Tucked away in Gastown’s Blood Alley, this tiny restaurant with a heritage feel (courtesy of the red brick and minimalistic décor) specializes in build-your-own charcuterie tasting plates. Pick from the ever-changing selection of artisan cheese and small-batch cured meats, select a few condiments, and pair those with a wine flight. For both the plates and flights, you have the option to choose your own or let the experts surprise you. Either way, you won’t be disappointed.
Following extensive renovations, this carbon-neutral restaurant opened a bigger and better space in 2014, just a few doors down from where they first built a cult following. Beyond the striking décor (chosen by owner Kerri Schuermans herself) and sun-drenched outdoor patio, Chef Nico Schuermans’ commitment to fresh, innovative food and unique approach to Belgian cuisine ensure every dish on the menu is both creative and well executed.