Sweet Seductions from L’Epicerie Gourmande for Valentine’s

VALENTINE’S MENU TEACHES LANGUAGE OF AMOUR   The French know a thing or two about romance and the fine art of seduction. They also know a lot about good food and how it can play a major role in successful wooing. Enter L’Epicerie Gourmande’s Chef David Izquierdo from Marseille, France who met his wife when they both … Read moreSweet Seductions from L’Epicerie Gourmande for Valentine’s

Valentine’s dinner for two at Wild Rice

‘Ai’ (  爱 ) Means ‘Love’ You’ll love Wild Rice’s special Valentine’s dinner for two available only on February 14th. Value -priced at $60 per couple, two Kir Royales can be added for only $10 more. This books up fast, so call for reservations now.   WILD RICE MARKET BISTRO in the River Market 810 Quayside Drive New … Read moreValentine’s dinner for two at Wild Rice

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 … Read moreSomething sweet is in store at Faubourg this Valentine’s Day

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 … Read moreCurry Cup returns to Vancouver

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

Vancouver Foodster and Dine out Vancouver Festival Brunch Crawl: Downtown

The fourth Brunch Crawl of the series, the Downtown Brunch Crawl boasted a diverse selection of eight different restaurants. From newly-opened bakeries to a taphouse under a hotel, this crawl covered everything. For this crawl, the check-in was at Kingston Taphouse and Grill. Check-in is quick and easy, you present your ticket or give your … Read moreVancouver Foodster and Dine out Vancouver Festival Brunch Crawl: Downtown

My Blood Alley Valentine at Salt Tasting Room

This Valentine’s Day, take your date to Salt Tasting Room and enjoy the My Blood Alley Valentine menu. Priced at $60.00 per person, the menu will include three courses: a starter, a tasting plate and a shared dessert for two. Allow your wine-savvy server to assist with specially selected wine pairings for an additional cost. … Read moreMy Blood Alley Valentine at Salt Tasting Room

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

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 … Read moreEAT! VANCOUVER FOOD + COOKING FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ENHANCED PROGRAMMING FOR 2015

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 … Read moreDockside Restaurant prepares for a romantic waterfront Valentine’s Day 

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

Have you made your Valentine’s Day plans yet?

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and the folks over at Bin 941 want you to know your table is waiting.     This cozy Davie Street Tapas Bar/Bistro is poised to transport you and your special someone to a romantic rendezvous. Only three seatings will be available featuring their Valentine’s Day menu. The most requested … Read moreHave you made your Valentine’s Day plans yet?

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 … Read moreTaste of Thursday

#Taste of Thursday recipe from Chef Paul Moran

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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 … Read more#Taste of Thursday recipe from Chef Paul Moran

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 … Read moreTrees Coffee Celebrating 2 years in Kitsilano!

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 … Read moreBump N Grind…go for the cookies!

Vancouver Foodster and Dine out Vancouver Festival Brunch Crawl: Gastown

Vancouver Foodster & Dine Out Vancouver Festival teamed up for a series of weekend Brunch Crawls in the different neighbourhoods around Vancouver. These Brunch Crawls take you on a journey visiting 7+ trendy restaurants with a wide variety of different brunch food ranging from classics to modern twists. The Gastown Brunch Crawl, the first of … Read moreVancouver Foodster and Dine out Vancouver Festival Brunch Crawl: Gastown

#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 … Read more#TasteofThursday adds two new top Chefs to the mix

#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 … Read more#TasteofThursday Chef Paul Moran S. Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 one of 10 Canadian semi-finalists