Château Margaux Showcase

When we think of great wines, many of us think of offerings from France; and if you attended the Vancouver International Wine Festival this year, I am certain you sampled some excellent wines. Now when we think of full-bodied red wines, we can’t help but think of the region of Bordeaux, the largest wine-growing region…

Epic White Alba Truffle Dinner

How does a group of truffle-crazed foodies, celebrate the mushroom season? They get together and enjoy an evening filled with dishes accentuated with White Alba Truffles (trifola d’Alba) from the Italian countryside. White truffles are the most coveted and hence the most expensive of all truffles, costing about five times more than the black truffle…

Under the Big Top

When planning our Las Vegas trip we decided that we needed to at least experience a Michelin Star restaurant. After all it is Las Vegas, known for its “go big or go home” attitude. The original Le Cirque is one of New York’s landmark restaurants, known for its luxurious elegance both when describing their atmosphere…

Yamagata Masamune Sake Dinner @ Pidgin

Fall in Vancouver, a time of wind, rain and falling leaves. But thanks to Jim and sake specialist Mariko from That’s Life Gourmet, they make the dark and stormy nights not only more bearable, but a whole lot of fun. The evening featured creative and sake-inspired dishes by chef Makoto Ono highlighted by the Yamagata…