Category Archives: Restaurant News

Savour Cowichan, Weekend One

This past weekend marked the kickoff for Savour Cowichan, a rebranding of the 15-year old Cowichan Wine and Culinary Festival.  I came on board in a big way this year, agreeing to have my mug plastered on the cover of … Continue reading

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How To Find Local, Fresh Veggies in March (at Brambles)

While most of our gardens have been sleeping under snow, or leaves, or other forms of mulch, industrious farmers on the Saanich Peninsula have been very busy in their greenhouses, and so has Angeline Street of Brambles Market in Courtenay, … Continue reading

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Food For Thought – Chef Expands Casual Empire

This week on Food For Thought, a brief profile of Wayne Martin, former executive chef at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver.  He left that lofty position to open Crave, a casual restaurant on Vancouver’s East Side.  It was a … Continue reading

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Parma Palate – Hitting the Road

Last weekend a few of my classmates and I rented a car to tear over hell’s half acre. We started on Saturday with a drive into Liguria up and down mountain roads, to the seaside, and an interior ‘island’ for … Continue reading

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Crave – Great Addition to Main Street

A couple of weeks ago I had my first taste of what’s on the menu at Crave, a relatively new restaurant on a section of Vancouver’s rapidly-gentrifying Main Street. Chef/owner Wayne Martin used to be the executive chef at Vancouver’s … Continue reading

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Wild Rice – the Barbecue Menu

Funny, after not eating out that much over the past few months in Vancouver and at my other place in the Cowichan Valley, there has been a sudden ‘yeah, let’s go!’  This is the first post of a few about … Continue reading

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