Category: Parties & Events

First Taste of Mann & Co Bakeshop

An exciting new patisserie has recently opened by Pastry Chef Jujhar Singh Mann who is known for his creative and elaborate cakes as well as the pastries. I have visited and tried several items and my favourites from these that…

First Taste of Vanilla Bean Bakeshop

Specializing in scratch baking, Taylor’s bakery opened recently inside the Haney Place Mall after a successful launch during the pandemic selling her baking at farmer’s markets in the area. She won best bakery of the year in 2021 in Maple…

Phantom Creek Winery Launches Two Sparkling Wines

This past June I enjoyed my birthday lunch at Phantom Creek Winery in Oliver where I also had a chance to explore the winery and vineyards. Recently I attended a wonderful reception at Carlino Restaurant for the launch of a…

Chop Steakhouse & Bar Coal Harbour Opening

Last night, I attended the opening party for the newest Chop Steakhouse & Bar restaurant to open in downtown Vancouver. Chop Coal Harbour presents a modern take on the steakhouse experience, pairing a vibrant design with exceptional service and a…

Modern Pantry Holiday Brunch Pop-Up

The Modern Pantry’s first-ever holiday brunch pop-up dishes up a decadent assortment of holiday-inspired food and drinks. This was my first time to this lovely eatery in the Dundarave neighbourhood of West Vancouver where I had a chance to preview…

Dan’s Legacy 9th Annual Chefs Charity Dinner

On Saturday, November 5th, I attended a wonderful dinner at Shaughnessy Restaurant at VanDusen Garden which raised $32,729 for Dan’s Legacy. The funds will go towards the charity’s trauma-informed counselling and life-skills programs for youth at risk. Elder Tomma Oleman…

First Taste of Local Pizzaiolo

A great new addition to the Kitsilano neighbourhood, this new spot is owned by a couple of chefs with years of experience in the pizza realm. They started out by offering Pizza Catering and now they have just added a…

First Taste of Archer Dining

It’s all about modern Canadian fare and inventive drinks inside a room inspired by British Columbia’s natural landscape. The kitchen is led by executive chef Clement Chan, whose extensive repertoire includes some of Vancouver’s notable restaurants, such as Torafuku, Chambar,…

Joy of Feeding 2022

Over the years, The Joy of Feeding that was founded by Chef Meeru Dhalwala had been one of my favourite food events and this past weekend after a long hiatus it returned to  Ubc Farm the organization that it supports….

Mount Pleasant Vintage & Provisions Opening

Last week I attended the media opening party at this new very cool cocktail bar/eatery in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. I loved their Frozen Vietnamese Coffee slushy and had a chance to taste some of their food offerings as well….

Feast of Fields at UBC Farm

It has been one of my favourite food events each year for many years and after a hiatus Feast of Fields returned earlier this month for its 27th Annual Harvest festival at UBC Farm. I tasted my way around the…

Summer Menu Tasting at C Prime Modern Italian Steakhouse

It’s been over 5 years since my last visit, enjoyed an exceptional dinner with delicious Italian dishes by Executive Chef Behshad Zolnasr. 1st dish: Caprese Burrata with heirloom tomatoes, balsamic and pinenut crumble, loved the creamy buratta and texture addition…

Summer Menu Tasting at Lift Bar & Grill

Enjoyed a delicious lunch joined by my friend Sheryl on their beautiful upstairs patio overlooking Coal Harbour. We were there to try some new and refined dishes by Chef Chris Andraza who recently joined as their new Executive Chef. 1st…

Summer Menu, New Dishes at Zarak on Main

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner tasting many of the new summer dishes. Just love the Afghan dishes and the flavours using as much local ingredients as they can at this Mount Pleasant gem. 1st dish: Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Char Masala; this…

First Taste of Caffe Soccavo

A great new addition to the Commercial Drive neighbourhood, this Italian sports cafe features Italian snacks, pizza, panini, desserts, coffees, wine, cocktails and more. This new eatery is owned by Dom and Frank Morra, the same family that also owns…

First Taste of Pizza Rubato

It’s all about delicious Napoletana pizza at this recently opened spot in the Fairview neighbourhood of Vancouver. Owned by Chef Ahmet Duman Turunc, this is the first of hopefully a few locations for this passionate entrepreneur. In addition to pizza,…

New Summer Menu at Diva at the Met

Enjoyed a delicious dinner a restaurant that I hadn’t dined at in many years. They have just launched their summer menu which gave us a chance to return and try several dishes. 1st dish: Summer Berry & Beets, this was…

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