Savour: Evening with Ned Bell & Best Buy Canada

Last week I was one of several lucky media guests invited by Best Buy Canada to an intimate evening dinner with Ned Bell, Ocean Wise executive chef at the Vancouver Aquarium. Savour was a memorable dining experience in the heart of Yaletown. An empty storefront was transformed into a longtable dining room, with decor mimicking…

Summer Patio Dining at West Oak

Whether enjoying a weekend evening or meeting up with friends after work, Vancouver’s sunshine during the summer months makes for great patio dining! This week, I had the pleasure of joining my fellow foodie influencers, Foodgressing and VanFoodies, for a hosted summer patio dinner at West Oak in Yaletown. Beautiful weather with some beautiful ladies…

Art and Music Come Together for a Magical Night at the Vancouver Aquarium

A whimsical aquatic wonderland awaits at the Vancouver Aquarium on June 21 for Night at the Aquarium. A multi-course dinner, live entertainment, and live action will come together in support of Ocean Wise’s conservation, research, and education programs. Guests will enjoy cocktails and canapes Ocean Wise approved crafted by partner restaurants including Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar, Market…

Summer’s in Full Swing at Joe Fortes #JFSummer

One of my favourite summer events in Vancouver is the Joe Fortes media patio party. What is not to love about good food, good cocktails and good company. And of course, an evening at Joe Fortes coveted rooftop patio overlooking Robson St is the place to be on a  summer evening. The patio has turned a…

Party with the Fishes as Vancouver Aquarium’s Gala Night returns

The Vancouver Aquarium sure knows how to throw a party, and this year, their signature event, Night at the Aquarium, will have a very Canadian theme. Our country is turning 150 year young in July, and on Thursday, June 15, foodies, wine lovers, and ocean ambassadors alike will celebrate Canada and its incredible coastlines at this award-winning gala fundraiser that…

21 Nautical Miles Seafood Bar

I got an invite from Raymond at ChineseBites to try Yaletown’s newest seafood bar: 21 Nautical Miles. Described as “high end Asian fusion”, this restaurant is becoming well-known for their Chinese-style seafood boils. Their Seafood Party dish ($38.95 per person, minimum 2 people); consists of BC Dungeness crab, selva tiger prawns, blue mussels, and clams. Alaskan…

The Ultimate Lobster Experience Heads To Vancouver

Lobster fans rejoice! Chef Matt Dean Pettit of Toronto’s Rock Lobster Restaurants and cookbook author of THE GREAT LOBSTER COOKBOOK, in partnership with Samuel Adams beer, will be travelling to Vancouver on November 2nd, 2015, to collaborate with three talented chefs at their respective restaurants and bring you all things lobster. It seems appropriate that Chef Matt…

Chester the False Killer Whale – a Year Later

Last summer a baby false killer whale was found on Chesterman Beach. Too young to swim, and with no mother in sight, the odds looked grim. Thanks to the efforts of the team at Vancouver Aquarium, “Chester’s” story has a happy ending. “Chester was washed up on a beach on Vancouver Island and was sited by a locals…