vancouver and Whistler, and 21 of the 27 awards were based on readers’ selections. Highlights from the show included Chef Ned Bell’s announcement of a second boy on the way for he and his publicist and wife, Kate Colley Lo, Chef Hawskworth and Vikram Vij exchanging fond words, the food and wine, and of course, the presence of several of the Les Dames BC Chapter! As you know I am a member!
Vancouver Hotel Dining: Yew Seafood + Bar in the Four Seasons Hotel – pictured above Chef Ned Bell
Richmond & Airport Dining: Globe@YVR
Chinese: Peaceful Restaurant
Pub Fare: The Fat Badger
Indian: Vij’s Restaurant – Chef Vikram Vij
Budget Bites: Hawker’s Delight
West Coast: Cactus Club Cafe – Chef Rob Feenie
French: Le Crocodile – Chef Michel Jacob
Steak: Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar
European: Chambar Restaurant – Justin Tisdale
Brunch: Café Medina
Whistler Casual Dining: Earls Kitchen + Bar
Après-Ski: Longhorn Saloon & Grill
Fine Dining: Araxi Restaurant + Bar
The Green Table Network gave the Green Table Award to Tacofino’s Taco Bar for its high standard in all-around green dining and for being at the forefront of sustainability.
A committee consisting of the BC Seafood Alliance, Ocean Wise and Where Vancouver selected The Fish Counter as the recipient of the Where Sustainable Seafood Award. This award is presented to the restaurant that best exemplifies practices of sourcing, serving and promoting sustainable species, as outlined under the Ocean Wise Program.
Members of Les Clefs d’Or, the city’s premier hotel concierges, chose Black + Blue to receive the Silver Service Award, for consistently delivering the ultimate guest experience: providing an exceptional combination of food, service and hospitality.
Where Vancouver food editor Tim Pawsey chose Bufala as Vancouver’s Best New Restaurant, and Red Door Bistro as Whistler’s Best New Restaurant. Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca was honoured with the Editor’s Choice award.
Where is the world’s largest publisher of visitor magazines. Where Vancouver is published monthly and distributed in more than 12,000 hotel rooms in downtown Vancouver alone. Where’s editors, writers and photographers share what they see in the city they live in. That means Where readers get the best the city has to offer.