Monday, January 21, 2008

Anthony Bourdain's travel show features Vancouver people, food and more

Vancouver's Opus Hotel is located in Yaletown. Sue Frause photo.

I'm a fan of Anthony Bourdain's travel show, No Reservations. If you're not familiar with the Discovery Channel TV show, tune in this week and see the outspoken chef and author's take on Vancouver. 

It's interesting that his picks included Sooke Harbour House, which is not in Vancouver, but on Vancouver Island. On the show's website, it's described as a Victoria landmark, although it's actually in Sooke. It's a lovely spot, nonetheless -- and I'm sure they were thrilled to be included. Here are some of the other foodie places Bourdain visited:
  • Save-on-Meats for fast-food burgers on West Hastings
  • Cioppino's in Yaletown
  • Tojo's Restaurant
  • JapaDog in front of the Sutton Place Hotel
  • Vij's Rangoli on the South Granville Rise
Bourdain and his crew stayed at the Opus Hotel. He also traveled to Whistler for some snowboarding and Ziptrekking.


Balkan Style Bloggers said...

I watched the show last night and as a Vancouverite, now living in beautiful Minneapolis, MN, I felt very homesick. My husband and I are huge Bourdain fans and got to see him when he came to town. I've lived all over Canada and really appreciate your lovely blog.

SUE FRAUSE said...

Yes, I recorded it and am watching it now. I need my Vancouver fix -- hopefully I'll make it up there soon. So did you see him in Minneapolis? I love his resto in NYC, Les Halles -- the best pommes frites in the world. I bought my husband his cookbook so he could learn how to make them. Yum! Thanks for your kind words. Sue

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