Brunch at Calabash Bistro

What should you expect when you walk into the Calabash Bistro on Carrall Street, between Hastings and Pender?  Expect the unexpected.  Some people go for the food; others go for the music.  This is a friendly, unassuming eatery decorated in bright Caribbean canary yellow and red.   Owner Roger Collins, originally from St Kits, has…

It’s a Rib kind of night at Earl’s

If you’re a fan of really great ribs, then you probably already know about Earls. They are hands-down, the best ribs in town. If you don’t however, think of Earls when you hear the word “ribs”, you surely will after you read this article.   Earls is having a serious rib event right now, I…

International Pinot Noir Celebration

The International Pinot Noir Celebration Announces Program and Culinary Details for 2014 Event, Held July 25-27 in the Heart of Oregon Wine Country Bon Appetit’s David Lynch Keynotes 28th Annual IPNC in McMinnville, Oregon. British wine journalist Jamie Goode leads “Pinot Noir and the Doors of Perception” Grand Seminar   During the IPNC weekend, world-renowned…

We’re Seeing Spots: The Okanagan Spot Prawn Festival Returns!

We’re seeing spots before our eyes!  Spot Prawns are back in season and we’re celebrating.  Wild BC Spot Prawns are a delicacy known around the world for their sweet, delicate flavor and firm texture.  They are most recognizable for their reddish brown colour, which turns bright pink when cooked, further defining the white spots on their tail and white horizontal bars on the carapace. Wild BC Spot Prawns…

Chef & Winemaker’s Dinner Lineup Announced

We are all co-producers, co-winemakers and co-chefs In the Thompson Okanagan on May 18, 2014!   Join us in a regional food and wine celebration for Slow Food Thompson-Okanagan’s Interactive Chefs-and-Winemaker’s Dinner at 7 pm at the Watermark Beach Resort in beautiful Osoyoos. Dinner tickets must be purchased ahead of time and are $75 per person. This…

Second Time Around at Hudson’s on First

Sometimes you discover a new restaurant and it’s really good, then you go back a second time and… this I can tell you about our second time at Hudson’s on First – it was just as good and definitely my “go to” spot for south/central Island dining.   A resounding YES and two thumbs up for our…

Vancouver Foodster presents the 1st Taco Challenge

After a successful Creme Bruilee challenge comes a Mexican dish that features a mix of Mexican and non-Mexican restaurants. Here is our 1st Taco Challenge featuring 8 restaurants in Vancouver, North Vancouver and Richmond that runs from May 9-31, 2014. Participating restaurants are showcasing Taco dishes that were specially created just for this challenge and all will…

Vancouver Foodster – Burger Palooza

Okay so this was one fun event, despite the horrible weather. One month’s worth of rain in one day! That did not discourage all the keen burger lovers from participating in the Burger Palooza event last Sunday. Starting with the emailed instructions that suggest you eat a light breakfast – well if you consider a…

Mother’s Day Sunday, May 11

Cibo Trattoria invites you to celebrate the love and gratitude you have for your mom with a special Solo per te… (“Just for you…”) brunch and tasting menu   This Mother’s Day, Cibo Trattoria will mark the special occasion with Solo per te… (“Just for you…”) brunch and dinner celebrations that include complimentary flowers for all Moms in attendance.From 7 a.m. –…

A Mother’s Day Treat at La Pentola della Quercia

La Pentola della Quercia’s new brunch menu has officially launched and it’s just in time for Mother’s Day! Join La Pentola for Mother’s Day on Sunday May 11th for a memorable brunch from award-winning Chef Lucais Syme. Enjoy one of the many signature brunch items including pancetta and porcini mushroom eggs benny and pancakes with maple syrup ice cream. As a special Mother’s Day treat, all moms will be served a complimentary mimosa…

Tasting Plates – Main Street Edition May 14

Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in the Main Street neighborhood from Broadway to 28th Avenue This evening tasting extravaganza goes from 6pm until 9:30 pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different…

Tasting Plates – Gastown Edition a review

Thanks to the Vancouver Foodster Gastown event I have a few new favourite spots. Sign in was at Catch 122 located at 122 W. Hastings, and what a great place to start. This restaurant was beautiful and so was it’s food. The pressed confit pork shoulder they served may have been the tastiest thing I’ve…

Mother’s Day Brunch at Miradoro Restaurant

Celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday May 11th with a special brunch at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards destination restaurant, Miradoro, recently honoured with a gold medal for Best Winery/Vineyard Dining in the 25th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Located amongst the stunning views of the South Okanagan Valley wine country, Mother’s Day at Miradoro is sure to be memorable with Chef Jeff Van…

Calabash Bistro to launch weekend brunch

Get your island food fix from sunup to sundown starting Saturday, May 10 Taste the Caribbean! Calabash Bistro, a vessel for quality Caribbean food, drink, music and art, will begin serving up Caribbean-style brunch to match its much-loved reggae vibe every weekend starting Saturday, May 10. Foodies will no longer have to curb their cravings and wait…

Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Brings Home Gold at 25th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards Gold, Best Winery/Vineyard Dining Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek, British Columbia’s premier winery restaurant, was honoured with a gold medal for Best Winery/Vineyard Dining, for the third consecutive year at yesterday’s 25th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards.   Miradoro at Tinhorn…

Vancouver’s Best Upscale Restaurant 2014: Hawksworth Restaurant

25th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards   Gold, Best Upscale  Bronze, Best Downtown  Premier Crew, Denisa Johnova  Vancouver, BC (April 23rd, 2014) – The Hawksworth Restaurantteam was thrilled to take home the top award last night for Best Upscale Restaurant at the 25th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Holding on to the Best Upscale top spot for…

What’s your pairing for Oysters?

  This year at the Osoyoos Oyster Festival the question of what pairs best with oysters will be addressed in the second annual Oyster Wine Competition and the first Canadian Craft Beer & Oyster Pairing Competition. Winemakers and brewmasters have until April 17 to submit entries into the respective competitions that will be held at…

Vancouver Foodster presents the 1st Creme Brulee Challenge

After a successful Mac and Cheese challenge comes more comfort food and the focus this time is on dessert, here is our 1st Creme Brulee Challenge featuring 9 restaurants and bakeries in Vancouver that runs from April 11-30, 2014. Participating restaurants are showcasing Creme Bruilee dishes that were specially created just for this challenge and all…

Vancouver Foodster launches the 1st Burger Palooza

For all the burger lovers! We invite all those who love meat to tantalize their taste buds at several restaurants throughout downtown Vancouver! This afternoon tasting extravaganza goes from 2pm until 6pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster and Tasting Plates. Touring several restaurants guests will have a chance to eat all types of burgers (which may include beef, bison, pork, lamb, chicken, and more), with…