#FridayFavourites – what’s happening October 28 – November 4

  SPARKLE AND SHINE: L’ABATTOIR BRIGHTENS UP WEEKENDS THIS FALL BY INTRODUCING BUBBLES AT BRUNCH   PROVENCE MEDITERRANEAN GRILL ENDS ERA WITH SPECIAL MEMORIES MENUS   Come in for a spell at VanDusen Garden this Halloween!   Rocky’s Halloween Party   “Frankenstein 1945” and WW2 – Studio 1398   We’ll put a spell on you…  … Read more

Friday Favourites – what’s happening this week October 21 – 28

  Last of the summer markets – Vancouver Farmers Markets   Holy Guacamole! Avocados from Mexico partners with the Canucks   Cider Tap Takeover happening at The Cascade Room   Spinal Chord! A partnership fundraiser between Vancouver Cantata Singers & ICORD (International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries)   ChopStick Festival 2016   Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria cures … Read more

ChopStick Festival 2016

  Chopstick Festival, Vancouver’s first food festival surrounding Chinese cuisine is being held until October 30th. The festival aims to expose Metro Vancouver to Chinese food other than the staple Dim Sum and fried rice dishes. Similar to Dine Out, the participating restaurants will feature a prix fixe menu ranging from $15 – $50/person. However, … Read more

#FridayFavourites – what’s on this blustery week ahead Oct 14 – 21

    Taste of Yaletown event brings a fresh approach with Sharing & Pairing menu    Make a SPLASH at Arts Umbrella’s 34th Art Auction   FARMERS MARKETS FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT LOW INCOME FAMILIES IN VANCOUVER   CHAMPAGNE WISHES, CAVIAR DREAMS: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR HOSTS EXCLUSIVE TAITTINGER DINNER OCT. 18   Getting Ready For ChopStick … Read more

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening October 7 – 14

  Dames Wine – Les Dames d’Escoffier BC Chapter   Celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at Dockside Restaurant   GLOWBAL’S Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet   WESTERN CANADA’S MOST POPULAR HALLOWEEN EVENT RETURNS   LEGENDS OF THE FALL: THOMAS HAAS UNVEILS SIGNATURE CREATIONS TO USHER IN AUTUMN   Reminder: EAT! Vancouver Is Back!   #MarketMonday vendor PASTICHE … Read more

New Starlet Seafood Restaurant Shines for ChopStick Festival

  The kick-off of Vancouver’s inaugural Chopstick Festival is 2 weeks away, starting on October 15 and running for two weeks.  A selection of lower mainland Chinese restaurants have been preparing their dishes for people to try during this event.  The event works similar to the highly successful Dine Out that happens in the Jan-Feb time-frame … Read more

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening September 23 to 30

  A SECOND MUSICAL BLOODBATH HAS NEVER BEEN MORE CATCHY   Pacific Theatre presents  A GOOD WAY OUT by Cara Norrish   The Chan Centre Launches its Exhilarating 2016/17 Season with Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue   Vancouver TheatreSports™ Presents Trump Card – Winner Takes All   Colin Mochrie, Canadian Comedy Icon, Returns to Vancouver for … Read more

Getting Ready For ChopStick Festival at Chuanxi Plain Hotpot

The hotpot table with our ingredients to add to the broth.

  From October 15 to the 30th, 2016 over 30 Chinese restaurants will be featuring their unique dishes to us here in the Lower Mainland in what is known as the Chopstick Festival.  To get the word out about the participating restaurants, there have been media dinners, one of which I recently attended at Chuanxi Plain … Read more

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