Gold Medal Plates Victoria 2017 – Chris Remington The Hooded Merganser

Checking in with Chef Chris Remington Before Victoria’s Culinary Championships I’ve had the luck of meeting Chef Chris Remington a number of time and he’s even taken us out to the restaurant’s farm in Penticton. Chef Remington is at the Penticton Lakeside Resort at the Hooded Merganser Restaurant and he’s competing this year in Gold…

Gold Medal Plates Victoria 2017 – Chef Ryan Zuvich of Hilltop Bistro

Checking in with Ryan Zuvich of Hilltop Bistro Before Victoria’s Culinary Championships Each year I interview the chefs competing in Gold Medal Plates and here we go again! Can’t wait to see them all next week in Victoria!  Thanks Ryan Zuvich for being the first to answer. Tell us a little bit about your restaurant…

Tayybeh: A Celebration of Syrian Cuisine

Tayybeh Syrian Caterers Present A Community Meal in Honour of the Pomegrante Syrian food is full of colour and flavour, much like the stories of the women in the kitchen on the evenings when these Vancouver caterers present their glorious food.  The latest Tayybeh dinner was inspired by the colours, tones, scents, and complex flavours of…

Central Park Farms Dinner At The Farm

A Trip to Abbotsford To Central Park Farms  – Free Range Farming At Its Best There’s nothing better than dinner in the field when the weather is good and the food comes from mere meters away.  We meet the farmers from Central Park Farms earlier in the summer when we dined at Maan Farms and…

Chef’s Table Society Goes Wild For Pink Salmon

Chefs and The BC Salmon Marketing Council for a celebration WILD SALMON Don’t know about you, but we are trying to soak up all the summer we can before fall settles in! There’s been some fantastic outdoor feasts of late and we’re hoping this weather continues as we’ve got more planned, next weekend’s Feast of Fields and…

Let’s Go To The PNE – PNE Food Touring

PNE Food – Venturing Outside the Comfort Zone There’s still time to catch the fun at the PNE (lots of great bands still to play too!) and there’s definitely some PNE Food you’ll not want to miss, and perhaps some that you may find just a wee bit iffy. Michael had work off last Wednesday,…

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…