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 […]
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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, […]
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.
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.
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.
Homer St. Café & Bar
898 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2W5
Cuisine: Pacific Northwest
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
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 […]
GOOSENECK HOSPITALITY’S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ‘BELLS AND WHISTLES’ OFFICIALLY OPEN IN EAST VANCOUVER New Beer Hall Offers Extensive Craft Beer Selection, Ballpark-inspired Fare, Interactive Games Room and Big-League Sports Action Vancouver’s burgeoning Fraserhood/Cedar Cottage district welcomes a brand new beer hall and casual dining concept with […]
Soirette’s new 2017 Mooncake Collection recently just released and is perfect for sharing and gifting during the Mid-Autumn Festival on October 4th, 2017. The unique collection of Snow Mooncakes, featuries a wonderful selection of fresh fruit, refreshing teas and French couverture chocolate. Made entirely from scratch with whole ingredients, this limited edition collection is available by pre-order from September 15 to October 4.
Mini Mooncakes are sold as a set of four ($42) or eight ($80), all including the following flavours:
- Mango & Hibiscus
- Lychee & Jasmine
- Strawberry & Matcha
- Blackberry & Passionfruit Punch
The Deluxe Set comes in our Exclusive Soirette Gift Box ($88):
It consists of two sets of 4 Mini Mooncakes with one Extra-Large Double Cognac Truffle Chocolate Mooncake, filled with handmade fresh lotus paste, crushed caramelized hazelnuts and salted caramel pearls, adorned with 24K Gold Leaf.
The sharing of mooncakes signifies the unity of family relationships and friends. Soirette Mooncakes come in an elegant gift box and are ready for gift-giving. Celebrate togetherness and unity with Soirette this year through the sharing of mooncakes this Mid-Autumn season!
Soirette Macarons & Tea
Cuisine: Dessert, Pastry, Afternoon Tea
Sunday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
1433 W Pender St Vancouver, BC V6G 2S3
The Yaletown Business Improvement Association (YBIA) is proud to announce the 13th annual Taste of Yaletown (TOY), a popular community-based event that invites the public to try a variety of dishes from 26 premier restaurants throughout the neighbourhood. From October 11 to 27th, Vancouver’s top chefs […]
‘TACOFINO OASIS’ now open in downtown Vancouver at Bentall One Buildling. Latest Addition to Family of Restaurants Offers Tacofino’s Signature Baja-inspired Fare, Express Burritos To Go, Local Craft and Import Beer and Cocktails. Tacofino welcomes the newest member to its growing family of restaurants today when […]
AnnaLena Chef’s Tasting Menu
For those in search of the full AnnaLena dining experience, guests can now put their night in the hands of our wonderful kitchen team and try Chef Michael Robbins’ favourite dishes with AnnaLena’s Chef’s Tasting Menu. AnnaLena’s tasting menu is available nightly until 8:30pm at $74 dollars per person. The AnnaLena team have also created two sets of bespoke wine pairings for each course; we are currently offering a $44 BC pairing and a $54 International Pairing.
Mon 9:00 am – 12:00 am
Tue 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Wed 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Thu 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Fri 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sun 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
1809 W 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 5B8
NEW BEER HALL AND RESTAURANT CONCEPT ‘BELLS AND WHISTLES’ TO OPEN IN VANCOUVER’S FRASERHOOD THIS SEPTEMBER Latest Addition to Gooseneck Hospitality’s Expanding Restaurant Roster Features 150 Seats, Wrap-Around Patio, Casual Fare and Local Craft Beer, Wine and Cocktails Exclusively On Tap. The team behind such award-winning […]
La Glace, je t’aime. What started as casual flirtation with a charming little ice cream cart has blossomed into serious dessert love as Vancouver hearts melt over the city’s newest ice cream parlour and salon de thé. “All things are better when shared […]
New Counter-Service Restaurant Serves Up Modern Takes on Middle Eastern Fare, Local Beer, Spiked Drinks Seven Days a Week. Superbaba — a new counter-service concept that mixes the authentic and familiar flavours of the Middle East with the laid back feel and fare of the West Coast — is now open at 1325 Blanshard St. in the heart of downtown Victoria.
With licensed indoor seating for 38 and another 12 on an outdoor patio, Superbaba is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. The menu features fresh, faithful takes on Middle Eastern favourites like falafel and hummus in a variety of bowls, sandwiches and sides, as well as chicken and steak kebabs, fresh-baked pita, turmeric cookies, iced Turkish coffee, house-made pickles and fried cauliflower.
Superbaba derives its name both from the kitschy ‘super’ monikers common to shawarma and falafel shops found throughout the Middle East as well as a familial nod to ‘baba’, which means ‘dad’ in a number of languages. The restaurant represents a unique collaborative culinary venture that sees Tacofino co-owners Jason Sussman and Ryan Spong, Robbie Kane of Vancouver’s Café Medina and Josh Carlsen and Mike Dawson of Tacofino Victoria join forces with Abdallah El Chami of The Dallah Menu.
“Superbaba was born out of a common desire to not just serve Middle Eastern food but to create the closest version that works for the palate of the Western world,” says El Chami, who spent months in Lebanon tracing his roots and learning the time-honoured traditions and techniques of his ancestors before launching the new Victoria venture. “We have created a menu that is inspired, packed with flavor and will leave our guests thinking about it long after their last bite.”
Décor-wise, Superbaba showcases a ‘casual-meets-quirky’ esthetic where arch motifs common to traditional Middle Eastern architecture unite with neon signage and bold, contemporary colours as well as warm wood tones, textured walls, oversized globe lighting and blue speckled quartz countertops. The space was designed by Studio Roslyn’s Kate Snyder and Jessica MacDonald, who formerly worked at Vancouver design firm Ste. Marie and helped design such notable and award-winning restaurants as Osteria Savio Volpe and Kissa Tanto.
Beyond satisfying the appetites of its own guests, Superbaba will also join the fight to end youth hunger by partnering with Mealshare — a national non-profit that teams with restaurants like Café Medina and Tacofino Victoria in cities across Canada — to provide meals at at-risk youth. Following Mealshare’s ‘buy-one, give-one’ model, for each Mealshare-branded item Superbaba sells, it will contribute financially to Mealshare, which in turn will forward those funds to its network of local partner charities to purchase the groceries and ingredients needed for a meal.
ABOUT SUPERBABA | Located at the corner of Blanshard and Johnson in the heart of downtown Victoria, Superbaba is a counter-service restaurant that mixes the authentic and familiar flavours of the Middle East with the quintessentially laidback feel and fare of the West Coast. Superbaba offers a fresh, modern spin on old favourites, local craft beer on tap and spiked drinks and a ‘casual-quirky’ décor that blends bold, contemporary colours and neon signage with traditional design motifs common to Middle Eastern shawarma and falafel shops.
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Mon 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
1325 Blanshard St., Victoria, BC V8W 1J9
Noodlebox Canada announces a guest feature recipe series, slated to launch in all twelve stores across BC and Alberta on August 8th. Known for fresh food wok-cooked with flame, Noodlebox has partnered with three local influencers to create feature dishes, each available for a week-long run this […]
The Westin Bayshore’s H2 Rotisserie & Bar salutes Vancouver’s upcoming Pride celebration with a sheet so fresh you might be tempted to slap it. H2’s Chef Caitlin Mark, a proud member of the LGBTQ2+ community, has created a Fresh Sheet: Pride Edition, available during dinner for two weeks, July 27 – August 10. The colourful three-course meal […]