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Vancouver Winefest 12th Annual Awards Lunch

As a part of the Vancouver International Wine Festival, on February 22, I attended this 12th annual awards lunch with an Australian theme, that was full of restaurateurs, sommeliers, wine makers, ...

Friday Lunch with James Wright at Joe Fortes

The Friday Lunch is a focus on the restaurant’s Lunch menu along with the Interview of a notable Business or Cultural leader who is joining me as my guest at restaurants in and around Vancouver. Eac...

MOSQUITO

32 Water Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-398-3188 Web: www.mosquitodessert.com Twitter: @mosquitodessert Advice: Open Wed – Sun night. No reservations. It’s dark, mysterious and ...

Tasting Plates East Village on March 11

Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in the East Village neighborhood in the Hastings and Nanaimo area. This tasting extravaganza goes from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foo...

New Dishes Tasting at The Bibo

Visited The Bibo recently to taste some new pastas, pizza and desserts on their latest menu. 1st dish: The Gnocchi ala Romana a Roman style gnocchi made with semolina flour, Parmigiano reggi...

Temper Chocolate & Pastry 1st Anniversary

On February 19, I attended the 1st year anniversary celebration at their bakery café in West Vancouver. Guests enjoyed sparkling wine, chocolate covered strawberries, cheese an...

KIN KAO THAI KITCHEN

903 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-1125 Web: http://www.kinkao.ca/ Twitter @kinkaokitchen Advice: No reservations, small plates. Since I love Thai cuisine, I am always on ...

TRAFALGARS BISTRO

2603 W.16th, Vancouver Tel: 604-739-0555 Web: http://trafalgars.com/home.html Twitter: @TrafalgarsInVan Advice: Reservations suggested. After many years since my las...

Chinese New Year Dinner at Bambudda

To celebrate Chinese New Year, my friend Ivan joined me for a celebration dinner with symbolic dumplings, a menu that was specially created by Chef Curtis Luk. The focus of our meal was to indulge in...

Chef Rob Feenie Battle Crab Dinner

In 2005, Feenie became the first Canadian to win on the popular television show Iron Chef America by defeating Chef Masaharu Morimoto. To celebrate this fete 10 years ago, a reunion menu was orche...

DOUGHGIRLS BAKE SHOP

3322 Shrum Lane, Vancouver Tel: (604) 333-5474 Web: http://www.doughgirlsbakeshop.com/ Twitter: @DoughgirlsBake Advice: Join the line-up for delicious treats. Take 'n Bake selection o...

Prohibition Bar Opening

Last week I attended the opening party for the newest cocktail bar in the city, and one of the most beautiful, located downstairs inside the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. ...

La Taqueria Commissary Kitchen Opening in North Vancouver

Yesterday, Marcelo Ramirez Romero (co-owner) guided me on a tour of their new expansive space for the commissary kitchen and new eatery of La Taqueria which will be opening on Monday February 23,...

IL CASTELLO PIZZERIA

119 East 2nd Street, North Vancouver Tel: 604-987-4992 Web: http://ilcastellopizzeria.com/ Twitter: @IlCastelloNVan Advice: Order at the counter, sharing tables. Keeping it ...

The Boil at Pier 7 Restaurant

Last night I experienced The Boil, joined by my friend Stephanie Stewart this was an exciting dining experience for two. Taking note from The Boils on the East Coast (Atlantic), this exper...

Chihuahua’s Mexican Grill Opening

Last week I attended the opening party with my friends, Michelle, Katherine and Stephanie, the latest restaurant from the Cambie Malone's Group, this restaurant is connected to their Malone's Bar ...

Treats for Valentines Weekend

This year it seems more and more restaurants and bakeries are making it more of a weekend celebration as opposed to the usual Valentine’s DAY. Finding the extraordinary treats to give to that specia...

TACOFINO GASTOWN

15 West Cordova, Vancouver Tel: (604) 899-7907 Web: http://tacofino.com/ Twitter: @TacofinoVAN Advice: No reservations. Taco bar open nightly, the Burrito bar open for lunch thru late ...

JACKALOPE’S NEIGHBOURHOOD DIVE

2257 East Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 568-6674 Web: http://jackalopesdive.com/ Twitter: @JackalopesDive Advice: No reservations. I have always had a love f...

MR. RED CAFÉ

2234 E. Hastings St, Vancouver Tel: 604-710-9515 Web: https://www.facebook.com/mrredvancity Twitter: n/a Advice: Bring a friend or two and share the dishes. Although the...

Salida 7, New Chef, New Dishes

Visited last week to taste a selection of new dishes from new Executive Chef Devin Blaney's winter menu, he has added his twist to the Spanish inspired menu. 1st dish: Gamboa al Ajillio praw...
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