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2009 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards

by paulkamon on April 15, 2009


Big congratulations to all the winners of the 20th Annual Vancouver Magazine Awards:

Restaurant of the Year

Chef of the Year
Robert Belcham

Best New Restaurant
La Quercia

Lifetime Achievement
Hidekazu Tojo

Green Award
Robert Clark

Best Service

Best Bar/Lounge
Bacchus Piano Lounge

Best Metro Vancouver Destination
The Pear Tree

Best Regional

Best Small Plates

Best Formal Italian

Best Casual Italian
La Quercia

Best Other European

Best Formal French
Le Crocodile

Best Casual French
Pied a Terre

Best Seafood
Blue Water Cafe

Best Formal Japanese

Best Casual Japanese

Best Formal Chinese

Best Casual Chinese
Chen’s Shanghai

Best Dim Sum

Best Indian

Best Korean

Best Thai

Best Vietnamese
Phnom Penh

Best Other Asian
Spice Islands

Best of the Americas

Best Steakhouse/Chops

Best BBQ
Memphis Blues

Best Casual Chain
Cactus Club

Best North Shore
La Regalade

Best Whistler
Bearfoot Bistro

Best Victoria
Brasserie L’Ecole

Best Vancouver Island
Sooke Harbour House

Best Resort Dining
The Pointe at the Wickaninnish Inn

Best Okanagan
Waterfront Wine Bar

Best Winery/Vineyard Dining
Terrace at Mission Hill

Best Last Course
Thomas Haas

Sommelier of the Year
Andrea Vescovi

Bartender of the Year
Josh Pape

Premier Crew
Bonnie Fong
Frenchy Gagne
Massimo Piscopo
Lidia Ranallo
Pierre Rosso

Design of the Year
Ping’s Cafe

Producer/Supplier of the Year
Organic Ocean

Ingredient of the Year
Berkshire pig

Click here to view the complete winners list from Bronze to Gold at Vancouver Magazine

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

JK April 17, 2009 at 6:06 am

wow…more categories this year…this is getting ridiculous

b Alves April 17, 2009 at 3:35 pm

memphis blues as best bbq? wow talk about not even trying.

Deckard April 18, 2009 at 9:57 am

It’s always refreshing to know that the VanMag Awards are as skewed as ever. Bacchus wins Best Lounge again and again and again. I wonder if that would that have anything to do with a comp account that VM has in the lounge(allegedly).
And Gotham, come on, please…..with the plethora of fine steakhouses around.
Let’s toss out the paid off judges and get back to some real voting. I bet the results would be far different.

paulkamon April 18, 2009 at 10:48 am

^ Wow, wicked and unsubstantiated slander from Mr. Anonymous a.k.a. Mr. Bitterness < --a great Soul Coughing song, enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YhY4kEMBOk

girl cook April 19, 2009 at 12:13 am

i agree with Deckard Paul. Its the same old , same old. thye are trying to change the culture of this voting system but they cant seem to get it right. Your awards process seems much more credible

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