One of my favourite things to do in December is visiting the Vancouver Christmas Market. Having been a steady visitor for 8 of its 10 years of operation, I'm always excited for the food vendors that pop up each year and how they play into the whole German Christmas vibe...
Anyone who goes out for dessert with me knows I love matcha, i.e. green tea-based, desserts. I'm a big fan of the contrast between bitter tang and sweet refined sugar. When I heard that Matcha Cafe Maiko, a cafe dedicated to the joy of serving Japanese green tea desserts...
Vancouver's 3rd annual celebration of pastry took place as one of the marquee events of EAT! Vancouver (in its 18th year). Known as "EAT! Pastry Day", this event had some of Vancouver's finest pastry chefs and chocolatiers bring their A-game to a sugar coma-inducing afternoon of dessert heaven.
One of Vancouver's favourite fried chicken spots has begun an expansion into pub grub in the form of burgers. Downlow, known for its Downlow Chicken Shack on Commercial Drive has recently replaced "Monarch Burger" with its own burger concept, aptly named "Downlow Burger".
Diners, mark your calendars! Coming back for its 18th year, the annual EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival is taking over parts of Vancouver to celebrate all things food and support the BC Cancer Foundation.
After a year hiatus, Harvest Haus is back on in Vancouver. With its return, Harvest Haus moves to the PNE Fairgrounds and expands to include a new component in Harvestland, an array of Bavarian-inspired activities targeted for families and outdoorsy enthusiasts.
Last week was a great time to be at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. Canada's Great Kitchen Party, a celebration of Canadian culture in sports, music, and food, came together for another rambunctious culinary competition featuring an array of Vancouver and Tofino-based chefs.
Lots of restaurants host things like a Winemaker's Dinner or a Distiller's Dinner but these are often structured evenings where you're guided step-by-step through a flavour profile of the featured company and the whole event feels very branded.
When you have a dessert craving erupting in your brain, there's little you can do about it, and your mission becomes one to satisfy that craving. You might not have a perfect idea of this dessert, but you'll know it's "something sweet".
Rejoice, pancake lovers! If you've been holding out on that planned Japan trip for soufflé pancakes, Fufú Café now provides a soufflé pancake experience without you having to leave the country.
On a day like any other in Vancouver, it’s easy to wonder “Where should we eat today?”. I’ll admit that hotel restaurant dining doesn’t always jump out, but the brunch session at H Tasting Lounge in the lauded Westin Bayshore hotel was quite the opposite experience.