Category: Great Ideas

Restaurants that have created something new, cool, special nights and other random ideas.

Fish & Chips: Untraditional Challenge

While I was doing my Traditional Fish & Chips quest, I had a curiosity about how the ethnic eateries around the city would prepare Fish & Chips in their style of cooking. I challenged several restaurants and their chefs to…

The Fillmore Family Reunion August 13

Benefitting A Loving Spoonful. celebrate an occasion when many friends and family of the Fillmore Family get together for a day of food, frolic, fun, games, music, dancing, and much more. The Fillmore Family Reunion will be like no other….

Italian Day June 5th on the Drive

Experience the Flavors of Italy “La Dolce Vita” with culture, food and live entertainment Sunday, June 5th, 2011 12:00PM – 8:00PM Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC Public event open to all ages and cultures The Italian Day Committee and the Commercial…

Refuel’s Annual BC Spot Prawn Boil Just Got Bigger

Roll up your sleeves, BC spot prawn season is upon us and Refuel is hosting its annual BC Spot Prawn Boil, twice. Thursday May 26 and Thursday June 2 at 7:00pm, guests will gather around communal tables in the dining…

Red Cross Red Carpet Soiree May 12

The Canadian Red Cross Red Carpet Soiree is an annual gala event offering guests red carpet arrival with “paparazzi”, award-winning canapés, fine wine and a silent auction featuring items donated by celebrities, high-end retailers and Red Cross corporate supporters. This…

Food Fight! The Battle for Brunch April 10

Calling all Foodies! Food Fight! The Battle for Brunch, presented by Variety – The Children’s Charity and MarketPlace IGA, is back for the second year in a row! This fun and unique fundraising event will bring together some of BC’s…

East Van Wine Academy

The Waldorf and resident sommelier Kurtis Kolt are proud to launch the East Van Wine Academy. The series of courses and parties begins Tuesday, March 22, 2011 and will return the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The East…

The Science of Sexy Food Feb 24

The Vancouver Aquarium invites you to a speaker series exploring the Science of Sexy Food. We’re delighted to host this free event highlighting some of the science behind getting wine, chocolate and oysters to the market with leading B.C.-based researchers,…

Fillo Pastry Making Workshops

Feb 19th at 2pm – Workshop I  (approx 2 hours long) I will be participating in this Fillo Pastry Workshop where Poppy Siormanolakis will teach — Learning to work with store bought fillo pastry! Small intimated Classes For those wanting…

Tales of the Cocktail on Tour Vancouver March 13-15

For eight years, Tales of the Cocktail® has been bringing cocktail aficionados from around the world to New Orleans, for the most spirited event of the year. For the first time, this internationally acclaimed cocktail festival is taking its show…

Blue Mountain and Friends: A Feast for the Senses

Join us on Monday, January 17, 2011 for an evening celebrating the premium wines of BC’s Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars.  The event will be grazing style which will allow guests to wander the room sampling wines paired with cuisine…

Dine Out Vancouver Events: Something New

To mark the 9th Annual Dine Out celebration, Tourism Vancouver has added many new and exciting food and wine related events taking place in January and February. Here are a few of the events that you are going to want…

Dine Out Vancouver 2011

Tourism Vancouver’s annual culinary promotion runs from January 24 to February 6 Dine Out Vancouver – the largest dining event of its kind in Canada – is back for a ninth year with more restaurants and more food events than…

Ocean Wise Chowder ChowDown November 24

The 3rd annual Ocean Wise Chowder ChowDown At the Vancouver Aquarium 7 – 10pm Tickets are $40 (non-members) and $32 (members) 12 of BC’s top Ocean Wise chefs reveal their newest chowder competing for the Best Sustainable Seafood Chowder on…

Vancouver Foodster Fall Flavours Event

A food networking event connecting Vancouver’s vibrant food community Exclusive premium flavours created for our Vancouver Foodster event and not available to anyone who has not purchased a ticket for our event. Our dessert night will feature the finest local…

Gold Medal Plates: The Chefs

Gold Medal Plates is the ultimate celebration of Canadian Excellence in cuisine, wine, the arts and athletic achievement. Celebrating in eight cities across Canada in 2010, Gold Medal Plates will feature superb wines and the premier chefs in each city,…

Chocolate Festival October 15 – November 10th

I love chocolate and I know that many of you do as well and I’m so happy to be attending some of these amazing chocolate inspired events that will be taking place around the Vancouver area over the next month….

2011 Chinese Restaurant Awards Launched

The Vancouver area is a Mecca for some of the best Chinese restaurants in the world, last February, the world’s most prestigious travel publication, Condé Nast Traveler, proclaimed what many residents already knew, that Metro Vancouver has the best Chinese…

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