Vancouver, Canada: YEW Seafood + Bar
Four Seasons Hotel
YEW Seafood + Bar
791 West Georgia Street
British Columbia V6C 2T4
Let me start off by saying that the food in Canada was beyond amazing! We ate and ate and ate delicious food on our trip to Vancouver in September 2016. We journeyed up to Vancouver for our 5 year wedding anniversary, stayed at the Four Seasons Hotel, did some sightseeing all around town, went to Victoria, Canada, visited the Butchart Gardens, walked across a suspension bridge that was built in the late 1800s and, of course, we ate delicious food along the way!
We found amazing juice places, an incredible public market place called Granville Island and even a tasty vegan restaurant in Victoria. But the food at Yew Restaurant in our hotel was so good, we ate there every single night. We even ordered the same dish every single night, a garlicy seafood pasta.
In our house, we don’t eat a lot of pasta. We eat mainly low-carb, so you can imagine when we travel and see pasta on the menu - it’s a fun splurge that turned into splurging every night on our vacation.
(Sadly, I couldn't find ANY of my photos of this dish so I found this one on google.)
One thing we loved about this restaurant is that they have a seasonal menu. We learned from our awesome waiter, Ian (hi Ian - you probably don’t remember us, but you made our experience at YEW amazing!) that in many places around Vancouver, it’s farm-to-table fresh ingredients. How cool is that?
Also, the presentation of every dish that came out of the kitchen had me mesmerized. My favorite place to sit was next to the kitchen, in the last hightop booth, so that I could watch the pastry chefs and watch all the food that came out of the kitchen ready to be devoured by ME… just kidding, ready to be properly eaten by whoever ordered it.
For dessert, they had homemade chocolates that changed every night. One of the chocolates didn’t contain cane sugar, and it was incredible! It had hemp seeds in it and was the perfect sweet treat to end our delicious carb-filled meal.
Another dish I loved eating in this restaurant was for breakfast. They served a warm quinoa dish, similar to how one would serve oatmeal. I loved eating it each day, so I came home and made my own version of it. You can see that recipe, here.
Would we eat here again? Yes! We would also stay here again too. This hotel was probably one of the coolest hotels we have ever stayed in! It was gorgeous on the inside and the outside. It had a great location - central to lots of fun places! They even upgraded us since we were celebrating our anniversary. We had the coolest view of the city and the water. We can’t wait to go back!
For food allergies: they had many options available, and were very easy to work with. When I told them what I could and couldn’t have, they were very accommodating. No matter where you go, before you order, please talk to the host, chef or waiter and let them know your allergies so they can accommodate you.