In celebration of this fifteen-year milestone, Coast is offering $15 seafood tasting plates for 15 days between September 3rd to 18th at 12pm to 6pm. Coast Restaraunt located on Alberni Street is celebrating their 15th Year Anniversary with a special menu between September 3rd to […]
The 10 day long ‘Go Blue on South Granville’ culinary event quickly wrapped up July 28 at The Rise Eastery. For this year’s fresh blueberry season, the British Columbia Blueberry Council (BCBC) teamed up with the South Granville Business Improvement Association (SGBIA) to celebrate all […]
Last night I ate in the prep kitchen at Glowbal with Emad Yacoub, owner of the Glowbal Group with a few selected OG food bloggers – Sherman, Diana, Dennis. Catch our Instagram, in our IG Stories to see us being led down the restaurant downstairs to their prep kitchen for Glowbal’s Secret Chef’s Table. We didn’t know what to expect. Just like a blind date!
This new dinner series is just launching and gives you a super exclusive taste unlike any other you’ve experienced. It’s almost surreal – like a scene out of the movie Chef or For Grace. Spoiler alert below!
The prep kitchen is sectioned off. 10 seater round table, floral backdrop, fresh blooms and ambient music. The air is clear and minimal noise.
The tasting menu includes 8 courses with wine pairing.
Course one – Scallops and Smoked Sable Fish Crudo: This bright and favourable appetizer was perfect to kick off our taste buds. Lime caviar, ginger emulsion, watercress foam.
Wine Pairing: Vanessa Vineyard Viognier 2018 – Okanagan, BC
Course two – Cure Arctic Char: Mandarin pudding, shiso bavarois, cucumber gelee
Wine Pairing: Black Hills Rose 2017 – Okanagan, BC
Course three – Lobster Ravioli with lobster tail, seared foie gras, peas, fava beans and zucchini blossoms. Pair this with a glass of Petit Guiraud Sauternes for a long-balanced and luscious lingering finish.
Wine Pairing: Tantalus Blanc de Blanc – Okanagan, BC
Course four – Plum & Champagne: This smooth and silky granite with lemon Balm was a great palate cleanser.
Wine Pairing: Beringer Vineyards Chardonnay 2016 – Napa Valley, California
Course five – Seared Japanese A5 Wagyu served with honeydew, smoked purple potato, and a black truffle croquette explosion.
Wine Pairing: Domaines Barons de Rothschild Lafite ‘Legend R’ 2015 – Medoc, France
Course six – Smoked Pancetta wrapped lamb loin, lamb cheeks, wild mushrooms and bell peppers
Wine Pairing: Arinzano ‘Hacienda de Arinzano’ 2014 – Rioja, Spain
Course seven – Tender venison loin served with beef and blueberry crumbs, fennel purée, roasted date, and red current foam
Wine Pairing: Treana 2015 – Paso Robles, California
Course eight – Jivara Chocolate Mousse: feuilletine, caramel, gold flakes. Open up the circular sphere to a pleasant surprise! I won’t ruin it for you!
Wine Pairing: Burrowing Owl ‘Coruja’ – Oliver, BC
For more information on reservations Glowbal’s Secret Chef’s Table visit www.glowbalgroup.com/glowbal/
Glowbal by Glowbal
Cuisine: Pacific North West
590 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1A3
I was invited by the Glowbal Group for a menu tasting.
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TurF Vancouver is a fitness studio, restaurant & cafe and shop in the Kitsilano neighbourhood on West 4th. I love the healthy choices and wholesome food that makes you feel alive – no refined sugar, non-processed. Just a lot of organic ingredients, mostly plants and […]
Hydra Vancouver is an estiatorio Mediterranean restaurant & bar that just opened at the newly renovated luxury EXchange Hotel on 475 Howe Street (between Pender and Hastings.) The 180-seat Greek restaurant itself is a stunning bi-level, washed with natural light from its six-story atrium lobby. […]
Autostrada Osteria is a casual osterie on Main Street, Vancouver between East 32nd and 33rd. The Co-Owner and Head Chef come from La Quercia, founder of La Pentola and co-owner of Cinara. The menu focuses on quality ingredients, fresh handmade pasta and few regional wines. The 30 seater room is tiny and you will often feel like you are “sharing” a table with the people to the left and right of you. I recommend making a reservation and requesting for the booth seat by the aisle.
The name “Autostrada” – is an expressway in Italy.
I came here with my University BFF to celebrate my birthday. To start, the creamiest and fluffiest burrata from Italy (MP) and house-baked daily Focaccia 6.
Caesar 13: To add a bit of green to our carbo-loaded evening, we opt for a Caesar salad with anchovies. Heavy on the salt.
Strozzapreti 21: duck and anchovy ragu.
Garganelli Con Salsiccia 22: Fennel sausage, peas and pecorino.
There is nothing more indulgent and comforting than fresh pasta over wine and good company! The portions are perfect without leaving you feeling stuffed and bloated.
Next time, order the classic cacio e pepe, consisting of Pecorino, black pepper and butter. You’re welcome!
Cuisine: Italian, Pasta
Mon 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
4811 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3R9
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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. […]
Just like that the 6th annual Healthy Family Expo took place last weekend at the Vancouver Convention Centre on March 24th, 2019. This was a fun-filled day for with over 200 exhibitors showcasing healthy, active, eco-friendly products and services for Metro Vancouver families. We enjoyed all the healthy & […]
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.
|Hawksworth||Brunch: Prix-Fixe Menu & A La CarterBC Journey Tasting Menu & A La Carte||varies||April 21: Brunch 10:30 am to 2 pm; Dinner 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm||Vancouver|
|Notch 8 @ Fairmont Hotel Vancouver||Brunch Buffet||varies||April 21: 11 am or 1 pm||Vancouver|
|Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar||Brunch Buffet||$88 Adultn$40 Child 12 and Under||April 21||Vancouver|
|Arc Restaurant @ Fairmont Hotel Waterfront||Brunch Buffet||$55 Adult||April 21: 10 am or 12 pm||Vancouver|
|Bacchus @ Wedgewood Hotel||Prix-Fixe Menu||$65 Adult n$40 Child 12 and Under||April 21: 11 am to 2 pm||Vancouver|
|p2b @ Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel||Brunch Buffet||$55 Adult n$26 Child 12 and Under||April 21||North Vancouver|
|Pier 7 @ Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier||Special Menu||varies||April 19to22: 10:30 am to 2 pm||Vancouver|
|The Lobby Restaurant @ Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier||Brunch Buffet||$79 Adultn$7 Child Under 6n$39 Child 6 - 12||April 21: 11 am, 11:30 am or 12 pm||North Vancouver|
|Oceans 999 @ Pan Pacific Hotel||Brunch Buffet||$89 Adultn$85 Seniorn||April 21: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm||Vancouver|
|Dockside Restaurant||Brunch Buffet||$60 Adultn$33 Child||April 21: 10 am or 1 pm||Vancouver|
|Hilton Metrotown||Brunch Buffet||$60 Adult n$25 Child 6 - 12||April 21: 10:30 am to 2 pm||Burnaby|
|Sea to Sky Gondola||Brunch||$50 Adult Membern$50 Child Member n$78 Adult Non-Member include Lift Ticketn$32 Child Child Non-Member include Lift Ticket||Feb 14: 5 pm or 7 pm||Squamish|
|MIXT Lobby Lounge @ Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel||Brunch Buffet||$53 Adult n$27 Child 5 - 12||April 21: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm||Surrey|
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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 […]
The 20th Annual BCPMA Healthy Chef Competition took place March 20th at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Vancouver. It is co-hosted by BC Produce Marketing Association and BC Chefs’ Association (BCCA). There were over 500 guests in attendance and 10 restaurants showcasing their use of […]
Vancouver International Wine Festival is one of Canada’s premier food & wine event that you don’t want to miss. Although this year’s themed wine region is California, we enjoyed a sumptuous winery lunch at Lift Bar & Grill at Coal Harbour featuring food-friendly wines from Chile and Argentina.
Domaine Bousquet Organic Brut NV – Aromas of citrus, apple and tropical fruits. Tastes of green apple flavour and aroma, tropical and delicate minerality. Made from organic grapes.
Cono Sur Vineyards & Winery Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2018 – Aromas of citrus, grapefruit, lime, pineapples and white flowers. Smooth, flavourful taste of acidity, mineral and saline hints. 20% in French barrels for 5 months leads to a less oaky finish.
Viña Santa Ema Amplus Carmenére ONE 2017 – Aromas of sour cherries, black pepper and chocolate. Bright tasting, well bodied and concentration with a fruity ending linger.
Bodega Argento Cabernet Franc Reserva 2016 – Aromas of cherry, raspberry, currant leaves and fruits. Tastes of herbs and cassis for spicy notes. Tastes of sweet tannins, spiciness, rich and full-bodied with a long finish. Argento Reserva is a limited selection of fuller-bodied wines with a greater concentration of fruit and complexity. The grapes used to make these wines come from the Argento’s oldest vineyards in Mendoza.
Achaval-Ferrer Mendoza Malbec 2017 – Aromas are fresh and floral, featuring blackberry, raspberry and violets. Taste is dense, thick with a noticeable mineral frame. It is acidic with silky tannins and a long finish.
My favourite was the bright crimson Gran Reserva Carmenere from Santa Ema.
Featured Lunch Menu:
- AMUSE: Argentinean Prawn with Chimichurri
- CHILLED SEAFOOD SALAD: Wine braised octopus, clams, mussels, squid, chorizo chips and warm garlic beard
- SLOW COOKED BEEF SHORTRIB: Infused Jasmine rice, winter vegetables, spicy corn salsa and red pepper coulis
- CHOCOLATE MOCHA CAKE WITH SALTED CARAMEL
Mon 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Menchion Mews, Vancouver, BC V6G 3H2
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If you are looking for different ways to celebrate and ring in Lunar New Years, I am excited to share with you the Year of the Pig themed afternoon tea at H Tasting Lounge at The Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, Coal Harbour neighbourhood. The stylish […]