Best Up­scale

Vancouver Magazine - - Restaurant Awards -

Boule­vard Kitchen and Oys­ter Bar 1 845 Bur­rard St., boule­vard­van­cou­ Ciop­pino’s 1133 Hamil­ton St., ciop­pinosyale­ 2 The Pear Tree 4120 Hast­ings St., Burn­aby, 3 peartreer­estau­ hon­ourable men­tions j CinCin, Hawksworth Holyshakeup, Bat­man. Chef David Hawksworth’s epony­mous restau­rant has owned this cat­e­gory since its open­ing. But this year it’s the sec­ond act of Boule­vardKitchen and Oys­ter Bar, Alex Chen’s tem­ple to all things seafood in the Sut­ton Place Ho­tel, that the judges felt had found its groove four years af­ter open­ing. “The combo of [ex­ec­u­tive chef] Alex Chen and [chef de cui­sine] Roger Ma may be the best in town,” noted one judge. Grab­bing Sil­ver was the un­com­pro­mis­ing take on Ital­ian that is Yale­town’s Ciop­pino’s, where there’s “a fo­cus put on ev­ery an­gle that’s with­out equal” in the city. And tak­ing Bronze is Scott Jaeger’s Burn­aby stal­wart the Pear Tree, which year in year out our judges rave about in terms of of­fer­ing con­sis­tency and ser­vice while de­liv­er­ing some of the re­gion’s best dishes, far from the lime­light of down­town Van­cou­ver.

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