Celebrate Asian Heritage Month at Wild Rice

Last night, I tasted some of the Asian Heritage dishes that Wild Rice will be featuring during Asian Heritage Month at the restaurant from May 7-31. My favourite from the selections were the Curry Vegetable Bao, I could have eaten…

JADE DYNASTY

137 East Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-683-8816 Web: n/a Advice: Dim Sum style is Cantonese I was in for dim sum recently joined by my friend Stephanie, their menu lists a variety of different Cantonese items for dim sum, since…

Behind the Scenes with Chris Janik

In Part Two of my interview with Chris Janik we go Behind the Scenes with him into his open kitchen where he creates all the desserts for Miku Restaurant. Follow the photo stream below along with the recipe and story…

Salud Chile at the Vancouver Winefest

On April 24th I attended this wine and grazing lunch held at the magnificent Teahouse in Stanley Park. This sold out event featured wine producers from all over Chile showing off their wines for people to taste. The crowd ate…

Vancouver Winefest 7th Annual Awards Lunch

As a part of the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, on April 23rd I attended this 7th annual awards lunch that was full of restauranteurs, sommeliers, wine makers, and other interested folk. Since New Zealand and Argentina were both the…

Mothers Day Dining on May 9

Celebrate and treat your mom, your friends mom, your mom’s mom or any other mom to Brunch or Dinner on Sunday May 9th. Here are some of the dining options of places that have sent in their details. Bacchus at…

2010 World Cup Kickoff at Red Card

To Celebrate Soccer, 1978 World Cup Champ Osvaldo Ardiles was at Red Card Sports Bar on April 28th as they welcomed the 2010 FIFA World Cup in style! With a cheering crowd of customers watching sports on the tv’s, media…

Cellaring on a Budget June 9

Collecting wine is not just for the most prosperous among us. Many well-priced gems can stand the test of time. We will reveal what it takes for a wine to age and what happens to it over time. Try some…

GANACHE PATISSERIE

1262 Homer Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-899-1098 Web:  http://www.ganacheyaletown.com/ Advice: Come by after 11am daily for the fresh baked from the oven Almond and other Croissants. Known for their pastries and spectacular wedding cakes, they are also a morning stop for…

KEN’S CHINESE RESTAURANT

1097 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 604-873-6338 Web: www.kenschineserestaurant.com Advice: Have a private room that holds 40, good idea to share some of the dishes. This award winning restaurant has been on my list to check out for quite sometime, very happy…

Interview with Chris Janik

Chris Janik | Vancouver Vancouver is home to some of the best pastry chefs in the world, many have worked for the top chefs and restaurants around the world as well as around the city. Star Pastry Chefs is a…

Fourth Annual Spot Prawn Festival May 8

The annual Spot Prawn Festival will provide another local, fresh, and sustainable ingredient for our restaurant chefs and home cooks to enjoy. Those who take pride in serving the bounty of British Columbia can use this annual six-to-eight week window…

BISTROT BISTRO

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1961 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-732-0004 Web: www.bistrotbistro.com Twitter: @bistrotbistro Advice: If you would like some bread, then order a half or full baguette from the top of the menu. 3 Course Price Fixe…

Mendoza Medley Winemakers Dinner

I attended this wonderful dinner at Brix Restaurant on Tuesday April 20th as part of the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival.  Since Argentina was one of two theme regions this year, I chose to attend this dinner that featured wines…

Sommelier of the Year award 2010

The Sommelier of the Year Award was handed out at the Awards Lunch during the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival held on April 23rd. Kurtis Kolt of Salt Tasting Room was the 2010 Award winner. Every year, a panel of…

Quady Dessert Competition Winners 2010

The 22nd Annual Quady Dessert Competition was a trade competition within the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival. The winners of this annual competition were announced at the Awards Luncheon held April 23rd at the Vancouver Convention Center. Tomiko Mayede of…

Interview with Henry Lee

Executive Chef | Jade Dynasty Restaurant Henry has been the Executive Chef at Jade Dynasty Restaurant in Chinatown for the past 5 years, he has been cooking for 18 years and he was trained in Hong Kong. In Vancouver at…

Dine Out at The Westward Ho!

I was invited to taste a preview of Chef Ron’s Dine Out menu the other day. Since I hadn’t been to The Westward Ho at the University Golf  Club before I had no idea what to expect, all I knew…

WIN 2 tickets to the Malene Grotrian Fashion Event

Win 2 general admission tickets to the Malene Grotrian Ice Water Fashion Event on April 29th at District319. The event will have some great gift bags, a theatrical finish and lots of surprises. Submit your favorite link, photo or story…

TANGTHAI

UPDATED 3/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1779 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-893-8424 Web: http://www.tangthai.ca Twitter: @tangthai Advice: Their lunch specials look good and are inexpensive. For dinner go with a friend or two and share some dishes. On my way to…

Dine Out Vancouver April 26-May 6

Tourism Vancouver’s eighth annual Dine Out Vancouver promotion, presented by Visa, runs for 11 days, from Monday, April 26 to Thursday, May 6. Participating restaurants and their menus will be revealed by Tourism Vancouver on Monday, April 19, at which…

Afterglow 2010 Naramata Bench Wine Tasting

On April 12th, I attended a wine tasting that featured a large selection of wineries from all over the Naramata Bench area.  This ballroom tasting along with a silent auction held at the Westin Bayshore Hotel paired two wineries with…

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…

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