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FOOD

thriving dining and wining scene

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othing quite defines a city like a thriving culinary scene. From farm-fresh ingredients to local award-winning wines, sustainable seafood and organic meat, New Westminster chefs have a huge arsenal of ingredients to play with—whether the cuisine of choice is West coast, Asian fusion or any number of ethnic cuisines. When it comes to diverse gastronomic experiences, this riverfront urban expanse plays host to a vibrant restaurant scene, including its very own and very first Canadian urban winery. Tucked along historic Columbia Street, El Santo (Spanish for The Saint), has made a remarkable impact on the local dining scene. Packed nightly with enthusiastic foodies, this lively Latin-inspired restaurant has arguably become one of the city’s most celebrated  restaurants. Earning acclaim from day 1 from locals and passionate epicureans, El Santo garnered best Latin Restaurant in Vancouver by Vancouver Magazine. Named after restaurateur Alejandro Diaz’s masked real-life hero and legend of Mexican sports, El Santo serves up contemporary Mexican cuisine emphasizing local, organic and sustainable ingredients. Executive chef Sam Fabbro uses “time-trusted techniques” to offer unique delectable dishes like Carne Ahumada, Chamorro and Chile Relleno. One of Columbia Street’s landmark eateries is Taverna Greka. For nearly four decades,

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Doing Business in New Westminster 2019  

Doing Business in New Westminster 2019  

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