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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…

Interview with Chef Poyan Danesh

Chef Poyan Danesh I sat down with Poyan at Miele last week whom I met for the first time and talked about his passion for cooking, competitions, leadership and excelling in the culinary world. Poyan is chef of Culinary Vision,…

Vancouver’s Best Desserts

It’s no secret that I have always been fond of desserts, here are some of the best desserts that I have had in the past two months in and around Vancouver. These desserts would make wonderful treats not only for…

Interview with Chef Ben Genaille

Chef Ben Genaille I met up with Ben recently to talk about his passion as a chef, teacher and love for food. Previously I had the pleasure to meet and dine with Ben at one of his Aboriginal Feasts that…

Red Cross Red Carpet Soiree May 12

The Canadian Red Cross Red Carpet Soiree is an annual gala event offering guests red carpet arrival with “paparazzi”, award-winning canapés, fine wine and a silent auction featuring items donated by celebrities, high-end retailers and Red Cross corporate supporters. This…

Food Fight! The Battle for Brunch 2011

On April 10th, for the 2nd year in a row, I attended Food Fight! The Battle for Brunch that benefited Variety – The Children’s charity.  The event brought together some of BC’s finest chefs in a battle for best brunch….

Vancouver to host annual gathering of Canadian Chefs

More than 500 Canadian, American and world chefs will gather for the 48th annual National Chefs Conference, June 12 – 15, 2011 in Vancouver.   Hosted by the Canadian Culinary Federation Culinaire Canadienne (CCFCC) and the BC Chefs’ Association, the conference…

Spring Menu Tasting at Market

I was into Market at the Shangri-la Hotel to taste their Spring Menu last week, Chef Wayne Harris presented us with a 6 course menu of some of their new dishes. First Course was the Salmon Sashimi with green chilli,…

Espana Lunch at Vancouver Playhouse Wine Fest

As a part of the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, on April 2nd I attended the Espana grazing Lunch celebrating the wines of Spain. The event was held at the Vancouver Convention Centre and their chefs created a wonderful lunch…

Vanmag Awards

Attending the 22nd Annual VanMag restaurant awards yesterday was lots of fun, this was my 6th time attending these awards and as usual there were surprises, cheering and some award winner no shows. This is my favourite event of the…

12th Annual Healthy Chefs Competition

On March 16th I attended the 12th Annual Healthy Chefs Competition held at the Hyatt Regency. This was the second time that I had attended this event. Guests mingled about enjoying appetizers and drinks while bidding on silent auction items…

Persian New Year Dinner at The Apron

On Monday March 28th, I had the pleasure of dining at The Apron in the Westin Wall Centre Hotel to experience their 9 course tasting menu to celebrate the Persian New Year. Chef Hamid Salimian had created this wondrous fine…

Taste the World

On February 22nd we presented Taste The World that showcased 6 restaurants from around Vancouver as well as entertainment at Venue. Guests tasted delicious Indian food from Atithi, Carribean dishes from Calabash Bistro, Mexican treats from Dona Cata, Thai delicacies…

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