Category: Tastings

First Taste of La Cerveceria Astilleros

La Cerveceria Astilleros is Spanish for The Shipyards Brewery, has been founded by Andrew Doyle, his head brewer is Carlo Baroccio who is from Mexico, and the brewery along with their tasting room is located in the Lower Lonsdale neighbourhood…

Experiencing Mexican Dishes at Guacamole Mexican Grill

Take yourself on a culinary journey to Mexico and El Salvador out in Surrey. I had the pleasure to taste my way through many dishes on the menu at this restaurant that opened in early 2020. Owned by husband and…

New Menu, New Chef, New Ownership at Little Mexico Cantina

The Steveston Mexican restaurant changed ownership a few months ago, it is now owned by experienced restaurateur Scotty Olak. The menu is under the direction of Chef Chris Andraza (formerly at Fanny Bay Oysters and Rodney’s Oysters); he leads the…

Takeout at The Regal Beagle

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…

Leavenly Goods Tasting at Home

Racel founded her company in April 2020 after a career in the IT industry and a dream to change careers, she had the idea to open her own baking company in the fall of 2019; as things lined-up her timing…

Takeout at Bombay Masala Indian Cuisine

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…

Experiencing Mediterranean Dishes at Hydra Restaurant

Take yourself on a culinary journey to the Mediterranean stopping in Greece without leaving the city. I had the pleasure to taste my way through many dishes on the menu at Hydra Restaurant which is located at the Exchange Hotel…

Taste of Indonesia and the Archipelago Marketplace

I recently had a chance to taste some made in Indonesia snacks as well as some coffee beans that were grown in Indonesia. These products were sourced from Indonesia by Indonesians, and imported to Canada by Archipelago who curates and…

New Menu, New Chef, New Ownership at Sai Woo

Chef Brandon Pham recently joined Sai Woo and he has launched a new menu filled with wonderful new dishes celebrating Asian cuisine. The restaurant is now owned by the Kosoo Restaurant group, it’s still as beautiful as it was previously,…

Takeout at Moltaqa 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…

Tasting the Holiday Treats Box

Two local bakers, Jenny (@Jenny_bakes) and Nicole (@butter.and.botanicals) have collaborated together to create a trio of treats boxes for this holiday season. I had the opportunity to preview their treats box which featured an assortment of cookies and bars with…

First Taste of Takenaka

Specializing in bento boxes, sushi and seafood bowls with fresh Japanese seafood and ingredients, Takenaka was first established as a Ghost kitchen, a virtual restaurant that provided their Japanese food for pickup from their commissary or for delivery. They have…

Peaked Pies Tasting in Burnaby Heights

Over the years I had visited both their Denman street and their Whistler restaurants for their delicious Aussie Pies to eat-in or to take-out. They recently opened their 3rd location in the Burnaby Heights neighborhood and I was invited in…

Fall Menu Tasting at Novo Pizzeria

It has been a couple of years since my last visit to this wonderful Italian restaurant in the heart of Kitsilano. They now offer a selection of new dishes each month, here are some new ones along with some favourites!…

Fall Menu Tasting at Artusi Restaurant

Executive Chef Delbert Cirfera recently added some new dishes to his fall menu and most were new dishes that I hadn’t tried in the past. 1st dish: Capesante Al Rosso with Scallops, Nduja & Saffron Sauce, beautiful presentation of this…

A Taste of the Dine Outside Festival Vancouver

Tourism Vancouver and the Dine Out Festival is launching a new one of a kind dining festival which takes place between August 21 – September 21 in Vancouver with 163 participating restaurants. Created as a way to help the restaurant…

New Menu, New Chef at Cibo Trattoria

Chef Jesse Zuber recently joined Cibo Trattoria and he has launched a new menu filled with wonderful new dishes celebrating Italian cuisine. Lawrence and I enjoyed tasting each of the dishes on this stellar menu. 1st dish: Burrata -Italian burrata,…

Takeout at Bánh Mì Très Bon

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…

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