AnnaLena Holiday News 

     Holiday Menus, Parties, Catering and Team Member Updates   After a bustling summer season, the team at Kitsilano’s popular AnnaLena restaurant gears up for entertaining during the festive holiday season. New this year is a family-style holiday tasting menu, restaurant buy-outs, private catering  and a sparkly New Year’s Eve tasting menu.   Family-Style Tasting Menu  …

DINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL EVENT TICKETS ON SALE NOW

  A New Crop of Culinary Events Announced for 2018 Festival   Get your stretchy pants ready! Dine Out Vancouver Festival’s event tickets are on sale now. In addition to prix fixe menus at hundreds of restaurants across the city, foodies can choose from over 35 unique culinary events happening between January 19 and February…

#TasteofThursday Chefs Jackson and DeSouza Table-Side Tuna Ceviche recipe

  This is the third in the series of recipes from the spectacular  – Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine and Food Experience event held August 25, 2017. This week we are excited to share the recipe for Table-Side Tuna Ceviche from Chefs John Jackson and Connie DeSouza of Charcut, charbar and Alley Burger, the Second…

It’s the sauce that counts: Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria and Mealshare partner to fight youth hunger with sale of Campania Tomato Sauce jars

  For every jar of hand-milled Campania Tomato Sauce sold throughout the holiday season, one meal will be provided to a Canadian youth in need   Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria’s famous hand-milled Campania Tomato Sauce is back for the holiday season. For the fifth year in a row, Famoso will sell its authentic Campania Tomato Sauce…

DINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL IS COOKING UP A TASTY LINEUP FOR 2018

Canada’s largest food and drink festival returns January 19 to February 4 Dine Out Vancouver Festival returns in 2018 with a mouth-watering lineup of special menus, culinary events and travel perks for its 16th year. Locals and visitors alike can look forward to a citywide celebration of feasting and fun at Canada’s largest food and…

FARMER’S APPRENTICE WELCOMES KINOME JAPANESE KITCHEN FOR SECOND COLLABORATIVE DINNER OF 2017

  Chefs Gunawan and Matarai Join Forces to Host a Six-Course Dinner with Sake, Wine Pairings on November 20   Farmer’s Apprentice Chef/Owner David Gunawan and Chef/Owner Ryoma Matarai of Kitsilano restaurant Kinome Japanese Kitchen will combine their culinary talents for a special collaborative dinner at the award-winning South Granville dining room on Monday, November 20…

Culinary Star Power Arrives at Four Seasons Whistler for Cornucopia Wine and Food Celebration

  Four Seasons’ restaurant, SIDECUT Modern Steak, is bringing a world of talent to Whistler Village for the celebration of food and wine this November. Some of the most influential talent in the culinary world will be teaming up with Executive Chef Eren Guryel and the SIDECUT team to offer guests delicious and delightful experiences.   An Evening with…

“TALKING TURKEY” DAY 2017 AT TULALIP RESORT CASINO

  Thanksgiving Madness is on Throughout the Resort   Thanksgiving Day celebrations are bountiful this year for the entire family at Tulalip Resort Casino. The acclaimed culinary team at Tulalip are cooking up their annual turkey day madness for November 23. Below are highlights of the featured feasts from around the Resort with a choice…

Starbucks introduces NEW Holiday Beverage!

  The holidays are always better with a hot beverage filled with the delicious, sweet flavours of the season! This year Starbucks is adding the Toasted White Chocolate Mocha (embargoed 11/9) to its beloved holiday drink menu. An instant holiday classic, this beverage features Starbucks new Toasted White Chocolate Mocha sauce, signature espresso and steamed milk, topped with…

CheckMate’s Merlot Launch Dinner and Open House

  Join our talented Winemaker, Phil McGahan for a delicious farm to table dinner in our unique tasting room, The Installation, Saturday, November 18, 2017.  Experience our newly released Merlot vintage, paired with a four course dinner, prepared by locally acclaimed Chef, Chris Van Hooydonk of Backyard Farm.  Seating is extremely limited, so reserve early…

Cherish the Charm, Taste the Tradition at the 8th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market

  Treasured Holiday Event Returns to Expansive Seaside Site with More Than 55,000 Square Feet of German Jubilation   The city’s signature yuletide celebration returns to its expansive seaside home, November 22 – December 24, 2017 at Jack Poole Plaza (at the Olympic Cauldron) offering its largest, authentic German festivities to date. The cherished holiday…

GOLD RUSH: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR CHEF ALEX CHEN WINS HIS SECOND GOLD MEDAL PLATES TITLE AT THE 2017 REGIONALS IN VICTORIA

  Previous Champion Returns to Top of Podium at 12th Annual Prestigious Chef Competition, Earns Right to Represent BC at the Canadian Culinary Championships in Kelowna, February 2 to 3, 2018   Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Executive Chef Alex Chen claimed the crown for the second time at the annual Gold Medal Plates culinary competition in…

CANDYTOWN CASTS ITS MAGIC OVER YALETOWN THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

  Vancouver’s only free outdoor Christmas event rings in the season with candy, crafts and all-ages festivities   Santa and the elves are busily sprinkling magic dust over Yaletown, transforming the neighbourhood into an enchanted land filled with palate-popping treats, Yuletide music and cozy carriage rides. That’s right: CandyTown is here again, and with it…

The Christmas Store at Potter’s Now Open for the Season

  South Surrey’s Christmas Store at Potter’s is Western Canada’s largest Christmas store   Come one, come all, to the House of the Holiday Spirit – The Christmas Store at Potter’s. Western Canada’s largest and most fantastically festive Christmas store opens today, November 1, and keeps the fun going until December 24. Potter’s Nurseries and…

Joyeux Noël from Mon Paris Pâtisserie

  Enjoy traditional seasonal treats for the holidays thanks to Metrotown’s acclaimed French bakery   Mon Paris Pâtisserie is pleased to celebrate its first Noël with a selection of holiday pastries, cakes and confections born from centuries of France’s holiday traditions. The 1,000 square-foot boutique and café, mere steps from Metrotown, was launched in January…