Three Of the Best Restaurants In Vancouver, BC

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Posted by on Feb 15

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best 3 restaurants in vancouver tojosIf you're one of the lucky handful of people that made it to Vancouver, British Columbia, to attend the 2010 Winter Olympics, then you're likely having a fabulous time attending the events -- and it might not matter that much to you whether you're eating at a four-star restaurant at a Whistler resort or at a McDonald's across the street from your motel. But my recommendation is this:  While you're in Vancouver, make the most of your experience in every way you can, and that includes fine dining. Here are three of the top restaurants in the Vancouver/Whistler area hand-picked by the pros at for your consideration:

Araxi Restaurant: This is a very popular apres destination, a popular French and Swiss term referring to a rest stop for skiiers after they have finished for the day. It's located right in the thick of Whistler's Village Square. Araxi chef James Walt serves his specialties of aged white cheddar souffle with fresh laurel and Parmesan cream, pork cheek tortellini with British Columbia chanterelles and sunchoke puree, and other selections from an extensive two-tiered seafood and oyster bar. The collection of rare wines here is impressive as well.

Tojo's: You'll find some of the best foodie destinations for seafood and sushi along the northwest coast, and Tojo's is one of them. This year, renowned chef Hidekazu Tojo's sushi and sake bar in Vancouver has gone all-out to celebrate the Olympics in gourmet gastronomic fashion, even including a special Olympic sushi roll made from Dungeness crab, red snapper, sockeye salmon with asparagus, pineapple, egg crepe, big eye tuna, and spinach. The variety and color is inspired by the five rings on the Olympic flag.

West:  Yet another highlight in the heart of Vancouver's metropolis, West is known for its modern design and global culinary influences as well as its "wall of wine." Appetizers and entrees at West range from sake-braised Berkshire pork cheeks with Victoria plum puree to a layered tian of Dungeness crab and North African couscous. The vegetarian selection on the menu is highly praised as well and may even include pine mushrooms from the local forests of Vancouver.

So enjoy your time at the Olympics -- and yes, I mean the food as well as the festivities.

Source: The Gayot Guide

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