Vancouver Restaurant Awards 2011

May 1, 2011

Click on the categories below to read the judges' comments and see the winners

2011 Winners

RestaurantNew RestaurantBreakfast
ChefFormal DiningDim Sum
DesignInformal DiningIndian
Pastry ChefBar/LoungeKorean
BartenderFood CartThai
Producer/SupplierSmall PlatesVietnamese
Other Asian
 Formal | CasualThe Americas
SPECIAL AWARDSOther EuropeanSteakhouse/Chops
Premier CrewFrenchCasual Chain
Lifetime AchievementFormal | Casual FrenchNorth Shore
Resort DiningFormal JapaneseVictoria
 Casual JapaneseVancouver Island
ANDFormal ChineseOkanagan
Industry News Casual ChineseWinery/Vineyard Dining

How We Did It:

For many categories, our 19 judges were divided into specialized teams. Anyone with a perceived conflict of interest in a particular category was excluded from that category. We thank them all for their time and extraordinary dedication. Meet the judges by clicking here.

On the Cover:

Each year we ask our Chef of the Year to create a star-themed dish for the next Restaurant Awards cover. The 2010 winner, Frank Pabst of Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar, used Pacific scallop and sea urchin mousse with ponzu jelly for this striking image.

Cover Clinton Hussey

Cover Food Styling Murray Bancroft

Food Photography Martin Tessler

Portraits Ian Azariah

Illustrations Joel Kimmel

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