A weekly show about the people, places and issues behind what we eat and drink. Hosted by Anya Levykh.
Last week we heard about how Michelin came to Vancouver and what we can expect from the guide in its first year here. This week, we speak with industry veteran James Iranzad of Gooseneck Hospitality and food writer and judge Lee Man about what this means not only for the restaurant industry here, but also for diners, as well as potential pros and cons.
Vancouver went into a tizzy a few weeks ago when it was announced that the famed Michelin Guide would be coming to the city later this fall. But what does this mean for restaurants, hotels and the industry? Anya speaks with Royce Chwin from Destination Vancouver to hear how we got to this point and what we can expect.
There’s a new wave of young, talented chefs reimagining Chinese cuisine and Vancouver’s Chinese Restaurant Awards is showcasing some of their ideas at a series of dinners starting later this summer. Anya chats with Chinese Restaurant Awards founding judge Lee Man and chef Eva Chin about the tastes to come, the evolution of Chinese cuisine in Canada, and the changing meaning of authenticity.
In quiet Summerland, a small crush pad has achieved big things and bubs with its wines.
The art of cocktails has come a long way from the Cosmopolitan and one of the key ingredients to any cocktail is ice, ice, baby. Anya speaks with Jay Browne of Kodama Ice Co. about cocktails, ice cubes (and spheres) and Vancouver’s bar scene.
Anya speaks with Robert Belcham, industry veteran and founder of Cook’s Camp, an initiative designed to help hospitality workers navigate the challenges of the industry.
Anya speaks with Nathan Todd of Foxtrot Vineyards on the Naramata Bench about their world-class Pinot Noirs and later, with Dave Brinacombe of Wayward Distillery on Vancouver Island.
After a couple years that included a global pandemic, floods, fires and a heat dome, BC’s wineries are starting to return to a semblance of what you might call normal. And, on the Skaha Bench, a relatively new sub-appellation in the Okanagan, one winery is pushing the boundaries of wine making and marketing.
A new Peruvian restaurant will soon open in Mount Pleasant and a plant-based meal delivery service uses a talented team of chefs to create meals that even the most carnivorous can enjoy.