Spot Prawn Festival 2019

Spot Prawn Festival 2019 on May 19, 2019

Spot Prawn Festival 2019   On Sunday May 19, 2019,  join the Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia for a celebration of an iconic BC product at the annual Spot Prawn Festival 2019. The Spot Prawn Festival 209 is the Chefs’ Table Society’s annual Fundraiser allowing us to …

Slow Fish Dinner 2018

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 …

Wild Salmon Celebration

Wild Salmon Celebration on August 25, 2018

  Wild Salmon Celebration   at Fishermen’s Wharf, August 25, 2018 Summer in British Columbia means that the seasonal delicacies appear, and that includes fresh, ocean-caught wild salmon. In collaboration with BC Salmon Marketing Council, the Chefs’ Table Society of British …

buffets in Vancouver

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 …


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

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 …


Slow Fish Canada Dinner – night of seafood and wine

Slow Fish Canada dinner returns to Vancouver Well known chefs cook together to raise awareness for sustainable seafood Lovers of seafood and social times are to mark their calendars, as the Chefs’ Table Society‘s Slow Fish Canada Dinner returns at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts …


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 …


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 …