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Divine pasta dish with shaved truffles
13th Dine Out Vancouver, 2015
When: January 16 to February 1
What: Participating restaurants offering 3-course dinner at $18, $28 or $38, BC VQA wine-pairing, numerous food & fun events…and much more!
Where: For complete restaurant listing and dine out menu, log onto: www.dineoutvancouver.com
- Pick at least one from each price bracket.
- Be adventurous – try new restaurants and ethnic cuisines
- Book ASAP
- To better your chance of grabbing a table, avoid going as a large group.
- Do go through the restaurant list, there are gems of restaurants hidden away that you may not be aware of.
- Take a look at the menu choices as some are more enticing than the others.
Going to Granville Island Public Market? Stop by Oyama Sausages to see what their ‘welcome to 2015’ line-up is for the month of January.
1689 Johnston Street #17, Vancouver. (Granville Island Public Market)
(604) 327-7407 www.oyamasausage.ca
Oyama’s Choucroute Festival : January 22nd – January 25th
Choucroute is a famous Alsatian dish preparing sauerkraut with sausages and other salted meats and charcuterie. Oyama does all the work for you, preparing the sauerkraut, all you need to do is choose from a wide selection of sausages, invite your friends and enjoy. And stop by Granville Island Brewery or your favourite artisan beer and pick up something thirst quenching.
21st annual Taste BC
When: Thursday, January 22nd from 4:30-7:30pm
Where: Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel
What: The event features BC wine, beer, cider and spirits accompanied by local fare from restaurants and providers from across the lower mainland.
Why: A fundraiser for the Oak Tree Clinic at BC Children’s Hospital. The Foundation provides specialized HIV care for infected women, pregnant women, partners, children and youth, and support services for affected families.
Opening soon – Pepper Lunch 胡椒廚房
When: February, 2015
What: DIY Teppan
Where: No. Road, near the Waves Coffee and London Drugs, Richmond.
Capacity: 1,600 square feet; 50 seats
Menu focus: Pepper Lunch classics with a focus on using as local as ingredients as possible and Certified Angus Beef for all beef dishes. Black pepper is freshly ground up daily.
A glance at the menu: B.C. steelhead salmon, Beef and Pork Curry Rice, Sakura Pork Pepper Rice.
Before landing in BC, Pepper Lunch was only available in Asia and Australia. There are currently more than 350 Pepper Lunch restaurants worldwide in Japan, China, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea, and Australia.
Pepper Lunch brand specializes in creating sizzle plates that hit hungry mouths with big flavours, finest quality cuts of meat, and unique sauces. People can literally see exactly what they are eating and decide how they want it cooked. Diners cook their steak, meat of choice, and seafood to-order on a special, patented hot plate created by Pepper Lunch founder, Chef and Inventor Kunio Ichinose. The plate uses proprietary, electromagnetic cooking technology and is sizzling hot at the table, about 260 degrees Celsius.
New Year Resolution? Eat healthy, live happy with apple cider vinegar and olive oil
Why not start your day with a glass of warm water with 1 tsp. of apple cider vinegar first thing in the morning or olive oil?
Health benefits of apple cider vinegar
- Settles diarrhea
- Cures hiccups
- Soothes a sore throat and clears a stuffy nose
- Lowers cholesterol
- Prevents indigestion
- Aids in weight loss
- The amino acids contained in apple cider vinegar helps boost energy
- Cuts down on nighttime leg cramps
- Kills odor-causing bacteria – use as mouth wash, or drink a teaspoon (diluted with water if you prefer)
- The vinegar helps remove stains, whiten teeth, and kill bacteria in your mouth and gums. Gargle with apple cider vinegar in the morning.
Healthy benefits of olive oil：
- To prevent snoring – Swallow a spoon of olive oil before bed.
- To reduce stomach ulcers and pain – Mix one table spoon of olive oil with a 3/4 cup of citrus juice or vinegar and drink.
- Relieve Coughing – Swallow a spoon of olive oil mixed with a spoon of honey. Another option is to massage the upper back and chest with olive oil at body temperature.
- Treating swollen / red gums – Wash your mouth with a mix of olive oil and water.
- For digestive problems – Swallow a spoon of olive oil every morning on an empty stomach. Another option is to drink a glass of water with a spoon of olive oil and a spoon of lemon juice.
- Lowers blood pressure levels
- Helps control cholesterol
- Prevents heart attacks
- Prevents cancer
- Fights aging