Vancouver Restaurant Awards 2011

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

2011 Winners

Restaurant New Restaurant Breakfast
Chef Formal Dining Dim Sum
Design Informal Dining Indian
Pastry Chef Bar/Lounge Korean
Bartender Food Cart Thai
Producer/Supplier Small Plates Vietnamese
Ingredient ITALIAN
Other Asian
  Formal | Casual The Americas
SPECIAL AWARDS Other European Steakhouse/Chops
Premier Crew French Casual Chain
Lifetime Achievement Formal | Casual French North Shore
Green Seafood Whistler
Resort Dining Formal Japanese Victoria
  Casual Japanese Vancouver Island
AND Formal Chinese Okanagan
Industry News Casual Chinese Winery/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