Something sweet is in store at Faubourg this Valentine’s Day

Tired of the standard box of Valentine’s chocolates? Go gourmet this Valentine’s Day with handcrafted delicacies from Faubourg Paris, guaranteed to please palates and hearts alike. Known for their irresistible culinary creations, Faubourg’s expert pastry chefs have taken it upon themselves to ensure this year’s romantic revelry takes the cake.   Spoil your one-and-only with the following scrumptious goodies and watch their…

Curry Cup returns to Vancouver

Vancouver’s Curry Cup Returns Tickets Now on Sale for The Chefs’ Table Society of BC 2015 Curry Cup The News The much-awaited second annual Curry Cup competition presented by the Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia  returns as eight acclaimed BC chef teams compete for the ultimate Curry Cup Championship on March 3, 2015 at the Heritage Hall…

Vancouver’s top culinary experts to take centre stage in the first ever BC Home + Garden Show Master Series

The city’s foodie elite will heat things up on the Vancouver Magazine Cooking Stage, February 18-22, 2015 at BC Place Stadium     Foodies, take note! Vancouver’s top culinary talent, including chefs, fishmongers and the finest sommeliers, are poised to set palates ablaze at the BC Home + Garden Show, happening from February 18-22, 2015…

#Taste of Thursday recipe by Chef Alex Chen, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

Pan-Roasted Octopus with Marcona Almonds and Sherry Vinaigrette Served with Maple Butternut Squash by Alex Chen, Executive Chef, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar   Yields 6-8 servings  Sherry Vinaigrette:  3 shallots, diced 2 tbsp grainy mustard ½ tsp kosher salt 3 tbsp sherry vinegar (available at gourmet food stores) 1 tbsp honey ¼ cup olive oil 1…

EAT! VANCOUVER FOOD + COOKING FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ENHANCED PROGRAMMING FOR 2015

Canada’s premier food festival grows to week-long extravaganza featuring 35 unique culinary events, plus a three-day tasting show     The annual EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival returns for its 13th year April 26 to May 3, 2015 with an expanded content program featuring a smorgasbord of exciting new events that will showcase the city’s unique culinary culture and attract…

Dockside Restaurant prepares for a romantic waterfront Valentine’s Day 

      A spectacular waterfront location, superb food, a warm inviting room: Valentine’s Day dinner at Dockside is guaranteed to be an occasion to remember.     Located on the iconic waterfront of Granville Island, Dockside Restaurant is perfect place to celebrate occasions big and small. This Valentine’s Day is certain be extra special…

SHOW YOUR LOVE THIS FEB. 14 BY GIVING THE GIFT OF THOMAS HAAS’ SIGNATURE CREATIONS

Celebrated Chocolatier Reveals New Handcrafted Valentine’s Day Delicacies for 2015    Love is in the air — and so is the intoxicating scent of new signature Valentine’s Day creations handcrafted with heart by the talented team of chocolatiers at Thomas Haas Chocolates & Pâtisserie. Thomas Haas’ 2015 Valentine’s Day custom chocolate creations include: Love Birds: Your sweetheart is…

Taste of Thursday

Wine Recommendation Taste of Thursday Local boy, Chef Paul Moran has contributed the recipe for this week’s Taste of Thursday. Chef Paul, 2013 winner of the first annual Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship award, has traveled the world honing his culinary chops and has racked up an impressive list of awards. With this dish, I think…

Get cooking!

My dream vacation has always been to travel to Italy or France for a few weeks with the sole purpose of taking cooking lessons. I love to learn about food, I love trying new restaurants, but most of all, I love to cook. I also firmly believe that cooking for yourself is one of the…

#Taste of Thursday recipe from Chef Paul Moran

Blood pigeon smoked and roasted, beet jus and charcoal oil, polenta and salsify This incredible recipe from Chef Paul Moran was used for his application to San Pelligrino World’s Best Chef under 30 competition. It was announced on January 16, 2015 that Chef Paul will be competing against 9 other Canadian young chefs. Congratulations to Chef Paul…

Trees Coffee Celebrating 2 years in Kitsilano!

On Friday January 23, treat yourself to 1/2-price cheesecake slices at our Kitsilano coffeehouse!   We’re celebrating our 2-year anniversary of opening our location at 2655 Arbutus Street near Broadway, in the heart of Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighborhood. Get a slice of your favourite: New York, Mocha, Maple Walnut, Key Lime or any of our other classic cheesecakes in…

Bump N Grind…go for the cookies!

Yesterday I took part in Bump N Grind Cafe’s official “Grand Opening” at their new South Granville location. Although locals know Bump N Grind has been open since late December this was my first time visiting this conveniently located Cafe. Situated just off 14th Avenue on Granville Street, next door to Meinhardt’s Bump N Grind…

#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…