Siena Restaurant Supports Men’s Cancer Initiatives with Balls

  Even the strongest man is sensitive and vulnerable in some parts.  That’s why, from Tuesday, April 26th until Thursday, May 12th 2016, Siena will offer a special Balls-themed menu as a men’s cancer fundraiser.  The restaurant will donate $7.00 from the sale from each prix-fixe “Balls” menu to the Canadian Cancer Society, BC and…

Vancouver Foodster presents the 2nd Cheesecake Challenge 

  Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Cheesecake Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their cheesecake creations into this challenge, some of the restaurants and bakeries have created a special cheesecake creation just for this challenge and others have entered their top choice off their existing menu. Each restaurant and bakery…

Spring Greens Break New Ground at Rocky Mountain Flatbread Restaurant!

  Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. Suzanne Fielden, a visionary and co-owner of three restaurants, warmly greeted me as I entered the Rocky Mountain Flatbread restaurant in Kitsilano .  Suzanne and her husband, Dominic, are co-creators of the unique family restaurant focussing on health, community and education.  I was there on April 13th to experience the…

#FridayFavourites…places to go, things to do this weekend and thru April 28

    New Happy Hour, fresh menus and return of Sunday Supper Series signals start of spring at OPUS Hotel   BIRDS OF A FEATHER: ROYAL DINETTE’S JACK CHEN AND BURDOCK & CO.’S ANDREA CARLSON TAKE FLIGHT FOR FIFTH “UGLY DUCKLING” DINNER, APRIL 26    BEACH BAY CAFÉ & PATIO’S CHEF FELIX ZHOU DEBUTS NEW SPRING…

FIT FOR A KING: ROYAL DINETTE CROWNED BEST NEW RESTAURANT AT ANNUAL VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

    Locavore-forward Restaurant’s Founding Chef/Owner David Gunawan Also Anointed Chef of the Year at Annual Awards Gala   Marking its eighth month of authentic, farm-to-table fare in fine style, Royal Dinette was crowned Best New Restaurant last night at the 27th annual edition of the prestigious Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, while its founding chef and…

CREW D’ÉTAT: CAFÉ MEDINA MANAGER JENNA BRISCOE BESTOWED WITH SERVICE ALL-STAR NOD AT VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

  Briscoe Among Five Singled Out for Industry Excellence at 27th Annual Awards Gala   A longtime fixture at Café Medina, manager Jenna Briscoe was honoured among a standing-room-only crowd of industry peers with a coveted Service All-Star designation at the 2016 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Originally from Alberta, Briscoe began her career in the restaurant industry in…

Pasta Making Series: Gnocchi

  The Italian Cultural Centre presents: Pasta Class: Gnocchi (May 2) $55.00 (CAD) •May 2, 2016 •6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Register here If you always dreamt of being able to make authentic Italian Gnocchi by hand, here’s a chance to learn from Marzia Molatore, a born and raised Italian who learned cooking from the best teachers available –…

Taylor Mikasko to oversee new opening, Nightingale, as General Manager

    Hawksworth Restaurant Maître d’ moves on up to manage new Vancouver venture Hawksworth Restaurant Group’s latest venture, Nightingale, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Taylor Mikasko as General Manager. Victoria-born Mikasko has been honing his hospitality skills alongside Hawksworth Restaurant Group’s Operations Director, Chad Clark, for two years now as floor manager and maître…

BEACH BAY CAFÉ & PATIO’S CHEF FELIX ZHOU DEBUTS NEW SPRING MENU

  Enjoy fresh seafood and sunset cocktails on the perfect patio for the sunny season Beach Bay Café’s patio is now open for the season and Executive Chef Felix Zhou’s newly refreshed menu makes it the perfect place to enjoy happy hour get-togethers, sunset cocktails and to tuck into delicious, fresh seafood just steps from the beach. “Spring brings…

BIRDS OF A FEATHER: ROYAL DINETTE’S JACK CHEN AND BURDOCK & CO.’S ANDREA CARLSON TAKE FLIGHT FOR FIFTH “UGLY DUCKLING” DINNER, APRIL 26 

    Latest Edition of Ongoing Dinner Series Unites Like-minded Chefs To Spotlight Food-Waste Awareness, Sustainability Issues Through Multi-Course Dinner     Royal Dinette adds another entry to its popular series of Ugly Duckling Dinners on Tuesday, April 26 when Head Chef Jack Chen welcomes guest chef Andrea Carlson of Burdock & Co. and Harvest Community Foods…

Dive into WINE FOR WAVES in Vancouver

  The highly anticipated annual Spring Wine Release event, WINE FOR WAVES, by the Naramata Bench Wineries Association in partnership with the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program is Thursday, April 28. Set at the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver from 7 to 9:30 pm, all proceeds to benefit Ocean Wise. Clearly, it’s a great time…

Burrowing Owl Wines and Culinary Pairings at Kitsilano Boathouse

  On Wednesday, April 27 2016, Burrowing Owl Estate Winery will team up with The Boathouse Kitsilano for a unique tasting event.  Guests will enjoy a six-course tasting menu paired with premium wines from the Okanagan icon.  Burrowing Owl’s Brand Ambassador, Sophie Laurent, and Bill Sanford from Appellation Wine Marketing will host the event.  …

SPRING-FRESH RHUBARB

  Beaucoup Bakery launches several new treats to celebrate rhubarb season   Spring’s favourite vegetable makes a sweet arrival this season as Beaucoup Bakery & Café brings rhubarb to life in three limited, new pastries and one special iced tea. From April 11, 2016 until June 20, 2016, customers can enjoy an Olive Oil Roasted…