Category: Pairing Dinners

Italian Top Chef Showcase Dinner

On June 22, I had the pleasure to accept an invitation to attend this wonderful dinner presented by The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West, in cooperation with the Consulate General of Italy. This Italian culinary showcase was to celebrate…

Chefs Vikram Vij and Stefan Hartman Bau-llywood Dinner

Last month celebrity chefs Stefan Hartmann of Bauhaus Restaurant and Chef Vikram Vij of My Shanti by Vij’s collaborated with an incredible Bau-llywood German-Indian cuisine collaboration dinner. Held at My Shanti in Surrey, this sold-out dinner was truly a one…

Chef Mark Singson at The Greasy Spoon Diner

I recently attended an incredible dinner at Save On Meats, it was Monday January 23rd and talented Chef Mark Singson was showcased in this 23rd dinner in this series of Greasy Spoon dinners. The Greasy Spoon Diner is truly one…

New Dishes, Fall Menu at Cactus Club Cafe

Recently enjoyed a wonderful dinner showcasting some of Chef Rob Feenie’s new dishes as well as wines to match chosen by Sommelier Sebastien Le Goff, dining with a group of media at the Cactus Club’s Coal Harbour restaurant. 1st dish: Modern…

Family Matters Episode 6 Pairing Dinner

Mark Singson is one creative local chef who through his own FAM Inc (Food Art Music) pop-up dinner series; has been creating unique pairing dinners around the city. For this, his latest, dubbed episode 6, he teamed up and collaborated…

New Chef, New Dishes at Culinary Capers

I recently was a guest at a wonderful dinner party held inside Culinary Capers kitchen where Executive Chef Stewart Boyles presented a menu filled with delight. After a reception featuring a selection of Hors d’oeuvre that included Chili Lime Coconut…

Dan’s Legacy Chefs Charity Dinner

On Thursday, October 27th, I attended a wonderful dinner at the Vancouver Club, which raised $70,000 for Dan’s Legacy. The charity provides therapeutic counselling and life-skills programs for youth survivors of trauma and abuse. Hosted by Fred Lee, guests enjoyed…

Bon Appetit Dinner at Showcase Restaurant

Dining at a long table, it was a spectacular 8 course dinner crafted by Executive Chef Jesse Hochhausen and Executive Sous Chef Westley Feist with Poplar Grove Wine pairings. Matthew Holler of Poplar Grove Winery dined with us, his knowledge…

Grey Goose Pairing Dinner with Chef Jamie Kennedy

Recently, I attended a wonderful media dinner with a select group of media that featured Celebrity Chef Jamie Kennedy who created a spectacular dinner with a seafood emphasis to pair with Grey Goose Cocktails. The Boulangerie Bleue cocktails were designed…

6th Annual Best of the West

Last night I attended this wonderful event hosted by the Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver.  The clouds cleared and it was a beautiful night on the pier, guests mingled eating delicious bites from North Shore restaurants and sipped on…

Sumac Ridge Wine Dinner at Showcase

After the reception that featured one of the Sumac Ridge wines along with some appetizers that included delicious lamb chops and dehydrated beets, goat cheese mousse and pistachio crumble it was on to a delicious pairing meal prepared by Chef Westley…

A night of Remy Martin at Hy’s Steakhouse

Pairing Remy Martin to Hy’s Steakhouse classic fare was a divine experience that I had recently at the Bon Vivant Dinner. Remy Martin Vsop Old Fashioned in the first course paired with a salad of greens was a great start…

Balvenie Pairing Dinner at L’Abattoir

Recently, I attended a wonderful dinner at L’Abattoir Restaurant that featured The Balvenie line-up of whiskey’s to paired with wonderful dishes from Chef Lee Cooper and his chefs team. A night of tasting The Balvenie Whisky to celebrate The Balvenie…

Glenfiddich Pairing Dinner at Hawksworth

Last week, I attended a dinner at Hawksworth Restaurant that featured the Glenfiddich line-up of whiskey’s paired with wonderful dishes from Chef Stewart Boyles and Chef David Hawksworth’s chefs team. 1st Course: Salmon lightly smoked, picked cucumber, chilli, olive oil,…

Grand Marnier Pairing Dinner at West

On October 28, I attended a dinner at West Restaurant that featured Patrick Raguenaud, who is the master distiller at Grand Marnier in France.  Master Distiller, Patrick Raguenaud presented his Grand Marnier Cuvée collection with wonderful dishes from culinary mastermind…

Get Local Dinner at Whole Foods

Last night I attended this wonderful long table dinner hosted by Whole Foods Cambie in their beautiful Allegro Café. It was a fundraiser raising funds for local organization, Growing Chefs and it was the first event of this kind to…

Lebanese Pop-up Dinner at 33 Acres

Last night I took the opportunity of a rare free Monday night to visit 33 Acres Brewing to experience one of their Monday pop-up dinners in what’s known as the Monday Night Dinner Series. A guest chef was filling in…

Summer Cocktail Tasting at The Keg

My friend Vance Licaros joined me to try some of new cocktails off the spring/summer menu at The Keg Steakhouse + Grill in Yaletown last week. We enjoyed a selection of dishes off the menu to go along with the…

Chef Rob Feenie Battle Crab Dinner

In 2005, Feenie became the first Canadian to win on the popular television show Iron Chef America by defeating Chef Masaharu Morimoto. To celebrate this fete 10 years ago, a reunion menu was orchestrated by Cactus Club Restaurants of which…

Hawksworth Side Dishes at the Long Table

One of my own Dine Out Fest experiences this year was dining at the long table in the York Room at Hawksworth Restaurant for one of their Side Dishes dinners. A unique event that I attended on January 20 featuring…

Classic Dishes at Bistro Pastis

John Blakeley has been serving classic French bistro fare for over 15 years. Executive Chef, Spencer Watts continues creating dishes with French techniques that are perfectly executed. The restaurant is named after Pastis of which the restaurant carries an extensive…

4th Annual Best of the West

Last night I attended this wonderful event hosted by the Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver along with House Wine.  The weather was beautiful, the backdrop of the local mountains and Burrard Inlet were magnificent, guests mingled eating delicious bites…

Visa Infinite Dinner at The Blackbird

On June 17th, I had the pleasure to attend this cocktail pairing dinner that featured Chef Alvin Pillay of The Blackbird along with Chef Duncan Ly of the Yellow Door (Calgary); and Bartender Jay Jones of The Blackbird along with…

Languedoc Wine Bar Crawl

Last week I took part in an exciting tour with some other invited media guests around the city that wined and dined us at four of Vancouver’s top wine bars. Travelling by a bus limo we made our way around…

Tengumai Sake Dinner at Zest

On April 24, I attended a wonderful dinner at Zest Japanese Cuisine that paired Sake from Tengumai with specially created dishes from Executive Chef Tatsuya Katagiri. Tengumai is made by hand, using the sake master’s sense. Shata Shuzo uses a method…

Gluten Free Dinner at Darby’s

On January 29th, I dined at Darby’s Public House for the Gluten Free Dinner which was paired with Magic Moments Vodka Cocktails. The vodka is made from rice and is Gluten Free so it was fitting for this dinner. Chef…

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