BERT’S RESTAURANT

  UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2904 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-1236 Web: http://bertsrestaurant.com/ Advice: Sit anywhere you feel like sitting. This is one of those long time places that has become an institution in the city, since 1948, Bert’s…

A Canadian Food and Wine Spectacle

Last month I attended a wonderful event that showcased our areas notable chefs along with vintners and their foods and wines. The event took place on February 14th during the Olympics in Vancouver at the BC Pavillion. Chef John Bishop…

ALIBI ROOM

157 Alexander Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-623-3383 Web: www.alibi.ca Advice: Go for the beer and try something that you wouldn’t find anywhere else. This vibrant room is always filled with what seems to be patrons who are well educated on the…

ORU Industry Night Party

I was lucky to be invited by a friend in the restaurant industry to ORU on Monday March 1st, this restaurant in the new Fairmont Pacific Rim opened quietly as the Olympics began and this was their first opportunity to…

CAMY’S PIZZA

5688 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-324-2200 Web: www.camyspizza.com Advice: Call ahead for pick-up or delivery. 2 for 1 Pizza Deals are the way to go. Places that specialize in Take Out Pizza are a dime a dozen around Vancouver, I…

Port Wine Showcase

FENADEGAS represents a group of wine cellar cooperatives that began to promote their wines all over the world more than seven years ago. Today Wines from Portugal were showcased in Vancouver at the Metropolitan Hotel to members of the trade…

TWO CHEFS AND A TABLE

UPDATED 1/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 305 Alexander Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-233-1303 Web: www.twochefsandatable.com   Twitter: @2chefsandatable Advice: Book ahead if you have a large party. There is always that one place that you love which reminds you of a private…

Chef Anna & Michael Olson at Ontario Pavilion

I had the pleasure of attending this culinary tasting that paired wines from Inniskillin with Chef Anna & Michael Olson’s creations on February 23rd, at the Ontario Pavilion during the Olympics. Celebrity chef Anna Olson, host of the Food Network television shows,…

BONCHAZ

426 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-626-7215 Web: www.bonchaz.ca Advice: Ask for a sample to decide which flavour you like best. It is all about the buns at Bonchaz, I was curious what a baked milk bun was all about…

GLOWBAL GRILL

1079 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-602-0835 Web: www.glowbalgrill.com Twitter: @glowbal_group Advice:  Dine early on Sunday nights if you are planning to have the Prime Rib as they serve it until they run out. If you are looking to only have…

Viva La Maison du Québec!

On February 22nd, I attended a wonderful event to promote Québec Culture and Gourmet Food! Held at the Olympics Quebec Pavillion the Chefs from The Hotel Châteaux Laurier in Quebec wined and dined the guests. This was quite a beautiful…

MAPLE GRILL

1967 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-4885 Web: http://www.maplegrill.com Advice: closed Friday night and Saturday (they open after sundown on Saturday). Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Reservations are a good idea. My friend Alejandro and I had dinner here recently,…

Painted Rock Winemaker’s Dinner March 7

On Sunday, March 7 2010, Vancouver’s CRU Restaurant will present an intimate winemaker’s dinner featuring BC’s Painted Rock winery.  The four-course dinner will give guests a chance to discover why Painted Rock rose above tough competition to be named Best…

2010 Mixlympics Barmen Competition

George Ultra Lounge was the host of the 2010 Mixlympics held on February 21st with 6 international, 4 Canadian bartenders- competing head-to-head in a black box style event. George bartender Shaun Layton invited some of the best cocktail creators in…

Eats and Drinks at Olympics Ontario House

I met Chef Ryan Cain today who heads the Opus Catering team that has created the menu and is in charge of the kitchen at Ontario House. The menu at Ontario House has actually been developed with the input of…

Aboriginal Wild Foods at Kla-how-ya

I attended the spectacular Kla-how-ya (Welcome) exhibit gala opening at the Pan Pacific Hotel on February 11th. This was a wonderful evening of performances of dance and song, with Aboriginal music by Tribal Clef. The highlight was the Traditional Aboriginal…

PACIFICO PIZZERIA

970 Smithe Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-408-0808 Web: http://www.pacificopizza.com Advice: You can call in your order from the movie theatre and stay to watch the movie credits before picking up your pizza. On my way out of a movie at the…

Hamantaschen, Tasty Treats

Hamantaschen, the triangle shaped cookies that are traditionally eaten during the Jewish holiday of Purim, are made with many different fillings including poppy, prune, date, walnut, and chocolate. This year the holiday is celebrated on February 23 & 24, these tasty cookies…

Experience an Aboriginal Feast during the Olympics

Kanata Cuisine and Nk’Mip Cellars has teamed up to offer an Aboriginal Feast with Wine Pairings for 14 nights during the Olympics at the Native Education College’s Longhouse. The evening starts off with a traditional welcome song that greets people…

Cheese is It on February 27 at all Whole Foods Markets

February is Parmigiano Reggiano month at Whole Foods and the store’s cheese mongers are currently sharpening their skills for a variety of in-store tastings and a much-anticipated ‘parm cracking’ ritual. On February 27 at 12 p.m. PST, in an attempt…

Saxony House Culinary Delights at the Olympics

I met Head Chef Matthias Groschupf today at Saxony House where he described some of the menu items being served during the Olympics. The menu in Vancouver is the very same menu that they offered for the Olympics in Torino,…

Taste the Food of Atlantic Canada House

I had the pleasure of meeting Revanna Powell, a Culinary Student in her 2nd year at The Culinary Institute of Canada in PEI. She is in a 2 year culinary arts program that is affiliated with Holland College in Charlottown….

Dutch Specialties at the Olympics Heineken Holland House

I met Executive Chef Karel Van Tiel yesterday at Heineken Holland House where he guided me through a tasting of some of their Dutch specialties. Not only did they bring their entire chefs team from Holland to Vancouver, they also…

Eat, Art, After Dark

Chambar restaurant highlights the work of Vancouver artists during the Olympics Chambar restaurant will feature the work of two Vancouver artists during the Olympics, with the intention of sharing with the world some of the fantastic young artistic talent that…

Afternoon Tea at Tracycakes

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…

Culinary Treats at the Olympics House of Switzerland

I met Chef Beda Zengg yesterday at House of Switzerland where he cooked up some of his culinary delights from Switzerland for me to taste. We are fortunate to have some fine Swiss Chefs in Vancouver for the 2010 Olympics…

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