Category: Parties & Events

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…

First Taste of Passaparola Burrata Bar

Located on the 2nd floor, upstairs of the new Robba da Matti in Kitsilano, they recently launched their wine and burrata bar that features a selection of salads and other dishes with burrata as the highlight. They also offer several…

First Taste of 16 West Restaurant

It’s all about tasty tapas, wine and more where Chef Addy Gowe leads the kitchen at this new spot in central Lonsdale. To play on the name of the restaurant they are offering 16 wines by the glass which is…

First Taste of Craffles Yaletown

It’s all about creative all day brunch and dessert dishes at this second location for the North Vancouver eatery that is owned by husband and wife Paulo and Priscilla. I loved the decor and most of all the delicious food;…

First Taste of Ignite Pizzeria Yaletown

Popular Mount Pleasant pizzeria recently opened a new flagship restaurant in Yaletown and it is a beauty with seating both inside and outside. As the Mount Pleasant location is all about slices this one is not, they have introduced a…

Stock & Supply Relaunch Party

Stock and Supply Restaurant held a re-launch party last night and a menu preview for their restaurant. Bartenders were making and shaking cocktails and the bar was flowing with cocktails all night while a DJ was spinning music. As the…

First Taste of Isetta Café Bistro

It’s focus as a café and bistro serving coffee and brunch fare by day will eventually offer dinners as well in this secluded spot which is an iconic landmark in the Cypress Park area of West Vancouver. It’s owned by…

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