Exclusive Visa Infinite Wine Country Experiences Return to British Columbia

The BC Wine Institute is proud to partner again with Visa Infinite with an expanded series to create the ultimate wine touring experience for Visa Infinite cardholders.    The British Columbia Wine Institute (BCWI) has teamed up again with Visa Infinite to create the ultimate wine touring program, exclusively for Visa Infinite cardholders. This year,…

Salute! to #NegroniWeek

While Negroni Week was first presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari in 2013, I hadn’t heard about it until this year. What a great idea to celebrate one of the great classic cocktails while raising money for charitable causes around the world. “From 2013 to 2014, Negroni Week grew from more than 100 participating bars…

Chef David Gunawan to Open “Royal Dinette” in Vancouver this July!

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: CHEF DAVID GUNAWAN BRINGS FRESH, FARM-TO-TABLE DINING TO VANCOUVER’S FINANCIAL DISTRICT AT “ROYAL DINETTE” THIS JULY     New Restaurant Combines Celebrated Chef’s Focus on Spotlighting Local Farms, Ingredients with Approachability, Value   Celebrated chef and locavore disciple David Gunawan will offer Downtown Vancouver a true farm-to-table feast for the senses this July with the…

Calamari Challenge announces the winners!

I had so much fun being a Judge for the #CalamariChallengeYVR and here are the winners! The  Vancouver Foodster Calamari Challenge was a huge success featuring 7 calamari creations from restaurants around Vancouver and Richmond. Each restaurant featured their calamari creation from June 11 – July 5, 2015. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the…

SUMMER DAZE: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR BRINGS SUMMER TO A BOIL IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER WITH SUNDAY SEAFOOD BOIL SERIES

Restaurant Marks Notable First Year with Exclusive Seafood Boil Series on Wrap-Around Outdoor Patio this July, August   Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar will celebrate its first anniversary in grand style by hosting an exclusive Sunday Seafood Boil Series on its luxurious outdoor patio overlooking Burrard Street every Sunday at 6 p.m. from July 19 to…

LES DAMES SUMMERDINE – AN EVENING TO SAVOUR

ANNUAL FUNDRAISER SUPPORTS EDUCATION AND OUTREACH Mark Wednesday, August 12th on your calendar for a unique dinner party as Les Dames d’Escoffier BC Chapter presents Les Dames Summerdine – Canada’s largest concurrent dinner party unfolding on one night only at more than 30 different restaurants, wineries, cooking schools and culinary venues across the province (see attached backgrounder for full list). This year…

Red & White Provisions popping up at 337 E. Hastings for classic burgers and deli sandwiches

Run by the Big Lou’s Butcher Shop team, Red & White Provisions will be popping up at 337 E. Hastings on June 11th-12th and again from June 17th-19th offering a range of fantastic and familiar sandwiches and sides.The first week of the pop-up will be a lunch-only service–think of it as a food truck with comfortable seating and a liquor license,…

La Vie a Paris: Parisian Living in Vancouver featuring Faubourg, Joue Design and PAPYRUS

Summer is nearly upon us, and naturally, we’re daydreaming of escaping the city. We may not be privy to the hustle and bustle of L’Avenue des Champs Élysées, but thanks to Faubourg, Joue Design and PAPYRUS, we’re able to enjoy authentic Parisian living right here in Vancouver. From original watercolour throw pillows to delicate, artisanal macarons, these handcrafted, Parisian-inspired goods will transport…

Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship Foundation announces TD as Presenting Sponsor

The Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship Foundation is excited to announce TD‘s support of the Foundation’s 2015 culinary arts competition and fundraising dinners series taking place across Canada. TD, a leading provider of financial services in Canada, confirms its position as Presenting Sponsor for 2015, joining forces with other sponsors including Gordon Food Service Canada and Le Creuset Canada. “We are elated…

DAD’S DAY DINNER, COOKING CLASSES & MORE

MONDAY, MONDAY Starting in June, Wild Rice will be open on Mondays for the summer. Kick start your week with our Monday Taco and Tequila Special for only $6. Taco flavour will change every Monday.FATHER’S SPECIAL DAY Treat ol’ Dad to dinner on June 21st. We’re offering a special Prime Rib Dinner with organic AAA Prime Rib of Beef with jus, mashed potatoes…

GRAPE EXPECTATIONS: FARMER’S APPRENTICE UNVEILS FIRST NATURAL WINE BAR IN VANCOUVER WITH GRAPES & SODA 

David Gunawan and Dara Young, co-owners of acclaimed locavore restaurant Farmer’s Apprentice, have officially uncorked an exciting new venture in Grapes & Soda — a unique wine bar experience where an array of natural, organic and biodynamic wines take pride of place with seasonally inspired small plates. Now open Wednesday through Sunday from 5 to 11 p.m. as well as for private events, the 25-seat space is located next…