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Dinner at Sweeney`s

I am one of those lovers of Sweeney`s lunchtime sandwiches, recently I heard  Chef Glenn Saunders started cooking dinner and the menu was his take on rustic home cooking, I had to try some dishes and that I did last…

Meet the Producers of our Fall Flavours Event

Vancouver Foodster Fall Flavours Event on November 23rd was created to educate and enjoy the flavours of local producers and Gelato. All of these producers make their own award winning products locally and have come together to create Gelato flavours…

Ocean Wise Chowder ChowDown November 24

The 3rd annual Ocean Wise Chowder ChowDown At the Vancouver Aquarium 7 – 10pm Tickets are $40 (non-members) and $32 (members) 12 of BC’s top Ocean Wise chefs reveal their newest chowder competing for the Best Sustainable Seafood Chowder on…

Chocolate Buffet Brunch at Beyond

On Sunday October 24th I attended the West Coast Chocolate Festival’s Brunch and Chocolate Buffet at Beyond Restaurant in the Century Plaza Hotel. In addition to their regular Sunday brunch of breakfast specialities (pancakes, waffles, eggs and such) and their…

Signature Spice Market Dishes at Market thru November

For three weeks in November, a spicier side of Jean-Georges comes to life in Vancouver.  From November 8 to 30, guests of Market by Jean-Georges will have the opportunity to taste the dishes and spices of the famed Spice Market,…

Vancouver Foodster Fall Flavours Event

A food networking event connecting Vancouver’s vibrant food community Exclusive premium flavours created for our Vancouver Foodster event and not available to anyone who has not purchased a ticket for our event. Our dessert night will feature the finest local…

Charm Modern Thai Celebrates 2 Years

On Wednesday November 3rd, I attended the 2nd Anniversary party at Charm Modern Thai in Yaletown. The wine and cocktails were flowing all night long, as soon as the tasty Thai food arrived to the table it was devoured within…

Merridale Cider Tasting at Salt

On Monday November 1st, I attended the Merridale Cidery tasting as part of The Salt Cellar Series at Salt Tasting Room.  Janet Docherty and Rick Pipes, proprietors of Merridale Ciderworks were on hand and I was fortunate to sit with…

2010 Gold Medal Plates: Vancouver

On October 28th, I attended the Gold Medal Plates Awards at the Sheraton Wall Centre where the top 10 Chefs from around British Columbia competed in a Culinary Competition for Gold, Silver and Bronze in one of the most prestigious…

Ocean Wise Cookbook Launch

On Wednesday November 3rd, I attended “Ocean Wise” CookBook Launch Party at C Restaurant. The book was edited by Jane Mundy who spent a year putting the book together, featuring 139 recipes from top Canadian Chefs. Chef Robert Clark and…

Gold Medal Plates: VIP Reception

On October 28th, the Sheraton Wall Centre played host to the VIP Reception held prior to the Gold Medal Plates. Wines were served along with cocktails made with Victoria Gin. Last year’s gold-medal chef, Rob Feenie of Cactus Club, provided…

Chef Chris Mills James Beard Experience

Last Thursday October 28, I had the pleasure of dining at a special dinner held in Joey Burrard’s Wine Room with a group of about 55 media who were invited for The James Beard Experience by Executive Chef Chris Mills….

Gold Medal Plates: The Chefs

Gold Medal Plates is the ultimate celebration of Canadian Excellence in cuisine, wine, the arts and athletic achievement. Celebrating in eight cities across Canada in 2010, Gold Medal Plates will feature superb wines and the premier chefs in each city,…

Toast to the Coast

On Friday October 22nd, I attended The Vancouver Aquarium’s 4th annual Toast to the Coast that featured many of Vancouver’s top restaurants, chefs and wineries serving their food and wine. With 500 guests mingling and tasting, the festivities were in…

Italian Chocolate & Wine Dinner Saturday Oct 23

Special offer for Vancouver Foodster readers for the remaining tickets to this spectacular event! Buy two tickets to the dinner – save $25… use the discount code TwoTicketBonus http://winemakersdin.eventbrite.com/ Also, every person who buys a ticket to the dinner will…

Lift Restaurant Tasting

The other day I attended a media tasting at Lift Restaurant to try some of their new menu creations presented by Chef Scott Kid. Lift has one of the most prestine views in the city with a backdrop of Stanley…

Great Gatsby Chocolate & Martini Evening October 22

Speak Easy Martini’s paired with chocolate infused canapés Now in its 8th year, the festival added a brand new event: “Great Gatsby” Martini and Chocolate Evening presented in partnership with Leigh Square Community Arts Village and Christine’s Catering Company. This…

New Dishes Tasting at Goldfish

Yesterday I attended a media tasting at Goldfish Pacific Kitchen to try some of their new menu creations, 90% of the menu is new and this came about due to a new chefs team at the helm. These guys are…

Taste of Zest of New West

Last night I was guided around 5 different restaurants in different areas of New Westminster to taste some of the featured dishes on the Zest of New West menus before the tasting festival gets underway on October 15th. Each restaurant/lounge…

Vancouver Aquarium’s Toast to the Coast October 22

Fill your bellies and your closet at the Vancouver Aquarium’s Toast to the Coast, Friday, October 22, from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Enjoy good food, great wine, and local entertainment including a live DJ and fashion show all in support…

Seafood in Steveston

On September 30, I dined at three different restaurants in Steveston with a group of media to taste a variety of different seafood dishes as well as a few others at some notable restaurants. This Steveston Village tour was organized…

Krups Kup of Excellence Vancouver

Bump N Grind Wins #1 in Krups Kup of Excellence I was part of a media tour on September 21 that was graciously hosted by Krups in Vancouver. We were all toured around the city by a long white stretch…

Chocolate Festival October 15 – November 10th

I love chocolate and I know that many of you do as well and I’m so happy to be attending some of these amazing chocolate inspired events that will be taking place around the Vancouver area over the next month….

2011 Chinese Restaurant Awards Launched

The Vancouver area is a Mecca for some of the best Chinese restaurants in the world, last February, the world’s most prestigious travel publication, Condé Nast Traveler, proclaimed what many residents already knew, that Metro Vancouver has the best Chinese…

Thanksgiving Dining Out or Dining In

Celebrate Thanksgiving at home or at a restaurant, here is a random selection of restaurants offering brunches, buffets, dinners or turkey to go! Heron’s in Fairmont Waterfront A HARVEST DINNER AT HERONS The Fairmont Waterfront Presents Thanksgiving Day Dinner $68…

Joe Fortes Celebrates 25 Years Slurp & Swirl November 10

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House, Vancouver’s long-standing iconic downtown restaurant, is proud to host its eighth annual Slurp & Swirl™ – A Wine and Oyster Celebration – on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 from 6pm to 11pm. Co-presented by Mackie Research…

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