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The Chef’s Last Supper

Original story can be viewed at http://www.urbandiner.ca As you walked in through the front doors, the hostess would greet you, find your reservation, and in the background you couldn’t help but notice the bar in full swing, making the finest … Continue reading

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“Unpublished” Chowblog – The Front Lines

The following is a Chowblog that has not been published at Scout Magazine, but definitely completes the current series. Being that it’s my final week at Chow, I thought it was only fitting to end the series with a hilarious … Continue reading

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Mixology Adventures: Part 2 – The Seminar

by Lauren Mote Vail Colorado, day 2. The purpose of this seminar, was to collect the some 200 participants in the Mixology Summit, lock them in room with nothing but each other, booze and Steve Olson – now that’s something … Continue reading

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Mixology Adventures: Lauren is una’vail’able right now.

by Lauren Mote When I got off the plane in Denver, i was dying to run outside and breathe the frosty air.. but I could only run for about 30 seconds – the pressure and the elevation are pretty high … Continue reading

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Mixology Adventures: Part 1 – The Flight

by Lauren Mote My current adventure finds me wandering through the security gates, a “shoeless jane” if you will, smiling while waiting for the xrays (and xray operators) to realize that my wallet holds plastic cards, rather then plastic explosives. … Continue reading

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Vinous, vinous, vicious.

by Lauren Mote I am posting the following menu because I just have to. Back in February, I was asked to do a private party with Chef Hawksworth (and Johnny was with us helping Chef in the kitchen) with his … Continue reading

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The Hawk.

by Lauren Mote In a hip, food-lovers paradise just north of the US border, there only exists a small handful of “born and bred” Vancouver chefs that get catastrophic amounts of attention. After chef Rob Feenie, of acclaimed restaurants Lumiere … Continue reading

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Fresh Herbs in the Restaurant

by Christie Peters If you own a restaurant, plant some herbs this spring. I’m from Saskatoon where it is snowy for eight months out of the year. When I moved to Vancouver the air felt tropical and moist to me. … Continue reading

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Santa’s Little Foodie.

by Lauren Mote It can become an amazing experience, especially when your holiday preparation takes an unexpected turn, each day. On a gorgeous and bright morning in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant area, the view was picturesque – sharp snowy peaks lie … Continue reading

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Why did the brisket cross the road?

by Lauren Mote Well if it was up to this “piece of meat” I am sure it would’ve been quite content to stay all cooped up in the Urban Fare “beef display” but unfortunately I had bigger plans for this … Continue reading

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