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The Holy Crab recently launched a new lunch menu that offers delicious cajun seafood fare at a reasonable price – all under $18. Like their seafood boil, it uses a variety of premium and locally sustainable seafood choices, of which many are Ocean Wise. In addition, there is also […]
Aleph Eatery is a Middle Eastern restaurant that recently just opened in Vancouver at 1889 Powell Street. The space although tight is bright, airy and cozy – decor cross sectioned between Kinfolk and Cereal Magazine. Pastel pallets faded and banquette seating frames the restaurant with floating tables to maximize space. I am in love. Plus it is baby friendly – the owners welcomed baby (and stroller) without giving us a side-eye.
To start, two cups of Arabic Coffee with Matchstick Roasters coffee beans.
If you come here for the Hummus, I would suggest you order the Silk Road.
Silk Road 12: eggplant, labneh, hummus, zaatar, honey. One of the best dip platter around with great flavour profiles that doesn’t become too washed up. +2 add extra chimichurri saj.
Fattoush Salad 8 small | 10 large: Brightly flavoured with a good balance of acidity. Cucumbers, tomatoes, croutons, pomegranate vinaigrette.
If you haven’t had a chance to visit Aleph, we highly recommend it. If the restaurant isn’t too busy young entrepreneurs Haitham and Fiona are friendly and would tell you the story behind the restaurant.
Aleph Middle Eastern Eatery
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Wed 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
1889 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC
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812 Cake & Dessert is a cake and dessert shop located in Burnaby. I love the bright white space, wainscoting panels and the fact this cake shop opens until 10 pm. Eight denotes 8 signature cakes and desserts and Twelve steps of baking process required. […]
If you love Peruvian cuisines than you would love what Cacao Progressive Latin offers. We were super excited for Chef Jefferson Alvarez’s trip to Peru because we knew he would come back with some goodies. Between March 2 to 7, Cacao will host an amazing dining event: Memories of Peru.
The tasting menu welcomes you with a true Peruvian style Pisco Sour. Mixologist Sergio Grandolfo uses an Angostura from Peru that has a more floral nose and heightened bitter after taste. Traditional angostura bitters are more syrupy with a faint scent.
Appetizer finger snacks include:
- cachapa & cheese
- chicharron and El XO (Latin version of XO sauce made with Argentina ants and scallops)
- anchovy churro (this wildly reminds me of these snacks from Japan)
Sunchoke and Quinoa with Inva Leaf
Sea Urchin Custard with tapioca and cancha
Ceviche: leche de tigre and cancha. Imagine this filled in a poke bowl.
Bransino: Kawicha salad. We loved the bright flavours and crispy fish skin!
Wild Boar with salsa Huacatay, squash puree and dehydrated cilantro.
Mamey Mousse: Cacao nibs Maca sponge. Mamey fruits has the color of papaya and the creaminess of bananas.
Cacao Ball with fruit jelly. Can I order a dozen of these to go?
We hope you had chance to enjoy this delicious tasting menu! $65 per person. The stuff is pretty amazing and loaded with a lot of deeply flavourful sauce and textures.
I was invited by Cacao for a menu tasting.
Tue 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
1898 W 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1G5
Vancouver International Wine Festival‘s Winery Lunch took place yesterday at Lift Bar & Grill at Coal Harbour. The reception featured a sumptuous sit-down lunch featuring food-friendly wines from Latin America. Enjoy wines from Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. Featured Wines: Bodega Catena Zapata Catena Malbec 2015 Domaine Bousquet Organic […]
Vancouver International Wine Festival‘s Winery Dinners took place last night at Yew Seafood and Bar at the Four Seasons Vancouver Hotel. The Italian Dinner was featured Castello di Gabbiano‘s winemaker Frederico Cerelli for a night of exceptional Italian wines and west coast cuisine. Featured […]
Canadians love their single-serve coffee pods, to the tune of over 1.5 billion brewed in homes and offices annually. Unfortunately, most of those pods are ecological dead-ends, ultimately filling up our dumps and landfills.
With China’s ban on North American recyclable imports now in effect, even Canada’s recyclable plastic waste (much of which is composed non-renewable based products) may have to be shunted off to landfills.
OneCoffee Organic Single Serve Coffee — roasted by the largest coffee roaster in Western Canada and one of the largest roasters in the country — knows the future of sustainability lies in compostable technologies.
It is with this ongoing waste crisis in mind that OneCoffee is pleased to announce the development of its latest brewing innovation: a 100% compostable single-serve coffee pod that will reduce the country’s coffee pod trash problem with a made-in-Canada solution.
“When we introduced OneCoffee in 2013, we had a lofty goal to create a 100% compostable, organic, fair trade, single-serve coffee that tasted great,” says Gary Senez, Senior Vice President of OneCoffee. “Over the course of four years, we’ve gone from 90% biodegradable to 99% biodegradable, all while promising our customers we wouldn’t rest until we hit our target. Today we’re thrilled to say we’ve fulfilled that promise with our single-serve pods’ 100% Compostable certification from the Biodegradable Products Institute.”
To achieve 100% Compostable designation from the Biodegradable Products Institute(BPI), a product like OneCoffee’s new single-serve pods must be made using only certified compostable materials and pass tests proving it degrades into organic matter.
OneCoffee’s new 100% compostable, Keurig-compatible coffee pods boast plant-based PLA resin that performs beautifully and breaks down easily under commercial composting conditions.
But OneCoffee’s work isn’t done yet. While the pods are 100% commercially compostable, there are no applicable green-bin composting standards across Canada. OneCoffee is actively reaching out to municipal, provincial and federal agencies to advocate for a compostable strategy.
“We understand change takes time,” says Senez. After all, it took us almost four years to reach our goal of 100% compostable pods! But we’ve already proven the consumer demand for ecologically sound pods with our growth in sales and market share. With our customers’ help, we’ll convince governments there’s a demand for green bin programs to accept compostable pods to divert the billions of pods heading to landfills into becoming useful again as fertile soil, not garbage.
OneCoffee 100% compostable, organic, fair trade, single-serve coffee pods are available at major retailers and specialty stores across Canada and will be available shortly at Amazon.com in the United States.
There is a public brunch seating at 9:30am with a limited number of free tickets available through Eventbrite here (max two tickets per person).
Guests will enjoy a two-course brunch and guided tasting of OneCoffee’s organic & fair trade single-serve coffees — at no charge!
OneCoffee’s new compostable pods prove that conservation, great coffee, and convenience can now go hand-in-hand.
WHAT: OneCoffee Free Brunch at Medina Café
WHEN: Saturday, February 3 at 9:30am
WHERE: Medina Café (780 Richards St.)
Cafe Medina URL: http://www.medinacafe.com/
Sunday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
780 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 3A4
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After our last visit for Notch 8’s extravagant Canada 150 Afternoon Tea, it’s time to play a game. Notch 8 turns to the imaginative world of classic board games t deliver a playful game board of sweets and savories like scones with clotted cream, delectable savory […]
SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic is an award winning skin rejuvenating clinic that combines the powers of Eastern medicine, medical aesthetics and skin nutrition. It is located conveniently near the SkyTrain station in Yaletown at 1152 Mainland Street (beside SoulCycle and Barre Fitness).
Founder, Amanda Beisel R.Ac spent several years at the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver and is knowledgeable in Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture. She also created a skincare line focused on repairing, restoring and replenishing the skin and body.
One of today’s prevalent skin concern is dry and dehydrated skin. Dull, dry skin and fine lines are also what I worry about in my 30’s. I am a skincare junkie. I love trying new products: some are formulated better than others, some products are not able to penetrate the deeper skin layer (dermis) giving skin only temporary relief, some are packed with hyaluronic acids, antioxidant and nutrients to help rebuild your lipid skin barriers.
I was invited for an Advanced HydraFacial Treatment targeting my skin concerns: dehydration and preventing fine lines. This treatment includes the VERY Popular HydraFacial MD Treatment plus the addition of an enzyme, mask and extra antioxidants and nutrients to further support the skin and boost the results. This treatment is exclusive to SKN Clinic.
Specific to my skin’s needs aesthetician also added were the DermaPeel Enzyme by Rhonda Allison, The Three Layers of Hydration from Forget Beauty, The Nourishing Milk Mask by Rhonda Allison.
What is a HydraFacial Treatment?
HydraFacial MD® is a transformational skin experience that takes the traditional facial and peel to a whole new level. It is a non-invasive, multistep treatment that combines the benefits of next-level hydradermabrasion, a mild chemical peel, automated painless extractions and a special delivery of Antioxidants, Hyaluronic Acid and Peptides. This treatment delivers immediate results without downtime or irritation.
The extraction has no pinching and you can actually see what has been removed from your skin. Gross but also really satisfying!
What is the Hydrafacial Process?
- Cleanse and Exfoliate: dead skin cells are removed, new healthy skin revealed
- Gentle Acid Peel: Loosens impurities from pores without irritation
- Extract: Vortex suction extracts and cleans out pores in a painless procedure
- Hydrate: Antioxidants and Hyaluronic Acid are Vortex-Fused to protect and nourish skin
After my facial at SKN, my feels subtle, hydrated and very clean. To maintain and rebuild my lipid layers I started using Forget Beauty’s 3 Layers of Hydration system exclusively for three months and absolutely love the suppleness it brought to my face. To read my review of The Three Layers of Hydration from Forget Beauty and to enter an amazing giveaway – read more here.
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