Tasting Plates Fraser Edition March 12, 6pm – 9:30pm

Tasting Plates Fraser Edition March 12, 6pm – 9:30pm Join us at our next Tasting Plates event as we explore the Kensington-Cedar Cottage neighborhood of East Vancouver. This tasting extravaganza goes from 6pm until 9:30pm on Wednesday, March 12 and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Bring your family or a group of friends and save money…

Vancouver Foodster CULINARY SCAVENGER HUNT

  Vancouver Foodster Culinary Scavenger Hunt April 6, 2pm – 6pm   Your scavenger hunt is a multi-faceted “tasting experience” through downtown Vancouver with clues, challenges, and more. Following your “map and clues card” as your guide, you will enjoy dishes, bites and treats as well as have a chance to meet the chefs and other…

YVR Bloggers launch YVR FOODIES

  YVR Bloggers is excited to announce the launch of a new concept in food education and networking called YVR Foodies! YVR Foodies will be a monthly event for food lovers in Vancouver at different restaurants around the city. Come and join our YVR Foodies Launch Party on Sunday, March 2, 2014 from 3-5 pm at Siddhartha’s Indian Kitchen  on Commercial Drive…

Vancouver Foodster Tasting Plates – Fraser Edition

    Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in the Kensington–Cedar Cottage neighborhood, centered on Fraser street from 28th Avenue Northbound to Kingsway.  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…

Breakfast or Brunch CATALANO is The Place

  Earlier this week I had the opportunity to travel to Victoria and experience the newly renovated Magnolia Hotel and the Catalano Restaurant. The Magnolia Hotel & Spa and partner Catalano Restaurant & Cicchetti Bar have launched a new breakfast and brunch program, adding value and an enhanced experience for their guests. You can start your…

Chef’s Table Society of BC presents The Curry Cup

Curry Cup Event Details Date: March 4, 2014, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Location: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main St, Vancouver For many chefs and their brigades, curry is the ultimate family-style staff meal; the proud product of a cook’s cultural heritage. On Tuesday, March 4th, eight of Vancouver’s top chefs will compete to win the inaugural Curry Cup. …

BREWSKI Craft Beer, Cider and Spirits Festival at Apex Mountain Resort

High speed quad at Apex Mountain Resort   Bid adieu to mid-winter blues and pack your winter gear because time’s a wasting to get in on the first annual BREWSKI Craft Beer, Cider and Spirits Festival at Apex Mountain Resort on February 22. I know I’ll be there! http://www.apexresort.com/activities-events/apexbrewski/ It is a new event added to the…

2014 VANCOUVER HOT CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

Top reasons to find the best hot chocolate the city has to offer: It’s fun.. It’s cold out… Chocolate is one of the main food groups… You love chocolate! This could just be a bit of heaven on earth for chocolate lovers. White, milk or dark whatever your fancy you will have so many choices…

Tastes at State Bird Provisions in San Francisco

  Recently I had the pleasure of returning for another fabulous meal at State Bird Provisions, in San Francisco.     This restaurant is almost 2 years old & gets better all the time. It is one of the hottest dinner reservations to secure anywhere. Having just expanded slightly, to 60 seats .. half are…

AN EVENING AT PAINTED ROCK Wine Dinner May 3

  An evening at Painted Rock Estate Winery Wine Dinner on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Join Proprietor John Skinner for an unforgettable evening of Painted Rock wines, while overlooking the vineyards and Skaha Lake at Painted Rock’s new tasting room.     John will discuss the history and winemaking philosophies of Painted Rock, while guiding…

Lunch at West Restaurant – Dine Out Vancouver

  What could be better than a warm sunny day in January?  Having a lovely lunch with your best friend in an award winning restaurant featuring regional cuisine in Vancouver’s stylish South Granville district; West is all this and more!     Our first course began with a creamy golden beet and orange velouté poured…

Parksville UNCORKED Wine and Food Festival Feb 20-23

  It’s an Experience: Parksville Uncorked 6th Annual Wine and Culinary Festival   From wine novice or beer newbie to seasoned palate, you’ll enjoy tastings, featured wine dinners, bubbly brunches, wine-inspired spa treatments and local tours. Last year’s festival events sold out. So be sure to book early.   Parksville Untapped   Thursday February 20, 2014…

Dine Out Vancouver – WEST Restaurant + Bar

  Dine Out Vancouver Festival – WEST RESTAURANT What a fantastic evening filled with award winning wines and sumptuous food; a sold out event and no wonder! Chef Chris Whittaker paired his delicious local and sustainably farmed dishes with JAK Meyer’s consistently elegant Wines. After a short introduction by both men, the first course and…

California’s Rodney Strong Vineyards – Dinner at Brix

  Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar will showcase Rodney Strong Vineyards  pairing an unforgettable four-course dinner plus reception. A main course featuring three of Rodney Strong’s Sonoma County region award winning single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons. Recently named American Winery of the Year by the Wine Enthusiast, Rodney Strong is celebrating 25 year of family ownership.  Winemaker Rick Sayre…

La Pentola della Quercia

  Awarded the Silver medal for Best New Restaurant 2013  by Vancouver magazine, La Pentola della Quercia delivers a glorious performance with their Dine Out Vancouver Festival menu.  Chef Lucais Syme hits all the marks with his northern Italian inspired menu, highlighting the diversity of farm to table ingredients that discerning Vancouver diners have come to…

Are you Dining Out yet?

No matter how busy we are these two weeks, checking out a few of the 263 restaurants on the Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2014 list is a must! I’m quite sure many of you have already started the Dine Out fanatic and probably sharing tips and reviews amongst friends. Well, here’s mine. Restaurants: 3 of…

Bistro 101 DINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL

  Last evening I ventured down to Granville Island and the Institute of Culinary Arts restaurant BISTRO 101. Bistro 101 is one of over 260 restaurants participating in Dine Out Vancouver Festival and most likely at $18. for three courses the best value for dinner. Bistro 101 is training ground for the students of PICA…