Vancouver’s Sustenance Festival October 13-25,

Vancouver’s Sustenance Festival Brings Communities Together October 13-25, 2015 Art, Culture, Food and Sustainability – As We Are, Together     From October 13 until October 25, 2015 Vancouver’s Sustenance Festival focuses on making connections in your communities through a series of events focused on food preservation, gardening,  and the right to food. This festival is…

Celebration of Le Vieux Pin 10th Vintage

 Pairing Le Vieux Pin Elegant Wines with Savoury German Cuisine    Vancouver’s Bauhaus Restaurant is teaming up with the Okanagan’s Le Vieux Pin for a New World twist on two seminal European culinary cultures.    On Tuesday, October 27 2015, Bauhaus will host a five-course dinner.  Guests will enjoy premium bottles from Le Vieux Pin,…

Gastown Eatery Continues Free Tapas

Salt Tasting Room Extends San Sebastián Experiment    Gastown Eatery Continues Free Tapas Event Due to Popular Demand   Vancouver tapas lovers rejoice! Salt Tasting Room is prolonging its latest sampling event to serve up savoury sharing plates for another month. Due to overwhelming popularity, Gastown’s premier wine bar has extended the San Sebastián Experiment, just in…

Chef Jack Chen @RoyalDinette Grain Wheat Berry salad recipe for #TasteofThursday

GRAIN Wheat Berries, Dried Blueberries, Goat Feta, Mustard Greens, Sunflower Seeds   Yields 2-3 servings RECIPE Ingredients: 2 cups cooked wheat berries* ½ cup fresh blueberries ½ cup dried blueberries* 1 cup goat feta ¼ cup chopped tarragon Salt and pepper Lemon vinaigrette* ½ cup sunflower seed tahini* Mustard Greens 3 tbsp sunflower seeds, toasted…

Vancouver Foodster Stacked Sandwich Challenge

Vancouver Foodster Stacked Sandwich Challenge Award Winners The Vancouver Foodster Stacked Sandwich Challenge was a huge success featuring creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their stacked sandwich creation from September 10-30, 2015. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation…

Our approach to learning is experiential!

ICCBC introduces the “Scuola del Vino” – The first Italian Wine School in Vancouver   We emphasize tasting a diverse range of wines, guided by wine professional Tyler Dawson, who provides his unique on-the-ground perspectives within historical, cultural and cuisine contexts. Our approach to learning is experiential!   All classes will be held at Sciué Italian…

Meet the Chefs of Vancouver Home + Design Show + GIVEAWAY

One of the Chefs appearing at the Vancouver Home + Design Show Calgary-born Chef Geoff Rogers first entered the restaurant industry as an expediter and quickly crossed into the kitchen, where his work ethic helped him rise rapidly through the ranks. This hands-on, trial-by-fire education was invaluable experience that would carry him to notable Calgary…

  Vancouver Farmers Markets Celebrate the Harvest

 RIPE 2015  A bountiful harvest celebration brings chefs together with local farmers, winemakers, and craft beverage producers to raise funds for Vancouver Farmers Markets.      Vancouver Farmers Markets, the non-profit organizer of nine weekly farmers markets in the city, is partnering with top farm-to-table chefs and a selection of local farms and producers to…

Meet the Chefs at Vancouver Home + Design Show – GIVEAWAY

With more than 18 years of experience in creating local, sustainable fare for some of Canada’s most celebrated establishments, Chef Jonathan Chovancek is a virtuoso of preparation and presentation. The chef/host of CBC TV’s 2011 documentary Village on a Diet, which was watched by more than a million people coast to coast, Jonathan has also contributed…

Farm to Table in the Fraser Valley

Have you ever wondered where your food comes from or how it’s produced? How does that pork roast get on your plate? Who raises the pigs? What kind of life do they have? Living in the city, it’s not commonplace to see farm animals grazing through grassy fields, but drive out into the Fraser Valley…

CHEF VIJ KICKS OFF OCTOBER COOKING CLASSES

EARTHBITES SCHOOL FOOD AND NUTRITION PROGRAM   Chef Vikram Vij of Vij’s has joined Vancouver’s top chefs in their quest to teach a series of adult cooking classes to raise funds for EarthBites, a local non-profit initiative that teaches children how to grow and cook their own food.   Chef Vikram Vij (Vij’s Restaurant) kicks…

Locavore Chef David Gunawan Royal Dinette

#NOFOODWASTED: ACCLAIMED LOCAVORE CHEF DAVID GUNAWAN AIMS TO TRANSFORM FOOD WASTE, PERCEPTIONS WITH “UGLY DUCKLING” DINNERS   Five-Course Menu Calls Attention to Sustainability Issues, “Trash Cooking” Concept by Showcasing Dishes Featuring Usually Overlooked, Often Discarded Offcuts and Outcasts   Royal Dinette Chef/Owner David Gunawan’s waste-not, want-not culinary values come into focus this fall with a duo of…