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…

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…

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