Category: Tastings

Experiencing Filipino dishes at Pampanga’s Cuisine

Take yourself on a culinary journey to the Pampanga region of the Philippines in East Van. I had the pleasure to taste my way through many dishes on the menu at this newly opened restaurant on Fraser Street. They are…

Baking with the Evie & Charlie Cookie Dough at Home

There is a great new local company who is making creative cookie dough flavours that are ready to bake! I had some fun making a couple of their delicious flavours recently. My favourite of the two flavours was the Carbon…

New Brunch Menu at Zarak by Afghan Kitchen

I recently had an opportunity to try some of the new brunch offerings at this Mount Pleasant restaurant that just launched a creative new weekend brunch service serving a selection of Afghan dishes. Lawrence joined me and we both started…

Spring Menu Preview at The Vancouver Fish Company

I was invited to preview the new Spring menu and to taste these new dishes from Chef Summer Stuart before the official spring menu launch on April 11. For their spring menu they have incorporated Asian flavours from many of…

Healthy Choices and More at BC Place this Season

It’s great to see that the chefs team (now lead by Executive Chef Wayne Chen) at BC Place Stadium (Executive Chef William Tse now oversees all of the Canadian food offerings under Sodexo) have added some new healthier food options…

New Brunch Menu at Cold Tea Restaurant

The chefs team recently launched a weekend brunch service that runs from 12 pm – 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Chef Liam Breen has added some wonderful, tasty dishes celebrating Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine. My friend Sheryl joined me…

Burger Bender at Match Eatery & Public House

Conquered all six of the burgers on the Burger Bender menu at Match Eatery & Public House in Squamish the other day. It was a feast for the eyes as well as our stomachs as we tasted all the burgers…

Whiskey Pairing Dinner at Cask Whiskey Vault

We were seated in their spectacular Whiskey Vault surrounded by whiskeys from all over the world, and went on a Whiskey pairing journey with Brad Stanton; who is an expert on whiskey at recently opened Cask at the Versante Hotel;…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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,…

Disco Dim Sum at Cold Tea Restaurant

Every Sunday you can enjoy Dim Sum at Cold Tea Restaurant in downtown Vancouver along with great music in disco style! This was a fun experience, and it marries two loves Dim Sum and music. They feature a dim sum…

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