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  1. For myself, as the teapot increases the teaspoons decrease. Otherwise, as you have noted, the tea is far too strong. My guideline is 2-2.5 grams per 237 ml. That said, I'm not that strict with my measurements. Water temp is more important to me.
  2. Jules in Gastown and Crave on Main. I've grown tired of high end dining.
  3. Pair Bistro around 10th and Alma. All local or as close as you can get West Coast cuisine. Great service, staff that know the growing location of almost all the products used in the dishes and a well thoughtout wine list that includes many small and unknown BC wines. My favorite place to take European and US visitors and they are always impressed by the quality and freshness of the plates. Similar to Aurora Bistro but better.
  4. That was more than a spank, but, she calls it as she sees it. It reads as though part way through the evening they may have discovered who she is( no charge for the drinks and free sweets) but, too late. Ball was dropped. Restaurants need to treat ALL folks better or they just stop showing up.
  5. "T"


    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......that's sexy pizza. Cheers to you.
  6. Japafries. Is this a good thing? Wait. Japanese poutine. Japafries with tonkatsu mayo and tofu. Japapou. Poujap. Nah, that sounds a bit South Asian. All joking aside I wish them all the best.
  7. I would love to taste and post comments on this tea.
  8. I agree with Sonja. Enough said.
  9. My sister brought a doz over tonight for our yearly Oyama cassoulet night. An odd choice for dessert but whatthehell. We all thought they were good but not worth the wait. Dinner on the other hand was great along with the wines. Conde de Vimeoso 2004, Baron deOna Riserva 1998, Ch d' Aydie2000and a Selvapiana Riserva Bucerhiale 2001 finishing with Talisker 10 and Couer de Lion Calvados xo. Glad i have the day off on tuesday.
  10. Yeah, lots of kid noise but isn't that the point? Kid friendly. Right time, right place and great food. Picture of the owner in the new edition of Eat Magazine as well.
  11. Pan fry with butter, garlic, shallots, white wine on toast. It put a smile on my wifes face which put a smile on my face.
  12. I met a guy last week off Granville who just sold some chantrelles to West and was sorting his mushrooms in the trunk of his car. We started talking about picking, I pick matsutakes only, and he offered to give me some for free. I declined but said give me $10.00 worth. He then pulled out a bag and gave me 2 lbs for my ten. Now I wish I asked him for his phone number. They were delish!!!!
  13. Good. It's about time cooks get a wage worth working for.
  14. After I read your comments I thought I would go myself with my wife and son. He was there with his oma and opa last week and they all had a good experience. I found everone to be very receptive and the food to be quite tasty and well priced. I see what you mean about the open door but at the end of the day parents do need to be responsible for their own children. Give them another try. We need more places like this on the Drive. Hell, we need a lot more places on this Drive.
  15. Ahhh Pu'erh teas. One needs to aproach this tea the same way the wine world embraces properly aged wines. Good Pu'erh tea is most often aged. Anywhere from 5 years to well over 100 years old. I am by no means an expert on these teas but I have had much 10, 18 and currently drinking 25 year old Pu'her's. I was once at a tasting where I was served 100 year old Pu'erh from a client of mine who was interested in my opinion on this tea. Pu'erh is a tea to sit down with and examine the path of ones life. Such is Barolo to wine drinkers. A beverage to contemplate. I know. Blah, blah, blah.
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