The Union – A Strathcona Gem Launches New Menu

Stellar Southeast Asian Food at The Union Lately we haven’t been venturing much outside the neighbourhood to dine, and have been eating rather unadventurous dinners. Fortunately I got an invite to dine at The Union, and remembered how good some of my previous meals there, so packed full of flavour, so I was totally game….

Chef Victor Bongo Moves East to The Okanagan

Chef Victor Bongo Launches New Menu at The Naramata Inn and Releases Enchanté by Bongo Wines A few months back we joined Chef Victor Bongo in Vancouver to sample items for his new menu (details here), and now that he’s fully installed in Naramata he kindly asked us to join him for a Bongo-style weekend….

Les Dames d’Escoffier Summerdine Pacific Yacht Charters

Dine Out For a Cause – Les Dames d’Escoffier August 16, 2017 As a proud member of Les Dames d’Escoffier, I’m always eager for each year’s Les Dames Summerdine, a concurrent dinner party held all over the province raising funds for our scholarship and outreach programs. This year the fundraiser is on August 16th and…

Dinner With Chef Jonathan Chang And Open Apron

Open Apron Brings Chefs To Your Home For Exceptional Meals We were lucky enough to win a dinner for Valentine’s Day this year with Open Apron. Open Apron is a catering service where you can search out chefs and meals and have them come to your home and cook you a meal. Our Chef was…

Cha Le Tea Merchant: Fine Chinese Teas Steeped in Tradition

Yaletown Cafe + Shop introduces premium line of high quality, single origin teas from China In February we check out the then new Cha Le Tea Merchant Cafe + Shop and sampled some very high quality teas and tasty prawn, tuna and ricotta toast. Cha Le (pronounced chah•luh), which translates to “Happy Tea,” features upwards of 20 high-quality, handpicked…

TWG Valentine’s Day Menu and Treats

TWG Valentine’s Day – Take Time For Tea Got plans for Valentine’s Day yet? On Friday we checked out Chef Cliff Hohl’s latest menu at TWG Tea and left very impressed with just how gorgeous and delicious the TWG Valentine’s Day menu was. I love doing afternoon tea here (TWG was previously the Urban Tea Merchant)…

Temper Chocolate & Pastry Delights For Valentine’s Day 

Temper Chocolate Hearts For Your Sweatheart We’ve suggested a few gifts that weren’t edible in our last post, but know you’d really never think of celebrating Valentine’s Day without chocolate. We headed to West Vancouver for dine out last month and had an excellent meal at Feast. As we wandered up the street we peered…

Dine Out Vancouver Continues til February 5th

Dine Out Vancouver Offers 3-course Menu Deals Dine Out Vancouver has one week left and while we wish we had more evenings free for dining out, we did get to a few and have a couple photos and recommendations to share. Chicha Chalaco Ceviche- albacore tuna, sockeye salmon, pacific ling cod, scallops, prawns, green tigre…

Bocuse d’Or Fundraiser – Wishing Chef James Olberg Well On His Journey

BC Chefs Band Together For Canadian Chef in Bocuse d’Or Fundraiser Created in 1987 by Mater Chef Paul Bocuse, the Bocuse d’Or culinary competition is now in it’s 30 year. Twenty-four of the most promising chefs in the world go through two days of intense competition and give their very best to secure a top spot. Intense…

Potters Christmas Shop and A Spot of Tea at Honeybee

An Adventure to Surrey for Holiday Shopping and Afternoon Tea Celebrations of any sort were big at my house, and Christmas was no exception. Our house was fully decorated with a good measure of garlands, ribbon and the occasional poinsetta, and each year my sister and I would get an ornament on the night before Christmas,…