Prepare for a Taste of Yaletown

Yaletown is about to burst with flavour as the 15th Taste of Yaletown gets underway.

Running October 12 to 27, 2019, Taste of Yaletown is an annual celebration of Yaletown’s restaurants. Every year the neighbourhood chefs present unique sets of cuisine, tasting plates and pairings for the distinctive festival. Yaletown restaurants are offering special prix fixe lunch and dinner menus that show their eateries at the very best.

Set menus are priced at $35, $45 & $55 with some restaurants making offerings at multiple levels.  Taste of Yaletown lets patrons explore the world through the diversity of its restaurants, from Japanese cuisine at Bistro Sakana, Vietnamese at Little Saigon, to Mediterranean at The Greek by Anatoli, and French fare at Provence Marinaside, or Italian at Robba di Matti.

For the full list of participating restaurants and menus visit

Market by Jean-Georges at Shangri-la Vancouver

This month, MARKET by Jean-Georges at the Shangri-La Vancouver is celebrating their 4th Anniversary with a specially created 5 course tasting menu.  If it’s anything like the spectacular Valentine’s Day Tasting Menu we recently experienced, I recommend making a reservation soon.

Last week our taste buds were awakened by a perfectly prepared 5 courses; Oysters & Caviar, choice of Hamachi Sashimi on Truffle – Garlic Toast or Foie Gras Brulee with Pineapple Meyer Lemon Jam, choice of Dungeness “Black Pepper” Crab Fritters or Nova Scotia Lobster Tail, choice of Grilled Chicken with Kumquat Lemongrass Dressing or Roasted Venison with Quince Medeira sauce & Broccoli Rabe, finishing off with a beautiful red and white Raspberry & Rose Pavlova or Warm Chocolate lava cake with Caramel Ice Cream.  Describing it won’t do justice, but every item was beautifully presented and just the right taste to lead into the next plate.

The rest of February the Open Table 2012 Diner’s Choice Winner features a tasting menu including:  Arctic Char Sashimi draped in Trout Eggs in Lemon & Dill,  Seared Scallop with Caramelized Cauliflower with Caper-Raisin Emulsion, Ling Cod in Malaysian Chili Sauce & Thai Basil, Aged NY Strip with Gingered Shiitakes & Soy Caramel Emulsion, Warm Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream. The Anniversary Tasting Menu is $49 per person.  It’s a great location to celebrate your own anniversary, special occassion or just to treat yourself to a great evening out.

MARKET by Jean-Georges is located on the 3rd floor of Shangri-la Vancouver at 1115 Alberni Street
Reservations are recommended, book online or by phone 604.695.1115
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Wild Rice New Westminster 1st Anniversary

It’s been a year since Wild Rice opened a new location in the rejuvinated River Market in New Westminster. Tomorrow, Saturday, November 24th they are celebrating their first anniversary by throwing a party with a Chinese Market theme starting at 9pm. Entry is free but a $5 suggested donation to the New Westminster Food Bank gets patrons a free drink token, the party features $5 drink specials, small bites, raffle door prizes and live music provided by Les is More.  Admission may be available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the door but reservations are recommended.
Before the party starts at 9, the regular dinner menu plus a special five-course tasting menu will be offered for only $25, email to guarantee your seats for dinner or the Anniversary Party.
Wild Rice New Westminster is located in The River Market at 810 Quayside Drive. Ph: 778-397-0028 Twitter: