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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Sky-High Dining: Vancouver Restaurants With Serious Altitude

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

Master the Art of Charcuterie in a Historic Vancouver Butcher Shop

photo: eatinginvancouver.ca

photo: eatinginvancouver.ca

Among global foodies, charcuterie is serious business. The age-old process of curing, drying and aging sausages, salamis and pate has experienced an artisan reawakening of late, with new-age gourmands rediscovering the delights of prepared meats and restaurants offering fancy charcuterie plates for discerning diners.

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Master the Art of Charcuterie in a Historic Vancouver Butcher Shop