Category: Tastings

Stag’s Hollow Tasting Lunch at Lift

A few weeks ago I was invited to the Stag’s Hollow Fall wine release at Lift Bar and Grill in Coal Harbour. With a stunning view on a gorgeous end of summer day, the chef’s team paired a 4 course…

Apothic White Soiree

Down at District 319, the new Apothic White wine was launched recently at an affair that was filled with canapés, chocolate, wine and Ballet BC performance art. Delicious fare was served by the Moveable Feast Company and well paired to…

Summer Menu Tasting at Edible Canada

Visited Edible Canada at the Market earlier in the summer to taste Executive Chef Tom Lee Summer menu. 1st Dish: LOCAL ASPARAGUS SALAD arugula, watercress, radish, egg, Windset Farms tomatoes, walnut oil vinaigrette 2nd Dish: TOGARASHI RICE CRACKER CRUSTED WILD ALBACORE TUNA warm fingerling…

Concession Eating at Cactus Club English Bay

This may be the fanciest beach concession you have eaten at in Vancouver, gone are the greasy fish & chips that you might find at other concessions. I had the opportunity to taste some of Chef Rob Feenie’s new menu…

Tasting Brunch at The Bibo

It is no secret that I love The Bibo, asides from their great food, both of the owners Andrea and Lorenzo are innovative and are constantly introducing new authentic dishes from Italy to their menu. I attended a tasting recently…

Chefs Table Dining at Seasonal 56

Last week I dined with a few friends at the Chefs Table at Seasonal 56 in Langley, joining me was Cassandra Anderton, Summer Dhillon and Kenji Maeda. Over the years I have dined at many chefs tables, always an experience…

Spring Menu Tasting at Earls

Last week I was invited to a media tasting at Earls to try some of the new dishes on their spring menu! 1st dish: Albacore Tuna Poke Nachos | crisp togarashi wontons, tuna, cucumber, avocado and tomato poke, spicy mango coulis,…

Spring Menu Tasting at Seasons in the Park

Visited Seasons in the Park last week to taste Executive Chef Dennis Peckham new spring menu. 1st dish: Tuscan Flatbread  topped with goat cheese, caramelized onions, arugula, balsamic vinegar 2nd dish: Big Salad  with blue cheese, olives, egg 3rd dish: Spring…

A Taste of Spring at Cento Notti

I was invited to the launch of the new spring menu for Opus Hotel’s Cento Notti at hotelier John Evans’ private Vancouver residence. Executive Chef Paul Marshall and his team of chefs were cooking up a storm in the kitchen…

The Fairmont Waterfront Spring Menu

I was invited to the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel last week to sample their Spring Menu as it launched as well as to meet Executive Chef Dana Hauser. I loved the Minted Split Pea Soup as well as the King Crab…

New Dishes at The Oakwood

Since I am a fan of Chef Michael Robbins cooking, I was in for dinner to taste some of the new additions to his spring menu! 1st dish: Fried Octopus ($7) with Komatsuna (Japanese mustard spinach), pickled shallots, bacon aioli…

Roaming Dragon Tasting

Roaming Dragon held a menu tasting party last week where they showcased 13 new dishes on their Street Food and catering menus to a packed house at District 319. There were stations set up around the room serving up everything…

New Dishes at Hidden Tasting Bar

Visited recently for dinner to taste some of the dishes that were new additions to their spring menu! 1st dish: Cajun Wings  2nd dish: Grilled Squid Puttanesca  3rd dish: Chicken Fatoush Salad  4th dish: Arctic Char with ratatouille pave  5th…

Spring Menu Tasting at Q4 al Centro

Chef Bradford Ellis invited me in recently for dinner to taste some of his new dishes! Some of the dishes were new additions for his spring menu and others were old favourites. 1st dish: Palpette Granchio (crab & candied salmon…

Dinner at The Grill – Vancouver Club

Chef Sean Cousins invited me in for dinner recently where I was treated to these wonderful dishes. The First Course: Weathervine and Baja prawn dumpling, apple beet slaw almonds  The Second Course: Fennel Pollen and clay pepper crusted ahi tuna,…

New Dishes at House Guest

I revisited House Guest last week for an early dinner along with my friend Ajay to try some of their new dishes. Lobster & Waffles ($16) bacon wrapped lobster sausage, pretzel crust, lemon mascarpone waffle topped with tarragon sauce Kobe…

Big Night 2012

On February 10th 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…

New Dishes Tasting at Fray

I revisited the Fray recently for dinner along with my friend Alvin to try some of their new dishes. Started off with the Rosemary Chips ($5.50) Super Food Salad ($11.95) BC Beet Salad ($9.95) Mountainview Burger ($10.95) Fraser Street Porker ($9.95)…

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