Archive for September, 2007


Glowbal Grill and Satay Bar

Glowbal Grill and Satay Bar (web site, 1079 Mainland Street, Vancouver, phone 604-602-0835) is a trendy, upscale place to enjoy “Westcoast regional” cuisine – a kind of food rooted in the western tradition with influences from other cultures. Their signature dish is Spaghetti with Kobe Beef Meatballs, which I must say is not your ordinary spaghetti and meatballs. The spaghetti is done in a light cream sauce with black truffle shavings on top. The meatballs are liberally garnished with fresh herbs and spices that make them simply irresistible. ($25, pictured below)  We also tried the Satay Platter ($23, pictured below) which included a big selection of little delicious grilled items such as the lamb, octopus, chicken, beef, salmon, and prawns.

Kobe beef meatballs

Ahi tuna and chicken satay

11,284 views - Posted Sunday, September 30th, 2007


Canada Place at Night

Vancouver’s convention center and cruise ship terminal is Canada Place. (click here for more photos and the address of Canada Place)  Below is the view that you get from the restaurant Aqua Riva (200 Granville Street, phone 604-683-5599, web site) which overlooks the sails of Canada place and is a popular tourist destination.

Canada Place - Vancouver's convention centre

17,546 views - Posted Thursday, September 27th, 2007


Griffins at the Hotel Vancouver

Griffins at the Hotel Vancouver (900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, phone 604-684-3131) is a decidedly upscale and yet casual restaurant in the sumptuous Hotel Vancouver in the middle of downtown. Most of the patrons at lunch were wearing business attire, but this was not surprising considering that the restaurant is located very close to Vancouver’s main business and financial district. The attraction here is the lunch buffet which is a somewhat formidable $27, but at this price offers a good degree of quality as well as the expected quantity. Pictured below are some of my choices from the buffet table: there is a variety of cold and hot selections including seafood, salads, soup, cuts of meat and pasta dishes, as well as some very tempting desserts.

Lunch Buffet in Vancouver

Vancouver buffet downtown

Delicious upscale buffet in Vancouver

Dessert at Griffins in Vancouver

29,640 views - Posted Wednesday, September 26th, 2007