Category: Great Ideas

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

Gold Medal Plates: 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 2010, Gold Medal Plates will feature superb wines and the premier chefs in each city,…

Chocolate Festival October 15 – November 10th

I love chocolate and I know that many of you do as well and I’m so happy to be attending some of these amazing chocolate inspired events that will be taking place around the Vancouver area over the next month….

2011 Chinese Restaurant Awards Launched

The Vancouver area is a Mecca for some of the best Chinese restaurants in the world, last February, the world’s most prestigious travel publication, Condé Nast Traveler, proclaimed what many residents already knew, that Metro Vancouver has the best Chinese…

An Afternoon with Chef David Adjey

Last Friday I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with Chef David Adjey, we started off on a tour of the Granville Island Public Market where David was on a mission to find ingredients to cook a recipe that…

Moon Cakes at Pan Pacific Vancouver Brunch Sept 19

I took part in a media tour and tasting the other day, led by Pastry Chef Hans Pirhofer at the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver where he and Executive Chef Daryl Nagata made their specialty Moon Cakes. These Moon Cakes are…

BBQ on the Bypass Happens Sept 19

The countdown to Metro Vancouver’s hottest BBQ competition is officially on. With just one week to go until the fifth annual BBQ On The Bypass on Sunday, September 19th, get ready for the biggest and best event yet. New this…

A Plugged-In Tour of Granville Island’s Artistry & History

Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA) launches a plugged-in Chef Instructor led walking tour of Vancouver’s historic and diverse Granville Island.   For $40.00 per person join us as we savour the wares of the market’s many globally influenced and locally…

1st Annual Great BC Bake-off Sept 19

Now here is an event that I am excited about, a pie baking competition as part of the upcoming BBQ on the Bypass event happening on Sept 19th. This is the first time the Pie Baking Competition is taking place,…

Home Grown: Local Sustainable Food at MOV

I wandered through the exhibit this morning to have a look through this exciting exhibit that runs from August 26th, 2010 through January 2, 2011 at the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) where they have partnered with FarmFolkCityFolk to explore Vancouver’s…

Dinner on the Floating Dining Room

As you can imagine I have been to many different types of dinners of the years, some of my most memorable meals had been while I was off travelling. Last night I had one of the most memorable dining experiences…

Chefs at our 1st Year Anniversary Event

Meet some of the chefs participating in the Vancouver Foodster 1st Anniversary Event on July 28th. Todd began his career at age 17 in Australia as an apprentice at Ming Jade Restaurant under Cantonese chef Kevin Lowe.  He then commenced…

Vancouver Foodster 1st Anniversary Event

Wednesday July 28th  — 6pm – 9pm Canvas Lounge 99 Powell Street, Vancouver Vancouver Foodster celebrates one-year anniversary with a tasting feast in Gastown The event will feature ‘signature dishes’ bites from buzzing and renowned restaurants and vendors from Vancouver,…

MeLe Kai Ho: a Luau July 30

Are you ready for a summertime Luau? Get your tickets soon for the this tasty event that is taking place at 7pm at the Rowing Club in Stanley Park. Here is the menu for the evening feast: Your choice of…

60 Nights of Floating Dinners

Don’t be surprised if over the summer months you see a different type of ‘boat’ moored in False Creek. This ‘boat’ is actually a very elegant 12-person dining room, floating on a base of plastic bottles. The seaworthy dining room is the first…

Yaletown Best Burger Competition: The Meat

After and exciting burger tasting competition that was held on the 1200 block of Hamilton Street in Yaletown on Canada Day, the judges myself included had a pow wow session to compare notes on our own tastes, orginality and presentation….

Yaletown Best Burger Competition on Canada Day

Head on down to the 1200 block of Hamilton on July 1st and celebrate Canada Day Yaletown style. The highlight of the day is going to be the Yaletown Best Burger Competition being held in front of SOCIETY of which…

Vancouver Cupcake Challenge

Cupcakes have been a rage in the Vancouver area for quite sometime, having been invited to attend the 1st Vancouver Cupcake Challenge on Sunday June 20th, I couldn’t resist the temptation. I thought that I knew most of the Cupcake…

Aluminum Chef Competition June 20

On Sunday, 20 June 2010, Rio Tinto Alcan invites media to come and enjoy the final culinary showdown of this year’s Aluminum Chef Competition at the 2010 Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival.  Headlining this year’s panel of judges is…

Feast of Fields at Wellbrook Winery

The Lower Mainland’s annual outdoor feast will be taking place at the Wellbrook Winery this year. For 15 years, our Lower Mainland Feast of Fields has always been the 1st Sunday after Labour Day…but this year, they are temporarily changing…

What is your favourite thirst quencher drink on a hot day?

I posted this question on Twitter and here are the answers by our Twitter friends and followers: i_on_food_drink Pimm’s & sparkling lemonade herrohachi a fruity slush like strw/mango bubbletea! chengsophia Watermelon slush, lemonade and water! cbjerrisgaard Soda and bitters or…

Dine Out Vancouver: Tasty Tours and Edible Events

New for Dine Out Vancouver 2010 are a variety of culinary classes, tasty tours and edible events. Starting in advance of Dine Out Vancouver on April 22 and running until May 6 there are some 40 different daytime culinary events being offered,…

Love Food? Here is the Scoop on Cooking Classes around the city

Here is the scoop on the cooking classes, cookbook signings, guest chefs and more happening around Vancouver. Arts Club Theatre Cooks Series http://www.artsclub.com/events/cooking-classes/index.htm Barbara Joe’s Books for Cooks 1740 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver http://www.bookstocooks.com/page193.htm Dirty Apron Cooking School 540 Beatty…

Projecting Change Film Festival April 22-25

The Projecting Change Film Festival takes place April 22-25 at Fifth Avenue Theatre in Vancouver. Showcasing a variety of films that promote green and sustainable living. A couple of films that are food related include “What’s on your Plate” and…

Communal Tables

If you are afraid of eating solo when out in a restaurant, or looking to meet some other like minded folk, I have compiled this list for you. Here is a comprehensive list of Communal Tables at restaurants and cafes…

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