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My friend had contacted me to plan for dinner since last August, but she said she didn’t want to do on weekdays. For weekends, as I had another friend leaving the country for a while and wanted to spend time with her, and also the weather was great even late summer, I was pushing the plan. At the end of October, we finally set a date, and I asked her to choose a place.

The place we went was Tuc Craft Kitchen. It is located in Gastown, close to Army & Navy store. There is a bar section on the first floor in addition to tables, and there are more tables upstairs. Their website says they serve crafted food, using fresh local ingredients. No specific cuisine.

We ordered from their dinner menu.

Virgin Cocktail (orange base citrus)

Virgin Cocktail (orange base citrus) at Tuc Craft Kitchen in Vancouver

We both weren’t feeling well to this date, so we ordered virgin cocktail. Hers was tangy, as she asked.

My appy, Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup at Tuc Craft Kitchen in Vancouver

My appy, Crispy Egg & Bacon

Crispy Egg & Bacon at Tuc Craft Kitchen in Vancouver

For my stomach, I chose the soup, but I couldn’t help ordering this crispy egg! I offered a half to my friend, as it tasted so good!

Her appy, Parsnip & Smashed Potato Fries
(toasted coriander ketchup)

Parsnip & Smashed Potato Fries at Tuc Craft Kitchen in Vancouver

I had some bite, and it was good. More you eat, greasier it gets. That’s my thought. (It could be because of my upsetting stomach.)

My entree, Faux Lamb Tagine
(Braised Yakima valley Lamb Shoulder, Parsnips, Braised Navy Beans, Water Chestnuts, Dried Cherries, served on Gnocchi Romaine)

Faux Lamb Tagine at Tuc Craft Kitchen in Vancouver

It was a rich dish. I wanted to have some kind of refreshment, while eating. Maybe, I should have ordered seasonal vegetables or pickles from their nibbles or bites menu, to accompany with.

Her entree, Clam & Coho Bake
(Manila Clams, Salt Spring Island Mussels, Wild Coho Salmon, Chorizo Sausage, Mini Nugget Potatoes, Roasted Butternut Squash, White Wine Fume)

Clam & Coho Bake at Tuc Craft Kitchen in Vancouver

Their menu has starters, nibbles, bites, and entrees section. You could order a few different things from starters, nibbles and bites, rather than one entree, which might be fun if you go with a group.

Tuc Craft Kitchen

Address: 60 West Cordova Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between Abbott and Carrall Street)
TEL: 604-559-8999
Facebook: page (Login required to access)
Twitter: @TucRestaurant
Urbanspoon: page

Brunch/Lunch/Dinner
[Mon – Fri] 11:30 – 15:00, 17:00 – late
[Sat] 10:00 – 15:00, 17:00 – late
*Closed: Sundays

Price Note
– Virgin Cocktail (orange base citrus) $3.50
– Virgin Cocktail (tart citrus) $3.50
– Roasted Butternut Squash Soup $7.00
– Crispy Egg & Bacon $3.00
– Parsnip & Smashed Potato Fries $6.00
– Faux Lamb Tagine $19.00
– Clam & Coho Bake $17.00

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One weekday in April, my friend sent me a text, asking if we can go out for dinner. I was busy with work and had lunch around 3, but I replied I can. Well, she was also busy and would leave her work after 7, so it was perfect. When she was off the work, we searched for where we would go. As she said she wanted to eat good tasty food, I picked this interesting place, although it would cost a little more than casual dinner.

My choice was Kitsilano Daily Kitchen. They are just around the corner of Burrard Bridge and serve French west coast cuisine, changing the menu daily. I say it would be difficult to plan ahead if you are a picky eater. Well, that was the reason I hadn’t been there. :p

We ordered from the daily menu. We shared appy and each ordered an entree.

Complimentary Potato Bread, Saint Agur Blue Cheese, Olives

Potato Bread, Saint agur Blue Cheese, Olives at Kitsilano Daily Kitchen in Vancouver

This potato bread was slightly sweet, but as blue cheese was salty, it was a great combination. And, I have to note that this blue cheese was amazingly tasty! We asked the name of cheese, because we wanted to get some from store.

Steamed Salt Spring Island Mussels & Clams
(Champagne Cream, Thyme, Desert Smoked Bacon)

Steamed Salt Spring Island Mussels & Clams at Kitsilano Daily Kitchen in Vancouver

Windset Farms Heirloom Gem Tomatoes
(Island Buffalo Mozzarella, Basil, Espelette Vinaigrette)

Windset Farms Heirloom Gem Tomatoes at Kitsilano Daily Kitchen in Vancouver

Both appy tasted good. For the juice in the mussels and clams, we wanted to have bread to soak. 🙂

Her choice, Rare-seared Breast of Mt. Lehman Duckling
(Northern White Bean Cassoulet, Grapefruit Gastrique)

Rare-seared Breast of Mt. Lehman Duckling at Kitsilano Daily Kitchen in Vancouver

My choice, Brown Butter Broiled Arctic Char
(Vanilla Scented Wild Rice, Serrano Aioli, Charred Corn Salsa)

Brown Butter Broiled Arctic Char at Kitsilano Daily Kitchen in Vancouver

Seared duckling breast was so tender and tasted great. My Arctic char was huge and was cooked perfectly. The salsa was a kick with some spiciness to eat with char.

After dinner, the server came to see if we wanted to have dessert. He explained verbally, so I don’t have any details, but they had chocolate ganache with goat cheese and lemon tart. We were full yet ordered one.

Lemon Tart

Lemon Tart at Kitsilano Daily Kitchen in Vancouver

Americano

Americano at Kitsilano Daily Kitchen in Vancouver

The lemon tart was quite sour to me, but I kept eating after a while. That’s a chef’s magic!

Although we can’t come back for the same dish, I would like to try another time again.

Kitsilano Daily Kitchen

Address: 1809 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Half a block west from Burrard street)
TEL: 604-569-2741
Twitter: @KitsDaily
Urbanspoon: page
Opentable: reservations?

Dinner
[Mon – Sat] 17:00 – 0:00
*Closed: Sundays

Menu at Kitsilano Daily Kitchen in Vancouver

Price Note
– Steamed Salt Spring Island Mussels & Clams $14.00
– Windset Farms Heirloom Gem Tomatoes $15.00
– Rare-seared Breast of Mt. Lehman Duckling $26.00
– Brown Butter Broiled Arctic Char $28.00
– Lemon Tart $8.00
– Americano $3.00

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In the middle of April, my co-worker told me that there was an announcement from Whistler Blackcomb, which a lift ticket for BC residents would be 50% off on that coming Sunday. Although it hadn’t snowed much, we decided to go! We headed there the night before and had dinner in Whistler.

We went to Sachi Sushi. They are a Japanese restaurant and serve Izakaya style dishes, in addition to Sushi. My co-worker seems to know the owner for a long time.

Ahi Tuna Tataki Salad (complimentary from the owner)

Ahi Tuna Tataki Salad at Sachi Sushi in Whistler

We ordered from their regular menu.

Uni (Sea Urchin) Nigiri

Uni (Sea Urchin) Nigiri at Sachi Sushi in Whistler

Engawa (Flounder Edge) Nigiri (special from the owner)

Engawa (Flounder Edge) Nigiri at Sachi Sushi in Whistler

Manilla Crams Sakamushi Style

Manilla Crams Sakamushi Style at Sachi Sushi in Whistler

Hamachi (Yellowtail) Nigiri

Hamachi (Yellowtail) Nigiri at Sachi Sushi in Whistler

Unagi (BBQ Eel) Nigiri

Unagi (BBQ Eel) Nigiri at Sachi Sushi in Whistler

Toro (Fatty Tuna) Nigiri

Toro (Fatty Tuna) Nigiri at Sachi Sushi in Whistler

Spider Roll
(Deep Fried Sift Shell Crab, Avocado, Cucumber and Spicy Mayo, 6 Pieces)

Spider Roll at Sachi Sushi in Whistler

Ume Squid Roll (special from the owner)

Ume Squid Roll at Sachi Sushi in Whistler

Assorted Tempura

Assorted Tempura at Sachi Sushi in Whistler

Ikura (Salmon Roe) Nigiri

Ikura (Salmon Roe) Nigiri at Sachi Sushi in Whistler

Sachi Roll
(Shrimp Tempura, Avocado, Salmon, Scallop, Spicy Mayo rolled in a Yuba (soy sheet), 5 Pieces)

Sachi Roll at Sachi Sushi in Whistler

I’m not used to have a conversation with an owner while I’m eating, but getting interesting food is a fun part.

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

Sachi Sushi (Village North)

Address: #106-4359 Main Street, Whistler, B.C. (map)
(Between library and Summit Lodge entrance)
TEL: 604-935-5649
Urbanspoon: page

Lunch
[Tue – Fri] 12:00-14:30

Dinner
17:00 – 21:30 daily

Price Note
– Ahi Tuna Tataki Salad (complimentary from the owner)
– Uni (Sea Urchin) Nigiri Unknown
– Engawa (Flounder Edge) Nigiri (special from the owner)
– Manilla Crams Sakamushi Style $11.50
– Hamachi (Yellowtail) Nigiri Unknown
– Unagi (BBQ Eel) Nigiri Unknown
– Toro (Fatty Tuna) Nigiri Unknown
– Spider Roll $10.00
– Ume Squid Roll (special from the owner)
– Assorted Tempura Unknown
– Ikura (Salmon Roe) Nigiri Unknown
– Sachi Roll $9.00

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