Category: Parties & Events

Chinois Restaurant Opening

On Wednesday, November 9th I attended the opening party of Chinois Restaurant in Yaletown.  Proprietor Peter Girges of Rocksglass Concepts was on hand to greet media and other invited guests as they opened Yaletown’s only Chinese restaurant. The menu is…

2011 Gold Medal Plates: Vancouver

On November 4th, I attended the Gold Medal Plates Awards at the Westin Bayshore where 11 Chefs from around British Columbia competed in a Culinary Competition for Gold, Silver and Bronze in one of the most prestigious culinary events in…

Cafe Il Nido Fall Tasting

Last week I was invited in to Café Il Nido for a taste of fall, to taste some of their new menu offerings. The packed room of writers and bloggers were enjoying some of the delicious eats and sips. I…

Fall Menu Tasting at Q4 al Centro

I revisited Q4 al Centro Restaurant recently for dinner to taste some of Executive Chef Bradford Ellis‘s new dishes! Some of the dishes were new additions and some were old favourites. 1st dish: Polpette Q4  $12- braised beef, veal, pork,…

Black+Blue Opening

On Friday, October 28th I attended the opening party of Black+Blue on Alberni Street in downtown Vancouver.  Proprietors Emad Yacoub and Shannon Bosa Yacoub share a passion for classic-style dining with their Black+Blue, a new steak-centric restaurant. From juicy steaks…

Signature Dish Dining Festival

I tasted my way around some of the restaurants participating in the Signature Dish Dining Festival in Burnaby recently. Happy to have been invited along with some other media to try a multitude of Signature Dishes at three very different…

Argentina Dinner at the Waldorf

Last week I had dinner at The Waldorf Hotel to indulge in their Argentinean menu that is being featured this fall by Chef in Residence Rodolfio Sanchez. This was a culinary adventure in to the food and drink of Argentina….

RIPE the Feast

On October 16th I attended RIPE: A Harvest Celebration, this was my first year attending this annual fundraiser for Vancouver Farmers Markets. RIPE is a casual, family-style meal that includes a feast of delicious and seasonal food prepared by local…

Xi Shi Lounge at Shangri-La Opening

Last night, I attended the opening party of the new lobby lounge located inside the Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver. Xi Shi Lounge is a tribute to the ancient Chinese goddess of the Lotus Blossom, Xi Shi, and their own Shangri-La heritage,…

Fall Menu Tasting at Earls

Last week I was invited to Earls for dinner to taste some of Product Development Chef Reuben Major’s new dishes on their fall menu! All of the dishes in the 5 course tasting menu were new additions. 1st dish: Potato…

That Barista Thing

I was one of the judges along with Anya Levykh, Mark Villela and Wayne Wright at That Barista Thing yesterday for the International Latte Art Competition. There were 16 competitors and each were highly skilled baristas who were passionate and…

Thierry Opening

On Tuesday, September 27th I attended the opening party for Thierry on Alberni Street in downtown Vancouver. It’s owned by Thierry Busset and Jack Evrensel who are partners in the tasty project. Jack is also the President of Top Table Group….

Fall Menu Tasting at EBO

I revisited EBO Restaurant in the Delta Burnaby Hotel recently for dinner to taste some of Executive Chef Dan Craig‘s new dishes! Some of the dishes in the 7 course tasting menu were new additions and some were old favourites….

Chef Meets Grape

Last night I attended Chef meets Grape, the largest annual celebration of BC VQA wines and local food with 75 BC wineries sharing their new fall releases, delectably paired with inspired dishes from 12 top Ocean Wise partner restaurants. Each…

Tasting Desserts at W.E. Coffee

Who doesn’t love desserts? Well if you are reading this article you are probably intrigued or salivating, one of the two is at play. Last week I was invited in to W.E. Coffee to taste some of their new desserts….

Feast of Fields at Krause Berry Farm

Yesterday I tasted my way through Feast of Fields out in Langley at Krause Berry Farm,  organized by Vancouver’s FarmFolk/CityFolk. It was a beautiful day of fun, food, and drink in the hot sunshine, here are some photos from the…

Bishops Harvest Table Dinners

I attended a four course tasting dinner celebrating the Harvest Table on September 7th which was prepared by Bishops wonderful Chef Andrea Carlson. September is the time of the year that the farmers’ markets are overflowing with fresh produce. It’s…

Revolver Coffee Opening

On Wednesday, August 31st I attended the opening party for Revolver Coffee on Cambie Street downtown Vancouver. It’s operated by brothers John, Matti, Chris, and George Gianniakos who are 4 passionate brothers who share a true love for the bean;…

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