New Dishes, New Cocktails at Juniper

Visited recently to taste some of Shaun Layton’s new cocktails and Chef Sarah Stewart’s dishes on their Summer menu. 1st cocktail: Villanova cocktail with gin mare, Fever Tree tonic water, orange marmalade, orange bitters, fino, so refreshing and light. 1st…

Joy of Feeding 2016

It was a glorious day at the 5th annual Joy of Feeding event that I attended on Saturday June 25 at UBC Farm. Enjoyed the extravaganza that featured 15 multi-cultural home cooks serving up their recipe of choice to the…

Interview with Chef Keith Pears

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…

HOUSE SPECIAL

1269 Hamilton St, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-2939 Web: http://www.housespecial.ca/ Twitter: @housespecialvan Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. With it’s focus on Modern Vietnamese fare, brother and sister, owners Victoria and Patrick Do have added a modern touch to their family recipes….

Fanny Bay Oyster Bar Opening

Last night, I attended the opening party of this new part seafood restaurant and seafood market in the heart of the city’s Stadium District. With an emphasis on oysters and other fresh shellfish, Fanny Bay Oyster Bar will offer lunch,…

A Night of Extraordinary Italian Taste at Cioppino’s

Invited to a wonderful dinner by the Italian Chamber of Commerce Canada West to celebrate Italian made food and wine enhanced with local fare by Chef Pino Posteraro. The Extraordinary Italian Taste project is a campaign to promote food products…

New Dishes, New Cocktails and Exile Bistro

Visited recently to taste some of the new cocktails and dishes on their Summer menu. 1st cocktail: Emerald Lake Cocktail with Gin, maple, lime, fresh water blue-green algae; unique white froth on top comes from the shaking of the blue-green…

DIP ICE CREAM

2967 W Broadway, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: https://m.facebook.com/dipicecream Twitter: n/a Instagram: @dipkitsilano Advice: Counter service. With it’s focus on dipping ice cream cones into delicious chocolates, owners Robyn Lulleyman and Tanya Shklanka have created a must visit destination for this…

Judging the Growing Chefs Stirfry Competition

I was recently a guest judge for a Stirfry competition in the Grade 6 class of Norgate Elementary in North Vancouver. In their Classroom Gardening and Cooking Program, chef volunteers are paired with elementary school classrooms (grades 1-3 for the…

Interview with Chef Hiro Amano

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…

Joy of Feeding on June 25

One of my favourite events of the year is about to take place on June 25 from 5-8pm at UBC Farm. Fifteen home cooks of different cultural backgrounds – from Egypt to Switzerland to Turkey and beyond – will offer…

MISTER

1141 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-2833 Web: http://madebymister.com/ Twitter @madebymister Advice: Counter service. Open daily. With it’s focus on nitro Ice cream, owners Michael Lai and Tommy Choi have turned a dream of using liquid nitrogen-churned artisanal ice cream…

An Afternoon with Project Chef

I recently spent an afternoon with a wonderful group of 6 and 7 year olds at McBride Annex Elementary School and the Project Chef program. The Project CHEF program was created by teacher and chef, Barb Finley. An educator (B.Ed.,…

Vancouver Foodster 2nd Chicken Wings Challenge

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

Spring Menu Tasting at El Camino’s

Visited recently to taste some of the new cocktails and dishes on the Latin forcussed spring menu. 1st cocktail: Super refreshing Classic Margharita with El Jimador Blanco Tequila, Cointreau and a salted rim 1st dish: Papas Chorreadas, their version of…

Spot Prawns Tasting at Vancouver Fish Co.

A few weeks ago I tasted some of the spot prawn offerings on their spot prawn menu at this Granville Island abode. Rock fish Tempura with grilled spot prawns and mint aioli Maple Walnut Spot Prawns Spot Prawns Platter for…

Interview with Chef Joel Green

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 Taste of Italy at Sciue’

On May 26, I attended an Italian Networking & Tasting Event at Sciue’ downtown where they prepared a variety of dishes using made in Italy products. The Extraordinary Italian Taste project is a campaign to promote food products that are…

Vancouver Foodster Smoothie Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Smoothie Challenge. Restaurants and juice bars from all over the city were invited to enter their smoothie creations into this challenge, most have created a special smoothie creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant and juice…

Richmond Night Market Another Go Around

On Saturday night I visited this market for the first time this season, after a lengthy wait in line, I then enjoyed the next 3 hours eating my way around the market. My 1st stop was to Benkei Ramen to…

Taco Challenge 2016 Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster 3rd Taco Challenge was a huge success featuring 10 taco creations from restaurants around Vancouver, New Westminster, and Richmond. Each restaurant featured their taco creation from May 12 – June 5, 2016. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners…

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