Category: Parties & Events

First Taste of Mila

Specializing in Plant-based cuisine featuring inventive cocktails along with Globally inspired dishes; this restaurant and cocktail bar is owned by the same company that owns Virtuous Pie. MILA’s food program was developed by Red Seal Chef Jim Vesal, who’s put…

Takeout at Moltaqa Restaurant

Most restaurants have always offered takeout, as the industry was forced to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dining in became dining out. When restaurants were forced to close their dining rooms they had to get creative. Some have created…

First Taste of The Kougin Café

Pastry chef Andrew Han has had a life-long dream to open his own bakery and he wanted it to be located in Chinatown where he grew up. His bakery is defined as; kouign (meaning brioche, pronounced queen) and amann, which…

Tasting the Holiday Treats Box

Two local bakers, Jenny (@Jenny_bakes) and Nicole (@butter.and.botanicals) have collaborated together to create a trio of treats boxes for this holiday season. I had the opportunity to preview their treats box which featured an assortment of cookies and bars with…

First Taste of Tsujiri at OpenRoad Toyota Richmond

The latest outpost of Tsujiri recently opened in the OpenRoad Toyota dealership at the Richmond Auto Mall. This is a Japanese matcha infused cafe restaurant that features tasty Japanese soba bowls, sushi sandwiches, matcha beverages and desserts. Known for its…

First Taste of Free Bird Table & Bar

Specializing in the spirit of Southern food with the heart of the West Coast behind it, this restaurant opened a few months ago during the pandemic. Located inside The Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport in Richmond, the restaurant is owned by…

First Taste of Takenaka

Specializing in bento boxes, sushi and seafood bowls with fresh Japanese seafood and ingredients, Takenaka was first established as a Ghost kitchen, a virtual restaurant that provided their Japanese food for pickup from their commissary or for delivery. They have…

Peaked Pies Tasting in Burnaby Heights

Over the years I had visited both their Denman street and their Whistler restaurants for their delicious Aussie Pies to eat-in or to take-out. They recently opened their 3rd location in the Burnaby Heights neighborhood and I was invited in…

First Taste of Capo and the Spritz

Specializing in Italian cuisine featuring inventive cocktails and pizzas; this restaurant and cocktail bar is a partnership between Autostrada Hospitality and OPUS Vancouver. Autostrada Hospitality co-founders Dustin Dockendorf and Chef Lucais Syme are working with OPUS Vancouver and the focus…

Fall Menu Tasting at Novo Pizzeria

It has been a couple of years since my last visit to this wonderful Italian restaurant in the heart of Kitsilano. They now offer a selection of new dishes each month, here are some new ones along with some favourites!…

Fall Menu Tasting at Artusi Restaurant

Executive Chef Delbert Cirfera recently added some new dishes to his fall menu and most were new dishes that I hadn’t tried in the past. 1st dish: Capesante Al Rosso with Scallops, Nduja & Saffron Sauce, beautiful presentation of this…

First Taste of The Lunch Lady

With it’s focus on Vietnamese street food, this restaurant plays homage to The Lunch Lady in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. The Vancouver restaurant is a collaboration between Nguyen Thi Thanh (aka The Lunch Lady) and Victoria Tran and…

First Taste of Sashimiya

Chef Takayuki Omi and his wife Kaori just opened this one of a kind shop in downtown Vancouver. It is a Japanese Grab-and-go shop/eatery that features a menu filled with sushi rolls and premium sashimi made fresh for takeout as…

First Taste of Hugo’s Churros & Tacos

With it’s focus on Mexican fare this eatery has recently relocated next door to their previous location in McArthurGlen Vancouver. The Garcia family has added some new dishes to the menu at this location and will soon have liquor available…

First Taste of Do Chay Yaletown

With it’s focus on Modern Vietnamese Vegetarian fare this humbled eatery has expanded outside of it’s original location in East Vancouver and opened another outpost in Yaletown. The interior décor has the similar bird cages hanging from the ceiling as…

First Taste of Casereccio Foods

This newly opened Italian eatery in Kitsilano is owned by Maria Clarkson, Alexandro Cascia and another partner, all from different regions of Italy. They have put together a wonderful menu of house-made pastas, sauces, desserts and more. In addition to…

Picnic to Go at Pacific Yacht Charters

A beautiful weekend afternoon and perfect time for a picnic! We enjoyed one of the Picnic 2 Go this past weekend aboard Pacific Yacht Charters in Coal Harbour. They are participating in the Dine Outside Festival which runs through to…

First Taste of J Squared Ice Cream

Owned by husband and wife, both of their names start with the letter J, hence the name of this ice cream shop. While Jenny was pregnant she was craving ice cream and both of her favourite shops were miles away,…

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