Outstanding in the Field at UBC Farm

It was such an incredible night dining at a long table with many people that I didn’t know, in a spectacular setting at UBC Farm. This was my first Outstanding in the Field dinner, and it was a memorable experience….

Tasting Plates Fraserhood

On Wednesday July 20, we presented our 2nd tasting tour of the Fraserhood neighborhood featuring a great selection of restaurants from Kingsway to 24th Avenue. Registration took place inside the Main Street Honey Shoppe. Main Street Honey Shoppe Our Tasting…

New Menu, New Dishes at Patron Tacos & Cantina

I enjoyed a catch-up dinner with friend and Chef Pedro Gonzalez while talking about Mexican culture and the dishes his mom had made for him while growing up in California. We shared a variety of dishes, some new, some not…

Summer Menu Tasting at the Seawall Bar & Grill

Visited for the first time recently to experience the dinner menu offerings at this restaurant with an amazing view of the Coal Harbour marina and the local mountains. They also boast a beautiful outside patio at this restaurant adjacent to…

EBO Restaurant Summer Tasting Menu

Chef Keith Pears prepared a 7 course tasting menu with wine pairings focussing on the British Columbia Okanagan region wines. I recently interview Chef Keith Pears who is the creative genius behind these wonderful dishes. 1st course: Yellowfin Tuna with…

Indian Summer Festival Gala 2016

On July 7th, I attended the energetic spicy gala, this year’s culinary tour of South Asian cuisine curated by Chef Vikram Vij featured his friends mostly non-Indian restaurants cooking up their version of the Indian dishes, held at the Roundhouse…

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…

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