FBC 2014 in Vancouver – The Food

Last week I promised a food post to cover what I ate in Vancouver two weeks ago and I hope you’re ready.  There is going to be so much food here. Of course there were great eats at the conference, it was a food bloggers conference after all.  However I was also blessed to be able to stay with and visit my sister-in-law and her husband, who also share my love of food.  The whole weekend for me was full of amazing meals and I was very happy for the walk every day to and from the Four Seasons Hotel to help me burn some of those calories off.

Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

I was going to do a top ten list but that is insane so I’m just going to start at the beginning, because I hear that is very good place to start.  Here are the photos of all the delicious things I am still thinking about two weeks later, from the beginning of the trip to the end.

Vij's Railway Express

Vij’s Railway Express.

Vij's Railway Express Lamb Kebab and Chickpea Salad

Vij’s Railway Express, Lamb Kebab with Ricepuff and Chickpea Salad.

Cascade Room Vancouver

The Cascade Room’s All Grown Up Cocktail which is Long Table Gin, Lime, Basil Syrup, Skookum Grape Shrub and Smoked Pear Bitters.Burdock & Co Walla Walla Onion Cheese Fonduta

Burdock & Co, Whole Roasted Walla Walla Onion with Pine Mushroom and “Heidi” Cheese Fonduta

Burdock & Co Kale and Ricotta Gnudi with Olive and Walnut Gremolata

Burdock & Co, Kale and Ricotta Gnudi, Castelevantro Olive and Walnut Gremolata

Burdock & Co Desserts

Burdock & Co, Marscapone Cheesecake, Cocoa Nib Granola, Cherry AND Salted Milk Jam Custard with Ginger Snaps AND Almond Caramel Tart, Crème Fraiche AND Heirloom Apple Tart with Vanilla Cream

Beta 5 Cream Puffs and Mighty Oak Coffee

Selection of Beta 5 Cream Puffs with Mighty Oak Coffee

Butter Baked Goods Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Butter Baked Goods Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwich

FBC2014 Four Cheese Truffled Macaroni with Lentil Crumble

FBC2014 Opening Gala Dinner at Four Seasons Hotel, Four Cheese Truffled Macaroni with Lentil Crumble by Chef Ned Bell

FBC2014 Buter Baked Goods

FBC2014 First Coffee Break, Selection of Butter Baked Goods

FBC2014 Beef and Mushroom Blend and Extend Dinner

FBC 2014 Blend and Extend Dinner at Four Seasons Hotel, Roasted Local Beef, Braised Short Rib & Mushroom Gratin, Lentil 2 Ways, Caramelized Celery Roots & Hearts

FBC2014 Cartems Donuts and Salt Spring Coffee

FBC2014 Second Coffee Break, Selection of Cartems Donuts with Salt Spring Coffee

Vij's Pork Belly with Apple Mint Jelly

Vij’s, Local Pork Belly with Apple Mint Chutney

Vij's Lamb Popsicles

Vij’s, Wine Marinated Lamb Popsicles in Fenugreek Cream Curry on Tumeric and Spinach Potatoes

Vij's Sablefish

Vij’s, Grilled Sablefish in Yogurt, Tomato Broth on Navy Bean and Onion Masala

Vij's Chai and Dessert

Vij’s, Chai and Dessert

So, not a lot of words this week.  I was going to share stories with each of the food pictures but that would make this post WAY too long so I thought I would let the food do all the talking.  Thanks to Vancouver and again to the Food Bloggers of Canada!  Here’s hoping I make it to Montreal for next year’s conference.


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