Look Who’s Cooking for #Taste of Thursday

Since we first announced that MyVanCity.ca was introducing a weekly feature “Taste of Thursday” we have randomly published the recipes of the terrific Chefs of British Columbia. We think it’s time we set out a schedule and starting with Thursday, January 29 your favourite Chefs will be featured alphabetically by first name. We would like to re-introduce you to…

#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…

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…

#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…

#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…

Chef Rob Feenie joins #Taste of Thursday top chefs

Chef Rob Feenie, Executive Chef, Cactus Restaurants Ltd.   The driving culinary force behind Cactus Restaurants Ltd., the award-winning collection of 26 casual fine dining restaurants in BC, Alberta and Saskatoon, Rob Feenie is also one of Canada’s most recognized and celebrated chefs. At Cactus Restaurants Ltd., Chef Feenie leads the culinary team, blending his…

#TasteofThursday Wine Pairing from Ron Wilson

From the award winning Burrowing Owl winery comes their second label Calliope. This B.C. viognier would be a great match for the rich and delicious flavours of this chowder. Fishhook Chowder Recipe   Price: $14.00 Available: Swirl wines in Yaletown and White Rock Price: $16.00 Available: Village VQA wine stores in Dunbar and Kitsilano    …