Category: Culinary Adventures

from restaurant tours to feasts.

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,…

BAUHAUS Tribute to Marco Pierre White

On January 22, I attended one of the nights where Michelin-starred Chef Stefan Hartmann and his culinary team paid tribute to Chef Marco Pierre White inspired by their respective culinary style. Chef Marco Pierre White wasn’t present, his respective style…

Meat at Hopcott

Last week I attended a wonderful dinner at Hopcott Farms in Pitt Meadows which was the perfect setting to showoff their recent expansion of their store and facilities. This unique dinner featured farmers and local producers products from the Pitt…

An Indian Feast at Tasty Indian Bistro

To celebrate their 4th Anniversary, owner Inder Saini and his Manager Harman Basutta welcomed me and some other guests to indulge in quite the feast. This was a first time visit for me to this expansive restaurant that seats 230…

Sunday Discovery Dinner at Grapes and Soda

Last Sunday I enjoyed the Emilia-Romagna theme dinner in this Discovery Dinner series which Chef Ron Shaw who offered up a 4 course selection of small plates. Each Sunday night throughout the fall they have been offering up a different…

Harvest Dinner at Mt Lehman Winery

Last night I attended a wonderful dinner at a long table inside the barrel room at Mt Lehman Winery in Abbotsford. This unique dinner featured farmers from the Abbotsford area who supplied all the ingredients for the chefs to create…

UBC Centennial Harvest Feast

On Thursday September 24, I spent the evening at UBC with 1,000 guests seated under an enourmous tent that was located outdoors on the main mall of campus. This exceptional dinner was the 2nd annual as well this year it…

Joy of Feeding 2015

On Saturday September 19, I spent the evening at UBC Farm enjoying the extravaganza that featured 16 multi-cultural home cooks serving up their recipe of choice to the hundreds of people in attendance. I loved the Beer and Cheddar Fondue…

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