I will be visiting Vancouver for the first time next month with a friend who spent his college years there, and whose family lives there now. Unfortunately, though he's daring and likes to eat, he's not very exploratory. I worry I may not experience the scope of Vancouver's culinary greatness, which I've heard so much about. Any suggestions for eats would be much appreciated. Any cuisine, any cost.
Also, since I'll be staying at the home of my friend's family, I would like to know of a restaurant where I should treat them to dinner, in order to reciprocate their generosity. Something classy, not pretentious, and appropriate for septuagenarians.