AnnaLena Holiday News 

     Holiday Menus, Parties, Catering and Team Member Updates   After a bustling summer season, the team at Kitsilano’s popular AnnaLena restaurant gears up for entertaining during the festive holiday season. New this year is a family-style holiday tasting menu, restaurant buy-outs, private catering  and a sparkly New Year’s Eve tasting menu.   Family-Style Tasting Menu  …

DINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL EVENT TICKETS ON SALE NOW

  A New Crop of Culinary Events Announced for 2018 Festival   Get your stretchy pants ready! Dine Out Vancouver Festival’s event tickets are on sale now. In addition to prix fixe menus at hundreds of restaurants across the city, foodies can choose from over 35 unique culinary events happening between January 19 and February…

#TasteofThursday Chefs Jackson and DeSouza Table-Side Tuna Ceviche recipe

  This is the third in the series of recipes from the spectacular  – Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine and Food Experience event held August 25, 2017. This week we are excited to share the recipe for Table-Side Tuna Ceviche from Chefs John Jackson and Connie DeSouza of Charcut, charbar and Alley Burger, the Second…

It’s the sauce that counts: Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria and Mealshare partner to fight youth hunger with sale of Campania Tomato Sauce jars

  For every jar of hand-milled Campania Tomato Sauce sold throughout the holiday season, one meal will be provided to a Canadian youth in need   Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria’s famous hand-milled Campania Tomato Sauce is back for the holiday season. For the fifth year in a row, Famoso will sell its authentic Campania Tomato Sauce…

FARMER’S APPRENTICE WELCOMES KINOME JAPANESE KITCHEN FOR SECOND COLLABORATIVE DINNER OF 2017

  Chefs Gunawan and Matarai Join Forces to Host a Six-Course Dinner with Sake, Wine Pairings on November 20   Farmer’s Apprentice Chef/Owner David Gunawan and Chef/Owner Ryoma Matarai of Kitsilano restaurant Kinome Japanese Kitchen will combine their culinary talents for a special collaborative dinner at the award-winning South Granville dining room on Monday, November 20…

Culinary Star Power Arrives at Four Seasons Whistler for Cornucopia Wine and Food Celebration

  Four Seasons’ restaurant, SIDECUT Modern Steak, is bringing a world of talent to Whistler Village for the celebration of food and wine this November. Some of the most influential talent in the culinary world will be teaming up with Executive Chef Eren Guryel and the SIDECUT team to offer guests delicious and delightful experiences.   An Evening with…

“TALKING TURKEY” DAY 2017 AT TULALIP RESORT CASINO

  Thanksgiving Madness is on Throughout the Resort   Thanksgiving Day celebrations are bountiful this year for the entire family at Tulalip Resort Casino. The acclaimed culinary team at Tulalip are cooking up their annual turkey day madness for November 23. Below are highlights of the featured feasts from around the Resort with a choice…

CheckMate’s Merlot Launch Dinner and Open House

  Join our talented Winemaker, Phil McGahan for a delicious farm to table dinner in our unique tasting room, The Installation, Saturday, November 18, 2017.  Experience our newly released Merlot vintage, paired with a four course dinner, prepared by locally acclaimed Chef, Chris Van Hooydonk of Backyard Farm.  Seating is extremely limited, so reserve early…

GOLD RUSH: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR CHEF ALEX CHEN WINS HIS SECOND GOLD MEDAL PLATES TITLE AT THE 2017 REGIONALS IN VICTORIA

  Previous Champion Returns to Top of Podium at 12th Annual Prestigious Chef Competition, Earns Right to Represent BC at the Canadian Culinary Championships in Kelowna, February 2 to 3, 2018   Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Executive Chef Alex Chen claimed the crown for the second time at the annual Gold Medal Plates culinary competition in…

“Chef’s Hazelnut Holidays” Hits Dining Tables at Tulalip Resort Casino Restaurants During November

  Tulalip Resort Casino chefs are “nutty” with excitement as they celebrate their latest creations. Their new fare features local hazelnuts from Hazel Blue Acres. In honor of this new local partnership, the Tulalip culinary team is kicking off the holiday season with their “Chef’s Hazelnut Holidays,” which will run through November 29, 2017. What…

FLAVOURS OF FALL: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR UNVEILS NEW FALL TASTING MENU

  Daily Tasting Menu Features Unique Culinary Collaboration by Boulevard Chefs, Wine Pairings and Selection of Handmade Confections, Bonbons Served Tableside   The Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar back-of-house team is combining their culinary talents and capturing the flavours of the season with a new Fall Tasting Menu that premieres as part of the downtown…

Wine Touring in the Okanagan Valley – Quails’ Gate Winery

  Quails’ Gate is a large, family owned winery located in West Kelowna. The family has farmed the land since 1956 and opened a winery in 1989. True to their word standards and integrity are maintained by the family who established the winery. The winery is an example of what comes of hard work, focus…

CinCin’s 2017 Mushroom and Truffle Festival

  Mushroom & Truffle Dinner   Don’t miss this truly special five-course truffle dinner experience. In celebration of CinCin Ristorante + Bar’s annual Mushroom & Truffle Festival, this dinner promises to be a spectacular Autumn tasting of flavours, flights, and funghetti. Exquisitely paired with the renowned La Spinetta wines from Italy’s Piedmont region, the magical evening…

The countdown begins for the 15th annual EAT! Vancouver (November 6-11)

  Last chance: Limited tickets available for EAT! signature events   The countdown begins for the 15th annual EAT! Vancouver ( November 6-11) with a sneak peek menu reveal for EAT! Harvest and EAT! Pastry events. Most events are sold out but limited tickets are still available online: http://eat-vancouver.com/   EAT! Harvest (November 10 from 7-10pm):  …

GIVEAWAY – a copy of Chef Ned Bell and Valerie Howes Cookbook LURE

  Win a copy of Lure by Ned Bell and Valerie Howes by doing any of the following: Follow us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, Follow us on Instagram  Facebook: My Van City Twitter: @myvancity  Instagram: @myvancityca a Rafflecopter giveaway   I love reading cookbooks and #LURECookbook is one fine read. The first thing I…

Road 13 Vineyards Celebrates Successful Summer Season, Bounty of Awards, New Fall Releases Plus Wine Pairing Recipe From Ned Bell

  Road 13 Vineyards saw another busy summer season of wine loving tourists and locals through their Golden Mile Bench tasting room. With a number of wines in the portfolio currently sold out and a bounty of awards at the British Columbia Wine Awards and Wine Align National Wine Awards – it’s safe to say the…