Alessa Valdez, chef at the Restaurant at Phantom Creek Estates, has invigorated the Okanagan food scene with her fine-dining-meets-wine-country-casual approach to cooking. This spring risotto, a home-cookery take on the standout dish from her recently debuted spring menu, is the perfect way to celebrate the Okanagan Valley’s post-winter awakening.
Straight and Marrow’s chef, Chris Lam, has the perfect recipe for you to convey how much you appreciate everything your mom has done for you.
There’s no better way to take full advantage of the imminent strawberry surplus than by making a batch of pastry chef Shelley McKenzie’s syrup.
The Naramata Inn’s chef Ned Bell loves to cook seafood and highlight local ingredients. This chowder, a smorgasbord of all things aquatic, is a grand celebration of British Columbia’s finest ingredients.
This Raspberry-Chocolate Pavlova from the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts’ chef instructor Camila Takahashi is the perfect way to celebrate Easter without the hunt.
Halibut season is back, and NUVO has the perfect recipe to celebrate with. This fresh one-pan meal from chef Alex Lavroff of the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts contrasts the flaky halibut with chewy morsels of mussel and chorizo.
Although this year’s groundhog predicted an extended winter, you can still bring spring into your home with recipes that illustrate the change to brighter days—like this BC blueberry lemon ricotta toast.
In early March, NUVO attended Courvoisier Cognac’s We Found Joy event in New York. The star cocktail of the evening—The Gala—evoked quiet summer days in Courvoisier’s home of Jarnac, France. Courvoisier has provided the recipe for The Gala so NUVO readers can enjoy a bit of Jarnac via New York at home.
Chef Steve Hodge, of Vancouver’s Temper Chocolate & Pastry, shares his lemon tart recipe to celebrate the second season of Project Bakeover. For this recipe, Hodge proves you don’t need a complicated list of ingredients to create a rich, elegant dessert.
A curated list of new album releases to refresh your playlist, handpicked for you.
Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts’ chef-instructor Ben Kiely has shared his favourite fluffy pancake recipe to help achieve ultimate weekend bliss.
Chef Ned Bell focuses on hyper-local menus that enhance diners’ connections with Naramata. Here, he shares his savoury and citrusy Geoduck Nachos with Avocado and Grapefruit Vinaigrette recipe—an indulgent dish that serves perfectly as a crowd-pleasing appetizer.
The legendary head bartender at Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Botanist Bar draws on William Goldman’s classic romance The Princess Bride for one of his latest creations.
Australia has recently announced that they will open their borders to vaccinated Canadian travellers on February 21, 2022. In light of this exciting news, here are three luxurious ecocentric retreats to add to your list.
Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and what better way to impress your S/O than with a love-inspired cocktail from Chad Rivard, Straight and Marrow’s bar manager.
Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day with your significant other, getting together with friends or family, or perhaps taking the time for yourself, we’ve taken the guess work out of deciding where to go for romantic wining and dining. We’ve rounded up thirteen design-forward restaurants across Canada that will please a variety of palates.
For this week’s recipe, we have a delicious spaghetti aglio e olio pasta from the Sandbar. Roll up your sleeves, pour a glass of wine, and add this comforting dish to your love-day menu.
Chef Renée Lavallée has crafted a delicious, healthy, bean-based recipe to spread the word about the Love Canadian Beans campaign celebrating local and sustainably sourced beans.
Chef Tommy Shorthouse from Fanny Bay Oysters has got creative with this oyster Rockefeller recipe so you can enjoy the seasonal peak of the delicious shellfish.
We pride ourselves on bringing you the exceptional—the beautiful narratives of visionaries, stunning designs, and marvellous journeys. Here are twenty-one NUVO stories that deserve a standing ovation.
Four stunning retreats to visit in New Zealand.
Whether you are in a pinch for what to bring to the party, want to add additional treats to your holiday lineup, or perhaps are looking for what to leave out for Santa, give these yummy cookies a try.
The holidays are meant for indulging in decadent desserts and appeasing your sweet tooth every chance you get. This pomegranate crème brûlée from Black + Blue offers a festive spin on a French classic and will certainly remedy those holiday cravings.
We asked Berkson which hotels he was most excited about as people tentatively return to travel or visit hotels for the holidays.
Whisky, maple, and Wayne Gretzky—talk about a Canadian trifecta. The three have come together in the spirit of the holidays to create the new Wayne Gretzky Distillery Maple Cream Liquor. Notes of caramel, sweet cream, maple syrup, baked pastry, and a hint of whisky spice make this the perfect addition to your festive drinks lineup.
Mexico is a beloved vacation destination for many reasons, not the least of which is their white sand beaches, crystal blue waters, and vibrant culture. We have rounded up nine of the most magical resorts in Mexico that await your arrival.
American Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and that signals the start of the holiday season for many Canadians, as well. Whether you enjoy it now or save it for December, this roasted butternut and apple stuffing from Tractor At Home will fill your kitchen with a mouth-watering aroma that filters throughout the home.
Patti Delgado, head chef of Vibrant, a responsibly sourced restaurant with a gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian menu, has pulled together the perfect cozy companion for nights spent inside, offering solace during the cooler months.
Get your cauldrons ready and brew up some of these delicious Halloween-inspired cocktails from Glowbal Restaurant and Straight and Marrow.
With lockdowns ending, restaurant openings are beginning to be common fare in Toronto again. Here are six different, high-class restaurants of various styles to try, selected for the quality of food and the atmosphere.
This cocktail recipe, the Douglas Fir, was inspired by the abundance of nature in British Columbia.
An autumn grounding tonic from Jess Devries—perfect a for a cozy cool morning or as a wellness booster to settle the chaos of everyday life.
Ultimate Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole (Gluten-free) and a Roasted Pumpkin Salad from Hannah Sunderani.
From piles of crisp red and yellow leaves to vibrant orange pumpkin patches, there is no shortage of picturesque autumn scenes to marvel at as the seasons change.
Be the second NUVO reader to win a house in Italy.
In Bermuda, September is the beginning of the much-anticipated spiny lobster season. Each year, Bermudians wait for it to roll around and then start preparing their delicious sea-to-table dishes.
Toronto chef Devan Rajkumar uses Island Sweet Potato soup, which he developed in collaboration with MEMA Foods for its Just Soup line, as a star ingredient in his savoury fall-inspired turkey and kale meatballs with rotini.
elebrating the launch of Zestspot, this sea bass in crazy water recipe from chef David Rocco is easy enough for even the most novice in the kitchen.
Now that Canadian travellers to the United Kingdom are no longer required to quarantine upon arrival on the isles, many will again head across the pond.
The Fun House Martini does things a little differently.
The best of NUVO from summer 2021.
The perfect mixture of sweet, tart, and sour, this homemade sous vide limoncello and limoncello spritz recipe aims to impress and will be a standout with guests.
Some amazing ice cream in Vancouver, British Columbia.
A hand-selected variety of fine jewellery made for whatever life brings.
In Vancouver, once the cherry blossoms have run their course, our collective attention turns to the darling of the shrimp world, our local Spot Prawn.
From behind the lens, Cernau frames the prosaic, capturing life in beauty and light by focusing her eye on the real-life moments one tends to overlook.
Letter from the publisher, Pasquale Cusano.
Ask restaurants and chefs throughout Vancouver to share their go-to Mother’s Day dishes and no surprise, there is a brunch theme.
Here are three cocktail recipes using sparkling grapefruit to try as the weather gets warmer.
Trina Moyles is no stranger to solitude. The author of the new memoir excerpted here has spent several summers as a lone eye in the sky atop a fire lookout in northern Canada.
On the occasion of the summer 2021 collection, Saint Laurent partnered with the iconic avant-garde film director Jim Jarmusch.
From hearty satisfying comfort to light and restorative, these dishes please vegans and non-vegans alike.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, we are spreading the love and shouting out the favourite businesses of some of our favourite entrepreneurial women.
Writer, designer, pastry chef, fashion ambassador, and entrepreneur, Jackie Kai Ellis is a kaleidoscope of passions and professions.
A perfect list of cocktails to share with your special someone.
These Vancouver chefs, Jenny Hui of the Lazy Gourmet and Nikki Tam of Minami Restaurant have shared these recipes to bring restaurant level food into our home.
Hotels in Vancouver are providing the now-familiar “staycation” packages so you can feel as if you are away without leaving the city.
This method is used in many artisanal coffee shops across Canada these days. One of these is Kafka’s Coffee in Vancouver.
This tandoori chicken and haricots dish is healthy and comforting but more importantly, it strikes the balance between attainability and making us feel competent in the kitchen.
We’ve rounded up the top stories of 2020 from fashion to food.
This recipe from Mission Hill Family Estates executive chef Patrick Gayler is family food at its best.
Christmas is next week, that calls for mulled wine.
For those are aren’t able to visit the bakery in person of place an order online, pastry chef and co-owner Betty Hung has shared with us her secret recipe for holiday cheer.
This year, we wanted something extra special to toast with as we say goodbye (or perhaps, good riddance) to 2020, so we consulted the experts.
With a wink and a nudge, this dessert from Vancouver’s Teahouse is perfect for santa’s midnight stocking stuffing.
This twist on a traditional side dish is easy to make and perfect for the vegans in your household.
Founder and director of the Goh Ballet, Chan Hon Goh, walks us through the process of putting together a film adaption of the Nutcracker.
No-bake cocoa snowballs are the perfect snack to keep you satisfied between holiday dinners or cookie cravings.
A Southeast Asian twist on a North American winter classic, this comforting restorative soup is perfect for the cold weather months and hunkering down at home.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Nothing is at once so fine and so humble as a well-made pie.
In preparation for December, we have done the research and found the best places buy boozy advent calendars.
Here are some of our favourite champagne related quotes side-by-side with a few of our bubbly stories.
Every woman should have at least one jumpsuit in her arsenal.
With Thanksgiving dinners happening all across Canada this weekend, our minds turn to thoughts of fantastic feasts.
As the harvest approaches these hop-masters have brewed some exceptional beers that capture the essence of the season.
Beyond the standard pumpkin, apple, partridge berry, and tea suit the heady flavours of the season very well.
Caipirinha is Brazil’s national cocktail, traditionally made with a sugar-cane-based hard liquor. Here, the makers of Sheringham Seaside Gin have updated the recipe for the Pacific Northwest.
October is berry season on Fogo Island, when over 20 varieties of berries cover the island in a blanket of sweet-and-sourness.
As our days turn shorter and cooler, we begin to crave soul-warming sustenance.
Toronto’s Yorkdale Mall is now home to a Louis Vuitton store with a two-storey “grand façade” illuminated by LEDs in the shape of the brand’s iconic Monogram flower.
Just in time for the cooler weather, Kinton is sharing with us the recipe for a restorative broth and contemporary classic of Japanese comfort food, chicken jalapeño ramen.
Refine your next playlist with this selection of recent album releases, curated by our editors.
“When the neighbourhood goes quiet as the country.”
Our cover story tests the limits of style without a human subject, projecting the absences that have defined the year.
Co-founder of TMRW Foods Dean Blignaut knows that vegan alternatives can be better than meat.
Vancouver’s high-end Five Sails Restaurant shares their secret recipe for a delicious Cheese Souffle at home.
A nostalgic sweet reminiscent of hot summer days and sticky fingers, the ice cream sandwich is more than just a convenience store snack.
Excerpted from Vij’s Indian: Our Stories, Spices and Cherished Recipes by Meeru Dhalwala and Vikram Vij.
Not everyone likes their Caesar the same way—some people are spicier, while others like an umami flavour. Here are three different recipes for a Caesar that are sure to satisfy every type of palate this summer.
Beautiful views everywhere you look.
Over the years, NUVO has put the spotlight on a host of Canadian artists, each exceptional in their musicality, lyricism, and message.
Vancouver chef Ryan Gauthier of Black + Blue steak house has shared with us the following tips for grilling the perfect Father’s Day steak.
Here are some of our recipes that can keep you feeling cool and beachy while staying at home.
Pandemic restrictions are easing in many Canadian provinces, so many people have been eager to get out and camp.
Long weekends are made for brunching. And since we can’t go out, Cafe Medina (the king of brunch in Vancouver) is bringing it into our homes.
Fable Diner has shared with us the perfect scalable recipe for one or more people. It’s a new twist on a classic fish and potatoes concept, and the perfect midweek meal.
Chef Patrick Gayler has pulled together the quintessential flavours of the season in a delicious and delicate dessert that we can’t wait to eat in the sunshine.
We could all use a bit of comfort these days and Hy’s Steakhouse executive chefs are happy to oblige.
Sushi rice is the foundation to good sushi. For home cooks, here are some tips for making sushi rice at home.
This recipe by Gotham Steakhouse and Bar chef Jean-Claude Douguet is perfect for a quarantine date night or even a family dinner.