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Stars of Vancouver 2019: Chef Ernst Dorfler and Gerry Sayers’s best of the city

Chef Ernst Dorfler and Gerry Sayers, Five Sails Restaurant First place fine dining Favourite thing to do in Vancouver: Cycle the Stanley Park seawall in the fall.
Chef Ernst Dorfler and Gerry Sayers, Five Sails Restaurant, first place fine dining. Photo Dan Toulg
Chef Ernst Dorfler and Gerry Sayers, Five Sails Restaurant, first place fine dining. Photo Dan Toulgoet

Chef Ernst Dorfler and Gerry Sayers, Five Sails Restaurant 

First place fine dining

Favourite thing to do in Vancouver:

Cycle the Stanley Park seawall in the fall.

What’s one thing you’d change about Vancouver if you could?

Improve the subway system and add a tunnel to the North Shore.

What’s one thing you’d like everyone to shut up about in Vancouver?

The rain... what rain?!

You’ve been given $100, where are you spending it?

Go skiing on Grouse Mountain on a sunny weekday afternoon.

Favourite spot in the city to walk:

Spanish Banks and Jericho Beach.

Best patio:

Our own garden terrace!

Favourite local restaurant:

L’Abattoir — best brunch in the city.

Favourite local grocery store:

Apple Farm on West Fourth Avenue and Vine. They call Ernst the “mango man.”

Favourite Vancouver neighbourhood:

Kitsilano. Mature trees, character houses, close to the beaches and Les Amis du Fromage!

Best local venue to see live music:

Christ Church Cathedral on West Georgia Street.

Favourite local musician or band:

Chor Leoni Men’s Choir.

Favourite place for people watching:

YVR.

Favourite coffee shop:

Thomas Haas on West Broadway.

Favourite brewery:

Red Truck.

Favourite Vancouver building:

Downtown Vancouver Public Library.

Favourite Canuck of all time:

Trevor Linden and his big heart.

Where’s one place you’d recommend in Vancouver that feels nothing like Vancouver?

Nibobe Garden at UBC.