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[Editor’s Note: Don’t miss the meaty giveaway!]

Speaking of Two Rivers in my last post, they just opened their first public-facing shop and eatery last month, which includes a traditional butchery, a deli counter and an eat-in grill.

Two Rivers - The Shop Dining Room (Photo Credit Adam Blasberg)

Two Rivers – The Shop Dining Room (Photo Credit Adam Blasberg)

With the butchery, customers can find house-made sausages, dry-aged beef, and hand-tooled cuts, etc. At the take-out deli counter, there’s artisanal salumi and charcuterie. (more…)

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A spa date with CC took me to North Vancouver and she suggested to try this restaurant called Tour de Feast. It’s located in a business complex next to an industrial complex. It’s not easy to spot in the dark and the interior basically looked like a cafe.

Food

Taken a look at the menu and I was caught off guard by how fancy the menu was. Not a big menu, but with items that you would find at fine dining restaurants. The day’s special was a surf and turf with steak and sockeye salmon; I didn’t go for that because my mood didn’t call for it.

So for appetizer I ordered the Octopus 2 Ways. First, the tentacles were braised to absolute tenderness it could be considered borderline mushy. Haha the suction cups just fell right off as you took bites. The flavour was quite nice; it could be even better if using a bit of heat. Then, there was an octopus rillette. It’s similar to crab cake except it’s mostly dough with some pieces of octopus inside. It’s pretty good but quite filling. I think we were off to a good start.

Octopus 2 Ways

With entree, I chose one of my favourite dishes, Duck Confit Cassoulet. The duck leg looked HUGE!! (more…)

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I still remember a couple years back we checked out Palki on Commercial Drive and really liked it. Fast-forward to current time and they have renamed that restaurant to something else to avoid confusion. And when we were invited to try the North Vancouver location, the nostalgic feeling just came rushing through. We had to say yes.

Food

We started with a couple of appetizers, along with some Papadum. Papadum are crispy lentil wafers, a little bit salty; you can snack on them like chips and it’s quite hard to stop eating them.

Papadum

The Fish Pakoras were really good! Big fish pieces coated with the chickpea pakora batter and deep fried, yet they were not greasy at all. They didn’t have a crispy exterior like fish and chips but the meat was flaky and very flavourful. The plate came with two dipping sauces: tamarind sauce & a mint, cilantro and green chili sauce. The tamarind sauce added a hint of sweetness to the fish while the mint, cilantro & chili sauce added extra heat. It was quite a big portion for appetizer.

Fish Pakora

We also ordered some Beef Samosas. Often times we get the vegetarian version so we decided to go for the meat version. (more…)

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By invitation we checked out the brunch menu at the District Brasserie in North Vancouver. As suburbers, normally we wouldn’t trek all the way to North Van for food, but a couple of items on the menu intrigued us so we decided to give it a try.

The District North Vancouver

Food

And turns out they are also customers’ and staff favourites at the District, according to restaurant manager Cynthia. But before our plates arrived, we were treated to their home made Cornbread (vs. scones or muffins at some restaurants) with seasonal coulis – at first glance we thought it was hot sauce or ketchup but it’s actually strawberry coulis. The cornbread was in perfect bite size, moist, and the coulis had just the right amount of sweetness. I would’ve liked the sauce to be slightly thicker so it’s almost spreadable, but dipping in was just as good.

Cornbread with strawberry coulis

Then our plates arrived. First, the Crab Cake Bowl caught my eyes the moment I started studying the menu. It has evolved from the crab cake eggs benny that the restaurant used to offer. Now the two crab cakes sit on a bedding of potatoes, then topped with 2 poached eggs, arugula and Hollandaise sauce. The crab cakes were slightly crispy on the outside, moist inside. (more…)

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There’s a direct correlation between how cold and wet the weather gets, and my craving for warm and rich food. I’m sure I’m not the only one to feel that way.

After a short hike on a chilly Saturday morning, we popped into Burgoo in North Vancouver for a late lunch.

We were a little tired, a little cold, and very hungry. It was well past lunch time.

The décor was much more modern and welcoming than their Main Street location.

We got to eating pretty quickly.

What Went In

I went with the Eggs Burgoo. It’s got three scrambled eggs, served on top of oven baked Kentucky Burgoo (slow cooked lamb, beef, and smoked ham with lima beans, corn, molasses, tomato and okra), biscuits, and melted cheddar.

Eggs Burgoo

This gloriously rich dish is a mind numbing explosion of flavours. (more…)

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