Wild Sweets launch “The Atelier” for the Holidays

Celebrated Chocolate-Makers and Authors     By demand, Wild Sweets opens their door to the public By popular demand and in time for the holidays, the international award-winning food and chocolate artists, pastry chefs and authors, Dominique and Cindy Duby of Wild Sweets, open The Atelier, a pop-up boutique in Richmond, BC, open Saturdays from 10:00 … Read moreWild Sweets launch “The Atelier” for the Holidays

Hawksworth Restaurant Group to open a second restaurant

Chef David Hawksworth Reveals Location Of Second Downtown Vancouver Restaurant  Due To Open Late 2015 After much speculation and anticipation the location of Chef David Hawksworth’s new restaurant, opening in downtown Vancouver, can finally be announced. Hawksworth Restaurant Group’s new venture will take centre stage on the ground and mezzanine level of Oxford Property Group’s … Read moreHawksworth Restaurant Group to open a second restaurant

From Macarons to Bûche de Noël Soirette is THE Place

Oh my I knew there was a reason I love, love, love this time of year. These look absolutely fabulous. Can’t wait to bite into one, or maybe, who am I kidding, more than one! This holiday season, the pastry team at Soirette has prepared a wonderful assortment of festive treats for you to enjoy … Read moreFrom Macarons to Bûche de Noël Soirette is THE Place

Give the gift of chic home accents from MOE’S Home Collection

Feeling the stress of the upcoming season? Steer clear of holiday hiccups with MOE’S Home Collection and its stylish selection of gift-worthy items for every dweller – and dwelling –­ on your list. Whether shopping for the consummate host, the grounded homebody or fun-loving foodie, look no further for an assortment of gifts so chic … Read moreGive the gift of chic home accents from MOE’S Home Collection

#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     … Read more#TasteofThursday Wine Pairing from Ron Wilson

Café Medina Rolls Out New Private Evening Event Program

A NEW DAWN — AND DUSK — FOR CAFÉ MEDINA Daytime Hotspot Rolls Out Expanded Service, Menus for Private Evening Events, Parties and Dinners   The new incarnation of Café Medina continues to evolve, as the breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch hotspot is now available to be booked for a variety of private evening functions … Read moreCafé Medina Rolls Out New Private Evening Event Program

Sandrine French Pastry & Chocolate

The traditional gift for a 10th anniversary is tin or aluminum but for this particular anniversary, we have chocolate, macarons and croissants.   Sandrine French Pastry & Chocolate is celebrating their 10th anniversary with gifts for her customers who have helped make this small business so successful and acknowledge the longevity of the business in … Read moreSandrine French Pastry & Chocolate

SAVE THE DATE: VANCOUVER TURNS INTO CULINARY CENTRAL DURING DINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL 2015

Canada’s largest annual food and drink festival returns January 16 to February 1   Local chefs are cooking up mouthwatering menus, organizers are crafting out-of-the-box culinary events, and hotels are serving up special room rates and packages. Yes, it’s that time again: Tourism Vancouver’s Dine Out™ Vancouver Festival – Canada’s largest food and drink festival … Read moreSAVE THE DATE: VANCOUVER TURNS INTO CULINARY CENTRAL DURING DINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL 2015

Halfway Healthy Holiday Dishes from Chef Paul Mon-Kau

  Saddled with veggie duty for an upcoming holiday gathering? Everyone knows greens are never the main event: gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing – the good stuff isn’t exactly South Beach-friendly. But vegetable dishes don’t have to be dull. Chef Paul Mon-Kau of The District Restaurant Group shares three delicious recipes that are packed with vitamins and just … Read moreHalfway Healthy Holiday Dishes from Chef Paul Mon-Kau

Local Restaurateurs Revitalize Kelowna Intersection

  Two New Restaurants Open next to the Best Western Hotel   The corner of Highway 97 and Leckie next to the Best Western Hotel has two new eateries to serve locals and hotel guests.  An Italian restaurant and a revamped 97 Street Pub are the results of the efforts of Jason and Michelle Troll, … Read moreLocal Restaurateurs Revitalize Kelowna Intersection

The Holidays at Highstreet kicks off with BC’s largest Christmas tree lighting – Saturday, November 22

Highstreet Holiday Show shines bright with British Columbia’s largest Christmas tree lighting  The Holidays at Highstreet kick off on Saturday, November 22 at 5PM Get some jingle in your holiday season! The holiday spirit is returning to Highstreet, starting with a family-friendly, kid-crazy Holiday Show on Saturday, November 22 at 5PM. Highlights include performances from 100+ … Read moreThe Holidays at Highstreet kicks off with BC’s largest Christmas tree lighting – Saturday, November 22

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

Vancouver Foodster presents the Big Melt Challenge

  This is our first Big Melt Challenge featuring 6 restaurants and delis in Vancouver, Burnaby and North Vancouver, that runs from November 4-30, 2014.   Participating restaurants and delis are showcasing Big Melt creations that were created just for this challenge and all will be offered in all of these establishments during the challenge … Read moreVancouver Foodster presents the Big Melt Challenge

Wine pairing for “Taste of Thursday” Citrus Cured Hamachi

Thanks to our wine writer @RonWilsonVan for his suggestion of a wine pairing for our inaugural “Taste of Thursday” recipe submitted by Chef Alex Chen of Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar. The flavours in Chef’s creation call for the perfect food wine and to me that’s rose. I’m recommending Road 13 Honest John’s Rosé. This … Read moreWine pairing for “Taste of Thursday” Citrus Cured Hamachi

Taste of Thursday by Chef Alex Chen of Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

Citrus Cured Hamachi with Hearts of Palm, Crème Fraîche and Yuzu Vinaigrette     Yields 2 servings Yuzu Vinaigrette 2 tbsp g Kikkoman Ponzu Sauce 2 tsp yuzu juice (available at Fujiya) 1 small shallot, diced Black Pepper 1 tbsp olive oil Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Ingredients: 1 cup kosher salt … Read moreTaste of Thursday by Chef Alex Chen of 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”