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…
Tag: Food Event
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 &…
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 how to cook the perfect tender juicy chicken!
To begin the evening, Sommelier Ashley West introduced us on new wine pairings and how to pair wines with poultry. For example, always match your food intensity with wine intensity. And choose a wine that has stronger acidity than your dish.
Pro Tip: Regional Pairing – featuring wine and food that complements each other geographically. For example: Loire Valley, France goat cheese and Sauvignon blanc with high acidity.
- Crispy Duck Hearts: garam masala honey and ginger aioli.
- Duck Liver Pate: truffle, stone fruit compote with sourdough.
Wine Pairing: Radiance – Sparkling Blueberry Wine: sweet & refreshing flavour
Chef Tobias demonstrated how he prepares a butter poached free range chicken breast with a golden beets salad.
Pro Tip: Always cook chicken in low heat – 250F for 25 to 30 mins. The result will be buttery, tender and juicy! Never ever cook with high heat where you char the skin. The result will be dry, burnt chicken.
Fraser Valley Smoked Duck Salad: A perfect half boiled ajitama duck egg with endive, apple, pistachio, chervil and julienne Pekin smoked duck.
Wine Pairing: Cheam – a lovely blend of Gewürztraminer, Ehrenfelser, Chardonnay and Muscat sourced from the Okanagan. It is loaded with fragrant fresh flowers and ripe stone fruit, this medium bodied wine is a perfect table wine for any occasion.
Grilled Squab: Chermoula, buckwheat honey, white bean croquette and parsley. The meat is widely described as “tasting like dark chicken meat”. It is tender, juicy and hard to resist when cooked perfectly.
Wine Pairing: In·tem·per·ance– This rich deep dark colour fruit table wine bursts with intense flavours of blueberries. It has a high quantity of antioxidant and rich content of tannins.
Pro Tip: The “peanut butter” mouthfeel of rich tannins helps to cut fat from the food.
Butter Poached Free Range Chicken Breast: This is the same dish that Chef Tobias demonstrated earlier and it is absolutely deliciously soft and buttery. Served with crispy skin, golden beets, red grapes, fingerling chips and tarragon.
Roasted Okanagan Peaches: A soft and moist brown butter cake served with creme fraiche and basil.
Wine Pairing: Cu·pe·re – A beautiful end to any meal, this dessert wine is sweet to taste and has a deep dark colour full of intense blueberry aroma.
Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry offers a wide range of fresh family farmed products and Ready-To-Eat products like Smoked Pekin Duck Breast and Duck Farmer Sausage that contains no MSG and raised without antibiotics. These will be available for purchase at Edible Canada in Granville Island “pop up” store between August 17 to September 30.
The products are also available at The Farm Store in Chilliwack and at the following locations listed on their website.
Personally, I’m so excited about Yarrow Meadow Specialty Chicken (that are organic and raised without the use of antibiotics), Loong Kong Chicken (for testing recipes at home) and Silkie Chicken for making nourishing Chinese Soup.
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Edible Canada At the Market
Cuisine: Canadian, Grocery
Mon 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
1596 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9
Phone: (604) 682-6681
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…
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,…