Category: Culinary Adventures

from restaurant tours to feasts.

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…

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….

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