Vancouver’s Best Food – It’s All About Local !

Here are more food treasures from Vancouver to try there while you visit during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Paralympics or later. These are quality choices which will be wonderful to share.

___ Amazing chocolates
Thomas Haas chocolates are made in North Vancouver. They are beautifully made and undeniably delicious. There are boxes, ranging in size from two chocolate pieces and Chocolate Bark bars to an all-out $225 box! Be sure to check for bakery items like his amazing stollen and fruitcake. In addition to the company store at 998 Harbourside Drive, North Vancouver and in Kitsilano store, you’ll find some of his chocolates at all Whole Foods, Capers, Edible B.C., and Gourmet Warehouse. Kitsilano Store – 604.736.1848, 2539 West Broadway, Vancouver. Patisserie Hours: Tues – Sat, 8am – 5:30pm Sun & Mon, Closed Thomas Haas Chocolates, Vancouver

___ Drunken salmon
A cold-smoked British Columbian salmon, Little Miss Chief, is first marinated in white wine from the Okanagan Valley. Next, it is then prepped to give a sweet, smokey flavor. The award winning aboriginal owner, Ellen Melcosky, lives in the Okanagan. She won a national award for small business and an aboriginal business award for the product. Ellen is responsible about the fishes sustainablility, and so she switched from wild sockeye to wild chum when sockeye runs began to diminish. Out of a thousand people and only three people (all of them fishermen), could tell the difference. Ellen even shipped some to Queen Elizabeth of England when a friend remarked that the salmon was fit for a queen. the Queen replied thanking her for the great product.

The salmon is packed so that it needs no refrigeration until needed and it is sold throughout Canada, in some parts of the United States, the Netherlands and Spain. Learn more at: Little Miss Chief Canadian smoked salmon

The wine-marinated, smoked salmon is available at Edible B.C., the Raven Shop at the Vancouver International Airport, Supervalu on Davie St., Queensdale Market (North Vancouver) and One Fish, Two Fish (in Langley). The vacuum-sealed product has a 5 year shelf life.

___ Sake – it’s just not made in Japan
Artisan Sake is the first boutique premium sake winery in Canada, and it is in the heart of the City, on Granville Island. Its Osake Junmai Nama Genshu sake was named one of British Columbia’s Top 100 Wines by Vancouver Magazine in 2009.

At the winery or online, you can buy one of six different sakes. The store is located at 1339 Railspur Alley on Granville Island.

Three of the sakes are also stocked at: Marquis Wine Cellar (Davie St.) and Broadway International Specialty Wine Shop (West Broadway). This traditional rice wine is great for any sushi-loving recipient, but sake maker Masa Shiroki is trying to convince the populace that sake goes with much, much more. Prices are approximately from $24 to $35. See Artisan Sake, Vancouver

___ Here’s a totally local dinner
Many Vancouver chefs are helping to create a locavore example – setting a 100 mile radius to gather their ingredients. For example, one of the Regional Tasting menus at Raincity Grill is a strict 100-miler. Items that might be featured in a five-course deal for around $69 per person (including wine) are beetroot snow and horseradish cream; seared, organic wild salmon with artichoke and grilled Salt Spring Island mussels; braised Pemberton Meadows beef with potato pave and grilled shallots; Sloping Hills pork with Bayne Sound scallops and wild mushroom celery root; caramelized squash with beetroot jelly, honey caramel and Merridale cider sorbet. Yum! The menus are seasonal so learn more at: Raincity Grill regional tasting menu, Vancouver

Enjoy tracking down more culinary adventures tomorrow.

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