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…

L’Abattoir Welcomes New General Manager

  Ricardo Ferreira joins Gastown’s stellar restaurant team   Gastown’s renowned French-inspired eatery, L’Abattoir, is thrilled to welcome Ricardo Ferreira as the new general manager to lead the restaurant. In Ricardo’s new role, he will ensure the restaurant’s day-to-day operations run without a hitch, and is eager to assist the venerated Gastown eatery build its bank of accomplishments by…

Vancouver Foodster Sangria Challenge Award Winners 

The  Vancouver Foodster Sangria Challenge was a huge success featuring 9 sangria creations from restaurants around Vancouver, North Vancouver, Richmond and Langley. Each restaurant featured their sangria creation from July 9-30, 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 with a rigorous…

Mike B Riesling: The Latest from Okanagan Crush Pad

Each year at the Vancouver International Wine Festival, the Sommelier of the Year is announced. Past winners have included, Kurtis Kolt (2010) Kurtis Kolt Semillon, Owen Knowlton (2011), Terry Threlfall (2012), Samantha Rahn (2013) Samantha Syrah, Mike Bernardo (2014) and Jason Yamasaki (2015). A part of this award includes participating in the Okanagan Crush Pad’s…

Avocado Showdown in Vancouver

Tuesday night I had the pleasure of participating in the Avocado Showdown in Vancouver held at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. The goal for the competitors was to create a dish to showcase the delicious versatility of avocados. Specifically, avocados from Mexico, as they make up approximately 80% of the avocados sold in Canada. Attended…