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…

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…

Style meets substance for La Pentola’s fabulous new look for fall 

  Local art and new seasonal menus celebrate restaurant refresh at Yaletown’s OPUS Hotel Locals and visitors alike are falling in love with La Pentola’s new artistic addition to the Yaletown restaurant’s exterior wall. La Pentola restaurant, situated in the heart of OPUS Hotel, unveils its new logo and menus with a fun and funky…

Our approach to learning is experiential!

ICCBC introduces the “Scuola del Vino” – The first Italian Wine School in Vancouver   We emphasize tasting a diverse range of wines, guided by wine professional Tyler Dawson, who provides his unique on-the-ground perspectives within historical, cultural and cuisine contexts. Our approach to learning is experiential!   All classes will be held at Sciué Italian…

Embracing the Summer of Spritz

Summer is fleeting so when the sun is sizzling my skin and I’m wiping the sweat from my brow rather than complain I’m open to cooling suggestions. One welcome recommendation this year comes from the iconic Italian aperitif Aperol in the form of its Aperol Spritz cocktail. Festive with its bright orange colour, the Aperol…

La Pentola della Quercia

  Awarded the Silver medal for Best New Restaurant 2013  by Vancouver magazine, La Pentola della Quercia delivers a glorious performance with their Dine Out Vancouver Festival menu.  Chef Lucais Syme hits all the marks with his northern Italian inspired menu, highlighting the diversity of farm to table ingredients that discerning Vancouver diners have come to…