Written By Jennifer Carter First Look / Places / Vancouver Jun 21, 2017 Vancouver Buzz May/June 2017 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestLadurée macaronsSpringtime in Vancouver, love is in the air with a touch of Paris. A French invasion of pastry is taking over Vancouver with Laduree’s new location in Holt Renfrew and the decadent treats from L’éclair de Génie finding a new home on Robson Street. With our lives being so busy it’s important to slow down and take some time for yourself. Have one of Ladurée’s signature tea blends with a macaron or three. The rose macaron is everything you need with a just a hint of honey and pairs beautifully with the signature tea blend.laduree.com, @ladureecanadaHolt Renfrew, 737 Dunsmuir Street, VancouverLeclairdegenie.ca, @leclairdegenieca1210 Robson Street, Vancouver Masaladobo – Salmon PekorasMasaladobo is the new Vancouver project for Top Chef Canada contestant and creator of Victoria’s Red Fish, Blue Fish. Located on Granville Street Masaladobo is a unique fusion of Indian and Mexican cuisines. It might sound strange to some, but with many common flavours you are left with a bright and flavourful menu that is completely dairy free and can be made gluten free upon request. Try the konoMole soup on one of Vancouver’s rainy days or ceviche and on tap margaritas for a sunny day! Did I mention they are $5 for happy hour?@masaladobo433 Granville Street, Vancouver Forkhill House – Ulster Fry UpForkhill House Irish Bistro is what you get when you think of an Irish pub it is dark but cozy and warm, then you bring it out of a basement and into the light and you get Forkhill. You won’t leave hungry with generous portions of well prepared comfort food. This bistro does a classic Irish Fry Up with 2 eggs, bacon, a banger (sausage for those not in the know), soda bread, roasted tomato and baked beans. Perfect for brunch, late lunch or recovering from the Irish flu.www.forkhillhouse.com, @forkhillhouse1616 Alberni Street, Vancouver Beer flight at Andina Brewing Co.Heading out to Powell Street, the home to many of Vancouver’s craft breweries, you must check out Andina Brewing Company. The word Andina, comes from the word for the people from the Andes Mountains and is a great source of inspiration for this family owned and operated brewery, allowing them to showcase their South American & Colombian culture, using Patagonian malt. Andina’s style is a lighter, fresher style of beers perfect for summer, which is quickly approaching. Andina also provides snacks to help you refuel during a long day of tasting beers, including a daily ceviche.Andinabrewing.ca, @andinabrewingco1507 Powell St, Vancouver The Pawn Shop YVR – tacosThe Pawn Shop YVR, may open at 11am for lunch but where it really hits it’s mark is the after work drinks to late night crowd. With a tequila list 40 bottles long and great music, Pawn Shop is unapologetically loud, brash and fun. The fishbowl cocktails and nachos make it a great place to hang out with friends. Just don’t forget to have dessert, the Deep Fried Waffles are not to be missed.Thepawnshopyvr.com, @thepawnshopyvr1117 Granville St, Vancouver—BY JENNIFER CARTER SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Jennifer Carter ... Read More You may also like Events / First Look July 1, 2017 Up Island News & Buzz (July/August 2017) This past winter gave all of us extra appreciation for a much anticipated warm sunny Island summer; the lineup of food and drink festivals ahead is ... Read More Destinations / First Look June 26, 2017 Newly relaunched Cure Lounge in Whistler is just in time for summer fun Nita Lake Lodge proudly relaunched its Cure lounge just in time for some fun in the sun during Canada’s 150th summer. Built in 2008, Nita Lake ... Read More First Look / Restaurants / Victoria March 24, 2017 First Look: Café Mexico Café Mexico is a busy local cantina with a brand-new look and feel. The café’s roots reach back to the 1980s and the original Tex-Mex trend, when ... Read More First Look / Vancouver March 15, 2017 New Openings in Vancouver We have had a handful of bright sunny days so far; that we keep hoping are signaling the end of winter and the coming of spring, but it hasn’t ... Read More First Look / Victoria March 8, 2017 First Look: Farm and Field Butchers Rebecca Teskey opened Farm and Field Butchers in December 2016 so she could use both her passion for cooking and lessons learned in a ... Read More First Look / Victoria February 2, 2017 FIRST LOOK: The Empress Hotel’s Q Restaurant The Empress is one of Canada’s grande dames, the westernmost of the railway palaces that include Quebec City’s Chateau Frontenac and Alberta’s ... Read More Comments are closed.