FEBRUARY 22ND, 2010
The Fairmont Pacific Rim is only days old and already it's getting major buzz for celebrity guests, seriously spacious rooms, and stunning views.
But the secret gem for us locals is the 41-seat Italian cafe Giovane. We recommend the Berkshire ham sandwhich on sourdough ($10) for takeout, or dine-in on nine choices of pizzas ($11 each) and charcuterie plates (three selections, $14).
Giovane (open 6 a.m.-8 p.m.), 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver, 604-695-5501, www.giovanecafe.com