Category: Parties & Events

Takeout at Benkei Ramen

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…

Takeout at Sprezzatura 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…

Takeout at Do Chay Vietnamese Vegetarian

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 Winston Café

A food forward coffee shop that opened recently in Lower Lonsdale in beautiful North Vancouver. With it’s high ceilings this café also features a long communal table in the centre of the room on the main floor, and a good…

Experiencing Brunch at VV Tapas & Lounge

This is a beautiful tapas lounge which opened in the late fall on East Hastings in the Strathcona neighborhood; I was excited to revisit for their recently added weekend brunch service. Started of the morning with a Cappuccino with almond milk,…

Exploring HK style cuisine at Happy Day Cafe

One of the cities longtime cafes that specializes in Chinese dishes from the Hong Kong region has been located In Richmond for over the past 25 years. This is one of those places that both Lawrence and I had never…

First Taste of Palate Kitchen

This newly opened all day brunch spot is owned by the same owners as Pallet Coffee Roasters and they have done a beautiful job with the interior of this restaurant. Chef Khalid Kahya is leading the kitchen and has put…

Experiencing the new Five Sails Restaurant

It’s been over 15 years since I last visited Five Sails, this iconic fine dining restaurant has been around for many years and has one of the most stunning views of the city’s harbour. Last night I enjoyed a wonderful…

First Taste of Brass Fish Tavern

This new spot on the edge of Coal Harbour in downtown’s financial district comes to us from the Donnelly Group and it’s not the type of eatery you may have expected to come from this group; this one is elevated…

Experiencing Yaas Grill House

I’ve enjoyed Persian food all over the North Shore over the years, though one of the restaurants that I hadn’t visited was Yaas Grill House. The family has operated their restaurants for almost 25 years, they set up their first…

Tasting Brunch at Glowbal Restaurant

It had been almost a year since my last brunch visit and it was time to experience some of the new dishes from Executive Chef Omar Hadi’s team. 1st dish: Huevos Rancheros this was one of my favourites dishes, loved the…

Steak Masters at Chop Steakhouse

Chop’s Executive Chef Stephen Clark and Culinary Champion Chef Alex Chen have put together a stellar collaboration Menu that celebrates steak. I didn’t try all of the selections they had on offer, here are the ones that I did try….

Tasting Brunch at Mumbai Local

I visited for brunch recently with my friend Lawrence to enjoy some delicious Mumbai style street food dishes. 1st dish: Irani Bun Maska Pav filled with whipped butter to dip in hot chai, this was a great interactive experience of…

Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown 2020

Last night I attended the 12th Annual Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder Chowdown after a 3 year absence, it was great to be back to try the chowders and see the chefs and their competing teams. It was another great event…

Taste of Toscana at Il Centro

Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre is featuring a line-up of monthly dinners exploring different regions of Italy throughout the winter and spring culminating with a Taste of Italy gala in June. I attended their first dinner in the series recently…

First Taste of Seaside Provisions

Located inside the newly opened Seaside Hotel at the Shipyards in North Vancouver. Executive Chef Sandro Olivieri is serving up small plate tapas and regional creations, sourced locally and perfected for the table, from morning meals and midday brunches, to…

Italian Cuisine Masterclass at VCC

To celebrate the annual Italian week festivities held in many cities around the world during the week of November 18, I attended a special Masterclass that featured 3 chefs from Italy. Hosted by Vancouver Community College Culinary Arts department in…

Beanstock Coffee Festival

The 3rd Annual Beanstock Coffee Festival was held over 2 days at Performance Works on Granville Island in early November where coffee enthusiasts filled the room tasting Pour-overs, espressos and macchiatos. Each day most of the vendors were different as…

First Taste of Afuri Ramen and Dumpling

Tokyo based ramen joint’s first Canadian location is now open in Richmond and it’s a beauty. All their ramen noodles and gyoza are made in-house daily; all of their broths are made in-house with no msg. The company now has…

First Taste of The Belgian Chocolate Café

With a Belgian and Australian connection, a beautiful new chocolate focused café has opened on the edge of Yaletown across from the Parq Vancouver hotel. With it’s high ceilings this corner café features, long marble desserts bar, seating and a…

First Taste of Mi Casa Mexicana

Chef Denys Bolaños and her mother had been making Tamales selling at farmers markets around the city for awhile with a dream to open their own restaurant. The family is from Mexico City and that is where many of their…

Passions Gala 2019

Earlier in the fall I attended the 16th Annual Passions Gala at Performance Works supporting the Dr Peter Aids Foundation with some of the cities top chefs showcasing tasty dishes. It was a wonderful night and the event raised $250,000…

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