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…

FRESH April 24

FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural…

WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE April 24

Canadian Premiere WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE is a witty and provocative documentary produced and directed by award-winning Catherine Gund about kids and food politics. Filmed over the course of one year, the film follows two eleven-year-old multi-racial city kids as…

An Evening of Champagne and Sparkling Wine May 27

house wine’s love of all things French extends to the theatre, so it is with great pleasure that we partner with BonetaRestaurant in a fundraiser to benefit the Théâtre la Seizième. In its 35th season, Théâtre la Seizième is the only French…

California Wine Fair Tasting 2010

Last night I attended a wine tasting that featured a large selection of wineries from all over California, featuring 350 wines from over 100 wineries.  This ballroom tasting along with a silent auction held at the Vancouver Convention Center is…

2010 Edgewater Casino Chinese Restaurant Awards

I was fortunate to attend the 2010 Edgewater Casino Chinese Restaurant Awards (CRA) to award Gold and Silver for the Best Signature Dishes at an awards ceremony held today at the Edgewater Casino’s Stadium Club. “Interest in the Chinese Restaurant…

CORNER SUITE BISTRO DELUXE

  UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 850 Thurlow Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-3415 Web: http://thecornersuite.com/ Twitter: @thecornersuite Advice: Reservations suggested during dinner hours, dropping in late night without a reservation should be ok. From a conversation about their cool blue chairs, my…

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…

EAST IS EAST

4413 Main St, Vancouver Tel: 604-879-2020 Web: http://www.eastiseast.ca/ Advice: No reservations, sit anywhere you wish and have a taste of their chai. I’ve been coming here ever since they opened this eastside location where I love the ambience and the…

California Wine Fair April 7

Now in its 30th year of touring across Canada, the 2010 CALIFORNIA WINE FAIR BALLROOM TASTING boasts 350 wines from 100 wineries throughout the Golden State. Under one roof, the range of wines include products currently available in the market…

Poisson D’Avril at Provence Marinaside

In for dinner with friends on April 1st specifically to partake in their Poisson d’Avril festival of fish celebration. At one point early in the evening I discovered that someone had put a paper fish on my back and that…

HAMILTON STREET GRILL

1009 Hamilton Street,Vancouver Tel: 604-331-1511 Web: http://www.hamiltonstreetgrill.com/ Twitter:  @nwyles Advice: Check in advance for their Sunday Night Service family style dinners at the long table. I dined here last Sunday night with some friends for the inaugural “Sunday Night Services”…

The Ride to Conquer Cancer May 2 at Elixir

Fundraising Brunch at Elixir Conquering Cancer One Mile at a Time Elixir Bistro Executive Chef Don Letendre has once again embarked on a history-making opportunity to make an epic crusade against cancer. On June 19 and 20, 2010, Letendre will…

New Zealand Wines April 23

GET THE DIRT ON NEW ZEALAND TERROIR trade seminar on Friday April 23, 9:30am -11.15am at VCC West. Spanning 10 degrees in latitude (1600km) New Zealand’s terroir changes dramatically from the sub-tropical north to the cool climate mountainous south. Michelle…

Hot Chefs Cool Jazz May 13

Vancouver Convention Centre Time: 6:00 pm Join Ryan Stone and an ensemble of Vancouver’s leading chefs such as: Justin Ault, Hapa Izakaya James Burnett, Show Case Restaurant, Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Lee Cooper, L’Abattoir Restaurant J.C. Fellicella, Vancouver Community College…

RINCONCITO SALVADORENO RESTAURANT

2062 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel:  604-879-2600 Web: n/a Advice: Order one of the authentic specialties if this is your first time. I was fortunate to have one of my friends be my guide into this authentic Salavadorian eating experience as…

Red Carpet Soiree May 6

Thursday May 6th at 7pm Blue Water Cafe 1095 Hamilton St. (@ Helmcken) in Yaletown This year we will be rolling out the red carpet for more than 300 guests who will be treated to showcase an impressive selection of…

Celebrating Earth Hour at Hotel Vancouver

On Saturday March 27th I attended and celebrated Earth Hour at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver where Finlandia Vodka sponsored the food and cocktail tasting event in the 900 West lounge. The Purity Party as it was called showcased Finlandia Vodka…

2010 Wine & Beer Festival

On March 26th I attended a packed gathering of people out to taste an extensive selection of wine and beer. The event was held upstairs inside Stadium Club at the Edgewater Casino and was presented by Just Here for the…

Afternoon Tea at The Fish House

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…

THE TEMPLETON

1087 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-4612 Web: http://thetempleton.blogspot.com/ Advice: Counter service is the perfect spot to be if you are dining solo. A long time favourite for many Vancouverites, this was my first visit to this popular hideaway. I liked…

NUBA

146 East 3rd Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-6727 Web: http://nuba.ca/third.html Twitter: @NubaTown Advice: Call ahead for takeout. I love Nuba, and have always loved Nuba ever since trying their food at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival a few years back, I…

Vancouver Foodster Awesome Tweetup

Thank you to the staff at Wicked Cafe Hornby for hosting our 1st ever Vancouver Foodster Tweetup on Wednesday March 17, 2010 and for providing everyone with a FREE coffee beverage. We had a great turnout of people out to talk about…

Interview with Harry Hertscheg

Executive Director | Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival | Vancouver What are the most challenging elements of organizing a wine festival? For this Festival, it’s making the following happen: 30,000+ bottles of 1700+ selected wines by 197 wineries from 14…

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