Category: Great Ideas

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

Making Gingerbread Houses at Stuarts

I went on a bit of a holiday adventure the other day without leaving the city, it felt as if I went to the north pole except there was no Santa, there were however a team of bakers. I was…

Gold Medal Plates Vancouver November 16

Gold Medal Plates is the ultimate celebration of Canadian Excellence in cuisine, wine, the arts and athletic achievement. Celebrating in eight cities across Canada in 2012 including Vancouver on November 16th, Gold Medal Plates will feature superb wines and the…

Food Awards at the Vancouver Folk Fest

During the weekend of July 13 – 15, 2012 I enjoyed countless hours listening to music from musicians who performed at the 35th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival that was held at Jericho Beach Park. In addition to the music,…

The Tiffin Project: Local Food To Go

If you haven’t heard about The Tiffin Project yet, you are about too. First of all you need to get to know Hunter J. Moyes, I had the pleasure to speak at an East Van Love event back in February…

Cartems Donuts and the Story

The other day I heard about a new donut shop that popped up at the corner of Carrall and Hastings. I was curious, and I had to check it out.  Within an hour of them opening just as I got…

Secret Supper Soiree Speakeasy

Last night I attended a Secret Supper Soiree Speakeasy tour, one of the playful events in this years Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2012. This was the first time that I was able to attend a Swallow Tail event and I…

Pan Pacific Christmas Wish Breakfast Dec 7

The 24th Annual Pan Pacific Vancouver Christmas Wish Breakfast epic toy drive benefiting the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau is being held on Wednesday, December 7, from 6am-9am. Each year the Hotel hosts one of Canada’s largest toy drives where the…

Alice In Wonderland themed Pop-Up Restaurant

Celebrity Chef and Food Network Star Bob Blumer is Vancouver bound, on his televised, international hunt for The Worlds Weirdest Restaurant. Swallow Tail Secret Supper Club runs underground culinary events here in Vancouver, and their Alice In Wonderland themed Pop-Up…

Gold Medal Plates Vancouver 2011: The Chefs

Gold Medal Plates is the ultimate celebration of Canadian Excellence in cuisine, wine, the arts and athletic achievement. Celebrating in eight cities across Canada in 2011 including Vancouver on November 4th, Gold Medal Plates will feature superb wines and the…

Fish & Chips: Untraditional Challenge

While I was doing my Traditional Fish & Chips quest, I had a curiosity about how the ethnic eateries around the city would prepare Fish & Chips in their style of cooking. I challenged several restaurants and their chefs to…

O’DOUL’S RESTAURANT

UPDATED 11/21/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1300 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604 661 1400 Web: http://www.odoulsrestaurant.com Twitter: @odoulsonrobson Advice: Offers jazz most nights, check their online jazz calendar for details. Often visiting for some late night jazz, I turned it up…

The Fillmore Family Reunion August 13

Benefitting A Loving Spoonful. celebrate an occasion when many friends and family of the Fillmore Family get together for a day of food, frolic, fun, games, music, dancing, and much more. The Fillmore Family Reunion will be like no other….

Italian Day June 5th on the Drive

Experience the Flavors of Italy “La Dolce Vita” with culture, food and live entertainment Sunday, June 5th, 2011 12:00PM – 8:00PM Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC Public event open to all ages and cultures The Italian Day Committee and the Commercial…

Refuel’s Annual BC Spot Prawn Boil Just Got Bigger

Roll up your sleeves, BC spot prawn season is upon us and Refuel is hosting its annual BC Spot Prawn Boil, twice. Thursday May 26 and Thursday June 2 at 7:00pm, guests will gather around communal tables in the dining…

Red Cross Red Carpet Soiree May 12

The Canadian Red Cross Red Carpet Soiree is an annual gala event offering guests red carpet arrival with “paparazzi”, award-winning canapés, fine wine and a silent auction featuring items donated by celebrities, high-end retailers and Red Cross corporate supporters. This…

Food Fight! The Battle for Brunch April 10

Calling all Foodies! Food Fight! The Battle for Brunch, presented by Variety – The Children’s Charity and MarketPlace IGA, is back for the second year in a row! This fun and unique fundraising event will bring together some of BC’s…

East Van Wine Academy

The Waldorf and resident sommelier Kurtis Kolt are proud to launch the East Van Wine Academy. The series of courses and parties begins Tuesday, March 22, 2011 and will return the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The East…

The Science of Sexy Food Feb 24

The Vancouver Aquarium invites you to a speaker series exploring the Science of Sexy Food. We’re delighted to host this free event highlighting some of the science behind getting wine, chocolate and oysters to the market with leading B.C.-based researchers,…

Fillo Pastry Making Workshops

Feb 19th at 2pm – Workshop I  (approx 2 hours long) I will be participating in this Fillo Pastry Workshop where Poppy Siormanolakis will teach — Learning to work with store bought fillo pastry! Small intimated Classes For those wanting…

Tales of the Cocktail on Tour Vancouver March 13-15

For eight years, Tales of the Cocktail® has been bringing cocktail aficionados from around the world to New Orleans, for the most spirited event of the year. For the first time, this internationally acclaimed cocktail festival is taking its show…

Blue Mountain and Friends: A Feast for the Senses

Join us on Monday, January 17, 2011 for an evening celebrating the premium wines of BC’s Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars.  The event will be grazing style which will allow guests to wander the room sampling wines paired with cuisine…

Dine Out Vancouver Events: Something New

To mark the 9th Annual Dine Out celebration, Tourism Vancouver has added many new and exciting food and wine related events taking place in January and February. Here are a few of the events that you are going to want…

Dine Out Vancouver 2011

Tourism Vancouver’s annual culinary promotion runs from January 24 to February 6 Dine Out Vancouver – the largest dining event of its kind in Canada – is back for a ninth year with more restaurants and more food events than…

Ocean Wise Chowder ChowDown November 24

The 3rd annual Ocean Wise Chowder ChowDown At the Vancouver Aquarium 7 – 10pm Tickets are $40 (non-members) and $32 (members) 12 of BC’s top Ocean Wise chefs reveal their newest chowder competing for the Best Sustainable Seafood Chowder on…

Vancouver Foodster Fall Flavours Event

A food networking event connecting Vancouver’s vibrant food community Exclusive premium flavours created for our Vancouver Foodster event and not available to anyone who has not purchased a ticket for our event. Our dessert night will feature the finest local…

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