SHOW YOUR LOVE THIS FEB. 14 BY GIVING THE GIFT OF THOMAS HAAS’ SIGNATURE CREATIONS

Celebrated Chocolatier Reveals New Handcrafted Valentine’s Day Delicacies for 2015    Love is in the air — and so is the intoxicating scent of new signature Valentine’s Day creations handcrafted with heart by the talented team of chocolatiers at Thomas Haas Chocolates & Pâtisserie. Thomas Haas’ 2015 Valentine’s Day custom chocolate creations include: Love Birds: Your sweetheart is…

Taste of Thursday

Wine Recommendation Taste of Thursday Local boy, Chef Paul Moran has contributed the recipe for this week’s Taste of Thursday. Chef Paul, 2013 winner of the first annual Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship award, has traveled the world honing his culinary chops and has racked up an impressive list of awards. With this dish, I think…

Get cooking!

My dream vacation has always been to travel to Italy or France for a few weeks with the sole purpose of taking cooking lessons. I love to learn about food, I love trying new restaurants, but most of all, I love to cook. I also firmly believe that cooking for yourself is one of the…

#Taste of Thursday recipe from Chef Paul Moran

Blood pigeon smoked and roasted, beet jus and charcoal oil, polenta and salsify This incredible recipe from Chef Paul Moran was used for his application to San Pelligrino World’s Best Chef under 30 competition. It was announced on January 16, 2015 that Chef Paul will be competing against 9 other Canadian young chefs. Congratulations to Chef Paul…

Trees Coffee Celebrating 2 years in Kitsilano!

On Friday January 23, treat yourself to 1/2-price cheesecake slices at our Kitsilano coffeehouse!   We’re celebrating our 2-year anniversary of opening our location at 2655 Arbutus Street near Broadway, in the heart of Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighborhood. Get a slice of your favourite: New York, Mocha, Maple Walnut, Key Lime or any of our other classic cheesecakes in…

Bump N Grind…go for the cookies!

Yesterday I took part in Bump N Grind Cafe’s official “Grand Opening” at their new South Granville location. Although locals know Bump N Grind has been open since late December this was my first time visiting this conveniently located Cafe. Situated just off 14th Avenue on Granville Street, next door to Meinhardt’s Bump N Grind…

#TasteofThursday adds two new top Chefs to the mix

MyVanCity and #TasteofThursday are pleased to introduce two new top Chefs. We are looking forward to their recipes.   Jean-Francis Quaglia   Chef/Owner A native of Marseille, France, Jean-Francis comes naturally to the culinary world as his mother is acclaimed Chef Suzanne Quaglia of Marseille’s famed Le Patalain and one of the very first female…

#TasteofThursday Chef Paul Moran S. Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 one of 10 Canadian semi-finalists

MyVanCity would like to congratulate #TasteofThursday Chef Paul Moran for qualifying to compete in the S. Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 first selection of finalists for the 20 world areas. Chef Paul will compete against 9 other Canadian Young Chefs. This coming Thursday (January 22) MyVanCity will publish Chef Paul’s qualifying recipe on our #TasteofThursday feature.   Chef…

Lunar New Year Seasonal releases

The Year of the Ram celebration is fast approaching, so we share a few ideas that would make appropriate gifting and entertaining items: two very special wine labels, and two seasonal confections!   Wine For Your Table The second release of Summerland’s Haywire Lunar New Year Red and White wines is here! After selling out…

50 CHEFS, ONE SOUP. THAT’S THE PLAN, ANYWAY.

Dine Out Vancouver Festival kicks off on Friday with Chef Soup Experiment Do too many cooks spoil the broth? This Friday, Dine Out Vancouver Festival organizers are testing that theory by inviting local chefs (more than 50 are expected) to gather at Granville Island in the early morning for the second annual Chef Soup Experiment. The chefs will each bring one ingredient…

Dine in for Dine Out with L’Epicerie Gourmande

Dine In for Dine Out with French Gourmet from L’Epicerie Gourmande   It’s that time of year again when Vancouver celebrates all things culinary with the annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival running January 16 – February 1 and featuring  value-priced three-course menus at many of the city’s finest restaurants. Several were booked up within minutes of…

Parksville hosts the 7th annual Parksville Uncorked Wine & Food Festival, February 19 – 22, 2015

Parksville will play host to a unique celebration of B.C. wine, beer and food during the annual Parksville Uncorked Wine & Food Festival set to take place February 19 through 22, 2015.   Going into its seventh successful year, Parksville Uncorked hosted by The Beach Club Resort and Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, has grown to…

TACOFINO’S NEW GASTOWN “TACO BAR” UNVEILS MENU OPENS FOR DINNER SERVICE TONIGHT JAN 9

Flagship Location Serves Up Tacofino’s Trademark Mexican-inspired Fare in New Restaurant Featuring Separate Take-Out Counter, Bar and Patio   The New Year sees another new member added to the flourishing Tacofino family, as the celebrated West Coast brand of fresh, Mexican-inspired cuisine officially opens the doors of its flagship Taco Bar tonight. Located in a fully restored…