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Raincoaster – Lorraine Murphy at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar – Sutton Place Hotel in Vancouver

February 7, 2015 Leave a comment

April Smith of AHA MEDIA had the most exquisite dinner with very dear friend and mentor Raincoaster – Lorraine Murphy at the very exclusive Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar in the 5-star Sutton Place Hotel in downtown Vancouver.

Our drinks were Rosé wine and Scotch, while we admired the dinner menu.

Jess, our server was delightful and attentive while guiding us through our fresh seafood choices.

We began with the highly recommended crispy chicken wings created with fish sauce caramel, sambal chilli,  and tangly refreshing pickled vegetables was a lovely way to start this sumptuous dinner. Thanks to Raj Taneja for his fantastic foodie endorsement of how good the crispy chicken wings were!

Feasting on the Seafood Tower for two was a true decadent and savory delight with wild sidestripe shrimp ceviche, albacore tuna poke, read island mussel escabèche, dungeness crab louie, snow crab legs, wild shrimp, with local oysters on ice topping a most impressive 2 tier seafood platter!

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Love the welcoming entrance tiles.

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Raincoaster – Lorraine Murphy steps into Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar.

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A baby grand piano underneath a beautiful light sculputure.

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A very seafood focused dinner menu with a wide variety of palate pleasing plates!

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Seafood tower for the two! So divinely delicious!

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Rosé wine and Scotch

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Raincoaster – Lorraine Murphy gazes at the crispy chicken wings.

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Plump, moist, tender and crispy with a sweet caramel crust coating!

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Glorious chicken wing coated with fish sauce caramel and sambal chilli!

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Raincoaster – Lorraine Murphy admires the stunning celebration of fresh local seafood!

 

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A sip of Rosé wine before dining on an oyster!

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First tier with Oysters on the Half Shell with classic mignonette, horseradish and cocktail sauce.

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Second tier with wild sidestripe shrimp ceviche, albacore tuna poke, read island mussel escabèche, dungeness crab louie and snow crab legs.

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A  look at the albacore tuna poke and read island mussel escabèche.

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A perfect wild shrimp!

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Flavourful read island mussel escabèche.

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Amazing wild sidestripe shrimp ceviche.

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Marvelous morsels of albacore tuna poke.

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Taro root and tortilla chips to scoop up every last delicious bite!

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We noted with great joy our lemon wrapped in Muslin to hold in the pips.

Raincoaster – Lorraine Murphy remarked “It’s like a Lemon Cozy!”

Our evening at the Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar will always be remembered fondly.

We can’t wait to come back and enjoy more delicious meals!

Breakfast at The Baker and The Chef in Vancouver

October 13, 2012 Leave a comment

Peter of AHA MEDIA says

Today we dropped in on a little cafe called  The Baker and The Chef on Cambie St in Vancouver

We ordered breakfast, it was noon and they were still serving breaky, bonus! We got the Ham and Cheese Omelet  and “All Day Breakfast” (sausage, eggs, hashbrowns, and toast).

The servings were huge as we couldn’t even finish our food. The ham and cheese omelet was stuffed with so much meat! Very delighted to see this :)

The price was great, the server was very attentive and polite, and the atmosphere was excellent.

We would certainly go back and also recommend this place all our friends! :)

Rasoee – The Indian Kitchen in Vancouver

July 22, 2012 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA recently sampled delicious curries from Rasoee – Indian food, fast, fresh & modern. 

Peter of AHA MEDIA says:

If you like spicy Indian food that is reasonably priced and you’re in a hurry, Rasoee is the  place to go!

We found their food delicious and comes with fresh chopped veggies on top.

We ordered butter chicken and lamb curry (both hot)and our food was ready to go in under 5 minutes (wow).

The prices were reasonable and the staff friendly. The  curries were amazing and the naan was delicious and comes in white or whole wheat flavours.

We definitely recommend this place and would go back often.

Just a warning though, if you dont like really spicy food, dont order it hot! :)

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