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L’Abattoir Opening

On July 12th I attended the opening of L’Abattoir a new French Westcoast restaurant with a menu that is focused on clean, fresh, and seasonal flavours using traditional preperations. Everything from sauces to pastas, bread, and even fresh cheeses are…

What’s to Eat? Vancouver Folk Music Fest

The 33rd Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival gets underway this weekend, 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 28 festivals…

Vancouver Foodster 1st Anniversary Event

Wednesday July 28th  — 6pm – 9pm Canvas Lounge 99 Powell Street, Vancouver Vancouver Foodster celebrates one-year anniversary with a tasting feast in Gastown The event will feature ‘signature dishes’ bites from buzzing and renowned restaurants and vendors from Vancouver,…

MeLe Kai Ho: a Luau July 30

Are you ready for a summertime Luau? Get your tickets soon for the this tasty event that is taking place at 7pm at the Rowing Club in Stanley Park. Here is the menu for the evening feast: Your choice of…

Mystery Kitchen Tour at PICA

I took part in a Mystery Kitchen Tour on June 27th that was held at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts on Granville Island that featured some of the top chefs from around Vancouver and BC who created some amazing dishes for everyone…

Night Dim Sum at Wild Rice thru September

Wild Rice has launched their summer menu with many new dishes created by Chef Todd Bright. I was in for a tasting last week from several dishes that I tried there were a few that stood out immediately. This is Wild…

DELILAHS CONVICTION

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1789 Comox Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-687-3424 Web: http://www.delilahsconviction.com Twitter: @delilahsmartini Advice: Try to get one of their cozy booths. I dined here again recently while they were filming “Conviction Kitchen” a reality tv show set in…

Interview with Daniel Frankel

Restaurateur | Vancouver What are the most challenging elements of running restaurants? Finding and retaining great people to work with. The people that run the organization can make or break the restaurant. I’m very lucky in this case – I…

SONG HUONG

1613 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-251-1151 Web: n/a Advice:  If you are vegetarian this is not the restaurant for you. Cash only. A group of my friends and I dined together recently, my friend Minna is Vietnamese and she chose…

Summer at Seasons in the Park

Seasons in the Park has launched their summer menu with many new dishes created by Chef Buddy Wolfe. A friend joined me for a wonderful dinner tasting some of their new dishes on their summer menu. Ideally on a sunny day you are…

Bretagne/Normandie Menu at Bistro Pastis

The other night, I dined with friends at Bistro Pastis, Vancouver’s own authentic French bistro where you can enjoy French regional summer dinners – a traditional three-course table d’hôte for only $35. Located on France’s northwest coast, this areas specialties…

Yaletown Best Burger Competition on Canada Day

Head on down to the 1200 block of Hamilton on July 1st and celebrate Canada Day Yaletown style. The highlight of the day is going to be the Yaletown Best Burger Competition being held in front of SOCIETY of which…

Summer Splash at Goldfish

On June 16th 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 $35,000 to support the Vancouver Native Health Society. I…

Vancouver Cupcake Challenge

Cupcakes have been a rage in the Vancouver area for quite sometime, having been invited to attend the 1st Vancouver Cupcake Challenge on Sunday June 20th, I couldn’t resist the temptation. I thought that I knew most of the Cupcake…

65th Annual Steveston Salmon Festival July 1

Canada’s biggest little birthday party has a lot to celebrate. This year the festival turns 65 and is looking pretty good for a senior citizen. The 2010 theme is “Red goes green” and will include a number of initiatives to…

Night at the Aquarium

Last Friday June 12th I attended The Vancouver Aquarium’s 4th annual Night at the Aquarium gala fundraiser that raised over $300,000. Night at the Aquarium is Vancouver Aquarium’s signature gala and has quickly become one of Vancouver’s “must attend” fundraising…

Interview with Angie Quaale

Well Seasoned Gourmet| Langley I talked with Angie Quaale who founded Well Seasoned Gourmet at www.wellseasoned.ca as well as the BBQ on the Bypass annual BBQ event. What are the most challenging elements of running a Gourmet Food store? Keeping…

Summertime at The Teahouse

The Teahouse has launched their summer menu with many new dishes created by Chef Francois Gagnon. A friend joined me as we enjoyed a wonderful dinner tasting some of their new dishes on their summer menu. Ideally on a sunny…

Adesso Bistro Opening

On June 2nd I attended the opening of Adesso Bistro a new Italian restaurant specializing in Ligurian cuisine. The location is one of my favourites for a restaurant in the city, it is a wonderful hideaway well situated in the…

Well Seasoned Cooking Class making Salmon

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…

Imagine1day One Sip at a Time

This morning I had the pleasure of enjoying a cup of this delicious Ethiopia Sidamo Nekisse Micro Selection coffee at 49th Parallel Coffee. Vince Piccolo, coffee guru behind 49th Parallel Coffee Roasting Company in partnership with Shannon and Chip Wilson,…

Kitchen Uncorked at the Four Seasons

On Tuesday May 26th I attended this indoor beach bbq party held inside the kitchen instead of outside on the pool deck due to the inclement weather. I tasted many items from the new summer menu for their YEW Restaurant…

Van Mag Awards 2010

The 21st Annual Vancouver Magazine Awards were held on May 18 at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel. Chef Frank Pabst of Blue Water Cafe took a few of the top awards including Chef of the Year, Restaurant of the Year…

Interview with Harry Kambolis

Restaurateur | Vancouver I sat down with Harry recently for a chat. Harry opened his first restaurant in 1992 and has been a leader on the local restaurant scene ever since. First it was the Raincity Grill in 1992, then…

Hot Chefs Cool Jazz

With a spectacular view of the mountains, I attended the spectacular Hot Chefs Cool Jazz evening at the Vancouver Convention Center on May 13 were hundreds of guests tasted bites from some of the city and area best chefs and…

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