Over the years, Famoso Italian Pizzeria + Bar has been offering Italian dishes and Neapolitan pizza in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and other Canadian cities. We love their authentic Naples pizza – a thin, crisp crust, soft centre and fresh 100% Canadian cow’s milk mozzarella. […]
The other night I attended a “When Poultry Meets Wine” popup dinner at Edible Canada with Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry. The action-packed evening was filled with delicious eats featuring different poultry products, wine pairings from Ripples Estate Winery and a culinary demonstration by Chef Tobias on […]
Chef Clement Chan and the Torafuku team celebrates Torafuku’s third birthday. Torafuku translates to lucky tiger in Japanese, and tiger is the Chinese zodiac symbol for the number three. We’ve been here for their grand opening and curated private events! Now Chef Chan continues to explore the borders of Pan-Asian food with classical French and Italian influences. In honour of this significant anniversary, Torafuku is launching a new menu with dishes that are playful in spirit and serious in execution. We were lucky enough to sample the new summer menu prepared by Chef Sandy Chen!
Starting the evening off right is an Instagram worthy beautiful drink named Emarosa: Strawberry infused godernador pisco, lime lemongrass jasmine tea and eggwhite.
For the non-alcoholic drinker we have a refreshing mocktail of Yuzu Lemon Soda: yuzu lemon juice, simple syrup and soda.
The Dirty Bird 16: chicken liver pate, mustard seeds, yuzu pickled Tokyo turnips, apricot puree, grilled fukikake sour dough. A beautiful depth of creamy fattiness with sweet tartness of summer fruits! I’d like a loaf of the bread to go please!
Dropping Mad Beets 18: Roasted golden beets, “Mizukan” pickled red beets, maitake and shiitake mushrooms, candied walnuts, garlic kale, torched burrata.
Poutine ??? 18: Duck leg ragout, polenta tempura fries, shaved parm, star anise gastrique, local greens yuzu vinaigrette. I bet you can’t have just one! These fries are seriously addictive! Not to mention the duck ragout is super tender and flavourful!
Uni Corn 29: Is this the purple unicorn of Asian inspired pasta dishes? Nero spaghetti, roasted corn, garlic buttered spot prawns, snow crab, herb crumble, uni bisque. Uni was not in season so clams were used as a substitute instead.
The Donald 28: Charcoal grilled duck breast (prepared medium rare), shaved foie gras, compressed beets, roasted cauliflower and puree, ginger nettle spatzle. Perfectly cooked tender with just the right about of fat:meat ratio.
Gone Fishin’ 30: I love fish, especially crispy whole fish. This crispy whole sea bream fish was soft, moist and fragrant with toasted shrimp, crispy shallots, soy beans crumble, sweet and sour sauce with coconut rice. The perfect “simple” dish with a kick of heat!
Humble Pie 10: Kalamansi custard, citrus tart, candied orange, vanilla mousse.
Magic Stick 10: Chocolate ganache, hazelnut feuilletine, matcha crumble, condensed milk ice cream.
Both desserts was the best Happy Ending you could ask for – offering both sweet and salty.
Torafuku also offers tasting menus if you just want to be taken care of! Leave it to the Chef! Reservations high encouraged and the best seat in the house for photos is by the window! Otherwise the bar is a great view at the Chefs in action.
I was invited by Torafuku for a menu tasting. All opinions are my own.
Torafuku Vancouver 寅福
Cuisine: Asian, Fusion, Izakaya
Tuesday – Sunday: 5:30 p.m – 11:00 p.m
958 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 2W1
Mott 32 卅二公館 in Vancouver recently just launched their summer menu and we were so excited to taste test it before it was open to the public. This high end fine dining Chinese restaurant is located at Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver at 1161 W Georgia […]
Earls Restaurant Group is opened its new Ambleside Beach location on May 9, 2018. The first Earls to open in BC since 2010, Earls Ambleside Beach has been conceived specifically for this West Vancouver location and demographic. The design is ‘West Coast meets California Beach’ style […]
Hello Fresh is a meal delivery service in Canada. They deliver to nine different markets: Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Québec, Newfoundland, and the Maritimes. They deliver via courier Sunday-Thursday every week depending on your postal code. Usually deliveries will arrive between 8am-8pm. Although the window seems long, they often arrive before 5pm. You will receive an email with your tracking number or you can check your account settings for availability.
While the concept is nothing new, we like the selection of ready-to-cook meals with fresh local ingredients delivered right to the door. This flexible subscription food delivery service is tailored for busy people looking for a home cooked meal without going grocery shopping and doing the prep work. Your groceries will stay fresh for the duration of the week. Their recipes are created using ingredients that stay fresh long enough for you to enjoy them in the week you have received them. Of course, we’d suggest that you prepare your fish at the beginning of the week versus over, say, beef! Get your HelloFresh promo code below!
The packaging of Hello Fresh is nicely packaged in a cardboard box that is insulated with plenty of ice packs to keep you food fresh until you get home the night of delivery. The food is said to last up to 36 hours.
I like that their meats are raised without the use of antibiotics, added hormones or animal by-products!
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Every spring a dusty array of Millennial Pink coats the city with cherry blossoms. While pictures of sakura probably is flooding your Instagram, the truth is the taste of cherry blossoms is even better than their smell. The flowers and leaves of the cherry tree […]
Sushi Bar Maumi is a by reservation only Japanese restaurant in the West End neighbourhood of Vancouver – particularly between Bute and Davie. Menu focuses on traditional nigiri sushi. The omakase menu consists of a course of 11 pieces of sushi for $75 per person […]
The Holy Crab recently launched a new lunch menu that offers delicious cajun seafood fare at a reasonable price – all under $18. Like their seafood boil, it uses a variety of premium and locally sustainable seafood choices, of which many are Ocean Wise. In addition, there is also a Kid’s menu with favourites like Shrimp Po Boy for $9.
The lunch menu is loaded with lots of variety and great comfort food items like fish & chips, creamy cajun seafood pasta, blackened catfish with etoufee on rice. But there is also a lighter option like their seafood & avocado salad stacker!
DIRTY RICE 13 | +2 Fried Egg: Clams, Mussels, Tiger Prawns, Calamari, Catfish, House-Made Garlic Pepper Sauce
GARLIC SHRIMP PASTA $15: Tiger Prawns, Shrimp, House-Made Garlic Pepper Sauce, 63-Degree Poached Egg, Parmesan, Linguine or Spaghetti. You can substitute Prawn and Shrimp with Chicken.
LOBSTER GRILLED CHEESE $18: Served with Seafood Chowder or Seafood Bisque. Fresh Lobster Meat, Melted Mozzarella, Dill & Cheddar Bechamel Sauce, Lobster Butter, Sweet Panini Bread
- Shrimp Grilled Cheese $14
- Plain Grilled Cheese $10
CREAMY CAJUN SEAFOOD PASTA $18: Clams, Mussels, Crawfish, Tiger Prawns, Creamy Tomato Cajun Sauce, Sauteed Onion & Mushroom, Linguine or Spaghetti. You choice of spice Level: Mild / Medium / Spicy
FISH & CHIPS 1PC $10 | 2PCS $14: One of the value menu items I’d say with giant pieces of Crispy Battered Catfish. Served with Tartar Sauce, Lemon Wedge and Cajun “Crack” Fries and Creamy Coleslaw.
SEAFOOD & AVOCADO SALAD $15: Crab, Shrimp, Avocado, Tomato, Corn Kernels, Arugula, Red Apple Dark Balsamic, Cranberry & Pear White Balsamic
CRISPY FISH SANDWICH $12: Badass Filet O Fish fans make a mad dash for this
Crispy Fried Catfish sammy. Served with Creamy Coleslaw, Arugula, Tartar Sauce, Soft Ciabatta and Cajun fries.
BLACKENED CATFISH WITH ETOUFFEE ON RICE $18: Pan-Seared Catfish Fillet, Shrimp Etouffee Sauce, Steamed Vegetables, Jasmine Rice. The catfish is delicious and flavoured. However I do wish that this came with wild rice instead of white jasmine rice.
What’s your favourite dish?
We were invited by The Holy Crab for a menu tasting.
The Holy Crab
Cuisine: Seafood, Southern
Mon 11:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue 11:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 11:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
1588 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2G5
Aleph Eatery is a Middle Eastern restaurant that recently just opened in Vancouver at 1889 Powell Street. The space although tight is bright, airy and cozy – decor cross sectioned between Kinfolk and Cereal Magazine. Pastel pallets faded and banquette seating frames the restaurant with floating tables […]
Coquille Fine Seafood is restaurant for seafood lovers. It is located in Vancouver Gastown at 181 Carrall Street where Secret Location used to be. This pink restaurant features Millennial pink booth seats that reminds you of Oretta in Toronto and Sketch in London. You may remember […]
If you love Peruvian cuisines than you would love what Cacao Progressive Latin offers. We were super excited for Chef Jefferson Alvarez’s trip to Peru because we knew he would come back with some goodies. Between March 2 to 7, Cacao will host an amazing dining event: Memories of Peru.
The tasting menu welcomes you with a true Peruvian style Pisco Sour. Mixologist Sergio Grandolfo uses an Angostura from Peru that has a more floral nose and heightened bitter after taste. Traditional angostura bitters are more syrupy with a faint scent.
Appetizer finger snacks include:
- cachapa & cheese
- chicharron and El XO (Latin version of XO sauce made with Argentina ants and scallops)
- anchovy churro (this wildly reminds me of these snacks from Japan)
Sunchoke and Quinoa with Inva Leaf
Sea Urchin Custard with tapioca and cancha
Ceviche: leche de tigre and cancha. Imagine this filled in a poke bowl.
Bransino: Kawicha salad. We loved the bright flavours and crispy fish skin!
Wild Boar with salsa Huacatay, squash puree and dehydrated cilantro.
Mamey Mousse: Cacao nibs Maca sponge. Mamey fruits has the color of papaya and the creaminess of bananas.
Cacao Ball with fruit jelly. Can I order a dozen of these to go?
We hope you had chance to enjoy this delicious tasting menu! $65 per person. The stuff is pretty amazing and loaded with a lot of deeply flavourful sauce and textures.
I was invited by Cacao for a menu tasting.
Tue 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
1898 W 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1G5
Vancouver International Wine Festival‘s Winery Lunch took place yesterday at Lift Bar & Grill at Coal Harbour. The reception featured a sumptuous sit-down lunch featuring food-friendly wines from Latin America. Enjoy wines from Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. Featured Wines: Bodega Catena Zapata Catena Malbec 2015 Domaine Bousquet Organic […]
Vancouver International Wine Festival‘s Winery Dinners took place last night at Yew Seafood and Bar at the Four Seasons Vancouver Hotel. The Italian Dinner was featured Castello di Gabbiano‘s winemaker Frederico Cerelli for a night of exceptional Italian wines and west coast cuisine. Featured […]