Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Chocolate Madness

I decided to go to the Vancouver Sutton Place Hotel's Chocolate Buffet with my friends this weekend.  I've always wanted to go to this place because I do have a sweet tooth and I love desserts even though I don't eat it often.

The first thing I saw when I walked into the buffet was the Chocolate fountain!  I was so exicted when I saw the fountain I forgot to take a picture of it... (Does that eve make sense?)

Chocolate peacan pie and croquembouche!! I've never seen a croquembouche in person!!! I've only seen them on Masterchef Australia... (yay for being a food tvshow nerd!) so I was pretty excited.

Unfortunately, I didn't get to try the chocolate peacan pie because I was so full after 3 plates but I did have two cream puffs and I LOVED LOVED it! 

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

The Dirty Apron cooking school & delicatessen

the menu-  photos were taken with my iphone

Dirty Apron is a cooking school and a deli co-owned by the owners of Chambar, Karri and Nico Schuermans and former Chambar Sous-Chef David Robertson.

I went to try their sandwiches and when I walked in, I fell in love with the place instantly because of the homey feeling of the store.  

Dirty Apron is Crosstown's gourmet grocer and they have fruits, drinks, candies, chocolate sauces from Medina and home made beef, chicken, fish stocks and organic fruits and veggies (Almost everything!).  It's not spacious but it has a lot of awesome stuff in stock. 

local meat cuts!

Friday, 5 August 2011

Anton's pasta bar

Anton's Pasta bar is located at 4260 East Hastings St., Burnaby. You can find the place while driving because the line up outside is usually really really long.  I went with my boyfriend and I think there were about 20 people ahead of us.  Fortunately, the people in the front were in big groups and a table for two opened up and we got in the restaurant after 5 minutes of waiting.  As we were exiting the restaurant after our meal we saw the people who were in front of us still waiting in line.. (Today's lesson: never come in big groups to Anton's :P)

We got bread while we were waiting for our pasta

Monday, 1 August 2011

BaoQi Eatery

I ended up going to this place randomly thinking that it's a Pho place.  It was located in between Granville and Seymour on Davie St but it was extremely hard for us to find the place.. It was literally hidden and the name of restaurant was no where to be seen on the street.  We had to walk back and forth a couple of times in order to locate it. 

when we looked at the menu and it had variety of Vietnamese food and not just pho. The reviews from Urbanspoon and Dinehere were positive and I was curious to see what their food was like.

clean and simple interior.

quite a small space though.

I ordered the classic meat sub (Bánh mì) $5.50
Bánh mì is a Vietnamese "sandwich" served on a baguette.  The classic meat sub comes with various cold cuts.

I've heard of a lot of good things about vietnamese sub but this was my first time trying it.