UBC Botanical Garden & Edible Canada Present the ‘Taste of Terroir’

July 9th, 2015

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The Freshest Ingredients in the Most Beautiful Setting


Event Details:
When: Thursday July 16, 2015,  6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: UBC Botanical Garden, 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC
Cost: $99 per ticket. Plus applicable taxes and processing fees.


Event Description 

Join UBC Botanical Garden in celebrating the International Year of Soil and learn, first hand, about how soil and climate influence the flavour and quality of your food. To celebrate the terroir of our region, Chefs Alvin Pillay and Sarah Stewart of Vancouver’s most iconic Canadian restaurant, Edible Canada, will be preparing a gourmet family-style feast featuring only the freshest locally-grown ingredients. Dinner guests are invited to sit back, relax and indulge in an outdoor evening of wine, music and decadence in one of Vancouver’s most beautiful hidden gems.

Chefs Pillay and Stewart have specially designed this delicious family-style menu inspired by plants grown in UBC Botanical Garden’s demonstration Food Garden. Highlighting edibles in-season, the menu will feature summer squash, black kale, white bean succotash, whole roasted beef striploin, cedar plank salmon, wild rice, field hens and more! Without giving too much away, diners can look forward to pickled roots, harvest dips, organic breads, honeyed goat cheese, heirloom carrots, summer radishes, sprouts, seeds, stone fruit and summer berry butter crust pies served with lavender whip cream.

Come and enjoy an exceptional evening surrounded by the lush landscape of the botanical garden. Live entertainment will be provided by gypsy jazz band Casa Rosa.

See more at: http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/taste-of-terroir#sthash.YlJRuhph.dpuf

Umberto’s Opens tonight!

June 30th, 2015


Umberto opens his new Restaurant tonight!


June 9th, 2015



Super food addition to your salads or smoothy or use as a dip

1 organic Avocado peeled and pitted

1 teaspoon fresh organic lime

2 Tablespoons each

Fresh organic basil, mint & parsley (cilantro would be good too)

mine is from my garden

1/2 cup organic kefir

filtered water, enough to attain the desired consistency, thinner for dressing thicker for drips

Can be frozen in ice cubes or muffin tins to drop in your smoothy

once frozen pop out and put in zip lock back – date and label


Chef Marilyn


2015 ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ List

June 2nd, 2015

Here’s the Much-Hyped 2015 ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ List



Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca. Photo: Courtesy of El Cellar de Can Roca

The “World’s 50 Best Restaurants” list continues to be quite controversial, but it still warrants the attention of chefs and diners from all over the world. The 2015 results are in: El Celler de Can Roca earned the top honor; Noma — last year’s victor — got bumped all the way to No. 3; Spain’s Asador Etxebarri won most improved (climbing 21 places!); and Eleven Madison Park slipped one spot to No. 5 — but it remains the top-ranked restaurant in America. Take a look:

1. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain
2. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy
3. Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark
4. Central, Lima, Peru
5. Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA
6. Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain
7. Dinner, London, UK
8. Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan
9. D.O.M., Sao Paulo, Brazil
10. Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand
11. Mirazur, Menton, France
12. L’Arpége, Paris, France
13. Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo, Spain
14. Astrid y Gaston, Lima, Peru
15. Steirereck, Vienna, Austria
16. Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico
17. Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain
18. Le Bernardin, New York, USA
19. Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain
20. The Ledbury, London, UK
21. Le Chateaubriand, Paris, France
22. Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand
23. White Rabbit, Moscow, Russia
24. Ultraviolet, Shanghai, China
25. Fäviken, Järpen, Sweden
26. Alinea, Chicago, USA
27. Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy
28. The Test Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africa
29. Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo, Japan
30. Vendôme, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
31. Restaurant Frantzén, Stockholm, Sweden
32. Attica, Melbourne, Australia
33. Aqua, Wolfsburg, Germany
34. Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy
35. Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico
36. L’Astrance, Paris, France
37. Biko, Mexico City, Mexico
38. Amber, Hong Kong, China
39. Quique Dacosta, Dénia, Spain
40. Per Se, New York, USA
41. Mani, Sao Paulo, Brazil
42. Borago, Santiago, Chile (a tie)
42. Tickets, Barcelona, Spain (a tie)
44. Maido, Lima, Peru
45. Relae, Copenhagen, Denmark
46. Restaurant Andre, Singapore,
47. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Paris, France
48. Schloss Schauenstein, Furstenau, Switzerland
49. Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocanto Hills, USA
50. The French Laundry, Yountville, USA

Cloverdale Rodeo Fun with Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner

May 17th, 2015

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Cowgirls watching the Rodeo performance from the grandstands

Thank you for a lovey day at the Cloverdale Rodeo Linda!

Great job by of President Shannon Claypool,  and his team.


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