#FridayFavourites – My Van City suggestions

#FridayFavourites – what are you doing this weekend? My Van City suggestions. We picked some of our favourite happenings to help you make your next week a favourite! Enjoy!   SALT TASTING ROOM Gastown’s premier destination for wine, cheese and cured meat is kicking off 2016 with a bang. Following on the heels of the successful…

A CONTEMPORARY LOVE AFFAIR

CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY: A CONTEMPORARY LOVE AFFAIR FROM ROCK N’ ROLL ROMANCE TO SUBLIME DINING     Tulalip Resort Casino Offers Sweethearts Multi-Sensual Dining Options Combined with Mesmerizing Music Tulalip Resort Casino knows how to translate the feelings of love. From events like the Rock Ballad Ball featuring Guns N’ Roses and Aerosmith tribute bands; to seven award-winning…

L’Abattoir Sets the Stage for Love

Forget Cupid’s Arrow: This Valentine’s Day, L’Abattoir Sets the Stage for Love   L’Abattoir screams romance no matter what the date, but now that Cupid is flying into town the restaurant is pulling out all the stops. For lovebirds keen to impress that special someone – first date, lifelong marriage and every experience in-between –…

Dine Around 2016 at RauDZ and micro bar

RauDZ and micro offer value menus for Dine Around 2016   When Dine Around Thompson Okanagan launches later this week, two popular downtown Kelowna restaurants, RauDZ Regional Table and micro bar • bites will make their inaugural appearance in this dining experience event. Dine Around, (formerly Wine & Dine) running from January 21 – February…

SPECIAL SUNDAY DINNER – CAFÉ MEDINA

LOVE BITES: CELEBRATE “ANTI-VALENTINE’S DAY” FEB. 14 WITH A SPECIAL SUNDAY DINNER SERVICE AT CAFÉ MEDINA   Buck the Trend and Take Heart with Live Music and a Five-Course Gourmet Meal Featuring Café Medina’s Trademark Mediterranean-Inspired Cuisine   This year, flip the script on all the hearts, flowers and unmet expectations and join Café Medina to celebrate…

#TasteofThursday Oeuf en Cocotte

Oeuf en Cocotte – Chef Alex Chen Alex Chen, Executive Chef, Boulevard Kitchen &Oyster Bar   This tasty recipe is currently available on the Weekend Brunch Menu at Boulevard Kitchen   & Oyster Bar.   Yields 4 servings Ingredients: 1 chorizo sausage (dry and cured) 8 large free range eggs 1.5 lbs (approx. 9 cups)…

TACOFINO CELEBRATES FIRST YEAR

TACOVERSARY: TACOFINO CELEBRATES FIRST YEAR IN GASTOWN BY GIVING BACK TO BOTH CUSTOMERS AND LOCAL COMMUNITY Tacofino to Donate Proceeds of Half-Price Fish Tacos Sold on Jan. 30 to Potluck Café Society   Tacofino is marking the first anniversary of its flagship Gastown location by serving up a celebratory special to its loyal customers that will also raise…

‘Italian Gas Station Experiment’

Salt Tasting Room Launches ‘Italian Gas Station Experiment’ European treats offered with wine are no greasy roadside fare   Gastown’s premier destination for wine, cheese and cured meat is kicking off 2016 with a bang. Following on the heels of the successful San Sebastian Experiment, Salt Tasting Room is travelling to Italy this time, stopping at…

ROYAL DINETTE VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER

A ROYAL AFFAIR: ROYAL DINETTE OPENS ITS DOORS FEB. 14 TO HOST EXCLUSIVE SUNDAY DINNER SERVICE ON VALENTINE’S DAY   Set the Mood for a Special Evening with a Romantic Multi-Course Farm-to-table Feast This Valentine’s Day, Royal Dinette will play cupid in a truly gourmet fashion, when it opens its doors on a Sunday to host a…

Hopcott Meats’ New Look

Hopcott Meats, a third generation, family run and operated farm and farm-to-table store     It is fair to say that unless you live in the Tri Cities, Pitt Meadows or Maple Ridge, you’ve probably never heard of Hopcott Meats, a third generation, family run and operated farm and farm-to-table store on Old Dewdney Trunk…

#TasteofThursday recipe – Chef Faizal Kassam

Buffalo Mozzarella – roasted eggplant, butternut squash, pomegranates and mint recipe from Chef Faizal Kassam, Cibo Trattoria    Eggplant puree: 2 large eggplants 3 cloves garlic, sliced 4 sprigs fresh thyme ½ cup olive oil Chianti vinegar to taste   Method: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Split the eggplants in half lengthwise. Score the…

Boulevard Special Valentine’s Dinner Menu

BE OUR VALENTINE: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR PLAYS CUPID THIS VALENTINE’S DAY WITH EXCLUSIVE DINNER SERVICE   Four-Course ‘Yours & Mine’ Menu Includes Complimentary Box of Handmade Petits Fours   Love is in the air at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar on Sunday, Feb. 14 as the restaurant trades in their regular à la carte dinner…

Noodle Mania 2016

This past week my husband and I took part in Noodle Mania, presented by Tasting Plates and Vancouver Foodster. Now it’s it’s third year, the event took us on a tour of 6 different restaurants throughout the city, each offering a taste of their own “noodle-inspired” dish. The event kicked off when we picked up…

Street Food City Returns to Dine Out

Street Food City Returns to Dine Out Vancouver Festival Popular street food pod dishes out daily specials January 16 – 24, 2016   Now in its fifth year, Street Food City, Vancouver’s week-long annual “food truck pod,” returns January 16 to 24, as part of Dine Out Vancouver Festival. Presented by Tourism Vancouver, StreetFood Vancouver Society…

SUPERHEROES AND ONE SWANKY DINNER: 

IT’S NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT AT UVA WINE & COCKTAIL BAR AND CIBO TRATTORIA    Whether you want to don a cape and spend the night in a real-life Gotham City or savour a decadent dinner inspired by the flavours of Italy, UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar and Cibo Trattoria have…

Beach Bay Café – Chef Felix Zhou

FELIX ZHOU APPOINTED EXECUTIVE CHEF AT BEACH BAY CAFÉ AND PATIO   Beach Bay Café and Patio is amping up its West Coast cool with the appointment of Felix Zhou as executive chef. Felix joins the spacious beachside restaurant with a seasoned resume that spans Vancouver (West Restaurant, MARKET by Jean-Georges, The Parker and, most…