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Interview with Angie Quaale

Well Seasoned Gourmet| Langley I talked with Angie Quaale who founded Well Seasoned Gourmet at www.wellseasoned.ca as well as the BBQ on the Bypass annual BBQ event. What are the most challenging elements of running a Gourmet Food store? Keeping…

Summertime at The Teahouse

The Teahouse has launched their summer menu with many new dishes created by Chef Francois Gagnon. A friend joined me as we enjoyed a wonderful dinner tasting some of their new dishes on their summer menu. Ideally on a sunny…

Adesso Bistro Opening

On June 2nd I attended the opening of Adesso Bistro a new Italian restaurant specializing in Ligurian cuisine. The location is one of my favourites for a restaurant in the city, it is a wonderful hideaway well situated in the…

Well Seasoned Cooking Class making Salmon

With many cooking classes taking place around the city, I wondered what the differences were between each of them, and what made each standout. Some classes include copies of the chefs cookbooks, author signings, have celebrity chefs, or are fundraisers…

Imagine1day One Sip at a Time

This morning I had the pleasure of enjoying a cup of this delicious Ethiopia Sidamo Nekisse Micro Selection coffee at 49th Parallel Coffee. Vince Piccolo, coffee guru behind 49th Parallel Coffee Roasting Company in partnership with Shannon and Chip Wilson,…

Kitchen Uncorked at the Four Seasons

On Tuesday May 26th I attended this indoor beach bbq party held inside the kitchen instead of outside on the pool deck due to the inclement weather. I tasted many items from the new summer menu for their YEW Restaurant…

Van Mag Awards 2010

The 21st Annual Vancouver Magazine Awards were held on May 18 at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel. Chef Frank Pabst of Blue Water Cafe took a few of the top awards including Chef of the Year, Restaurant of the Year…

Interview with Harry Kambolis

Restaurateur | Vancouver I sat down with Harry recently for a chat. Harry opened his first restaurant in 1992 and has been a leader on the local restaurant scene ever since. First it was the Raincity Grill in 1992, then…

Hot Chefs Cool Jazz

With a spectacular view of the mountains, I attended the spectacular Hot Chefs Cool Jazz evening at the Vancouver Convention Center on May 13 were hundreds of guests tasted bites from some of the city and area best chefs and…

Westin Wall Centre Hotel Opening in Richmond

On May 6th, I attending the spectacular opening party for the Westin Wall Centre Hotel in Richmond which is located minutes away from the Vancouver International Airport. There were chefs at food stations scattered throughout the room featuring an array…

Chat with the Founders of Legendary Noodle

I recently sat down with Papa Li and Mama Li, the owners of Legendary Noodle at 4191 Main Street to talk about their noodles as this is what they are known for in Vancouver. Tell me about your dough The…

Eat Ocean Wise and Attend the “Best Party in the City”

Dine at Ocean Wise restaurants for a chance to win two tickets to Vancouver Aquarium’s signature fundraising gala! From May 7 to 25, dine at a participating Ocean Wise restaurant and enter to win two tickets to Vancouver Aquarium’s signature…

Poisson D’Avril at Provence Marinaside

In for dinner with friends on April 1st specifically to partake in their Poisson d’Avril festival of fish celebration. At one point early in the evening I discovered that someone had put a paper fish on my back and that…

Cheese is It on February 27 at all Whole Foods Markets

February is Parmigiano Reggiano month at Whole Foods and the store’s cheese mongers are currently sharpening their skills for a variety of in-store tastings and a much-anticipated ‘parm cracking’ ritual. On February 27 at 12 p.m. PST, in an attempt…

Talay Thai Opening

Yesterday I attended the opening of Talay Thai in the Marpole neighborhood where there was a ceremony with a Monk to bless and open the restaurant. This was a wonderful ceremony which was followed by a delicious lunch featuring many…

Best Foodie Events of 2009

I went to a lot of different food and wine events during 2009 and these are the standouts of the year. 1) Coast Restaurant Opening party was the best restaurant opening of the year. 2) Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder Chowdown…

2009 Sortilège Cup Winners

The 2009 Sortilège Cup competition for professional mixologists was held on November 23 & 24th at the Vancouver Convention Centre.  The Winner of the Gentlemen’s Competition on November 23rd was Simon Kaulback of Boneta who’s winning cocktail was the “Centre…

Society Opening

Last night was the opening party for Global’s newest jewel in the crown, Society in Yaletown.  A dining lounge that is upbeat, sophisticated, fun and glam with great food and drink to celebrate. I loved the pink chandeliers that are…

Vancouver Foodster Launched

Food and drink aficionados can now welcome a new online guide to the Vancouver area featuring restaurant reviews, interviews, stories and more. The site was created by Richard Wolak. He launched VancouverFoodster.com because, for years, his friends have treated him…

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