Category: Tastings

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,…

Desserts To Go at Wild Sweets

Wild Sweets by Dominique & Cindy Duby recently launched a premium desserts selection that combine their chocolate with crème brulee, chocolate mousse and other fine elements. The desserts can be ordered online through their website for pickup at their Richmond…

Temper Chocolate and Pastry Holiday Preview

I visited Pastry Chef/Owner Steven Hodge for a holiday season preview to taste some of their newest chocolate and pastry creations. Steven Hodge has gotten creative with his seasonal chocolate sculptures to capture the holidays and crafted a handful of…

Chocolate Arts Holiday Preview

I sat down with head chocolatier Greg Hook to learn preview their holiday collection for this years season. From bite-sized stocking stuffers to show-stopping centerpieces, Greg Hook and his team employ their signature combination of artisanal techniques, attention to detail…

Exploring Spanish Food and Drink at Salida 7

Ever since I visited Barcelona, I have always longed for more tapas, dishes with the flavours of Spain. Salida 7 opened in Vancouver a couple of months ago, serving dishes that originate in the Gerona region of Spain along with…

A Taste of the Holiday Season at Urban Tea Merchant

I had taste of the Christmas season at Urban Tea Merchant recently where they launched their new TWG teas for the holiday season. I tasted some tea inspired canapes as well as some of the teas from this line-up of…

Bambudda Fall Menu Tasting

Visited last night to taste some of Chef Curtis Luk’s new dishes, he is the new Executive Chef of the restaurant, I was excited to take a whirl through his menu, as well as the new cocktail menu by Bartender…

Omakase Tasting at Raw Bar

My friend Chef Takayuki Omi joined me for an Omakase tasting menu (Chefs choice) on his night off. He guided me through this 100% Ocean Wise certified sushi bar explaining each of the pieces and noting the origin of each….

Experiencing Table D’Hote at Jules Bistro

My friend Gin and I dined together the other night at this always charming Gastown French eatery. I had the Bistro Salad, a bowl of mixed greens, roasted cherry tomatoes, candied walnuts, red onion and dijon dressing; Gin enjoyed a…

Fall Menu Tasting at Famoso Pizzeria

I was invited back to taste some of their new dishes and pizzas which were recently added to the menu for the fall season. 1st dish: Korean Bbq Pork Pizza – slow roasted bbq pork, Korean bbq sauce, fior di…

Taste of Yaletown at Hapa Izakaya

Last night I ate my way through each course of the 3 course optioned Taste of Yaletown menu. Their offering is broken down into 3 courses where diners choose 1 of the 3 dishes in that course. My friend Jonathan…

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