Tag: New Dishes

Tasting New Dishes at Fable Kitchen

It has been a couple of years since my last visit to Chef Trevor Bird’s notable Kitsilano restaurant, I had the pleasure to dine there a few nights ago to explore the restaurant once again and try some of the…

New Dishes Tasting at Viet House Restaurant

Executive Chef John Nguyen invited me in to try some of his chefs specialty dishes. 1st dish: Duck Confit Mantou – these were delicious soft mantou bun filled with flavorful duck confirt and pickled vegetables, served with crunchy fries. 2nd…

New Dishes Tasting at Water Street Café

It had been over 20 years since my last visit to this iconic restaurant in Gastown, After almost 30 years the original owner had retired, then ownership changed in November, now run by two industry veterans; Eli Brennan and Chef…

New Menu Tasting at La Quercia

After almost 10 years Chef Adam Pegg has reinvented his restaurant, renovated, now has a printed menu with many pasta selections, all pastas are made in house daily, as well are their are many new dishes and some old favourites….

New Dishes Tasting at El Santo

With new Executive Chef Sam Fabbro now head of the kitchen at this restaurant which just celebrated it’s 2 year anniversary, I had the pleasure to revisit to taste some of chef’s new dishes. 1st dish: Queso Panela & Asado…

New Dishes Tasting at Cactus Club Cafe

Chef Cory Vitiello is the Cactus Club Director of Culinary Development, some of his newly created dishes were featured along with some of Chef Rob Feenie’s new dishes at a dinner recently. Sommelier Sebastien Le Goff paired some incredible wines…

Fall Menu Tasting at Bacchus Restaurant

Chef Montgomery Lau had recently launched his fall/winter menu, Lawrence and I had the pleasure to try several of these fall inspired dishes. Sommelier, Tereza Roux had provided some guidance in selecting the perfect British Columbia wines to pair with…

New Pizzas Tasting at Novo Pizzeria

As one who appreciates a great tasting pizza, I was happy to lend my palate to taste some of Chef Carmine’s new pizza creations at Novo Pizzeria in Kitsilano, here is the run down. 1st dish: Novo Filetti Pizza with…

New Cocktails, New Dishes at El Santo

Last week I had the pleasure to partake in a media tasting of the new cocktails and dishes on their Winter Feature Sheet. As this is one of my favourite Mexican restaurants in the city, I was happy to venture to…

A Taste of Fall at Osteria Savio Volpe

I took a whirl through the new fall and winter menu the other night which offers up more rustic Italian dishes on this ever changing seasonal menu. 1st dish: Bagna Cauda, a delicious sharing dish that originated in Piedmont with…

New Dishes, Fall Menu at Cactus Club Cafe

Recently enjoyed a wonderful dinner showcasting some of Chef Rob Feenie’s new dishes as well as wines to match chosen by Sommelier Sebastien Le Goff, dining with a group of media at the Cactus Club’s Coal Harbour restaurant. 1st dish: Modern…

Fall Menu, New and Old Favourites at Joe Fortes

Executive Chef Wayne Sych launched his fall menu recently and I was invited to taste some of their new dishes as well try some of my old favourites. My friend and I shared all the dishes except for the soup…

New Dishes, New Menu at Torafuku

Chef Clement Chan invited me in to try his new menu of which it featured many new dishes. 1st dish: Miso Corny was juicy and full of flavours, Hickory smoked corn, miso butter, togorashi. 2nd dish: Taco Time Smoked pork hock,…

New Dishes at Ban Chok Dee in Maple Ridge

Ban Chok Dee recently opened their 2nd restaurant in Maple Ridge, I was invited to taste a selection of new dishes from Executive Chef Parinya Lopston’s menu. 1st dish: Yum Som-O (Pomelo Salad) – A Refreshingly light medley of flavours…

New Dishes at Black Rice Izakaya

Chef Young Shin invited me in to try some of his new dishes which are now available on their nightly features menu. 1st dish: Endive in the basket with Seafood tartar and honey yuzu playful as the endive becomes the…

Spring Menu Tasting at El Camino’s

Visited recently to taste some of the new cocktails and dishes on the Latin forcussed spring menu. 1st cocktail: Super refreshing Classic Margharita with El Jimador Blanco Tequila, Cointreau and a salted rim 1st dish: Papas Chorreadas, their version of…

Joe Fortes Lunch Menu, New Dishes

Executive Chef Wayne Sych launched his spring / summer lunch menu recently and I was invited to taste some of their new dishes as well try some old favourites. 1st dish:   Tomato & Beet Salad fresh mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes,…

New Dishes, New Chef at Bacchus

I was fortunate to have dinner with Hotel Manager Glenn Eleiter to experience and preview Executive Chef Simon Bolsover’s new menu. I always thought food writers had great untold stories that was until I dined with a hotel manager, we’ll…

Spring Menu, New Dishes at Brix & Mortar

I was fortunate to have dinner on the inside patio with Executive Chef Chris Bisaro on his night off the other night as I tried several new dishes from his recently launched Spring menu which focusses on modern Canadian cuisine…

New Dishes Tasting at The Bibo

Visited The Bibo in Kitsilano recently to taste of Chef Cristina Marianetti new creations as well as her house-made pastas. 1st dish: Melanzane Alla Parmigiano delicious baked eggplant with mozzarella, DOP tomato sauce and Parmesan reggiano 2nd dish: Linguine allo…

Joe Fortes Fall Menu, New Dishes

Executive Chef Wayne Sych launched his fall menu recently and I was invited to taste some of their new dishes as well try some old favourites. My cousin joined me as we shared some dishes along with some wine. 1st…

Sai Woo Fall Menu, New Dishes

Visited recently to taste a selection of new dishes from new Executive Chef Keev Mah’s fall menu. 1st dish: Duck Taco with maple hoisin, Asian slaw, pickles is delicious! 2nd dish: Scallop Crudo with fried milk, black roe on a…

Summer Tasting at Rocky Mountain Flatbread

Visited the Main Street location recently to taste some of the new dishes as well as some old favourites joined by my friend Vance Licaros. 1st dish: Bruschetta Organic House Baked Bread, Diced Marinated Vine Tomatoes, Parmesan was the perfect…

Summer Tasting at The Boathouse

Visited the Kitsilano location last week to taste some of the new dishes as well as some old favourites from Corporate Chef Brent Fisher, joined by my friend Nikki Caine. 1st dish: Ahi Tuna Tacos with sushi rice and mango…

Globe YVR Summer Menu, New Dishes

Visited recently to taste a selection of new dishes from Executive Chef Karan Suri’s summer menu. Amuse: In house cured smoked salmon and a house made rye cracker which was dehydrated offering a different type of texture to a crisp….

Catch 122 Summer Menu, New Dishes

Visited recently to taste a selection of new dishes from new Executive Chef Jason Vallee’s summer menu, as well to try one of Barman Nathan Jackman’s inventive cocktails. Mi Burro Favorito with blanco tequila, avocado, fresh citrus, fresh house sangrita…

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