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The weather forecast looked good in the middle of October. It was a Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend, and my friend asked me what I would do on that weekend. I invited her to go for walking. We talked about where to go and decided to go to Stanley Park.

We started to walk from Denman Street, passed by Beaver Lake, crossed the HWY, looked down the Siwash Rock, and kept walking. After about 5km walk, we finally saw the cafe that we were planning to stop by.

The Teahouse is located in the western Stanley Park, between Siwash Rock and Third Beach. There are parking lots, but they were packed when we were there. The restaurant serves west coast cuisine but also you can have just tea and dessert. We were there around 4pm, but the tables were almost full. The reservation is recommended.

We ordered tea and dessert.

Tea

Tea at The Teahouse in Stanley Park in Vancouver

Her choice, White Chocolate Cheesecake
(Graham Crust, Cherry Compote)

White Chocolate Cheesecake at The Teahouse in Stanley Park in Vancouver

My choice, Chocolate Milano Cake
(Light, triple Chocolate Mousse, Almond Wafer Crust)

Chocolate Milano Cake at The Teahouse in Stanley Park in Vancouver

It was nice to have sweets after exercising! Both cake was good.

And, an extra picture, the view from the restaurant entrance.

The Teahouse in Stanley Park in Vancouver

The Teahouse belongs to the same company as Seasons in the park, or The Sandbar on Granville Island. They also attend to the Dine Out event right now, so you might want to check out their menu.

(Pictures taken by iPhone)

The Teahouse

Address: Ferguson Point, Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
TEL: 604-669-3281
Facebook: page
Twitter: @The_Teahouse
Urbanspoon: page
Opentable: reservation?

Brunch/Lunch/Dinner/Dessert
[Mon – Fri] 11:30 – 22:00
[Sat – Sun] 10:30 – 22:00

Menu

Dessert Menu at The Teahouse in Stanley Park in Vancouver

Price Note
– Tea $2.95
– White Chocolate Cheesecake $9.00
– Chocolate Milano Cake $9.00

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My friend, who is a mama now, was planning to leave here for one year, and she and her parents invited me and the other friend for dinner out. There were only a few weeks left before she left, so we set a date in the middle of September.

The place we went was Fishworks where she tried a couple of times with me and liked, and she wanted to take her parents. As its name, it is a seafood restaurant. They are located in Lower Lonsdale in North Vancouver. You can walk from Lonsdale Quay Seabus station.

Oyster Bar

Oyster Bar at Fishworks in North Vancouver Oyster Bar at Fishworks in North Vancouver

That day, there were two kinds of oysters, one was Stellar Bay Gold, and the other was Barron Point. Unfortunately, my favorite, Kusshi, wasn’t in season.

Complimentary Bread

Complimentary Bread at Fishworks in North Vancouver

We ordered some appy to share and an entree per person.

Seared Scallops
(Garlic, ginger, and soya marinated Eggplant, toasted cashews)

Seared Scallops at Fishworks in North Vancouver

Dungeness Crab Cakes
(Wasabi-Lime Mayonnaise)

Dungeness Crab Cakes at Fishworks in North Vancouver

Both appetizers tasted great as usual.

Fresh Shucked Oysters Half dozen (Stellar Bay Gold)

Fresh Shucked Oysters Half dozen (Stellar Bay Gold) at Fishworks in North Vancouver

Fresh Shucked Oysters Half dozen (Barron Point)

Fresh Shucked Oysters Half dozen (Barron Point) at Fishworks in North Vancouver

The first one was buttery like Miyagi, and the second one was a bit bitter. It is fun to compare to eat. 🙂

Whole Fish (Sea Bream)

Whole Fish (Sea Bream) at Fishworks in North Vancouver

Wow! It looks good, doesn’t it? Her mom ordered this, and I tasted some and really liked it. It was fresh and cooked perfectly that you can actually taste the originate fish taste.

Fishworks Paella
(Saffron rice, Clams, Chorizo, Honey Mussels, Organic Chicken, Prawns)

Fishworks Paella at Fishworks in North Vancouver

This is what her dad ordered, and again I tasted some. I preferred the rice more al dente, but the taste was fine.

Sockeye Salmon Wellington
(Cranberry-almond crust in Crispy Phyllo, pistachio pesto)

Sockeye Salmon Wellington at Fishworks in North Vancouver

I have eaten this before, and it tasted so good. My friend, who invited us, ordered this and enjoyed it.

Halibut Poutine
(Goat cheese gravy, garlic confit, Sun-dried Tomato, balsamic)

Halibut Poutine at Fishworks in North Vancouver

I also have eaten this before, and the halibut was thick and tasted good, too. The order friend enjoyed it, but it seemed a bit bigger for her stomach.

My choice, Egmont White Sturgeon
(Butternut squash, Mushroom duxelles, smoked pancetta)

Egmont White Sturgeon at Fishworks in North Vancouver

This mushroom duxelles was amazingly good! The fish was firmer and less fatter than I thought. The pancetta was a bit too much for me. This was a huge meal.

At the last, some of us ordered dessert.

Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee at Fishworks in North Vancouver

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse at Fishworks in North Vancouver

Overall, I’m glad that her parents really enjoyed the seafood in this restaurant, and we had a great time.

Want to see more pictures for this restaurant? click here.

Fishworks

Address: 91 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Two blocks from Seabus Lonsdale Quay station)
TEL: 778-340-3449
Facebook: page (Login required to access)
Twitter: @fishworkslolo
Urbanspoon: page
Reservation: accepted on Urbanspoon

Lunch
[Mon-Fri] 11:30 – 14:30

Dinner
[Mon-Sun] 17:00 – late

Price Note
– Fresh Shucked Oysters Half dozen (Stellar Bay Gold) $15.00
– Fresh Shucked Oysters Half dozen (Barron Point) $10.00
– Seared Scallops $14.00
– Dungeness Crab Cakes $12.00
– Whole Fish (Sea Bream) MP
– Fishworks Paella $26.00
– Sockeye Salmon Wellington $20.00
– Halibut Poutine $24.00
– Egmont White Sturgeon $29.00
– Creme Brulee $6.50
– Chocolate Mousse $6.50

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We had a birthday dinner party at our friend’s house. As I wrote yesterday, there were a lot of food for dinner. But, something is missing, right? Yeah, birthday cake!

As her place was in Burnaby, I asked the other friend to pick up some cake from the store in Burnaby. It is Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie. I have never been there, but my friend confirmed if they have individual cake, before heading there, and yes, they have. For whole cake, you need to order in advance, according to her.

Cake at Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie in Burnaby

Duo
(Orange cream, dark chocolate mousse, hazelnut crunch on a base of almond)

Duo at Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie in Burnaby

Myrtille Vanilla
(Vanilla mousse with a heart of blueberry with sponge soaked in blueberry)

Myrtille Vanilla at Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie in Burnaby

Mille-Feuille
(Caramelized puff pastry with Tonka cream and coffee ganache)

Mille-Feuille at Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie in Burnaby

Tarte au Chocolat
(Rich Madirofolo chocolate cream from Madagascar)

Tarte au Chocolat at Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie in Burnaby

Tarte au Citron
(Lemon curd with sweet pastry)

Tarte au Citron at Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie in Burnaby

Everything tasted good, not too sweet. I can’t remember which was the best!

Cake at Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie in Burnaby

Want to see more pictures for this store? click here.

Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie

Address: 4712 Hastings Street, Burnaby, B.C. (map)
(Close to Beta Avenue)
TEL: 604-428-4200
Facebook: page
Urbanspoon: page

Store Hour
[Tue – Sat] 8:00 – 18:00
*Closed: Sundays & Mondays

Price Note
– Duo Unknown
– Myrtille Vanilla Unknown
– Mille-Feuille Unknown
– Tarte au Chocolat $5.20
– Tarte au Citron $5.20
*Total was approx. $28.00

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