Category: Culinary Adventures

from restaurant tours to feasts.

Italian Top Chef Showcase Dinner

On June 22, I had the pleasure to accept an invitation to attend this wonderful dinner presented by The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West, in cooperation with the Consulate General of Italy. This Italian culinary showcase was to celebrate…

My Annual Visit to the Richmond Night Market

On Sunday night during the Canada Day 150 weekend, I visited this market again, it was time for my annual visit to see and try what’s new at this popular night market. My 1st stop was to Benkei Ramen to…

Joy of Feeding 2017

It was another glorious day at the 6th annual Joy of Feeding event that I attended on Saturday June 24 at UBC Farm. This is an incredible food loving event that featured 13 multi-cultural home cooks serving up their recipe…

Dim Sum at Fisherman’s Terrace

My latest visit for Dim Sum this time around was in Richmond where I visited Fisherman’s Terrace for the first time, this 300 seat restaurant is located on the 3rd floor of Aberdeen Centre where they have been located since…

Riceberry Rice Tasting Dinner at Sala Thai

The other night I attended a tasting of this new superfood Riceberry, organized by the Thai Trade Centre here to promote Riceberry from Thailand locally. Riceberry rice has become the most popular whole grain rice amongst the health-conscious in Thailand….

Dim Sum at Western Lake

It’s been a few years since my last Dim Sum visit, since the restaurant was about to celebrate 10 years in business, this was a terrific time to revisit and have a few friends (Louisa, Lawrence and David) join to…

Touring the Dumpling Trail in Richmond

I recently embarked on a tour around a few restaurants in Richmond that specialize in a variety of house-made dumplings. If you didn’t already know, there are over 20 different types of Asian dumplings that come in all shapes and…

Bocuse d’Or Canada Gala Dinner

It was a wonderful night on November 30, where some of the top chefs in the city joined forces with Chef Keith Pears to raise money for Team Canada. Held at the Delta by Marriott Burnaby Hotel, the ballroom was…

Experiencing the Italian Opera Buffet

Last Saturday evening I dined at Oceans 999 inside the Pan Pacific Hotel for their Italian Opera Buffet. I was invited by the Pan Pacific to come and experience their Italian Opera night, it was my first time back in…

Family Matters Episode 6 Pairing Dinner

Mark Singson is one creative local chef who through his own FAM Inc (Food Art Music) pop-up dinner series; has been creating unique pairing dinners around the city. For this, his latest, dubbed episode 6, he teamed up and collaborated…

New Chef, New Dishes at Culinary Capers

I recently was a guest at a wonderful dinner party held inside Culinary Capers kitchen where Executive Chef Stewart Boyles presented a menu filled with delight. After a reception featuring a selection of Hors d’oeuvre that included Chili Lime Coconut…

From Farms to Forks 7

On October 2nd, I attended the annual fundraiser that benefited Growing Chefs, it was From Farms to Forks 7. It was another tasty Kitchen Party organized by the team of Growing Chefs held at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts,…

Harvest Dinner at Taves Farms

A few weeks ago, I attended a wonderful dinner at a long table in the middle of the apple orchard at Taves Farms on a warm late summer night in Abbotsford. This unique dinner featured farmers from the Abbotsford area…

Eating at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Mall

When shopping at any mall, eating is often part of the overall experience. At the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Mall which is located close to the Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, they feature a selection of restaurants and cuisines. I recently…

Fin To Tail at the Vancouver Aquarium

Last night I attended a one of a kind event which I hope is repeated again and again, presented by Ocean Wise and the Vancouver Aquarium. The event emphasized how to cook sustainable seafood from Vancouver’s hottest Ocean Wise® chefs….

Outstanding in the Field at UBC Farm

It was such an incredible night dining at a long table with many people that I didn’t know, in a spectacular setting at UBC Farm. This was my first Outstanding in the Field dinner, and it was a memorable experience….

Indian Summer Festival Gala 2016

On July 7th, I attended the energetic spicy gala, this year’s culinary tour of South Asian cuisine curated by Chef Vikram Vij featured his friends mostly non-Indian restaurants cooking up their version of the Indian dishes, held at the Roundhouse…

A Night of Extraordinary Italian Taste at Cioppino’s

Invited to a wonderful dinner by the Italian Chamber of Commerce Canada West to celebrate Italian made food and wine enhanced with local fare by Chef Pino Posteraro. The Extraordinary Italian Taste project is a campaign to promote food products…

Spot Prawns Tasting at Vancouver Fish Co.

A few weeks ago I tasted some of the spot prawn offerings on their spot prawn menu at this Granville Island abode. Rock fish Tempura with grilled spot prawns and mint aioli Maple Walnut Spot Prawns Spot Prawns Platter for…

A Taste of Italy at Sciue’

On May 26, I attended an Italian Networking & Tasting Event at Sciue’ downtown where they prepared a variety of dishes using made in Italy products. The Extraordinary Italian Taste project is a campaign to promote food products that are…

Richmond Night Market Another Go Around

On Saturday night I visited this market for the first time this season, after a lengthy wait in line, I then enjoyed the next 3 hours eating my way around the market. My 1st stop was to Benkei Ramen to…

Taste of Thailand

A wonderful night celebrating the food and culture of Thailand was hosted by Vancouver Magazine and Sala Thai restaurant a couple of weeks ago. It was a delicious night featuring five local Thai restaurants in a culinary cook-off who each…

Wonderous Halibut Dishes to Start the Season

As Halibut is one of my favourite fish, I am always quite excited to try some of the dishes that the creative chefs in and around our city have prepared, here are some that I have tried since the season…

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,…

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