Category: Culinary Adventures

from restaurant tours to feasts.

New Menu, New Chef at Cibo Trattoria

Chef Jesse Zuber recently joined Cibo Trattoria and he has launched a new menu filled with wonderful new dishes celebrating Italian cuisine. Lawrence and I enjoyed tasting each of the dishes on this stellar menu. 1st dish: Burrata -Italian burrata,…

Experiencing the Paella Guys for Takeout and Delivery

Last week I had a chance to enjoy a Spanish foodie experience at home with the Paella Guys. Paella is their specialty and they offer a few different types including, the Valenciana with chicken and the Mixta with seafood which…

Experiencing Brunch at VV Tapas & Lounge

This is a beautiful tapas lounge which opened in the late fall on East Hastings in the Strathcona neighborhood; I was excited to revisit for their recently added weekend brunch service. Started of the morning with a Cappuccino with almond milk,…

Exploring HK style cuisine at Happy Day Cafe

One of the cities longtime cafes that specializes in Chinese dishes from the Hong Kong region has been located In Richmond for over the past 25 years. This is one of those places that both Lawrence and I had never…

Mexican Eats at Miltomates Foods

I recently met Chef David and his wife Pei who run a lunch eatery that is open Monday – Friday in the Port Kells area of Surrey. Additionally, they offer takeout and a full catering service that features their made…

Gelato 101 at Uno Gelato

I participated in this class recently at the Uno Gelato production cafe in Kitsilano, this is where Maestro Andres Bermudez Laverde taught the gelato class that Lawrence and I participated in. Andres went thru the ingredients and showed the class…

Experiencing Yaas Grill House

I’ve enjoyed Persian food all over the North Shore over the years, though one of the restaurants that I hadn’t visited was Yaas Grill House. The family has operated their restaurants for almost 25 years, they set up their first…

Taste of Toscana at Il Centro

Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre is featuring a line-up of monthly dinners exploring different regions of Italy throughout the winter and spring culminating with a Taste of Italy gala in June. I attended their first dinner in the series recently…

Thai Cooking Classes at BCD Culinary Academy

It’s often a great idea to sharpen your skills and take cooking classes to broaden your horizons. Since I love Thai cuisine, I recently participated in one of Chef Parinya Loptson’s Thai Cooking classes at her BCD Culinary Academy in…

Italian Cuisine Masterclass at VCC

To celebrate the annual Italian week festivities held in many cities around the world during the week of November 18, I attended a special Masterclass that featured 3 chefs from Italy. Hosted by Vancouver Community College Culinary Arts department in…

Passions Gala 2019

Earlier in the fall I attended the 16th Annual Passions Gala at Performance Works supporting the Dr Peter Aids Foundation with some of the cities top chefs showcasing tasty dishes. It was a wonderful night and the event raised $250,000…

Longtable Dinner at Hopcott Meats

Earlier in the fall I attended the 5th annual Long Table Dinner at Hopcott Meats in Pitt Meadows. it was the first time that I had attended this annual event and I had a wonderful time. We were all seated…

Washington State Winemaker Lunch at Eem

While I was at Feast Portland this past September, I was invited to an industry event, celebrating three very different winemakers from Washington state paired with delicious Thai and Southern bbq. Each winery served up 3 flights of 3 different…

Feast Portland Thai Chefs Collab Dinner

While I was in Portland for the Feast Portland festival recently, I had an opportunity to attend an incredible Thai dinner that featured Chef David Thompson of Thailand and Chef Andy Ricker of Portland. The outstanding dinner with these two…

Taste of Yaletown October 17-27

The Yaletown Business Improvement Association (YBIA) is excited to announce the 15th annual Taste of Yaletown (TOY), a two week dining event showcasing unique dishes from 17 restaurants in the neighbourhood. This year’s popular dining event will showcase creativity and diversity from…

Feast Portland 2019: Best Food and Drink

The festival is made up of several signature events that run through this 4 day festival which I attended September 12-15, as I mentioned in my Experience post. Out of all the tasty events that I had attended, these are…

Feast Portland 2019: The Experience

After attending this festival 2 years ago it had been one food festival that I had been wanting to return too. Feast Portland, an annual food and drink festival held each September in Portland, Or. This was the 8th year…

Long Table dinner at Golden Ears Cheescrafters

Last week I attended a wonderful dinner at a long table on a cheese farm on a warm summer night in Maple Ridge. This 7th Annual dinner at Golden Ears Cheesecrafters featured a selection of chefs representing several restaurants in…

Pizza Making Parties at Rocky Mountain Flatbread

I was part of a media group that made our own pizzas in a pizza making party at Rocky Mountain Flatbread recently. Always a fun time when you can dream up your own pizza and then make it with all…

More Dumplings on the Dumpling Trail in Richmond

I recently embarked on another tour around to 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…

Swaad /Heimat Chefs Dinner

Mixing up the cultures of Indian and German, I recently attended this collaboration dinner by Chefs Tim Schulte of Bauhaus Restaurant and Tushar Tondvalkar of Mumbai Local Restaurant. These two chefs collaborated on a German and Indian style pop-up dining…

Greasy Spoon Dinner with a Collaboration of Chefs

I recently attended an incredible dinner on January 14th at Save On Meats, featured Chefs Mark Brand (Save on Meats and Better Life Foundation), Mark Singson (Top Chef Canada), Letitia Wan (Di Beppe) and Sean Murray (Pan Pacific Hotel) together,…

Experiencing the Ocean Wise Menu at The Dolar Shop Hotpot

This hot pot restaurant is the first in Canada to partner with Ocean Wise, an organization committed to promoting sustainable seafood. I attended an incredible dinner recently to experience The Dolar Shop hot pot for the first time as well…

Bacio Rosso Dinner Theatre at Queen Elizabeth Park

A one of a kind dinner theatrical experience has come to Vancouver for the holiday season which will now continue on through early 2019. I had a chance to enjoy one of their performances last month under the big tent…

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…

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