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Archive for the category "food"

Araxi Cookbook Launch

October 7th, 2009 @ 9:12pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

This evening I grabbed my gal Keira-Anne and took her up to the penthouse (suite 5801) of the Shangri-La Hotel in Vancouver. We were attending the cookbook launch of Araxi Restaurant in Whistler and got to taste delectable canapes the recipes for which are all included in the book. I got to finally meet Executive […]

Hell's Kitchen Finale Celebration at Araxi

October 6th, 2009 @ 10:00am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Season six of FOX’s hit series Hell’s Kitchen, featuring Chef Gordon Ramsay, is coming to a close and the winner will claim the Head Chef position at Araxi Restaurant in Whistler, working under Executive Chef James Walt. To celebrate the finale and to welcome the new Head Chef, they’re holding a red carpet episode viewing […]

1st Annual RIPE Vancouver A Success

October 5th, 2009 @ 9:20am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Local farm-fresh food, regional beer, and BC wine, were served to those who came out to support RIPE last Thursday. This fundraiser to promote, support, and expand local farmers markets was held at Performance Works on Granville Island with a goal of inspiring others to take up the local food movement. “We couldn’t have been […]

The Morrissey on Granville

October 1st, 2009 @ 9:54am by Rebecca Bollwitt

A few weeks ago I got a tour of the newly-renovated Morrissey on Granville and last night Keira and stopped in for a bit to check it out at night. The renovation of this watering hole with a loyal customer base represents far more than a design overhaul; it’s a non-pretentious, laid back, yet really […]

RIPE: An Evening of Local Food and Libations

August 27th, 2009 @ 10:09am by Rebecca Bollwitt

On October 1st, 2009 the Vancouver Farmers Markets are presenting RIPE: the first annual evening of local food and libations. The event aims to raise funds and support of the organizations and initiatives surrounding eating local. “This includes the establishment of a Farmers Nest Egg Fund, and the creation of the recently announced New City […]

Fairburn Farm

August 24th, 2009 @ 10:23am by Rebecca Bollwitt

As our little tour van rolled up the dusty gravel road toward Fairburn Farm, I knew we would be in for a treat. I hopped out and had to let the scenery soak in a bit. We stood in front of a lovely farm house surrounded by pastures, mountains, and lush green hues that sprouted […]

Araxi Whistler

August 13th, 2009 @ 10:00pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

This evening John and I were guests of Araxi, one of Whistler’s finest restaurants which will be the home of this season’s winner of the FOX reality series, Hell’s Kitchen. I had the opportunity to interview Executive Chef James Walt a few weeks ago about his restaurant and experience with Chef Gordon Ramsay. Tonight, I […]

Ice Cream for a Good Cause

August 9th, 2009 @ 10:09pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

I decided to treat myself tonight and give into the cold, silky, smooth temptation of ice cream. While doing so I was reminded of two dessert-related campaigns for good causes that are currently running… Being the first-ever Canadian flavour for Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, the Barenaked Ladies‘ “If I had 1,000,000 Flavours” truly doesn’t […]