Gold-Medal Dining

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I had to share this great post by Sunset Magazine – their recommendations for Vancouver B.C. hotels, restaurants and things to do really was spot on.   For those of you looking for a great bite while in town, check out their recommended hot spots:

Vij’s Vikran Vij is an icon here for his brilliantly modernized renditions of traditional Indian food. Don’t miss the “lamb popsicles”―French-cut chops with an addictive fenugreek-cream sauce. $$$; 604/736-6664.  http://www.vijs.ca/index_in.htm   (side note by WSB: the New York Times called this the “best Indian food in the WORLD” – that means you have to go!)

 

Market by Jean-Georges, in the Shangri-La Hotel, is just what you’d expect from star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Like the perfect sauce, the restaurant balances Asian and European flavors to delicious effect (try the rice cracker–crusted tuna). $$$; 604/695-1115. http://www.shangri-la.com/en/property/vancouver/shangrila/dining/restaurant/market

La Quercia serves Northern Italian dishes that are so good, they might make you weep. The delicate agnolotti is a must. $$$; closed Mon; 604/676-1007.  http://www.laquercia.ca/

Try the sour orange mussel curry or fiery fermented sausage at Maenam―you’ll never look at Thai food the same way again. $$; 604/730-5579. http://www.maenam.ca/main.html

C Restaurant buys its catch straight from the docks. Expect thrilling seafood exotica like sablefish collar with elephant heart plums and a “tip to tail” king salmon. $$$$; 604/681-1164. http://www.crestaurant.com/

Lumière is not new, but with French master chef Daniel Boulud now involved, it’s mind-bogglingly good, with regular and vegetarian tasting menus. $$$$; closed Mon; 604/739-8185. http://www.lumiere.ca/

The fried chicken at Refuel is the best we’ve ever had. Period. $$; 604/288-7905. http://www.refuelrestaurant.com/

Vancouver’s Chinese food is legendary: At Sun Sui Wah, you pick a live king crab and it arrives minutes later, steamed, cracked, and piled with green onions. $$; 604/872-8822 http://www.sunsuiwah.com/en_home.html

 

 

via Vancouver B.C. hotels, restaurants, and attractions – Main – Great winter trips in the West – Sunset.com.

Photo Credit: New York Times

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