Tag: Ocean Wise

Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown 2016

The 9th Annual Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder Chowdown was a huge success at a great event hosted by the Vancouver Aquarium on November 16th. This event saw a packed house of 700 people sampling many or all of the fourteen…

Food Talks Vol 14

Food Talks Vol 14 Speakers (from left to right)  Shaun and Sonia Strobel, Teddie Geach, Guy Dean, Trevor Bird and Mike McDermid On November 2 we presented the 14th event in this Food Talks series which featured 5 inspiring speakers…

Fin To Tail at the Vancouver Aquarium

Last night I attended a one of a kind event which I hope is repeated again and again, presented by Ocean Wise and the Vancouver Aquarium. The event emphasized how to cook sustainable seafood from Vancouver’s hottest Ocean Wise® chefs….

Fin to Tail on August 11

Join in at Fin to Tail and learn to cook sustainable seafood from Vancouver’s hottest Ocean Wise® chefs. At this new event, inspired chefs can feast their eyes on four live cooking demonstrations. Set against the beautiful backdrop of the…

Omakase Dinner at the Raw Bar

I was fortunate to join my friend and fellow writer Lawrence Ferber and friends recently for another Omakase tasting multi-course dinner. Chef Takayuki Omi prepared a selection of dishes as well as his 100% Ocean Wise certified sushi, sashimi and…

Celebrating Halibut Season at Coast Restaurant

BC Halibut season is in full swing, a couple of days ago, I visited Coast Restaurant where Chef Pedro Gonzalez prepared a couple of his new Ocean Wise Halibut dishes for me to taste. Tomato Crusted Halibut on a bed…

KINOME JAPANESE KITCHEN

2511 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-1925 Web: https://www.facebook.com/KinomeJapaneseKitchen Twitter: n/a Advice: Takes Reservations and Walk-Ins Welcome. Closed Tuesdays. With owner Chef Ryoma at the helm running this open kitchen, his team of chefs are meticulous in the preparation of each…

Omakase Tasting at Raw Bar

My friend Chef Takayuki Omi joined me for an Omakase tasting menu (Chefs choice) on his night off. He guided me through this 100% Ocean Wise certified sushi bar explaining each of the pieces and noting the origin of each….

SHOWCASE RESTAURANT

1122 W Hastings St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 639-4040 Web: http://www.showcaserestaurant.com/ Twitter: @Showcase_Van Advice: Reservations suggested for dinner. It’s been years since I had eaten here, recently renovated, the large spacious room has a wonderful warm inviting décor of wood paneling and…

Fish House Summer Menu Tasting

I was invited to taste some of their new dishes off their summer menu. The Hot Platter which I shared with my friend. I loved the Dungeness Crab Cakes, Mussels in the curried cream corn, Chili spiced Calamari and the…

CAFÉ ONE

1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-893-7205 Web: www.sheratonvancouver.com Twitter: @WallCentreHotel Advice: Reservations suggested. Hidden off the street inside the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel is a restaurant with a creative chef who knows his craft well, Chef Stuart McQuade leads the…

RAW BAR AT LOBBY LOUNGE

1038 Canada Place, Vancouver Tel: 604-695-5300 Web: http://www.fairmont.com/pacific-rim-vancouver/dining/the-raw-bar/ Twitter: @FairmontPacific Advice: No reservations. I joined my friend Cookbook Author/Food Writer Bonnie Stern for lunch while she was visiting recently and had the Omakase tasting menu (Chefs choice) with dessert and…

KINGSTON TAPHOUSE AND GRILLE

755 Richards Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-7011 Web: http://kingstontaphouse.com/ Twitter: @TheKingstonPub Advice: Reservations suggested on game nights. This is one of those hidden gems known for its comfort food, spacious two level dining room, a full bar in front and one…

THE FISH COUNTER

3825 Main St, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-3474 Web: http://thefishcounter.com/ Twitter: @thefishcounter Advice: Closed Mondays, no seats, stand-up counter for eating inside or take it to go. If you have been following the sustainability seafood movement locally in recent years, then you…

SEVENTEEN89 RESTAURANT

UPDATED 10/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1789 Comox Street, Vancouver Tel:604.428.0705 Web: http://www.1789.ca/ Twitter: @1789Restaurant Advice: Reservations suggested. Try to request the private booths at the back for your small dining party. For many years this location was the locale of…

PIER 73 RESTAURANT

3500 Cessna Drive, Richmond Tel: (604) 276-1954 Web: http://www.pier73.com/ Twitter:@Pier_73 Advice: Reservations suggested, they have a private room for large private events. $1 from each Salmon Provider dish is donated to the Growing Chefs BC program. Slightly off the beaten…

EIGHT 1/2

151 E 8th Ave, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 568-2703 Web: http://www.eightandahalf.ca Twitter: @eightandahalf Advice: Sit at the bar if dining solo. In the heart of Mt Pleasant, you’ll find a great spot for eating and lounging with friends as I did…

Spring Menu Tasting at the Fish House

Last week I was invited to attend a tasting of dishes off the spring menu by new Executive Chef Curtis Demyon where they announced their 100% Ocean Wise menu. I was looking forward to seeing and tasting dishes from this…

THE DAILY CATCH

Burrard Street & Dunsmuir, Vancouver Tel: 604-253-3474 Web: www.dailycatch.org Twitter: @DCParkside Advice: Monday to Saturday lunch. Follow them on twitter for updated opening times. This bright blue food truck is a spin-off of their popular sustainable 100% Ocean Wise fresh…

MOSAIC BAR & GRILLE

655 Burrard Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 639-4770 Web: http://vancouver.hyatt.com Twitter: @HyattVancouver Advice: multi-course tasting menus, you can ask to have the chef create you a customer tasting menu.   With a star chef at its helm, my friend Nikki Caine…

Wine for Waves

On April 26th I attended a food and wine pairing tasting that not only featured a large selection of wineries from all over the Naramata Bench area, it also featured a selection Naramata region restaurants.  The Four Seasons Vancouver Hotel…

Halibut Dinner at Kitsilano Daily Kitchen

Halibut season is in full swing, last week I visited Kitsilano Daily Kitchen for the 2nd year in a row during opening weekend to taste their Ocean Wise Pacific Halibut creations. Chef Brian Fowke is the creative mastermind behind Kitsilano…

Wine for Waves on April 26

Enjoy the best of the Naramata Bench wineries while sampling tantalizing culinary offerings with partners such as YEW restaurant + bar; and the Naramata Bench’s own Hillside Winery Bistro, Lake Breeze Vineyards The Patio restaurant, Red Rooster’s P. INC. restaurant,…

FISH CAFE

2053 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 267-3474 Web: http://www.fishcafe.ca/ Twitter: @fishcafe Advice: Make a reservation or drop by, open for lunch and dinner. Recognizing an eatery who has been feeding neighborhood diners for over 10 years seems to be an…

GOTHAM STEAKHOUSE

615 Seymour Street  Vancouver Tel: 604-605-8282 Web: http://www.gothamsteakhouse.com/ Twitter: @GothamVancouver Advice: Reservations suggested, sit on the hidden patio. Establishment is one of the best words to describe this well-known steakhouse with its high ceilings, elegant wood paneling throughout, comfy chairs…

THE PORTLY CHEF

1211 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver Tel: 604-971-4377 Web: http://theportlychef.com/ Twitter: @ThePortlyChef Advice: Open for dinner nightly. Located about a mile North of Lonsdale Quay, is an elegant eatery mixing French and Asian flavours. The Chef/Co-Owner is well versed in fine…

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