Tag: Vancouver

Distinguished North American Restaurants Conference Vancouver

On September 15-18, 2013, Vancouver played host city to the Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRoNA) Conference at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel. I was fortunate to be able to attend many of the sessions as well as the…

New Zealand Meets Asia

On October 21 I attended a wonderful event at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens presented by House Wine featuring over 50 wines from New Zealand paired with Asian dishes from 6 Asian restaurant in Vancouver. Fresh and pure, the…

Cook Hall Menu Lunch Tasting at Market

Atlanta’s famed Cook Hall is being featured in Vancouver at MARKET by Jean-Georges through to October 31, 2013. I had the opportunity to enjoy some dishes during lunch last Friday that was prepared by Cook Hall’s Executive Chef David Gross…

Fall Menu Lunch Tasting at Market

I was into Market at the Shangri-la Hotel to taste their Fall Menu last week, I tried some of the new dishes Chef Chef De Cuisine, Montgomery Lau has on the menu. Freshly baked rolls selection First dish was the…

French Tasting Menu at Mosaic Bar and Grille

Executive Chef Thomas Heinrich creates a different 5 course tasting menu each month, I have tasted some of his others, this time he invited me in to taste his new French Tasting Menu. 1st Course: Fois Gras Parfait with apple,…

Best Filled Croissants in the City

Some people are fans of the traditional plain buttery croissant and others such as me are fans of the filled croissants that go the extra mile. These are the ones that more and more people are yearning to eat for…

Catch 122 Celebrates 1.22 Years

Last night I celebrated with Brent Kyle and Tammy Siu who are the husband and wife co-owners of Catch 122 located at the outer edge of Gastown in downtown Vancouver. The restaurant serves rustic French-inspired food in a comfortable casual…

Araxi’s Longtable Dinner Series Summer 2013

As summer approaches, we near another exciting season featuring Araxi’s famed Longtable Series. This year, we are pleased to announce a new location as part of the series – in addition to Lost Lake in Whistler and North Arm Farm…

The Chinatown Night Market for 2013

The much-anticipated, revamped Vancouver Chinatown Night Market is ready to launch its 2013 season officially on June 1st.  You will find some of the best outdoor entertainment and shopping in the city as well as a weekly on-site food truck…

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…

Unique Cocktails for Spring

Many bartenders around the city have created their list of cocktails for spring. Here is a selection of some which are creative and unique. The Immortal Jelly Fish Punch Created by: Justin Darnes – Bar Manager Made with Goji berry,…

Tasting Plates Vancouver Ultimate Desserts

On April 14th we presented the 1st ever Tasting Plates Desserts edition all over Vancouver  that showcased 8 restaurants, cafes, & bakeries. The afternoon event began inside of Rocanini Coffee Roasters where guests registered and picked up their Tasting Plates Cards….

Tasting Plates YVR *Ultimate Desserts*

  Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants, cafes and bakeries all over Vancouver! This tasting extravaganza goes from 2pm until 5:30 pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant, cafe and bakery will be serving up Tasting Plates for…

Crate & Barrel Opening

Yesterday I attended the opening of US based furniture and housewares retailer at Oakridge Centre, this is the company’s first store in Vancouver. The store is well layed-out, I spent most of my time in the kitchen looking at all…

Rocanini Coffee Roasters

I have always loved coffee, well since my teens for sure, I got my writing start by writing my first book “Vancouver’s Best Espresso Spots” many years ago. As I travel and explore neighborhoods around Vancouver, I always seek out…

2nd Annual Tasting Plates Downtown Vancouver

On February 20th we presented the 2nd Annual downtown edition of Tasting Plates Vancouver event that showcased 9 restaurants, cafes, & food trucks. The evening began inside of Vancouver Fanclub where guests registered and picked up their Tasting Plates Cards and…

Food Talks Volume 6

Food Talks Vol 6 Speakers (from left to right) Themis Velgis, Shab Samimi, Mark Simpson, Julia Smith, James Coleridge & Marcus Von Albrecht (photo by Dianne Chow) On February 12th we presented the sixth Food Talks Vancouver event that featured…

Brunch with Josh Epstein at Cibo

Brunch is a favourite past time shared by many and should be an extraordinary experience, one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for brunch. Each of the places I visit is unique for what is offered along…

Brunch with Norma Reid at Forage

Brunch is a favourite past time shared by many and should be an extraordinary experience, one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for brunch. Each of the places I visit is unique for what is offered along…

Brunch with Cory Weeds at Luke’s Corner Bar & Kitchen

Brunch is a favourite past time shared by many and should be an extraordinary experience, one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for brunch. Each of the places I visit is unique for what is offered along…

Best 30 New Vancouver Restaurants in 2012

I have dined at a lot of new restaurants that have opened in 2012. These are 30 of the Best NEW Restaurants in Vancouver that newly define how we eat, drink and play. Note: These are not in any ranking…

Lunch with Jeff Turner at Cafe Il Nido

The Friday Lunch is a focus on the restaurant’s Lunch menu along with the Interview of a notable Business or Cultural leader who is joining me as my guest at restaurants in and around Vancouver. Each of the places I…

Chef Armand Savet

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…

Lunch with Emily Molnar at The Fish Shack

The Friday Lunch is a focus on the restaurant’s Lunch menu along with the Interview of a notable Business or Cultural leader who is joining me as my guest at restaurants in and around Vancouver. Each of the places I…

Brunch with Coleen Christie at Provence

Brunch is a favourite past time shared by many and should be an extraordinary experience, one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for brunch. Each of the places I visit is unique for what is offered along…

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