Chasing Sunset: Burnaby Mountains

Summer has been on full force yet I haven't gone out chasing sunset. But tomorrow, I'll finally will.  

For now, i'm sharing these photos I took at Burnaby Mountains a couple of years ago.  

Cotto

We were lucky enough to sample some of the new menu items at Cotto.

Pictured below are their charcuterie, bocconcini skewers, funghi pizza, meatball slider, tropitaliano pizza.

My friend Byron who is a pastry chef over there, had a table set-up with different varieties of desserts. Seriously it was the prettiest dessert table I've ever seen. There were cupcakes, macarons, cheesecake and cannolis. It was hard to pick a favourite but if i had to it would be the nutella macarons. 

Snapshots from Montréal: Pt Deux

Some photos from my trip back in October 2016.  After a quick brunch at Le Carter, my brother and i headed down to Old Montreal to explore and view fall foliage. 

Jinya Ramen

The other night I attended the media preview for Jinya Ramen where we got to taste some of their menu items. The appetizers were takoyaki (octopus balls), brussel sprouts tempura with truffle oil - it was good but i found the truffle oil a bit overpowering and spicy tuna tacos - which were my favourites, i love the marinade they used for the tuna and the crunchiness of the shell. 

As for the ramen, we had the following -  tonkotsu black, vegetable, vegan, the spicy chicken and the cha cha cha ramen. For more info on the ramens, check out their menu here. I like the tonkotsu black and the cha cha cha - this especially if you're into garlic flavour. I also like how light their broths are. The vegan ramen was really good as well, very fragrant and flavourful. I found the vegetable ramen a bit salty for my liking. The spicy chicken was just okay for me - it was soupy, it reminds me of chicken noodle soup.  

The place is definitely worth checking out. It's not your typical ramen joint, they have a bar which serves beers from local breweries and a sake collection. So it's also a good place to go for happy hour. 

Jinya Ramen is located on 541 Robson Street, Vancouver BC. Grand Opening is on April 21st.