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Contest: Win a ticket to TASTE BC 2010 on January 19

The 16th annual celebration of local food and drink takes place January 19, 2010 (4:30-7:30 p.m.) at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver. Guests will taste, sip and experience BC’s finest wine, beer and spirits accompanied by tasty fare from…

CRU Lands a Helping Hand to Haiti – Fundraising Dinner Jan 31

On Sunday, January 31 2010, CRU Restaurant will invite Vancouverites to support the people of Haiti at a Haiti Earthquake Relief Fundraising Dinner.  Guests will enjoy an outstanding four-course dinner paired with wines from CRU’s renowned cellar.  The evening will…

Mangere, Bere, Vivere Dinner January 31

On Sunday, January 31st West Vancouver’s Mangia e Bevi will host a special dinner called Mangere, Bere, Vivere, (To Eat, To Drink, To Live). The sumptuous four-course dinner, paired with complementary wines, will be a fitting finale to the restaurant’s…

Afternoon Tea at Fleuri Restaurant

Afternoon Tea is an art and should be an extraordinary experience one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for you to indulge in an Afternoon Tea experience. Each of the places is unique in what they offer…

Kerrisdale: Eat and Drink during 2010 Olympics

For locals and visitors alike eating in Vancouver during the Olympics and Para-Olympics will have it’s challenges. Obviously being downtown or close to any of the Olympic venues will see lots of people and most of the restaurants, bars, lounges…

Mount Pleasant: Eat and Drink during 2010 Olympics

For locals and visitors alike eating in Vancouver during the Olympics and Para-Olympics will have it’s challenges. Obviously being downtown or close to any of the Olympic venues will see lots of people and most of the restaurants, bars, lounges…

Riley Park: Eat and Drink during 2010 Olympics

For locals and visitors alike eating in Vancouver during the Olympics and Para-Olympics will have it’s challenges. Obviously being downtown or close to any of the Olympic venues will see lots of people and most of the restaurants, bars, lounges…

Cambie Village: Eat and Drink during 2010 Olympics

For locals and visitors alike eating in Vancouver during the Olympics and Para-Olympics will have it’s challenges. Obviously being downtown or close to any of the Olympic venues will see lots of people and most of the restaurants, bars, lounges…

Oakridge Neighborhood: Eat during 2010 Olympics

For locals and visitors alike eating in Vancouver during the Olympics and Para-Olympics will have it’s challenges. Obviously being downtown or close to any of the Olympic venues will see lots of people and most of the restaurants, bars, lounges…

GO CANADA! cupcakes available in four celebratory flavours

Tracycakes is offering customers a chance to taste the spirit of the 2010 Winter Olympics with a freshly baked selection of GO CANADA! cupcakes, exclusively available at Tracycakes Bakery Cafe in Abbotsford and White Rock. The sweet treats are offered…

Long Table Series at Irish Heather Jan 11th to Feb 11th

This period of The Irish Heather’s Long Table Series (LTS) will probably be our best ever! From January 11th to February 11th we will be serving 11 new entrees and 3 new beverages, including a first time pairing with red…

Afternoon Tea at Adonia Tea

Afternoon Tea is an art and should be an extraordinary experience one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for you to indulge in an Afternoon Tea experience. Each of the places is unique in what they offer…

Ryan Steele Mixes Cocktails

Ryan Steele is a Bartender at 1181 on Davie in Vancouver’s Westend neighborhood, where he has been mixing drinks for the past few years. As I stood at the bar talking with Ryan, I asked him to create a spectacular…

Afternoon Tea at The Urban Tea Merchant

Afternoon Tea is an art and should be an extraordinary experience one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for you to indulge in an Afternoon Tea experience. Each of the places is unique in what they offer…

Celebrate the Games in Vancouver with Olympic Cocktails

As the 2010 Olympic Games approach, a few Vancouver restaurants and bars are getting into the Games-time spirit with their own Olympic-related beverage promotions. Here are some of the players, I had a chance to meet Bartender, “Jetside Johnny” at…

TASTE BC 2010 on January 19th

Liberty Wine Merchant is once again presenting TASTE BC 2010 a fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital-Oak Tree Clinic. The 16th annual celebration of local food and drink takes place January 19, 2010 (4:30-7:30 p.m.) at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in…

Best Foodie Events of 2009

I went to a lot of different food and wine events during 2009 and these are the standouts of the year. 1) Coast Restaurant Opening party was the best restaurant opening of the year. 2) Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder Chowdown…

A Quest for the Best Grilled Cheese in Vancouver

I am sure that you can make your own Grilled Cheese at home and I am sure you can find a Grilled Cheese on many restaurant menus around the city. The Grilled Cheese is a favourite comfort food for many….

Creme Brulee Quest

Vancouver is beloved by many, for reasons as diverse as the array its attractions, and the global composition of its visitors. Besides the obvious aesthetic, climatic and recreational allure of this favoured destination, recently I discovered something culinary that sets a standard the ‘Creme…

Contest: Win a copy of Vancouver Cooks 2

A second helping of recipes celebrating the B.C. food scene, served up by 70 well-known and emerging chefs Five years after Vancouver Cooks, which sold more than 13,000 copies, the Chefs’ Table Society returns with over 100 new recipes from…

GLOWBAL Prime Rib Sundays

I had no idea that I was going to enjoy a feast when I joined Raj Taneja (fellow food writer), Sophia Cheng (pr communicator) and Shinsuke JJ Ikegame (urban mixer) for Glowbal’s Sunday Prime Rib night. We first sat at…

Contest: Win a copy of Vancouver Cooks 2

A second helping of recipes celebrating the B.C. food scene, served up by 70 well-known and emerging chefs Five years after Vancouver Cooks, which sold more than 13,000 copies, the Chefs’ Table Society returns with over 100 new recipes from…

Chinese Restaurant Moveable Feast

I was honoured to be invited to the Chinese Restaurant Awards Moveable Feast on December 8th that included various members of the media along with some publicists and Stepanie Yuen who were on hand to explain each of the dishes…

Interview with Chester Carey

Chester Carey | Vancouver What is a Certified Cicerone™? It is neither a pasta dish nor an Italian porn star. The Cicerone website has an entire page explaining this but I will try to summarize. Effectively a Certified Cicerone™ has…

Interview with Spencer Viehweger

JJ Bean | Vancouver I sat in on a Coffee Cupping session with Spencer at JJ Bean recently and talked with him about coffee and cupping and his role in JJ Bean and the community. What lead you to joining…

The BEST Hot Chocolate

Finding the best Hot Chocolate is all about comfort and bliss, there are places that serve Hot Chocolate, then there are places that create exceptional Hot Chocolate. This list is about the places that make exceptional Hot Chocolate: #1 goes…

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