Category: Tastings

Brunch at Market by Jean-Georges

Brunch is a favourite past time shared by many and should be an extraordinary experience one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for you to indulge in brunch. Each of the places is unique in what they…

Pretty in Pink at C

On July 9th I attended a taste of summer at C Restaurant. It was the launch of the new Pretty in Pink Rose List and the new Pretty in Pink Cocktails list by Sommelier Kim Cyr along with the new…

Summer Menu Tasting at The Apron

I revisited The Apron recently for dinner to taste some of the new summer dishes that Executive Chef Hamid Salimian has created. Since I was dining solo, Chef created this Tasting Menu for me portioned accordingly. To Start, off the…

Apothic Red Wine at the Gallery

Last Friday night Apothic Red’s wine was launched at a fabulous affair that I was invited to on the roof top of the Vancouver Art Gallery. This venue is always exceptional for an event and this one wowed guests in…

Summer Menu Tasting at The Teahouse

I revisited the Teahouse recently for dinner to taste some of the new summer dishes from  Executive Chef Annabelle Leslie. My friend Mitchell joined me as we dined inside with an incredible view to the West and water. On the…

Summer Menu Tasting at Seasons in the Park

My family joined me for dinner recently to taste some of the new dishes as well as old favourites at Seasons in the Park. We dined on the outside patio and had a spectacular view of the city and mountains….

Summer Menu Tasting at Blue Canoe

I was into Blue Canoe Restaurant in Steveston to taste their Summer Menu last week, Chef  Kylo Hoy presented me and my friend Gio with a selection some of their new dishes. First Dish was the chilled Watermelon Soup with…

Naramata at the Bayshore

On April 21st, I attended a food and wine pairing tasting that featured a large selection of wineries from all over the Naramata Bench area as well as a selection of local and Naramata region restaurants.  The ballroom tasting along…

Bao & Brew at Wild Rice

I was excited to taste the Bao & Brew menu recently on a couple accounts, first it is always a pleasure to taste Chef Todd Bright’s modern Chinese dishes, secondly my new radio show which is about beer and food…

Spring Menu Tasting at Market

I was into Market at the Shangri-la Hotel to taste their Spring Menu last week, Chef Wayne Harris presented us with a 6 course menu of some of their new dishes. First Course was the Salmon Sashimi with green chilli,…

Persian New Year Dinner at The Apron

On Monday March 28th, I had the pleasure of dining at The Apron in the Westin Wall Centre Hotel to experience their 9 course tasting menu to celebrate the Persian New Year. Chef Hamid Salimian had created this wondrous fine…

NUBA CAFE TASTING

Recently I attended a tasting at Nuba Café to try some of their new menu creations as they launched their new dinner menu. I had dined at Nuba Café previously. Nuba Cafe has expanded its service and is now offering…

Commune Cafe Tasting

Recently I attended a media tasting at Commune Café to try some of their new menu creations as they launched their new dinner menu. I had dined at Commune Café previously. Commune Cafe has expanded its service and is now…

Kitchen Uncorked at YEW Celebrating the Games

On Tuesday Feb 8th I attended this celebration of the 2010 Olympics held inside the kitchen at the Four Seasons Vancouver Hotel. I tasted many items from the Olympics menu which is being featured again in their YEW Restaurant for…

Big Night 2011

On February 4th I attended Big Night, I have attended many over the past few years and this is always an event that I look forward too– this is Vancouver Magazine’s Big Night! This was a celebration of the top…

Tourism Vancouver: The Inside Taste

On January 20th I attended The Inside Taste – A Sustainable Plate & Pairing Challenge along with Marissa Winters who was my co-reporter of the evening, she won our contest and came up from Seattle to join me at this…

Taste BC 2011

I recently attended Taste BC 2011, a fundraiser put on by Liberty Wine Merchants with proceeds going to BC Children’s Hospital – Oak Tree Clinic. The event held at the Hyatt gave my friends and I a chance to walk…

Taste of Blue Mountain

On Monday, January 17 I attended an evening celebrating the premium wines of BC’s Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars at the Four Seasons Hotel.  The event was grazing style which allowed guests to wander the room sampling wines paired with…

Las Margaritas Don Julio Pairing Dinner

On December 7th I attended this tasting dinner pairing Don Julio Tequila with a menu prepared by popular Mexican eatery Las Margaritas in Kitsilano. As people were seated they were served the Cider House Rules Cocktail made with the Blanco…

Prairie Organic Vodka Tasting at Fairmont

I recently attended a tasting at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver`s 900 Lounge to taste some Prairie Organic Vodka Cocktails. First one was the Tallgrass Tea –made with Prairie Organic Vodka, green tea, sugar and fresh lemon juice Second cocktail was the…

Celadon Korean Cooking

On November 22nd I attended an evening of Korean cooking with Sonny and Maggie Huh of Celadon Whistler that was held at Barbara Joes Books for Cooks in Vancouver. I had been invited by Pedro Villalon of Dao Tea who…

Coast Highland Park Pairing Dinner

On Sunday November 21st I had the pleasure of dining at Coast for their Highland Park Pairing Dinner as part of the Hopscotch festival. To begin the evening there was a reception to welcome everyone and to experience a signature…

Breakfast at Rocky Mtn Flatbread

Do you love eating pizza for breakfast ? Now you don`t have to feel guilty, you can start your day right with a selection of breakfast pizzas topped with scrambled eggs, steak, wild boar bacon, chocolate and bananas. Rocky Mountain…

Scallops & Citrus at YEW Restaurant

I was in for dinner recently to taste thru their Scallops & Citrus menu that is being presented throughout November at YEW Restaurant in the Four Seasons downtown Vancouver. This $35, three-course, prix-fixe menu focuses on in-season ingredients sourced close…

Dinner at Sweeney`s

I am one of those lovers of Sweeney`s lunchtime sandwiches, recently I heard  Chef Glenn Saunders started cooking dinner and the menu was his take on rustic home cooking, I had to try some dishes and that I did last…

Granville Island Craft Beer & Chocolate Pairing

On Friday November 5th I attended a wonderful event that was put on by the West Coast Chocolate Festival, it was beer and chocolate pairing evening, specifically Granville Island Beer & Rogers Chocolates. The evening also saw Bella Gelateria maestro…

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