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Gold Medal Plates: The Chefs

Gold Medal Plates is the ultimate celebration of Canadian Excellence in cuisine, wine, the arts and athletic achievement. Celebrating in eight cities across Canada in 2010, Gold Medal Plates will feature superb wines and the premier chefs in each city,…

Toast to the Coast

On Friday October 22nd, I attended The Vancouver Aquarium’s 4th annual Toast to the Coast that featured many of Vancouver’s top restaurants, chefs and wineries serving their food and wine. With 500 guests mingling and tasting, the festivities were in…

Italian Chocolate & Wine Dinner Saturday Oct 23

Special offer for Vancouver Foodster readers for the remaining tickets to this spectacular event! Buy two tickets to the dinner – save $25… use the discount code TwoTicketBonus http://winemakersdin.eventbrite.com/ Also, every person who buys a ticket to the dinner will…

Lift Restaurant Tasting

The other day I attended a media tasting at Lift Restaurant to try some of their new menu creations presented by Chef Scott Kid. Lift has one of the most prestine views in the city with a backdrop of Stanley…

Great Gatsby Chocolate & Martini Evening October 22

Speak Easy Martini’s paired with chocolate infused canapés Now in its 8th year, the festival added a brand new event: “Great Gatsby” Martini and Chocolate Evening presented in partnership with Leigh Square Community Arts Village and Christine’s Catering Company. This…

New Dishes Tasting at Goldfish

Yesterday I attended a media tasting at Goldfish Pacific Kitchen to try some of their new menu creations, 90% of the menu is new and this came about due to a new chefs team at the helm. These guys are…

Taste of Zest of New West

Last night I was guided around 5 different restaurants in different areas of New Westminster to taste some of the featured dishes on the Zest of New West menus before the tasting festival gets underway on October 15th. Each restaurant/lounge…

Vancouver Aquarium’s Toast to the Coast October 22

Fill your bellies and your closet at the Vancouver Aquarium’s Toast to the Coast, Friday, October 22, from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Enjoy good food, great wine, and local entertainment including a live DJ and fashion show all in support…

Seafood in Steveston

On September 30, I dined at three different restaurants in Steveston with a group of media to taste a variety of different seafood dishes as well as a few others at some notable restaurants. This Steveston Village tour was organized…

Krups Kup of Excellence Vancouver

Bump N Grind Wins #1 in Krups Kup of Excellence I was part of a media tour on September 21 that was graciously hosted by Krups in Vancouver. We were all toured around the city by a long white stretch…

Chocolate Festival October 15 – November 10th

I love chocolate and I know that many of you do as well and I’m so happy to be attending some of these amazing chocolate inspired events that will be taking place around the Vancouver area over the next month….

2011 Chinese Restaurant Awards Launched

The Vancouver area is a Mecca for some of the best Chinese restaurants in the world, last February, the world’s most prestigious travel publication, Condé Nast Traveler, proclaimed what many residents already knew, that Metro Vancouver has the best Chinese…

Thanksgiving Dining Out or Dining In

Celebrate Thanksgiving at home or at a restaurant, here is a random selection of restaurants offering brunches, buffets, dinners or turkey to go! Heron’s in Fairmont Waterfront A HARVEST DINNER AT HERONS The Fairmont Waterfront Presents Thanksgiving Day Dinner $68…

Joe Fortes Celebrates 25 Years Slurp & Swirl November 10

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House, Vancouver’s long-standing iconic downtown restaurant, is proud to host its eighth annual Slurp & Swirl™ – A Wine and Oyster Celebration – on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 from 6pm to 11pm. Co-presented by Mackie Research…

Zest of New West

Explore New Westminster’s finest restaurants from October 15-24th during Zest of New West 2010. With 12 exciting locations offering unique specials, amazing prizes like 1 of 4 wine tastings for 10 people courtesy of Pacific Breeze Winery and knowing that…

Taste of Yaletown

The tastes, treats, sips, sights and sounds of Vancouver’s most desirable neighborhood will come alive again at Taste of Yaletown 2010! The 6th Annual Taste of Yaletown event will take place October 13 – 31, 2010. The popular community-based event…

VIFF Gala

Last night I attended the Vancouver International Film Festival Gala Opening Night Party at Rocky Mountaineer Station, an incredible celebration of eating, drinking, mimes, music and mingling. Many restaurants took part in this showcasing of tasty bites and I nibbled…

Caren McSherry “In A Pinch” CookBook Launch

On Wednesday September 29, I attended Caren McSherry “In A Pinch” CookBook Launch Party at the Gourmet Warehouse. This amazing gourmet food and housewares store was the backdrop for an evening of eating and drinking at various stations located throughout…

Iron Chef Competition at MOV

On September 23, the Museum of Vancouver held an Iron Chef Competition as part of their ongoing exhibit Food and Sustainability. This competition saw two local chefs, Todd Bright from Wild Rice and Jennifer Peters from Raincity Grill facing off…

Growing Chefs! A Harvest Kitchen Party October 25

Growing Chefs! Chefs for Children’s Urban Agriculture is excited to announce its 2nd annual fundraising party. On October 25th, the Dirty Apron Cooking School will host From Farms to Forks: A Harvest Kitchen Party pairing prominent local chefs and growers….

Le Gavroche welcomes Bordeaux icon Gildas d’Ollone Oct 29

On Friday, October 29, Le Gavroche will welcome Gildas d’Ollone of Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande for a very special evening of rare wines, exquisite food and fabulous company. Last April, during the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, Mr….

Food at Vancouver Int Film Festival

The Vancouver International Film Festival runs September 30 through October 15th and within this amazing selection of films there are a selection of films that are Food and Sustainability themed. Here is a selection of these films for your consideration,…

Urban Thai Celebrates 10 Years

On Wednesday September 15, I attended the 10th Anniversary party at the Urban Thai Bistro. There was a Monk Blessing Ceremony taking place as I arrived and soon after a beautiful Thai Dance Show as guests mingled over wine, sangria,…

Noam Dehan Wins Etching Latte Competition

That Barista Thing, a Barista Championship was held in Vancouver at Library Square on Saturday September 4th. One of our contributing photographers who happens to also work as a Barista at Blenz Coffee in Pacific Centre, won 1st prize in…

An Evening at the Italian Opera Buffet

Last Saturday evening I dined at Café Pacifica inside the Pan Pacific Hotel for their Italian Opera Buffet. I was invited by the Pan Pacific to come and experience their Italian Opera night, it was a discovery of sorts for…

An Afternoon with Chef David Adjey

Last Friday I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with Chef David Adjey, we started off on a tour of the Granville Island Public Market where David was on a mission to find ingredients to cook a recipe that…

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