Category: Culinary Adventures

from restaurant tours to feasts.

JamJar Feast Night

Notable Lebanese Restaurant JamJar on Commercial Drive just launched their monthly feast night and I had a chance to experience it first hand. It was quite the feast and it is a fun way to try different dishes in an…

Joy of Feeding 2022

Over the years, The Joy of Feeding that was founded by Chef Meeru Dhalwala had been one of my favourite food events and this past weekend after a long hiatus it returned to  Ubc Farm the organization that it supports….

Taste of Abby Harvest Dinner at Taves Farms

It has been a few or more years since I had attended one of my favourite long table dinner events in the Fraser Valley. I have always loved the annual Long Table Dinners with the farmers and producers of Tourism…

Phantom Creek Winemakers Dinner at Atlas Steak and Fish

Enjoyed a wonderful Chef-curated dinner that was perfectly paired with award-winning wines from Phantom Creek,  this special menu was created by Chef Spencer Watts. My friend Mark who was here visiting from Mexico joined me for this dining experience at…

Maat Cuisine and their Korean Inspired Popup Dinner

Experienced the first Korean Inspired pop-up fine dining dinner recently which was exceptional and was certainly the best dining experience I have had in the past year. It was a 9-course dinner experience that was very well executed from the…

Oo La Cha and the Dry Age Experience

The Dry Age Experience is a one of a kind tasting menu which is quite the memorable experience and that is what we did recently. It was a delicious and unique foray into eating dry-aged fish and meats. It’s a…

Experiencing Korean Dishes at Mapo Pancake House

Take yourself on a culinary journey to Korea in downtown Vancouver. I had the pleasure to taste my way through many dishes on the menu at this restaurant that specializes in authentic Korean savoury pancakes and Makgeolli (Korean rice wine)…

Thai Select Cooking and Tasting at Food by Fanta

Chef and Owner Parinya Lopston hosted the Thai Select event for dignitaries from the Thai Consulate Vancouver that included Consul General Mr. Rutch Soratana as well as others from the local office. I took part in making one of the…

Experiencing the Seafood Brunch at Bruno

Enjoyed a delicious brunch with both Lawrence Ferber and Lawrence Lee on a Saturday recently at one of my favourite restaurants in Richmond. Every weekend this restaurant offers a Seafood Brunch where they serve it all to your table for…

Experiencing Turkish Cuisine at Elma in Penticton

I visited one of my favourite restaurants in the Okanagan region recently for more of Chef Derek Ingram’s delicious elevated Turkish dishes. Here he uses as many local ingredients as possible in his cooking. If you are heading to Penticton…

Experiencing Filipino dishes at Pampanga’s Cuisine

Take yourself on a culinary journey to the Pampanga region of the Philippines in East Van. I had the pleasure to taste my way through many dishes on the menu at this newly opened restaurant on Fraser Street. They are…

Experiencing Filipino dishes at Plato Filipino

Take yourself on a culinary journey to the Philippines in downtown New Westminster. I had the pleasure to taste my way through many dishes on the menu at this restaurant. My friend Jason joined me, as he is Filipino, he…

Venetian Carnival Dinner at Robba Da Matti

I experienced the wonderful Venetian menu at Robba da Matti as they celebrated the cuisine from Venice allowing you to transport yourself to this famous Italian city without leaving ours. My friend Jason joined me as we tried some of the…

Ocean Wise Seafood Festival and some dishes to Savour

Ocean Wise kicked off their National Seafood festival on February 1st and as one of the Ambassadors I hit the ground running. Over the past couple of weeks, I tried a selection of seafood dishes. One of the tantalizing dishes…

Burger Bender at Match Eatery & Public House

Conquered all six of the burgers on the Burger Bender menu at Match Eatery & Public House in Squamish the other day. It was a feast for the eyes as well as our stomachs as we tasted all the burgers…

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;…

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