Food Vancouver Select Guide: Robson and Alberni Dining
In this issue of the Food Vancouver Select Guide will concentrate on the Robson and Alberni Street dining district. There has been quite a lot of activity in this area with new high end restaurants opening over the past few years. Although our list is not expansive it does highlight what we feel are the best options for your dining needs.
Robson and Alberni Street dining list:
COAST Restaurant: Catch, Cook and Eat! COAST serves up some of Vancouver's finest seafood in a contemporary and up-scale setting. COAST has an extensive variety of seafood available from exotic coasts around the world. The menu consists of a variety of the freshest available oysters and additional highlights include fresh fish from the grill: Ahi Tuna, Wild B.C. Salmon, Alaskan Sable Fish, Queen Charlotte Halibut prepared by Executive Chef Josh Wolfe.
Joe Fortes: A legend in Vancouver with a great roof top patio. Award winning Oyster bar. Conveniently located just off of bustling Robson Street. Great service and hospitality.
Italian Kitchen: The Italian Kitchen is owned by the same people who created COAST. Situated on Alberni Street this Italian themed restaurant has added even more flavour to Vancouver's restaurant dining scene. According to the Italian Kitchen the menu consists of family platters, inventive pizzas and regional Italian specialties combine with vintage wines and handcrafted cocktails to bring you a true taste of La Dolce Vita.
Thierry: Founded in the traditions of internationally acclaimed maître pâtissier Thierry Busset’s native France, Thierry offers a contemporary approach to the finest handcrafted chocolates, macarons, pastries, and desserts. We invite you to join us in our comfortable café, where the open atelier is both instructive and entertaining, and where our friendly and knowledgeable staff members will be delighted to assist you with your choices. All of our product range is available in our retail shop to take away, and of course our chocolates and other confections make delightful gifts.
CinCin Ristorante + Bar: Located above bustling Robson Street, the city's fashionable and vibrant shopping district, CinCin excels in Italian inspired wood-fired cuisine, award-winning wines, and true hospitality. From the open wood-fired kitchen, an ingredient-driven menu sets the tone with distinctive dishes embracing the sensibilities of the Mediterranean and outstanding desserts. CinCin’s highly-awarded wine collection is deep and global with rare vintages and boutique finds, as well as an extensive by-the-glass and half-bottle selection.
Black+Blue: According to the Black and Blue site: Inspired by the classic steakhouses of Chicago, Black+Blue re-imagines the concept for a new generation. A massive dining room built around a custom-built meat locker, filled with the most exotic and precious cuts, it’s the sexiest room and hottest vibe in the city. A three-storey temple dedicated to creating amazing experiences, expressly designed for the people who make Vancouver an amazing place to be. Menu features classic beef tenderloin such as the PEI Blue Ribbon and the Reserve Angus.
Enjoy your dining experience.
by Kevin Freeman
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