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Dine Out Vancouver Events: Something New

To mark the 9th Annual Dine Out celebration, Tourism Vancouver has added many new and exciting food and wine related events taking place in January and February. Here are a few of the events that you are going to want…

Interview with Desmond Chen

Restaurateur | Vancouver You were a teenager when you started working in your family’s restaurant business, what jobs did you do from the beginning? At 13, I worked part-time, after school and on weekends, and also during the summer months…

Favourite Meals of 2010

Being a food writer I have been fortunate to dine in some amazing restaurants around the Vancouver area, lots of my meals were good but the ones on this list were extraordinary in all senses. 1)      Dinner on the Floating…

Favourite Desserts of 2010

I have always loved desserts and not just any dessert, usually chocolate is part of the dessert but not always. This list is devoted to the most memorable desserts that I have eaten in 2010. I have listed each dessert,…

Favourite Dishes of 2010

There are dishes that you eat when dining out in a restaurant and then there are dishes that are standouts, ones that you remember for a long time to come. This list is devoted to my favourite dishes that I…

Best Foodie Events of 2010

I went to a lot of different food and wine events during 2010 and these are the standouts of the year. 1)Q4 al Centro Opening was the best restaurant opening of the year. http://vancouverfoodster.com/2010/12/10/q4-al-centro-opening/ 2)Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder Chowdown was…

Interview with Chef Marta Pan

Chef |Pan-o-Pan Fine Foods & Catering | Vancouver I interviewed Marta on site at one of her recent events that she was catering, the dessert photos shown in this interview were the tasty treats that I had the pleasure of…

Holiday Scavenger Hunt at Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market serves up great tastes for the holidays! I participated in a Media Holiday Scavenger Hunt last week that saw all of us, me included running all over the Whole Foods Cambie store with our green basket to…

Dine Out Vancouver 2011

Tourism Vancouver’s annual culinary promotion runs from January 24 to February 6 Dine Out Vancouver – the largest dining event of its kind in Canada – is back for a ninth year with more restaurants and more food events than…

Chocolate Truffles & Cookies Class at EBO

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…

2010 Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder Chowdown

The 3rd Annual Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder Chowdown was a huge success at a great event hosted by the Vancouver Aquarium on November 24th. This event saw hundreds of people sampling many or all of the twelve chowders from BC’s…

Flavours of Italy Gala

On November 18th I attended the Flavours of Italy Gala tasting & dinner held at the Marriott Pinnacle Hotel. This 8th annual dinner event was hosted by the Italian Chamber of Commerce Western Canada and featured over 100 Italian wines…

Breakfast at Rocky Mtn Flatbread

Do you love eating pizza for breakfast ? Now you don`t have to feel guilty, you can start your day right with a selection of breakfast pizzas topped with scrambled eggs, steak, wild boar bacon, chocolate and bananas. Rocky Mountain…

Scallops & Citrus at YEW Restaurant

I was in for dinner recently to taste thru their Scallops & Citrus menu that is being presented throughout November at YEW Restaurant in the Four Seasons downtown Vancouver. This $35, three-course, prix-fixe menu focuses on in-season ingredients sourced close…

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….

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