Fresh daily proponent Brian Fowke says it’s time to move on from his cherished Kitsilano Daily Kitchen, which will now become AnnaLena …
This from today’s mail:
“I have just put my chef’s knife down for the last time at Kitsilano Daily Kitchen. With a tear in my eye I must say I have lived some of the best years of my life in this kitchen – because of all of you who believed in this quirky little restaurant that opened five years ago with no sign or menu…I am very sad it is over, but I am happy with everything we accomplished; a great restaurant run by the passion of a great team – 14,000 menu ideas later I have completed what I set out to do. I believe we have all made Vancouver a better restaurant city and culture with our passion to explore everything local, sustainable and organic. We have all done a great job!.
It is time for my good friend Mikey Robbins to take over the room and run with his passion. Its going to be a great ride for him – he knows his food and is at the top of his game. www.annalena.ca “
Again, thank you everyone for the past five years, you have all been so good to me – I have enjoyed every minute on the stoves at Kitsilano Daily Kitchen.
Tim has been covering the food and wine revolution for about 20 kilos. Count 15 kg alone thanks to the blossoming cuisine and wine culture of British Columbia, Canada.
Tim’s hallmark is seeking out and recommending value wines from BC and around the world that offer quality at every level. He also scopes out noteworthy restaurants that live up to their promises—and often over deliver. Readers depend on the Hired Belly for his “Belly’s Best” and “Belly’s Budget Best” picks to help them find the right wine for the occasion.
He writes, tweets and shoots his own images for columns in the Vancouver Courier and North Shore News. He also contributes to WHERE Vancouver magazine, as well as to several other publications. They include Taste magazine, Tidings Magazine, and Montecristo. His columns are frequently picked up by major newspapers across Canada.
Tim is a frequent judge for wine competitions, such as Vancouver Magazine International Wine Awards. He is a founding judge of The BC Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Wine. He is frequently invited to judge at The BC Wine Awards, and others.
Tim has traveled to taste in many of the world’s leading wine regions, most recently in Burgundy, Argentina and Chile.