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.
"Mate". This word is often defined as slang for "friend", commonly used in Australia and Great Britain. Evidently, it is also the name of M8. Featuring a mix of Chinese and Italian hybrid dining, this menu is like few others in Vancouver and it's recently revamped its dinner menu.
These days in Vancouver, it seems a celebratory festival exists for all sorts of delicacies. The newest one to join the fray is Punch Bowl Festival 2019, which was a majority-share of cocktails provided by a ton of spirit vendors and more in a sunny afternoon at the PNE Fairgrounds in Vancouver.
One meal that will never get old for me is brunch. I love eggs and anything you can serve with eggs. When I heard OEB Breakfast Co. was opening a new location in Vancouver, I was eggstatic.
Ramen Koika, one of the few restaurants in Vancouver that produces its own noodles on-premises, is expanding into Korean pocha with new menu items while retaining the wide variety of Tokyo-style ramen they already offer.
Some restaurants have a few core food staples with which they'll make various takes on. At Dachi, the choices on the menu touch a variety of palates and are meant to be served en masse. At the last food blogger gathering I attended, we made Dachi our destination and ordered basically everything.
Food products are some of my favourites to give as gifts. When I was thinking of gifts for my sister, I came upon the idea of infused olive oil. These oils are premium olive oils flavoured with a whole variety of herbs, fruits, and other naturally occurring flavours that make