TURN OF THE TIDE: FANNY BAY OYSTER BAR & SHELLFISH MARKET BRINGS TIDE-TO-TABLE HARVEST TO VANCOUVER THIS JUNE

  Located in the Heart of Vancouver’s Stadium District, New 50-Seat Restaurant Offers Lunch, Dinner and Weekend Brunch Service and Fresh Shellfish Market Celebrated shellfish purveyor Fanny Bay Oysters is set to crack the shell on Vancouver’s first true tide-to-table oyster bar and shellfish market this June when it opens the doors of Fanny Bay Oyster…

Roll up your sleeves and let’s start baking!

  Faubourg Paris, Vancouver’s trio of boulangeries-pâtisseries, launches Macaron Classes at Faubourg Kerrisdale.   Whether you are a wannabe pastry chef or you’re simply looking for something fun to do for a bridal shower, birthday party or even a team building event, this hands-on class led by Faubourg’s Pastry Chef Ricardo Rosas is sure to…

Vancouver Foodster Cheesecake Challenge Award Winners 

  The Vancouver Foodster Cheesecake Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver, and Richmond.  Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from April 14 – May 8, 2016. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout the challenge. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and…

RAISING THE BAR: JS DUPUIS NAMED NEW BEVERAGE DIRECTOR AT BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR

    Award-winning Bartender to Showcase Top-shelf Local, International Spirits in Cocktail Program That Complements Restaurant’s High Standard of Food and Service Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar has added another industry all-star to an already well-established front-of-house roster by naming JS (Jean-Sebastien) Dupuis to the role of Beverage Director. Originally from Quebec, Dupuis headed west…

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening this weekend and the week ahead

  Evita: Superb Cast, Evocative Costumes and Set Make Up for Opening Night Glitches   Vancouver Farmers Markets starting Sunday, May 1 and May 5   Global supermodel Heather Marks to open Obakki + Holt Renfrew Show, May 10   THE MOTHER OF ALL OCCASIONS: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR HOSTS MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH, DINNER SERVICES…

Discover the Best of Two Cities with boutique Magnolia Hotel & Spa  and Loden Hotel

  Experience Vancouver and Victoria in award-winning style Experience a dual destination package from two of Canada’s highest-rated boutique hotels. Just in time for the first long weekend of summer, Victoria’s Magnolia Hotel & Spa is collaborating with fellow Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice winner the Loden Hotel in Vancouver, to offer the ‘Best of…

HOT TOWN, SUMMER IN THE CITY: RAILTOWN CAFE ANNOUNCES 2016 DATES FOR ITS POPULAR SATURDAY TAILGATE BARBECUE SERIES

   Soak Up the Sun and Tuck into a Southern Barbecue-Inspired Feast with All the Fixin’s When Railtown Hosts Second Annual Streetside Parties Beginning this May   Railtown Cafe is taking it to the streets again this summer when the counter-service hotspot continues its wildly popular al-fresco-style Tailgate Barbecue Series on select Saturdays in the heart…

Taste Washington Toasts Another Fruitful Year

Record number of attendees, wineries, restaurants and celebrity chefs  concoct recipe for success   Taste Washington, Seattle’s premier wine and food event, reported its highest overall attendance in 2016; both in event participants, and also for participating restaurants and wineries. The 19th annual event took place March 31-April 3 at various venues throughout Seattle and…

Sweet Taste of Success

  Being a writer for My VanCity is always a pleasure. I get to attend a wide variety of arts events that entertain, delight, educate, fascinate and amuse.  And sometimes I even get to indulge my taste buds! Such was the case earlier this month when I got invited along to Faubourg Paris on Hornby…

It’s Friday…what are you doing this weekend and week ahead

  Tinhorn Creek Vineyards releases first vintage of Golden Mile Bench Chardonnay    Kelowna’s Lakeshore Wine Route returns with “Unleashed”   If Pigs Could “Moo” Popular Pig Out festival signals that summer isn’t far away     Vancouver Farmers Markets starting Sunday, May 1 and May 5   TIME TO JAM All-day breakfast joint Jam…

PETITS FOUR: THOMAS HAAS WEARS FOURTH CONSECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF OF THE YEAR CROWN AT 2016 VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

  Renowned Pâtissier Celebrates Five Wins in Six Years Overall Since Award’s Inception in 2011   In what has become something of a delicious tradition, renowned chocolatier and pâtissier Thomas Haas was named Pastry Chef of the Year for the fourth consecutive time at the 2016 edition of the annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards ceremony last…

SOIRETTE CELELBRATES MOTHER’S DAY WITH HIGH TEA, SPECIAL TREATS AND A POP-UP AT OAKRIDGE CENTRE

  Mother’s Day is a time of celebration at Soirette! Delectable high tea, beautifully packaged baked treats and delicious macarons are just some of the offerings we have to show mom how much she is loved. Treat mom to something out of the ordinary – a special Mother’s Day High Tea! Artistically crafted, it is…

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…