Where to eat for Mother’s Day Weekend? Are you wondering where to take Mom out for Brunch, Lunch or Dinner in Vancouver this year? Here are a few places in Metro Vancouver that are hosting special events for Mother’s Day May 11 and 12, 2019. […]
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Starbucks has a special surprise in store for Frappuccino fans. Fan-favourite S’mores Frappuccino is coming back this summer by popular demand! Starbucks will kick off the summer season with the return of this beloved beverage, available starting TODAY(!) Tuesday, April 30 at Starbucks stores in the U.S. and […]
Looking for cherry blossom and sakura theme speciality dine out menu and spa packages? in Vancouver this year?
Here are a few places in Metro Vancouver that are hosting special events for Spring from now until the end of April. To avoid long wait times, reservations are highly recommended.
|Market by Jean-Georges @ Shangri-la Hotel||Sakura Tasting Menu||$89 / person||5 Course Sakura Menu||Starting April 2nd||Vancouver|
|The Spa @ Trump Vancouver||SPA||$220 for 75 mins||Hanakasumi Sakura Body Ritual||Starting April 1st||Vancouver|
|H Tasting Lounge @ The Westin Bayshore Hotel||Afternoon Tea and Cocktails||varies||April 6 to 28||Vancouver|
|Miku||Specialty Items||varies||Miku Sakura Roll & Cherry Pistachio Terrine||March 24 to April 17||Vancouver|
|Minami||Specialty Items||varies||Minami Sakura Roll, Sakura White Chocolate Mascarpone Cheesecake||March 24 to April 17||Vancouver|
|Gyoza Bar||Specialty Items||varies||Cherry Blossom Bonsai||March 24 to April 17||Vancouver|
|Masayoshi Sushi||Omakase Menu||$145 / person||9 Course Sakura Menu||Until April 30||Vancouver|
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Where to eat for Easter Weekend Brunch, Lunch or Dinner in Vancouver this year? Here are a few places in Metro Vancouver that are hosting special events for Easter Weekend April 19-21 2019. To avoid lengthy wait times, reservations are highly recommended. This list […]
Where are you celebrating Earth Hour? Show your care for the Earth this Saturday, March 30, from 8:30 to 9:30 pm. Now in its 12th year, the annual global initiative — recognized as “the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment” — sees millions of […]
SO VERY SMOOTH. BEHOLD THE NEW TEAVANATM/MC BLACK SESAME TEA LATTE
AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY IN CANADA
Starting today (March 5) Canadians can enjoy a delicious new addition to the Teavana Tea Latte line-up the new Black Sesame Tea Latte is available only at Starbucks stores across the country
Building on Canadians’ love of tea, Starbucks Canada is continuing to drive innovation with the introduction of an exclusive new drink available on March 5. Introducing the Teavana Black Sesame Tea Latte. It’s the first addition to the popular Teavana Tea Latte line-up introduced in Canada last year.
Inspired by black sesame ice-cream and halva, the luxuriously smooth Black Sesame Tea Latte packs global appeal. The handcrafted drink features bold black tea steamed with milk* and a rich, black sesame sauce. The result is a subtly-sweet, nutty flavour profile. A signature black sesame praline, made with black sesame seeds and caramel bits, is sprinkled on top for a deliciously crunchy finish.
“We’ve harnessed the magic of black sesame to create a rich, nutty sauce to bring out its fullest flavour potential,” says Lindsay Maclachlan, director of food and beverage, Starbucks Canada. “The subtly-sweet notes of blacksesame pairs perfectly with our black tea to deliver a delicious drink that will appeal to customers interested in new ways to enjoy tea.”
The Teavana Tea Latte Line-Up
Last year, Canada was the first market in the world to introduce an innovative way to enjoy tea with the launch of Teavana Tea Lattes. The drinks are all handcrafted from finely-ground, premium whole tea leaves instead of tea brewed from a bag. The powdered leaves are blended with steamed milk and sweetened with cane sugar**. The result is a full tea flavour with a luxuriously smooth texture that’s been described as ‘cashmere’ or ‘a hug in a cup’.
The Teavana Tea Latte line-up now includes:
- BLACK TEA: Sourced from India, Kenya, & Sri Lanka; the flavour is bold and rich.
- MATCHA TEA: Sourced from Japan, China, and Korea; this new blend features subtle floral notes and a rich vegetal taste, with a sweet lingering finish.
- ROOIBOS TEA: Sourced from South Africa, this naturally caffeine-free herbal tea features a vanilla, honey-like aroma, with hints of caramel and malt for a slight sweetness.
- BLOSSOMING ROSE: Inspired by Japanese sakura tea, this drink delivers a true rose profile without being perfume-y. It pairs well with the natural red-hue of rooibos tea but can be added to black or matcha as well. The rose syrup is reminiscent of rose water with added rhubarb bitters and a hint of strawberry jam. Hibiscus crystals are sprinkled on top for a fabulous floral finish.
- BLACK SESAME (NEW): Starbucks new luxuriously smooth Black Sesame Tea Latte is a handcrafted blend of bold black tea steamed with milk* and a rich black sesame sauce to deliver a subtly-sweet, nutty flavour profile. A signature black sesame praline, made with black sesame seeds and caramel bits, is sprinkled on top for a deliciously crunchy finish.
*Black Sesame Tea Latte is customizable depending on dairy preferences.
**Each drink is completely customizable depending on dairy and sweetener preferences.
SIPPING ON A CLOUD
Also new is Starbucks Cloud Macchiato beverages featuring whipped cold foam made by combining 2% milk (or a dairy alternative) with Cloud Powder (think meringue!) and a hint of flavor. The whipped cold foam is then topped with espresso and finished with Starbucks signature caramel drizzle cross-hatch. Macchiato means “marked” in Italian, and the espresso shots “mark” the whipped cold foam. The name Cloud refers to the texture of the finished product. Starbucks Hot and Iced Caramel and Cinnamon Cloud Macchiato beverages are available beginning March 5 at Starbucks stores across Canada and the US.
Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with stores around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. To share in the experience, please visit us in our stores or online at www.starbucks.ca and the Starbucks Newsroom at www.news.starbucks.com.
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It’s the first Best of Japan Restaurant Week!
Canadians are invited to celebrate at the Vancouver, Montreal & Toronto restaurants certified as “Japanese Food Supporter Stores” February 22-24th. For 3 days, each participating restaurant will offer one FREE dish so their clients can discover the incredible flavours of Japanese food.
What is Best of Japan Restaurant Week?
It’s the first Best of Japan Restaurant Week! Canadians are invited to celebrate at the Vancouver, Montreal & Toronto restaurants certified as “Japanese Food Supporter Stores”February 22-24th. For 3 days, each participating restaurant will offer one FREE dish so their clients can discover the incredible flavours of Japanese food.
What is a Japanese Food Supporter Store?
Restaurants and retail shops overseas that actively use and promote food and alcohol produced in Japan are certified as Japanese Food Supporters. For more information about this program, please visit the Tast of Japan website.
When does Best of Japan Restaurant Week take place?
The first edition of Best of Japan Restaurant Week will be held from Thursday, February 22 to Saturday, February 24, 2018. This ticket is good for use at dinner time only.
What free dish will be offered at Best of Japan Restaurant Week?
Free dishes will vary per restaurant. Expect an appetizer or side-dish size using fresh Japanese Hirame. In order to support the restaurant, you are obliged to order the regular restaurant menu in order to receive ONE free dish. Of course, all dishes ordered that are not part of the Best of Japan Restaurant Week menu will be billed at the usual prices.
Tickets available on Eventbrite.
Vancouver Participating restaurants | Tickets HERE
- Aburi King
- Bistro Sakana
- Fudo Japanese Restaurant
- Kitcho Izakaya
- Kizami Japanese Cuisine
- Kuroki kitchen
- Kyabia Japanese restaurant
- Kyuzo Japanese restaurant
- Miko Sushi
- Nagomi Sushi
- Octopus garden
- Seto Japanese restaurant
- Super Hiro’s
- Sushi K Kamizato
- Sushi Sen
- Taka’s Sushi
- Temaki sushi
- Tetsu Sushi Bar
- Tsukiji Japanese Restaurant
- Zen Japanese Cuisine
- Daruma-ya (if you stop by, they will offer a tasting plate of fresh Japanese Hirame)
Toronto: Participating restaurants | Tickets HERE
- Aka-Oni Izakaya (map | facebook)
- Fukui sushi (map | facebook)
- Inatei (map | facebook)
- Izakaya Ju (map | facebook)
- Masaki Sushi (map | instagram)
- Nami (map | facebook)
- Omai Restaurant (map | facebook)
- Shoushin (map | facebook)
- Sushi Masayuki (map | facebook)
- Tokyo Sushi House (map | facebook)
Montreal: Participating restaurants | Tickets HERE
- Kabocha izakaya
- Kamehameha Snack bar
- Kokoro sushi & tapas
- Le Ninja
- Mikado Laurier
- Mikado Monkland
- Mikasa Centropolis
- Restaurant Nozy
- Ryu Peel
- Shiki Sushi
- Sogen restaurant
- Sumi Dojo
- Sushi Hamachi
- Tiradito Bar
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Vancouver’s restaurant scene is set to expand its cultural mix with the opening of Aleph Middle Eastern Eatery, a beautifully designed eatery nestled in the heart of East Vancouver’s newly revamped Port Town community opening in December.
Juxtaposed between old world recipes and exciting new flavours, Aleph’s menu melds both together – bringing a refreshing sense of tradition and innovation to its 1889 Powell Street address. With a comfortable modern atmosphere that pays homage to regional heritage, Aleph will make new friends feel old and old friends feel welcome.
As a rich culinary and ethnic oasis, Aleph will be a place where communities come together to break bread, offering guests a relaxed atmosphere where every dish has a story – often a very personal one. The name itself draws from the first letter of a multitude of Middle Eastern languages such as Arabic, Hebrew, Phoenician, Persian and Urdu (to name a few). In that sense, Aleph is a true point of intersection: serving a diverse community as a unique gathering place, restaurant, bakery, café and bar.
Aleph Middle Eastern Eatery draws both its identity and innovation from the traditional culinary staples of this beautiful and contentious region of the world. Aleph offers an eating experience that transcends the Middle East’s national borders with a menu that employs the use of the freshest ingredients from local markets and regional suppliers, adjusting its menu to BC’s ever-changing seasons and utilizing the regions traditional use of robust and aromatic spices, fresh produce, characteristic abundance of olive oil and lemon to create something truly unique. Drawing inspiration from the Levant’s “mezze style shared eating traditions, Aleph’s menu will showcase staples in Middle Eastern cuisine, with items like whipped creamy hummus, baba ghanouj, Shakshuka and Manaeesh flatbreads prepared a la minute on a traditional Saj oven imported from Lebanon. With a skilful hand, Aleph will lace the brightest flavours of the Middle Eastern palate to create ubiquitous staples to both liven and tantalize the palates and appetites of guests. Aleph brings something forever new, intentional, and delicious to Vancouver’s discerning diners.
Aleph is owned and operated by husband-wife team, Haitham El Khatib and Fiona Hepher. The young entrepreneurs share a combined background in gastronomy, risk management, health and wellness and advertising. Upon meeting in Dubai in 2014, they moved back to Fiona’s hometown of Vancouver where Haitham attended Northwest Culinary Academy. Haitham, of Palestinian and Lebanese descent, lived and worked throughout the Middle East prior to his arrival in Vancouver. Upon landing on Canadian soil he was faced with the harsh realities of immigrating to a new land and felt a strong sense of displacement, eventually finding connection through volunteering to help refugees. It was during this time that the concept for Aleph was born.
“As soon as I moved here, all these questions of identity started coming up. I started asking myself where home really was and what it meant to me. I realized that for me, home is a place that never really existed but combined influence from Palestine, Lebanon, Dubai and Iran. This is when I realized how similar the food was and still is in most of these countries, and so I decided to create a place out of their similarities rather than focusing on their differences… something I hope Vancouver will embrace too”– Haitham El Khatib, Owner at Aleph Middle Eastern Eatery
Aleph strives to create unity through simple, honest and flavourful food by inviting the surrounding community to break bread in a cozy yet intentionally curated space.
“The premise behind our food is that it is unedited and there is not a lot of cooking involved in the process of creating our dishes. If you look at Middle Eastern cuisine, you may notice there are many elements with quite loud flavours. We’re trying to do something slightly different at Aleph by combining these flavours in a new way to embrace authenticity while allowing room for creativity.” – Haitham El Khatib, Owner at Aleph Eatery.
When: Aleph is set to open the doors to its bright, airy and inspiring space in mid December 2017.
Where: 1889 Powell Street (within the historic Hamilton Bank Building), Aleph features seating for 22 and is nestled along a bustling corridor of popular local businesses (industrial shops, factories, craft breweries, coffee roasters, warehouses, restaurants, offices and private homes).
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Soirette’s new 2017 Mooncake Collection recently just released and is perfect for sharing and gifting during the Mid-Autumn Festival on October 4th, 2017. The unique collection of Snow Mooncakes, featuries a wonderful selection of fresh fruit, refreshing teas and French couverture chocolate. Made entirely from scratch […]