Category: Food and Drink
Food Trucks, Albacore Tuna, Cultural Institutions
Category: Food and Drink
Tis the season to get crafty. Head over to the Kits House Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for the special holiday edition of the monthly potluck. Bring a vegetarian dish as usual AND an easy craft idea.
Hopefully the noshing and creating will result in at least one give-able trinket.
I don’t know about you, but I need extra motivation to get out in winter. Here’s some real incentive. Saturday, Dec. 3, the six cultural institutions that call Vanier Park (Kitsilano’s biggest park) home will celebrate the public space with a Winter Wander event.
Vanier Park is home to the , , the , , , and – a wide range of cultural experiences within easy walking distance. Perks include reduced rates of $5 for adult entry to all museums, free entry for kids, a glut of food trucks and performances by the talent at Vancouver Academy of Music. You’ll also have the opportunity to win memberships to the three participating museums.
Despite the fact Quince are grown across BC, many people have never even seen one, let alone cooked one up. It ain’t easy to find quince in Vancouver. But I tried anyway, going on the hunt for quince to make one of my favourite seasonal recipes—Quince Tarte Tatin.
In need of a thank you gift and looking for something a little more interesting than flowers or chocolates, I stopped by the newly opened Yaletown Brownies at 2680 West Broadway (ironically located only in Kitsilano). They offer several different kinds of brownies including chocolate glaze, pecan caramel, peppermint, green tea, white chocolate chip, and even gluten free! They also offer scones, tarts, soups and cheesecake.
I opted for a box of their signature brownies, which are said to be a rich, moist brownie filled with delicious deep chocolate and crunchy walnuts. The brownies were beautifully packaged in a pretty little box. I must admit that I did not try the brownies myself but my friend who received them sent a note this morning that read “The brownies are amazing!”
If you have tried the brownies, whaddya think?
Don’t miss the albacore tuna nicoise benedict ($10), or the braised short rib served with fried eggs, marinated tomato and potato pancake ($10). If you’ve got that morning sweet tooth, opt for the delicate stuffed brioche French toast with blueberry mascarpone ($10). Wash it down with 49th Parallel’s artisan coffee.
Tickets are $29 with all proceeds going to and . The event is made possible thanks to sponsorship from Festival Cinemas and Whole Foods Market. Tickets are currently available from the website and Capers/.
Sushi Bella, which opened doors in Kits this August (the original location is in North Van) seems to be doing well so far. Though new restaurants tend to be popular at the start, I have a feeling that Sushi Bella will continue to thrive, especially with its prime digs at 2059 West 4th Ave—smack dab in the heart of the shopping district. I have been to Sushi Bella twice now, once for dinner and once for lunch, and it’s a great place to get your fill of Japanese fusion.
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The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011
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