Category: Parties & Events

Winter Tasting Menu at Bauhaus Restaurant

At one of my favourite restaurants in the city that offers tasting menus, Bauhaus recently changed their direction and offerings lead by new Executive Chef Christian Kuehnel. His winter tasting menu offers diners a choice of 3, 4, 5 or…

Feast Portland 2019: Best Food and Drink

The festival is made up of several signature events that run through this 4 day festival which I attended September 12-15, as I mentioned in my Experience post. Out of all the tasty events that I had attended, these are…

Feast Portland 2019: The Experience

After attending this festival 2 years ago it had been one food festival that I had been wanting to return too. Feast Portland, an annual food and drink festival held each September in Portland, Or. This was the 8th year…

Fall Menu Tasting at Yew Restaurant

Chef Evan Morgan, Chef Edgar Kano and Executive Pastry Chef Suraj Karmakar had recently launched their menu for this fall season which I had the pleasure to try. 1st dish: Grilled Octopus with Butternut Squash, Crispy Grains, Smoked Onion Aioli, loved…

First Taste of Robba da Matti

In late spring, Robba da Matti opened their newest Italian trattoria in the heart of the Westend with a warm vibe inside & outdoor seating on their beautiful hidden patio. The menu features a similar selection of Italian dishes as…

First Taste of Prototype Coffee

Founded by Matt Johnson who has been in the coffee industry for several years roasting and managing cafes around the city. Here he custom roasts the coffee beans in house in small batches with 3 black Aillio Bullet R1’s tabletop…

Enjoying Summer in the Garden at Orto Artisan Pasta

One of the most beautiful places to dine in the city on the summer is the garden at Orto Artisan Pasta; here guests are seated amidst the various fruits and vegetable plants where they can enjoy fresh air along with…

The Lobster Grill at Chop Steakhouse

Each summer Chop Steakhouse features their special Lobster Grill menu at each of their restaurants across Canada. As Chop is a spot that I had been wanting to try for years, I ventured in to try some of the selections…

Summer Menu Tasting at Reflections Terrace

Chef de Cuisine Kiran Kolathodan recently launched his new Summer menu at Rosewood Hotel Georgia. Lawrence joined me to try several dishes from this exciting new menu. 1st dish: Charred Catalan Octopus Herb pesto, pickled sweet chilli, summer beans, charred…

First Taste of Buttermere Patisserie Cafe

After almost 3 years producing cakes and other desserts out of a nearby commissary, owner Jamie Tung opened up her retail café in late July. The retail storefront features their signature Buttermere Patisserie creations such as the Pillow Cakes, Cake…

Vancouver Foodster 10 Year Anniversary

Celebrate with Vancouver Foodster all summer long! In celebration of our 10th anniversary, vancouverfoodster.com is throwing a big party online and you are invited! You might be asking yourself how can you attend an online party, well first of all anyone and…

Summer Menu Tasting at Juniper Restaurant

Executive Chef Warren Chow recently launched his new Summer menu, I visited with my friend and podcast co-host Zahra Alani to try several dishes from their new menu. 1st dish: Tuna Tataki with cantaloupe and radish with ponzo sauce, a…

Chef Meets BC Grape

I recently attended Chef Meets BC Grape at the Vancouver Convention Centre, this was a wonderful event and one of the largest annual celebrations of BC VQA wines and local food with 94 BC wineries sharing their new spring releases,…

Patio Launch Party at H Tasting Lounge

Earlier this month The Westin Bayshore threw a fun bash to kick off summer and their new outdoor patio at H Tasting Lounge. Chef Shaun Maclean Goat Cheese Brulee Salmon on endive Morel Mushroom tartine Uno Gelato Mango Sorbet Chef Shaun…

Terrace Launch Party at Chambar Restaurant

Last night I attended the season launch of the Terrace at Chambar Restaurant in downtown Vancouver, it was a fun party featuring Sam Zipersky and his group playing jazz music. Lawrence and I tasted some of these star cocktails which…

Black and Blue Tasting

Chef William Lew recently joined Black and Blue as their new Chef de Cuisine, I was excited to visit and try some of his dishes. He is a talented, creative chef who has an esteemed pedigree. You can follow him…

Pastries by Remi Ho of Remi Patisserie

Remi Ho is the talented and handsome pastry chef behind his own Remi Patisserie baking company. These days you have to be creative in how you run a pastry company in Vancouver, and he is on a roll doing what…

Ancora’s Paella and Rosé Patio Parties on June 8

I had a chance to preview the upcoming Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio celebration of National Rosé Day in fitting style, they are hosting dual Paella and Rosé Parties on the open-air patios at both its False Creek and Ambleside locations on Saturday, June 8 from…

Chocolate Challenge 2019

On May 2, I attended the 7th Annual Chocolate Challenge fundraiser at Gourmet Warehouse; where many of top chocolatiers in the city were showcasing their chocolate creations for all to try. First place winner was Jalayne Jones and Okanagan College…

Spring Menu Tasting at Yew Restaurant

Chef Evan Morgan, Chef Edgar Kano and Executive Pastry Chef Suraj Karmakar had recently launched their menu for this spring season which I had the pleasure to try. 1st dish: Burrata salad with beets, greens, black pepper shortbread, a beautiful…

Westin Grand Celebrates 20 Years

Last week I attended a wonderful party to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this downtown Vancouver hotel. The party started off in the lobby with various food stations and spread out through the restaurant and ballroom featuring delicious food from…

Vancouver Airport Marriott Reimagined Launch Party

Earlier this month the Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel through a splash of a party to show-off their $14 Million dollar renovation which was recently completed. The hotel has been reimagined throughout from the rooms to the club room and restaurants….

First Taste of 75 West Coast Grill

Located inside the Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel the hotel recently renovated the property along with their restaurant launching the 75 West Coast Grill. The same award winning chefs team runs the restaurant with it’s Westcoast focus. I had a chance…

Dalina Opening

I recently attended the opening party for Dalina in the Fairview neighborhood on the corner of Broadway and Oak. The new restaurant, and the original DALINA location in Chinatown, will be featuring grab-and-go meals and snack-packs, with dozens of freshly…

Valentines Tea Set Menu at TWG Tea

We indulged in their Valentines Tea last week with a little pre-Valentine’s day tasting pleasure. Their French chef has designed a wonderful menu to pair with the TWG teas to celebrate this special day. Cocktail – sparkling white wine cocktail…

First Taste of Papparoti Olympic Village

This Olympic Village location is the latest in expansion of this Malaysia based chain, centrally located to the East of the Olympic Village skytrain. Known all over Asia and the Middle East, the café opened in the fall featuring their…

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