From Our Editors
After graduating from culinary school in Belgrade, Serbia, chef Boban Kovachevich honed his cooking skills in restaurants throughout Europe, Israel, and the Netherlands before he settled in Canada. He soon became a corporate chef of Executive Hotels and Resorts, and his inventive menus and locally sourced ingredients helped him earn the BC Chef's Association Recognition Award in 2009.
At Tivoli's Restaurant, tucked inside the Executive Hotel and Conference Centre in Burnaby, Kovachevich continues his practice of building seasonal dishes from local ingredients. Orange and green hues appear in playful geometric patterns around the restaurant, reflecting the bright colors and strong designs of the plated entrees. An outdoor patio plays host to diners during the summer, and the cozy lounge lets patrons sit sipping cocktails as they hold a lengthy conversation with the sun.