MOTT 32 joining the Vancouver fine dining scene

  If you go back to the days of fine dining in Vancouver, a few decades and the time of the two martini lunch, you would have had  few places to choose from if you were looking to “dine” in your hotel. The old school cocktail bars ruled the day with places like the Timber … Read moreMOTT 32 joining the Vancouver fine dining scene

A TASTE OF TRADITION: HERITAGE ASIAN EATERY NOW OPEN IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER

  First Solo Venture for Rising Star Chef Felix Zhou Offers Locally Sourced, Far East-inspired Fare in Casual Counter-Service Setting     A fresh, locally sourced take on the diverse flavours of the Far East comes to the heart of downtown Vancouver’s Financial District today as Heritage Asian Eatery officially opens its doors to the public at 1108 … Read moreA TASTE OF TRADITION: HERITAGE ASIAN EATERY NOW OPEN IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER

#TasteofThursday Brioche Bread Stuffing recipe

  Dried Apricot, Chestnut & Brioche Bread Stuffing   Ingredients: 2 loaves brioche bread, diced into cubes 4 stalks celery, diced 1 small yellow onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, chopped ½ bunch fresh sage, chopped ¼ bunch fresh thyme, chopped 1 small handful of dried apricots, diced 1 cup roasted chestnuts, chopped ¼ cup toasted … Read more#TasteofThursday Brioche Bread Stuffing recipe

Virtuous Pie, Vancouver’s new vegan pizza place

  As Vancouver plans for Chinatown’s revitalization, it is no surprise that compelling new places are starting to sprout up, breathing new life into the up-and-coming area. Virtuous Pie, Vancouver’s new vegan pizza place, is not only delicious and unique; it is the restaurant we didn’t know we needed. Their menu features 100% plant-based pizzas, … Read moreVirtuous Pie, Vancouver’s new vegan pizza place

#MarketMonday vendor ChopSwap

  How do so many ‘disposable’ ideas stick around? Usually until a better, reusable one comes along. Case in point… Year after year, the ‘old math’ isn’t very pretty. 11,000 sq.miles of forest minus 3.8 million trees equals 57 billion pairs of disposable chopsticks (plus the paper wrapping). There’s more… Despite their organic makeup, it’s … Read more#MarketMonday vendor ChopSwap

Guests save up to 32% with Nita Lake Lodge’s early bird ski and stay packages

Book early to save big at Whistler’s lakeside winter wonderland Goodbye dog days of summer and hello early birds of winter – guests who book early at Whistler’s Nita Lake Lodge can save up to 32% on ski and stay packages, which start at just $309 per night*. Customized ski packages of two nights or … Read moreGuests save up to 32% with Nita Lake Lodge’s early bird ski and stay packages

Gabi and Jules- Patrick and Lisa’s Perfect Creation!

  When you think of pies, many ideas and memories come to mind. It could be from the original nursery rhymes we learned about Little Jack Horner, the Pieman or even Sing a Song of Sixpence, proving the pie is an ancient food. It could be the traditional apple pie with cheese or ice cream, … Read moreGabi and Jules- Patrick and Lisa’s Perfect Creation!

Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria Ranked No. 105 on the 2016 PROFIT 500 Ranking 

PROFIT Magazine and Canadian Business rank Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria among their 28th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, was today ranked No. 105 on the 28th PROFIT 500, the definitive list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies, ranked annually by PROFIT Magazine and Canadian Business. The PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian … Read moreFamoso Neapolitan Pizzeria Ranked No. 105 on the 2016 PROFIT 500 Ranking 

ANCORA WATERFRONT DINING AND PATIO TO HOST EXCLUSIVE CANDLELIGHT CHAMPAGNE DINNER

Multi-course soirée will showcase Moët & Chandon Champagnes Join Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio for an intimate dining event this October, where guests will gather at the scenic waterfront location to experience a carefully curated selection of Moët & Chandon Champagnes paired with an exclusive five-course menu crafted by Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde. Lauded as one of … Read moreANCORA WATERFRONT DINING AND PATIO TO HOST EXCLUSIVE CANDLELIGHT CHAMPAGNE DINNER

Celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at Dockside Restaurant

Enjoy delicious turkey and fixings with none of the cooking or cleanup Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to gather together with friends and family and Dockside is making it even easier to celebrate the holiday with traditional turkey dinner and lunch features being served throughout the holiday weekend. Enjoy delicious made from scratch holiday favourites … Read moreCelebrate a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at Dockside Restaurant

Style meets substance for La Pentola’s fabulous new look for fall 

  Local art and new seasonal menus celebrate restaurant refresh at Yaletown’s OPUS Hotel Locals and visitors alike are falling in love with La Pentola’s new artistic addition to the Yaletown restaurant’s exterior wall. La Pentola restaurant, situated in the heart of OPUS Hotel, unveils its new logo and menus with a fun and funky … Read moreStyle meets substance for La Pentola’s fabulous new look for fall 

ChefmeetsBCGrape – Another Success!

Two things that we can be very proud of in British Columbia are our wines and food. An annual event that brings those two together is ChefmeetsBCGrape. The event was held last Thursday at the Convention Centre East. The evening featured more than 90 BC wineries pouring over 350 award-winning Wines of British Columbia, with … Read moreChefmeetsBCGrape – Another Success!

  Salmon House On The Hill Marks 40 Years with Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Dinner

    On Thursday, October 6th, 2016 the Salmon House On The Hill restaurant will host a special Burrowing Owl Estate Winery proprietor’s dinner.  The event will honour the success of the Okanagan icon as well as celebrating The Salmon House’s 40th anniversary.  Guests will enjoy a six-course dinner paired with world-class wines from Burrowing Owl. … Read more  Salmon House On The Hill Marks 40 Years with Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Dinner

#TasteofThursday Honey Brined – Sage Roast Turkey

  Honey-Brined Sage-Roasted Turkey and Gravy We use a tenderizing brine of honey, lemon, herbs, garlic, salt and spices for maximum moisture retention and flavour. Ingredients: 1 15-lb Organic Tom Turkey 4 cups kosher salt, plus more to taste 1 cup honey ¼ cup whole black peppercorn 5 lemons halved 2 bay leaves 2 heads … Read more#TasteofThursday Honey Brined – Sage Roast Turkey

ONE TO WATCH Lukas Gurtner promoted to Executive Chef at British Columbia’s Relais & Châteaux Sonora Resort

    Sonora Resort, one of Canada’s top wilderness luxury destinations, has a new executive chef leading its talented kitchen team. Vancouver Island native Lukas Gurtner served as sous chef at the award-winning Relais & Châteaux property for the past five years and has a passion for harvesting the local bounty of the Pacific Northwest … Read moreONE TO WATCH Lukas Gurtner promoted to Executive Chef at British Columbia’s Relais & Châteaux Sonora Resort

CHANGE OF SEASONS HERALDS CHANGE OF MENU

  The full moon in September marks not just the Harvest Moon in western culture; it is also celebrated with the Mid-Autumn Festival, the second most important holiday in the Chinese calendar. This is a time of endings, and of beginnings, as one season transitions to another. The air is crisper, and palates crave richer … Read moreCHANGE OF SEASONS HERALDS CHANGE OF MENU

EASE INTO FALL WITH OYAMA SAUSAGE CO.

  Now that class is back in session, making school lunches is again part of the daily routine.  Oyama can provide plenty of inspiration, including Ham Mortadella, Turkey Lyoner, Roast Turkey, Roast Beef, and many different hams and cold cuts for sandwiches.  Our pepperonis and other snacking sausages are great sources of protein for the … Read moreEASE INTO FALL WITH OYAMA SAUSAGE CO.

Nota Bene – Six Wines Spanning Fifteen Years

Nota Bene is, arguably, one of the best known red wines produced in BC and one to get fans, of this flagship offering from Black Hills, drooling. Nota Bene appeared on the scene in 1999 and has had something of a cult following ever since. Some people may be surprised that a BC red wine … Read moreNota Bene – Six Wines Spanning Fifteen Years

Rearview Mirror glimpse at 13th Naramata Tailgate Party

  Number 13 proved lucky for the Naramata Tailgate Party as tickets sold out in record time and autumn weather cooperated to facilitate another spectacular edition. While the wind whipped up at the beginning, it settled into a gorgeous evening for the not-to-be-missed al fresco event. That’s more than a hint to check http://naramatabench.com/ regularly … Read moreRearview Mirror glimpse at 13th Naramata Tailgate Party

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening September 16 – 23

  Garagiste North Artisan Wine Festival September 18, 2016   VANCOUVER URBAN WINERY PRESENTS SUNDAY SCHOOL: THE #800 SERIES     NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF SIMON BOUCHARD JOINS THE TEAM AT LIQUIDITY BISTRO   Taking orders now: TURKEY TIME: RAILTOWN CATERING ANNOUNCES RETURN OF POPULAR THANKSGIVING TO-GO PACKAGE   SALT OF THE EARTH: THE SALTED VINE … Read more#FridayFavourites – what’s happening September 16 – 23