Category: Culinary Adventures

from restaurant tours to feasts.

Whiskey Pairing Dinner at Cask Whiskey Vault

We were seated in their spectacular Whiskey Vault surrounded by whiskeys from all over the world, and went on a Whiskey pairing journey with Brad Stanton; who is an expert on whiskey at recently opened Cask at the Versante Hotel;…

Making Tortillas at MaiiZ Nixtamal

I recently had the pleasure to meet Chef Israel Alvarez Molina at his shop in Victoria’s Chinatown. Israel had opened up his tortilla factory and shop during the pandemic after searching for a location for quite sometime. Formerly Chef De…

Pacific Plates Dinner Series at 75 West Coast Grill

Pacific Plates is a new monthly dinner series that celebrates The Tastes & Traditions of Richmond, presented by 75 West Coast Grill at Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel. I had a chance to attend a media preview to taste through this…

First Taste of Urban Thai Bistro Dunbar

Specializing in Thai cuisine, Urban Thai Bistro had previously been located in Yaletown for many years before closing 2 years ago with a plan to move to a new neighbourhood which they just did landing in Dunbar Village. The beautiful…

Disco Dim Sum at Cold Tea Restaurant

Every Sunday you can enjoy Dim Sum at Cold Tea Restaurant in downtown Vancouver along with great music in disco style! This was a fun experience, and it marries two loves Dim Sum and music. They feature a dim sum…

Experiencing Moroccan Dishes at Moltaqa Restaurant

Take yourself on a culinary journey to Morocco in downtown Vancouver. I had the pleasure to taste my way through many dishes on the menu at this restaurant that I have loved since it opened. Owned by Chef and Artist…

Takeout Ice Cream Tour in the Acura MDX

As this spring 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 Ice Cream Tour locally with the Acura MDX 2022 model….

Experiencing Bajas Food Mexican Takeout

Bajas Food specializes in Mexican cuisine with a Baja’s twist. Order for pickup or on Ubereats & DoorDash for delivery. Lawrence joined me for this wonderful meal eating at home and this is what we tried. 1st dish: Pozole Rojo…

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…

Chowder Chowdown in the Acura RDX

I recently spent a week test driving the Acura RDX 2020 car around the city while I was trying tasty chowders as an Ambassador for the Oceanwise Chowder Chowdown Festival. As an Ambassador I was to visit the participating restaurants…

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…

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…

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