Fiorino, Chinatown’s newest Italian eatery opens next week, so it’s time to set the table. We joined the three co-owners, Giovanni Mascagni, Mario Ruiz, and Mitchell Clark for stories of how their menu of Florence-inspired street food came together, and how the pandemic fast-tracked the ambitions of the three roommates. For a bit of context, see our previous chapter about how owner-operator Giovanni Mascagni studied under a bread master in Italy to get his schiacciata sandwiches just right. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sU8WnXJ1Fo
Looking for a little culinary inspiration while in isolation? Owner & Chef Josiah Tam of Barrique Kitchen + Wine Bar in White Rock has temporarily closed the restaurant’s doors, but continues to get creative in the kitchen, with his daughter, Cate. In the first two episodes, they make crepes and blueberries, then mushroom soup. Keep watching here.
It’s more than pumpkin spice! See what’s being plated from local harvests around Metro Vancouver. In this video: Alder Acres Township 7 Swallow Tail Tours VanDusen Garden Festina Lente Estate Winery Vista D’oro Pure Bread
You don’t need to go far to visit the sprawling vineyards of top Metro Vancouver wineries. Have a look at what’s just an hour from downtown.
Chef Alessandro recently visited Haida Gwaii to experience where 100% certified Ocean Wise seafood is sourced first-hand. Alessandro and the Fairmont Vancouver ARC Restauraunt team went razor clamming with renowned Haida carver Reg Davidson; mushroom foraging with Haida carver Tyson Brown and salmon fishing with Shawn Baybutt and the crew from Haida Wild.