#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…

Vancouver Foodster presents the Chili Challenge

This is our first Chili Challenge featuring 11 restaurants and cafes in Vancouver, Burnaby, North Vancouver, Coquitlam, New Westminster and Langley, that runs from January 8-31, 2015. Participating restaurants and delis are showcasing Chili creations that were created just for this challenge and all will be offered in all of these establishments during the challenge…

Celebrate the New Year with Faubourg Paris

Happy New Year! The holidays have come and gone and for many of us, it’s back to work. If the thought of another long afternoon in the office is bringing you down, treat yourself to a fine French selection from Faubourg Paris. From tempting pastries to mouthwatering macarons, Faubourg has it all to celebrate 2015 in…

The VANCOUVER HOT CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL  Returns for its 5th Year! January 17 – February 14, 2015

It may not be the biggest event, but it very well could be the happiest. Once again, it’s that time of year when our city’s best chocolatiers, pastry shops, bakeries, gelato and ice cream shops draw on their talent and imagination to create the Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival. You can find everything here:  www.cityfood.com/hotchocolate/ but…

2015 Dine Out Vancouver Festival reveals record breaking 277 participating restaurants

ON YOUR MARKS, GET SET, EAT! RESTAURANT BOOKINGS OPEN FOR THE 2015 DINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL Ladies and gentlemen, start your palates: beginning tomorrow the list of restaurants taking part in Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2015 will be revealed and their menus posted on www.dineoutvancouver.com. Tourism Vancouver’s advice? Book early! Reservations at top restaurants go…