Category: Great Ideas

Restaurants that have created something new, cool, special nights and other random ideas.

Cooking with the Brewhall Cheeseburger and Cookie Meal Kits

Continuing with my home cooking adventures during the covid19 pandemic, had some fun trying out the Cheeseburgers new Take and Make meal kit that Brewhall restaurant recently launched. We also loved their Take and Make Chocolate Chip Cornflake Cookie kit…

Cooking with the Provence Restaurant Duck Confit Meal Kit

For over the past month we have been mostly enjoying takeout from various restaurants around the city promoting their takeout offerings. Last night we mixed that up and did an easy cooking adventure at home making Duck Confit with a…

Cooking with Artusi Deli Products

One of my favourite Vancouver area restaurants launched the Artusi Deli recently with freshly made pasta, sauces and flatbreads. Located in the Uptown area of New Westminster this  restaurant now offers their Italian deli featuring these homemade products. A few…

Cooking with Bodega Foods Spanish Sauces

One of my favourite Vancouver area restaurants launched a line of sauces a few years ago. Last night we used the sauces, cooking at home and made up a different recipe with each of them. Bodega foods has a blog…

Urban Tadka serves up Indian food by Delivery

Chefs Tushar Tondvalkar and Evan Elman recently co-founded their Urban Tadka company that specializes in Awadhi cuisine (Indian). You place your order through Uber Eats, Doordash, Skip the Dishes and Foodee, and then your dishes are delivered to you at…

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…

Red Truck Beer announces Summer Concert Lineup

Truck Stop Concert Series at Red Truck Beer returns for another great year of summer music. Red Truck Beer Co.  is hosting its fourth annual Truck Stop Concert Series with three events at its East Vancouver brewery. These events bring…

Nitro Liqueur Infused Treats at 77K Freeze

Celebrate the holidays and warm up with a Nitro treat using a variety of different liqueurs and ice cream or sorbetto. 77K Freeze opened earlier this past summer offering all sorts of flavours in a variety of different formats from…

Contra Kitchen by The Curatorialist

Last week I attended a delicious event at Pacific Restaurant Supply, it was a pop-up food event produced by Chef Deniz Tarakcioglu and his partner Hakan Burcuoglu. Featuring a selection of curated cocktails with an esoteric menu inspired by the…

Thai Cooking at the Thai Festival July 22-23

In advance of this weekend’s 4th Annual Thai Festival in Vancouver, this morning I took part in a Thai dessert making class at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, where Chef Mr. Sakarin Hongrattanavorakit and Asst. Prof Nanolin Dangsungwal demonstrated…

Feast of Fields Celebrates 50 on Sept 11

One of my favourite foodie events of the year is about to celebrate their 50th. This year FarmFolk CityFolk’s, Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields fundraiser will be held on Sunday, September 11th at Laurica Farm and Fraser Common Farm (combined venue)….

Joy of Feeding on June 25

One of my favourite events of the year is about to take place on June 25 from 5-8pm at UBC Farm. Fifteen home cooks of different cultural backgrounds – from Egypt to Switzerland to Turkey and beyond – will offer…

Hawkers Wharf to Open this Summer

A new culinary centre under the direction and vision of it’s founder Chris Jerome is set to open in early July in North Vancouver. It is going to be a one of kind culinary destination that mixes their own bar,…

Italian Gas Station Experiment at Salt Tasting Room

Just as you would stop at a gas station for some delicious delicacies driving in Italy, Salt Tasting Room is featuring what they call the Italian Gas Station experiment during February. My friend Ajay joined me for a tasting flight…

Science of Cocktails on February 4

An exciting event is being held at Science World which features molecular mixology, 25 stellar beverage stations (open bar) run by award-winning bartenders and mouthwatering appetizers all night. Bragging rights and prizes to be won all in the name of…

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival 2016

One of the city’s favourite festivals, the Hot Chocolate Festival returns for its 6th season, bigger and better than ever, with Vancouver’s best chocolatiers, pastry shops, bakeries, cafes, gelato and ice cream parlours joining forces to make the humble hot…

18 More Chefs to follow on Instagram

Instagram is a social media platform that is gaining in popularity globally as well it in Vancouver, exciting food photos are a wonderful escape. Here are some more of my favourite Vancouver chefs who I have been following on Instagram…

The Capilano Holiday Pop-up

I enjoyed tasting some of the beverages and savoury items today at a preview social for the holiday pop-up at the The Capilano Tea House in Gastown. Kicking off tomorrow is 12 days of local which runs daily through to…

Globe YVR Tiffin Lunch

Executive Chef Karan Suri hails from India, and couldn’t find a Tiffin type of lunch around Vancouver that replicated what he grew up eating. Months ago he added a Tiffin lunch offering in the restaurant and I finally had a…

Joy of Feeding at UBC Farm on September 19

Sixteen home cooks of different cultural backgrounds – from Peru to Iran to Rwanda – will offer a taste of their favourite recipes at the fourth annual Joy of Feeding event on September 19, 2015. This celebration of whole foods,…

Top Chefs Cooking Classes Supporting Earthbites

Some of Vancouver’s most talented and award-winning chefs have signed on to teach cooking classes to adults in order to raise funds to help kids connect with their food. The list is impressive and includes a diverse array of Vancouver…

30 More Chefs to follow on Instagram

Instagram is a social media platform that is gaining in popularity globally as well it in Vancouver, exciting food photos are a wonderful escape. Here are some more of my favourite Vancouver chefs who I have been following on Instagram…

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival 2015

One of Vancouver’s favourite annual events of the year is about to begin, the Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival runs January 17 – February 14, 2015. You can find everything here but keep reading for the highlights …   WHAT’S NEW: …

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