Soft Peaks | Dining in Vancouver

Soft Peaks is made with organic Avalon milk with little sweetness and is silky smooth. It is by far the best place in Vancouver to get a soft serve ice cream. Having memories of getting the perfect soft ice cream in England (because the cows just make tastier milk there) I was taken back to the same flavours and memories of a proper soft serve. There are many options to choose from as well as toppings, and if you're in Gastown looking for a place to stop for dessert, this is the place to be. 

This was the Sunrise In California - Sweet and Sour Yuzu marmalade on their signature twist. 

There are SO many different twists and soft serves to choose from (himalayan pink salt to toasted coconut and matcha powder toppings.) It is definitely a place to frequent. Lines can get a little lengthy but the wait is worth it. 

Food: Sunrise In California - Sweet and Sour Yuzu Marmalade on their Signature Twist
Made by: Soft Peaks - Organic Milk Soft Serve
Location: 25 Alexander St. Vancouver, BC. V6A 1B2

The Sardine Can | Vancouver Restaurants

Happy New Year!

What a great start in the restaurant world - I finally got to try The Sardine Can in Gastown here in Vancouver.

Known for their spanish tapas, I was very impressed by the level of cuisine that was presented. It really brought me back memories of when I have been in Barcelona. The Gambas was to die for - the sauce was a revelation!! Could not stop dipping my patatas in the sauce... The baked burrata special was so creamy and soft. Wrapped in a ham, it was fantastic to spread on a piece of toast with a prune compote to go with it. Another special served were their veal cheek and potatoes stuffed empanadas - talk about holy yum! Vancouverites: you seriously need to get yourselves to The Sardine Can.

The restaurant is also owned by renown chef in Vancouver, Chef Andrey Durbach and business partner Chris Stewart (La Buca, Pied à Terre, and The Abbey.) I can finally check off all four from my list!

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 Feature: The Sardine Can

Salt.

IMG_6532 Great for pre-drinking and a quick bite to eat. Salt in Gastown, Vancouver offers floaters of wines that you can choose to try. American, Argentinian and European known wines are offered on their list. Furthermore, cured meats and pâtés are delicious pairings to the drinks. Their chalkboard at the back of the room lists the cheeses, meats and condiments. Of course, there are desserts listed too.  Lastly, it's a small restaurant and gets busier earlier in the evening 'til late. Salt is located in Blood alley  (a bit dodgy for many peoples likings, but that's what makes the place fun to get to and to enjoy). Be sure to check out Salt!

L'abattoir

Also known as a slaughter house, this chic and funky restaurant in Gas town, Vancouver is a hot spot. Cocktails are super unique and fun to drink as their bar tenders are very friendly – if you’re not sure what to do drink, they’ll for sure help you out. Food is superb and very well presented. Service is great and you will be wowed the second you walk through the doors of L’abattoir with its original structure – a bar downstairs and the restaurant up top, as well as in a deceiving back room behind the bar with large windows. It’s almost like a house that you walk into. Enjoy the photos! Cocktails, Bread basket, Sturgeon carpaccio, Pork shoulder, Watermelon infused with tequila cocktail, Coffee and custard, and Caramelized pain perdu with lemon parfait.

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