Qualicum Beach Cafe hosts Inaugural Wine Dinner presenting Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery

This was the opportunity for the Qualicum Beach Cafe to shine, and shine they did. The dishes were nothing short of spectacular and the guests were thrilled to experience the inaugural Wine Dinner featuring the wines of Noble Ridge.

Taste of Thursday recipe Dungeness Crab Salad on the Shell

Dungeness Crab Salad on the Shell by Chef Todd Bright of Wild Rice Serves 2 ingredients – crab : 3 liters vegetable stock 1 lemon, cut in half 2 bay leaves Half bunch of cilantro 1 whole live Dungeness crab ingredients – dressing: ½ cup mirin* 1 clove garlic, finely minced 1 tbsp finely minced fresh … Read more

TasteofThursday Chef Todd Bright Jian Dui recipe for Chinese New Year

Sesame Balls (Jian Dui) Chef Todd Bright ingredients: 1/2 cup white sesame seeds, or as needed Small bowl of water (about ½ cup) at room temperature 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 – 1 1/3 cups boiling water 3 cups (about 400 grams) glutinous rice flour 1 cup (about 200 grams) red bean paste (may not … Read more

#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

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