Ned Bell Releases First Cookbook: Lure – Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the West Coast

Chef and Sustainable Seafood Advocate Aims to Inspire and Educate the Home Chef   Popular Canadian chef and personality Ned Bell of Chefs for Oceans and Ocean Wise, is thrilled to release his long-awaited first cookbook, Lure. The creation of this thoughtful book has been a dream of Bell’s since completing his 8,700km bike journey…

Harvest Season at CheckMate

  Winemaker Phil McGahan and the CheckMate Team are well into the 2017 Harvest and Vintage.  We have begun with Chardonnay from our eastern vineyards on Osoyoos Lake Bench and Black Sage Bench which will become Capture, Knight’s Challenge and Little Pawn.  Our grapes are hand-picked at night, chilled, hand sorted and gently pressed to preserve the quality of the…

FALL TREATS from Beaucoup Bakery

  New and classic autumn pastries now available at Beaucoup Bakery   Step into fall with the return of classic favourites and new autumn-spiced pastries at Beaucoup Bakery & Café (2150 Fir Street). Returning treats include the pyramid-shaped Pumpkin Tart and decadent Apple Pie Croissant, while the latest creations by co-owner and head pastry chef…

Italian Master Class Series Fall Session – Culture of Italian Cuisine from North to South

  I was fortunate to have been invited to attend the first of five Italian Master Class Series Fall Session Culture of Italian Cuisine from North to South courtesy of The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada – West. With thanks to Chef Giovanni for the comprehensive detail of the evening.   CHEFS CHEF GIOVANNI TRIGONA AND LADY…

#TasteofThursday Chef meets BC Grape Okanagan – Chef Mark McEwan Ricotta Gnocchi recipe

  This week we are excited to share the Ricotta Gnocchi recipe that Chef Mark McEwan demoed at the spectacular event – Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine and Food Experience – Taste of the Okanagan held at See Ya Later Ranch for our #TasteofThursday feature.   Ricotta Gnocchi with heirloom tomato sauce   2 lb (1kg) ricotta…

FARMER’S APPRENTICE AND OSTERIA SAVIO VOLPE TO CO-HOST LATE SUMMER HARVEST DINNER AT SALT SPRING ISLAND’S FOXGLOVE FARM, SEPTEMBER 30

    Chefs David Gunawan and Mark Perrier Prepare Family-Style Dinner, Share Stage with Noted Author and Organic Farming Pioneer Michael Ableman   Two award-winning Vancouver restaurants will join forces to spotlight one of their favourite farm-to-table suppliers when Farmer’s Apprentice Chef/Owner David Gunawan and Osteria Savio Volpe Chef/Co-owner Mark Perrier host a Late Summer Harvest Dinner…

Put on Your Chef’s Hat and Learn with H2 Rotisserie & Bar’s Culinary Classes

  H2 Rotisserie & Bar welcomes fall with the launch of its culinary classes to help guests and Vancouver locals get crafty in the kitchen. These sessions are designed for both beginners and savvy home cooks looking to expand their repertoires with H2 chefs’ favourite contemporary and traditional dishes. Led by Executive Chef Kamal Silva,…

ChefmeetsBCGrape Okanagan Wine & Food Experience – Bubbles and Brunch at Terrafina at Hester Creek by RauDZ 

  Terrafina Restaurant Photo Credit-Hester Creek WineryOn Sunday, August 27th a group of dedicated foodies and wine lovers congregated in the Tasting Room at Hester Creek for Chef meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine & Food Experience – Bubbles and Brunch at Terrafina at Hester Creek by RauDZ. The morning started with a choice of BC…

CUCINA ITALIANA – Italian Master Class Series

  Fall session, September – October 2017    Come and join Master Chefs from Italy with their expertise and craft, weaving together cultural, history, tradition, and of course… FOOD! Within the project “Extraordinary Italian Taste” the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada – West in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, Assocamerestero and…

Late risers rejoice with a brunch buffet at The Westin Bayshore’s H2 Rotisserie & Bar

    Daily breakfast buffet adds Chinese dim sum and additional weekend brunch offerings including house rotisserie chicken carvery station   Mornings at The Westin Bayshore’s H2 Rotisserie & Bar just got tastier with the addition of dim sum to its daily buffet, plus an assortment of “action stations” to its weekend brunch. Those who…

BC Wines Set to Shine Alongside Celebrity Chefs at Inaugural Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan – Aug 24-27

  The Wines of British Columbia‘s inaugural Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine and Food Experience four-day festival weekend kicks off this Thursday in the heart of BC wine country bringing together 17 Canadian top chefs, 50 award-winning BC wineries, and special guests in a multi-event series celebrating the best of BC wine and food.     “There…

Two Rivers Specialty Meats Opens “The Shop”

  Award-winning supplier of ethical and sustainable meats now selling directly to the public with new butcher shop and restaurant   Two Rivers Specialty Meats, one of Western Canada’s most respected restaurant suppliers of ethical and sustainable meat, has opened its first public-facing butcher shop and eatery, aptly named Two Rivers Meats — The Shop…

Limited General Admission tickets still available for Saturday, August 26

  Four-Day Wine and Food Festival of Iconic BC Wines, Celebrity Chefs and Interactive Experiences   The Wines of British Columbia is thrilled to launch its inaugural Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine and Food Experience weekend bringing as many as 60 BC wineries and 16 top chefs from western Canada to the Okanagan Valley August 24 through…