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It has been a few years since we last went to Eat! Vancouver. This year, looking at the interesting lineup of events, we returned as a media and checked out the event at the beautiful BC Place Stadium.

Eat! Vancouver 2014

Eye Catchers

There was a good amount of samples to try, and if you like anything, you had the opportunity to buy them at a slightly discounted price. The following especially caught our attention:

Pulo Cuisine – These are some great marinate. And they’re vegan. I especially like the Lemongrass marinate.

Pulo Cuisine

Pure Infused Maple Syrup – They have some really interesting flavour combinations and they were all very good. I especially liked Chipotle Lemongrass (yes, savoury maple syrup) and Maple Syrup, Ginger & Apple Cider Vinegar.

Pure Infused Maple Syrup

Three Farmers Camelina Oil – Camelina oil is cold­pressed and it has a nutty, earthy note to it. It also has a high smoke point at 475F so it’s great for cooking and making salad.

Three Farmers Camelina Oil

Bruce Cost Ginger Ale – The ginger flavour really comes through – and it tastes like real ginger. Original flavour was good, so was the Pomegranate one.

Bruce Cost Ginger Ale

Habibi’s Hummus and other products – The various flavours of hummus were very good. (more…)

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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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The Arts Club Theatre Company just announced the lineup of its Fall 2011 Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes series. In May, Mr. and I were invited to one of the Spring classes and it was a ton of fun. We truly enjoyed Chef Ned Bell’s food and the warm hospitality of our host Leah.

Chef Ned Bell (right) and Host Leah

Chef Ned Bell (right) and Host Leah

Event Details

Each class is held in a gorgeous private home and features a three-hour interactive cooking demonstration. It includes a four-course dinner with specially paired wines.

Attendees invited to help with dishes

Attendees invited to help with dishes

This series currently is scheduled to run from Oct 4 to Nov 17 with more in the works. This is an event tailored to foodies while supporting the Arts Club Theatre Company. Here’s the lineup:

  • Tuesday October 4: Alana Peckham, Cru
  • Wednesday October 19: Shane McNeil, Bridges
  • Wednesday November 2: Dennis Huang, Gramercy Grill
  • Wednesday November 9: Jason Liezert, Boneta
  • Thursday November 17: Chris Mills, JOEY Restaurants

Tickets for each of these events are $125 per person and include a $50 tax receipt. For tickets and info, call 604.687.5315 x248 or email specialevents@artsclub.com. Further details can be found on the Arts Club Theatre Company website.

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Update: Chef Bell is now the executive chef of Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver.

Mr. and I received an invitation to attend one of the Arts Club Theatre’s Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes, and it turned out to be one featuring Chef Ned Bell. What a privilege it was! Chef Bell is the Head Chef of the new Rosewood Hotel Georgia, which is due to open in June. It was amazing that he took the time to cook for us at this event. I’m sure he’s quite busy preparing for the opening of the hotel.

Chef Ned Bell and Sous Chef Tyler

Chef Ned Bell (left) and Sous Chef Tyler

When I first learned of this event, I thought it would be similar to the Edible BC event on Granville Island. I was wrong. The event actually took place at a “secret location”, as we weren’t told the exact location until a few days prior to the event date. On the event day, we arrived at the beautiful home of one of the Arts Club Theatre’s director in West Vancouver. You just know there would be some really delicious food to go with the fabulous view from atop West Van.

Another component that’s out of the norm is that the dinner was not your regular sit-down dinner around a long dining table. The 30 of us were free to roam around over the course of dinner and we could sit anywhere from dining room to living room to kitchen. Patio would’ve been another option, but it was raining outside so we couldn’t take advantage of it.

Wine glasses

Wine glasses

Before we go into talking about the dinner, I must tell you that Chef Bell cooks with the motto “Globally inspired, locally sourced”, and we witnessed it throughout the dinner. And now, here’s Mr.s take on our dinner (along with extra commentary by me): (more…)

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