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A couple of weeks ago, we were invited to the Tasting Plates Gastown Edition. Gastown is a neighbourhood that intrigues me but I never spend enough time exploring. The event offered me an opportunity to re-visit some restaurants while discovering some new ones.

Instead of duplicating my Twitter coverage through the evening of the event, I have taken a different approach with this recap post. I’ve used Storify to build my story using pictures from the event along with additional comment at each stop. Click on the image or link below to check it out. Find out what I liked and what I didn’t like, and what I wished to have done differently on this tour:

Tasting Plates Gastown 2014 on Storify

Tasting Plates Gastown 2014 on Storify

Tasting Plates Gastown Recap on Storify

Tasting Plates is a good way to explore new and long-standing restaurants in the neighbourhoods. The next one is Tasting Plates Main Street and I hope to see you there!

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Dine Out Vancouver is coming back for another 2 weeks of deliciousness. In addition to the traditional 3-course lunch or dinner menu, you can also participate in a number of foodie events between Jan 17 and Feb 2.

You can view the menus and other DOV events here: Dine Out Vancouver website

And here is a list of our recent reviews of some of the participating restaurants. They are not necessarily Dine Out experience, but hopefully they will give you some ideas on what to expect from each restaurant.

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Last week, we were invited to check out the renovated Meinhardt Fine Foods in South Granville. It now has a new on-the-go hot bar, an expanded butcher, produce and freezer sections, and larger selection of unique, gourmet fine foods locally and internationally. In addition, Meinhardt also debuted new artisan items under its own private label, including the creamy ice cream and sorbet.

Check out these photos from the event plus some of the products now available at Meinhardt.

General Manager Michael MeinhardtHouse made dessertsCottage Delight productsNew hot food station

Marich cookiesMarich chocolatesBeveragesRavioli

Fish cakeCrostiniCool soda labellingFruit display

Meinhardt's brand ice cream and sorbetCherry TomatoesFood Passion PartyFeed your curiosity

Gift basket to take home

Meinhardt Fine Foods Re-Opening Food Passion Party, a photo album on Flickr.

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Taste of Yaletown will be running for the 9th year from Oct 16 to Oct 27, 2013. A record 30 restaurants will offer featured menus, special tastings and innovative pairings to tempt the most adventurous foodie. With a fresh approach to fixed price, flexible menus of $25, $35 and $45, restaurants will offer any combination of food and drink or even special in-house events.

Also new this year is the introduction of lunch features. Select participating restaurants will also be offering a lunch menu and diners can hop on and off the FREE Yaletown Lunch Trolley running between Downtown Vancouver and Yaletown on Thursdays & Fridays (October 17, 18, 24 and 25). This will make a great option for a pre-weekend express lunch.

Here are some lunch break facts (or myths, you be the judge) that were provided to me in a media release:

  • Just one in five employees take the traditional hour-long lunch break (well lucky them, my lunch break is only 30-minute long!), and the majority of workers take less than 30 minutes.
  • Skipped lunch break time adds up to 16 extra full workdays per year.
  • Desks and keyboards often harbour high levels of bacteria (sometimes even more than toilet seats) – why do we all insist on eating lunch at our desks?!
  • Moving around during work hours helps prevent the onset of musculoskeletal disorders (from prolonged poor posture) and potentially deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which can be caused by long periods of sitting.
  • Eating whilst continuing to check emails, etc. can lead to ‘mindless eating’ or over eating.

Click here to check out the list of participating restaurants and their respective menus. And here is the list of special events that take place during Taste of Yaletown.

For more information about Taste of Yaletown, visit the Yaletown BIA’s website.

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The month of May seems to be a popular month for exciting foodie events. Here are a few of them that we want to bring to your attention:

Dine in Whistler

May 1-16, 2013
Restaurants in Whistler offer multi-course dining menus at $21, $31 or $41.
www.whistler.com/dinein

A Sustainable Seafood Celebration

May 3, 2013
Show your support for National Sustainable Seafood Day on May 3 – a day to declare our commitment to choosing ocean-friendly seafood year-round. Co-hosted at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver by the Vancouver Aquarium and ocean ambassador and celebrity chef Ned Bell, this is an evening of ocean-friendly seafood tastings, inspirational guest speakers including Chef Barton Seaver and Dr. David Suzuki, and a celebration of our oceans!
Tickets are $25+tax. www.vanaqua.org/seafoodcelebration (more…)

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