Vancouver Foodster presents the Fish and Chips Challenge

This is our first Fish and Chips Challenge featuring 7 restaurants in Vancouver, Langley and North Vancouver, that runs from September 4-26, 2014. The interpretation of fish and chips takes on different meanings in many cultures and you will find several variations in the fish and chip creations the chefs have entered into this challenge…

Slow Fish Canada Mystery Chefs Dinner

Mystery Chefs Host ‘Slow Fish’ Dinner  Well known chefs cook together to raise awareness for sustainable seafood   Lovers of seafood and social times are alerted to mark their calendars. On September 27 the inaugural Slow Fish Canada Mystery Chefs Dinner kicks off at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA), and like-minded Vancouverites will…

An esteemed line-up of Canada’s top culinary talent unites for distinctive gala dinner

   Inspiring tomorrow’s culinary stars and raising funds for the Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship   A true all-star line up of Canada’s most revered chefs will assemble to judge the second annual Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship competition in Vancouver this month. When judging duties are over, the celebrity chefs will join forces in the kitchen to cook a special six-course…

Tasting Plates West Van on September 23

  Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in the Ambleside, Dundarave  and Park Royal neighborhoods in West Vancouver.  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…

Tomato Time – Provence Marinaside Restaurant

Just a few steps from the rustic timber and brick of central Yaletown I discovered one of Vancouver’s little gems. The Provence Marinaside location combines the upbeat and trendy feel of one of our cities more popular dining locales with ever-popular waterfront views. Having the opportunity to sample the seriously delicious dishes from the ongoing…

Down at the Boulevard

  Yes, there’s a new restaurant in town and what a place it is.  The media launch for the Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar was held earlier this month and a lavish event it was. We were greeted outside by a string trio and welcomed with a glass of Taittinger Brut Reserve Champagne. Inside, David…

Sweeten up your 9-5 with September features from Faubourg Paris

  Looking to sweeten up your 9-5? Whether it’s a power breakfast or an afternoon pick-me-up you’re seeking, look no further than Faubourg Paris‘ September feature menu to make any day that much better. In addition to September’s feature treats, Faubourg is pleased to introduce an assortment of savoury items to its permanent menu…

Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship Fundraising Dinner

What :: Join us as six of Canada’s best chefs collaborate to create an unforgettable evening of Canadian cuisine benefitting the Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship. Chefs include: David Hawksworth (Hawksworth, Vancouver) Normand Laprise (Toque!, Montreal) Anthony Walsh (Canoe, Oliver & Bonacini, Toronto) Scott Jaeger (The Pear Tree, Burnaby) Michele Jacob (Le Crocodile, Vancouver) Kristian Eligh (Hawksworth, Vancouver)…

The District: North Vancouver Restaurant Food Adventure

North Vancouver is not a place I venture to often. Sure, it’s only a 20 minute sea bus ride away from downtown but what’s out there anyway? Grouse Mountain, Capilano Suspension Bridge, and Lonsdale Quay. Chef Paul Mon-Kau showed me that it’s worth the extra time to head across the water.  My partner and I…

A Good Craic To Be Sure

By Ryan Lewis A proper pint and a good craic, coming to a neighborhood near you! Mahony & Sons is set to open a third location at Stamps Landing (once Monk McQueens) this week and I was lucky enough to be on hand when they shared a little about the new location, design inspiration and…

Stress free weeknight dinners from Chef Paul

  Back to school, back to school! It’s a busy time for kids and parents alike, and that’s without worrying about mealtime. While it can be tempting to dip into last year’s repertoire, why not try fuelling the family with some fresh new dishes? Chef Paul Mon-Kau of The District Restaurant Group isn’t just a…

What’s happening in Tofino August 30

Husband-and-wife folk-pop band Us The Duo will be performing at Tofino’s newest restaurant Wolf in the Fog. Fresh off their North American tour to promote their second album No Matter Where You Are, Us The Duo will play an intimate show in the upstairs dining room.Tickets are $50 per person and include a multi-course dinner prepared by Chef Nick Nutting and the Wolf in the Fog team…

CAFÉ MEDINA SET TO OPEN ITS DOORS IN A NEW LOCATION AUGUST 12

Tuesday, August 12 marks a new beginning for Café Medina when the beloved Vancouver brunch and lunch restaurant opens the doors to a bright, spacious and refurbished location at 780 Richards Street (at Robson Street). While the change of scenery brings many refinements to Café Medina — increased seating capacity, high ceilings, a proper bar and an open kitchen layout…

YOU SAY TOMATO AND I SAY TOMAHTO

YOU SAY TOMATO AND I SAY TOMAHTO, BOTH ARE TASTY AT PROVENCE Ahhh tomatoes – the ultimate summer food – ripe, juicy and brimming with sunshine goodness. Tomatoes are a passion for many people – including Provence Chefs/Proprietors Alessandra and Jean-Francis Quaglia. “We are fortunate to have so many heirloom varieties available locally,” says Chef…

 Kuru Kuru Sushi

  If you find yourself in Bellingham and are in the mood for sushi, give Kuru Kuru a try.  This place is different from the typical Sushi restaurant where you sit down and order from a menu.  Here, you can sit in front of a conveyor belt (also known as a ‘sushi go around’ or…

Still Time for Summer Fun at Mt. Boucherie

West Kelowna Winery Adds to Busy 2014 Event Schedule     The Story:   It has been a busy, fun-filled summer at Mt. Boucherie Family Estate Winery (829 Douglas Road, West Kelowna) but there is still time to jump on the excitement and soak some sun at one of the most picturesque and respected family-owned wineries in West…

Festive in the Field- Okanagan Feast of Fields returns

 The 6th annual FarmFolk CityFolk Okanagan Feast of Fields being held on Sunday, August 17th is less than two weeks away.  Described as a wandering harvest festival, it showcases some of the very best of the region including chefs, farmers, fishers, ranchers, food artisans, vintners, brewers, and distillers.  Okanagan Feast of Fields highlights the connections between farmer and chef, field to table and farm folks and city folks…