BC Distilled, Canada’s premier craft and micro-distillery festival, is set to take place on April 8 at the Croatian Cultural Centre. Celebrating the 4th annual festival, there will be regional, small batch, and local micro-distilleries and over 152 products for sampling! 34 distilleries based out of Vancouver […]
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Calling all dog lovers! Pop Up Dog Cafe opens in Vancouver. On August 5th, the B.C. SPCA and Taxi Global Cafe will host a pop up dog cafe in Vancouver. Just $10 donation gets you in the coffee shop to meet some furry friends available […]
Arrival Agency’s popular summer food event—formerly known as Food Cart Fest—is back August 5 to 7th! This year it will be bigger and better. It is one of Vancouver’s summer top food event. New this year will be local and international culinary talent collaborating on long table dinners, food talks, private dinners, and cocktail parties.
The flagship event is the Street Food Showdown: a two-day gathering of 80+ food carts, restaurants, wineries and breweries in the Olympic Village. During this event participating food vendors will be offering up an unlimited tasting menu for a two-hour feeding frenzy. Early Bird price is $59 CAD each.
Another featured event is Gather, a collaborative long table dinner with ten local and international chefs on Saturday, August 6 on the patio at Science World. It features a 10 course tasting dinner alongside pairings from the province’s top wineries. I’m really looking forward to this event!
Food For Thought, a speaker series, is happening on Sunday, August 7 in the Omnimax Theatre at Science Word. It’s an evening of genuine and personal stories about food-related topics that engage, provoke, and inspire. Speakers will include chefs, farmers, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders who bring their unique insight to the stage. The full list of speakers will be announced.
YVR Food Fest Giveaway
6 pairs of tickets
One winner per prize. Available prizes included
- One x Pair of tickets to the Street Food Showdown on Saturday, August 6 ($59 each)
- Five x Pair of General Admission tickets ($10 each).
To enter this amazing giveaway, you must be Canadian resident (13+ years of age). Complete the following. Your chances increases the more items you complete and the more social media platforms you follow. Winner must be able to claim in person at YVR Food Fest and is non-transferrable and is valid for only the recipient.
Congratulations to Alan H, Diane, Juliane S, Priscilla Y, and Simon K!
YVR Food Fest
Cuisine: Food Cart
August 5 to 7, 2016
YVR Food Fest Events
YVR Mixer: YVR Food Fest Launch Party
Friday, August 5
Patio at Science World (1455 Quebec Street)
6 to 10pm
$45 includes three drinks, canapés, entertainment
Street Food Showdown: 80+ Food Carts, Restaurants, Wineries, and Breweries
Saturday, August 6 & Sunday, August 7
Olympic Village (215 West 1st Avenue—between the Cambie Street Bridge and the Olympic Village)
Doors at 11am, Event runs from 12pm – 6pm
Unlimited Taster Menu is served from 12pm – 2pm.
Early Bird prices: $59 for a Big Feast ticket, which includes the unlimited tasting menu from 12pm until 2pm. $10 for entry after 2pm
Gather: Collaborative Long Table Dinner with 10 Local and International Chefs
Saturday, August 6
Patio at Science World (1455 Quebec Street)
$199 includes a 10-course tasting menu with wine pairings (Limited to 150 guests)
Food For Thought: Speaker Series: Fresh Ideas About Food Culture
Sunday, August 7
7pm – 9:30pm
Omnimax Theatre at Science World (1455 Quebec Street)
$24 Speaker series of genuine and personal stories about food-related topics that engage, provoke, and inspire. Speakers will include chefs, farmers, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders who bring their unique insight to the stage.
The 38th annual Vancouver International Wine Festival eight day event between February 20 – 28, 2016 came and went just like that. This year’s theme country focuses on Italy with 155 Wineries and 14 Countries. Aside from the Tasting Room itself, there are lots of wine events […]
dineL.A. Restaurant Week is starting next Monday January 18 to Sunday January 31, 2016. The 14 day dining event takes place at over 300 restaurants throughout Los Angeles county. dineL.A. is partnering with OpenTable to donate $1 of every seated reservation that’s booked through our website to The Midnight Mission, a vital nonprofit organization that provides food, shelter and essential aid to those experiencing homelessness throughout the city.
Similar to Dine Out Vancouver, dineL.A. is a great opportunity for foodies to explore new restaurants. Diners can choose two options from lunch menus for $15, $20, or $25 or plan a night out on the town with dinner priced at $29, $39, and $49 per person for three options of their choice.
The complete list of participating restaurants includes returning favorites Tavern, The Little Door (Santa Monica and West Hollywood), and Water Grill (Downtown and Santa Monica) as well as delicious newcomers like Knuckle & Claw, Pizzeria Mozza, and Plant Food & Wine who promise to please the palate, while offering diners a 20% value on all menus. The comprehensive lineup allows guests to choose from a wide selection of cuisines and dining experiences at three price points.
dineL.A. Restaurant Week is brought to you by the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (L.A. Tourism). In addition to exciting lunch and dinner menus from over 300 restaurants, the program will also feature a new tier of experiential menus from the city’s top chefs via the Exclusive Series presented by Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express. Each restaurant will offer unique, specially priced menus starting at $95.
dineL.A. January 18 to 31 Los Angeles
Check out some participating restaurants and menus
Chef: Dakota Weiss
Estrella, set within a boho chic setting and complete with an expansive outdoor dining patio in the heart of the Sunset Strip, will be participating in dineLA for the first time. The restaurant opened last fall and will be offering lunch for $20 with the option to add on dessert for an additional $6. Menu highlights include a Peking-Duck Sweet Potato Croquette, Grilled Skirt Steak and a Bittersweet Chocolate Caramel Bar.
Restaurant: Faith & Flower
Faith & Flower, located in Downtown Los Angeles and featuring impressive design elements, such as a wall mural by noted LA artist Robert Vargas and a stunning gold chandelier, will be offering lunch for $25 & dinner for $49. Menu highlights include Plancha Seared Petrale Sole, Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin and a Hazelnut Chocolate Feuilletine for dessert.
Restaurant: Hinoki & The Bird
Executive Chef: Brandon Kida
Participating in dineLA for the first time and a Los Angeles staple among celebrities and industry heavyweights, Hinoki & The Bird will be participating in dineLA’s Exclusive Series for $105. Hinoki & The Bird’s menu will transport guests to far-flung locales. Menu highlights include Local Albacore with winter citrus and avocado textures, Smoked Short Rib with caramelized sunchokes and winter truffle jus and Santa Barbara uni with buckwheat soba and lemon confit.
Executive Chef: Kris Morningstar
Menu: Highlights include Terrine’s signature, decadent Burger with Truffle Butter, Sage Aioli, and Concentrated Tomatoes at lunch; and Wagyu Beef with Brown Butter Pomme Purée, Lambs Leaf Lettuce, and Crunchy Salad for dinner.
Price: $20 lunch, $39 dinner
Executive Chef: Michael Hung
Menu: Highlights include a Prime Ribeye Sandwich with Savoy Cabbage Slaw and Horseradish Crème Fraiche at lunch; and Crispy Duck Leg Confit with Braised Lacinato Kale, Pinot Noir Jus, and Chestnut Honey for dinner at this hidden gem designed by Kelly Wearstler that evokes the feel of a mid-century modern setting by way of Palm Springs
Price: $25 lunch, $49 dinner
Restaurant: Sambar (Culver City, CA)
Chef: Chef and Owner Akasha Richmond
Lunch is available for $15 and dinner for $29 with dishes that focus on the multi-regional traditions and cooking of India from the truck stops (dhabas) found off of the highways in India, to the modern and inventive techniques found in the fine dining establishments of New Delhi or Mumbai. Akasha Richmond’s other restaurant AKASHA will also be participating.
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The Ultimate Lobster Experience is coming to Vancouver. Chef Matt Dean Pettit of Toronto’s Rock Lobster Restaurants and author of The Great Lobster Cookbook, in partnership with Samuel Adams beer will be collaborating with three local Vancouver restaurants between November 2nd to 4th, 2015.
The three participation restaurants YEW seafood + bar, Jamjar Folk Lebanese Food, and The Watershed Grill, will each craft an unique menu with Chef Matt Dean Pettit highlighting sumptuous lobster creations and other seafood ocean bounty from the Pacific Coast.
The Ultimate Lobster Experience will kick off on Monday, November 2nd 6pm at YEW seafood + bar with a five course dinner celebrating sustainable Oceanwise seafood items prepared by Chef Ned Bell and Chef Pettit for $70. The five dishes also include 2 Samuel Adams beer pairings.
To purchase tickets, contact HERE.
YEW Restaurant & Bar (Four Seasons Hotel) | 791 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2T4 | (604) 692-4939
On November 3rd, Jamjar Folk Lebanese Food will be offering traditional Lebanese fare will be given Chef Matt Dean Pettit’s infusion of lobster love over a four course tasting menu for $45.
To purchase tickets, contact email@example.com or phone (604) 252-3957.
Jamjar Folk Lebanese Food | 2280 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N 4B5 | (604) 252-3957
Ending The Ultimate Lobster Experience tour will be held at The Watershed Grill in Squamish on November 4th. Enjoy a three course meal with paired with two Samuel Adams Beer with Chef Matt Dean Pettit for $50.
To purchase tickets for this event, please call (604) 898-6665.
The Watershed Grill | 41101 Government Rd, Squamish, BC V0N 1H0 | (604) 898-6665
About Chef Matt Dean Pettit
It seems appropriate that Chef Matt Dean Pettit would travel to the West Coast and create menu magic with each of these Vancouver chefs. It’s been Chef’s aim to foster innovation and make something as indulgent and extravagant as lobster, more accessible for everyone. The crustacean-riddled love affair began as a child when on a family road trip to the East Coast. Since then, he’s strived to bring fun and flavourful lobster creations not only to his restaurants, but to the family table as well. His cookbook (The Great Lobster Cookbook) is a testament to how preparing lobster at home can truly be stress-free with simple but sumptuous recipes.
About The Boston Beer Company
The Boston Beer Company began in 1984 with a generations-old family recipe that Founder and Brewer Jim Koch uncovered in his father’s attic. Inspired and unafraid to challenge conventional thinking about beer, Jim brought the recipe to life in his kitchen. The Boston Beer Company began in 1984 with a generations-old family recipe that Founder and Brewer Jim Koch uncovered in his father’s attic. Inspired and unafraid to challenge conventional thinking about beer, Jim brought the recipe to life in his kitchen.
Pleased with the results of his work, Jim decided to sample his beer with bars in Boston in the hopes that drinkers would appreciate the complex, full-flavored beer he brewed fresh in America. That beer was aptly named Samuel Adams Boston Lager.
Formerly known as the Delicious Food Show, the Toronto FOOD & WINE Festival presented by Time Inc.’s FOOD & WINE Magazine – the ultimate authority on the best of what’s new in food, drink, travel, style, and entertaining – is set to take place from September 18 to 20, […]
2015 EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival will be a week long festival taking place throughout Vancouver between April 26th to May 3rd. Compared to previous years, EAT! Vancouver 2015 will feature eight day long culinary culture and festivities including hands-on workshops, collaborative chef dinners featuring top chefs from across Canada, Canadian Flavours Gala, a hospitality symposium, a pastry panel and the ultimate consumer food showcase at BC Place Stadium May 1st to 3rd.
We are so excited to preview the exciting line up this year from the Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel!
2015 marks the 13th anniversary of EAT! Vancouver and the annual celebration of food will be bigger and better. I am most excited for the Dinner Series being hosted by many top Vancouver restaurants and chefs.
EAT! Vancouver Dinner Series:
Location: Throughout Vancouver | Date: Tuesday, April 28 to Sunday, May 3 | Price: $135 to $225
- Hidekazu Tojo of Tojo’s Restaurant welcomes Susur Lee, restaurateur/chef and former Iron Chef America competitor, Toronto, ON
- Jackie Kai Ellis of Beaucoup Bakery & Café welcomes Toronto’s Anna Olson, host of Food Network Canada’s Bake With Anna Olson, at The Dirty Apron;
- Pino Posteraro of Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca welcomes Mark McEwan restaurateur/chef and Food Network Canada notable, Toronto, ON;
- J-C Poirier of Ask for Luigi welcomes Jérémie Bastien of Restaurant Leméac, Montreal, QC;
Wesley Young of Wildebeest welcomes Jesse Grasso of The Black Hoof, Toronto, ON;
- Joel Watanabe of Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie welcomes Michael Caballo and Tobey Nemeth of Edulis Restaurant, Toronto, ON;
- Andrea Carlson of Burdock & Co. welcomes Connie DeSousa and Jessica Pelland of CHARCUT Roast House, Calgary, AB;
- Trevor Bird of Fable Kitchen welcomes Carl Heinrich of Richmond Station, Toronto, ON;
Lucais Syme of La Pentola welcomes Nick Nutting of Wolf in the Fog, Tofino, BC;
- Angus An of Maenam welcomes Nick Liu of DaiLo, Toronto, ON;
Chris Whittaker of Forage welcomes Andrew Winfield of River Café, Calgary, AB.
EAT! Vancouver Hands-on Workshops
Location: Throughout Vancouver | Date: Sunday, April 26 to Friday, May 1 | Price: $45 to $200
Interactive workshops take place throughout the week that allow attendees rare, behind-the-scenes access to some of the city’s hottest restaurants, markets and production facilities:
- Baking at Home with Jackie Kai Ellis of Beaucoup Bakery & Café
- Explore the World of Coffee with Grady Buhler of JJ Bean Coffee Roasters
- Pizza Workshop and Gelatini Workshop with James Coleridge of Bella Gelateria
- Fermentation Master Class with Jonathan Chovancek of Bittered Sling Extracts and Café Medina;
- Making Terrines at Home and For the Love of Bacon with John van der Lieck of Oyama Sausage Co.
- Market Shop, Cooking and Lunch Experience with Pino Posteraro of Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca
- An Evening of Bourbon & BBQ with Darryl Lamb of Legacy Liquor Store and The Belmont Bar
- Cheese and Wine Workshop with Allison Spurrell of Les Amis du Fromage
- The Art of Butchery with Sebastian Cortez of Sebastian & Co. Fine Meats
- Kickoff to BC Spot Prawn Season with Robert Clark and Mike McDermid of The Fish Counter and Steve Johansen of Organic Ocean;
- Outlandish Shellfish Kitchen Party with Ned Bell of Chefs for Oceans and YEW seafood + bar, and Tim Bedford of Vancouver Aquarium.
Forage: Yarrow duck pastrami, liver parfait, cured yolk, dandelion “marmalade” and wild greens.
Cinara: Venison bresaola, onion and barley sauce, salted celery and nettles.
The Dirty Apron Cooking School: Togarashi seared yellow fin tuna with caramelized ginger butter, tomato and sesame brioche.
Sebastian & Co Fine Meats Ltd: 12 hours smoked brisket tacos with chimichurri and salsa verdi.
Beaucoup Bakery & Cafe: Cardamon Kouign Amann are so fine!
Vancouver Aquarium: Ocean Wise albacore tuna tataki cooked perfectly with a sesame finish.
Tojo’s Restaurant: Smoked sablefish battera.
The Lobby Restaurant and Lounge at Pinnacle Hotel: Pan seared Alaskan Weathervane scallop with citrus dungeness crab risotoo, micro greens and beurre rouge. The scallop was so juicy and perfect!
Pier 7 Restaurant and Bar: Tri-color beet salad with feta cheese, balasamic pearls, toasted buckwheat and micro greens.
Bella Gelateria: Lemon Pimm’s Gelatini chilled blend of Pimm’s Number 1, ginger liquer, cucumber and mint, topped with ginger beer and served with our lemon sorbetto.
The Belmont & Legacy Liquor Store: Bourbon braised beef short rib with herb corn bread and kale slaw. Best enjoyed with Wild Turkey 81 Bourbon.
p2b Bistro & Bar: Mini chocolate gianduja pate triangle with pomegranate coulis and hazelnut nougat.
EAT! Vancouver Show Dates and Times
- Friday, May 1 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Saturday, May 2 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Sunday, May 3 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Adult ONLINE $15
Senior (65+) $12
Senior (65+) Friday, May 1 before 5 p.m. $6
Youth (ages 13 to 16) $9
Children (ages 12 and under) FREE
General admission tickets for EAT! Vancouver at BC Place taking place May 1 to 3 are available online at www.eat-vancouver.com as well as on-site at Gate A.
777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6B 4Y8
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