Category: Tastings

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…

Vintners Brunch Highlights the Vancouver Wine Fest

This years Vintners Brunch that I attended as part of the Vancouver International Wine Festival was the best one that I had ever attended in the Vancouver International Wine Festival. It was so well organized, with delicious food from the…

New Dishes Tasting at The Bibo

Visited The Bibo recently to taste some new pastas, pizza and desserts on their latest menu. 1st dish: The Gnocchi ala Romana a Roman style gnocchi made with semolina flour, Parmigiano reggiano and pecorino cheese, without sauce, cooked in the…

Chinese New Year Dinner at Bambudda

To celebrate Chinese New Year, my friend Ivan joined me for a celebration dinner with symbolic dumplings, a menu that was specially created by Chef Curtis Luk. The focus of our meal was to indulge in each of the five dumpling…

Chef Rob Feenie Battle Crab Dinner

In 2005, Feenie became the first Canadian to win on the popular television show Iron Chef America by defeating Chef Masaharu Morimoto. To celebrate this fete 10 years ago, a reunion menu was orchestrated by Cactus Club Restaurants of which…

Salida 7, New Chef, New Dishes

Visited last week to taste a selection of new dishes from new Executive Chef Devin Blaney’s winter menu, he has added his twist to the Spanish inspired menu. 1st dish: Gamboa al Ajillio prawns, chili, white wine, almonds, parsley, garlic,…

Hawksworth Side Dishes at the Long Table

One of my own Dine Out Fest experiences this year was dining at the long table in the York Room at Hawksworth Restaurant for one of their Side Dishes dinners. A unique event that I attended on January 20 featuring…

His and Hers on Valentines Day

Last year Fable Kitchen caused a bit of a ruckus with their announcement of a His & Hers Valentines dinner, it ended up being widely popular. This year Fable announced a repeat of the same with a slight twist which…

Taste BC 2015 Celebrating the Spirits

At the 21st annual fundraiser promoting BC wines, beer and spirits last week 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…

Morocco West Dine Out 2015

Last night I previewed the Dine Out menu that Chef Nourdine Majdoubi created. They are offering a stellar 3 course $28 prix fixe as their dine out menu and this was one of my picks in this years festival. I…

Bogart’s Dine Out 2015

I was invited in to preview Executive chef Pascal Morin’s Dine Out Vancouver dinner menu of their 3 course $28 prix fixe as their dine out menu was one of my picks in this years festival. The dishes shown below…

Frankie’s Italian Kitchen Dine Out 2015

I was invited in to preview Executive Chef Karl Gregg’s Dine Out Vancouver dinner menu of their 3 course $28 prix fixe as their dine out menu was one of my picks in this years festival. The dishes shown below…

Tasting Chocolates, Caramels and Confections at Wild Sweets

Wild Sweets by Dominique & Cindy Duby produces unique hand painted chocolates with complex flavour fillings along with caramels, confections and more. I had a chance to taste several of their chocolates, caramels, and much more recently at a private…

Tasting New Dishes at Milestone’s

Corporate Chef Jason Rosso had recently changed over 80% of the restaurant menu. I tried several of the new dishes while tasting 3 desserts that previously graced the menu at Milestone’s Crossroads location, one location that I hadn’t visited previously….

Catch 122 Fall Menu, New Dishes

Visited last week to taste a selection of new dishes from new Executive Chef Jason Vallee’s fall menu, he has put a fresh twist on new dishes that are light and flavourful, it’s season forward at Catch 122. 1st dish:…

Classic Dishes at Bistro Pastis

John Blakeley has been serving classic French bistro fare for over 15 years. Executive Chef, Spencer Watts continues creating dishes with French techniques that are perfectly executed. The restaurant is named after Pastis of which the restaurant carries an extensive…

New Dishes at Frankie’s Italian Kitchen

Featuring traditional Italian dishes with recipes from the owners mother, Frankie’s Italian Kitchen & Bar serves a wide range of classic Italian dishes in warm, welcoming surroundings. After months of tasting and testing overseen by new Executive Chef Karl Gregg,…

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