Category: Tastings

New Dishes Tasting at The Bibo

Visited The Bibo in Kitsilano recently to taste of Chef Cristina Marianetti new creations as well as her house-made pastas. 1st dish: Melanzane Alla Parmigiano delicious baked eggplant with mozzarella, DOP tomato sauce and Parmesan reggiano 2nd dish: Linguine allo…

Vancouver Fish Co Fete’s an Oceanwise Menu

I had a chance to taste the new Oceanwise menu that was created to launch Vancouver Fish Co partnership with the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program. As their restaurant’s mission is to serve only the freshest and sustainably sourced seafood,…

A Yakitori Feast at Q Shi Q Japanese BBQ

Executive Chef Hiro Amano guided me through a tasting of multiple courses of the yakitori focussed menu. The preparation of Yakitori involves skewering the meat with kushi, a type of skewer typically made of steel, bamboo, or similar materials. Afterwards,…

Taste BC 2016 Celebrating the Spirits

At the 22nd annual fundraiser promoting BC wines, beer and spirits presented by Liberty Wine Merchants we tasted all sorts of beverages accompanied by savoury and sweet treats. Held again at the Pan Pacific Hotel this event had proceeds going…

Italian Gas Station Experiment at Salt Tasting Room

Just as you would stop at a gas station for some delicious delicacies driving in Italy, Salt Tasting Room is featuring what they call the Italian Gas Station experiment during February. My friend Ajay joined me for a tasting flight…

Gleaneagles Clubhouse Winter Mingler

I recently attended a mingler inside the Gleaneagles Clubhouse in West Vancouver that featured Peake of Catering newly renovated historic venue. I enjoyed their live jazz group and sampled their culinary team’s newest creations. Loved the Mushroom Risotto with braised…

Dining at Hy’s Encore Upstairs Lounge

Hy’s recently opened their beautiful upstairs lounge which make’s nod to dressing down a notch while enjoying the same excellent food, drink and service. My friend and fellow writer Farhan Mohamed joined me for dinner as we delved into some…

Lunch at Cibo Trattoria

Executive Chef Faizal Kassam and Robert Stelmachuk General Manager & Wine Director have created a lunch menu filed with Italian delights that match a comprehensive wine list that touches on not only Italian wines but others that connect well with…

The Cascade Room Fall Menu, New Dishes

It’s been a few years since I had eaten at The Cascade Room, fast forward to the recently launched fall/winter menu that features some wonderful dishes, hearty and perfect for the season. 1st dish: Albacore Tuna Tartare with a very…

Ban Chok Dee Thai Fall Menu, New Dishes

Visited recently to taste a selection of new dishes from Executive Chef Parinya Lopston’s fall menu. 1st dish: Tom Kha Scallop Soup served in coconut shell, loved the silkiness of the coconut milk in the warm soup. 2nd dish: Pomelo…

Presidents Choice Insiders Collection Holiday Brunch

Last week I indulged in a wonderful brunch that featured many new products from the PC Insiders Collection, served at a long table at L’Abattoir by their chefs team. For the holiday season, President’s Choice® brand, launches more than 70…

C Prime, New Chef, New Dishes

Visited last week to taste a selection of new dishes from new Executive Chef Bruce Wood’s fall menu. 1st dish: Snow Crab Salad with heirloom cherry tomatoes on a bed of avocado purée, a stunning and flavourful salad. 2nd dish:…

Globe YVR Tiffin Lunch

Executive Chef Karan Suri hails from India, and couldn’t find a Tiffin type of lunch around Vancouver that replicated what he grew up eating. Months ago he added a Tiffin lunch offering in the restaurant and I finally had a…

The Boathouse LobsterFest Menu for Fall

I recently tasted my way through a multitude of dishes of the annual lobster-inspired fall menu.  These new dishes were created by Corporate Chef Brent Fisher and are available in all of The Boathouse locations through to the end of…

Joe Fortes Fall Menu, New Dishes

Executive Chef Wayne Sych launched his fall menu recently and I was invited to taste some of their new dishes as well try some old favourites. My cousin joined me as we shared some dishes along with some wine. 1st…

Argan Bistro Fall Menu, New Dishes

Visited recently to taste a selection of new dishes from Executive Chef Jeff Miller’s fall menu. 1st dish: Garlic Prawns Bruschetta Bocconcini, smoked pepper puree, white wine cream, a delicious starter with an addictive sauce. 2nd dish: Forager’s Toast Truffled…

Sai Woo Fall Menu, New Dishes

Visited recently to taste a selection of new dishes from new Executive Chef Keev Mah’s fall menu. 1st dish: Duck Taco with maple hoisin, Asian slaw, pickles is delicious! 2nd dish: Scallop Crudo with fried milk, black roe on a…

Tasting Brunch at The Acorn

Brunch catchup with my friend Alexei to taste some of the new brunch menu items at one of my favourite restaurants in the Riley Park neighborhood. Locally made Culture Craft Ginger Berry Kombucha to start off Locally baked sourdough with…

Summer Tasting at Rocky Mountain Flatbread

Visited the Main Street location recently to taste some of the new dishes as well as some old favourites joined by my friend Vance Licaros. 1st dish: Bruschetta Organic House Baked Bread, Diced Marinated Vine Tomatoes, Parmesan was the perfect…

Brunch at Craft Beer Market

As I am a huge fan of Chicken and Waffles, upon hearing this dish was on the menu here, it was time for a visit to try their brunch menu. Of course since this restaurant’s main focus is their large…

Tasting Brunch at Argan Bistro

My long-time friend Lisa Green joined me to catchup on life and explore Chef Jeff Miller’s new brunch menu at Argan Bistro. Heirloom Tomato Benny-less Benny ($15) Sweet corn polenta, pumpkin seed pesto, organic greens, fresh local tomatoes, gruyere cheese, …

Summer Tasting at The Boathouse

Visited the Kitsilano location last week to taste some of the new dishes as well as some old favourites from Corporate Chef Brent Fisher, joined by my friend Nikki Caine. 1st dish: Ahi Tuna Tacos with sushi rice and mango…

Globe YVR Summer Menu, New Dishes

Visited recently to taste a selection of new dishes from Executive Chef Karan Suri’s summer menu. Amuse: In house cured smoked salmon and a house made rye cracker which was dehydrated offering a different type of texture to a crisp….

The Keg’s Lobster Menu for Summer 2015

I recently enjoyed a tasting of the annual lobster-inspired summer menu from The Keg Steakhouse + Bar.  Available in all The Keg’s throughout Vancouver as well as their restaurants across North America, they are featuring fresh hard-shell, full-meat North Atlantic…

Catch 122 Summer Menu, New Dishes

Visited recently to taste a selection of new dishes from new Executive Chef Jason Vallee’s summer menu, as well to try one of Barman Nathan Jackman’s inventive cocktails. Mi Burro Favorito with blanco tequila, avocado, fresh citrus, fresh house sangrita…

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