Hand Crafted Spirits on TSN1410 – Cafe Medina and The Fez

Marc Slingsby-Jones Mixes Up The ‘Fez’ Cocktail at Cafe Medina Joe Leary and I have been testing out those cocktails again and stumbled upon a rather tasty one (pardon the overused pun) at Cafe Medina for the latest Hand Crafted Spirits Show on TSN1410. Known for their brunch, Cafe Medina serves up a lot more than…

Golden Dumpling Cook Off and Derby August 12!

Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie and Here There present Vancouver’s Golden Dumpling Cook Off! The Cookoff returns August 9th! Refreshments are by Red Truck Brewery, restaurants will plate fresh takes on the filling-and-wrapper format. An expert panel of judges will taste their way through entries from 17 restaurants battling to fill, wrap, steam and fry their way…

Les Dames d’Escoffier Induction 2015

I am honoured to announce that our Les Dames d’Escoffier BC Chapter welcomed ten new members from across the province! I am a member and on the board and am super proud of this group and all we do!  Also note we’ve got Summerdine coming up August 12, 2015. More here. The ceremony took place mid-dinner…

FunDeLentil Tour

For the month of June, 24 Food Day Canada restaurants in 7 cities across the nation are challenging one another in The FunDeLentil Tour. From Vancouver to Halifax they are serving signature dishes using the world’s best lentils on their menus. Canadians are encouraged to dine then vote online at fundelentil.ca for their favourite lentil dish/chef for a…

Robbie Burns Whisky Supper

Presented by Café Medina 780 Richards January 25 6:00 PM General Admission: $78* Celebrate the birth of Scotland’s favourite son and address the haggis for auld lang syne as Café Medina owner Robbie Kane and Executive Chef Jonathan Chovancek mark Robbie Burns Night with a welcome reception and three-course, family-style dinner paired with cocktails prepared…

Cafe Medina

Cafe Medina first opened in 2008 on Beatty Street and was soon the it place for brunch, often, and deservedly so, called the best in the city. Now it’s nestled into the L’Hermitage Hotel on Richard’s Street in the Library District and fortunately offers much more seating, although line ups are still seen, even on week days.The…

DIRTY APRON DELICATESSEN NOW OPEN AT 540 BEATTY STREET

Roast of the day, take home meals, gourmet sandwiches, deli meats and cheeses, produce, groceries and more The Dirty Apron Delicatessen, now open at 540 Beatty Street, will offer downtown-dwellers hot lunches, gourmet sandwiches, take-home carvery meals, deli meats and cheeses, produce, groceries and fresh flowers. Reminiscent of the general stores of old, the Delicatessen…

CROSSTOWN CUISINE REIGNS SUPREME

The people have spoken. For the 15th Annual Best of Vancouver issue, Georgia Straight readers have voted Beatty Street’s culinary row as their favourite stop, day and night, for all things food and drink.  Evening hotspot Chambar Restaurant took first place as the city’s Best Independent Restaurant, with daytime counterpart Café Medina awarded as the definitive…

Cafe Medina Opens Take-Out Window!

CAFÉ MEDINA OPENS TAKE-OUT WINDOW JUST IN TIME FOR OLYMPIC LINES- Providing Sweet Sustenance for Those on the Move Olympic game goers and Vancouverites alike will be pleased to know that Café Medina’s mouth-watering waffles and connoisseur-savvy coffees will be available at the café’s new take-out window. Located at the entrance of the café, the…