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Secret Supper SoireeA Pop up Restaurant Event for Dine Out Vancouver 2011 Early Bird Tickets on sale now! Dine out with adventure! Join us for a tour of secret restaurants popping up where you least expect them. Imagine you are a guest at a private mansion, in a house of curiosities after hours, or perhaps […]

Definitely not the Grocery Store – Deer Hunting 101 with Chef Robin – Update 3

My First Deer Hunt…Hunting is not like picking apples or like guessing when it’s going to rain in Vancouver. It’s more like fishing, sometimes your lucky. I was almost lucky on my first hunting excursion last week. Ha. Almost doesn’t cut it, does it. This gorgeous bull moose wandered lazily in front of our hunting […]

Definitely not the Grocery Store – Deer Hunting 101 with Chef Robin – Update 2

In a room full of 20 something boys from the sticks, I passed my CORE hunting program on Wednesday with 97%. Yeehaw! Mark one for city girl. I will say that it was a painfully easy exam for a pass that permits you to kill living creatures. My bloody sommelier exam required 100x more study. […]

Definitely not the Grocery Store – Deer Hunting 101 with Chef Robin – Update 1

Just a quick update on the ultimate city slicker chef learning to hunt, yes, me. I was forced back to the firing range last week by my friend who is pitching the story to the CBC, she wanted to take some photos of us shooting. I really was not excited to go back as last […]

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 […]