Fiore brings fresh pasta and sourdough pizza to South Granville

Fiore is a new addition to South Granville’s bourgeoning food scene. It focuses on simple Italian done right, featuring fresh, hand-crafted pasta and sourdough pizzas using regional and seasonal ingredients. Fiore is a new project of a group of locals, whose dream started 4 years ago with the opening of the Stable House Bistro, and … Read moreFiore brings fresh pasta and sourdough pizza to South Granville

The Italian Kitchen moves house to new Burrard Street location

  If you were a fan of the old Italian Kitchen on Alberni Street, and who wasn’t, you will love, love, love The Italian Kitchen now located on Burrard Street between Robson and Smithe Streets. White tablecloths and elegant table settings pair perfectly with the tasteful Mediterranean decor. Anchored by an impressive bar to the … Read moreThe Italian Kitchen moves house to new Burrard Street location

La Quercia Warms Up Room and Refreshes Menu

  La Quercia Warms Up Room and Refreshes Menu After Nearly Ten Years on West Fourth Avenue Authentic Italian Menu Offers More Choices for Diners   Karin Lazzaris and Adam Pegg have reopened La Quercia after a brief closure for a room and menu refresh. You’ll still find this Italian spot cozy and classic, but … Read moreLa Quercia Warms Up Room and Refreshes Menu

Italian Master Class Series Fall Session – Culture of Italian Cuisine from North to South

  I was fortunate to have been invited to attend the first of five Italian Master Class Series Fall Session Culture of Italian Cuisine from North to South courtesy of The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada – West. With thanks to Chef Giovanni for the comprehensive detail of the evening.   CHEFS CHEF GIOVANNI TRIGONA AND LADY … Read moreItalian Master Class Series Fall Session – Culture of Italian Cuisine from North to South

CUCINA ITALIANA – Italian Master Class Series

  Fall session, September – October 2017    Come and join Master Chefs from Italy with their expertise and craft, weaving together cultural, history, tradition, and of course… FOOD! Within the project “Extraordinary Italian Taste” the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada – West in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, Assocamerestero and … Read moreCUCINA ITALIANA – Italian Master Class Series

CIBO Trattoria Authentic Italian reinvented

  It had been awhile since I had dined at Cibo Trattoria. For me a handy spot for a light dinner before heading to the Orpheum. Or a cozy romantic place for a dinner for two. Luckily it remains both of those things with it’s recent reinvention. Under the capable hand of Mark Taylor, formerly of … Read moreCIBO Trattoria Authentic Italian reinvented

Style meets substance for La Pentola’s fabulous new look for fall 

  Local art and new seasonal menus celebrate restaurant refresh at Yaletown’s OPUS Hotel Locals and visitors alike are falling in love with La Pentola’s new artistic addition to the Yaletown restaurant’s exterior wall. La Pentola restaurant, situated in the heart of OPUS Hotel, unveils its new logo and menus with a fun and funky … Read moreStyle meets substance for La Pentola’s fabulous new look for fall 

The Extraordinary Italian Taste

  The Extraordinary Italian Taste – Promotion and Enhancement of the Authentic Italian Agri-Food Products, promoted and financed by the Italian Government (Ministry of Economic Development) and organized in collaboration with the network of Italian Chambers of Commerce in North America. On Thursday, May 26th a select number of media and a larger number of wine … Read moreThe Extraordinary Italian Taste

Our approach to learning is experiential!

ICCBC introduces the “Scuola del Vino” – The first Italian Wine School in Vancouver   We emphasize tasting a diverse range of wines, guided by wine professional Tyler Dawson, who provides his unique on-the-ground perspectives within historical, cultural and cuisine contexts. Our approach to learning is experiential!   All classes will be held at Sciué Italian … Read moreOur approach to learning is experiential!

Embracing the Summer of Spritz

Summer is fleeting so when the sun is sizzling my skin and I’m wiping the sweat from my brow rather than complain I’m open to cooling suggestions. One welcome recommendation this year comes from the iconic Italian aperitif Aperol in the form of its Aperol Spritz cocktail. Festive with its bright orange colour, the Aperol … Read moreEmbracing the Summer of Spritz