What’s Good This Week – The Last One of 2016

  How’s the season going for you? If you are like us we’ve been pretty darn busy, but now that the family visits are over and we’re settled in doing home things like making soup with our ham bones, we’ll need to get out and try a few more festive things before the year ends….

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…

Bittered Sling Bistro Pop-Up Dinner

Mexican Hat Dance Presented by The Bittered Sling Bistro Cibo Trattoria / UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar, 900 Seymour Street January 29 6:00 pm at Cibo Trattoria 8:00 pm at UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar 6PM Seating: $58* 8PM Seating: $58* Muy loco! After two years off the grid, Bittered Sling owners, award-winning bartender/sommelier Lauren Mote and celebrated…

Where to Brunch New Year’s Day Vancouver 2015

It’s the morning after the night before and no matter what your New Year’s resolutions are you’ve still got to eat.  Start the year with something delicious and set the tone for a tasty year. Belgard Kitchen January 1st Open Brunch Service 11am-5pm Hosting a boozy brunch from 11am-5pm on January 1st to cure your…

A Few Options To Celebrate the New Year In Vancouver

L’Abattoir  L’Abattoir is offering up two ways for guests this year. Those seated in the main dining area will be served the full a la carte dinner including baked Pacific oysters with Burgundy truffle; juicy pork shoulder with boudin noir; or Pacific ling cod fillet with a crispy sesame crust. Behind the bar, Shaun Layton will keep the…

Cibo Trattoria All Hallows’ Eve

On Thursday, October 30 and Friday, October 31 — the two days known across the world as “Devil’s Night” and Halloween, respectively — Cibo’s Chef Kassam will prepare a devilishly delectable five-course tasting menu that serves up clever nods to the feast of All Hallows’ Day, traditionally celebrated the day after Halloween. Chef Kassam’s menu is alternately sinister and sumptuous. In addition to à la…

B.C. vs. World: Bottle Royale Dinner 

Cibo General Manager/Sommelier Robert Stelmachuk and Executive Chef Faizal Kassam will share the stage with one of Vancouver’s preeminent wine personalities,Kurtis Kolt, as they host the B.C. vs. World Bottle Royale Dinner. Named the Sommelier of the Year at the 2010 Vancouver International Wine Festival and one ofWestern Living Magazine’s Top 40 Foodies Under 40, Kolt is a local wine critic, consultant and…

Campagna Farm Dinner at Cibo Trattoria

Exclusive dinner showcases best of local, farm-to-table freshness When: Wednesday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. Where: Cibo Trattoria, 900 Seymour St., Vancouver Special Guests: Sandra and Leonardo Zambrano, Campagna Farm Price: $99pp for 5-course menu and wine pairings, plus tax and gratuity Tickets: 604.602.9570 or robert@cibotrattoria.ca Executive Chef Faizal Kassam is very proud of his relationships with…

BC Spot Prawns – Spotted Around BC

We’ll collect some BC Spot Prawn dishes from restaurants and home cooks around Vancouver.  Anything to add?  Email me at cassandra at goodlifevancouver dot com. Le Gavroche – FRESH, LOCAL, SEASONAL UNTIL MAY 30TH Spot Prawn Ceviche & Prawn Cracker Sous Vide Chicken Breast stuffed with Spot Prawns & Citrus Vinaigrette Green Apple Souffle LE GAVROCHE…

Cibo’s Ligurian Regional Dinner

SAVOUR THE CUISINE OF LIGURIA IN CIBO’S NEXT ITALIAN REGIONAL DINNER, WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 Snuggled between the borders of France and Tuscany, on the edge of the Ligurian Sea lies the picturesque and historically significant region of Liguria. Beautiful beaches, towns that tumble to the sea and the surrounding Alps and Appennines mountain ranges do not…