Category: Tastings

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…

Gyoza Bar Summer Menu, New Dishes

Visited recently joined by my friend Jonathan Yee to taste a selection of new dishes from their new summer menu, which now features some unique platters for sharing. Coconut & Green Tea Mojito made with coconut rum, super refreshing! 1st…

Argan Bistro, New Chef, New Dishes

Visited last night to taste a selection of new dishes from new Executive Chef Jeff Miller’s summer menu. Amuse: Seafood in a delicious kasu broth 1st dish: Snapper Ceviche on watermelon planks Tequila & grapefruit marinated fresh snapper, pickled shallots,…

FundeLentil Tour around Vancouver

From Vancouver to Halifax, 24 restaurants across Canada are serving mouth-watering signature lentil dishes as part of a cross-Canada competition throughout the month of June ending on the 30th. Eat. Vote. Win. I had a chance to try some of…

Summer Tasting at The Galley Patio & Grill

I had the opportunity to have a taste of the new summer menu recently. Located in the Jericho Sailing Centre, the Galley Patio & Grill boasts one of the nicest patio views in the city and I’ve been coming here…

Edge Catering at the False Creek Yacht Club

I recently attended a Vancouver Board of Trade reception at the False Creek Yacht Club. The stunning location featured in house caterer the Edge Catering who’s team of chefs and servers presented a selection of passed canapes along with an…

CAVU Kitchen Bar Spring Menu, New Dishes

Visited last week joined by my friend Jim Smith to taste a selection of new dishes from Executive Chef Alex Hancock’s Spring menu, he has put a fresh twist on new dishes that are light, colourful and flavourful. 1st dish:…

Summer Cocktail Tasting at The Keg

My friend Vance Licaros joined me to try some of new cocktails off the spring/summer menu at The Keg Steakhouse + Grill in Yaletown last week. We enjoyed a selection of dishes off the menu to go along with the…

Exploring Filipino food at Max’s Restaurant

Last week I joined other media friends for a feast of Filipino dishes tasting our way through the many different offerings of Max’s Restaurant. The restaurant opened in Vancouver in 2012 and is currently one of four locations in Canada, the…

Celebrating the Spirits at BC Distilled

On April 18th I attended BC Distilled that featured over 23 distilleries from across British Columbia, it was mostly small-batch distilleries and many of them were new. Tasting was the operative word here and there were a few that not…

Celebrating Halibut Season at Coast Restaurant

BC Halibut season is in full swing, a couple of days ago, I visited Coast Restaurant where Chef Pedro Gonzalez prepared a couple of his new Ocean Wise Halibut dishes for me to taste. Tomato Crusted Halibut on a bed…

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