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It was the final week of the Claude Monet Secret Garden exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery. I had no idea why it took me so long to finally check it out, but I made it! CC and I planned a fancy girls’ day out.

Claude Monet Secret Garden at Vancouver Art Gallery

Claude Monet at Vancouver Art Gallery

I thoroughly enjoyed the exhibit, witnessing the evolution of Monet’s work. In addition to the Water Lilies, my favourite pieces were Taking a Walk Near Argenteuill, Wisteria, and Weeping Willow.

Claude Monet Secret Garden at Vancouver Art Gallery

Claude Monet Secret Garden at Vancouver Art Gallery

Claude Monet Secret Garden at Vancouver Art GalleryClaude Monet Secret Garden at Vancouver Art Gallery

A pleasant surprise was Stephen Shore‘s photo exhibit in conversation with the Monet’s exhibit. (more…)

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To wrap up this year’s Dine Out series, I went to the Bacchus Restaurant at Wedgewood Hotel. I’ve been wanting to check out this restaurant since I went to the Edible BC’s Best Market Dinner that featured Chef Lee Parsons. I was intrigued by Chef Parsons’ food so I paid his restaurant a visit.

Bacchus Restaurant Interior

Bacchus Restaurant Interior

The menu was $38 per person, with the option to add $14 for wine pairing. The wine pairing was only for the first two courses, with a 3oz glass each. That was a pretty good deal considering I thought about ordering a 6oz glass of one of the wine pairing options and that alone would’ve cost me $15.

Food

I ordered Chicken Liver and Cognac Parfait as appetizer. I like that it was creamy but not over-seasoned. The apple jelly was not too sweet and it balanced the richness of the liver parfait combining with the fruit chutney. The Duck Confit was done in the classic, French way. (more…)

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