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BBQ Spot Prawns with cilantro salt and green papaya salad at the supper club. Tip: Buy them at T&T; Market live if you want to save a buck $8.99/lb right now. It’s spot prawn season in Vancouver and they are bloody tasty. Last year, I made a video (link below) on how to properly prep […]

Midnight Garden – Crab Consomme

Yes, it’s blurry, damn it. Chef Chashma and I worked like dogs on the Midnight Garden 5 course secret supper, but all our pictures turned out blurry. Ah well, the food was good, so whateve’s. I just wanted to pass on this recipe for crab consomme, cause it’s so bloody tasty and looks like liquid […]

Dinner in a Midnight Garden – Vancouver, May 7

May 7th, 7:30pm Let us take you to dine way down underground, again, into a mystery artists studio somewhere in Vancouver. An evening of beauty awaits you, surrounded by landscape paintings, you’ll feel like you are in a Midnight Garden. Your chefs will paint you a culinary masterpiece to complete the experience. Dine on a […]

Lost and confused at the Vancouver Playhouse Wine Festival?

Recommendations from staff pourers are in…Here are some highlights from the festival from the sommeliers and pourers that know best. You have to try some sherry, please! Even if you think you don’t like it, because your grandma used to drink it. Dry to sweet, savoury to figgy, it’s the bomb. Go to the Sherry […]

Supper on the Lake, anyone?

Hi Everyone,Spring has sprung and I’m back from a long vacation. We’ve cooked up another unique escape from everyday dining for you on Saturday, April 16. Interested in eating somewhere with this kind of view? Chef Owen Lightly of Butter on the Endive and Araxi, Elixir, West, the Shangri-La, Gastropod & Voya Restaurant fame has […]


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 […]