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Seasonal and Funky Vancouver Restaurants [Moved from Canada board]

So i am a cook around the Seattle area, and i work at a few of the new seasonal fine dining restaurants. I am looking for that awesome creative and seasonal restaurant in Vancouver B.C. If anyone has any input it would be much appreciated. Thanks

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  1. Perhaps you could elaborate on the 'seasonal fine dining restaurant' phenomenon.

    Also-I was under the impression that 'funky' meant odd smells not generally associated with cooking.

    1. Bishops Restaurant on West 4th Ave. John Bishop has been one of the pioneer's in Vancouver and Canada for seasonal eating.

      1. Go to Boneta, in Gastown...awesome chef, great place...

        1. I second Bishop's. Wonderful food and such good service.

          Had dinner at Parkside recently, and they're certainly going for seasonal fine dining, but I found it disappointing and definitely not funky (except maybe in a bad way - there was this weird melted cheese disk on my plate...)

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          1. re: Freida

            Aurora Bistro on Main St.

            Jeff the chef owner was once John Bishops Sous Chef!

            1. re: starlady

              I second that Aurora suggestion. All local ingredients and wines. Excellent.
              http://www.aurorabistro.ca/

          2. I third Bishop's. Guaranteed to leave you with fond memories... John Bishop sources his produce from local farmers he has developed relationships with, and he's such a gentleman, to boot.