Our #FavouriteThings Gift Suggestions – The Okanagan Table Cookbook by Chef Rod Butters

  With special thanks to Chef Rod Butters who has kindly provided a selection of his restaurant’s favourite recipes that are featured in his Cookbook The Okanagan Table. Highly in demand and another of our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions.   Braised Beets and Crumbled Chèvre   serves 4 Whether slow roasted in an oven to…

GOLD RUSH: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR CHEF ALEX CHEN WINS HIS SECOND GOLD MEDAL PLATES TITLE AT THE 2017 REGIONALS IN VICTORIA

  Previous Champion Returns to Top of Podium at 12th Annual Prestigious Chef Competition, Earns Right to Represent BC at the Canadian Culinary Championships in Kelowna, February 2 to 3, 2018   Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Executive Chef Alex Chen claimed the crown for the second time at the annual Gold Medal Plates culinary competition in…

Joinery Squamish Offers Fresh, Local Cuisine

  There’s an exciting new addition to the culinary scene in Squamish.  Joinery is pleased to announce it opened its doors on September 15, 2017.   The restaurant is the newest initiative from the owners of Squamish’s Cloudburst Café and The Locavore food truck.  The Locavore quickly became a neighbourhood favourite, as well as a…

Italian Master Class Series Fall Session – Culture of Italian Cuisine from North to South

  I was fortunate to have been invited to attend the first of five Italian Master Class Series Fall Session Culture of Italian Cuisine from North to South courtesy of The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada – West. With thanks to Chef Giovanni for the comprehensive detail of the evening.   CHEFS CHEF GIOVANNI TRIGONA AND LADY…

FARMER’S APPRENTICE AND OSTERIA SAVIO VOLPE TO CO-HOST LATE SUMMER HARVEST DINNER AT SALT SPRING ISLAND’S FOXGLOVE FARM, SEPTEMBER 30

    Chefs David Gunawan and Mark Perrier Prepare Family-Style Dinner, Share Stage with Noted Author and Organic Farming Pioneer Michael Ableman   Two award-winning Vancouver restaurants will join forces to spotlight one of their favourite farm-to-table suppliers when Farmer’s Apprentice Chef/Owner David Gunawan and Osteria Savio Volpe Chef/Co-owner Mark Perrier host a Late Summer Harvest Dinner…

Put on Your Chef’s Hat and Learn with H2 Rotisserie & Bar’s Culinary Classes

  H2 Rotisserie & Bar welcomes fall with the launch of its culinary classes to help guests and Vancouver locals get crafty in the kitchen. These sessions are designed for both beginners and savvy home cooks looking to expand their repertoires with H2 chefs’ favourite contemporary and traditional dishes. Led by Executive Chef Kamal Silva,…

CUCINA ITALIANA – Italian Master Class Series

  Fall session, September – October 2017    Come and join Master Chefs from Italy with their expertise and craft, weaving together cultural, history, tradition, and of course… FOOD! Within the project “Extraordinary Italian Taste” the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada – West in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, Assocamerestero and…