Have You Tried Improv Mondays with Michelle: Fake Stories, Real Improvisers?

We all need to laugh.; to take the edge off our day; from work, family, friends, scratches on your new car, the ketchup stain on your new shirt or blouse.  Why not laugh with the Vancouver Theatre Sports League?  They have an upcoming series called “Improv Mondays with Michelle“.  Give it a try!  Here is some info about this new improv show.  Enjoy!
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Improv Mondays

Improv Mondays

You’ve fallen in love with her on YouTube and now the indomitable Michelle Gidard (played by VTS ensemble member Angela Galanopoulos) is coming to the live stage. Starting Monday, May 6th  Vancouver TheatreSports will present Improv Mondays with Michelle – Fake Stories, Real Improvisers hosted by the character Michelle from the popular web comedic soap opera Michelle’s.

The original web series, created by Galanopoulos and fellow VTS ensemble member Andrew Barber, is set in the mythical restaurant Michelle’s in Hope. The VTS show diverges from the original concept as each performance is not necessarily set in Hope – the locations and contents of each story will vary dependent on audience input. What will be consistent is that all will be over-the-top funny with the larger-than-life Michelle in charge. The first half of the show consists of short-form scenarios and the second half of the show will be a mini soap opera – all based on audience contributions. Each scene’s comedic melodrama will be enhanced by live musical underscoring by pianist Matt Grinke.

To see ticket prices and show length for all our shows, click here.

NOTE: This show is suitable for children aged 8 and over. We cannot accommodate younger children, toddlers or infants. Any show may contain mature content and language, parental discretion is advised.

Register Now for Tasting Plates Fraser & Main on May 1st

The next Vancouver Foodster Tasting Plates’ event is centered on Fraser and Main Streets on May 1st.  I checked through the list of restaurants and I think it will be a very fun event.  I am especially interested in the Quesava South American baked goods and prepared foods.  I’m sure the tickets to this event with the interesting restaurants, plus the longer sunny days and warmer weather will make this event sell out quickly.  Get your tickets asap.  Here is the announcement about the event from Vancouver Foodster.

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Join us and explore the Fraser to Main Street area (centered between 20th – 26th) and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday May 1 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster.

 

Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates and Tasting Cups for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different types of restaurants throughout the event, meet some new food loving friends, meet the chefs, and learn about each of the participating restaurants.

If you haven’t been to our previous Tasting Plates events, Novus TV featured one of our previous events on City Lights (view here).

Visit our Tasting Plates site and view our past events, photos and more!

Registration: The Main Street Honey Shoppe – this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Passports and menus.

Participating Restaurants/Establishments

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ECLETTICO Art & Coffee

4172 Fraser Street, Vancouver

Web: http://www.eclettico.ca/

Twitter: @Eclettico_

Instagram @Eclettico_Art_Coffee

Cuisine: European cafe

ECLETTICO Art & Coffee is a new family run Art Deco steampunk styled Italian Coffee shop featuring non-alcoholic drinks, Pastries, Panini, and Charcuterie sourced from the highest quality ingredients imported from Italy. Eclettico entertains its’ guests with an Art Gallery as well as a Baby Grand Piano, offering live music on most weekend afternoons and some evenings. Complimentary games and Free Wifi are also available.

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The Main Street Honey Shoppe

4125 Main Street, Vancouver

Web: http://www.mainstreethoney.com/

Twitter: @MainStreetHoney

Instagram: @mainstreethoney

Cuisine: Honey and bakery cafe

Farm fresh honey and honeybee products available in the heart of Vancouver. Come taste test honey varietals from all across the world (from blueberry to buckwheat to fireweed to manuka), shop for handmade beeswax candles, boost your immune system with the hive’s amazing array of natural health products, or just enjoy a hot cup of tea with a drizzle of the sweet stuff.

Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co

4186 Main Street, Vancouver

Web: http://www.rockymountainflatbread.ca

Twitter: @flatbreadco

Instagram: @rockymountainflatbread

Cuisine: Flatbreads and more

They use lots of local & organic produce, free range organic meats & Ocean Wise seafood. Creating handcrafted flatbread pizzas, daily pastas, seasonal soups, salads & desserts “to live for” from their open kitchens & artisan ovens. And for all those pizza lovers who are wheat intolerant or have nut allergies – they create extremely tasty gluten free and nut free pizzas! Their daily salads, soups & cheesecakes are also gluten free and nut free!

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Nammos Estiatorio

3980 Fraser Street, Vancouver

Web:http://www.nammos.ca/

Twitter: @NammosVan

Instagram @nammosvan

Cuisine: Greek

Supporting Local Free Range Farm’s, Fish Markets, and fresh Seasonal Produce to bring you the finest Greek Tapas. OPA!

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Quesava

4129 Main Street, Vancouver

Web:https://quesava.com/quesava-cafe/

Twitter: @quesavatribe

Instagram:@quesava

Cuisine: South American

We produce a wide range of wholesome, mouth-watering baked goods and prepared foods. All are made with naturally gluten-free, cassava flour.

Watch for more surprise restaurants and cafes as they are announced.

Purchase Tickets Here: 

Ultra-Early Bird Tickets: $30 per person through April 15, 2019

Early-Bird Tickets: $36 per person through April 22, 2019

Advance Tickets $45 per person after April 22, 2019

Regular $60 per person after April 29, 2019

Note: Eventbrite fee and GST is extra on all tickets purchased online.

Ticket price includes tasting plates at each of the participating restaurants throughout the evening. (Beverages are included at some restaurants which will be noted, you are welcome to purchase wine, beer, cocktails or mocktails at each of the participating restaurants).

Note: ALL Tickets must be purchased in advance online. All ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds; however you are welcome to transfer the ticket to another person for the same event if you notify us at least 48 hours in advance with name (s) of who will be attending in your place. Participating restaurants/establishments subject to change. Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc. This is an all ages event.

Rocky Mountain Flatbread: One Pizza, One Tree for Earth Day

It’s April.  How about planting a tree by ordering a pizza?  How do you do that?  Read about the latest offer by Rocky Mountain Flatbread.

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Plant a treeRocky Mountain Flatbread is on a mission to make a difference with their One Pizza, One Tree for Earth Day commitment.

“We will plant one tree for every pizza bought at our Vancouver locations during the month of April,” says Rocky Mountain Flatbread Owner Suzanne Fielden. “Our goal is to plant at least 6,000 trees in honour of Earth Day!”

“We are partnering with Eden Reforestation Projects, a non profit organization that will hire impoverished villagers at fair wages to plant the trees in a deforested country such as Mozambique,” says Fielden.

Planting new forests is one way to fight climate change while benefiting these vulnerable communities.

Visit Rocky Mountain Flatbread during April to celebrate Earth Day with your own One Pizza, One Tree commitment. There are two Vancouver restaurants: Main Street (4186 Main Street) and Kitsilano (1876 W 1st Street). For more information, visit www.rockymountainflatbread.ca.

About Rocky Mountain Flatbread

Rocky Mountain Flatbread takes pride in providing sustainably produced, local food that connects the farm, family, and community. Visit our two Rocky Mountain Flatbread restaurant locations in Vancouver (Main Street & Kitsilano) or the original restaurant that started it all in Canmore, Alberta. Food court locations include Rocky Mountain Flatbread Express in Banff. For more information, visit rockymountainflatbread.ca.

About Eden Reforestation Project

Eden Reforestation Projects is a non-profit whose mission is to provide fair wage employment to impoverished villagers as agents of global forest restoration. We hire the poorest of the poor to grow, plant, and guard to maturity native species forest on a massive scale. Our “employ to plant methodology” results in a multiplication of positive socio-economic and environment measures.

Come Attend Vancouver Foodster’s Between the Buns Crawl on March 27

A new type of Tasting Plates is being offered by Vancouver Foodster.  Come to this inaugural event!  The announcement is below.

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Join us and tantalize your taste buds at a selection of restaurants/establishments in the East Village/Hastings Sunrise area of East Van. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday, March 27 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster

The restaurants/establishments will be serving up savoury and sweet Tasting Plates for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different types of restaurants, bakeries and other establishments throughout the walkable event, partake in a beer and wine tasting and learn about each of the participating spots.

If you haven’t been to our previous Tasting Plates events, Novus TV featured one of our previous events on City Lights (view here). Visit our Tasting Plates site and view our past events, photos and more!

Registration: High Point Beer Wine Spirits – this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Between the Buns Passports and menus.

Participating Restaurants/Establishments

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High Point Beer Wine Spirits

2769 E Hastings Street

Web:https://www.highpointbws.com/

Twitter: @HIGHPOINTbws

Instagram: @highpointbws

Our name accurately represents what we love about what we do. A celebration of quality, good times & the pride we have in our store & our neighbourhood.

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Italia Bakery

2828 E Hastings St #104

Web: http://www.italiabakery.ca/

Twitter: @italiabakery

Instagram @italiabakery

Cuisine: Italian bakery and deli

Serving the East Village community for over 34 years! All of the products at Italia Bakery are made from scratch, and by hand. They offer a variety of items, from bread and desserts to an excellent variety of the finest deli meats and cheeses imported from Italy.

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Wheelhouse Seafoods

Web:https://www.facebook.com/wheelhousesfds/

Instagram: @wheelhouse2605

Cuisine: Seafood market and deli

We are a family owned fish and meat market established in 2001. We specialize in local fish & seafoods delivered daily and free range meats.

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Di Olvia

2632 East Hastings Street

Web:http://www.dioliva.ca/

Twitter: @diolivastore

Cuisine: Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Tastings Bar

Di Oliva Tasting Bar has over 50 kinds of Extra Virgin Premium Olive Oils from around the world and Balsamic Vinegars imported from Modena, Italy.

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Delish Gluten Free

2166 E Hastings Street

Web:http://delishglutenfree.com/

Instagram @delishglutenfree

Cuisine: Gluten-free bakery

We provide delish gluten-free baked goods. From scones to muffins, BREAD, brownies and cookies we have got you covered. It’s all gluten free and DELISH! Everything is baked in a 100% gluten and nut free facility to avoid cross-contamination!

Purchase Tickets Here

Tickets:

Early-Bird Tickets: $35 per person before March 18, 2019

Advance Tickets $45 per person after March 18, 2019

Regular $55 per person after March 24, 2019

Note: Eventbrite fee and GST is extra on all tickets purchased online.

Ticket price includes tasting plates at each of the participating restaurants/establishments throughout the evening on this self-guided tour. (Beverages are included at some restaurants which will be noted, you are welcome to purchase wine, beer, cocktails or mocktails at each of the participating restaurants).

Note: ALL Tickets must be purchased in advance online. All ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds; however you are welcome to transfer the ticket to another person for the same event if you notify us at least 48 hours in advance with name (s) of who will be attending in your place. Participating restaurants/establishments subject to change. Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc. This is an all ages event.

Explore California at the 2019 Vancouver International Wine Festival

The BC Liquor Stores have some recommendations for you to buy California wines during the Vancouver International Wine Festival, which kicks off on Feb. 25, 2019.  Here is their press release.  Enjoy.

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The highly anticipated Vancouver International Wine Festival this year is featuring California as the theme region, making this the perfect time to explore the wines of the Golden State. Winery principals representing 160 wineries from 15 countries will travel to Vancouver to showcase their wines. Visit the onsite BC Liquor Store Festival Wine Shop for a selection of BCL Select exclusive, festival exclusive and collectible bottles signed by the winemakers themselves to add to your cellar or give as a gift.

What makes California wines so exciting right now? California has been blessed with fantastic vintages for the past seven consecutive years from 2012 to 2018. The majority of California wines featured at this year’s festival will be from the 2015 and 2016 vintages. In the 2015 vintage, the challenging growing season resulted in wines that are high quality but with low yields. The 2016 vintage experienced a near-perfect growing season.

If you can’t make it to this year’s festival, BC Liquor Stores carry a great selection of California wines all year-round. Give these wines a try:

Wente Morning Fog Chardonnay, Tom Gore Cabernet Sauvignon, and Windstorm Lodi Old VIne Zinfandel

Wente Morning Fog Chardonnay, Tom Gore Cabernet Sauvignon, and Windstorm Lodi Old VIne Zinfandel

 

Woodwork Chardonnay, Dynamite Cabernet Sauvignon, and The Crusher Petite Syrah

Woodwork Chardonnay, Dynamite Cabernet Sauvignon, and The Crusher Petite Syrah

 

Tasting Plates Vancouver 7th Anniversary on Feb 6 – Get Your Tickets

I can’t believe it has been 7 years since Vancouver Foodster has launched Tasting Plates.  Congratulations Richard on your success.  The restaurants for the 7th Anniversary look interesting and there are more to come.  Get your tickets before it sells out.  Here is Vancouver Foodster’s announcement.

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Join us and celebrate our 7th Anniversary of Tasting Plates and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in downtown Vancouver. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday, February 6 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster.

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Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates and Tasting Cups for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different types of restaurants throughout the event, meet some new food loving friends, meet the chefs, and learn about each of the participating restaurants.

If you haven’t been to our previous Tasting Plates events, Novus TV featured one of our previous events on City Lights (view here).

See our 5th Anniversary event here and visit our Tasting Plates site and view our past events, photos and more!

Registration: Bonus Bakery Cafe- this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Passports and menus.

Participating Restaurants and Establishments:

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Davie Dosa Company

1235 Davie Street, Vancouver

Web: http://daviedosacompany.com/

Twitter @daviedosa

Instagram @daviedosacompany

Cuisine: South Indian

Davie Dosa Company brings an exotic culinary experience of traditional Southern Indian cuisine and delicious cocktails to a vibrant neighbourhood.

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Bonus Bakery Cafe

1185 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

Web:https://www.instagram.com/bonus.bakery/

Instagram @bonus.bakery

Cuisine: Plant-based bakery

Newly opened plant=based baking, with full line-up of espresso based beverages featuring Matchstick coffee.

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Mumbai Local

1148 Davie Street

Web: https://mumbailocal.ca/

Instagram @Mumbailocal.ca

Cuisine: Mumbai Street Eats

Specializing in Mumbai style street food, the kitchen is run by creative Chef Tushar Tondvalkar who has created a menu of dishes that balance flavours with fragrant spices from the home country. The bar team has also created an inventive cocktail list to match the food. The wall mural by the owners wife is gigantic and so creative which matches the style of the dishes and drinks.

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Donnellan’s Chipper

1224 Granville Street

Web: https://www.facebook.com/donnellanschipper/

Instagram @donnellanschipper

Cuisine: Irish food

Specializing in Irish fast food and the best chips around, they are featuring their favourites from Ireland.

More surprise restaurants will be announced prior to the event!

Purchase Tickets Here: 

Tickets:

Early-Bird Tickets: $35 per person before January 18, 2019.

Advance Tickets $50 per person after January 18, 2019

Regular $60 per person after February 3, 2019

Note: Eventbrite fee and GST is extra on all tickets purchased online.

Ticket price includes tasting plates at each of the participating restaurants throughout the evening. (Beverages are included at some restaurants which will be noted, you are welcome to purchase wine, beer, cocktails or mocktails at each of the participating restaurants).

Note: ALL Tickets must be purchased in advance online. All ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds; however you are welcome to transfer the ticket to another person for the same event if you notify us at least 48 hours in advance with name (s) of who will be attending in your place. Participating restaurants subject to change. Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc. This is an all ages event.

Vancouver Foodster Announces His Inaugural Vancouver Soup Festival

These cold, dark, wet wintery days need something to keep you warm, like soup.  I’m pleased to hear that Vancouver Foodster thinks the same way and has just launched his Vancouver Soup Festival that will run for 3 weeks in January.  Below is his announcement.  Go out there and enjoy a nice hot bowl of soup! I’m partial to pozole soup so you may see me at Las Tortas shortly.

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Welcome to the inaugural Vancouver Soup Festival which runs for 3 weeks from January 10 – 31st.

How does this work? The restaurants will be featuring different soups in each of the 3 weeks in the festival, you are invited to visit the restaurants, order the soups and then VOTE for your People’s Choice favourites below from each week’s offerings. We will have 3 sets of winners with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place each week over the 3 week period.

Share your experiences: Tweet and Instagram share your photos throughout the festival, our twitter and instagram address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #SoupFestYVRplease include this hashtag in all your social share mentions.

Voting criteria – some things to help you judge your favourite soup creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

Get some friends together and visit 2 places or more to taste the different soup creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your People’s Choice favourites

Here are the soup creations for the 1st week which runs January 10 -16.

Moltaqa Restaurant

Harrira

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Featured: Week #1 January 10-16

Price: $5.75

Description: Traditional Chickpea and Lentil soup; made with Tomatoes, garlic, Moroccan spices

Offered: Soup will be available all day

Created by: Chefs Jamal, Merwan (both Moroccan) the recipes were then rewritten and worked on by Ray (Canadian)

Dietary notes: This soup is Vegan and Gluten Free.

 

Rhinofish Noodle Bar

Hun Dun Mian

VOTE 

Week #1 January 10-16

Price: $13.50

Description: wonton noodle soup

Offered: Soup will be available all day

Created by: Chef David Wu

 

Las Tortas

Pozole Verde

VOTE 

Week #1 January 10-16

Price: $12.50 Large Bowl Meal Size, $6.75 Small Bowl, $2.99 Cup

Description: A vibrant Traditional Mexican Stew/soup made with Hominy Corn (big white meaty corn) Long simmered along braised pork and poblano peppers. Served topped with shredded cabbage, Avocado and Squash blossoms.

Offered: Soup will be available all day

Created by: Chef Moises Toyber

Ban Chok Dee

Gaeng Liang Soup with cheese ice cream

VOTE 

Week #1 January 10-16

Price: $10

Description: Aromatic Thai herbs and spices give a Smooth and creamy kabocha soup served with House made lesser ginger bread stick puff and cheese ice cream.

Created by: chef Parinya Loptson and chef Aew Sadapphin

Liquids + Solids

The Naughty Thai

VOTE 

Week #1 January 10-16

Price: 10oz $3.95 14oz $4.95

Description: A dangerously delicious blend of Thai flavours featuring lemongrass, basil and cilantro swimming in a coconut curry bone broth with chunks of free-run chicken, rice and wild mushrooms.

Here are the complete details for this festival
http://vancouverfoodster.com/2019/01/10/vancouver-soup-festival-january-10-31/

We will announce the People’s choice results along with the winning restaurants and their soup creations on February 1, 2019.

New Year’s Eve Family Pizza Party at Rocky Mountain Flatbread

Are you wondering what to do with your family for New Year’s Eve, but can’t stay out too late?  How about going to a pizza party?  Here is an announcement by Rocky Mountain Flatbread.

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For Immediate Release
New Year’s Eve Family Pizza Party at Rocky Mountain Flatbread

Vancouver, BC – Rocky Mountain Flatbread is excited to celebrate New Year’s Eve in style with a pizza party for families! Festivities include pizza making for the kids, balloon twisting, face painting, dinner and an early New Year’s Eve count down.  New Year’s Eve parties will be held at the Rocky Mountain Flatbread Kitsilano and Rocky Mountain Flatbread Main Street restaurants in Vancouver.

On the menu:
•    3-course New Year’s Eve Dinner: select your favourite house made soup or salad followed by an artisan pizza and warm double chocolate brownie for dessert.
•    3-course New Year’s Eve Children’s Dinner: pizza making or pasta, drink and warm double chocolate brownie for dessert.
•    Gluten free and plant based menu items are available. Rocky Mountain Flatbread is nut free.
•    Tickets: $20 per child (age 1 and up) and $25 per adult. Tax and gratuity not included.

There are two dinner seating options available at 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm.
•    To reserve at Rocky Mountain Flatbread Kitsilano, 1876 W 1st Ave, Vancouver, call 604-730-0321 or email info@rockymountainflatbread.ca.
•    To reserve at Rocky Mountain Flatbread Main Street, 4186 Main Street, Vancouver, call 604-566-9779 or email info@rockymountainflatbread.ca.

About Rocky Mountain Flatbread
Rocky Mountain Flatbread takes pride in providing sustainably produced, local food that connects the farm, family and community. Visit our two Rocky Mountain Flatbread restaurant locations in Vancouver (Main Street & Kitsilano) or the original restaurant that started it all in Canmore, Alberta. Food court locations include Rocky Mountain Flatbread Express in Banff. For more information, visit rockymountainflatbread.ca.

DINE OUT VANCOUVER 2019 Festival Event Tickets AVAILABLE NOW

Dine Out Vancouver

Vancouver, BC, Canada (November 20, 2018): Get your stretchy pants ready! Dine Out Vancouver Festival’s event tickets are now available for purchase. Complementing the prix fixe menus at over 300 participating restaurants which launch January 7, 2019, culinary enthusiasts can choose from a range of unique culinary events happening between January 18 and February 3, 2019.

Brand-new for Season 17 is the Bauhaus Stammtisch, presented by Bauhaus Restaurant from January 20 – 24. Inspired by Chef Tim Schulte’s childhood memories of family dinners in Germany, guests will enjoy a delicious 4-course menu at a family style long table, with the option to add a BC and German wine pairing.

Also new is the Painted Rock Estate Winemakers Dinner, presented by Tuc Craft Kitchen and Painted Rock Estate. For one night only, John Skinner of Painted Rock Estate Winery will host a 4-course Pacific Northwest dinner, paired with some of BC’s best wines from his award-winning winery.

Learn more about Vancouver’s historic Downtown Eastside and rich culture at the Save on Meats Experience. Indulge in a special 3-course menu based on diner classics while learning more about the positive impact the diner has within the city.  

Take your pick of two new events, presented by YEW Seafood + Bar. At Vive La Vodka, enjoy a vodka tasting, oyster shucking session, martini and oyster pairing, small plates, and a preview of YEW’s soon-to-launch cocktail program. At Sweet + Simple, treat your sweet tooth while learning to make three delicious desserts: a chocolate souffle, macaron, and the Chef’s favourite seasonal dessert.

Returning favourites include Taste of the Market at Lonsdale Quay, a tasting tour through North Vancouver’s public market including craft beer, fresh seafood, artisan cheese and more; the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise Pop-up, serving delicious sustainably-sourced seafood dishes from Chef Ned Bell and team; Fanny Bay Oyster Bar’s Get Shucked Up, where guests will learn to shuck oysters from the experts; Maime Taylor’s Low Country Pig Roast, featuring a Southern-inspired, three-course long-table dinner, complete with a whole roasted sucking pig; and back by popular demand, don’t miss the opportunity to grab tickets for the Secret Supper Soiree. Be sure to check the Culinary Events calendar for even more exciting events, including a range of unique culinary tours, and the return of Street Food City from January 21 – 27 in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery on Georgia Street.

It wouldn’t be Dine Out Vancouver Festival without the ever-popular Vancouver World Chef Exchange, presented by Aeroplan. 2019 will welcome renowned chefs from international culinary hubs to produce a series of five collaborative dinners. Guests can expect carefully crafted tastes by featured chefs from Sydney, London, Montreal, San Diego, and Dusseldorf. Also returning is the Grand Tasting, which will kick-off the festival the Thursday night before on January 17 at the Rocky Mountaineer Station. This opening event will feature multiple restaurants, craft breweries and distilleries, and BC VQA wineries. Proceeds will benefit the BC Hospitality FoundationDine Out Vancouver’s official charitable partner.

Tickets for all events are available now starting at $31.55, so please your palate and purchase your tickets at dineoutvancouver.com/events.

Travelling to Dine Out Vancouver Festival from near or far? Take advantage of Air Canada’s 15 percent off discount code on Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge flights for all Canadian and select U.S. cities to Vancouver (use promo code DINEOUT2019). Participating hotels are offering special hotel rates starting at $89 CAD per night, plus a selection of “Dine and Stay” packages.

Key Dine Out Vancouver Festival Dates:

November 20, 2018 – Event tickets on sale at dineoutvancouver.com
January 7, 2019 – Aeroplan exclusive: The list of Dine Out restaurants and menus is made available to Aeroplan members, giving them a three-day jump start on securing a table through advance reservations. To get this perk, sign up for Aeroplan now.
January 10, 2019 – Reservations open and menus available at dineoutvancouver.com
January 17, 2019 – Opening night of the festival at the Grand Tasting at the Rocky Mountaineer Station, open to the public. Early-bird tickets are $89.00.
January 18, 2019 – Dine Out Vancouver Festival begins – dig in!
January 21 – 27, 2019 – Check out Vancouver’s favourite food trucks at Street Food City.

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About Dine Out Vancouver Festival

Produced by Tourism Vancouver, Dine Out Vancouver Festival is Canada’s largest annual celebration of food and drink. Attracting more than 100,000 locals and visitors, the festival takes over the city with 17 days of culinary events, prix fixe menus at 300-plus restaurants (at $15, $35, $25 or $45 price points), as well as “Dine and Stay” packages and special hotel rates. The festival promotes local and regional ingredients, BC VQA wines, and the city’s exceptional culinary talent. Dine Out‘s premier partner is Aeroplan; festival partner is the Wines of British Columbia; and preferred partners include Air Canada, OpenTable, Star Metro Vancouver, The Westin Bayshore, The Georgia StraightVancouver magazine, and Where magazine. Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2019 runs from January 18 to February 3.
dineoutvancouver.com @DineOutVanFest #dovf

FALL CORNUCOPIA ARRIVES AT HARVEST COMMUNITY FOODS

I just found out about Harvest Community Foods.  They have both a restaurant where you can eat, plus you can get harvest boxes with fresh veggies delivered to your home.  It looks really good, so I thought I’d pass along this press release about them along.  Enjoy.

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Chinatown grocer and café showcases seasonal share boxes and menu items
 
Vancouver, B.C. (October 29, 2018): Autumn’s colourful produce has taken over Harvest Community Foods, where community-supported agriculture (CSA) boxes are jam-packed with seasonal produce perfect for crafting cozy comfort meals. While visiting Chinatown, guests will be enticed by alluring aromas from the Harvest kitchen, where nourishing new menu items are available for dining in or taking out. Once stepped foot, shelves stocked with local products beckon food fans to browse at leisure. Whether picking up a curated share box, enjoying a bowl of warm ramen or perusing unique artisan goods, visitors are sure to appease all of their culinary cravings at Harvest.
Harvest Community Foods’ CSA program is thriving, and those who haven’t yet explored these crafty share boxes are encouraged to place an order. Each box is packed with seasonal fruits and veggies sourced from local farms, and the restaurant’s weekly newsletter carries simple yet satisfying recipes incorporating many of the featured ingredients. Harvest’s culinary treasure chests can be enjoyed year-round as a single purchase for one week, multiple weeks or an entire season. Boxes cost $33 each, and contain portions for two people. To place an order, catch a sneak peek of upcoming box inclusions, and browse recipes sourced by award-winning Chef / Owner Andrea Carlson, sign up for Harvest’s bi-weekly newsletter.
“Anyone who loves food will fall in love with our fall CSA boxes,” says Gabriella Mayer, chef / partner of Harvest Community Foods. “Each bag features a rainbow of colours, textures, and bold and distinctive flavours. This fall, our guests can expect delicious buttery squash, tart coronation grapes, earthy Chanterelle mushrooms, bitter chicories and radicchio. We’re excited to share all the ways people can play with these star ingredients!”
Those who prefer ready-to-go meals can drop by Harvest and ward off the fall chill with a selection of hearty and healthy bowls. Seasonal menu items include the ever-popular local squash ramen with miso broth, nori, scallions, radish and sesame; and the newly introduced roasted vegetable soba noodle salad, packed with vitamin-rich goodies like beets, carrots, squash, kale and parsnips. Diners can amp up the nutrition, and introduce healthy probiotics, with fresh on-tap kombucha. The house-made bubbly rotates constantly according to what’s in season, with fall flavours including coronation grape and spiced pear. Check out The Province to learn how to make Harvest’s signature rice noodles with hazelnut, smoked chili and greens.

After fuelling up at the café, guests may browse shelved provisions for local, organic and seasonal goodies. One such supplier is Cedar Isle Farm, whose organic grains and flour range from traditional rye to soft white spring wheat and hull-less oats and barley; grain crops are grown and cared for at the family farm in Agassiz, BC, and every product is certified organic.

Harvest Community Foods is open from Monday to Friday from 11am to 8pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 7pm. For more information, visit Harvestunion.ca.
About Harvest Community Foods
At its core, Harvest Community Foods is committed to bringing sustainable fare that is equally delicious and health-conscious to the local community. By carrying locally sourced produce, small-batch artisan products and plenty of vegan alternatives, Harvest aims to encourage Vancouverites to cultivate a close connection to the food they eat and the region they call home. The grocery and restaurant’s design achieves the perfect balance between rustic and contemporary, echoing the aesthetic yet approachable vibe of sister eatery Burdock & Co. Warm, welcoming and bustling throughout the day, Harvest is a place to gather and connect – a true cornerstone of the thriving neighbourhood in which it is located. Harvestunion.ca