Category: Great Ideas

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

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…

Tastes of Latin America June 28 – July 6

Carnaval del Sol and Latincouver present Tastes of Latin America at several Latin American restaurants throughout Vancouver. This event will unite the city’s best Latin flavours with locals who have yet to know about them (and the ones that just…

Jazz Fest 2014 Club Series

The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival showcases a wide range of jazz related concerts from June 20 – July 1, 2014. Featuring all types of concerts in many venues around the city. Here are some of the restaurants and clubs…

Vancouver International Tequila Expo on May 31

The 3rd Annual Vancouver International Tequila Expo (VITE) will take place on May 31, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.  Proceeds will benefit the British Columbia Hospitality Foundation (BCHF), the hospitality industry’s own charity. The event is Canada’s largest showcase of premium agave…

Subscription Based Local Food

Vitae Juice Created by two young Vancouverites, Vitae Juice offers fresh, unpasteurized cold-pressed juice with door-to-door delivery service in the Vancouver Area. Using only natural and seasonal ingredients, from 100% organic, non-GMO fruit and vegetables. Vitae Juice has 15 juice…

12 Vancouver 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 of my favourite Vancouver chefs who I have been following on Instagram their…

7 Cafes to Follow in Vancouver on Instagram

Instagram is a social media platform that is gaining in popularity globally as well in Vancouver, food photos and especially coffee and desserts photos are a wonderful escape. Here are some of my favourite Vancouver cafes who I have been…

Lukes General Store + Stumptown Coffee Pop-up

Calgary-based retailer Lukes is launching their first Vancouver venture with a pop-up project in Chinatown focussed on serving Stumptown, the Pacific Northwest roast whose unique quality and practices has earned it a cult-like status among coffee lovers. Lukes was the…

On the Go – Restaurant Delivery in Vancouver

There is a new type of food delivery service called the Breakfast Courier that delvers healthy oriented breakfast eats from restaurants to the doorsteps of residents by bicycle downtown, Kitsilano, Mount Pleasant and areas including Railtown to Commercial Drive. Their website…

Hot Chocolate Festival Vancouver Round 4

In it’s 4th year, this years Hot Chocolate Festival grows yet again, running from January 18-February 14, it will feature 25 cafes offering up a total of 60 different hot chocolate beverages for us to taste and savour. Vancouver is…

Dine Out Vancouver 2014 Events -picks

This year’s Dine Out Vancouver runs January 17 – February 2nd and features an extensive selection of unique events in addition to prix-frixe meals that all the participating restaurants will be offering. On Wednesday January 8th I will publish my restaurant…

7 Pastry Chefs on Instagram to Follow in Vancouver

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

Mollie Katzen Talk & Tasting

Last week I had the pleasure to meet Cookbook Author, Mollie Katzen at Books to Cooks. She was in town to promote her new book “The Heart of the Plate”, a beautiful book filled with vegetarian recipes for a new…

Hawkers Market Thrives in East Van

A couple of weeks ago I attended this bustling market that was filled with foodies and music lovers out experiencing food stalls from a growing number of smaller food vendors as well as some known food trucks. Chris Jerome had…

Fondue Nights at Le Parisien

Last Wednesday I indulged in one of my favourite dishes, sharing a pot of delicious cheese fondue. When travelling in Switzerland or France it was fairly easy to enjoy fondue, it is great to see Le Parisien step up to…

Mealshare Supports People in Need

I recently heard about a new program that just launched in Vancouver called Mealshare that works with restaurants and provides meals for those in need. What is Mealshare? It is a new non-profit organization run by three young entrepreneurs  who…

BBQ on the Bypass on September 15

Dozens of BBQ pitmasters and their teams from across the Pacific Northwest will set up camp in Langley on Sunday, September 15th for one of the community’s most popular events, the 2013 BBQ on the Bypass. The 8th annual free…

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