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Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Vancouver is once again filled with gingerbread houses built by students, and amateur and professional bakers.

2015 Gingerbread Lane at Hyatt Regency Vancouver

The gingerbread centre piece and the iconic Gastown steam clock returned to the hotel lobby. The giant gingerbread house has used 500 pounds of gingerbread dough, 400 pounds of icing sugar and 1,400 egg whites, plus a few secret ingredients and some magical touch from the hotel’s engineering department.

2015 Gingerbread Lane at Hyatt Regency Vancouver

There seems to be fewer entries but the quality seems to be higher than the last couple of years. Here are some highlights for me:

A display inspired by the TV show Supernatural:

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A super cute one that is based on the house from the animation Up: (more…)

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For the 24th year, the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Vancouver is currently filled with gingerbread houses built by secondary and post-secondary students, and amateur and professional bakers.

Similar to last year, the centrepiece has the resemblance of the iconic Gastown steam clock (which is temporarily replaced by a modern art piece as it’s undergoing some repairs). The giant gingerbread house measures 11 feet tall and 16 feet wide, using 500 pounds of gingerbread dough, 400 pounds of icing sugar and 1,400 egg whites, plus a few secret ingredients and a little help from Hyatt’s engineering department.

2014 Gingerbread Lane at Hyatt Regency Vancouver

Different from last year, there seems to be more creativity in the theme of each display (of course, there has to be a Frozen-themed display), and many of them are not necessarily in the traditional gingerbread house shape. These are some of my favourites this year:

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To kick off the 30th Vancouver Home + Design Show, I was invited to a pop up dinner party on the show floor on opening night.

30th Anniversary of VHDS

Taking turn on the Vancouver Magazine Cooking Stage were local chefs who put together a great three-course dinner for the 20 or so of us. To start the dinner we received a glass of cocktail that was inspired by the new Samsung fridge that dispenses sparkling water. It had Alize, vodka and sparkling water.

Sparking Cocktail

By the way, at the event we also learned that Samsung has released a cooking range with an oven that can be split into two smaller ovens (with two different temperature settings) with a smart divider. It would probably cost you a fortune but I thought it was neat.

The three courses were:

A Taste of the East by Chef Curtis Luk of The Parker – chawanmushi, celeriac, pine mushroom broth, yaki onigiri. It’s great for the cold fall/winter weather. (more…)

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