Long Weekends & Vancouver Road Trips

this past weekend mr handsome & i boarded a plane and headed west to the beautiful city of vancouver to celebrate the wedding of two fabulous people.
and despite my close proximity to this city this was my first trip out west, surprising i know.  
not too worry, i made made up for time lost by packing in as much as i could into this long weekend.  and thanks to some wonderful friends and the amazing staff at the four seasons hotel the trip turned out amazing.
between epic meals, a great time on granville island, and a bike tour of the city, my hubby and i clocked more miles than i thought possible which enabled us to fill our stomaches with more food than i thought possible.  the only thing missing....a japadog and tacofino.  
next time...

here is a portion of our time in yvr. much love. xo 

it goes without saying vancouver is absolutely stunning.  
equally stunning and amazingly delicious are the four restaurants we made sure to visit.  i apologize in advance for any cravings that result from what follows.
enjoy!  xo.

Guu with Otokomae

spicy agedashi tofu |  deep fried tofu in dashi broth, topped with chili, green onions & dried seaweed

 shrimp spring roll |  deep fried with shrimp, chives, sesame oil, salt, sugar & pepper

guu tataki |  seared AAA beef sashimi & daikon with ponzu sauce topped with garlic chips & green onions 

edamame |  sea salted boiled green soy beans 

vegetarian gyoza | served with gyoza sauce

salmon sashimi | wild sockeye salmon, wasabi, soy sauce

maguro with 5 colour sauce |  chopped tuna and avocado with teriyaki, wasabi, mango, cucumber, & yuzu pepper sauce.  topped with green onion, crispy wonton & bean sprouts

bbq kalbi |  garlic ginger sauce marianted boneless beef tenderloin & vegetable skewer

The Boathouse Restaurant

ahi tuna tacos |  crispy wonton shells, wasabi aioli & mango salsa

heirloom tomato salad |  marinated tomato salad, caprese & peppered mozarella

coconut pacific cod |  pan seared, coconut lime vegetables over quinoa

northwest seafood pasta |  wild market fish, prawns, scallop & clams, spinach, roasted tomatoes, garlic cream

creme brûlée

new york cheesecake |  wild berry compote & whipped cream

The Sandbar @ Granville Island

 table bread | fresh baked w/ butter

sandbar eggs benny |  hand peeled shrimp, smoked sockeye salmon, house made buttermilk biscuits, hollandaise sauce

chorizo & prawn hash |  cherry tomatoes, green onion, corn, red pepper, 2 poached eggs

Shizenya on Hornby

wild sockeye salmon sashimi |  wasabi & ginger

albacore tuna sushi & wild sockeye salmon sushi | wasabi & ginger

 greens roll |  organic avocado, mango, cucumber, bell peppers, spouts & spring mix lettuce.  ginger dipping sauce

spicy tuna roll |  spicy tuna, cucumber, avocado, organic brown rice

 mango california roll |  mango, crab, orgnaic avocado, cucumber, spring mix salad, organic brown rice.  homemade sweet sauce

dynamite roll |  crunchy tiger prawn tempura, avocado, cucumber, organic spring mix, organic brown rice


  1. yum!! im starving now! hahaha! looks like such a great trip!!



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