Tag: Gastown

Prado Café Opening

On April 1, I attended the opening party at the beautiful Prado Café in Gastown in Vancouver. Guests enjoyed coffees of their choice from the espresso bar as well as a special coffee beer from Parallel 49. They also enjoyed…

Chinese New Year Dinner at Bambudda

To celebrate Chinese New Year, my friend Ivan joined me for a celebration dinner with symbolic dumplings, a menu that was specially created by Chef Curtis Luk. The focus of our meal was to indulge in each of the five dumpling…

Salida 7, New Chef, New Dishes

Visited last week to taste a selection of new dishes from new Executive Chef Devin Blaney’s winter menu, he has added his twist to the Spanish inspired menu. 1st dish: Gamboa al Ajillio prawns, chili, white wine, almonds, parsley, garlic,…

NICLI’S NEXT DOOR

UPDATED 5/1/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 68 West Cordova, Vancouver Tel: 604-669-6985 Web: http://www.niclisnextdoor.com/ Twitter: @niclisnextdoor Advice: Walk-ins welcome. This is a place that I enjoyed after my first visit last summer, my draw for another visit was to try some…

Gastown Brunch Crawl 2015

On January 17, 2015 we presented the first crawl in a series of neighborhood brunch crawls in this 2nd year of our brunch crawl series we produced and presented with the Gastown BIA and Tourism Vancouver for their Dine Out…

Catch 122 Fall Menu, New Dishes

Visited last week to taste a selection of new dishes from new Executive Chef Jason Vallee’s fall menu, he has put a fresh twist on new dishes that are light and flavourful, it’s season forward at Catch 122. 1st dish:…

Gastown Brunch Crawl on January 17

Dine Out Van Fest does brunch! Presented by Vancouver Foodster, this expanded event from 2014 is sure to please anyone who loves brunch. Visit 7+ restaurants throughout the Gastown neighbourhood as you taste all sorts of dishes in this brunch…

Exploring Spanish Food and Drink at Salida 7

Ever since I visited Barcelona, I have always longed for more tapas, dishes with the flavours of Spain. Salida 7 opened in Vancouver a couple of months ago, serving dishes that originate in the Gerona region of Spain along with…

Bambudda Fall Menu Tasting

Visited last night to taste some of Chef Curtis Luk’s new dishes, he is the new Executive Chef of the restaurant, I was excited to take a whirl through his menu, as well as the new cocktail menu by Bartender…

Gastown BBQ & Chili Fest Winners

This past weekend I participated in the 3rd Annual Gastown BBQ & Chili Festival as one of the celebrity judges, I also had an opportunity to sample much of the fare during the weekend. It was Barbq madness creating a…

Food Talks Vol 11 on Sept 16

This is the eleventh event in this Food Talks series! Come join us to meet and mingle with other foodies, and to hear some enlightening speakers from the food community. Hosted by Richard Wolak – Founder of Vancouver Foodster and Food…

Gastown BBQ & Chili Fest August 30 & 31

I am looking forward to being one of the celebrity judges at this weekend’s, 3rd Annual Gastown BBQ & Chili Festival. This annual festival and competition features 12 Gastown restaurants competing against each other, check out the full event schedule….

Tasting Brunch at Jules Bistro

Last Saturday I was joined by my friend Kenji Maeda for brunch at this classic French bistro located in the heart of Gastown. We sat inside peering out the open window with the view of their patio and the nearby…

Nicli’s Next Door Tasting

I’ve been fan of Nicli Pizzeria since opening awhile back, owner Bill McCaig is passionate and a perfectionist which is evident at Nicli. He recently opened Nicli’s Next Door, I dined with a group of media to sample the fine…

The Salt Cellar Series Summer 2014

Salt Tasting Room will open up its cellar for patrons to sip and sample exceptional artisanal cheese, charcuterie, wine and fine spirits from exceptional producers from across B.C. this summer. First up on the series schedule is Italian specialty food distributor…

Blacktail Florist Opening Party

Last night I celebrated at the opening of Chef Jimmy Stewart, Matthew Schmidt and Justin Devlin’s new establishment in Gastown. The 3 owners who are all passionate about setting the right mood for a dining experience welcomed the media and…

Kanaka Opening Party

Last night I celebrated at the opening of Chef Jimmy Stewart, Matthew Schmidt and Justin Devlin’s new establishment in Gastown located downstairs in the basement below their other restaurant Blacktail Florist. This space is quite different from the farmer as…

Interview with Chef Ian Errington

Vancouver is home to some of the best chefs in the world, many have worked for the top chefs and restaurants around the world as well as around the city. Dishing with the Chefs is a series of Interviews with…

Tasting Plates Gastown

On April 23, 2014 we presented our 17th edition of our Tasting Plates events that showcased 7 restaurants, a farm and a couple of local food producers throughout the Gastown neighborhood. It was an exciting night of tasting all sorts…

Tasting Plates Gastown April 23

Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in the Gastown neighborhood.  This evening tasting extravaganza goes from 6pm until 9:30 pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates for guests to enjoy and you will have a…

300 Dishes, 30 Days at Secret Location

It is not too often you see a chef create 300 new dishes in their restaurant and be bold enough to over a 10 course tasting menu for 30 nights! Chef Jefferson Alvarez takes that step up a notch, yes…

Chinese New Year at Bambudda

Bambudda in Gastown will be featuring a selection of canapes and cocktails to celebrate the Year of the Horse Chinese New Year Jan 31 to Feb. 9. I had an opportunity to taste some of the delicious eats and drinks last…

Valrhona Chocolate Reception at Secret Location

Last week I had a chance to taste some of the new chocolates in the Valrhona line of chocolate products alongside many of the city’s invited pastry chefs and chocolatiers. Pastry Chef Kira Desmond and her team created some sweet…

Cook The Vote

Last night I attended a fabulous event called Cook The Vote hosted by PiDGiN Restaurant in Gastown that featured bites from Vancouver’s enRoute magazine Best New Restaurant nominees. Vij’s Railway Express, Acorn, Heirloom, Burdock & Co., Wildebeest, PiDGiN & Espana…

Food Talks Volume 9, September 24

This is the nineth event in this Food Talks series! Come join us to meet and mingle with other foodies, and to hear some enlightening speakers from the food community. Theme: Sustainability in our Food System. – What does local…

Chef Roy Flemming

Vancouver is home to some of the best chefs in the world, many have worked for the top chefs and restaurants around the world as well as around the city. Dishing with the Chefs is a series of Interviews with…

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