From the monthly archives:

January 2009

Review: EN Japanese

by gigi on January 26, 2009

Jenkins and I ventured over to EN Japanese Cuisine near UBC one cold winter evening for dinner. Pick had gone there a while back and enjoyed it quite a bit so he recommended it to us. We had made reservations prior to going but the restaurant was quite empty throughout the night even though it […]


Update May 7, 2009: I just found out that Pinkys closed earlier this year. I guess it must have happened shortly after our Dine Out experience! ———————————— It’s Dine Out season again and this year, Jenkins and I ventured to Pinkys Steakhouse with a group of friends. Pinkys opened in Yaletown sometime last year and […]


Menaggio, Lake Como: Bar Constantin Pizzeria

by gigi on January 18, 2009

Jenkins and I took a day trip boat ride to the small town of Menaggio one day during our stay in Lake Como. Menaggio was slightly larger in size than Varenna and our ferry ride only took about 20 minutes. When we arrived at Menaggio, we took a nice stroll around town and ended up […]


Dine Out Starts Today!

by gigi on January 15, 2009

Unless you’ve been living under a culinary rock, you’re probably aware that today is the first day of Dine Out Vancouver 2009. New for this year is a slight increase in the 3-course set menu prices to $18, $28, and $38. I always try to go to at least 1 or 2 dine outs each […]


Varenna, Lake Como: Dinner at Albergo Milano

by gigi on January 13, 2009

Jenkins and I decided to have a nice dinner at Albergo Milano one evening. According to our Rick Steves guide book, Albergo Milano was a great place for a nice evening out and had a nice view of the lake. The menu changes almost daily and always showcases whatever is in season. When we went […]


Review: A Golden Ocean of Dim Sum

by gigi on January 8, 2009

Jenkins’ parents wanted to go for dim sum one weekend and since I am a sucker for dim sum, I eagerly accepted their invitation on behalf of Jenkins and myself. It had been a while since I was at Golden Ocean for dim sum because I normally don’t like waiting too long to be seated […]