Category: Culinary Adventures

from restaurant tours to feasts.

Takeout Holiday Pizza Tour in the Honda Civic

As this holiday season was far different than any other due to the pandemic, I took advantage of being in the city while not able to travel. I did a Takeout Pizza Tour over the holidays locally with the Honda…

An Off The Boat Catering Christmas Dinner

Christmas dinner for two at home is the way to go this year, as with the ongoing covid pandemic, this year is quite different than years past. Pacific Yacht Charters Off the Boat Catering is offering a wonderful holiday dinner…

An Edge Catering Christmas Dinner

Holiday dinner for two at home is the way to go this year, as with the ongoing covid pandemic, this year is quite different than years past. Edge Catering has created a Christmas dinner package featuring multiple dishes that you…

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 Perfect Bite Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving dinner for two at home was the way to go this year, as with the ongoing covid pandemic, this year is quite different than years past. The Perfect Bite Catering offered up a Thanksgiving package this year feature a…

Cooking with A Taste of the Ukraine at Home

Known for their delicious Ukrainian food including their fresh and frozen Ukrainian Perogies, Cabbage Rolls & Borscht, Fried Kolbassa, Pelmeni along with cakes and more. Everything is home-made in their Burnaby and Port Moody stores. Over the past month I…

Picnic to Go at Pacific Yacht Charters

A beautiful weekend afternoon and perfect time for a picnic! We enjoyed one of the Picnic 2 Go this past weekend aboard Pacific Yacht Charters in Coal Harbour. They are participating in the Dine Outside Festival which runs through to…

Brix & Mortar Picnic to Go

Another beautiful late Summer night and perfect time for a picnic! We enjoyed one of the Picnic 2 Go the other night in City Square Courtyard Park. They are participating in the Dine Outside Festival which runs through to September…

Grano Pizzeria Napoletana Picnic to Go

Beautiful Summer weather and perfect time for a picnic! Grano Pizzeria Napoletana opened recently serving up an all plant-based menu featuring salads, pizzas and other dishes. We enjoyed their Picnic 2 Go last night in nearby Hillcrest Park. This restaurant…

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,…

Experiencing the Paella Guys for Takeout and Delivery

Last week I had a chance to enjoy a Spanish foodie experience at home with the Paella Guys. Paella is their specialty and they offer a few different types including, the Valenciana with chicken and the Mixta with seafood which…

Experiencing Brunch at VV Tapas & Lounge

This is a beautiful tapas lounge which opened in the late fall on East Hastings in the Strathcona neighborhood; I was excited to revisit for their recently added weekend brunch service. Started of the morning with a Cappuccino with almond milk,…

Exploring HK style cuisine at Happy Day Cafe

One of the cities longtime cafes that specializes in Chinese dishes from the Hong Kong region has been located In Richmond for over the past 25 years. This is one of those places that both Lawrence and I had never…

Mexican Eats at Miltomates Foods

I recently met Chef David and his wife Pei who run a lunch eatery that is open Monday – Friday in the Port Kells area of Surrey. Additionally, they offer takeout and a full catering service that features their made…

Gelato 101 at Uno Gelato

I participated in this class recently at the Uno Gelato production cafe in Kitsilano, this is where Maestro Andres Bermudez Laverde taught the gelato class that Lawrence and I participated in. Andres went thru the ingredients and showed the class…

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…

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…

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