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L’Éclair de Génie: Now Open!

Greeted with champagne, eclairs, a photobooth and energetic staff, the first Canadian L’Éclair de Génie opened their doors April 30th. First of it’s kind, French pastry chef Christophe Adam has creations that are bold but subtle and not overly sweet. The eclairs are all visually stunning to the point where you almost don’t want to eat…

Brunch Crawl YVR: Yaletown

Vancouver Foodster: Brunch Crawl YVR – Yaletown   On a rainy Saturday morning, the line-up for the Brunch Crawl presented by Vancouver Foodster began to form. Everyone seemed hungry and craving their morning coffee as the sweet smell of chocolate wafted out of Xoxolat but with great hospitality, the owner started serving her selections. Although a…

Tasting Plates – Kitsilano West

As autumn fog rolls in and the leaves create a beautiful mosaic along our sidewalks, a small group of us welcomed the crisp air with another edition of Tasting Plates Vancouver in Kitsilano. We began our evening with delightful cups of coffee and desserts from Essentia Café. Presented beautifully and with intention, the light mango…

Tasting Plates YVR: Commercial Drive

  As the hot August sun shined down and we waited in line to enter Fredrico’s Supper Club for another Tasting Plates YVR, you cannot help but notice the fresh fruits next door and the characters that walk along the street. Commercial Drive is a neighbourhood of character, diversity, and a “judge all you want”…

Festival of Lights at VanDusen Gardens

There is nothing more romantic and stunning than a million “stars” shining through raindrops that trickle off your umbrella. Yes, Vancouvers rain season is back but that shouldn’t stop you from  embracing the beauty of the Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Gardens. It’s been 30 years and they’re still going strong! Take a stroll through…

Holiday at Bel Cafe review by @berryshine

  Halloween is just around the corner but Christmas cannot come any sooner. To feed my excitement for Christmas, Bel Cafe invited a few of us to their holiday treat sampler. Chef Wayne Kozinko has made some fantastic holiday items, which are wonderful treats for yourself or gifts for those you love! We were greeted…

Tasting Plates: West 4th Edition

West 4th Avenue, a street full of fantastically unique eateries and shops. As autumn rolls in and the sun sets earlier than we’re accustomed to, our W.4th Tasting Plates mini adventure begins at the August Jack. Presented with a house smoked and cured salmon duo, it was a great start to our evening. Their candied…

Turn on the Rajio! (presented by VanEats)

Rajio Public House is a Japanese izakaya “hidden” in Point Grey. Partnering with VanEats.ca, my partner and I had the pleasure of enjoying their tasting menu. Turn On the Rajio. As the sister restaurant of Suika and Kingyo, once you step into the restaurant, one glance at the menu and you can see the similarities…

The District: North Vancouver Restaurant Food Adventure

North Vancouver is not a place I venture to often. Sure, it’s only a 20 minute sea bus ride away from downtown but what’s out there anyway? Grouse Mountain, Capilano Suspension Bridge, and Lonsdale Quay. Chef Paul Mon-Kau showed me that it’s worth the extra time to head across the water.  My partner and I…

National Cheesecake Day: July 30th

National Cheesecake Day…surely there is a day for everything but for those of you who are cheesecake fanatics, July 30th will be the perfect day to ignore the diet and grab a slice of creamy cheesecake from Trees Organics. They’re offering all cheesecakes for half price; all 9 flavours, by the slice, and whole cakes,…

Tasting Plates YVR: Central Richmond Edition

After a long day at the office, there is nothing like a “miniature scavenger” to taste the delights of a few of Central Richmond’s hidden gems. This event was mainly situated between Westminster Highway and River Rock Casino. Not everyone knows this but Richmond is food central. Sure, there isn’t a large variety but some…

Hawkers Market: Main Streat Food Party

Vancouver is known for a few major things like…food and expensive real estate. It never ceases to amaze me at how everyone in this city is obsessed about food and willing to try new and fun things. What is the Hawkers Market you ask? It’s an opportunity for local food entrepreneurs to introduce their businesses…

Vancouver Fashion Design: U.T.F.L. interview

  Vancouver is a place with many talented people and the Uwi twins, Lévi and Reuben, are definitely part of the group. I met up with the local fashion designers and talked about their motivations and ideologies. Having their first collection be featured at The Hudsons Bay Company, their success has only motivated them to launch…

Tasting Plates YVR: Fraser Edition

  Just as Vancouver slowly creeps out of winter, the sun remains just a little longer to show us that spring is near. As about 50 people queued in front of Graze on a cool Wednesday night, all of us were buzzing with excitement to begin our mini food adventure around the Kensington-Cedar Cottage neighbourhood…

Chopping Block 2014 @ BC Home & Garden Show

  Energy, confidence, and composure are three key ingredients to success in a high paced environment. Sitting in the front row of the Chopping Block competition at The Home and Garden Show, you should feel the sweat and heat from the competitors.   If you haven’t been keeping up to date with The Food Network…

Baking Cupcakes to support National Cupcake Day

  Now that Valentines Day is behind us it’s time to turn our attention to the special friends of the animal variety that will benefit from our baking skills on February 24.   After all the romantic festivities, maybe this year you can show some love to your friends, family and co-workers with cupcakes! It’s…

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