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Timber knows how to throw a party

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One of my favourite restaurants, Timber, opened last November with a soft launch and has been steadily establishing themselves as the West End’s newest “go to” gastropub ever since. They celebrated this tonight with an official opening party. Timber is located in the Listel Hotel (right next to Forage) and is also run by Forage’s chef Chris Whittaker and team. It’s a […]

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Dining Out For Life at Forage

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Each year on one day restaurants in Vancouver, Whistler, Vancouver Island, along with restaurants across the United States participate in Dining Out For Life, an annual fundraising event which raises money for AIDS service organizations. Participating restaurants donate 25% of proceeds from lunch and/or dinner food sales to support people affected by HIV/AIDS. In Vancouver that money goes to registered […]

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Tea Ceremony

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Today I had the pleasure of attending a traditional Japanese tea ceremony at the invitation of the Vancouver Japanese Consulate. The ceremony took place in the Tea Gallery at the UBC Asian Centre, and was performed by Ms. Maiko Behr (tea ceremony instructor) in the Omotesenke traditional way of tea. Mr. Okada (Consul General of […]

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Blue Unsung Heroes 2016

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It’s February! That means that the Blue Water Cafe is running their Unsung Heroes event highlighting local and unique sustainable seafood items. Working with the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program, Chef Frank Pabst’s creates a menu using underutilized sustainable seafood items. The goal? Get people to try something different and sustainable, instead of more popular items which may be unsustainable or in […]

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Baconfest 2015

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Where does your bacon come from? Have you met the pigs? I have! All summer I’ve been visiting them down the road from my place at Urban Digs Farm, and I’ve been looking forward to Baconfest, the annual celebration of all things pig. I firmly believe you should know where your food comes from, and when […]

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Of all the gin joints

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Are you a gin fan? I sure am, it’s probably my favourite alcoholic spirit. There’s so much variety and so many amazing gins being produced right now; many of them in our own backyard. Forage, always on the forefront of locally sourced ingredients, has just launched a local gin tasting flight for the summer. Introducing “Of All […]

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#Glanzrak Wedding

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My dear friends Karen and Steve hosted their wedding at the Sutton Place Hotel in downtown Vancouver. Dean and I decided to make mini “staycation” out of it and spend the night at the hotel. We checked in around 2:30 p.m. and were warmly greeted by the staff who detailed all the hotel amenities and sent us up […]

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Eat! Vancouver 2015 at BC Place

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Eat! Vancouver is one of my favourite festivals, it’s a week long celebration showcasing Vancouver’s extraordinary culinary culture. There are many events throughout the city, all leading up to the big three day show at BC Place. There’s a lot going on at the big show; plenty of vendor booths to visit, which is a great chance to […]

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Canadian Flavours Gala

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The Eat! Vancouver festival is still going strong – this week long celebration of Vancouver’s culinary scene has many interesting events and seminars, all leading up to the big show at BC Place this coming weekend. Tonight was the Canadian Flavours Gala, a new Eat! Vancouver event. Taking place at the Terminal City Club, guests enjoyed an […]

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Outlandish Shellfish Kitchen Party

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The Eat! Vancouver festival is in full swing – this week long celebration of Vancouver’s culinary scene has many interesting events and seminars, all leading up to the big show at BC Place this coming weekend. Tonight the Vancouver Aquarium hosted the Outlandish Shellfish Kitchen Party as part of Eat! Vancouver. Chef Ned Bell (founder of […]