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Phillips Brewery Dinner in the Cellar

On Monday May 30th I attended the Phillips Brewery Dinner as part of The Salt Cellar series at Salt Tasting Room. Johnny from Phillips Brewery introduced the line-up. The long communal table filled with about 40 guests along with an…

Chef Parichat Poomkajorn

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…

Eating & Drinking at the Vancouver Folk Music Fest

The 34th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival gets underway this weekend July 15-17, starting off on Friday evening with musicians performing from all over the world thru Sunday night. This is one of my favourite music festivals, I have attended…

Passions Benefit Sept 11

Over the past eight years, Passions, the annual fundraising gala at the Dr. Peter Centre, has rightfully earned a reputation as one of Vancouver’s top events for lovers of great food and wine, as the city’s top chefs come together…

Summer Splash at Goldfish Yaletown

On June 22nd, for the second time, I attended one of the best parties of the season held at Goldfish Kitchen in Yaletown. This was the 2nd Annual Summer Splash an event that raised over $50,000 to support the Vancouver…

Summer Menu Tasting at The Apron

I revisited The Apron recently for dinner to taste some of the new summer dishes that Executive Chef Hamid Salimian has created. Since I was dining solo, Chef created this Tasting Menu for me portioned accordingly. To Start, off the…

Summer Menu Tasting at The Teahouse

I revisited the Teahouse recently for dinner to taste some of the new summer dishes from  Executive Chef Annabelle Leslie. My friend Mitchell joined me as we dined inside with an incredible view to the West and water. On the…

Greek Day in Kitsilano

I spent the afternoon yesterday in Kitsilano at the Greek Day festivities that were held on Broadway from Macdonald Street going West 5 blocks. Jenny Siormanolakis, chief organizer of the festival gave me a bit of a tour of some…

Laughing Stock Winemakers Dinner at YEW

On May 26th, I attended this Laughing with YEW Wine dinner at YEW in the Four Seasons Hotel that featured Laughing Stock Wines along with their Winemaker David Enns. At the welcoming reception they poured the exclusive Laughing Stock Rose…

A Quest for the Best Meatballs

Meatballs are a staple on many menus not only here in Vancouver, also in many parts of the world. We often would find these little balls of goodness on the menu at an Italian restaurant on their own or served…

Appleton Rum Cocktail Competition

On Sunday May 29th the Fairmont Pacific Rim Lobby Bar played host to the Appleton Rum Mixologist Competition that saw 17 of Vancouver’s finest bartenders compete in a black box style competition. After 3+ hours of intense competition, Trevor Kallies…

A Taste of India Tea at the Urban Tea Merchant

Afternoon Tea is an art and should be an extraordinary experience one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for you to indulge in an Afternoon Tea experience. Each of the places is unique in what they offer…

Chef Robert Belcham

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…

Interview with Jason Browne

Jason Browne | Calabash Bistro | Vancouver Jason Browne is a Bartender at Calabash Bistro in Vancouver, where he has been mixing drinks for the restaurant since they opened in 2010. He was previously a Bartender at the Revel Room…

Street Food aka Sweet Food at Night at the Aquarium

Yes Vancouver is a paradise for great food it also has a growing mecca of Street Food carts! Students of the Pastry Class at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts have created  a selection of desserts dubbed ‘Street Food’ from…

Indian Summer Festival July 7-17

In celebration of Vancouver’s 125th anniversary and the official ‘Year of India in Canada,’ the high-profile festival of arts and ideas, running July 7-17, 2011 in downtown Vancouver, will feature top contemporary and classical Indian talent in music, dance, literature,…

Interview with Arthur Chen

Arthur Chen| Vancouver Vancouver is home to some of the best pastry chefs in the world, many have worked for the top chefs and restaurants around the world as well as around the city. Star Pastry Chefs is a series…

Summer Menu Tasting at Blue Canoe

I was into Blue Canoe Restaurant in Steveston to taste their Summer Menu last week, Chef  Kylo Hoy presented me and my friend Gio with a selection some of their new dishes. First Dish was the chilled Watermelon Soup with…

Jason Browne’s Rum Cocktails

Jason Browne is a Bartender at Calabash Bistro in Vancouver, where he has been mixing drinks for the restaurant since they opened in 2010. He was previously a Bartender at the Revel Room and prior to that he worked as…

Patio Launch Party at Miku Restaurant

On Friday night May 13th, I attended a launch party of sorts, patio launch perhaps, summer menu tasting, though I think it was just an excuse to throw a party, and these people sure know how to throw an amazing…

Interview with Chef Bruno Marti

Chef Bruno Marti I recently had the opportunity to visit with Chef Bruno Marti at his restaurant La Belle Auberge, over a glass of wine and some delicious food we talked, shared stories and some laughs. As many chefs have…

Taste: Victoria’s Festival of Food and Wine July 21-24

Local culinary aficionado Kathy McAree is cooking up a whole lot of good things these days as she prepares to launch the third-annual Taste: Victoria’s Festival of Food and Wine, a gastronomical event set to take place July 21 –…

The C Blue Film Festival May 19

Water quenches our thirst. It cleanses our bodies. It cooks our food. It baptizes our young. We spend the first nine months of our existence in water. Our ashes are spread over water; some are buried at sea. We’re up…

Interview with Simon Kaulback

Simon Kaulback | Boneta | Vancouver Simon was recently named 2011 Bartender of the Year in Vancouver.  He is the head Bartender and Manager of Boneta Restaurant in Gastown. I met up with Simon last week to talk …. Would…

Italian Day June 5th on the Drive

Experience the Flavors of Italy “La Dolce Vita” with culture, food and live entertainment Sunday, June 5th, 2011 12:00PM – 8:00PM Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC Public event open to all ages and cultures The Italian Day Committee and the Commercial…

Chef Michael Deutsch

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…

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