L’Epicerie Makes Festive Feasting Easy Peasy

FRENCH STYLE FESTIVE FEASTING AVAILABLE IN YOUR OWN HOME   During this season of celebration, people naturally want to entertain family and friends at home. Cue the Mel Torme or Nat King Cole soundtrack, light the fireplace and pour the egg nog. Between the demands of work, household, family duties and the added pressures of gift-buying…

Wine Pairing #Taste of Thursday Burrata recipe

My mouth was watering as I imagined myself with Chef Chen as he prepared this salad. With the creamy buratta, the nuts and balsamic I couldn’t think of a better pairing than Valdo Prosecco. Short for Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore. The creamy flavour in this wine will work wonderfully with this salad. Even better its on…

#Taste of Thursday recipe from Chef Alex Chen

Burrata with Roasted Baby Beets and Toasted Hazelnuts by Alex Chen, Executive Chef Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar   Yields 2 servings White Balsamic Vinaigrette: 1 small shallot, diced ¼ cup white balsamic vinegar (available at gourmet grocery stores) 3 tbsp olive oil 1 ½ tbsp honey ½ tsp salt 1 pinch black pepper Mix all…

Ring in the holiday season with Hawksworth Restaurant 

Seasonal menus, expertly catered parties and craft cocktails are ideal for gourmet festive celebrations Hawksworth Restaurant is embracing the festive spirit this December with seasonal tasting menus, winter cocktails and a warm holiday atmosphere for work parties, family get-togethers and indulgent dinners. Winter inspired holiday menus have been crafted with a focus on seasonal ingredients…

Ring in New Year’s Eve in Style at L’Abattoir

Revellers Can Ring in the New Year in Style at L’Abattoir   What: Fans of Gastown’s French-inspired dining destination, L’Abattoir, can now ring in the New Year while enjoying simple flavours in a refined setting. On December 31, 2014 L’Abattoir is offering up two ways for guests to experience its elegant menu, all while celebrating 2015. When: December 31, 2014 Private dining…

L’Abattoir Introduces Weekend Brunch

‘Tis the season to enjoy lazy, savoury meals to ward off the winter chill, and one of Vancouver’s destinations for fine dining is debuting its own take on low-key weekend brunches.   L’Abattoir is opening its doors to the weekend brunch crowd just as the holiday season kicks into full swing. Beginning Saturday December 6,…

Holiday Season at Miradoro Restaurant

Indulge With Friends And Family This Holiday Season at Miradoro Restaurant  Gourmet winter and New Year’s Eve menus are perfect for festive celebrations Enjoy the beautiful wintery surrounds of the South Okanagan this holiday season at Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek, British Columbia’s premier winery restaurant. Eat, drink and be merry with Chef Jeff Van Geest’s new winter menu…

Swirl Winemaker’s Dinner

Matt Dumayne, winemaker at the Okanagan Crush Pad, was in town recently for a winemaker’s dinner at Swirl Wine Store in White Rock.  Matt has spent sixteen years as a winemaker and has twenty-eight vintages under his belt including several in his former home in the Central Otago region of New Zealand.  Swirl owner Jeff…

Eastern Influence: Food Trends for 2015 from Chef Paul Mon-Kau

With 2015 right around the corner, culinary trends for the New Year are already popping up on menus and in kitchens from coast to coast. As the co-owner and chef at three North Vancouver restaurants, The District Brasserie, El Matador Spanish Tapas, and The Little District Roadhouse, Chef Paul Mon-Kau has his finger on the pulse of what’s…

Hawksworth Restaurant Group to open a second restaurant

Chef David Hawksworth Reveals Location Of Second Downtown Vancouver Restaurant  Due To Open Late 2015 After much speculation and anticipation the location of Chef David Hawksworth’s new restaurant, opening in downtown Vancouver, can finally be announced. Hawksworth Restaurant Group’s new venture will take centre stage on the ground and mezzanine level of Oxford Property Group’s…