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MAUMI SUSHI BAR VANCOUVER | RESERVATION ONLY OMAKASE MENU

MAUMI SUSHI BAR VANCOUVER | RESERVATION ONLY OMAKASE MENU

Sushi Bar Maumi is a by reservation only Japanese restaurant in the West End neighbourhood of Vancouver – particularly between Bute and Davie. Menu focuses on traditional nigiri sushi. The omakase menu consists of a course of 11 pieces of sushi for $75 per person […]

THE HOLY CRAB VANCOUVER | NEW LUNCH MENU

THE HOLY CRAB VANCOUVER | NEW LUNCH MENU

The Holy Crab recently launched a new lunch menu that offers delicious cajun seafood fare at a reasonable price – all under $18. Like their seafood boil, it uses a variety of premium and locally sustainable seafood choices, of which many are Ocean Wise. In addition, there is also […]

ALEPH MIDDLE EASTERN VANCOUVER

ALEPH MIDDLE EASTERN VANCOUVER

ALEPH MIDDLE EASTERN VANCOUVER NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

Aleph Eatery is a Middle Eastern restaurant that recently just opened in Vancouver at 1889 Powell Street. The space although tight is bright, airy and cozy – decor cross sectioned between Kinfolk and Cereal Magazine. Pastel pallets faded and banquette seating frames the restaurant with floating tables to maximize space. I am in love. Plus it is baby friendly – the owners welcomed baby (and stroller) without giving us a side-eye.

 

ALEPH MIDDLE EASTERN VANCOUVER NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

To start, two cups of Arabic Coffee with Matchstick Roasters coffee beans.

 

ALEPH MIDDLE EASTERN VANCOUVER NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

If you come here for the Hummus, I would suggest you order the Silk Road.

 

ALEPH MIDDLE EASTERN VANCOUVER NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

Silk Road 12: eggplant, labneh, hummus, zaatar, honey. One of the best dip platter around with great flavour profiles that doesn’t become too washed up. +2 add extra chimichurri saj.

 

ALEPH MIDDLE EASTERN VANCOUVER NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

Fattoush Salad 8 small | 10 large: Brightly flavoured with a good balance of acidity. Cucumbers, tomatoes, croutons, pomegranate vinaigrette.

 

ALEPH MIDDLE EASTERN VANCOUVER NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

ALEPH MIDDLE EASTERN VANCOUVER NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

 

ALEPH MIDDLE EASTERN VANCOUVER NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

 

ALEPH MIDDLE EASTERN VANCOUVER NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

If you haven’t had a chance to visit Aleph, we highly recommend it. If the restaurant isn’t too busy young entrepreneurs Haitham and Fiona are friendly and would tell you the story behind the restaurant.

 

 

 

 

 

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Aleph Middle Eastern Eatery
URL:  https://www.alepheatery.com/
Cuisine: Middle Eastern

 

 

Hours:

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

 

1889 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC
(604) 999-8482

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COQUILLE FINE SEAFOOD VANCOUVER | GASTOWN

COQUILLE FINE SEAFOOD VANCOUVER | GASTOWN

Coquille Fine Seafood is restaurant for seafood lovers. It is located in Vancouver Gastown at 181 Carrall Street where Secret Location used to be. This pink restaurant features Millennial pink booth seats that reminds you of Oretta in Toronto and Sketch in London. You may remember […]

CACAO VANCOUVER | MEMORIES OF PERU TASTING MENU

CACAO VANCOUVER | MEMORIES OF PERU TASTING MENU

If you love Peruvian cuisines than you would love what Cacao Progressive Latin offers. We were super excited for Chef Jefferson Alvarez’s trip to Peru because we knew he would come back with some goodies. Between March 2 to 7, Cacao will host an amazing dining […]

GUSTO LATINOAMERICANO at Lift Bar & Grill | VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL

GUSTO LATINOAMERICANO at Lift Bar & Grill | VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL

VANCOUVER WINE FESTIVAL GUSTO LATINOAMERICANO LIFT BAR NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

Vancouver International Wine Festival‘s Winery Lunch took place yesterday at Lift Bar & Grill at Coal Harbour. The reception featured a sumptuous sit-down lunch featuring food-friendly wines from Latin America. Enjoy wines from Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.

 

VANCOUVER WINE FESTIVAL GUSTO LATINOAMERICANO LIFT BAR NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

Featured Wines:

 

My favourite was the crisp Alpha Chardonnay 2015 from Vina Montes and the creamy full body red Gran Reserva Malbec 2012 Lamadrid Estate Wines.

 

Featured Lunch Menu:

  • AMUSE
  • CHORIZO POTATO CROQUET: Spicy avocado aioli
  • SEAFOOD CHAWAN MUSHI: Steamed savory egg custard, Argentinean prawn, Octopus
  • TEQUILLA BRAISED BEEF SHORTRIB: Chimichurri, acidulated onion, Pomme puree, winter vegetables
  • RUMCHATA ALMOND CAKE: Vanilla custard, dulce de leche, Cinnamon ice cream

 

VANCOUVER WINE FESTIVAL GUSTO LATINOAMERICANO LIFT BAR NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

VANCOUVER WINE FESTIVAL GUSTO LATINOAMERICANO LIFT BAR NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

VANCOUVER WINE FESTIVAL GUSTO LATINOAMERICANO LIFT BAR NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

VANCOUVER WINE FESTIVAL GUSTO LATINOAMERICANO LIFT BAR NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

VANCOUVER WINE FESTIVAL GUSTO LATINOAMERICANO LIFT BAR NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

VANCOUVER WINE FESTIVAL GUSTO LATINOAMERICANO LIFT BAR NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

 

 

 

 

 

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Lift Bar & Grill
URL: http://liftbarandgrill.com
Cuisine: Pacific Northwest

 

Hours:

Mon 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

 

Menchion Mews, Vancouver, BC V6G 3H2
(604) 689-5438

 

 

ITALIAN DINNER AT YEW SEAFOOD | VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL

ITALIAN DINNER AT YEW SEAFOOD | VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL

Vancouver International Wine Festival‘s Winery Dinners took place last night at Yew Seafood and Bar at the Four Seasons Vancouver Hotel. The Italian Dinner was featured Castello di Gabbiano‘s winemaker Frederico Cerelli for a night of exceptional Italian wines and west coast cuisine.   Featured […]

Best of Japan Restaurant Week February 22-24

Best of Japan Restaurant Week February 22-24

It’s the first Best of Japan Restaurant Week! Canadians are invited to celebrate at the Vancouver, Montreal & Toronto restaurants certified as “Japanese Food Supporter Stores” February 22-24th. For 3 days, each participating restaurant will offer one FREE dish so their clients can discover the […]

OneCoffee Free Brunch at Medina Cafe | Feb 03, 2018

OneCoffee Free Brunch at Medina Cafe | Feb 03, 2018

OneCoffee Free Brunch at Medina Café

Canadians love their single-serve coffee pods, to the tune of over 1.5 billion brewed in homes and offices annually. Unfortunately, most of those pods are ecological dead-ends, ultimately filling up our dumps and landfills.

With China’s ban on North American recyclable imports now in effect, even Canada’s recyclable plastic waste (much of which is composed non-renewable based products) may have to be shunted off to landfills.

OneCoffee Organic Single Serve Coffee — roasted by the largest coffee roaster in Western Canada and one of the largest roasters in the country — knows the future of sustainability lies in compostable technologies.

It is with this ongoing waste crisis in mind that OneCoffee is pleased to announce the development of its latest brewing innovation: a 100% compostable single-serve coffee pod that will reduce the country’s coffee pod trash problem with a made-in-Canada solution.

“When we introduced OneCoffee in 2013, we had a lofty goal to create a 100% compostable, organic, fair trade, single-serve coffee that tasted great,” says Gary Senez, Senior Vice President of OneCoffee. “Over the course of four years, we’ve gone from 90% biodegradable to 99% biodegradable, all while promising our customers we wouldn’t rest until we hit our target. Today we’re thrilled to say we’ve fulfilled that promise with our single-serve pods’ 100% Compostable certification from the Biodegradable Products Institute.”

To achieve 100% Compostable designation from the Biodegradable Products Institute(BPI), a product like OneCoffee’s new single-serve pods must be made using only certified compostable materials and pass tests proving it degrades into organic matter.

OneCoffee’s new 100% compostable, Keurig-compatible coffee pods boast plant-based PLA resin that performs beautifully and breaks down easily under commercial composting conditions.

But OneCoffee’s work isn’t done yet. While the pods are 100% commercially compostable, there are no applicable green-bin composting standards across Canada. OneCoffee is actively reaching out to municipal, provincial and federal agencies to advocate for a compostable strategy.

“We understand change takes time,” says Senez. After all, it took us almost four years to reach our goal of 100% compostable pods! But we’ve already proven the consumer demand for ecologically sound pods with our growth in sales and market share. With our customers’ help, we’ll convince governments there’s a demand for green bin programs to accept compostable pods to divert the billions of pods heading to landfills into becoming useful again as fertile soil, not garbage.

OneCoffee 100% compostable, organic, fair trade, single-serve coffee pods are available at major retailers and specialty stores across Canada and will be available shortly at Amazon.com in the United States.

 

 

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There is a public brunch seating at 9:30am with a limited number of free tickets available through Eventbrite here (max two tickets per person).

 

Guests will enjoy a two-course brunch and guided tasting of OneCoffee’s organic & fair trade single-serve coffees — at no charge!
 

OneCoffee’s new compostable pods prove that conservation, great coffee, and convenience can now go hand-in-hand.

WHAT: OneCoffee Free Brunch at Medina Café 
WHEN: Saturday, February 3 at 9:30am
WHERE: Medina Café (780 Richards St.)

 

 

 

 

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Cafe Medina URL: http://www.medinacafe.com/
Hours:

Sunday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
780 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 3A4
(604) 879-3114

 

 

 

A DAY AT THE SPA BY IVANKA TRUMP | TRUMP HOTEL VANCOUVER

A DAY AT THE SPA BY IVANKA TRUMP | TRUMP HOTEL VANCOUVER

The Spa By Ivanka Trump is a new luxury spa that opened in Vancouver. It is  located on the second floor within the Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver on Georgia Street. The spa promises an intimate sanctuary that features beautiful treatment rooms, high tech fitness center, […]

Homer St Cafe Takeover Series with JP Wiser’s Whisky

Homer St Cafe Takeover Series with JP Wiser’s Whisky

Homer St. Café and Bar, in partnership with the Whisky Wisemen Society will continue its monthly Takeover Series collaboration with J.P. Wiser’s Whisky. The ongoing series will see a different distiller or brewer commandeer Homer St. Café’s bar and kitchen for a week every month, […]

Aleph Middle Eastern Eatery Vancouver

Aleph Middle Eastern Eatery Vancouver

Aleph Middle Eastern Eatery NOMSS FOOD BLOG VANCOUVER

Vancouver’s restaurant scene is set to expand its cultural mix with the opening of Aleph Middle Eastern Eatery, a beautifully designed eatery nestled in the heart of East Vancouver’s newly revamped Port Town community opening in December.

Juxtaposed between old world recipes and exciting new flavours, Aleph’s menu melds both together – bringing a refreshing sense of tradition and innovation to its 1889 Powell Street address. With a comfortable modern atmosphere that pays homage to regional heritage, Aleph will make new friends feel old and old friends feel welcome.

As a rich culinary and ethnic oasis, Aleph will be a place where communities come together to break bread, offering guests a relaxed atmosphere where every dish has a story – often a very personal one. The name itself draws from the first letter of a multitude of Middle Eastern languages such as Arabic, Hebrew, Phoenician, Persian and Urdu (to name a few). In that sense, Aleph is a true point of intersection: serving a diverse community as a unique gathering place, restaurant, bakery, café and bar.

 

Aleph Middle Eastern Eatery NOMSS FOOD BLOG VANCOUVER

Aleph Middle Eastern Eatery draws both its identity and innovation from the traditional culinary staples of this beautiful and contentious region of the world. Aleph offers an eating experience that transcends the Middle East’s national borders with a menu that employs the use of the freshest ingredients from local markets and regional suppliers, adjusting its menu to BC’s ever-changing seasons and utilizing the regions traditional use of robust and aromatic spices, fresh produce, characteristic abundance of olive oil and lemon to create something truly unique. Drawing inspiration from the Levant’s “mezze style shared eating traditions, Aleph’s menu will showcase staples in Middle Eastern cuisine, with items like whipped creamy hummus, baba ghanouj, Shakshuka and Manaeesh flatbreads prepared a la minute on a traditional Saj oven imported from Lebanon. With a skilful hand, Aleph will lace the brightest flavours of the Middle Eastern palate to create ubiquitous staples to both liven and tantalize the palates and appetites of guests. Aleph brings something forever new, intentional, and delicious to Vancouver’s discerning diners.

 

Aleph Middle Eastern Eatery NOMSS FOOD BLOG VANCOUVER

Aleph is owned and operated by husband-wife team, Haitham El Khatib and Fiona Hepher. The young entrepreneurs share a combined background in gastronomy, risk management, health and wellness and advertising. Upon meeting in Dubai in 2014, they moved back to Fiona’s hometown of Vancouver where Haitham attended Northwest Culinary Academy. Haitham, of Palestinian and Lebanese descent, lived and worked throughout the Middle East prior to his arrival in Vancouver. Upon landing on Canadian soil he was faced with the harsh realities of immigrating to a new land and felt a strong sense of displacement, eventually finding connection through volunteering to help refugees. It was during this time that the concept for Aleph was born.

“As soon as I moved here, all these questions of identity started coming up. I started asking myself where home really was and what it meant to me. I realized that for me, home is a place that never really existed but combined influence from Palestine, Lebanon, Dubai and Iran. This is when I realized how similar the food was and still is in most of these countries, and so I decided to create a place out of their similarities rather than focusing on their differences… something I hope Vancouver will embrace too”– Haitham El Khatib, Owner at Aleph Middle Eastern Eatery

Aleph strives to create unity through simple, honest and flavourful food by inviting the surrounding community to break bread in a cozy yet intentionally curated space.

“The premise behind our food is that it is unedited and there is not a lot of cooking involved in the process of creating our dishes. If you look at Middle Eastern cuisine, you may notice there are many elements with quite loud flavours. We’re trying to do something slightly different at Aleph by combining these flavours in a new way to embrace authenticity while allowing room for creativity.” – Haitham El Khatib, Owner at Aleph Eatery.

 

Aleph Middle Eastern Eatery NOMSS FOOD BLOG VANCOUVER

When: Aleph is set to open the doors to its bright, airy and inspiring space in mid December 2017.

Where: 1889 Powell Street (within the historic Hamilton Bank Building), Aleph features seating for 22 and is nestled along a bustling corridor of popular local businesses (industrial shops, factories, craft breweries, coffee roasters, warehouses, restaurants, offices and private homes).

 

 

 

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Aleph Middle Eastern Eatery
URL:  https://www.alepheatery.com/
Cuisine: Middle Eastern

 

Hours:

TBA

 

1889 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC
(604) 999-8482

 

 

NOTCH 8 GAMES ON AFTERNOON HIGH TEA | FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER

NOTCH 8 GAMES ON AFTERNOON HIGH TEA | FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER

After our last visit for Notch 8’s extravagant Canada 150 Afternoon Tea, it’s time to play a game. Notch 8 turns to the imaginative world of classic board games t deliver a playful game board of sweets and savories like scones with clotted cream, delectable savory […]

SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic | Advanced HydraFacial Treatment

SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic | Advanced HydraFacial Treatment

SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic is an award winning skin rejuvenating clinic that combines the powers of Eastern medicine, medical aesthetics and skin nutrition. It is located conveniently near the SkyTrain station in Yaletown at 1152 Mainland Street (beside SoulCycle and Barre Fitness).     Founder, […]