John Bishop is the grandfather of Pacific Northwestern cuisine – everything Vancouver knows about cooking (and eating) BC’s natural bounty was learned from him. Well, maybe not everything. Seafood guru Hidekazu Tojo helped, but before Bishop opened this Kitsilano classic in the late eighties, half-baked re-interpretations of continental classics were all Vancouver’s best kitchens aspired to be. Not convinced? Among the city’s culinary stars who cut their teeth in his kitchen are Vikram Vij and Rob Feenie.