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Another stop of my Hot Chocolate Festival quest this year is Honolulu Coffee. I had a media preview of their two creations at the downtown Nelson location.

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Greater Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival is back and it’s going to be a month of delicious indulgence of chocolate goodness! This year, 66 vendors have put forth 145 flavours of hot chocolate creations. I have started going around to taste some, how about you?

First up, Motoretta Gelato, part of the Kitchen Table Restaurants, with Salvatore Boccarossa at the helm. You may know Sal from Passione Gelato so you know his flavours are always spot on. They offer two unique pairings of sweet and savory.

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Dine Out Vancouver is back for its 21st season! Running from January 20-February 5, 2023, 366 restaurants are offering prix fixe menus between $20 and $65 (side note: this was up from $20-$59 last year). Now that we’re settling into our new “normal”, I think more people would want to do this again this year. However, with the increasing food costs that we have been experiencing, I have my doubts about the value and attractiveness of these menus.

As per previous years, I took the time to review the menus and here are what caught my eyes, based on past experiences (Dine Out or otherwise), Google review (if it’s a restaurant that I’ve never been), as well as menu attractiveness (e.g. value for the money, choice of ingredients, creativity in the menu, enough options for two people, etc.). Also keep in mind that I curated the list based on my preference (as you know, I’m a meat lover and I’m biased against chicken and salmon) and my way of thinking, so it may not necessarily suit your taste. But hopefully this gives you a place to start.

Because of the arbitrary prices, I have organized my list into Brunch/Lunch and Dinner. You will find a link to the menu, as well as listed price, to help you make decisions. Remember, my recommendations are for that specific menu and specific location(s) only, even though the restaurant may have other locations and menu options. If you have been to any of them, let me know what you think!

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When I went to Cornucopia in Whistler, I had the pleasure to attend a few seminars to zero-in on certain aspects of food and wine. One of my favourite sessions was Ohh La La, where we sipped and learned about 10 French wines that cost CAD$37 or less. Besides BC wines, I have always been a big fan of French wines. I love me some bold Bordeaux blend, and French Viognier was one of the first wines I fell in love with. I was really excited about attending this seminar, facilitated by wine experts Christine Campbell and Dr. Damien Wilson, who have both lived in France before.

Here are the 10 wines we tried, ranging from sparkling to rose, to white to red. I will highlight the ones I enjoyed the most.

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On Nov 24, 2022, five Vancouver chefs competed at Great Kitchen Party‘s Vancouver Regional Qualifier held at Westin Bayshore. Vancouver was the final stop of nine competing cities across the country, spotlighting talented chefs from St. John’s, Newfoundland to the west coast of British Columbia. Each region’s gold medal-winning chef earns the privilege of competing for national honours at the Canadian Culinary Championship in Ottawa on February 3-4, 2023.

The five competing Vancouver chefs were:

  • Sandy Chen – Archer
  • Scott Korzack – Bacaro
  • Vish Mayekar – Caffè La Tana, Pepino’s
  • Bobby Milheron – Homer St. Cafe & Bar, Tableau Bar Bistro, Maxine’s Cafe & Bar
  • Thachaya “Mike” Tuangkitkun – Maenam Restaurant
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