Il Veneto in un Bicchiere wine tasting event

At the end of December I had an opportunity to attend a wine tasting lunch at Via Tevere hosted by Sommelier Mireille Sauvé founder of The Wine Umbrella. It was a delightful afternoon that found me, a wine novice, mixing with wine enthusiasts, restaurant sommeliers and expert wine reviewers. So you will notice there are no tasting … Read moreIl Veneto in un Bicchiere wine tasting event

Indulge this holiday season with Faubourg Paris

With the countdown to Christmas in full swing, it’s time to treat yourself and your loved ones to Faubourg Paris‘ divine collection of festive delicacies. From sweet hostess treats to scrumptious stocking stuffers, there’s every reason to indulge this holiday season.   A classic French Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a traditional Bûche de Noël … Read moreIndulge this holiday season with Faubourg Paris

Weekend at Taste of Tulalip

Recently I attended Taste of Tulalip for the first time. Wow, it was everything I had heard and more. We just had the most fun. Although I don’t think “wow” quite covers it. The event hosts, Norma and Allan, did just a fabulous job coordinating everything and the hotel staff were so efficient we felt … Read moreWeekend at Taste of Tulalip

Thanks Marc Smith #30 Days of Kindness

When Marc Smith asked me to be a part of his #30 Days of Kindness I was very flattered. Then I was a bit terrified. What could I do? I am one person running a website that makes zero dollars, is in fact not meant to make money.  I derive no salary from my website, … Read moreThanks Marc Smith #30 Days of Kindness

The Ultimate Dining Experience at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

  Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar is an experience in dining like no other. The unique and elegant space is welcoming without even a hint of pretension. I felt comfortable from the moment we arrived and throughout the evening as the ebb and flow of a relatively fast paced environment swirled around us. The space … Read moreThe Ultimate Dining Experience at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

Announcing the launch of “Taste of Thursday”

MyVanCity.ca is very pleased to announce our new weekly feature “Taste of Thursday”. We have recruited some great BC Chefs who will provide us with unique recipes to share with our readers. Whether you’re a gourmand or a gourmet you are going to enjoy this new weekly feature. Each week a different chef will publish … Read moreAnnouncing the launch of “Taste of Thursday”

IMPROMPTU OKANAGAN EXCURSION – part deux

With Wine Tourism Day coming up on November 8 it seems timely to complete my list of places to visit in the Okanagan. I actually travelled to the Okanagan on two occasions this past September. Neither trip was planned in advance yet we managed to pack in a lot in just a few days. I … Read moreIMPROMPTU OKANAGAN EXCURSION – part deux

Earls Fall Menu launch @LOFTatEarls Yaletown

  As we head into the Fall season our friends at Earls are hard at work testing dishes that are sure to delight. Just the other night I attended a media preview of what is to come and believe me you won’t be disappointed. We met for a meet and greet in the Earls Yaletown … Read moreEarls Fall Menu launch @LOFTatEarls Yaletown

Taste of YALETOWN – October 16 – 30

  Last week I had an opportunity to join other members of the local media for a test run of Taste of Yaletown. Celebrating their 10th anniversary this year’s Taste of Yaletown will be the best yet. Media were divided into smaller groups and each group sampled a selection of participating restaurants. Our first stop was … Read moreTaste of YALETOWN – October 16 – 30