March 16th, 2013. Fancy Time at Yew @ The Four Seasons 

yew seafood + bar
yew seafood + bar

 

After brunch with Joyce I rendezvoused with Tracy downtown.  It’s been a while since Tracy was downtown with a gal-pal!  We strolled through Holt Renfrew trying on high-end shoes, and browsing the gorgeous and (some not so cute) haute couture bags 😉

yew seafood + bar
yew seafood + bar

 

 

 

 

Tracy was just so happy to be out of the house and having some much deserved me-time that we also stopped in at Yew at the Four Season’s for a snack!

yew seafood + bar
yew seafood + bar

 

 

 

Tracy was intent on getting a cocktail to make the most of the experience, but since I’d be driving us back I opted for a delicious little Cappuccino.  It joyfully came served with an in-house made Biscotti 🙂  Gotta love the extra little touch and detail that I’ve come to expect from Yew ♥

yew seafood + bar
yew seafood + bar

 

For my nibbles I ordered the Organic Local Apple Tart.  Of course this wasn’t just your average apple tart.  No, this was an apple tart made of Cox’s Pippin and Liberty French apples,aged cheddar ice cream and hazelnuts.  Thin shavings of the cheddar and a caramely glaze garnished the slate that the dessert was served on.

yew seafood + bar
yew seafood + bar

Rich, buttery pastry encompassed the sweet and tart apples which were not soggy and still retained a hint of that great apple crunch.  I’m not a huge fan of nuts, so the hazelnuts were just nuts to me, but I loved nibbling on the cheese shavings held between my fingers and that ice cream was super creamy and smooth with just a breath of that rich cheesy flavor.

 As always, a very satisfying experience and service, as always, was prompt, pleasant and helpful.  Yew gets a thumbs up every time 😀

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June 13th, 2011.  Canucks and Caffe Artigiano…

caffe artigiano

caffe artigiano

 

  Lawrence, Eric, Richard and I made the trek to Downtown Vancouver to get in on the mass action that IS game 6 of the Stanley Cup.  But we quickly realized by the end of the first quarter that the Canucks weren’t going to be winning this game…..so in the middle of the 2nd quarter we skipped out and went to Caffe Artigiano for some coffee!

caffe artigiano

caffe artigiano

 

  I’d never been but have seen die-hard fans of the franchise, so I went in with high expectations…but I ended up being a bit dissapointed.  I had the Spanish Latte.  I felt the coffee left a very bitter after-taste and I had the worst coffee breath!  Maybe I’m just too used to the packaged and commercialized kind of coffee…haha!