Robin

Robin

Wild Edible BC Mushrooms you’ve never tasted…

Buying “Money’s Mushrooms” at Costco is akin to putting margarine on toast. It’s not going to kill you, but it is so boring. Head out into BC’s backyard to find the real treasures. A handful of them you may know and see on occation in the high end grocery stores in Fall; yellow chanterelle, matsutake […]

A rare opportunity for 30 lucky diners

One of Vancouver’s best Thai chefs comes out of retirement for our guest chef series. October 16th at 6:30pm$49 for five courses by donationEmail us for a seat. Only 4 seats left As part of Swallow Tail’s guest chef series, acclaimed Thai chef, Chef Montri, comes out of retirement to cook a five-course feast. Chef […]

Definitely not the Grocery Store – Deer Hunting 101 with Chef Robin

I am not a girlie-girl, but, honestly, shotguns scare the shit out of me. I got dressed up in my best plaid shirt today to venture out to get comfortable with guns. Shotguns and rifles are the only metal that I’m interested in, handguns are for weirdos and psychopaths (just joking, all you psychopaths out […]

Tuscan bread, dried black olives, heirloom tomatoes, barrata, balsamci!

Seems simple, and it is. It’s all about the quality of the ingredients. Venturi-Schulze aged balsamic (Vancouver Island), Portuguese olive oil(Bom Dia), barrata -unripe cows cheese (Bosa Foods), fire roasted bread(homemade), the best in season heirloom tomatoes from the Vancouver Farmers Market, oven dried black olives and the most fragrant basil leaves that you can […]

BC Halibut, heirloom tomato coulis, creamed leeks, deep fried red onion

From the kitchen of Swallow Tail this lovely evening… we present our halibut. After the 3rd course, we made a fire in the backyard for the guests. Prosciutto stuffed figs with Barrata (unriped Italian cow cheese) followed. Dessert – crab apple covered in caramel and ginger, anise ice cream and baked salted caramel figs.

New Restaurant – Cafeteria rocks Vancouver!

Simple menu, fresh ingredients, flawless execution… in my top three restaurants of the year! You must try the stuffed red peppers with aioli, black olive and fish cake… white anchovies on top, STUNNING! I ordered a second and I was already full! Main Street at 11th Ave, it’s a must.Great wine list too, the house […]

Mystery Chef Series @ Swallow Tail secret Supper Club

Experience BC ingredients whipped into spectacular food creations by guest chefs. This August in Vancouver, chefs from around the world will be guest cooking in the swallow tail garden, exclusively. More details to come, reserve your seat now as there is only room for 20 people to taste. Email – theswallowdive@gmail.com Aug 14 – Chef […]

Baby Oyster Mushrooms are soo cute!

The Urban Forager – Wild herb walk in Vancouver – book it while the sun still shines and the mushrooms are still peaking out.

Confused in the Aisles – How to choose a great Balsamic

A good, aged, traditional balsamic vinegar is like the blood of the Gods. Combine that with ripe, sweet strawberries and you have IT. Yes, IT, the thing you’ve been waiting for all your life. I ate two portions of angel food cake with balsamic at last nights supper club and skipped dinner. Okay, here’s a […]

Secret supper – the 1st garden party – Vancouver

The star of the evening was local BC BBQ Duck, parsnips and rhubarb in white wine, smoking cinnamon, deep fried salted fennel, raddichio marmalade. Ha-cha!