BLOOMING PINK New sakura-inspired dishes and cocktails at Aburi Restaurants’ Miku, Minami, and Gyoza Bar

    Aburi Restaurants celebrates the arrival of cherry blossom season in Vancouver with several new sakura-themed dishes and beverages at its three local restaurants – Miku (70-200 Granville Street), Minami (1118 Mainland Street), and Gyoza Bar (622 West Pender). From March 31 to April 14, diners at Miku can expect to enjoy hints of…

Chefs Shine at #GoodFrance 2017

  Chefs whose love of food dates back to their childhood brought their unique styles and passion for French cuisine to this year’s #GoodFrance global event on March 21. Chefs from more than 2000 restaurants in five continents prepared a multi-course dinner that paid homage to French cuisine. In Vancouver, Bistro Pastis, Le Crocodile and…

SOMETHING’S FISHY AT PROVENCE THIS APRIL

  From April 1st through 30th, join Provence Marinaside as it celebrates its ninth annual Poisson d’Avril. In France, ‘Poisson d’Avril’ (April’s Fish) is a one day affair corresponding to our April Fool’s Day filled with whimsical pranks and games (background & history) . “Poisson d’Avril is an opportunity to welcome spring with a bit…

EASTER FEASTING: RAILTOWN CATERING MAKES CELEBRATING EASY THIS APRIL WITH EXCLUSIVE EASTER TO-GO PACKAGE  

  Ready-Made Meals Include Choice of Honey-Glazed Ham, Lemon-and-Rosemary-Crusted Lamb and Full Complement of Side Dishes Available in Both Ready-To-Eat, Ready-To-Bake Options for Easter This Easter, let Railtown Catering make entertaining friends and family the least of your concerns with the company’s popular Easter To-Go package, available for pickup or delivery on Sunday, April 16. Offered…

CLEARED FOR LUNCH: FARMER’S APPRENTICE REVIVES ITS POPULAR WEEKDAY LUNCHTIME MENU FROM TUESDAY TO FRIDAY BEGINNING MARCH 21

Acclaimed South Granville Restaurant Marks Start of a New Season by Adding Lunch Service to Its Signature Lineup of Locally Sourced, Organic Locavore Fare   As spring has sprung, so too has regular lunch service at acclaimed South Granville locavore restaurant Farmer’s Apprentice, which revives its midday menu Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting…

Bistro Pastis Chef Mike Mikoda Embraces Classical French Cuisine for #GoodFrance March 21

  Chef Mike Mikoda is still relatively new at the helm over at Bistro Pastis, but his love of classical French cuisine has inspired him throughout his 15 year career. And he’s excited to have the opportunity to showcase his interpretation of time-honoured dishes at the third Annual #GoodFrance event on March 21. “I appreciate the…

#TasteofThursday Yarrow Meadows Duck Curry with Potato Rösti By Felix Zhou, Chef, Heritage Asian Eatery

  This week’s #TasteofThursday recipe is a prize winner! Courtesy of Chef Felix Zhou of Heritage Asian Eatery straight from his exciting win at the 4th Annual Curry Cup.   Yarrow Meadows Duck Curry  Ingredients 750g Yarrow Meadows Duck Legs  12 cloves Garlic 6 Shallots 1 medium piece Ginger 4 Lemongrass Stalks 12 Kaffir Lime…

Announcing Terrafina at Hester Creek by RauDZ

  RauDZ Creative Concepts Ltd. Is proud to welcome one of the South Okanagan’s most celebrated wine country restaurants, Terrafina at Hester Creek into it’s family of restaurants and bars. Terrafina is a gorgeous Tuscan style restaurant nestled amongst the vines of Hester Creek Estate Winery in Oliver. This unique vineyard dining experience provides the…

ALL YOU NEED IS LIÈGE: CAFÉ MEDINA REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO NON-PROFIT CHARITY PROGRAM MEALSHARE AS PART OF 2017 INTERNATIONAL WAFFLE DAY 

  On March 25, Café Medina Will Feature Signature Belgian Liège Waffles as a Mealshare Menu Item, Allowing Guests To ‘Buy a Meal, Give a Meal’ To Local Youth in Need  Café Medina owner Robbie Kane is inviting the restaurant’s loyal fans, friends and family to come together and support the local community and a…

#TasteofThursday Pan-Roasted BC Scallops recipe courtesy of Cookbook author Jennifer Schell

  Pan-Roasted BC Scallops with Braised Radish, Sweet Corn & Cavolo Nero     Nav Dhillon Old Vines Restaurant at Quail’s Gate Gamily Estate Winery Born and raised in Vernon, Nav Dhillon cut her culinary teeth at the helm of some internationally acclaimed restaurants, starting with Gordon Ramsay’s Maze in Melbourne, Australia. Upon her return…

CURRYING FAVOUR: HERITAGE ASIAN EATERY CHEF, CO-OWNER FELIX ZHOU CLAIMS PEOPLES’, JUDGES’ CHOICE AWARDS AT 4th ANNUAL CURRY CUP COMPETITION

   Zhou’s Yarrow Meadows Duck Curry With Potato Rösti Turns Heads, Tempts Palates   Heritage Asian Eatery Chef and Co-owner Felix Zhou truly curried the favour of all involved at the 2017 edition of the annual Curry Cup competition at Heritage Hall last night, winning both the Peoples’ and Judges’ Choice Awards with a Yarrow…

Pizza Palooza review by Fabina Rajwani

  When I heard about an event involving pizza my interest was immediately piqued.  Richard Wolak from Vancouver Foodster has hosted a number of delectable food-crawl and Tasting Plates events over the years and this was no exception.  “Pizza Palooza 2” marks its second year, which involves following a map around the city while (one…

#TasteofThursday Chicken Breast and Cabbage recipe – Juniper

  Chicken Breast and Cabbage  Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts 1/4 cup buttermilk 2 sprigs tarragon 2 small purple cabbage 1/2 cup vegetable stock 2T red wine vinegar 2T butter Canola oil   Method: Bag chicken breasts with a sprig of tarragon and buttermilk. Poach at 160F for 40 minutes.Cut one head of cabbage into quarters, dice up the other. Add the dice to…

KINDRED SPIRITS: DAVID GUNAWAN OF FARMER’S APPRENTICE AND RYOMA MATARAI OF KINOME JAPANESE KITCHEN JOIN FORCES FOR DUO OF COLLABORATIVE DINNERS

  Acclaimed Vancouver Chefs Host Exclusive One-off Dinners Featuring Six Courses, Sake + Wine Pairings at Respective Restaurants March 13 and 27   Two of Vancouver’s leading locavore chefs, Farmer’s Apprentice’s David Gunawan and Kinome Japanese Kitchen’s Ryoma Matarai, are joining forces to present a pair of exclusive six-course dinners at their respective restaurants on…