Interview with Chef Phil Scarfone

Vancouver is home to some of the best chefs in the world, many have worked for the top chefs and restaurants around the world as well as around the city. Dishing with the Chefs is a series of Interviews with some…

A Chat with Malcolm Wood of Soon to Open Mott 32

I had the pleasure to sit down with Malcolm Wood, Managing and Culinary Director of Maximal Concepts, the owner of the soon to open Mott 32 restaurant. His firm owns and operates some of the most established brands in the world,…

Specials + Spirits Tasting Menu at House Special

Having visited a few times since opening, I was invited back to preview a special 4 course tasting menu that they are featuring for a limited time over the summer starting on July 22. Nick Carey’s “Apocalypse Now” New York…

First Taste of Say Hello Sweets

With a passion to open her own ice cream truck Naomi Arnaut did just that. An ice cream truck with a mobile license, her colourful truck will be roaming all over the city from busy streets outside of the downtown…

George Kerasiotis Pizza Maker for over 49 years

For someone who works their craft day in and day out for 49+ years, there is bound to be some exciting stories to share. I was honoured and excited to watch George take me through the steps as he makes…

TERROIR KITCHEN

2232 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: (604) 922-9266 Web: http://www.terroirkitchen.com/ Twitter: @TerroirKitchen Advice: Advance reservations suggested. Closed Monday. With it’s focus on Mediterranean flavours Owner/Chef Faizal Kassam has created a wonderful menu filled with delicious food in a beautiful dining…

Five Foodie Treats

A selection of my favourite foodie treats in no particular order that I have tasted recently and where to find them.   1) Mascarpone Cheesekcake Mousse seasonal berry compote, dark chocolate tuile, light and yummy Created by: unknown TAPShack 1-1012…

Fin to Tail on August 11

Join in at Fin to Tail and learn to cook sustainable seafood from Vancouver’s hottest Ocean Wise® chefs. At this new event, inspired chefs can feast their eyes on four live cooking demonstrations. Set against the beautiful backdrop of the…

Outstanding in the Field Comes to BC July 20 & 21

Outstanding in the Field, the pioneering table-to-farm dinner series, is returning to British Columbia for 2 dinners in July, arriving in yes! the vintage red bus, and bringing a whole new crew along for the adventure: The first dinner will…

Vancouver Foodster Salad Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Salad Challenge. I have invited restaurants from all over the city to enter their best Salad creation into this challenge, some entered their house recipe and others created a special Salad just for this challenge….

First Taste of Lisa Lou’s Chocolate Bar

With several years experience as a Pastry Chef, Lisa Gardin’s passion was to open her own shop and that she did a couple of weeks ago. Located at 1007 Main Street, just north of the Main Street skytrain station, this…

GAMBERO ROSSO Tre Bicchieri 2016 Tasting

It was a special fete to attend the Masterclass where these award winning Italian wines were presented for tasting. A selection of whites and reds these were the top wines of the recent vintage poured here in Vancouver, this presentation…

Tasting Plates Fraserhood on July 20

Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in the Fraserhood neighbourhood and area. This tasting extravaganza will be centred on Fraser between Kingsway and 26th Ave, and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates and Tasting…

Interview with Chef Derek Bothwell

Vancouver is home to some of the best chefs in the world, many have worked for the top chefs and restaurants around the world as well as around the city. Dishing with the Chefs is a series of Interviews with some…

Vancouver Greek Summerfest July 7-17

The 30th Annual Greek Summer Festival starts tomorrow July 7 and runs for 10 days through to July 17. This is an exciting annual celebration of food, entertainment, and family fun — from the famous “BBQ Lamb” and “Loukoumades” (a…

First Taste of Honolulu Coffee

With over 38 locations extending from Hawaii to Japan, Guam and China, Honolulu Coffee has just opened their first North American café in downtown Vancouver. As I understand several more locations will open in and around Vancouver over the next…

Vancouver Chicken Wings Challenge Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster Chicken Wings Challenge was a success featuring 12 chicken wings creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their chicken wings creation from June 9 – July 3, 2016. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the…

NIGHTINGALE

1021 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.695.9500 Web: http://hawknightingale.com/ Twitter @NightingaleRest Advice: Reservations are a must. With it’s focus on Canadian cuisine, Head Chef Phil Scarfone leads the kitchen here at Chef David Hawksworth’s new stunner. The 2 level eatery,…

Thai Festival July 9 & 10

The 3rd annual Thai Festival will be held on the North Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery from 10:30 am – 8pm on both days. This exciting free festival will celebrate Thai Culture in our city with live performances, arts…

Johnsonville Sausage Tasting with Chef Mark McEwan

I could never pass up an invitation to chat with notable celebrity Chef Mark McEwan, especially when he was back in our city where some delicious pizza was part of the affair. As Johnsonville Sausage Canadian pitchman, Chef Mark McEwan…

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