Category: Culinary Adventures

from restaurant tours to feasts.

Bambudda Fall Menu Tasting

Visited last night to taste some of Chef Curtis Luk’s new dishes, he is the new Executive Chef of the restaurant, I was excited to take a whirl through his menu, as well as the new cocktail menu by Bartender…

Omakase Tasting at Raw Bar

My friend Chef Takayuki Omi joined me for an Omakase tasting menu (Chefs choice) on his night off. He guided me through this 100% Ocean Wise certified sushi bar explaining each of the pieces and noting the origin of each….

Dinner by Bayan Pop-Up Dining Experience

Last night I dined at a communal table with several people that I didn’t know at first, along with my friend Jordan Rogers who joined me, there was Ed Lau whom I knew from my blogging circles. As people were…

Taste of Yaletown at Hapa Izakaya

Last night I ate my way through each course of the 3 course optioned Taste of Yaletown menu. Their offering is broken down into 3 courses where diners choose 1 of the 3 dishes in that course. My friend Jonathan…

Farms to Table Dinner at Brambles Bistro

I was recently invited to attend a wonderful dinner outside at Brambles Bistro located at Tanglebank Gardens in Abbotsford. This unique dinner featured farmers from the Abbotsford area who supplied all the ingredients for the chefs to create this wonderful…

Grill & Vine Maple Syrup Inspired Dinner

Over the past few years I have spent a few days each summer visiting the beautiful Westin Resort & Spa in Whistler where I had the pleasure of dining in their restaurants and getting to know their Executive Chef Brad…

Making Mole at La Mezcaleria

Since I love mole and have always loved mole, attending a media tasting of how to make mole had me front and centre yesterday. La Mezcaleria hosted a gathering that featured Chef Susana Trilling from Oaxaca, Mexico who was in…

Piedmont Dinner at Gudrun

On April 19, I attended one of the long table dinners for the first time at Gudrun Tasting Room in Steveston. This exceptional dinner was created by Chef Paul Finlay who put together a delicious 6 course menu. At two…

Le Tigre Cuisine at the Longtail Longtable

On April 13, I attended one of the long table dinners for the first time at Longtail Kitchen in the River Market in New Westminster. This exceptional dinner was created by Chef Clement Chan and Steve Kwan of Le Tigre…

New Dishes at La Mezcaleria

I always look forward to tasting the new dishes these chefs create at this Mexican eatery on the Eastside, I recently tasted some of their newest creations. 1st Dish: Tamarind Squid Barbequed squid, with sweet soy and tamarind marinade, garlic peanuts,…

Akakuro-Buta Tasting Tour around Vancouver

Up until a few days ago I had no idea what Akakuro-Buta was other than knowing that it was a type of pork. I had an opportunity to meet Christopher Ng of Wingtat Game Bird Packers during a media tasting…

Snowshoe Fondue on Grouse Mountain

One of the unique events that I attended in this years Dine Out Vancouver Festival was The Snowshoe Fondue held on top of Grouse Mountain on January 24th. This was the first time that Grouse Mountain had hosted this event…

Chinese New Year Celebration at Sea Harbour

Last night I was one of the fortunate to dine at Sea Harbour Restaurant in Richmond to celebrate The Year of the Horse. The dinner was hosted by Tourism Richmond, I joined other media friends for a feast of delightful…

Chinese New Year at Bambudda

Bambudda in Gastown will be featuring a selection of canapes and cocktails to celebrate the Year of the Horse Chinese New Year Jan 31 to Feb. 9. I had an opportunity to taste some of the delicious eats and drinks last…

From Farms to Forks 4

On October 6th I attended the annual fundraiser that benefited Growing Chefs, it was From Farms to Forks 4. It was another tasty Kitchen Party organized by the team of Growing Chefs held at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts,…

Joy of Feeding 2013

On Sunday June 30th, I spent the afternoon at a glorious event, the Joy of Feeding! This was the 2nd year that I had attended this wonderful event out of its 3 year history and  the setting at UBC Farm…

Mexican Fiesta at Lubavitch Vancouver

On February 10th I was invited to attend a Mexican Fiesta dinner at the Lubavitch Centre where Chabad Catering created a delicious all you can eat meal featuring Kosher Mexican dishes created by Chef Menajem. The room was filled with…

From Farms to Forks

On October 21st I attended a wonderful fundraiser that benefited Growing Chefs, it was From Farms to Forks 3. It was a Kitchen Party like none other, this was a culinary adventure held at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts,…

Taste of Yaletown 2012

Last night I previewed 3 very different restaurants in Yaletown, I travelled the world without leaving the neighborhood from Thai to Japanese to Italian! The main purpose of the Taste of Yaletown is just that to taste food at restaurants…

East Meets West at West Restaurant

On August 28th I attended an extraordinary dinner that featured two of this countrie’s finest chefs in a seven course dinner. Executive Chef Jeremy Charles of Raymonds Restaurant in Newfoundland and Executive Chef Quang Dang of West Restaurant in Vancouver,…

Experiencing the Richmond Night Market

On Saturday night my friend Nikki Caine and I visited this market for the first time, I know this may come as a surprise to you, how is it possible that I haven’t been before, well it’s true. I first…

Eating Italian with Ricardo’s

It’s no secret that I love Italian cuisine, whether eating in Rome, Vancouver or elsewhere, the food of Italy is about delicious food and enjoying. I recently attended a media dinner in Vancouver with Chef Ricardo Scebba, he and his…

Joy of Feeding

Last Sunday I spent the afternoon at a joyous event, the Joy of Feeding! The setting was UBC Farm in the sunshine with 16 multi-cultural home cooks set-up under the tents and serving up their recipe of choice to the…

Celebrating Halibut Season

Halibut season is in full swing, last week I visited some local restaurants to taste their Ocean Wise Paciifc Halibut creations. I started off with a visit to Kitsilano Daily Kitchen where Chef Brian Fowke has been offering nightly halibut…

The BEST Non Traditional Nachos

I had a curiosity after I ate the most amazing twist on nachos dish while having dinner at Black + Blue last month. The unique and delicious Steak House Nachos were the inspiration that got my creative juices flowing. I…

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