Red Ribbon Cocktail Fundraiser

In the lead up to World AIDS Day 2015 (Dec 1), the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation is launching a new fundraising initiative called the “Red Ribbon Cocktail Fundraiser” to raise awareness of HIV and generate financial support for compassionate care at the Dr. Peter Centre. The fundraiser runs until December 1st. Bars and restaurants in Vancouver…

Thanksgiving at West

Still not organized for Thanksgiving – Still some tables left at West Restaurant Celebrate The Seasons Friday, October 10th – Monday, October 13th Delight your friends and family with traditional holiday flavours with a contemporary twist, as Executive Chef Quang Dang presents an exclusive seven-course Thanksgiving Tasting Menu. With suggested festive wine pairings carefully selected by Wine…

California Wines at West

West Restaurant’s Executive Chef Quang Dang has worked tirelessly to create a dinner perfectly paired with wines from some the top producers in California. Labels, including Edna Valley Vineyard, Ghost Pines Vineyard, Louis M. Martini Winery, and MacMurray Ranch. Wednesday, April 23, 2014 West Restaurant 2881 Granville Street, Vancouver 6–9 PM Tickets are $195 per…

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…

West Martini Wine Dinner

Louis M. Martini Wine Dinner – Napa, California Special Guest: Principal + Fine Wine Specialist, Peter Marshall When: Tuesday November 26th at 6:30pm Cost: $140 + tax + gratuity per person Includes reception + five-course dinner with each course paired with Louis M. Martini wines. Tickets: Please contact Owen Knowlton, 604 738 8938 or email Join…

West Presents Guest Chef Series

Chef Juneau is past winner of Gold Medal Plates 2011; sure to be an evening to remember – GLV Guest Chef Martin Juneau of Pastaga Restaurant – Montreal When: Monday October 21st at 6:30pm Cost: $100 per person + tax + gratuity Includes five-course dinner, beverages are additional. Tickets: Please contact Owen Knowlton, 604 738 8938…

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 Quang Dang – West 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 West Restaurant’s Chef Quang Dang’s…

Thanksgiving at West Restaurant

October 5th – October 8th, 2012 Executive Chef Quang Dang has crafted an exclusive Thanksgiving Tasting Menu, where traditional holiday flavours meet his contemporary-style cuisine. With suggested pairings carefully selected by Wine Director Owen Knowlton, it will truly be a celebration to remember. TURKEY TASTING MENU amuse-bouche lytton pear salad farmhouse castle blue cheese, celeriac,…

Autumn Guest Chef Series at West

Executive Chef Quang Dang is proud to present a Guest Chef Series at West this autumn, with an exciting round up of chefs who represent the next generation of culinary achievement across North America. “We’re tremendously excited to welcome these three outstanding chefs to West,” Dang said, “they are truly some of the finest talents…