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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…

Chef Dennis Peckham

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…

Healthy Chef Competition March 16

A fun culinary event is coming up soon, one that you are going to enjoy. The fun of the event: 10 people to a table, 10 chefs, so each person at the table gets a different appy, entree and dessert….

Quails Gate Winemakers Dinner at Sutton Place

I attended this elegant dinner at The Sutton Place Hotel on Tuesday March 1st that featured Quails Gate Wines along with their Winemaker Grant Stanley. Following the welcoming reception that featured the 2009 Chenin Blanc and Oyster bites, we all…

Food Fight! The Battle for Brunch April 10

Calling all Foodies! Food Fight! The Battle for Brunch, presented by Variety – The Children’s Charity and MarketPlace IGA, is back for the second year in a row! This fun and unique fundraising event will bring together some of BC’s…

East Van Wine Academy

The Waldorf and resident sommelier Kurtis Kolt are proud to launch the East Van Wine Academy. The series of courses and parties begins Tuesday, March 22, 2011 and will return the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The East…

Afternoon Tea at Shangri-La Lounge

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…

Dining Out for Life

With a record number of restaurants participating, this years Dine Out for Life Vancouver fundraiser on Thursday March 24th is featuring 238 restaurants from around the lower mainland. Participating restaurants will contribute 25% of their sales that day to people…

Chef Dan Craig

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…

Chef Hamid Salimian

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…

California Wine Fair March 11

Whether you are a casual wine enthusiast or a serious wine connoisseur, don’t miss this exciting opportunity to sample the finest wine from over 100 wineries from the Napa, Sonoma and Central Coast regions. Now in its 31st year of…

The Science of Sexy Food Feb 24

The Vancouver Aquarium invites you to a speaker series exploring the Science of Sexy Food. We’re delighted to host this free event highlighting some of the science behind getting wine, chocolate and oysters to the market with leading B.C.-based researchers,…

A Quest for the Best Mac & Cheese

Mac & Cheese defines comfort food at many restaurants  throughout North America, some go the traditional route with a basic dish of Macaroni noodles and sauce and others jazz them up with different shaped noodles, some add lobster, and other…

Chef Alana Peckham

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…

Chef Dino Renaerts

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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