Cocktails in Kitsilano

Some fun news from our favourite neighbourhood restaurants! Four restaurants in the Vancouver neighborhood of Kitsilano collaborate via Instagram to bring awareness to the growing cocktail culture forming in the neighborhood.  For the month of November AnnaLena, Maenam, Mission Kits and Supermarine welcome guests to enjoy a craft cocktail at their establishments and Instagram a…

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…

Chef Angus An Hosts Meyer Family Vineyards at Maenam

Great wines and stellar bites come together on April 16, 2014 as Maenam’s Chef Angus An and sommelier Kurtis Kolt join forces with Meyer Family Vineyards  and  Jak Meyer. 13 guests will sit down to a family-style 3-course menu of fresh Thai flavours paired with Meyer Family’s new release Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. Jak Meyer pours, answers…

Where to Ring in 2014 – Vancouver

Now that we’ve almost got Christmas out of the way, it is time to think about New Year’s Eve plans.  While I have spent the last few years at home (don’t worry not ALONE) there’s a few spots that are VERY tempting and I may just hit the town this year (WATCH OUT).  Here’s a…

River Market Gets Even Tastier with Longtail Kitchen

He’s cooked in Michelin-starred kitchens around the world, his multi-awarded Kitsilano restaurant Maenam has won accolades locally and internationally, and he splits his executive chef hours between Vancouver and New York City. Chef Angus An shows no signs of slowing though — this May, he’ll launch a brand-new venture at River Market: Longtail Kitchen. Inspired…

Chef Mark Filatow of Kelowna Wins Gold Medal Plates Vancouver

Gold: Mark Filatow (Waterfront Restaurant & Wine Bar) Kelowna, paired with Orofino 2010 ‘Scout Vineyard’ Syrah Silver: Quang Dang (West Restaurant & Bar) Vancouver, paired with Foxtrot 2009 Pinot Noir Bronze: Angus An (Maenam) Vancouver, paired with CedarCreek 2011 Riesling Best of Show Award Winners Gold: Nichol Vineyard 2009 Syrah Silver: Le Vieux Pin 2011…

Chef Angus An – Maenam Restaurant – Gold Medal Plates

#goldmedalplates Chefs from across British Columbia will meet in Vancouver on Friday November 16, 2012 at the Vancouver Gold Medal Plates Canadian Culinary Championships.  The winner will move on to compete at the National Championships (Kelowna February 8/9, 2013) I sent them some questions prior to the challenge.  Here we dish up Maenam Restaurant’s chef and owner…

Chef Angus An Brings Modern Thai Cooking Skills To The Big Apple

MAENAM TAKES NYC Maenam, Kitsilano’s modern Thai hotspot, continues to make waves in the culinary world as Executive Chef Angus An brings his Thai expertise to SoHo’s Kittichai restaurant. Recruited as a chef consultant by Kittichai, New York’s answer to world-class Thai cuisine, Chef An is set to enhance their menu with a balance of…

Cooking For A Cause – Chef’s Celebrate the Great Bear Rainforest

The Gitga’at First Nation and King Pacific Lodge  have partnered to form Guarding the Gifts charitable organization in order to protect Great Bear Rainforest on BC’s northern coast which is in jeopardy as  projects such as the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline Project threaten to destroy this pristine country. On May 11 Cooking for A Cause at the Georgia Cannery…