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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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Taste of Quebec at PICAchef – April 8-12

A Taste of Quebec in Vancouver at PICAchef (Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts) Pacific Institute of the Culinary Arts, in  partnership with the Quebec government is highlighting Quebec’s finest culinary producers during the week of April 8 as a part of the Grocery Showcase West tradeshow on …

PICA Kitchen Party
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My Tasting Notes for the PICA Kitchen Party at Vanwinefest

    Tasting Notes from the PICA Kitchen Party on March 2, 209 Vancouver International Wine Festival   If you can only go to one food and wine pairing event during the Vancouver International Wine Festival, then you should buy tickets to the PICA Kitchen Party which features delectable …

Slow Fish Dinner 2018
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Slow Fish Dinner 2018 featuring seafood paired with wine

  5th Annual Slow Fish Dinner 2018 at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts Join us for a unique chance to celebrate local sustainable fish and seafood at the Slow Fish Dinner 2018 on September 23, 2018 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, 1505 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J …

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All You Can Eat Buffets in Vancouver

If you’re frugal like me and own a wide selection of elastic waistband pants, then you probably love to go to a buffet occasionally. So here’s my list of all you can eat buffets in Vancouver and surrounding areas.  Unless otherwise indicated, all buffets below are buffets in …

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Recap of PICA Kitchen Party Food and Wine Event

[To view photo gallery, scroll to end of page and click on “View as full site”] … Recap of PICA Kitchen Party Event Everyone loves a good party and the best parties seem to be those where good food and good wine starts in the kitchen. But I’d dare say that the best kitchen …

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PICA Kitchen Party at Vanwinefest – My Tasting Notes

[To view on mobile, scroll to end of page, and click on View as Full Site] Several years ago when I wasn’t a blogger and I actually purchased a ticket to the Tasting Room at the Vancouver International Wine Festival, it was such an overwhelming experience as I literally tried to taste each …

Slow Fish Dinner
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Chefs’ Table Society of BC’s Slow Fish Dinner Returns

Chef Alana Peckham’s pan seared halibut with miso wakame puree, orange soy espuma, sesame bok choy 1 – Sombilon Photography Chefs’ Table Society of BC’s Slow Fish Dinner Returns Act Fast to secure your Slow Fish Dinner tickets! The News: Lovers of local seafood and social …

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FROM NOVICE COOKS TO CULINARY GENUISES

There’s an urban legend that I always eat for free, which I find entirely amusing as I’m thinking, hey, maybe it’s my evil twin that is getting all my free food because as far as I know, besides the occasional media launch of some fabulous product, seasonal menu launch of a …

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My Winey Chilean Valentine… PICA Advanced WSET wine class

I usually spend Valentine Day pursuing my favorite activity – chocolate eating, but this year one of my friends @CathyBrowne won two tickets to a special Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA) Advanced WSET wine tasting at which the Sommelier of Cocha y Toro poured a special line up of 9 …

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Bistro 101 Offers Four Star Cuisine at Two Star Prices

Just steps away from Vancouver’s public market on Granville Island is the unpretentious Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA) where aspiring chefs can obtain a culinary arts diploma, oenophiles can enroll in the WSET program, hobby chefs can take a variety of hands-on cooking classes or …