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…

D is for dining…at CULINAIRE Victoria

The next dozen presenting restaurants of 2014 Culinaire Victoria start with “D” for Dining in Victoria. For those who missed out on this seasons’ hottest ticket here is a continuation of the list of great restaurants, bistros, pubs and caterers who will be presenting their gourmet and gourmand delights at CULINAIRE VICTORIA. All these fabulous…

DINE OUT VANCOUVER and the Chef Soup Experiment

What could be better than soup created by 50 of the Top Chefs of Vancouver? Answer – FREE Soup !   That’s right, starting at 12:30 pm the Chef Soup Experiment will be serving their soup and it’s FREE! On January 17th Tourism Vancouver kicks off the 2014 Dine Out Vancouver Festival with a serving of creatively and collectively prepared soup. Served while it…

DINE OUT VANCOUVER 2014

The 12th Annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival kicks off on January 17, 2014 and runs to February 2, 2014. A list of participating restaurants, their menus and open reservations begin on January 6, 2014 but American Express Card holders can register to be eligible for advanced reservations on January 3, 2014. Restaurants will offer three…

Victoria’s CULINAIRE…it’s all about the food and drink!

Victoria’s Premier Food Tasting Experience offering the opportunity to sample a selection of regional culinary bites and sips. Featured presenters will be from Victoria, Cowichan Valley, and Saltspring Island. www.culinairevictoria.com Two options for this great event 5:00 to 7:15 pm or 7:45 – 10:00 pm on Thursday, March 14, 2104 held at Crystal Gardens 713…