Category: Tastings

Experiencing the new Five Sails Restaurant

It’s been over 15 years since I last visited Five Sails, this iconic fine dining restaurant has been around for many years and has one of the most stunning views of the city’s harbour. Last night I enjoyed a wonderful…

Experiencing Yaas Grill House

I’ve enjoyed Persian food all over the North Shore over the years, though one of the restaurants that I hadn’t visited was Yaas Grill House. The family has operated their restaurants for almost 25 years, they set up their first…

Tasting Brunch at Glowbal Restaurant

It had been almost a year since my last brunch visit and it was time to experience some of the new dishes from Executive Chef Omar Hadi’s team. 1st dish: Huevos Rancheros this was one of my favourites dishes, loved the…

Steak Masters at Chop Steakhouse

Chop’s Executive Chef Stephen Clark and Culinary Champion Chef Alex Chen have put together a stellar collaboration Menu that celebrates steak. I didn’t try all of the selections they had on offer, here are the ones that I did try….

Tasting Brunch at Mumbai Local

I visited for brunch recently with my friend Lawrence to enjoy some delicious Mumbai style street food dishes. 1st dish: Irani Bun Maska Pav filled with whipped butter to dip in hot chai, this was a great interactive experience of…

Taste of Toscana at Il Centro

Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre is featuring a line-up of monthly dinners exploring different regions of Italy throughout the winter and spring culminating with a Taste of Italy gala in June. I attended their first dinner in the series recently…

Winter Tasting Menu at Bauhaus Restaurant

At one of my favourite restaurants in the city that offers tasting menus, Bauhaus recently changed their direction and offerings lead by new Executive Chef Christian Kuehnel. His winter tasting menu offers diners a choice of 3, 4, 5 or…

Fall Menu Tasting at Yew Restaurant

Chef Evan Morgan, Chef Edgar Kano and Executive Pastry Chef Suraj Karmakar had recently launched their menu for this fall season which I had the pleasure to try. 1st dish: Grilled Octopus with Butternut Squash, Crispy Grains, Smoked Onion Aioli, loved…

Enjoying Summer in the Garden at Orto Artisan Pasta

One of the most beautiful places to dine in the city on the summer is the garden at Orto Artisan Pasta; here guests are seated amidst the various fruits and vegetable plants where they can enjoy fresh air along with…

The Lobster Grill at Chop Steakhouse

Each summer Chop Steakhouse features their special Lobster Grill menu at each of their restaurants across Canada. As Chop is a spot that I had been wanting to try for years, I ventured in to try some of the selections…

Summer Menu Tasting at Reflections Terrace

Chef de Cuisine Kiran Kolathodan recently launched his new Summer menu at Rosewood Hotel Georgia. Lawrence joined me to try several dishes from this exciting new menu. 1st dish: Charred Catalan Octopus Herb pesto, pickled sweet chilli, summer beans, charred…

Summer Menu Tasting at Juniper Restaurant

Executive Chef Warren Chow recently launched his new Summer menu, I visited with my friend and podcast co-host Zahra Alani to try several dishes from their new menu. 1st dish: Tuna Tataki with cantaloupe and radish with ponzo sauce, a…

Chef Meets BC Grape

I recently attended Chef Meets BC Grape at the Vancouver Convention Centre, this was a wonderful event and one of the largest annual celebrations of BC VQA wines and local food with 94 BC wineries sharing their new spring releases,…

Patio Launch Party at H Tasting Lounge

Earlier this month The Westin Bayshore threw a fun bash to kick off summer and their new outdoor patio at H Tasting Lounge. Chef Shaun Maclean Goat Cheese Brulee Salmon on endive Morel Mushroom tartine Uno Gelato Mango Sorbet Chef Shaun…

Black and Blue Tasting

Chef William Lew recently joined Black and Blue as their new Chef de Cuisine, I was excited to visit and try some of his dishes. He is a talented, creative chef who has an esteemed pedigree. You can follow him…

Pastries by Remi Ho of Remi Patisserie

Remi Ho is the talented and handsome pastry chef behind his own Remi Patisserie baking company. These days you have to be creative in how you run a pastry company in Vancouver, and he is on a roll doing what…

Ancora’s Paella and Rosé Patio Parties on June 8

I had a chance to preview the upcoming Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio celebration of National Rosé Day in fitting style, they are hosting dual Paella and Rosé Parties on the open-air patios at both its False Creek and Ambleside locations on Saturday, June 8 from…

Chocolate Challenge 2019

On May 2, I attended the 7th Annual Chocolate Challenge fundraiser at Gourmet Warehouse; where many of top chocolatiers in the city were showcasing their chocolate creations for all to try. First place winner was Jalayne Jones and Okanagan College…

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