This morning I had the opportunity to appear on BT Vancouver (Breakfast Television) to talk about poke (or poké, though you would never see the accent over the in Hawaii, where the dish was born). Host Tara-Jean Stevens has a background in theatre and radio and was so welcoming and helpful. We talked about the dish itself and how it has evolved in North America to include rice, quinoa, and/or lettuce and all sorts of toppings, from spicy crab to Mandarin oranges. I included d
There’s music playing and a whole lotta fun and feel-good vibes, especially when people start reclining their chairs back and even doing a the “wave” among those who don’t mind feel as if they’re going to falling backward from so high up off the ground. There’s lunch, dinner, brunch, and even late-hour happy hour experiences, with prices starting at $149 per person. Dinner in the Sky was founded in Belgium over 30 years ago and now happens in 62 countries around the world. It
Every November we go to Tofino for a dual-family surf trip, and every year we take turns making dinner, eight of us cozily packed into a one-bedroom hotel room. This year was a first for us in establishing “date day” for each set of parents, with both couples picking Wolf in the Fog for lunch. Voted recently as Best New Restaurant in Canada by EnRoute, it’s got an upstairs dining room for dinner and a smaller bear den downstairs for lunch. The den has a quintessential West Co
Foodies take note: sumac could make a terrific addition to your herb selection. Executive chef Karan Suri recently touched down at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport's Globe@YVR, and he's introducing food lovers here to exciting new flavours. Born in India and having worked in Africa and Dubai, Suri draws on all sorts of exotic influences for his sophisticated but comforting dishes.
Derived from the berry of the Rhus coriaria plant, sumac has a sour edge, a bit like hibiscus. S
Imagine this, parents: a trip to Whistler that didn't involve a stop at that playground near the Olympic rings. Granted, as far as playgrounds go, that one is pretty fine, what with its rubbery turf and all. But I sure enjoyed not having to hang out there this weekend, a getaway for our 10th anniversary.
The highlight: hopping on our bikes on Saturday and cycling for hours. I'm not talking hard-core uphill stuff. I'm talking the lovely, leisurely Valley trail, with stops e
Trevor Bird is chef and owner of Vancouver's outstanding Fable Restaurant, located in Kits. He was runner-up on the second edition of Top Chef Canada. Shoulda won. He nails the farm-to-table concept on his ever-changing menu and manages to fit in regular exercise despite his gruelling schedule. Trevor Bird What do you do to stay physically and mentally healthy? Being healthy is a very important thing to me--to live a happy and as balanced a life that I can. I try and be activ
Marc-AndréChoquette is executive chef at Tableau Bar Bistro as well as the Homer Street Café and Bar. Chef MAC, as he's known, hails from Montreal and is an avid hockey player. Chef MAC He shares a recipe for a dish that can only be found at Tableau and that combines abundantly healthy quinoa with fresh pan-seared trout.
Fit Foodie's Chefs' Wellness Series features top chefs from throughout B.C. discussing their take on health and healthy eating.
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Four Seasons Vancouver executive chef Ned Bell brought the farm-to-table philosophy to YEW seafood + bar. He dishes on his approach to well-being and shares one of his favourite healthy recipes, a quinoa dish that's loaded with superfoods.
Fit Foodie's Chefs' Wellness Series will feature top chefs from throughout B.C. discussing their take on health and healthy eating. Chef Ned Bell and son. What do you do to stay physically healthy? I stay physically fit by running, cycling
Seriously? I wasn't planning on stopping in for lunch anyway, but three spelling mistakes in 18 words is pretty sad. What's a lux sandwich anyway? ;) Maybe you find yourself editing menus and sandwich boards all the time too. Hopefully this kitchen is better with the panini maker than its dictionary. #Restaurants #Food
Truly enjoyed reviewing Farmer's Apprentice for the Georgia Straight. Local food, sustainable products, inventive dishes, daily smoothies, and yes, house-made kombucha served in adorable little glass bottles. Plus a turn table and vintage records. #Food #Restaurants
The team at MARKET by Jean-Georges at the Shangri-La hotel selected the Antica Distillerai Russo Nocino Walnut Liqueur to cap off a fabulous recent media evening featuring a Harvest Tasting Menu.The incredibly smooth spirit accompanied a delicate "French toast" spiced with rum alongside apples, raisins, and brown-butter ice cream. MARKET by Jean-Georges is the first restaurant in Canada for the three-star Michelin chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The night was a chance to mee