For the first time, the Michelin Guide has come to Vancouver, recognizing eight restaurants with a coveted Michelin star and another 12 with a Bib Gourmand award for casual dining. We dug into our archives to find the background, stories, personalities, and secrets behind some of the one-star winners.
The eponymous restaurant from sushi chef Masayoshi Baba brings the best of Japanese omakase to Vancouver. Read about how Masayoshi and other sushi chefs weathered the pandemic with luxurious bento boxes.
A contemporary restaurant with a casual atmosphere but impeccable cooking, AnnaLena caught our attention in 2019 with a playful sports-themed tasting menu.
Burdock & Co
Concise, seasonal, and inventive, the food at Burdock & Co made our pages due to Andrea Carlson’s technique of sketching out her dishes on paper.
With moody vibes and ambitious Italian-Japanese cuisine, Kissa Tanto is striking as much for its design as for its food.
Published on Main
A dazzlingly local and ingredient-focused restaurant and a relative newcomer to Vancouver’s dining scene, Published launched a Tiki-inspired pop-up bar that impressed our editor last spring.
Quan Ju De
This Beijing-based restaurant’s recipe for roast duck is 154 years old, and that kind of dedication is hard to argue with.
In a timely coincidence, we featured chef J-C Poirier’s rustic but refined Québécois cuisine in our Autumn issue.
Missing: Barbara Restaurant, whom we promise to catch up with soon. Read more local Food and Drink stories.