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…

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…

Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday at Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler 

  Canada-themed menus and spa treatments celebrate all things Canadian Oh Canada! Nita Lake Lodge celebrates the nation’s 150th birthday this summer with special Canadian winemaker dinners, themed menus and spa treatments. Situated on Nita Lake, amongst some of BC’s most beautiful scenery, the Lodge offers the perfect surrounding to wish Canada a happy birthday…

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…

France invites you to its table in Vancouver: March 21st 2017 #GoodFrance

  For the third consecutive year, over 2000 restaurants in 150 countries will participate in the Goût de/Good France event to celebrate French gastronomy. This event, orchestrated by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and chef Alain Ducasse, is inspired by Auguste Escoffier, who launched the “Dîners d’Épicure” (Epicurean Dinners) initiative in…

Exclusive Six-Course Feast Melds McGee’s Classic French Bistro Fare With Alvarez’s Signature Progressive Latin Cuisine, Includes Wine and Cocktail Pairings

  CULINARY CROSSROADS: AU COMPTOIR EXECUTIVE CHEF DAN MCGEE WELCOMES CACAO’S JEFFERSON ALVAREZ FOR COLLABORATIVE CHEFS’ DINNER, MARCH 28   Au Comptoir’s classic French bistro fare gets a Latin-inspired lift when Executive Chef Dan McGee joins forces with Cacao Chef/Owner Jefferson Alvarez for a one-night-only collaborative culinary experience at the acclaimed Kitsilano brasserie on Tuesday,…

Spring Lunch 2017 Help Girls Spread their Wings

Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland Spring Lunch 2017 Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 11 AM to 1:30 PM at Vancouver Convention Center’s West Building Level II Ocean Foyer with Spectacular North Shore and Harbourfront Views featuring 200 of Vancouver’s Engaged Business Community Champagne Cocktail Reception and Three-Course Lunch Personal Impact Story Testimonial and Distinguished Keynote Speaker,…

Doing Good by Dining Out

  Dining Out For Life 2017 returns on Thursday, March 30   The 23rd annual Dining Out For Life fundraiser is taking place on Thursday, March 30, 2017. On that day, Dining Out For Life participating restaurants from Whistler to White Rock and across the Lower Mainland will donate 25% of their food sales in support…

Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards reopens for the season – Winery restaurant offers special value $39 menu for March

  Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is pleased to announce the reopening of its winery restaurant Miradoro, after their annual two-month closure for the winter months. Led by the award-winning team of Executive Chef Jeff Van Geest and Restaurateur Manny Ferreira, Miradoro offers modern wine country cuisine paired with Tinhorn Creek wines in an unforgettable setting with…

WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND: HERITAGE ASIAN EATERY ADDS BRUNCH SERVICE TO ITS MENU ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS 

Popular Counter-service Restaurant Expands to Seven Days of Service with New Asian-Inspired Weekend Brunch Offerings    Heritage Asian Eatery Chef and Co-owner Felix Zhou will add the title of “weekend warrior” to his already extensive resume starting this Saturday, March 4 when he adds brunch service to his Asian-inspired menu from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.   Heritage’s weekend brunch service will include a number of exciting…

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…

STELLAR ALL-FEMALE CHEF AND WINEMAKER LINE-UP FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY DINNER

  On March 8, International Women’s Day is being marked with a special 5-course collaborative fundraising dinner at Quails’ Gate Winery in West Kelowna. All profits will be donated to The Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna and Slow Food Thompson Okanagan.  This year’s celebration will bring together the culinary talents of Aman Dosanj (The Paisley…

La Pentola Welcomes Back its Family Supper Series 

Celebrate “All Things Piedmont” with a nine-course feast on February 19 Yaletown’s Italian-inspired culinary gem, La Pentola will be celebrating “All things Piedmont” at its next Family Supper Series on February 19. Chef Travis McCord has created a special nine-course menu ($65pp) in homage to the historic Italian region, which is known for its rich…

#Friday Favourites – where to take your Valentine

  LA SAINT-VALENTIN: CELEBRATE LA FÊTE DES AMOUREUX IN FINE STYLE AT AU COMPTOIR WITH EXCLUSIVE VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER SERVICE   IN FULL BLOOM: FARMER’S APPRENTICE OFFERS EXCLUSIVE FLOWER-THEMED VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER SERVICES   DECLARE YOUR LOVE: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR SETS THE MOOD THIS FEB. 14 BY HOSTING GOURMET VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER SERVICE…