Tag: Vancouver

Summer Menu Tasting at Fleuri Restaurant

I revisited Fleuri Restaurant in the Sutton Place Hotel last week for dinner to taste some of Executive Chef Michael Deutsch‘s new dishes! Some of the dishes in the 8 course tasting menu were new additions and some were old…

Greek Day in Kitsilano

I spent the afternoon yesterday in Kitsilano at the Greek Day festivities that were held on Broadway from Macdonald Street going West 5 blocks. Jenny Siormanolakis, chief organizer of the festival gave me a bit of a tour of some…

PINK ELEPHANT THAI

1152 Alberni Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.646.8899 Web: http://www.pinkelephantthai.com/ Twitter: @pinkethai Advice: Go with friends and share the dishes. Loved the pink theme of the bright and spacious room with high ceilings and decorative light fixtures. Specializing in Thai street food…

VIET SUB

520 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-3340 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: Counter service, limited seating, complimentary hoisin, sweet chilli and other sauces. This Vietnamese hot spot often has a long line out the door of this tiny popular restaurant, I…

Vancouver’s Best Desserts

It’s no secret that I have always been fond of desserts, here are some of the best desserts that I have had in the past two months in and around Vancouver. These desserts would make wonderful treats not only for…

BIG LOU’S BUTCHER SHOP

UPDATED 6/10/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 269 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-566-9229 Web: www.biglousbutchershop.com Twitter: @biglousbutcher Advice: It’s a butcher shop and a sandwich shop in one. This is an old fashioned butcher shop that is everything but old fashioned, leading…

Vancouver to host annual gathering of Canadian Chefs

More than 500 Canadian, American and world chefs will gather for the 48th annual National Chefs Conference, June 12 – 15, 2011 in Vancouver.   Hosted by the Canadian Culinary Federation Culinaire Canadienne (CCFCC) and the BC Chefs’ Association, the conference…

Spring Menu Tasting at Market

I was into Market at the Shangri-la Hotel to taste their Spring Menu last week, Chef Wayne Harris presented us with a 6 course menu of some of their new dishes. First Course was the Salmon Sashimi with green chilli,…

Afternoon Tea at Fairmont Pacific Rim

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…

Afternoon Tea at Shangri-La Lounge

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…

Rouge Opening

On January 27th, I attended the opening party of Rouge that saw a few hundred people mingle over cocktails, shots, wine and passed around bites. Rouge Event Lounge is located at 1240 Richard St. Vancouver, BC and online at www.rougeeventlounge.com…

2011 HSBC Chinese Restaurant Awards

This years awards presentation was stepped up from last year and I was happy to see the River Rock Hotel host such a nice award ceremony. At the reception we dined on some of the winners dishes, I especially enjoyed…

Tales of the Cocktail on Tour Vancouver March 13-15

For eight years, Tales of the Cocktail® has been bringing cocktail aficionados from around the world to New Orleans, for the most spirited event of the year. For the first time, this internationally acclaimed cocktail festival is taking its show…

Blue Mountain and Friends: A Feast for the Senses

Join us on Monday, January 17, 2011 for an evening celebrating the premium wines of BC’s Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars.  The event will be grazing style which will allow guests to wander the room sampling wines paired with cuisine…

Best Foodie Events of 2010

I went to a lot of different food and wine events during 2010 and these are the standouts of the year. 1)Q4 al Centro Opening was the best restaurant opening of the year. http://vancouverfoodster.com/2010/12/10/q4-al-centro-opening/ 2)Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder Chowdown was…

Holiday Scavenger Hunt at Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market serves up great tastes for the holidays! I participated in a Media Holiday Scavenger Hunt last week that saw all of us, me included running all over the Whole Foods Cambie store with our green basket to…

Christmas Eating Festivities

Celebrate Christmas at home or at a restaurant, here is a random selection of restaurants offering brunches, buffets, dinners or turkey to go! Corner Suite Bistro 850 Thurlow Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-3415 Web: http://thecornersuite.com/ On December 24, 25 and 26,The…

Scallops & Citrus at YEW Restaurant

I was in for dinner recently to taste thru their Scallops & Citrus menu that is being presented throughout November at YEW Restaurant in the Four Seasons downtown Vancouver. This $35, three-course, prix-fixe menu focuses on in-season ingredients sourced close…

Joe Fortes 25th Anniversary

On Wednesday November 10th, I attended the Joe Fortes 25th Anniversary which was quite the spectacular celebration. MC by my friend Dawn Chubai who is one of the hosts of CITY TV’s Breakfast Television this was an event like none…

Signature Spice Market Dishes at Market thru November

For three weeks in November, a spicier side of Jean-Georges comes to life in Vancouver.  From November 8 to 30, guests of Market by Jean-Georges will have the opportunity to taste the dishes and spices of the famed Spice Market,…

Chef Chris Mills James Beard Experience

Last Thursday October 28, I had the pleasure of dining at a special dinner held in Joey Burrard’s Wine Room with a group of about 55 media who were invited for The James Beard Experience by Executive Chef Chris Mills….

Gold Medal Plates: The Chefs

Gold Medal Plates is the ultimate celebration of Canadian Excellence in cuisine, wine, the arts and athletic achievement. Celebrating in eight cities across Canada in 2010, Gold Medal Plates will feature superb wines and the premier chefs in each city,…

Aha Toro Cocktail Competition

The Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel’s Skybar was the host of the first annual Tequila Aha Toro Cocktail Competition on Tuesday, September 14.  Dani Tatarin of The Keefer Bar won the competition her prize is an all-expense trip to Mexico where…

100 Days Opening

On Friday night August 27th,  I attended the opening party for 100 Days at the Opus Hotel in Yaletown. Guests were treated to tasty cocktails, wine and tantalizing appetizers and dessert bites throughout the night. This is Vancouver’s newest pop-up…

Home Grown: Local Sustainable Food at MOV

I wandered through the exhibit this morning to have a look through this exciting exhibit that runs from August 26th, 2010 through January 2, 2011 at the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) where they have partnered with FarmFolkCityFolk to explore Vancouver’s…

My Top 10 events of the 1st Year

I went to a lot of different food and wine events during the 1st year of Vancouver Foodster and these are the standouts of the year. 1) Dinner on the Floating Dining Room was one of the most unique dining experiences I…

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