Category: Great Ideas

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

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: …

Sticky Toffee Pudding in Pubs in the City

Sticky Toffee Pudding is one of the popular desserts featured at pubs all over the city during this holiday season. Whether you are on your own or with a group of friends, check out one of these pubs and settle…

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…

11 Chocolatiers 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 of my favourite independent Vancouver chocolatiers that showcase beautiful photos of their chocolate…

Tea Ceremony Classes at Treasure Green Tea Company

Treasure Green Tea Company is pleased to announce the offering of exclusive tea ceremony classes with second-generation tea master, Olivia Cheung. Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:30…

Salmon Chowder Cookoff September 27 at River Fest

The 2nd Annual Salmon Chowder Cookoff is happening this year on Saturday September 27th from 11am – 1pm at the River Market in New Westminster. Hosted by the Fraser River Discovery Centre, as five restaurants battle it out for the…

RIPE Feast on October 19

On October 19th, 2014, the Vancouver Farmers Markets will present their 6th annual dinner fundraiser event: RIPE: A Harvest Celebration, at the Roundhouse Community Centre from 4pm – 8pm. RIPE is a casual, family-style meal that includes a feast of…

Discovering Thailand Festival in Vancouver August 22-24

The inaugural Thai Festival will take place this coming weekend August 22-24 downtown Vancouver, presented by The Royal Thai Consulate-General in collaboration with Suan Dusit Rajaphat University. A place to enjoy music, dance, fashion and delicious Thai food this festival…

Tasting Summer Brunch at Market by Jean-Georges

Yesterday I kicked off summer in style on the patio of Market at the Shangri-La Hotel downtown Vancouver, joined by my friend Kenji Maeda. Bubbles, Beats & Brunch takes places every weekend all summer long featuring an array of flavourful…

Beachside Concessions in West Vancouver

I took myself on an excursion a couple weeks ago to Whytecliff Park in West Vancouver to visit The Smoke House which is located inside the park towards and above the beach. This beachside concession is unlike any you have…

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