Category: Holiday Fare

Events and special meals and drinks happening in restaurants for the holidays.

Celebrating Valentine’s Treat a Friend or Lover

Here is a selection of Valentine’s related indulgences being offered at bakeries to chocolatiers, restaurants to a vineyard and beyond! I talked about many of these treats on my radio show on the “Best and the Foodiest” on CKNW 980…

Treats for Easter

Each year it seems more and more bakeries are offering more exciting treats to celebrate this annual holiday. Here are some of the bakeries, and chocolatiers where you can purchase Easter treats in and around Vancouver. Pastiera Pie Homemade pie…

Chinese New Year Cooking with Stephanie Yuen

I was honored to observe, my friend and fellow writer teach a cooking class to celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Monkey. Stephanie is a master when it comes to cooking Chinese dishes as well as making…

Celebrate Chinese New Year in Richmond

If someone is looking to partake in Chinese New Year activities as a small group or as just an individual, there’s lots of different events happening in Richmond: International Buddhist Temple’s Chinese New Year Flower Bazaar – February 3-8 Modelled…

Christmas Treats

For this years Christmas holiday season there are many bakeries around the city baking up selections of treats. Here are a couple of local bakeries and some of their unique offerings. Fratelli Bakery Gingerbread People Santa decorated cookies Snowman Christmas…

Chanukah Donuts

Chanukah is an 8 day Jewish holiday that celebrates the miracle of light it is a joyous festival of lights People celebrate by lighting the menorah, playing dreidel games, and eat festive foods. Of course there are the traditional festive…

Presidents Choice Insiders Collection Holiday Brunch

Last week I indulged in a wonderful brunch that featured many new products from the PC Insiders Collection, served at a long table at L’Abattoir by their chefs team. For the holiday season, President’s Choice® brand, launches more than 70…

Here’s your Jewish New Year Eating Guide

The Jewish New Year (September 13 to 15) or Rosh Hashanah as it is known is the first of the High Holy Days where eating delish food reigns. This is a holiday known for feasting on round challah (a sweet…

Treats for Pride

Pride kicks off this week in Vancouver, this is a festival that many people celebrate, whether you are gay or have friends or loved ones who are gay, or you just want to be a part of this wonderful commnuty…

Cinco de Mayo in Vancouver and Beyond on May 5

To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, here are some of the restaurants, delivery services and events around Vancouver and beyond that will be celebrating. Las Margaritas This is our biggest event of the year. We are having Los Dorados Mariachis play…

Making Hot Cross Buns at Cobs

Hot Cross Buns are traditionally eaten around Good Friday and Easter for all those that celebrate these holidays. These buns have become popular over the years with many people around the world who like the spiced sweet buns made with…

Treats for Valentines Weekend

This year it seems more and more restaurants and bakeries are making it more of a weekend celebration as opposed to the usual Valentine’s DAY. Finding the extraordinary treats to give to that special someone or two is often a…

His and Hers on Valentines Day

Last year Fable Kitchen caused a bit of a ruckus with their announcement of a His & Hers Valentines dinner, it ended up being widely popular. This year Fable announced a repeat of the same with a slight twist which…

BC Wine Picks for the Holidays

I asked John Clerides, Proprietor of Marquis Wine Cellars for his BC Wine picks for this holiday season. Here are a selection of his favourites for this 2014 festive season. BUBBLE No festive occasion is complete without bubbles. Bella Sparkling…

Chocolate Tasting Holiday Party at ChocolaTas

It’s pretty much a given that when I receive an invite to a chocolate party, that is a party I will be attending, for the love of chocolate! Master Chocolatier Wim Tas and his wife Veve Tas are the proprietors…

Chanukah Treats and Sweets

Chanukah is an 8 day Jewish holiday that celebrates the miracle of light it is a joyous festival of lights People celebrate by lighting the menorah, playing dreidel games, and eat festive foods. Of course there are the traditional festive…

Chanukah Treats at Solly’s

The 8 day Jewish festival starts early at Solly’s Bagelry when their bakers begin making their Jelly Donuts (Sufganiot). I visited to watch the Jelly donut making process from the beginning to end where Owner Leah Markovitch inspects the donuts…

Temper Chocolate and Pastry Holiday Preview

I visited Pastry Chef/Owner Steven Hodge for a holiday season preview to taste some of their newest chocolate and pastry creations. Steven Hodge has gotten creative with his seasonal chocolate sculptures to capture the holidays and crafted a handful of…

A Taste of the Holiday Season at Urban Tea Merchant

I had taste of the Christmas season at Urban Tea Merchant recently where they launched their new TWG teas for the holiday season. I tasted some tea inspired canapes as well as some of the teas from this line-up of…

Halloween Treats in the City

Trick or Treat, why trick yourself into a treat you don’t want and treat yourself or your kids to something fun and unique that says Halloween! Here are some treats that caught my eye to help you celebrate this holiday….

Treat Yourself on Valentines Day

Why wait for someone to give you a treat that you want for Valentine’s Day? Treat yourself on Friday February 14th or find a friend and treat each other!  A few days ago I tweeted to pizzerias around the city…

Unique Treats for Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that is all about giving treats, rather than treating a loved one for only one day a year, you may just want to treat yourself or even a co-worker, or heck splurge and…

Celebrating Valentine’s Day with a Twist

It”s nice to see a cafe doing something different to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, you might even say it’s a twist of the extraordinary! Glenburn Soda Fountain and Confectionary will be hosting Be My Soda Shoppe Sweetheart on February…

Celebrating Chinese New Year in Richmond

Already abandoned or forgotten those New Years resolutions? Don’t despair. Chinese New Year, celebrated this year on Friday, January 31, is just around the corner. It’s a second chance to say good riddance to nagging bad habits and usher in…

Epiphany Mexican Holiday Baking

On Epiphany (January 6, 2014) Mexicans celebrate this religious holiday. This is a holiday known for eating Rosca de reyes or roscón de reyes (kings’ ring) it is a Spanish and Latin American king’s cake pastry. If you don’t have the time to do the baking, you can purchase…

1,001 Nights for the Holidays at Vancouver’s Shangri-La

To mark the opening of the holiday season at the Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver I enjoyed some of the dishes along with some great musicians who will be entertaining during the holidays. Admiring the famous collection of magical folk tales, “The…

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