Cacao is one of those restaurants that I love coming back to, especially when it’s a new season. Now that the weather is warmer and the days are longer, this intimate restaurant in Kitsilano will be launching their new spring menu this week. We are […]
The Trump Champagne Lounge is a stylish upscale champagne lounge and bar in the heart of downtown Vancouver. It offers ornate cocktails, sophisticated wine and champagne list and signature bites over live music. The lounge is located Upper Level of the Trump International Hotel & […]
Galiano Meets Granville: Farmer’s Apprentice Guest Dinner Series with Pilgrimme’s Jesse McCleery | June 7
Celebrated locavore chef David Gunawan continues a series of monthly collaborative events at South Granville’s Farmer’s Apprentice when he welcomes Jesse McCleery of Galiano Island’s famed Pilgrimme restaurant to co-host a guest chef dinner on Wednesday, June 7.
Featuring two seatings at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., tickets to the dinner are available for $140 per person, including taxes and gratuity, and offer a six-course feast with wine pairings selected by wine director Kieran Fanning.
Sharing more than their philosophy of conscious cuisine, chefs Gunawan and McCleery prepare dishes with ingredients procured daily from local farms, forests, pastures and providers. Both restaurants have also previously been singled out for praise on enRoute‘s prestigious annual list of Canada’s Best New Restaurants, with Farmer’s Apprentice feted as No. 2 in the country in 2014 and Pilgrimme garnering the No. 3 slot on the 2015 edition.
“It’s an honour for us to collaborate with Jesse on this dinner,” says Gunawan. “More than a true culinary talent, I consider Jesse a kindred spirit as he embraces the same beliefs when it comes to supporting providers in our own backyard.”
FARMER’S APPRENTICE X PILGRIMME GUEST CHEF DINNER MENU
Sorrel Juice, Green Strawberries, Wild Herbs
Radishes, Turnips, Fermented Cream, Sea Lettuce
Duck Egg, Oyster Mushrooms, Duck Skin, Duck Prosciutto
Sablefish with Rye Kvass, Woodruff and Bone Broth
Lamb, Spring Onion, Sea Asparagus
Ice Milk, Rhubarb, Lovage
Tickets to the dinner are $140 per person, including a six-course menu with wine pairings, tax and gratuity. Purchase tickets at www.farmersapprentice.ca/events. As Farmer’s Apprentice prides itself on placing a premium on the availability and seasonality of all ingredients, the menu is subject to slight changes.
ABOUT FARMER’S APPRENTICE
The birthplace of innovative, artisanal and sustainable cuisine in Vancouver, Farmer’s Apprentice features ever-changing menus comprised of ingredients delivered fresh daily from local farms, pastures and providers and served in a casual, intellectually stimulating environment that encourages interactions between the chefs and guests. Launched in 2013 by acclaimed locavore chef David Gunawan, Farmer’s Apprentice was ranked No. 2 on enRoute Magazine’s annual list of Canada’s Best New Restaurants in 2014, and also swept the podium that year with nods for Best New Restaurant, Best Casual Restaurant and Restaurant of the Year at the 25th annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards.
Cuisine: French, Farm to Table
Mon 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
1535 W 6th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R1
You know it’s spring in Vancouver when cherry blossom canopies unfurl over sun-washed streets and spot prawns pop up on menus citywide. In celebration of these seasonal delights, bohemian Main Street eatery Burdock & Co is staging a collaborative dinner – combining the renowned skills […]
Yaletown’s Homer Street Cafe and Bar launches an all-new weekday Happy Hour (2:30pm–5:30pm) and a daily Late Night Happy Hour (9:30pm–close). An expanded range of food and drink specials can be shared among friends or can be combined to make a meal. Snack prices range from […]
Award-winning chef and restaurateur Angus An new noodle stall, Sen Pad Thai in Granville Island’s Net Loft is now open. While Chef Angus’s Fat Mao eatery serves bowls of comforting soup noodles, Sen Pai Thai’s focus will be variations of dry noodle dishes. Inspired by food stands in Chanthaburi, Thailand, long noodles will be served in meal-sized portions, with optional accompaniments of snacks and sides. Open daily from 10am–7pm, Sen Pad Thai will be found at #70–1666 Johnston Street, adjacent to the Granville Island Public Market, and will share common-area seats with the Net Loft’s neighbouring vendors.
The menu is being finalized, but will focus on stir fried noodles similar to pad Thai, flavoured with spices, herbs, and proteins like chicken, pork, beef, and seafood. Side dishes will also be on offer, from Thai chicken wings to lighter fare like papaya salad. Chef Angus is also planning a small selection of desserts featuring flavours like pandan, taro and coconut, and drinks will include Pok Pok sodas and Thai iced tea. Sen Pad Thai will be open for eat-in or take-out orders.
For more information and to view a menu visit: www.senpadthai.com
Sen Pad Thai is the fifth addition to Chef Angus An’s family of eateries. Maenam, Chef Angus’s flagship Kitsilano restaurant and Vancouver magazine’s 2016 Restaurant of the Year, serves authentic Thai cuisine complemented by a smart wine list and range of Asian-inspired cocktails. In recent years Chef Angus has expanded his reach to the Vancouver suburb of New Westminster, where sister restaurant Longtail Kitchen serves Thai street food, and sibling Freebird Chicken Shack grills, fries, and roasts flavourful Asian-style chicken dishes. Chef Angus also serves casual noodle soups and sides at Fat Mao Noodles in the heart of Vancouver’s Chinatown neighbourhood.
Sen Pad Thai
Cuisine: Asian, Noodles
Mon 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
#70 – 1666 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R5
Starting Tuesday, May 16th Starbucks will be offering customers a FREE $15 eGift card on orders of $60+ with code: EGIFT15 from 5/16-5/22. The offer is valid until Monday, May 22nd. The eGift card is redeemable online and in store. #coffeelover
Edo Japan is opening this May Long Weekend at Pacific Centre Mall in downtown Vancouver! This Canadian fast food chain specializes in Japanese traditional Teppanyaki style cooking made with freshly prepared and delicious ingredients. There are over 100 Edo Japan food court and storefront locations across Canada. Their […]
MYST Asian Fusion is a Taiwanese eatery that recently just opened in Burnaby. It is located at 6400 Kingsway: next to Szechuan Cuisine and where the old Lester’s arcade used to be. The restaurant is your typical Taiwanese BBT shop with lots of booth seats. There is also a private room should you ever want to host a large party up to 20 people.
Their menu offers a wide range of selections from skewers, club sandwiches, deep fried chicken nuggets, wings, marinated 3 item combo, Japanese style egg fried rice, hot pot, stir fry and of course bubble tea. There is something for everyone at reasonable prices.
Next time you are hungry and in the area, why not give MYST a try. After all, Estea is now closed and this area is dying for something like this!
- Pork intestine $2.25/each
- Lamb $2.25/each
- Pork $2.25/each
- Chicken $2.25/each
- Fish cake $3.50/each
- Chicken gizzard $2.25/each
Delicious sandwiches $7.50
Assorted deep fried basket $18.95
Deep fried ginger flavour chicken whole wings $6.95/3pcs
Marinated 3 item combo (seaweed, dried tofu, pork ear string) $15.85
TaiNan style egg noodle soup $9.50
Preserved cabbage with shredded pork fried rice cake $10.95
Japanese style egg fried rice $11.50
Beef cake roll $7.50
Steamed sticky rice dumplings $7.95
Chives, shrimp & pork dumplings $8.50
Fried chicken in chili pepper $14.95 (large)
Golden prawns with salted egg yolk $16.95 (large)
Shaved snowflake (mango, strawberry) $10.95/each
MYST Asian Fusion 饗食天堂
Cuisine: Taiwanese, Bubble Tea
Mon 7:30 am – 1:00 am
Tue 7:30 am – 1:00 am
Wed 7:30 am – 1:00 am
Thu 7:30 am – 1:00 am
Fri 7:30 am – 2:00 am
Sat 7:30 am – 2:00 am
Sun 7:30 am – 1:00 am
6400 Kingsway #2, Burnaby, BC V5E 1C5
Naked Snacks is a Vancouver based Canadian healthy snacks subscription box. It is a service that sends wholesome snacks to your door. I love snacking while watching Netflix. Watching a movie without some sort of snack just isn’t the same! So, it is great to switch […]
La Taqueria’s new location on Hornby (downtown Vancouver) will celebrate its grand opening this Friday, May 12th. As the largest of La Taqueria’s four existing eateries, the new restaurant seats 90 and also offers counter service for convenient food on the go. Happy Hour will run […]
Breakfast Tacos! I love tacos. I love breakfast. So I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to make tacos for breakfast! It really is so simple. And so delicious! I am not totally hooked!
Making tacos for breakfast is so easy. It is even easier if you’ve made tacos for dinner the night before and have plenty of lime chicken or thinly slice Al Pastor pork left over!
Dave and I love avocados. So naturally we added lots of fresh avocados to the mix. We bought so much avocados that we even made guac for breakfast. Because… why the hell not?!
Season the chicken with half a lime juice, salt and pepper, and lime zest. While the chicken is marinating, mix the Baja cream sauce. In a bowl mix together yogurt, spice mix, sriracha and a dash of salt and pepper.
Add the red cabbage, feta, toasted corn, and cilantro into the yogurt dressing and toss. Add the juice of half a lime.
Pan fried chicken thighs in a large skillet in high heat. I love using the BALLARINI Treviso Ceramic Frying Pan because the ceramic-coated pan indicates when it has reached the optimum frying temperature. The thermopoint on the handle also has a heat indicator for energy saving cooking.
Remove the chicken from the skillet and let rest on plate. Shred chicken.
To make perfectly round shaped sunny side up eggs, we used a pancake mold.
Assemble the tacos, layer on the red cabbage slaw, fresh cilantro, avocados, red onions (optional) and drizzle with baja cream sauce. Serve with any remaining slaw on the side.
If you have extra avocados, make some guacamole. I like to use a nice squeeze of lime juice, diced red onions and lots of cilantro!
These would be great for a Cinco de Mayo brunch. Actually, this is great for any day! Breakfast. Lunch. Or Dinner.
Breakfast Tacos Recipe
- 4 Chicken Thighs
- 2 cups Red Cabbage shredded
- 1 cup Corn frozen (or fresh corn kernels from 2 ears)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 sweet onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
- 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- dash of kosher salt
- dash of black pepper
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- juice of 1 lime (half for chicken, half for baja cream sauce)
- 6-8 corn or flour tortillas, warmed
- 4-6 fried eggs
- sliced avocado, for serving
- feta cheese, for serving
Season and marinade chicken thighs with 1/2 lime juice, salt and pepper, and lime zest. Set aside or chilled in the fridge.
On medium heat, toast corn until it is fragrant and slightly charred. Approx. 2-3 minutes. Set aside.
While the chicken is marinating, mix the Baja cream sauce. In a bowl mix together yogurt, spice mix, sriracha and a dash of salt and pepper.
Add the red cabbage, feta, toasted corn, and cilantro into the yogurt dressing and toss. Add the juice of half a lime. Set aside and chill in the fridge.
Pan fried chicken thighs in a large skillet in high heat until thoroughly cooked with some charred bits. Remove the chicken from the skillet and let rest on plate. Shred chicken with a fork.
Fried your perfectly cooked sunny side up eggs to desired yolky-ness.
Assemble the tacos, layer on the red cabbage slaw, fresh cilantro, sliced avocados, red onions (optional) and drizzle with baja cream sauce. Serve with any remaining slaw on the side.
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Deluxe Seafood Restaurant is one of the newer Chinese eatery in Richmond. Located at 4260 No 3 Road and Browngate Road (next Aberdeen Mall). It took over the space that once was home to HKYK Seafood Hot Pot Restaurant. Gone are cheap all day dim […]