SOMETHING’S FISHY AT PROVENCE THIS APRIL

  From April 1st through 30th, join Provence Marinaside as it celebrates its ninth annual Poisson d’Avril. In France, ‘Poisson d’Avril’ (April’s Fish) is a one day affair corresponding to our April Fool’s Day filled with whimsical pranks and games (background & history) . “Poisson d’Avril is an opportunity to welcome spring with a bit…

GET CHOCOLATE HOPPY 

  Chez Christophe unveils bunny line-up of new Easter treats with part proceeds benefiting BC SPCA   Starting March 18, 2017 a brigade of bunnies is hopping over to Burnaby Height’s Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie (4717 Hastings Street) to ensure chocolate is the only kind of rabbit being gifted during Easter. Pastry chef and owner Christophe Bonzon…

Bistro Pastis Chef Mike Mikoda Embraces Classical French Cuisine for #GoodFrance March 21

  Chef Mike Mikoda is still relatively new at the helm over at Bistro Pastis, but his love of classical French cuisine has inspired him throughout his 15 year career. And he’s excited to have the opportunity to showcase his interpretation of time-honoured dishes at the third Annual #GoodFrance event on March 21. “I appreciate the…

#TasteofThursday Yarrow Meadows Duck Curry with Potato Rösti By Felix Zhou, Chef, Heritage Asian Eatery

  This week’s #TasteofThursday recipe is a prize winner! Courtesy of Chef Felix Zhou of Heritage Asian Eatery straight from his exciting win at the 4th Annual Curry Cup.   Yarrow Meadows Duck Curry  Ingredients 750g Yarrow Meadows Duck Legs  12 cloves Garlic 6 Shallots 1 medium piece Ginger 4 Lemongrass Stalks 12 Kaffir Lime…

Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday at Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler 

  Canada-themed menus and spa treatments celebrate all things Canadian Oh Canada! Nita Lake Lodge celebrates the nation’s 150th birthday this summer with special Canadian winemaker dinners, themed menus and spa treatments. Situated on Nita Lake, amongst some of BC’s most beautiful scenery, the Lodge offers the perfect surrounding to wish Canada a happy birthday…

Celebrate Spring at the Osoyoos Oyster Festival, April 19-23

  Sixth annual festival dishes up delectable oysters, remarkable craft beers, memorable wines, and the joy of winter’s end The sixth annual Osoyoos Oyster Festival returns to the South Okanagan, April 19-23. The festival offers the perfect opportunity to dive into spring with outstanding dining experiences, tastings of oysters from around the world, and glasses…

France invites you to its table in Vancouver: March 21st 2017 #GoodFrance

  For the third consecutive year, over 2000 restaurants in 150 countries will participate in the Goût de/Good France event to celebrate French gastronomy. This event, orchestrated by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and chef Alain Ducasse, is inspired by Auguste Escoffier, who launched the “Dîners d’Épicure” (Epicurean Dinners) initiative in…

Exclusive Six-Course Feast Melds McGee’s Classic French Bistro Fare With Alvarez’s Signature Progressive Latin Cuisine, Includes Wine and Cocktail Pairings

  CULINARY CROSSROADS: AU COMPTOIR EXECUTIVE CHEF DAN MCGEE WELCOMES CACAO’S JEFFERSON ALVAREZ FOR COLLABORATIVE CHEFS’ DINNER, MARCH 28   Au Comptoir’s classic French bistro fare gets a Latin-inspired lift when Executive Chef Dan McGee joins forces with Cacao Chef/Owner Jefferson Alvarez for a one-night-only collaborative culinary experience at the acclaimed Kitsilano brasserie on Tuesday,…

ALL YOU NEED IS LIÈGE: CAFÉ MEDINA REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO NON-PROFIT CHARITY PROGRAM MEALSHARE AS PART OF 2017 INTERNATIONAL WAFFLE DAY 

  On March 25, Café Medina Will Feature Signature Belgian Liège Waffles as a Mealshare Menu Item, Allowing Guests To ‘Buy a Meal, Give a Meal’ To Local Youth in Need  Café Medina owner Robbie Kane is inviting the restaurant’s loyal fans, friends and family to come together and support the local community and a…

#TasteofThursday Pan-Roasted BC Scallops recipe courtesy of Cookbook author Jennifer Schell

  Pan-Roasted BC Scallops with Braised Radish, Sweet Corn & Cavolo Nero     Nav Dhillon Old Vines Restaurant at Quail’s Gate Gamily Estate Winery Born and raised in Vernon, Nav Dhillon cut her culinary teeth at the helm of some internationally acclaimed restaurants, starting with Gordon Ramsay’s Maze in Melbourne, Australia. Upon her return…

CURRYING FAVOUR: HERITAGE ASIAN EATERY CHEF, CO-OWNER FELIX ZHOU CLAIMS PEOPLES’, JUDGES’ CHOICE AWARDS AT 4th ANNUAL CURRY CUP COMPETITION

   Zhou’s Yarrow Meadows Duck Curry With Potato Rösti Turns Heads, Tempts Palates   Heritage Asian Eatery Chef and Co-owner Felix Zhou truly curried the favour of all involved at the 2017 edition of the annual Curry Cup competition at Heritage Hall last night, winning both the Peoples’ and Judges’ Choice Awards with a Yarrow…

#TasteofThursday Chicken Breast and Cabbage recipe – Juniper

  Chicken Breast and Cabbage  Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts 1/4 cup buttermilk 2 sprigs tarragon 2 small purple cabbage 1/2 cup vegetable stock 2T red wine vinegar 2T butter Canola oil   Method: Bag chicken breasts with a sprig of tarragon and buttermilk. Poach at 160F for 40 minutes.Cut one head of cabbage into quarters, dice up the other. Add the dice to…

New spring treats at Beaucoup Bakery

  SWEETER SPRING Beaucoup Bakery is all-abuzz with new honey pastries   Spring makes an early appearance at Beaucoup Bakery & Café with a new star ingredient, local honey from Hives for Humanity. Starting February 28, 2017, the golden nectar plays a sweet role in three seasonal pastries: Honey Banana Double Baked Croissant, Grapefruit Honey…

KINDRED SPIRITS: DAVID GUNAWAN OF FARMER’S APPRENTICE AND RYOMA MATARAI OF KINOME JAPANESE KITCHEN JOIN FORCES FOR DUO OF COLLABORATIVE DINNERS

  Acclaimed Vancouver Chefs Host Exclusive One-off Dinners Featuring Six Courses, Sake + Wine Pairings at Respective Restaurants March 13 and 27   Two of Vancouver’s leading locavore chefs, Farmer’s Apprentice’s David Gunawan and Kinome Japanese Kitchen’s Ryoma Matarai, are joining forces to present a pair of exclusive six-course dinners at their respective restaurants on…

Burn Up the Slopes, Chill by the Fireplace:  Canada’s Quails’ Gate Winery Offers Dream Winter Getaway

    Quails’ Gate Winery’s Ultimate Winter Okanagan Package is the perfect antidote to the seasonal blahs:  you’ll ski like an Olympian, drink like a connoisseur, feast like a king, and sleep like a log!  The special offer includes access to local ski hills, a private wine tasting, dinners at one of the Okanagan’s best…