About Alvin

Alvin Lee is a professional photographer, culinary arts enthusiast, and contributing author of Eating in Vancouver & the World. Visit Alvin’s website and connect with him on Twitter @alvinkclee and Instagram @foodimagery.

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Burgundy Restaurant Media Dinner

Last week, EiV was invited to a menu tasting at Burgundy Restaurant in Gastown. Situated on West Hastings between Abbot and Carrall, this European boutique-style restaurant & bar boasts a formidable menu that belies its size. With barely enough space to seat 30 or so diners at a time, Burgundy presents an interesting polarity in […]

Joe Fortes 2014 Tweetup

Every summer, there are a couple fun events I look forward to as a food blogger. The annual summer patio tweetup at Joe Fortes is always high up on the list. With a seemingly endless selection of great drinks and even better food, the open patio at Joe Fortes is one of the best places […]

Earls Test Kitchen & The Chef Collective

On June 24th, the Earls restaurant group unveiled their brand new test kitchen at the current Earls Hornby location. With over 1.2 million dollars spent renovating the 2nd floor space, this new kitchen facility will serve a myriad of purposes including staff training and real-time diner engagement. A state-of-the-art audiovisual system will allow the public […]

Blackbird Public House Annual Spot Prawn Boil

Earlier this month, EiV was invited to attend a spot prawn boil hosted by the Donnelly Group at The Blackbird Public House & Oyster Bar on Dunsmuir St. In its second year, this messy but delicious dining event was quickly sold out which is a testament to how many people love spot prawns. Alongside the […]

Calabash Bistro Brunch Preview

Late last week, EiV was invited to attend a special media preview of the brunch menu at Calabash Bistro. I had been to this Caribbean-themed restaurant once or twice before but never knew they served brunch. Situated just off of West Hastings and Carrall St., this venue has quickly become a local favourite for great […]

A Lunar New Year Celebration with Haywire Winery

Earlier this week, I attended one of the first food media events of 2014 as presented by Haywire Winery. Hosted at Kaya Malay Bistro on West Broadway and Oak, the invitation was inspired by the challenges and subsequent rewards of pairing wines with Asian cuisine. Although I eat Asian food on a daily basis, I […]

La Mezcaleria – Menu Tasting

Earlier this month, I was invited to swing by Commercial Drive to try a couple dishes at the immensely popular restaurant La Mezcaleria. Situated on Commercial Dr. just off of East 1st, this bustling bar and cantina offers some of the best and most authentic Mexican food in the city. Arriving just after 6pm, the […]

Taste of Yaletown 2013 – Media Tour

Late last week, I headed downtown to meet up with other media attendees to dine at several of the restaurants that will be participating in this year’s Taste of Yaletown event. Running from October 16-27, this will be the ninth annual TOY celebrating the phenomenal level of hospitality in the Yaletown area. For those not […]

Taste of Canada Media Event at Prestons

Earlier this week, I swung by Prestons on West Pender for a closed media event to celebrate the newly launched Canadian inspired menu by Chef Bruce Nollert. The new menu is focused around a modern approach to classic comfort food using locally inspired ingredients. The event was co-led by Molson Coors which meant a variety […]

Ten Ten Tapas – Menu Tasting

Earlier this week, I was invited to swing by Ten Ten Tapas to try a couple items off their dinner menu. Situated right on the water just below Burrard Bridge, this modern bistro boasts floor to ceiling windows that open the entire dining area to scenic views of False Creek and Granville Bridge. A large […]

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