Re-Plated: An Upcycled Dining Experience, Nov 18

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A Food Connections and Modern Lifehackers collaboration, “Re-plated” is a unique dining experience using rescued food that would’ve otherwise been wasted. Currently, Vancouver residents throw out over 100,000 tonnes of edible food a year. These include aesthetically imperfect or blemished produce, uncommonly used parts of produce, and products that are at their “best before” dates (but that are still edible).

By staying educated about how to use more of the groceries you purchase, you can save up to $700 in your annual grocery bill.

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Re-Plated: An Upcycled Dining Experience, Nov 18

Deaf-Dining Comes to Vancouver: New Concept Restaurant Uses Sign Language and Deaf Servers

Photo sourced from Deafined.ca

Photo sourced from Deafined.ca

Vancouver has lots of Mediterranean restaurants. But only one allows you to order your hummus, baba ghanoush and tabbouleh in sign language.

A new concept restaurant in Kitsilano is staffed entirely by deaf servers and encourages guests to communicate in a combination of American Sign Language and written notes. Called Deafined, the restaurant on West 4th Avenue is only the third in North America to focus on hiring deaf or hard-of-hearing staff.

Deafined is the creation of local restaurateur Moe Alameddine, already known for his unique blind-dining eatery Dark Table. Opened in 2012, Dark Table employs blind or visually impaired staff, and patrons eat their meals in complete darkness. With Deafined, he’s set his sights on “promoting American Sign Language and offering employment opportunities fore the deaf and hard of hearing,” while also serving up “exquisite fusion fare in a warm, welcoming environment.”

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“Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour”, Feb. 20 at The Orpheum (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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Renowned Foodist and TV personality Alton Brown brings his Edible Inevitable Tour to Vancouver.  Don’t miss the Food Network star’s show, featuring a pinch of comedy, talk show antics, a multimedia lecture, live music (he sings!) and a dash of “extreme” food experimentation (ponchos are provided for those in the first few rows), and of course…puppets.  Enthusiastic fans and critics have raved about the interactive component where Brown invites audience members on stage to serve as his assistant.

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“Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour”, Feb. 20 at The Orpheum (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Fairmont’s Annual Culinary Apprentice Dinner Promises Hot Competition, Nov. 13

photo: Fairmont Hotels and Resorts

photo: Fairmont Hotels and Resorts

Culinary apprentices’ debut at ‘Eh is for Apprenticeship’ themed evening.

On Thursday November 13th, thirty aspiring apprentice chefs from Fairmont Hotels’ Pacific Northwest Region will take the spotlight at Fairmont Pacific Rim. The evening kicks off with cocktails and canapés at 5:30pm, followed by a seven-course tapas tasting menu, complemented with wine. Coleen Christie, anchor of CTV News at Five and CTV Noon News, will again serve as the evening’s master of ceremonies, drawing attention to the culinary inspirations and cooks in the kitchen.

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Fairmont’s Annual Culinary Apprentice Dinner Promises Hot Competition, Nov. 13

Sky-High Dining: Vancouver Restaurants With Serious Altitude

Seasons in the Park

Seasons in the Park

Ready for an outstanding meal in Vancouver paired with an exceptional view? Just look up – way up.

Some of the city’s finest restaurants are in the clouds, literally. Perched on mountains and scenic overlooks and on the tops of Vancouver’s tallest buildings, they offer world-class cuisine, plus a bird’s-eye view of the city and surrounding oceans and peaks.

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Best Cheap Italian Dining in Vancouver? You Make the Call!

Photo credit: Pinuxette | Flickr

Photo credit: Pinuxette | Flickr

When it comes bargain dining, Vancouver is generally the land of plenty.  It’s hard to walk a few blocks without passing a cheap sushi joint.  And the city’s diverse population means that authentic, accessibly priced Korean, Persian, Thai and Chinese food is easy to find.

But bargain hunters often strike out when looking for what many consider the world’s most popular cuisine: Italian.  While on the East Coast mom-and-pop Italian restaurants are staples of the dining scene, in Vancouver they’re hard to come by.  So I thought I’d ask for your help.

Do you have a favourite cheap (or reasonably priced) Italian restaurant in Vancouver?  Weigh in by leaving a comment below. 

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Best Cheap Italian Dining in Vancouver? You Make the Call!

Experience Formal Afternoon Tea in Downtown Vancouver

Iced TWG Tea | photo: The Urban Tea Merchant

Iced TWG Tea | photo: The Urban Tea Merchant

This is hardly your average tea party.

You start with bites of Wagyu beef carpaccio and sesame-seared ahi tuna. Then, it’s on to exquisite TWG Tea-infused macarons, fresh baked scones and cherry crumble. And don’t forget to savor a spot of Royal Darjeeling Tea, French Earl Grey Tea or 1837 Green Tea.

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Experience Formal Afternoon Tea in Downtown Vancouver

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