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Eat & Drink

July 29 2014

Just a Taste

Bambudda

Bambudda delivers nouveau dim sum and original cocktails. The small plate offerings, created by Executive Chef Scott Korzack, fuse traditional Asian fare with fresh preparation and creative plating. The Hong Kong style crispy pork belly and braised lamp spinach mushroom dumplings are two must-try dishes on the menu. As for drinks, the original cocktails are alone worth the visit. Start at the bar to sip on inventive concoctions and make your way to their outdoor patio as the night progresses.

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Salt Tasting Room

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Wine and charcuterie are the staples at Salt Tasting Room. The Gastown wine bars offers a simple, chalkboard menu featuring 2oz wine flights, three-course dinners, and a selection of fine ingredients to build your own tasting plate. Choose from a rotating variety of artisanal cheeses, small-batch cured meats and condiments paired with a set wine flight. The drink list features a fantastic array of beers, sherries, and wines by up-and-coming local wineries.

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Blacktail Florist

Dive into the B.C.’s wilderness with innovative dishes served at Blacktail Florist. The menu (created by Jimmy Stewart, former Top Chef Canada contestant) showcases B.C.’s flavours with handpick forage edibles and local products masterfully crafted in small plates, perfect for sharing. The cocktails are in harmony with Blacktail’s forest theme, mixed with seasonal ingredients like cedar scent, buffalo trace, and maple.

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The Sardine Can

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Satisfy your taste buds with the bold flavours of Spain. The Sardine Can delivers traditional Spanish tapas topped with an incredible all-Spanish beer, wine, and spirit list. Their delicious chorizo stew, rich tomato sauces, spicy garlic prawns, and octopus plates are sure to warm up your taste buds. It’s easy to get lost in conversation at the Sardine Can. The restaurant provides intimate barstool seating ­that’s ideal for a casual date or catching up with friends.

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Secret Location

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Executive Chef Jefferson Alvarez creates a memorable tasting experience at concept restaurant and boutique, Secret Location. The tasting room’s menu format is designed to take you on a culinary journey with three, five, or ten-course tastings. Dishes are uniquely delicious, impeccably decorated and a true work of art. 

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Notturno

Pull up a bar stool at Notturno for a night of crafted cocktails and curated Italian fare. Chef William Robitaiile adds a modern twist to classic Italian cicchetti (small sharing plates) using requisite meats, cheeses and seasonal, market fresh ingredients. Tantalizing cocktails by award winning bartender, H, compliment Notturno’s Italian tapas. Each month, Notturno serves up new food and cocktail offerings, making every visit is a unique experience.

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Clough Club

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Give in the dark side at Clough Club. The sophisticated cocktail lounge tips its hat to house-made, barrel aged cocktails, Chilean wines, South American tapas, and optical illusions. Dishes like chargrilled Vietnamese short ribs, crispy spring rolls, and smoked jalapeno cheese dip will leave you satisfied. As for cocktails, expect to be impressed by their original libations. Clough Club’s bartenders are among the best in town.

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Nicli’s Next Door

Nicli’s Next Door is Gastown’s newest eatery offering Italian-style tapas and cocktails. Chef Dave Tozer showcases savoury snacks like braised pork belly, bruschetta, mussels in white wine, house-made ricotta, and more. Come by, order a few small dishes, and sip on a glass of Italian wine or classic cocktail.

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Rodney’s Oyster House

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Enjoy some of the freshest seafood in town served by flirty (and attractive) counterman. Slurp down their raw oysters topped with their housemade cocktail sauces or enjoy butter-steamed clams and mussels with their signature Caesar cocktail. You can squeeze more out of your dollar during Rodney’s ‘daily low tide’ seafood happy hour specials, available on Monday through Sunday, 3pm-6pm.

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