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Salty Cabbage Kimchi Launch Party Photo Gallery

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Gastown and Chinatown Tasting Plates Photo Gallery

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Gusto A Taste of Italy
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Gusto A Taste of Italy – My Review

  Gusto a Taste of Italy Offers Sweet and Savoury Morsels of Italy   Call me a sap or call me a corndog but whenever I’m in Italy, the song, “When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, That’s amore” keeps playing over and over in my head. Why, probably …

Koko Monk Chocolates
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The Chocolate Whisperer Opens a Second Koko Monk Chocolates Location

The Chocolate Whisperer opens a Second Koko Monk Chocolates Location Much like your first kiss, when that first bite of a chocolate carefully crafted by Paul Dincer, hits your taste bud, waves of sublime pleasure will overcome your taste buds prompting you to ride another wave with yet another …

Vancouver Gourmet Club
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The Vancouver Gourmet Club Gives You More Bang for Your Buck

Getting More Bang for Your Buck at the Vancouver Gourmet Club Being Asian doesn’t mean that we’re looking for the cheapest deal regardless of quality. No, rather it means getting the best quality of food, service or products for the best price – in other words, more bang for your buck. As …

Mount Pleasant Tasting Plates
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My Review of Tasting Plates Mount Pleasant

‬ [If viewing this on mobile, please go to end of blogpost and click on “View as Full Site”]    Vancouver Foodster’s Tasting Plates Mount Pleasant took us to French pastries, authentic Mexican food, glorious pizza pizza and Northern Chinese food – a mosaic of flavours …

Cacao Vancouver
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Test Kitchen Tuesdays at Cacao Vancouver

Photo credit for all photos on this page – Cacao Vancouver When a chef posts a message in his website that politely asks you to refrain from sharing the journey you know then that he’s totally seriously about the culinary journey he intends to take your taste buds on. Being a blogger aka …

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Tacofino Oasis Offers Downtown Workers Mexican food with a twist

    Tacofino Oasis Offers Downtown Workers Mexican food with a Twist Despite the fact that I hardly visit Tacofino’s “White Lightning” truck which sits a mere 100 feet from the front door of my office building, I’m a big fan of Tacofino but not so much of the long …

Virtuous Pie
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Virtuous Pie proves that faking it can be a good thing

Virtuous Pie proves that faking it can be a good thing I have a love hate relationship with cheese. I love it but it hates my guts. Literally. So when I heard that a new restaurant offering vegan pizzas and ice cream was opening I pushed Virtuous Pie to the top of my Restaurant Bucket List. Before …

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Grapes & Soda Happy Hour Adds $7 Wines

UPDATE – $7 wines added to Grapes & Soda Happy Hour Since the last time I came here for happy hour, Grapes & Soda has updated their happy hour by offering three magnificent $7 organic wine selections: Pares Baltas Cava Brut, NV Spain:  In love with bubbles, this Spanish cava will not …

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Its Ooh La La Tuesdays at La Cigale with $0 corkage fee

Is there anything better than a night out with the girls at a fabulous French bistro having a great meal with a nice bottle of luscious red wine? Well there is, if you go to La Cigale on a Tuesday night when you can bring in a bottle of wine from your very own cellar for $0 corkage fee (only one …

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Sitting happy with Don Corleone, Rossini and the Godfather at Francesco’s happy hour

On one of my daily leisurely one hour strolls before work, I came across a sign advertising FRANCESCO’S happy hour special promotions and I knew that I’d have to try Francesco’s happy hour specials as I’ve been to a few media events here that were nothing short of …

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Reflections at Rosewood Hotel Georgia Is Not Just Another Sexy Patio

Tis the season to be brown and tanned all over and in that frame of mind, I’ve been patio hopping the past few weeks, enjoying the warm summer nights and ocean breeze blowing through my hair. And one of Vancouver’s most popular patio, Reflections has long been on my list of places to …

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A whole lot lotta happy at Gotham Steakhouse’s happy hour

  I rarely eat steaks at steak houses. That being said, I have been known to frequent happy hours at steak houses such as the Shore Club, Morton’s and the Palms Steakhouse whenever I travel to the States because as a single gal over 40 working in the legal profession, I like the high …

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Tête-à-Tête with Monsieur Cochon at Le Crocodile

[slideshow]   I’ve been eating at French restaurants since I was 15 which was a mere four years ago (insert big fat lie here) using my pay cheques from working at my father’s restaurant to satiate my epicurean appetite.  So when I heard about the annual Choucroute Dinner at Le …

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Southern Comfort and Joy at Mamie Taylor’s new lip smacking, finger licking weekend brunch

Left click on the gallery to view the full images You know you’re a brunch diva when you’re bored of smoked salmon Bennies, three-egg omelets and champagne mimosas. My favorite brunches seem to be from restaurants offering southern comfort food with fried chicken and grits where …

Spanish Tapas
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The Reinvention of Spanish tapas at Espana

  I’ve learnt that there is only one quiessential word you need to know when tapa hopping in the streets of Barcelona and that word is “Querer”  followed by vigorous finger-pointing at some plate of unknown deliciousness. All chased with vino tino.  Life doesn’t get better …

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Give Four Stars to The Farmer’s Apprentice – a restaurant whose cuisine ensures its success in Vancouver’s tough restaurant scene

…. In Vancouver, restaurants pop up and pop down faster than Lindsay Lohan can stagger on and off the bandwagon.  So what does it take to ensure that a new restaurant doesn’t die a slow and painful death? Restaurants such as Provence, Francesco’s,  La Terrazza and …

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DINE OUT VANCOUVER AT FORAGE – reserve now for a 3 course meal for $28 that is an unforgettable foodscape

Pacific Provider Spring Salmon Potato and Smoked onion “hash”, Leek Fondue, celery root remoulade Being fabulously frugal means never having to say “I’m sorry, but I haven’t made it yet to the latest and greatest new restaurant.”  Moreover, as my father’s …

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Feel Me, Touch Me, Eat Me… My tips for eating in the dark at Dark Table

  As a blogger who is used to playing with my food, it was an oddity to go to Dark Table restaurant where you eat your meal in complete darkness. What two hours of complete tweetless in Vancouver? So what was this supertweeter to do? The following is your ultimate guide to eating in the dark. …

La Pentola
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Please Forgive Me, but La Pentola Della Quercia’s 10 Course La Famiglia Supper is better than My Mamma’s Home Cooked Meals

    If my mother could read English, she’d punch me in the arm and tell me what a bad daughter I am. But truth be told, although my mother could make Chinese pastries like no one’s business, it was her three hour oyster stews and 20 minute steaks that had me running for the …

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My not so guilty pleasures chocolate and dessert tour in Kitsilano

Thomas Haas bags measure chocolate in useful increments On the Victoria Day long weekend, instead of spending those days doing necessary  taxes, I indulged in a not so guilty pleasures tour of the chocolatiers in  Kitsilano.  Doing taxes, eating chocolates… hmmm… really a non-brainer. …

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More than just Edible Canada its supercalifragilisticexpiali–deliciouso

Veal Marrow Get ready set…. Push that button and reserve reserve reserve. Dine Out is back but because I’ve decided to travel to two exciting travel destinations this year I’m not overindulging in Dine Out events and only doing the following two Restaurants as opposed to the six I did …

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Bird Watching at the Boozey Brunch at Fable Kitchen

I’ve been watching Food Network since it first aired having witnessed the rise of food stars of Rob Feenie who had a regular cooking show and Emeril Lagasse, The Bam Kick It Up a Notch man who created an empire of restaurants in the States and has since disappeared from Food Network.  So …

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An incurable epicurean’s degustation birthday feast of gastronomical proportions at Hawksworth Restaurant

Hawksworth Restaurant An incurable epicurean’s degustation birthday feast of gastronomical proportions at Hawksworth Restaurant From the moment I sat down and had my first meal at a four star French restaurant at the age of 15 (a mere 10 years ago cough cough) and discovered Beef …

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Exquisitely Yours at The Pear Tree: A Review of Sublime Proportions

Tête de Moine (Scented Swiss Cheese) with Fresh Pears and Nut Crisps – our neighbouring table’s dessert If passion was a spice I’m sure Scott and Stephanie Jaeger would own the patent as the cuisine at The Pear Tree goes more than one step beyond perfection, evidence that the …