Category: Tastings

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The New Oxford Dine Out 2019

I was invited in to try the Dine Out Vancouver dinner menu of their 3 course $25 prix fixe which I did last night. The dishes shown below were my favourites from the 3 course menu that I tried. I…

Holiday Menu Tasting at TWG Tea Salon

The holiday season is upon us and the chefs at TWG Tea Salon have paired up a wonderful menu of tea infused dishes using many of this season’s Christmas teas. Enjoyed a wonderful media dinner last night to try some…

Holiday Menu Tasting at Yew Restaurant

Chef Edgar Kano and Executive Pastry Chef Suraj Karmakar had recently launched their menu for this holiday season which I had the pleasure to try. 1st dish Roasted Scallops with apple + chestnut chutney, red cabbage, chai emulsion; a wonderful…

Winter Menu Tasting at Bacchus Restaurant

Chef Montgomery Lau had recently launched his Winter menu, Lawrence and I had the pleasure to try several of these winter inspired dishes. 1st dish: Charred Smoked Scallops with Grapefruit, Celeriac, Pink Peppercorn, Pine Nuts, Parsley Purée, loved the flavours and presentation….

Summer Menu Tasting at Bacchus Restaurant

Chef Montgomery Lau had recently launched his Summer menu, Lawrence and I had the pleasure to try several of these summer inspired dishes. 1st dish: Heirloom Tomato & Watermelon Salad With chèvre, white pepper, basil, celery hearts, strawberry vinaigrette, outstanding presentation…

Summer Menu Tasting at Juniper

Earlier in the month, Executive Chef Warren Chow launched his new Summer menu, I visited recently with my friend and podcast co-host Zahra Alani to try several dishes from their new menu. 1st dish: Cured BC Salmon, leek ash, horseradish…

Tasting New Dishes at Chi Restaurant

It has been awhile since my last visit to Chef Le Chi and her restaurant in Kitsilano, my friend Sylvia Talbot and I enjoyed a wonderful catchup over these delicious modern Vietnamese dishes. 1st dish: Lemongrass Beef Jerky Papaya Salad…

Chef Meets BC Grape

I recently attended Chef Meets BC Grape at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, 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…

Spring Patio Tasting on the Dockside Restaurant Patio

I recently attended a celebration of spring, held on May 24 on the beautiful patio behind the Granville Island Hotel. This annual event celebrated spring with a tasting of appetizers from the chefs at Dockside Restaurant along with a tasting…

Portland at The Benson with dinner at Palm Court

My last stay at this historic hotel was about 25 years ago when it was owned by the Westin brand, fast track to present day The Benson is part of the Coast Hotels family. Built in 1912, renovated recently, we…

New Dishes, New Chef at Juniper

It has been over 1-1/2 years since my last visit, with new Executive Chef Warren Chow leading the kitchen, I visited recently with my friend and podcast co-host Zahra Alani to try several dishes from their new menu. 1st dish:…

Tasting New Dishes at Fable Kitchen

It has been a couple of years since my last visit to Chef Trevor Bird’s notable Kitsilano restaurant, I had the pleasure to dine there a few nights ago to explore the restaurant once again and try some of the…

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