Lure: Ned Bell’s Definitive Sustainable Seafood Cookbook

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:00+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Dining, Lifestyle, Ocean Wise, Sustainable|

Lure is the latest project from Chef Ned Bell. He’s the founder of Chefs for Oceans, who, in 2014, cycled across Canada. He took time out from his post as executive chef of Vancouver's Four Seasons to raise awareness for seafood sustainability. Since then he’s been even busier with a big career move. And spent [...]

Maji: Bridging Richmond’s Ocean Wise gap

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:02+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Dining, Ocean Wise, Sustainable|

Maji offers more than a passing nod to Ocean Wise. In the best of all possible worlds, every restaurant I walked into would adhere to Ocean Wise. I know that to realize such a dream may take a while. Ongoing over-fishing, by-catch and compromised habitat threaten seafood stocks that we continue to take so much for granted. Vancouver Aquarium’s game changing [...]

Hail forage! Where Caesar Rules!

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:19+00:00 January 28th, 2014|Belly's Best Bites, Cocktails, Ocean Wise|

The well foraged Caesar, TP photo If you're a regular visitor here (and if you're not, why not subscribe?!) You'll know that I have a lot of time for what goes down at forage. (1300 Robson St., Vancouver, 604-661-1400) Right now they're in the midst of Dine Out madness—serving upwards of 200 customers [...]

The Fish Counter: Vancouver’s Go-To Sustainable Seafood Store Opens on Main St.

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:20+00:00 December 9th, 2013|Belly's Best Bites, Ocean Wise, Sustainable|

The Fish Counter: warm and welcoming, and already popular The Fish Counter (3825 Main St., Vancouver, 604-876-FISH [3474]) is the latest endeavour from celebrated Canadian Chef Robert Clark, with business partner Mike McDermid, long time fisheries expert, marine biologist and former program manager at the Vancouver Aquarium. The Fish Counter's Mike McDermid [...]

Vancouver’s Chowder Chowdown: It’s Time to Make Chowder Our Own

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:22+00:00 November 22nd, 2013|Belly's Best Bites, Ocean Wise|

Chowder Chowdown - Ocean Wise spoons await Ocean Wise spoons await the crowd UPDATED: Nov 16, 2014   Chowder Chowdown goes this Wednesday... Full details here Read about last year's event: When the dust settled at this year’s Vancouver Aquarium Chowder Chowdown, the undeniable big news of the night was that Forage chef [...]

Forage Chef Chris Whittaker Sweeps Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:31+00:00 November 22nd, 2012|Belly's Best Bites, Ocean Wise|

Forage chef Chris Whittaker basks in Chowdown glory, with the original painting (included in his prizes) used for the contest promo, TP Photo Just a day after Forage officially opened, chef Chris Whittaker has been crowned Chowder Chowdown Champion at the Vancouver Aquarium’s keenly contested annual sustainable seafood celebration. Whittaker’s dish wowed not only [...]

Why the food at Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre is, well, unconventional

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:36+00:00 March 6th, 2012|Belly's Best Bites, Ocean Wise, Sustainable|

We reckon we’ve eaten our fair share of meals on the rubber chicken circuit. But I don’t know why I’m even saying that here, because the food at Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre is just about as far removed from standard convention fare as you can possibly imagine. Last week's Vancouver Playhouse International [...]

Having a Ball at Bel: Hawksworth Mini-Bites at Rosewood Hotel Georgia

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:37+00:00 December 2nd, 2011|Belly's Best Bites, Belly's Budget Best, Ocean Wise, Sustainable|

The buzz at the Rosewood Georgia Hotel is mainly all about Hawksworth, and rightly so. But now newly unveiled "little sister" Bel Café, named after chef David Hawksworth's wife Annabel, and which wraps around the corner of Georgia and Howe, is also causing a stir. We found time for a bite the [...]

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