Red Cross Red Carpet Soiree

Blue Water Cafe & Raw Bar hosted the 3rd annual Red Cross Red Carpet Soiree on May 6th benefiting the Lower Mainland Disaster Management Program. Blue Water Cafe provided a full selection of their highly acclaimed cuisine—seafood towers, sushi and passed canapés—from two of…

NAT’S NEW YORK PIZZAERIA

1080 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-642-0700 Web: www.natspizza.com Advice: Pizza by the slice or by the pie. Garlic and roasted garlic is always free for toppings. Known for their pizza by the slice, these are no small time slices, think…

LEGENDARY NOODLE

  UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 4191 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-879-8758 Web: www.legendarynoodle.ca Advice: Cash only. For over 13 years this family run business has been hand rolling their noodles that they have become known for. I was lucky…

Interview with Ken Liang

Executive Chef | Ken’s Chinese Cuisine How long has Ken’s been in business? 10 years How would you describe your style of Chinese food? I am trained as a traditional Chinese chef with Malaysian and Thai influence and Hong Kong…

Wine Tasting with a Social Twist at CBC May 26

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards has always been a leader in the BC Wine industry and embracing the age of social media has proven no different. The Tinhorn Creek team are avid tweeters, Facebook followers and are very LinkedIn. So, to meet…

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month at Wild Rice

Last night, I tasted some of the Asian Heritage dishes that Wild Rice will be featuring during Asian Heritage Month at the restaurant from May 7-31. My favourite from the selections were the Curry Vegetable Bao, I could have eaten…

JADE DYNASTY

137 East Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-683-8816 Web: n/a Advice: Dim Sum style is Cantonese I was in for dim sum recently joined by my friend Stephanie, their menu lists a variety of different Cantonese items for dim sum, since…

Behind the Scenes with Chris Janik

In Part Two of my interview with Chris Janik we go Behind the Scenes with him into his open kitchen where he creates all the desserts for Miku Restaurant. Follow the photo stream below along with the recipe and story…

Salud Chile at the Vancouver Winefest

On April 24th I attended this wine and grazing lunch held at the magnificent Teahouse in Stanley Park. This sold out event featured wine producers from all over Chile showing off their wines for people to taste. The crowd ate…

Vancouver Winefest 7th Annual Awards Lunch

As a part of the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, on April 23rd I attended this 7th annual awards lunch that was full of restauranteurs, sommeliers, wine makers, and other interested folk. Since New Zealand and Argentina were both the…

Mothers Day Dining on May 9

Celebrate and treat your mom, your friends mom, your mom’s mom or any other mom to Brunch or Dinner on Sunday May 9th. Here are some of the dining options of places that have sent in their details. Bacchus at…

2010 World Cup Kickoff at Red Card

To Celebrate Soccer, 1978 World Cup Champ Osvaldo Ardiles was at Red Card Sports Bar on April 28th as they welcomed the 2010 FIFA World Cup in style! With a cheering crowd of customers watching sports on the tv’s, media…

Cellaring on a Budget June 9

Collecting wine is not just for the most prosperous among us. Many well-priced gems can stand the test of time. We will reveal what it takes for a wine to age and what happens to it over time. Try some…

GANACHE PATISSERIE

1262 Homer Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-899-1098 Web:  http://www.ganacheyaletown.com/ Advice: Come by after 11am daily for the fresh baked from the oven Almond and other Croissants. Known for their pastries and spectacular wedding cakes, they are also a morning stop for…

KEN’S CHINESE RESTAURANT

1097 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 604-873-6338 Web: www.kenschineserestaurant.com Advice: Have a private room that holds 40, good idea to share some of the dishes. This award winning restaurant has been on my list to check out for quite sometime, very happy…

Interview with Chris Janik

Chris Janik | Vancouver Vancouver is home to some of the best pastry chefs in the world, many have worked for the top chefs and restaurants around the world as well as around the city. Star Pastry Chefs is a…

Fourth Annual Spot Prawn Festival May 8

The annual Spot Prawn Festival will provide another local, fresh, and sustainable ingredient for our restaurant chefs and home cooks to enjoy. Those who take pride in serving the bounty of British Columbia can use this annual six-to-eight week window…

Mendoza Medley Winemakers Dinner

I attended this wonderful dinner at Brix Restaurant on Tuesday April 20th as part of the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival.  Since Argentina was one of two theme regions this year, I chose to attend this dinner that featured wines…

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