What’s Good This Week in Vancouver Version 2017.0

What to do in Vancouver this week of January 2017 Is it just me or does it seem like the new year really starts in the second week of January? Last week wasn’t bad, it’s not like I ate a dozen donuts in one seating, I actually had some great gal pal time  and even…

Chef Jefferson Alvarez Cacao Vancouver

  Chef Jefferson Alvarez has had a busy fall as he’s recently opened Cacao, inspired Latin American plates in Kitsilano. We had a few questions for him as he preps for Gold Medal Plates to compete for Gold, but there were no hints as to what he’ll be serving! Tell us a little bit about your…

What’s Good This Week August 4+

Vancouver Events Well I’m a little behind this week as a stupid summer cold has slowed me down, but I’m hoping the worst is over as there’s no time to be sick! This week we are prepping for Les Dames Summerdine happening next Wednesday, Meet the Rancher at Hopcott in Pitt Meadows, which makes a nice…

Bullipedia Fundraiser with Chefs Jefferson Alvarez and Chanthy Yen

While we have many talented chefs on the scene today, not every chef can mentor our future chefs, ensuring that talent is spread, futher developed and not lost. Over the years Chef Jefferson Alvarez, most recently cooking at Secret Location, and now scouting for a location of his own , has taken many eager chefs under his wing and sent…

Chef Jefferson Alvarez and Txotx Basque Imports Pop Up Basque Pintxos Bar

Walking into a bustling pintxos bar in the Basque Country is an experience. On the counter are dozens of beautiful small bites being enjoyed by groups of friends as they discuss the day’s events. Between bites, txakoli (a light, effervescent white wine) and sidra (an acidic and funky cider) are ordered to cleanse your palate…

Secret Location’s All About Mom Dinner

We’ve heard your Mom wants breakfast in bed, so instead of brunch this year, let her sleep in and instead join Secret Location’s event on Saturday May 9. This All About Mom Dinner is a special 10 course evening for $95 and we’ve heard she’d prefer this, over eggs benny any day! If you haven’t been to…

Flashback to Hamid Salimian’s Persian New Year’s Menu

Now that I’ve got my ticket reserved for an upcoming evening where Chef Salimian will be cooking his fantastic Persian cuisine, I am happy to re-share a meal from the past. I’m selfish you see (mostly only when it comes to divine food) and I just don’t want you to beat me to the reservation. As…

Secret Location 10-Course Dining Around The World

In 2015, Secret Location’s Chef Jefferson Alvarez encourages diners to “Take a journey with us and travel through Spain, Italy, France, Asia, Persia, and South America.” From the evening of January 5th to March 21st the restaurant will serve a 10 course dining experience for $95, including complimentary drinks. Spain | January 5-17 Italy | January 19-31 France | February…

Cancelled – Secret Location welcomes Thiago Castanho

Unfortunately this is cancelled, as Thiago Castanho’s had to return home. BUT! Instead for $200…… august 12, 2014 Chef Jefferson Alvarez will be cooking a 16 course adventurous Tasting Menu, with drinks included, along side his talented friend Chef Hamid Salimian for $200! UNREAL This however is now off Cancelled…. Currently residing in Belém, Brazil, Thiago Castanho is…

Secret Location’s Amazing 300 dishes in 30 days

Head to Gastown and into the gorgeous room that houses Secret Location and where Chef Jefferson Alvarez creates his magic.  Alvarez is one of the city’s best and is challenging his crew with a daily changing menu of ten courses per day until February 15.  I sampled the menu on day one and it was…