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Best of Japan Restaurant Week February 22-24

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It’s the first Best of Japan Restaurant Week! Canadians are invited to celebrate at the Vancouver, Montreal & Toronto restaurants certified as “Japanese Food Supporter Stores” February 22-24th. For 3 days, each participating restaurant will offer one FREE dish so their clients can discover the […]

BEST CLASSIC CAESAR MIX RECIPE | Walter Craft Caesar

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BC Home + Garden Show FEBRUARY 21 – 25 | CONTEST & GIVEAWAY

BC Home + Garden Show FEBRUARY 21 – 25 | CONTEST & GIVEAWAY

The BC Home + Garden Show will take place this weekend February 21 -25, 2018. It will feature top 3 gardening inspirations, 5 space savings tips to transform your home, how to get organized and add some order and a brand-new all-star line up of celebrities to the Main Stage presented by the Vancouver Sun.
Take the opportunity to discover, browse and take inspiration with Chef Mike Ferreira from Heirloom demonstrating  how to make Harissa roasted cauliflower steak with tamarind-raisin puree and quinoa tabbouleh on Sat Feb 24 or how to make Sablefish with Executive Chef Curtis Luk (from Mission / Top Chef Canada All Stars) on Sun Feb 25.

 

For you we are excited to giveaway Cooking Stage VIP Experience. The prize pack which includes:

  • Two tickets to the BC Home and Garden Show
  • Two glasses of wine at the Lounge
  • Front row reserved seating to a Cooking Stage presentation and option to eat the meal prepared on stage
  • A backstage meet and greet with chef Ryan Stone from Heirloom, and a copy of an exclusive recipe from Chef Mike Ferreira
  • A $100 gift card to Heirloom

 

 

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  1. Post a comment on this blog post and tell us what you look forward to at the BC Home & Garden Show. One entry per person.
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EAT AT HOME by VOULA HALLIDAY COOKBOOK REVIEW & CONTEST

EAT AT HOME by VOULA HALLIDAY COOKBOOK REVIEW & CONTEST

Eat At Home is a pleasant surprise. This is a recent favourite cookbook of mine. It includes a selection of easy DIY blends, spices, marmalade, sauces in addition to easy recipes for soups, salads, main dishes (like fall off the bone ribs), sides, desserts and […]

Citrus Burst Energy Bars Recipe | Eat at Home Cookbook

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Enjoy these brightly flavoured citrus bars as part of a healthy breakfast or carry them with you for a snack any time of the day. They freeze well, so why not make a double batch? This recipe comes from Voula Halliday’s Eat At Home cookbook. […]

COQUILLE FINE SEAFOOD VANCOUVER | NOW OPEN IN GASTOWN

COQUILLE FINE SEAFOOD VANCOUVER | NOW OPEN IN GASTOWN

The award-winning team behind Gastown dining destination L’Abattoir has officially opened the doors of Coquille Fine Seafood, its latest venture located only a stone’s throw away at 181 Carrall Street.

Open for lunch, dinner and late-night drinks seven days a week from 11:30 a.m., Coquille (French for ‘shell’) serves up a memorable dining experience thanks to a bounty of fresh-caught seafood and shellfish dishes, wide-ranging drink menu, nautically inspired décor and seating for 100 in its 4,100-sq.-ft. dining room, bar and lounge.

 

 

 

Coquille represents the latest project for pedigreed local chefs and co-owners Lee Cooper and Jack Chen, who first began working in the kitchen together a decade ago before teaming up to open L’Abattoir in 2010 with Nin Rai of Truffles Fine Foods, who also joins the ownership team at Coquille. Rounding out the leadership team, is general manager Liam Todd, previously of L’Abattoir, Osteria Savio Volpe and Nightingale.

“Jack and I have long been friends on and off the line and Coquille represents a concept that we’ve both had on our minds for a while,” says Cooper. “We saw that there was room for this type of restaurant in Vancouver and wanted to fill that void by offering a modern spin on a classic fish house.”

 

Coquille’s food menu of creative-yet-approachable fare includes a selection of hot and cold small plates, salads, sandwiches and crudos, seafood platters and mains spotlighting the best of local land and sea, as well as a selection of freshly shucked East and West Coast oysters.

The beverage program, which features an array of local craft beer, house-made cocktails and a notable list of BC and international wines, was designed by L’Abattoir alum and bar consultant Shaun Layton as well as current L’Abattoir Restaurant Director Lisa Haley, who was singled out as Sommelier of the Year at the 2017 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards.

 

In envisioning Coquille’s relaxed-yet-elegant décor, SITU Design Principal David Hepworth used the mysterious depths of the ocean and Vancouver’s abiding connection to it for inspiration, evoking a 1930’s-ocean-liner-meets-The-Rime-of-the-Ancient-Mariner feel throughout the space. To that end, Coquille features custom mahogany table tops with brass inserts, grey oak vinyl plank flooring and custom scallop pattern Portofino porcelain tile from Spain, brass light fixtures and teal suede bar stools.

“We were aiming for an inviting and comfortable environment with a bit of an edge,” says Hepworth. “The darker components of the interior are drawn from the notions of sea monsters, old whaling ships and the ‘deep’, while the lighter components reference the comfort and luxury of the Streamline age.”

 

ABOUT COQUILLE FINE SEAFOOD | Now open in the heart of Vancouver’s historic Gastown District, Coquille Fine Seafood is the latest project for acclaimed local chefs Lee Cooper and Jack Chen and partner Nin Rai, who first joined forces to open award-winning Gastown staple L’Abattoir in 2010. Offering a wide-ranging and inventive menu of fresh-caught seafood and shellfish dishes and seating for 100 in an expansive dining room, bar and lounge featuring local craft beer and cocktails on tap and a list of notable BC and international wines and nautically-inspired décor, Coquille Fine Seafood allows locals and visitors alike to enjoy a relaxed-yet-elegant dining experience for lunch, dinner and late night drinks and a modern spin on a classic fish house concept.

 

 

 

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Coquille Fine Seafood
181 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R5
(604) 558-6009
URL: https://www.coquillefineseafood.com/
Cuisine: Seafood

Hours:
Friday 11:30a.m.–12a.m.
Saturday 11:30a.m.–12a.m.
Sunday 11:30a.m.–12a.m.
Monday 11:30a.m.–12a.m.
Tuesday 11:30a.m.–12a.m.
Wednesday 11:30a.m.–12a.m.
Thursday 11:30a.m.–12a.m.

 

 


 

Meatless Zucchini Bolognese | EAT AT HOME COOKBOOK

Meatless Zucchini Bolognese | EAT AT HOME COOKBOOK

Turn zucchini, butternut squash, or carrots into fresh raw pasta using a spiral slicer, peeler, or grater and enjoy the benefits of packing lots of veggies into one meal. This recipe comes from Voula Halliday’s Eat At Home cookbook.       Other recipes from […]

Super Seedy Loaf with Black Pepper and Sundried Tomatoes | EAT AT HOME COOKBOOK

Super Seedy Loaf with Black Pepper and Sundried Tomatoes | EAT AT HOME COOKBOOK

The first time I saw a recipe for a flourless seedy loaf like this was on the blog The Family Dinner by Laurie David. Her inspiration came from a freshly made loaf at the Kong Hans restaurant in Copenhagen. I love Danish cuisine, so this was something I […]

Super Seedy Fattoush Salad | EAT AT HOME COOKBOOK

Super Seedy Fattoush Salad | EAT AT HOME COOKBOOK

In this version of my favourite Middle Eastern salad I use my Super Seedy Loaf instead of pita bread. It’s nutritious and loaded with great crunch in every bite. This recipe comes from Voula Halliday’s Eat At Home cookbook.

 

Super Seedy Fattoush Salad

February 10, 2018
: 4 TO 6 SERVINGS

By:

Ingredients
  • 2 cups thinly sliced bite-size pieces of Super Seedy Loaf with Black Pepper and
  • Sundried Tomatoes (see next recipe)
  • 6 radishes
  • 2 cups (1 pint) cherry tomatoes or 3 large tomatoes
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1/2 English cucumber or 3 mini cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Directions
  • Step 1 Heat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  • Step 2 Place loaf pieces on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for about 3 minutes until crisp. Set aside to cool.
  • Step 3 Thinly slice radishes. Cut baby tomatoes in half, or if using large tomatoes cut each one into eight wedges. Chop bell pepper into bite-size pieces.
  • Step 4 Place radishes, tomatoes, and pepper in a large bowl.
  • Step 5 Slice cucumber in half lengthwise and, using a small spoon, scoop out seeds from the core.
  • Step 6 Cut each length into bite-size pieces and add them to the other vegetables. If using baby cucumbers, there is no need to remove the seeds, just slice each cucumber into small rounds.
  • Step 7 Add onion, parsley, mint, and cooled loaf to the bowl.
  • Step 8 In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, and salt. Drizzle over salad. Lightly toss everything together and serve immediately.

 

Other recipes from Eat At Home that I’ve bookmarked include:

 

 

 

Acknowledgement

Excerpted from Eat At Home © 2017 Voula Halliday. Published byCast Iron Press®. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.

 

 

Where to Purchase?

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Eat From Home by Voula Halliday
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Cast Iron Press; 1st edition (2017)
Parcel Dimensions: 20.6 x 15.8 x 3 cm
Language: English
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

  • ISBN-10: 0987839306
    ISBN-13: 978-0987839305

 

 

 

 

 

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Homer St Cafe Takeover Series with JP Wiser’s Whisky

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Homer St Cafe Takeover Series JP Wisers Whisky NOMSS FOOD BLOG VANCOUVER

Homer St. Café and Bar, in partnership with the Whisky Wisemen Society will continue its monthly Takeover Series collaboration with J.P. Wiser’s Whisky.

The ongoing series will see a different distiller or brewer commandeer Homer St. Café’s bar and kitchen for a week every month, offering drink specials, collaborative menu items and ticketed tasting dinners with experts from the participating brewery and/or distillery.

 

Homer St Cafe Takeover Series JP Wisers Whisky NOMSS FOOD BLOG VANCOUVER
J.P. Wiser’s Whisky Takeover runs January 8-14. Wiser’s and the Northern Border Collection (Lot 40, Pike Creek and Gooderham & Worts) will feature cocktails and whisky flights alongside special dishes that incorporate the whiskies on the Fresh Sheet. $1 from each featured cocktail and flight will go to the Whisky Wisemen Society’s charitable fund.

The event will close with a guided, family-style tasting dinner on Sunday, January 14 hosted by Wiser’s Brand Ambassador Colin MacDougall. The dinner will feature a welcome cocktail, a Northern Border Collection whisky flight (paired with Executive Chef Tret Jordan, Head Chef Chris West and their team’s first course) and Lot 40 Cask Strength, Pike Creek 21 yr. and Gooderham & Worts Little Trinity 17 yr. (paired with the main course). A Pike Creek cocktail will then follow along with the dessert selection.

Homer St Cafe Takeover Series JP Wisers Whisky NOMSS FOOD BLOG VANCOUVER
Tickets to the dinner are $75 (including tax and gratuity).

Upcoming Takeover Series in 2018:

  • February 2018: Phillips Brewery and Fermentorium Takeover
  • March 2018: Edrington Group Takeover (Cutty Sark, Famous Grouse, Highland Park, Macallan, Brugal)
  • April 2018: Powell St Brewery Takeover
  • May 2018: The Glenlivet Takeover
    * Dates and Takeover partners subject to change.

For more information on the Takeover Series and to purchase tickets to the tasting dinners, visit homerstreetcafebar.com/events.

 

 

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Homer St. Café & Bar
898 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2W5
(604) 428-4299
URL: homerstreetcafebar.com
Cuisine: Pacific Northwest

Hours:
Sunday Closed
Monday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 12:00 am

 

 

 

NOURISHING SNOW PEAR LONGAN CHINESE SOUP REICPE 雪梨芡實桂圓排骨湯

NOURISHING SNOW PEAR LONGAN CHINESE SOUP REICPE 雪梨芡實桂圓排骨湯

As the weather gets colder and Autumn-Winter approaches it is very important to nourish ourselves from within. This snow pear longan sweet soup (雪梨芡實桂圓排骨湯) is suitable for all ages. It helps to nourish the lungs and reduces coughing, reduces fire, removes dampness and heals the […]

Aleph Middle Eastern Eatery Vancouver

Aleph Middle Eastern Eatery Vancouver

Vancouver’s restaurant scene is set to expand its cultural mix with the opening of Aleph Middle Eastern Eatery, a beautifully designed eatery nestled in the heart of East Vancouver’s newly revamped Port Town community opening in December. Juxtaposed between old world recipes and exciting new […]


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Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan | Summerland Kelowna BC

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan | Summerland Kelowna BC

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

Mission Hill Winery Estate located heart of British Columbia’s breathtaking Okanagan Valley wine country is must for anyone visiting Kelowna for the first time. This trip was one that I will always remember and hold dear to my heart. The breathtaking scenery provides a great place for you to take refuge from the busyness of daily life and escape for while with a delicious glass (or bottle, we don’t judge) of wine. We came here on our second day of our Summerland road trip. After travelling from Vancouver and pre-drinking before at Sumac Ridge Estate Winery, we didn’t want to leave this beautiful place. We made sure we made dinner reservations at the Mission Hill Terrace Restaurant for dinner later that evening.

 

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

Upon arriving you are greeted at the gate with beautiful grapes and a stunning view. Even on a cloudy day, the view is mesmerizing. We sat on the grass for a long while talking nonsense, life and just soaking up God’s creation.

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

Mission Hill Winery Estate SOMMELIER GUIDED TOURS:

Legacy Tasting Experience – 90 minutes $50 pp

WINERY TOURS:

  • Discovery Tour – 60 minutes $20 pp
  • Heritage Tour – 60 minutes $12 pp

GROUP TOURS:

  • WINERY HOURS – OPEN DAILY
  • October 9th – December 31st, 2012, 11:00am-5:00pm
  • *closed Christmas, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day
Remember to book your reservations in advance on the Mission Hill Winery Estate website as there are limited spaces. We chose the Discovery Tour which began with an introduction to viticulture at Mission Hill and its importance in winemaking. Tour begins in the vineyards, followed by our winery film, architecture highlights and a visit to our underground Barrel Cellar. In the end, guests will enjoy an extensive tasting of 4 award-winning wines and a $5.00 gift voucher for our Wine Shop.

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

 

After all the wine tasting and touring I was ready to spend my $5 voucher and indulge on flights. 3 for $10 or any single for $4. If you purchase two bottles from the selected list, you can enjoy one tasting also. I really enjoyed their 06 SLC Chard and their SLC Syrah.

 

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

It is VERY IMPORTANT to keep the cheese and crackers you purchase close to you. There are many guests whom thinks it is free and communal and start reaching into your purchased food. Most are probably already intoxicated from the wine tour and wine tasting where common sense and mannerism is throw out the door.

 

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

And after all that wine drinking you can join us at the Mission Hill Terrace Restaurant to indulge in some seafood and steak.

 

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Mission Hill Winery
URL: http://www.missionhillwinery.com/
Cuisine: Winery, Vineyard

Hours:
Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

1730 Mission Hill Rd, West Kelowna, BC V4T 2E4
(250) 768-7611

 

 


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