Category: Tastings

Tasting Brunch at Heritage Asian Eatery

I visited for brunch recently with my friend Zahra to enjoy some delicious Asian dishes with a dash of fusion. 1st dish: Peking Duck Benny Bowl 2nd dish: Shiitake Mushroom Benny Bowl 3rd dish: Green Onion Pancake with Duck Roll…

Tasting Brunch at Bao Down Snack Bar

I visited for brunch recently with my friend Nick to enjoy some delicious Filipino fusion dishes with a twist. 1st dish: Longanise Corn Dogs, old school with banana ketchup & mustard. 2nd dish: Longanisa Grilled Cheese in a pandesal, with…

New Pizzas Tasting at Novo Pizzeria

As one who appreciates a great tasting pizza, I was happy to lend my palate to taste some of Chef Carmine’s new pizza creations at Novo Pizzeria in Kitsilano, here is the run down. 1st dish: Novo Filetti Pizza with…

New Cocktails, New Dishes at El Santo

Last week I had the pleasure to partake in a media tasting of the new cocktails and dishes on their Winter Feature Sheet. As this is one of my favourite Mexican restaurants in the city, I was happy to venture to…

Tasting at Railtown Café Howe Street

Last week I had the pleasure to partake in a media tasting of some salads, sandwiches, beverages and desserts at their newest location in the centre of downtown Vancouver. Ancient Grains Salad with Brussel sprouts, mushrooms, crispy onions, reggiano, aged…

New Dishes at Nightingale Restaurant

I was invited in to try Executive Chef Phil Scarfone new fall and winter menu which offers up  seasonally changing innovative dishes using as much local ingredients as possible. 1st dish: Russian kale salad, roasted sunchoke, pomegranate, hazelnut vinaigrette, loved…

Tasting Customer Favourites at Feast

Recently I was invited in to try Chef Jason Sokulski top of the line dishes, this tasting menu as presented to me were the most popular dishes in the restaurant which has their customers visiting time and time again. 1st…

Tasting Brunch at Tour De Feast

Located in North Van close to the 2nd Narrows bridge, this French bistro has been serving guests for over 5 years. I visited for brunch recently with a friend to enjoy some delicious French dishes as well as a chance…

A Taste of Fall at Osteria Savio Volpe

I took a whirl through the new fall and winter menu the other night which offers up more rustic Italian dishes on this ever changing seasonal menu. 1st dish: Bagna Cauda, a delicious sharing dish that originated in Piedmont with…

New Dishes, Fall Menu at Cactus Club Cafe

Recently enjoyed a wonderful dinner showcasting some of Chef Rob Feenie’s new dishes as well as wines to match chosen by Sommelier Sebastien Le Goff, dining with a group of media at the Cactus Club’s Coal Harbour restaurant. 1st dish: Modern…

New Dishes, Fall Menu at The Apron

I was invited in to try Executive Chef Robert Uy new fall and winter menu which offers up innovative dishes using as much local in-season ingredients as possible. 1st dish: Celeriac Soup a delicious seasonal, Celery and parmesan soup that was…

Celebrating the Holiday Season at Holts Cafe

The other night I had a chance to enjoy some canapes while mingling with the Holt Renfrew staff along with other media as we embarked on the festive season. Chef Nicolas Hipperson was introduced by Carla Stef, Manager, Marketing &…

Fall Menu, New and Old Favourites at Joe Fortes

Executive Chef Wayne Sych launched his fall menu recently and I was invited to taste some of their new dishes as well try some of my old favourites. My friend and I shared all the dishes except for the soup…

Taste of Yaletown at House Special

The Taste of Yaletown provides the diner a great way to taste and experience a restaurant they may not otherwise have done previously. Although this is a restaurant that I have been to on several occasions, their Taste of Yaletown…

Dockside Restaurant Fall Menu Tasting

Visited recently to taste a selection of new dishes from Executive Chef Victor Jacinto ‘s fall menu. 1st dish: Crab & Shrimp Cake  – charred lemon aioli, fresh herbs salad on top which is perfect to cut the richness of…

Tasting at Al Porto Ristorante

It’s quite the achievement when restaurants have been serving customers for over 15 years, it’s been at least that long since I had last visited Al Porto in Gastown. The restaurant was founded in 1978, with a few ownership and…

Menu Tasting at Touhenboku Ramen

Visited for the first time recently to experience the menu offerings at this ramen focussed restaurant in the Westend. I was invited along with a group of media to try many of the selections. 1st course: A sample of appetizers…

New Dishes, New Menu at Torafuku

Chef Clement Chan invited me in to try his new menu of which it featured many new dishes. 1st dish: Miso Corny was juicy and full of flavours, Hickory smoked corn, miso butter, togorashi. 2nd dish: Taco Time Smoked pork hock,…

New Dishes at Ban Chok Dee in Maple Ridge

Ban Chok Dee recently opened their 2nd restaurant in Maple Ridge, I was invited to taste a selection of new dishes from Executive Chef Parinya Lopston’s menu. 1st dish: Yum Som-O (Pomelo Salad) – A Refreshingly light medley of flavours…

Montes Wine Tasting and Lunch at Forage

Montes Wines began in 1987 in Chile with their two original founders, Aurelio Montes and Douglas Murray. In 1988, they joined up with the other two founders, Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand, who brought their own complementary skills and expertise…

New Dishes at Black Rice Izakaya

Chef Young Shin invited me in to try some of his new dishes which are now available on their nightly features menu. 1st dish: Endive in the basket with Seafood tartar and honey yuzu playful as the endive becomes the…

New Menu, New Dishes at Patron Tacos & Cantina

I enjoyed a catch-up dinner with friend and Chef Pedro Gonzalez while talking about Mexican culture and the dishes his mom had made for him while growing up in California. We shared a variety of dishes, some new, some not…

Summer Menu Tasting at the Seawall Bar & Grill

Visited for the first time recently to experience the dinner menu offerings at this restaurant with an amazing view of the Coal Harbour marina and the local mountains. They also boast a beautiful outside patio at this restaurant adjacent to…

EBO Restaurant Summer Tasting Menu

Chef Keith Pears prepared a 7 course tasting menu with wine pairings focussing on the British Columbia Okanagan region wines. I recently interview Chef Keith Pears who is the creative genius behind these wonderful dishes. 1st course: Yellowfin Tuna with…

Specials + Spirits Tasting Menu at House Special

Having visited a few times since opening, I was invited back to preview a special 4 course tasting menu that they are featuring for a limited time over the summer starting on July 22. Nick Carey’s “Apocalypse Now” New York…

GAMBERO ROSSO Tre Bicchieri 2016 Tasting

It was a special fete to attend the Masterclass where these award winning Italian wines were presented for tasting. A selection of whites and reds these were the top wines of the recent vintage poured here in Vancouver, this presentation…

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