Vancouver Foodster Sundae Challenge Award Winners   

The Vancouver Foodster Sundae Challenge was a huge success featuring 4 sundae creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their sundae creation from August 5-29, 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 with a rigorous process based on taste,…

Garagiste North: The Small Guys Wine Festival

Announces September Festival & Receives International Attention GARAGISTE – (gar-ah-jeest) noun, Fr. : The garagiste originally refers to a group of winemakers in the Bordeaux region of France, producing “vins de garage” or “garage wine”. They were renegade small-lot winemakers, sometimes working in their garage, who refused to follow industry laws and protocol. synonyms: Rebels,…

Wine Recommendation – Heirloom Tomato and Nectarine Salad with Grilled Prawns and Basil Oil

When I read Chef Jean-Francis Quaglia’s recipe for Heirloom Tomato and Nectarine Salad with Grilled Prawns and Basil Oil, my mouth watered. Sounds delicious doesn’t it? Drop into Provence Marinaside, at 1177 Marinaside Crescent (at the foot of Davie Street) and give it a try. For a salad, I’d opt for a light white fruity…

Introducing Osteria Savio Volpe

Lively Italian taverna opens its doors to Vancouver’s Fraserhood   Residents of Vancouver’s flourishing Fraserhood will soon have a bustling new tavern to satisfy their hunger for classic country Italian fare. Osteria Savio Volpe, the latest venture from three of the city’s renowned restaurant pros, will throw open its doors to the neighbourhood in early October…

CHEFMEETSBCGRAPE Signature Tasting Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 7 PM

Arts Club Theatre Company and Wines of British Columbia present  CHEFMEETSBCGRAPE Signature Tasting   The Arts Club and Wines of British Columbia will host the 11th annual ChefmeetsBCGrape Signature Tasting on September 16 at the Vancouver Convention Centre East. Up to 90 BC VQA wineries will pour in excess of 350 wines at this fun…

Tasting Plates YVR: Commercial Drive

  As the hot August sun shined down and we waited in line to enter Fredrico’s Supper Club for another Tasting Plates YVR, you cannot help but notice the fresh fruits next door and the characters that walk along the street. Commercial Drive is a neighbourhood of character, diversity, and a “judge all you want”…

L’Epicerie Gourmande Introduces Limited-Edition Macarons

Mmm mmm macarons. Who doesn’t adore the French cookie that has taken Vancouver by storm with many bakeries and patisseries featuring this delicate meringue confection.  French Gourmet shop L’Epicerie Gourmande is well- known for its specialty macarons that have been created to celebrate occasions such as Mother’s Day and Canada Day.   In addition to its…

Coastal Invasion: JoieFarm and Wolf in the Fog Collaborative BBQ

September 12, 2015 | 5pm-8pm | at JoieFarm Winery     Spit, smoker, and fire! Hosted at JoieFarm’s Farmhouse Tasting Room, Chef Nick Nutty of Wolf in the Fog works alongside JoieFarm’s resident chefs, Chef Benz Henrikson, and winemaker and owner, Heidi Noble, for a sumptuous smokey spread to celebrate our first tasting room season and  harvest! Suckling pigs, lamb, and brisket…

LES DAMES SUMMERDINE A SUCCESS ON EVERY LEVEL

What do you get when more than 170 people gather at more than 30 restaurants across the province all on one night? You get a fabulously successful fundraiser that was a lot of fun and Canada’s largest concurrent dinner party. This past Wednesday (August 12th), Les Dames’ d’Escoffier BC Chapter held its annual Summerdine to raise funds for its scholarship and outreach…

The Gillnetter Pub

What better way to spend a sunny afternoon then having lunch with friends on a patio overlooking the water. The Gillnetter Pub, right off the Mary Hill bypass in Port Coquitlam, sits along the bank of the Pitt River just where it meets the Fraser. This is a popular place – especially the deck on…

Pan Fried Chicken recipe #TasteofThursday Chef Alvin Pillay of Edible Canada

PAN FRIED CHICKEN SERVED WITH FINGERLING POTATO SALAD & FRESH OKANAGAN PEACHES   SERVES 4 CHICKEN & OVERNIGHT MARINADE: 8 PIECES BONE IN, SKIN ON CHICKEN, (THIGHS & DRUMSTICKS) 500 ML BUTTERMILK T/T KOSHER SALT T/T FRESHLY GROUND BLACK PEPPER   CHICKEN FRYING DREDGE (THOROUGHLY COMBINE TOGETHER ALL THE FOLLOWING INGREDIENTS) : 3 C RICE FLOUR…

UBC Campus Welcomes Perch Restaurant This Fall

Innovation and sustainability leads at Perch opening   Opening in September 2015, Perch Restaurant (The Nest, 4th Floor, 6133 University Boulevard) will elevate the level of dining available to students and visitors to the UBC Campus. Featuring an inspired yet affordable menu sourced from local and sustainable ingredients, and offering panoramic views of the campus…

Okanagan Feast of Fields – The Culinary Event of the Summer is Weeks Away

Described as a wandering harvest festival, FarmFolk CityFolk’s Okanagan Feast of Fields is the culinary event of the summer season.  With almost 60 restaurants, wineries, distilleries and breweries scattered over the property of our host farm, Meadow Vista Artisan Farm Winery in southeast Kelowna, guests are free to wander, taste, sip and enjoy the experience…