Sweet Wishes for a Lucky Year from L’Epicerie Gourmande

L’Epicerie Gourmande Granville Island Public Market 1689 Johnston Street Vancouver, BC  Canada V6H 3R9 Hours Open 7 days a week: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Contact Phone: 604-653-7317 T: @LepicerieGourm Email / Website / Facebook GIVE THE GIFT OF A LUCKY YEAR With Valentine’s just passed, L’Epicerie Gourmande’s owner Chef David Izquierdo has turned his creativity to celebrating the next major holiday…

Commercial Drive #BrunchCrawlYVR

Commercial Drive Brunch Crawl When’s the last time you spent a day strolling along Commercial Drive? From Venables, south to 12th Avenue, there are a plethora of funky shops and eateries. You could spend a month eating your way around the world with restaurants featuring cuisine from Mexico, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Jamaica and Italy to…

La Pentola Famiglia Supper Series, February 22

Take a Trip to the Butcher with La Pentola’s Famiglia Supper Series Who: Inspired by eighth-generation butcher Dario Cecchini, whose shop in Panzano draws crowds from all over the world, Northern Italian restaurant La Pentola has collaborated with Windsor Meats to create sumptuous dishes reflective of a visit to the neighborhood butcher.What: Hosted by Chef Lucais Syme, La Pentola invites you to experience the first Famiglia Supper…

Social Bites and Cressey Development Group partner in third annual event to support local charities

Vancouver Hobby Chefs open homes to diners across Canada for the return of #dinnerpartyYVR presented by Cressey   Social Bites and Cressey Development Group today announce the third annual #dinnerpartyYVR, the charitable cooking event where hobby chefs open their doors to local diners for a home cooked meal, all to benefit the charity of their choice. On Saturday, March…

Celebrate the Year of the Sheep at Wild Rice

DON’T FEEL SHEEPISH – NEW YEAR SPECIALS WILL BRING YOU GOOD FORTUNE AND GOOD FLAVOURAn ancient Chinese axiom states that if a thing is worth doing, it’s worth doing at least twice. Consider New Year’s for instance. There’s the ‘mainstream’ New Year’s Eve held on December 31st – a rather sedate affair by Chinese. Since…

Vancouver Foodster Chili Challenge Award Winners 

The Vancouver Foodster Chili Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Langley, New Westminster and North Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from January 8-31, 2015. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout the challenge. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the…

Provence Marinaside Getting Facelift

THIRTEEN YEAR-OLD GETS FACELIFT In these days of everyone from seniors to starlets signing up for botox treatments and tucks, you might be shocked to hear of a 13 year-old getting a full facelift. However, in the restaurant world, 13 is getting on in years. At 13 years old, Provence Marinaside in Yaletown is beginning to show its age and…

Eat, Drink and Cozy Up to Your Favourite Person This Valentine’s Day at L’Abattoir

Whether Valentine’s Day is something you loathe or love, it still provides a perfect excuse to treat yourself to a great evening out. This year, L’Abattoir, Gastown’s much-loved French-inspired restaurant, will be offering a special set menu in its private dining room. Chef Lee Cooper has designed a three-course menu, which will include classic dishes…

#Taste of Thursday recipe by Chef Alex Chen, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

Pan-Roasted Octopus with Marcona Almonds and Sherry Vinaigrette Served with Maple Butternut Squash by Alex Chen, Executive Chef, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar   Yields 6-8 servings  Sherry Vinaigrette:  3 shallots, diced 2 tbsp grainy mustard ½ tsp kosher salt 3 tbsp sherry vinegar (available at gourmet food stores) 1 tbsp honey ¼ cup olive oil 1…

Dockside Restaurant prepares for a romantic waterfront Valentine’s Day 

      A spectacular waterfront location, superb food, a warm inviting room: Valentine’s Day dinner at Dockside is guaranteed to be an occasion to remember.     Located on the iconic waterfront of Granville Island, Dockside Restaurant is perfect place to celebrate occasions big and small. This Valentine’s Day is certain be extra special…

CAFÉ MEDINA SENDS HEARTS AFLUTTER WITH SPECIAL VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER SERVICE

Daytime Restaurant Paints the Town Red with One-night-only, Multi-course Menu on Feb. 14   here’s even more to love about Café Medina on Sat., Feb. 14, as the breakfast, lunch and daily brunch hotspot hosts an exclusive, five-course Valentine’s Dinner at 7:30 p.m. at its new location in the Library District of downtown Vancouver.Whether it’s for a romantic rekindling…