Category: Holiday Fare

Events and special meals and drinks happening in restaurants for the holidays.

Unique Treats for Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that is all about giving treats, rather than treating a loved one for only one day a year, you may just want to treat yourself or even a co-worker, or heck splurge and…

Celebrating Valentine’s Day with a Twist

It”s nice to see a cafe doing something different to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, you might even say it’s a twist of the extraordinary! Glenburn Soda Fountain and Confectionary will be hosting Be My Soda Shoppe Sweetheart on February…

Celebrating Chinese New Year in Richmond

Already abandoned or forgotten those New Years resolutions? Don’t despair. Chinese New Year, celebrated this year on Friday, January 31, is just around the corner. It’s a second chance to say good riddance to nagging bad habits and usher in…

Epiphany Mexican Holiday Baking

On Epiphany (January 6, 2014) Mexicans celebrate this religious holiday. This is a holiday known for eating Rosca de reyes or roscón de reyes (kings’ ring) it is a Spanish and Latin American king’s cake pastry. If you don’t have the time to do the baking, you can purchase…

1,001 Nights for the Holidays at Vancouver’s Shangri-La

To mark the opening of the holiday season at the Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver I enjoyed some of the dishes along with some great musicians who will be entertaining during the holidays. Admiring the famous collection of magical folk tales, “The…

Thanksgiving Desserts

For the sweet finish or the perfect ending to your holiday meal, here are some desserts that I’ve seen in my twitter and facebook feeds that look amazing! Forget the ordinary pumpkin pie this year, be a bit more adventurous…

Thanksgiving Dinners: Eating Out!

For those that want to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving in a restaurant, here is a round-up of some that have piqued my interest happening around the city. Graze Restaurant 3980 Fraser Street, Vancouver Is offering a 5 course vegan meal for…

Diwali Festival Cooking Class

In honour of the upcoming Diwali Fest, the annual South Asian arts & culture festival celebrating the universal light that exists in everyone.  Each year’s festival engages dozens of artists in events across the city, the majority of which are…

Christmas Baking in the Neighborhood

For all those who celebrate Christmas and for all those who don’t, this is the time of year to indulge in the sweets that comfort the soul. You may find some of the baking with rum and raisins or others…

Gingerbread Houses and More

Tis the season and with it comes the traditional and not so traditional Gingerbread Houses. Gingerbread Houses can be found at many bakeries and shops around the city. Here are just a few places that you can find these houses:…

Tasting at the Vancouver Christmas Market

Last night I visited the Vancouver Christmas Market for the very first time, centrally located on the Plaza at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, all that was needed was snow and Christmas music to get you in the festive mood! This…

Making Gingerbread Houses at Stuarts

I went on a bit of a holiday adventure the other day without leaving the city, it felt as if I went to the north pole except there was no Santa, there were however a team of bakers. I was…

Thanksgiving and the Harvest

One of my favourite times of the year is now, as the leaves change colours marks the harvest and of course Canadian Thanksgiving. Of course pumpkins always come to mind, as does squash, yams, walnuts and so much more! While…

Easter Treats

Here are some of the bakeries, and chocolatiers where you can purchase Easter treats in and around Vancouver. Soirette Macarons & Tea 1433 West Pender Street, Vancouver @SoiretteMacaron 6 Easter Macarons $19.50 Or $3.50 each Order ahead by calling  604-558-3308  …

Holiday Lunch Buffets

Last week I was invited in to dine at Fleuri Restaurant for their annual Yuletide Luncheon Buffet. This is one of my favourite lunch buffets during the holiday season, my friend Shar Levine joined me to indulge!   They have…

Holiday Baking at Whole Foods

Get ready for all your holiday gatherings with delicious baking from Whole Foods Market. The bakery is in full swing this holiday season running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Most of the items in the bakery are…

Festive Holiday Cocktails

The holiday season is in full swing and with that many of the city’s bartenders have created there holiday list of celebratory cocktails. I met up with three bartenders from restaurants around Vancouver that include Colin Turner at CinCin; Ben…

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