Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder Chowdown – Nov. 24

Who will reign supreme in this year’s Seafood Chowder Chowdown, this Wednesday at the Vancouver Aquarium? Check out some shots from last year’s event and get your tickets asap as they are almost sold out.  Pictured here is Go Fish, last year’s winners. Tickets are $40 (non-members) and $32 (members) 12 of BC’s top Ocean…

Chilling out in Harrison

I have been out to Harrison in the summer for the Slow Food Cycle tour, and for romantic summer weekend getaways, but fall and winter also beckon me to this conveniently close getaway.  Last year we escaped in October for a night at Harrison Hot Springs Resort and ended up staying for two, and this October I returned solo for a…

Yellow tail Reserve Tasting

I’m always up for a wine tasting that involves big Ozzy reds, so when Yellow tail rolled into town to show off their reserve line, I was keen to taste.  I understand the consumer friendly regular Yellow tail line’s appeal, but for my palate, I find there is too much residual sugar in the bottle,…

Growing Chefs! Raises Over $12,000 at “From Farms to Forks” Gala

Children’s urban agriculture program set to expand to more schools than ever in 2011  Food Pictures Below! Growing Chefs!  announces that their sold-out annual fundraising gala From Farms to Forks: A Harvest Kitchen Party raised over $12,000 for their 2011 school program. Hosted at the Dirty Apron Cooking School on Monday night (October 25, 2010), seventy-five food…

Cupcake Challenge 2010

Photos and Editorial by Gillian Guilmant-Smith – Is it ever possible to have too much of a good thing?  Well, this premise was put to the test at Vancouver’s first Cupcake Challenge held on June 20th at the Roundhouse Community Centre.  Butter cream ruled the day as guests sampled tasty treats from local cupcakeries Bon…

Tinhorn Creek Wine Tasting With a Social Twist

 By Gillian Guilmant-Smith – On Wednesday, May 26, Tinhorn Creek hosted “Wine Tasting with a Social Twist” at the CBC Lounge on Hamilton Street. Guests were greeted by a host bearing name tags and ballots, with instructions to fill out the forms while rotating through the stations in the room.  The idea was to guess…

Aboriginal Cuisine by Executive Chef Daryle Nagata

For the remainder of February, The Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver features the “Kla-how-ya” Aboriginal Village and Chef Daryle Nagata’s unique aboriginal-inspired, west coast maki rolls, smoked salmon on bannock and more, in their Café Pacifica or Cascades Lounge, starting at $10 each. I sampled some of these treats at an Aboriginal Tourism event.  I am hoping…

Holland Heinkein House

If you take a trip out to Richmond’s Ozone make time for The Holland Heineken House.  Hosted by the Dutch Olympic Committee, this 5,000 square meters in the Minoru Area is right beside the Richmond Olympic Oval, home of the Dutch favourite, speed skating. At  night check out the medal ceremonies held for Dutch athletes, listen to live Dutch entertainent and DJ’s, and if…

Alberta Pavilion

Alberta has brought the province to Vancouver at Robson and Beatty Street, where The Atlantic Trap and Gill is usually found.  The actual house and restaurant within isn’t open to the public, but it does host guests who are presented with Alberta’s business and tourism opportunities, along with athletes and media.  http://alberta.ca/vancouver2010/alberta-house.htm Alberta Plaza, in front of Alberta House, is open…

Richmond OZone’s BC Street

Richmond OZone – BC Street – In addition to the main attractions in and around the Ozone in Richmond (concerts, ice sculpture competition, a ferris wheel, skating and the amazing olympic cranberry ring pictured to the left), BC Street is open next to city hall on the east side of the Ozone.  Here you’ll find the seven regions of…