Ricardo’s Mediterranean Kitchen

Whenever I am up touring in the Kelowna or Lake Country wine regions, I usually reserve a night to dine at Ricardo’s Mediterranean Kitchen on the northern shore of Ellision Lake, just north of the Kelowna airport.  To get there, turn east at the blue and white sailboat on highway 97. Ricardo’s features Italian décor…

GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN!

Or in this case getting there, and back, was worth the trip! This past week I attended Taste Washington! for the first time. One of our experienced wine writers, Karl “mywinepal” mentioned this wine tasting event and I was intrigued. But more about my time at Taste Washington! in a future article. This was a…

The Beach Club Resort – Parksville

Here are some interesting facts about Bellstar’s Beach Club Resort at Parksville on Vancouver Island that may be new to you. The Beach Club Resort is a responsible neighbour with an interest in their community.   ·       Parksville Uncorked: Untapped Beer Tasting Event o   All proceeds are donated to The Parksville AM Branch of Rotary International…

YVR Foodies @ East is East

The April YVR Foodies Meetup will be at East is East in Kitsilano with Adam Hart, the founder of The Power of Food, creator of Ra Energy, and author of The Power of Food, as our keynote speaker. The featured blogger for April will be Whitney Hong from Macarons and Mischief. Also talented performerTimothy Hewitt who will be performing during the event! Make…

A pot of flavour-drenching comfort food

If you come into my kitchen, the first thing you’ll notice is a large clay pot.  As a matter of fact, the 15-quart drum-like clay pot is sitting on the stove top, loaded with simmering creamy chicken congee and emitting warm and ravishing aroma right now.  The congee, which takes about 2 hours to perfect,…

Sharing really is caring: #dinnnerpartyYVR

#dinnnerpartyYVR invites Vancourites to share their dinner table in support of local charities   #dinnerpartyYVR presented by Cressey features 30 Vancouverites who open their homes and cook a meal for old and new friends to support their favourite charity. This year, the event on April 5 supports 26 different local and Canadian causes that will benefit from…

Campagna Farm Dinner at Cibo Trattoria

Menu Just Announced for Campagna Farm Dinner Wednesday, April 2 @ 6:30 p.m. Tickets: 604.602.9570 or robert@cibotrattoria.caJoin General Manager & Wine Director Robert Stelmachuk and Executive Chef Faizal Kassam as they welcome Campagna Farm’s Sandra and Leonardo Zambrano for this very special five-course menu and wine pairings. Located in Abbotsford, BC, Campagna is Cibo’s very own 280-acre farm…

Vancouver Mac & Cheese Challenge

  Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Mac & Cheese Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their mac and cheese into this challenge, most of the restaurants have created a special mac and cheese just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their mac and cheese on their menu from March…

Limited Tickets Released for Campagna Farm Dinner

Exclusive dinner showcases best of local, farm-to-table freshness   When: Wednesday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. Where: Cibo Trattoria, 900 Seymour St., Vancouver Special Guests: Sandra and Leonardo Zambrano, Campagna Farm Price: $99pp for 5-course menu and wine pairings, plus tax and gratuity Tickets: 604.602.9570 or robert@cibotrattoria.ca Executive Chef Faizal Kassam is very proud of his relationships with local high quality food producers. That’s…

Canada’s Next Generation of Top Chefs

  Outstanding young chef Paul Moran, winner of the Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship competition, recently took the reins of the kitchen as Executive Chef at the exclusive resort Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler, British Columbia. Joined by Chef Stephanie Noel who takes the position of Director of Food and Beverage at Nita Lake Lodge.  …

Mac and Cheese Challenge

  The Vancouver Foodster Mac and Cheese Challenge running March 20-April 10, 2014 at restaurants all over Vancouver!  You taste & vote! Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite mac and cheese creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste. After you have tried each…

Tasting Plates YVR: Fraser Edition

  Just as Vancouver slowly creeps out of winter, the sun remains just a little longer to show us that spring is near. As about 50 people queued in front of Graze on a cool Wednesday night, all of us were buzzing with excitement to begin our mini food adventure around the Kensington-Cedar Cottage neighbourhood…