Category: Parties & Events

New Dishes Tasting at Water Street Café

It had been over 20 years since my last visit to this iconic restaurant in Gastown, After almost 30 years the original owner had retired, then ownership changed in November, now run by two industry veterans; Eli Brennan and Chef…

New Coffee Drinks and Treats at Caffe Artigiano

Last week Caffe Artigiano launched some new coffee beverages for the holiday season along with some new treats from local Bjorn Bakery which are to be available beginning in January. Chef Dawn Doucette has paired up with Caffé Artigiano’s Director…

New Menu Tasting at La Quercia

After almost 10 years Chef Adam Pegg has reinvented his restaurant, renovated, now has a printed menu with many pasta selections, all pastas are made in house daily, as well are their are many new dishes and some old favourites….

New Dishes Tasting at El Santo

With new Executive Chef Sam Fabbro now head of the kitchen at this restaurant which just celebrated it’s 2 year anniversary, I had the pleasure to revisit to taste some of chef’s new dishes. 1st dish: Queso Panela & Asado…

Soul Kitchen by The Curatorialist

One cool event that I attended recently at Café Medina was a pop-up food event produced by Chef Deniz Tarakcioglu and his partner Hakan Burcuoglu. Featuring a selection of curated cocktails with a menu focussed on the delicious bounties of…

Chocolate Desserts Tasting at the Bearfoot Bistro

One of the highlights of my Cornucopia Festival experience last month was this intimate chocolate dessert tasting at the Bearfoot Bistro, held in their stunning wine cellar. Executive Pastry Chef Dominic Fortin presented four of his newest desserts made of…

New Dishes Tasting at Cactus Club Cafe

Chef Cory Vitiello is the Cactus Club Director of Culinary Development, some of his newly created dishes were featured along with some of Chef Rob Feenie’s new dishes at a dinner recently. Sommelier Sebastien Le Goff paired some incredible wines…

Tasting at the New Prospect Point Cafe

After a $3.5 million renovation completed in late summer, the iconic Prospect Point café located at Prospect Point in Stanley Park re-opened. Once operational, I had a chance to taste thru the menu and try some of their new dishes….

House Party at Whistler Cornucopia 2017 Recap

It’s been years since my last visit to Cornucopia, back then it was a 4 day event, in recent years it became an 11 day event. This year I attended Cornucopia on the latter part of the festival and had…

Italian Kitchen Opening

Last night, I attended the relocation reopening party for the new Italian Kitchen Restaurant downtown on Burrard, this is Italian Kitchen 2.0 and it’s a beauty. Guests were treated to cocktails along with red and white wine flowing throughout the…

Fall Menu Tasting at Bacchus Restaurant

Chef Montgomery Lau had recently launched his fall/winter menu, Lawrence and I had the pleasure to try several of these fall inspired dishes. Sommelier, Tereza Roux had provided some guidance in selecting the perfect British Columbia wines to pair with…

Feast Portland 2017: Best Food and Drink

The festival is made up of several signature events that run through this 4 day festival which I attended September 14-17, as I mentioned in my Experience post. Out of all the tasty events that I had attended, these are…

Feast Portland 2017: The Experience

One food festival that I had been yearning to visit over the years is Feast Portland, an annual food and drink festival held each September in Portland, Or. This was the 6th year since it’s inception which I attended September…

Bells & Whistles Opening

Last night I attended the opening party for the Bells and Whistles eatery in Fraserhood. Owned by Josh Pape and James, this is the latest eatery from this group and it’s a shining star in the neighborhood. It’s got a…

Feast of Fields at Krause

This year’s 23rd annual extraordinary feast was held on September 10 at Krause Berry Farm in Langley. It’s one of my favourite events of the year, this annual FarmFolk CityFolk’s, Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields was my 8th Feast of Fields….

7th Annual Best of the West

On August 9, I attended this wonderful event hosted by the Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver.  It was another beautiful night on the pier despite the smoky air that blanketed the city from the forest fires many miles outside…

Contra Kitchen by The Curatorialist

Last week I attended a delicious event at Pacific Restaurant Supply, it was a pop-up food event produced by Chef Deniz Tarakcioglu and his partner Hakan Burcuoglu. Featuring a selection of curated cocktails with an esoteric menu inspired by the…

Food and Music at the 40th Annual Folk Music Festival

During the weekend of July 13-16, 2017 I enjoyed countless hours listening to music from musicians who performed at the 40th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival that was held at Jericho Beach Park. In addition to the music, I enjoyed…

Tasting Brunch at The New Oxford

Chef Sarah Stewart recently joined The Donnelly Group who runs The New Oxford as well as many other restaurants and bars across the country; she joined Executive Chef Alvin Pillay. I enjoyed a taste of their newly launched brunch menu…

First Taste of Chickpea: the Restaurant

Owners Rotem Tal and Itamar Shani successfully launched their Chickpea foodtruck over a year ago which took the city by storm, they have now expanded their offerings with their new 100% plant based restaurant located on Main Street. Here they…

Indian Summer Festival Gala 2017

On July 6th, I attended the annual energetic spicy gala, this year’s culinary tour of South Asian cuisine curated by Chef Vikram Vij featured his friends mostly non-Indian restaurants cooked up their version of the Indian dishes focussing on this…

First Taste of Umaluma Gelato

With his entrepreneurial spirit and exuberant passion, owner and founder, Ian Bruce spent 18 months of R & D as well as more time on his vision of creating Canada’s first organic, 100% plant based gelato shop. He opened shop…

Summer Tasting Menu at Bauhaus Restaurant

It has been awhile since I had the Tasting Menu at Bauhaus, the Executive Chefs Tim Schultechef and David Mueller launched their summer tasting menu which I had a chance to try. I enjoyed their collaborative 6 course menu ($99)…

Joy of Feeding 2017

It was another glorious day at the 6th annual Joy of Feeding event that I attended on Saturday June 24 at UBC Farm. This is an incredible food loving event that featured 13 multi-cultural home cooks serving up their recipe…

New Menu, New Dishes at Cibo Trattoria

Chef de Cuisine Josh Gonneau, has launched a new menu filled with wonderful new dishes celebrating Italian cuisine. 1st dish: Albacore Tuna Crudo shaved fennel, pickled radish, orvieto olive oil wonderful flavours! 2nd dish: Chitarra al pesto, stinging nettle pesto,…

New Menu Tasting at India Bistro

It has been several years since my last visit to this popular West End bistro with it’s Northern Indian cuisine focus. 1st dish: Peshwari naan – one of my favourite breads here, it is a white leavened bread stuffed with…

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