Category: Parties & Events

First Taste of ZARAK by Afghan Kitchen

It’s all about elevated Afghan dishes and a beautiful dining room to match at this newly opened eatery on Main Street. The space was designed by Simcic + Uhrich Architects and built by Merola Construction. Owners Hassib Sarwari and Winnie…

Fleurs de Villes NOËL with Festive Eats and Drinks

Fleurs de Villes NOËL has returned to Vancouver and is on now through to December 19th, and along with it some festive holiday menus. Back for its third year, Fleurs de Villes NOËL is a spectacular floral art trail, decorating…

Forage Festive Lunches

The annual Holiday Festival Lunches are taking place on December 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17 and it is a great way to celebrate the holidays with family, friends or office mates. I had a chance to preview this…

First Taste of Roosh

Specializing in Swiss comfort food in the heart of Gastown. Owners Tushar, Anant and another partner set out to fill a niche which has been missing in this city for quite sometime, Swiss cuisine is now showcased here. Some of…

New Dishes, New Chef at Cold Tea Restaurant

Chef Liam Breen recently joined Cold Tea and he has launched a new menu filled with wonderful new dishes celebrating Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine. Most of the dishes are small plates designed to share. 1st dish: SHRIMP TOAST Fried shrimp…

Cannoli King Port Coquitlam Opening

I recently attended the opening of the Cannoli King bakery and production facility in Port Coquitlam. Sam and Liz Pero just opened their beautiful bakery where you will be able to pick up fresh cannoli (many flavours) as well as…

New Lunch Menu at Fiorino, Italian Street Food

It’s all about SCHIACCIATA for lunch with a special type of bread that originates in Florence, Italy where one of the owners Giovane grew up. The bread is baked for these types of sandwiches, which looks like a crispier version…

Pacific Plates Dinner Series at 75 West Coast Grill

Pacific Plates is a new monthly dinner series that celebrates The Tastes & Traditions of Richmond, presented by 75 West Coast Grill at Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel. I had a chance to attend a media preview to taste through this…

First Taste of Lumine Coffee

Specializing in house-made baking, multi-roaster coffee and other beverages, sandwiches and more. They opened recently in the Kitsilano neighbourhood of Vancouver. Owned by a husband (he takes care of the coffee and operations) and wife (she is the chef and…

First Taste of Linh Café at Vancouver House

Specializing in French Vietnamese cuisine, owners Chef Tai Nguyen and his wife Linh have opened this beautiful restaurant at Vancouver House in the Beach District of downtown Vancouver. This is their second location for the couple who has created a…

New Dishes Tasting at Pepino’s Spaghetti House

It had been a couple of years since I dined inside, takeout during the pandemic wasn’t the same. With Chef Vish Mayekar having joined the team a few months back, this gave me a chance for a revisit to try…

New Dishes Tasting at Caffe La Tana

It’s all about home-made pasta daily where Chef Vish Mayekar is now running the kitchen and making creative pastas with two different features each week. It had been awhile since I last dined inside at Caffe La Tana and this…

Tasting New Dishes at Osteria Savio Volpe

It had been awhile since I had dined inside the restaurant, takeout during the pandemic wasn’t the same. Visited recently to dine in and try some new late Summer dishes at one of my favourite Italian restaurants in the city….

First Taste of Fiorino, Italian Street Food

Dining inspired by the streets of Florence is their tagline which emphasizes the type of food they are serving at this newly opened restaurant in Chinatown. Owned by Giovanni Mascagni, Mitchel Clark and Chef Mario Ruiz, the 3 partners have…

Tasting Turkish Delights at Simit Bakery

The second branch of this popular Turkish Bakery and Café opened recently in Kitsilano and I was invited in to try almost all of their baking and some of their drinks. 1) Aspendos — Smoked Salmon Simit bagel sandwich is…

First Taste of Delara Restaurant

Beautiful restaurant specializing in elevated Persian cuisine, owned and run by Chef Bardia Ilbeiggi opened late summer. He is a very good and creative chef who not only creates beautiful dishes but also tells a wonderful story on his instagram….

First Taste of Alouette Restaurant

Specializing in French cuisine, this recently opened restaurant is serving up traditional French classics alongside wines, cocktails and more. Chef Albert Tran leads the kitchen along with Culinary Director Mark Greenfeld, currently serving dinner Wednesday – Sunday, soon they will…

Tasting the Filipino Ensaimadas at Heritage Baking

Chef Martha Ebro opened her Heritage Baking Company during the pandemic after she was layed off as a Pastry Chef at the Hyatt Regency downtown. She already had many years of experience working in kitchens at restaurants and catering companies,…

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