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Another restaurant that we previewed for Dine Out was Dockside Restaurant. They are also offering a $35 menu. Similar to the Sandbar tasting, we had the full portion for photos and small bite size for tasting. But luckily for us, here we got to try everything on the menu.


Dockside’s menu offers 3 appetizer options, 4 entrees, and 2 desserts. Here they are:

Cucumber Caprese – This didn’t seem like much, but it’s refreshing and light. I really like the mint on top. Simple 3 bites to start the meal.

Dockside Restaurant - Cucumber Caprese

Beef Empanadas – This had good flavour. The crust wasn’t too thick and there was decent amount of filling.

Dockside Restaurant - Beef Empanadas

Korean spiced Arancini –  This is an Asian take on the Italian appy. (more…)


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In an earlier post, I mentioned that we made some apple roses for our thanksgiving dinner. It was quite easy to make, and I think it’s a very romantic finish to any dinner with your loved ones.

Apple Rose

Apple Rose Recipe

The recipe is originated from this YouTube video by Cooking with Manuela. We made some adjustments because 1) we didn’t think it would be sweet enough and 2) we made extra jam mixture to add more moisture to this, so our recipe here is slightly different.


  • 1 frozen puff pastry sheet, thawed
  • 2 Fuji apples
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 40g of peach jelly
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Water, to soften the apples
  • Flour, to sprinkle the counter

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When I say apples, you may think of the fall season. This mentality should change. Apples, depending on the variety, are now available almost year round – from September/October to somewhere between March and June. In fact, BC Tree Fruits, the largest apple producer of local apples in Western BC, is celebrating Apple Month in February!

February is Apple Month!

February is Apple Month!

Last week we were invited to the Apple Month launch event at the V Lounge @ Earls Yaletown. We were treated to a menu of apple-inspired food & beverage items. Most of them used granny smith (green) apples, but the various combinations were tasty. I especially enjoyed the Apple Collins Cocktail (super refreshing and you really can’t tell there’s liquor in it!), Duck Confit and Apple Chutney (I usually associate apple with chicken, but duck works just as well), and my utmost favourite – Apple Pie on a Stick (I’m totally stealing this idea for future potluck parties!).

Duck Confit and Apple Chutney

Duck Confit and Apple Chutney

Apple Pie on a Stick

Apple Pie on a Stick

Turns out V Lounge offers interactive activities for parties and such. At this event guests were invited to go behind the bar and be a mixologist for the evening. (more…)

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