Category: Culinary Adventures

from restaurant tours to feasts.

Chef Bueno Jefferson at The Chefs Table

I recently attended a wonderful dinner at JJ’s Restaurant inside the VCC downtown campus presented by their Culinary Arts department. Chef Jefferson Bueno is a former alumni who currently lives and works in Victoria; he presented a tasty creative menu…

Slow Fish Dinner at Pica

On September 23, I attended a one of a kind fun and tasty event, it was the 5th Annual Slow Fish Dinner presented by the Chefs Table Society of BC and held at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. I have…

Creative Pastry Chefs to Watch

Here are some pastry chefs making waves around the city’s cafes and restaurants, these are passionate people who are fairly new on the local scene and worth watching. Chef Daniel Munoz He works as the Head Pastry Chef at Nemesis…

Coffee Cupping at 1914 Coffee in Squamish

I recently took part in a Coffee cupping (coffee tasting) with Mike Chapman who owns this café in the heart of Squamish. He was a rock climber before he took an interest in coffee of which is an expert in…

Mamie Taylor’s Chicago Steakhouse Pop-Up

Following the Mamie Taylor’s barrel aged Manhattan was the perfect welcome cocktail for Chef Jeff Koop’s Chicago Steakhouse Pop-Up that I recently attended. This themed dinner celebrated the steakhouse as we know it in Chicago, going back in time to…

This Year at the Richmond Night Market

On Friday night in late May, 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 see Chefs Kaori…

Pescetarian Tasting Menu at Ancora

Chef Ricardo Valverde has put together an incredible tasting menu which I experiencd the other night, this Pescetarian menu is on until the end of March available Sunday – Thursday. The menu is $59 per person, with wine pairings extra,…

Provence Marinaside Celebrates Sweet Sixteen

On February 20th Chef/owners Jean Francis and Alessandra Quaglia celebrated their restaurant’s 16th Anniversary with a wonderful dinner. I was invited for dinner to enjoy some of their most popular dishes that had been on the menu since the beginning….

Mid Autumn Feast at Peaceful Restaurant

I had a chance to preview an incredible feast a few nights ago, a 16 course meal that showcased many new dishes which I hadn’t tried before. Chinese New Year this year is celebrated on February 16 and you are…

New Menu Tasting at La Quercia

After almost 10 years Chef Adam Pegg has reinvented his restaurant, renovated, now has a printed menu with many pasta selections, all pastas are made in house daily, as well are their are many new dishes and some old favourites….

Dim Sum at 1886 Restaurant

My latest visit for Dim Sum this time around was downtown Vancouver at 1886 Restaurant, located on the 3rd floor in the Parq Vancouver resort. Any Dim Sum experience should include multiple dishes and this one was no exception as…

Soul Kitchen by The Curatorialist

One cool event that I attended recently at Café Medina was a pop-up food event produced by Chef Deniz Tarakcioglu and his partner Hakan Burcuoglu. Featuring a selection of curated cocktails with a menu focussed on the delicious bounties of…

Chocolate Desserts Tasting at the Bearfoot Bistro

One of the highlights of my Cornucopia Festival experience last month was this intimate chocolate dessert tasting at the Bearfoot Bistro, held in their stunning wine cellar. Executive Pastry Chef Dominic Fortin presented four of his newest desserts made of…

Chef Westley Feist Dinner at Dock Lunch

Chef Westley Feist recently presented a wonderful pop-up dinner at Dock Lunch where he featured 6 courses, as well he offered guests an option of pairing cocktails for an extra charge. Chef Westley spoke about each of the courses as…

Feast Portland 2017: Best Food and Drink

The festival is made up of several signature events that run through this 4 day festival which I attended September 14-17, as I mentioned in my Experience post. Out of all the tasty events that I had attended, these are…

Milano Coffee Inspired Dinner

Chef Nik Lim recently presented a wonderful longtable dinner at Milano Coffee Roasters where he featured one of the Milano Coffees in each of 5 courses at the dinner. A canapes reception started off the evening where guests had a…

Feast Portland 2017: The Experience

One food festival that I had been yearning to visit over the years is Feast Portland, an annual food and drink festival held each September in Portland, Or. This was the 6th year since it’s inception which I attended September…

Mid Autumn Feast at Western Lake

I had a chance to preview an incredible feast a few nights ago, a 14 course meal shared with some media friends. This year the Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated on October 4th and you are going to want to make…

Long Table Dinner at Central Park Farms

A few weeks ago, I attended a wonderful dinner at a long table on an animal Farm on a warm summer night in Langley. This unique dinner featured farmers from the Langley area who supplied all the ingredients for Chef…

Indian Summer Festival Gala 2017

On July 6th, I attended the annual energetic spicy gala, this year’s culinary tour of South Asian cuisine curated by Chef Vikram Vij featured his friends mostly non-Indian restaurants cooked up their version of the Indian dishes focussing on this…

Ford and Sustainability Dinner at UBC Farm

I recently enjoyed a delicious dinner at a long table between the trees at UBC Farm. It was a sustainability feast catered by Savoury Chef which took care of us all so well. It has been many years since I…

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…

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