What are great local Montreal spots

Vancouver for foodies

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There are endless good restaurants in Vancouver. Impossible to list them all. The following addresses would definitely be at the top of a restaurant hit list.

Chef Vikram Vij is an absolute rock star in Vancouver. He owns over five restaurants, is the author of two cookbooks and hosted the TV show Dragon’s Den (the Canadian equivalent of "The Lions Den"). The best way to experience its delicious Indian cuisine is to visit its restaurant.

AnnaLena was named one of the best new restaurants in Canada by enRoute magazine in 2015 and if you skim the small menu you will know why. You can choose between oysters, mussels, duck and sable, but leave some space for a special dessert, such as the fried chicken skin covered with chocolate.

Another star of the city's culinary scene is the Mission, under the direction of head chef Curtis Luk, who places particular emphasis on the use of local ingredients. Just trust the service and enjoy one of the four or six-course menus.

Simple cuisine and a love of meat are the driving forces at Wildebeest. Meat fans get their money's worth here: There is pork cheek risotto, pork belly and mussels or a delicious Angus rib on the bone with goose liver and bone marrow jus.

If you like sushi, chances are you've had a California roll before. This creation of crab meat, cucumber and avocado comes from Vancouver chef Hidekazu Tojo, owner of Tojo’s, where you can enjoy the best sushis outside of Japan.