Category: Tastings

Spring Menu Tasting at the Fish House

Last week I was invited to attend a tasting of dishes off the spring menu by new Executive Chef Curtis Demyon where they announced their 100% Ocean Wise menu. I was looking forward to seeing and tasting dishes from this…

Tasting at Sol Sun Belt Cookery

Visited Sol Sun Belt Cookery last week to taste many new dishes from Executive Chef Abdel Elatouabi joined by my friend Nikki Caine who shared them all with me. 1st dish: Morroccan Flat bread 2nd dish: Grilled Harissa Drummettes 3rd…

New Zealand Passionate Pairings

Each year when I attend the Vancouver International Wine Festival there are a selection of events that I attend. My friend and fellow food writer Cassandra Anderton is from New Zealand and is not only a wine aficionado she is…

Koko Monk’s Chocolate Tasting

As everyone probably knows by now I am a chocoholic and the minute I hear about a new chocolatier or anything chocolate for that matter, I’m intrigued. Koko Monk is a new chocolate boutique located in Kitsilano that was founded…

Brunch at Q4 Ristorante in Kitsilano

Last weekend, my mom joined me for brunch at Q4 Ristorante , as Mothers Day was approaching this seemed like the perfect time for a brunch. To begin, my mom had the Caesar Salad while I had the Arugula Balsamic…

Wine for Waves

On April 26th I attended a food and wine pairing tasting that not only featured a large selection of wineries from all over the Naramata Bench area, it also featured a selection Naramata region restaurants.  The Four Seasons Vancouver Hotel…

New Dishes Tasting at Cafe Il Nido

Visited Café il Nido last week to taste some new dishes on their spring new menu. 1st Dish: Prawns Gamberoni sautéed in olive oil, with chili flakes on a bed of avocado puree 2nd Dish: Funghi – field & forest…

Celebrating Grilled Cheese at Urban Fare

One of my guilty pleasures is a Grilled Cheese and I was happy to have been invited in to taste some of these fine sandwiches on National Grilled Cheese Day which happened this past Friday. April is National Grilled Cheese…

Halibut Dinner at Kitsilano Daily Kitchen

Halibut season is in full swing, last week I visited Kitsilano Daily Kitchen for the 2nd year in a row during opening weekend to taste their Ocean Wise Pacific Halibut creations. Chef Brian Fowke is the creative mastermind behind Kitsilano…

New Dishes Tasting at The Bibo

Visited The Bibo last week to taste some new dishes on the new menu by the new Executive Chef  Matt Repetto. 1st Dish: Ravioli Alla Piemontese stuffed with meat in a Piedmont sauce 2nd Dish: Porcini Mushroom Risotto 3rd Dish:…

New Dishes Tasting at House Guest

Visited House Guest recently to taste some new dishes on the new menu by the new Executive Chef Jimmy Stewart. SNACKS 1st dish & 2nd dish: Confit Chicken Wings ($10) brined, smoked, confit with pine salt and mayo Cornbread Madelines…

Big Night 2013

On February 8th I attended Big Night, I have attended many over the past few years and this is always an event that I look forward too– this is Vancouver Magazine’s Big Night! This was a celebration of the top…

Benny Bonanza at Joe Fortes

Yesterday was an excellent day for a beautiful Benny Bonanza experience! I had the opportunity to get a taste of the exquisite food, service and atmosphere of Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House.  I went during brunch hours, where I…

Raincity Grill Dine Out 2013

Last night I made a return visit to the Raincity Grill for dine out, there menu was one of my picks in this years Dine Out festival, they featured a $38 menu with 3 courses. There were a few side dish…

Yaletown L’Antipasto Dine Out 2013

Last night I had my second Dine Out Vancouver dinner experience of the year at Yaletown L’Antipasto. My friend Alejandro joined me, he had the $28 prix fixe menu and I had the $38 prix fixe menu, both of us…

C Restaurant Dine Out 2013

Last night I had my first Dine Out Vancouver dinner experience of the year at C Restaurant. My friend Ed Vint joined me for this wonderful dining experience in both taste and presentation. Their dine out menu was one of…

Fall Tasting at Cafe Pacifica

Visited Café Pacifica recently to taste Executive Chef Bob Wiles Fall Menu where I had a chance to try some of his new dishes. 1st Dish: Ahi Tuna Tartar with sweet soya, yuzu pearls, wasabi infused avocado, citrus, Japanese pickled…

Test Kitchen Tuesdays at Two Chefs and a Table

Each Tuesday, the Two Chefs and Big Lou’s culinary team will gather at the bistro to work on new dishes and menus and the doors will be thrown open to allow interested friends, regulars and food lovers in to try…

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