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My birthday is in December, and as it was on his day off, he planned making 10-course birthday dinner for me. While I was working, he went shopping for those ingredients.

The course was served as tapas style first and then two mains and two dessert!

1st course: Smoked Ham, Pear, and Goat Brie Crostini

Smoked Ham, Pear, and Goat Brie Crostini

2nd course: Broccoli Soup with Goat Brie

Broccoli Soup with Goat Brie

The last time he made was much better, I mean, this was a bit watery.

3rd course: Swiss Chard Sausage, Yam, Dijon Gravy

Swiss Chard Sausage, Yam, Dijon Gravy

This was interesting dish and delicious! I would order again! ūüėÄ

4th course: Bruschetta with Arugula & Tomatoes (for two)

Bruschetta with Arugula & Tomatos (for two)

5th course: Marinated Eggplant & Salmon

Marinated Eggplant & Salmon

This was my least favorite. I loved the marinated eggplant as usual, but salmon was lukewarm, which he said it was intentional but it was weird to me.

6th course: Lamb Chop, pan-seared Root Vegetables, Swiss Chard, Dijon red wine sauce

Lamb Chop, pan-seared Root Vegetables, Swiss Chard, Dijon red wine sauce

The lamb chop was beautifully cooked. We shared it, which is good, because I was getting full at this point.

7th course: Salmon, Crab Mashed Potatoes, and Turnip Hash

Salmon, Crab Mashed Potatoes, and Turnip Hash

The salmon was nicely cooked, too. The crab mash was a bit softer than the one he made before, so that it lost the texture. I really liked the turnip hash.

8th course: Spaghetti Carbonara with Prawns and Scallop

Spaghetti Carbonara with Prawns and Scallop

At this point, I was too full. I wished I can share, but he made this full size for himself as well. The taste was good, though.

9th course: Chocolate Panna Cotta

Chocolate Panna Cotta

I was too full to have two dessert, so he arranged this dessert, using both ingredients. Panna Cotta was a little loose, so it was like mousse.

This would be the last birthday dinner cooked by him, as he said he rather buy gifts next time. ūüôā

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A night before Collin and I decided to go to the Christmas Market for the first time, I actually sent a message to my friend if she wanted to join us. Unfortunately, when she read it, it was too late to meet us on time. Anyways, it was a cold day, so I suggested to stay home and we will plan later.

For the following weekend, I was checking the weather in Whistler for skiing, and it said gusting 35-80 km/h. Besides, I was too lazy to exchange my ticket, so I decided to go skiing on Sunday. Well, since I decided my schedule, I sent a message to her and we planned to go to the Christmas Market on Saturday.

Because we met up at 11:30 am, there wasn’t a line-up at all. The weather was also not too bad, either. At least, the raining was stopped by then. (It would be cumbersome by umbrella if it was raining.)

The pictures today were taken on my third visit.

We got some food for lunch.

Grill Bratwurst from Black Forest Meat & Sausages

Grill Bratwurst from Black Forest Meat & Sausages at Christmas Market

I chose this, which Collin chose at the first visit. My friend ordered Hazen on a bun.

While we were eating, I told her if she wanted to see¬†the ornaments in the building we should go right away, as the line-up would be crazy. So, we did. In the building, there were lots of ornaments, nutcrackers, candle stands, incense, etc. The ornament she saw on TV seemed to be sold out, and she took a different color one. She wasn’t sure if she really wanted to buy, and when we went back to the rack, that color ones were all gone, too! Now, she was so happy to have held it. ūüėÄ She said she should have come earlier, though. Oh well, if there is something that you would like to have, I recommend to visit earlier, since the market is open in November.

When we got out of the building and looked around booths for gifts, the line-up for the ornaments was growing. We were glad we went there first.

Looking around German gifts, she said it was a dessert time.

Fruit Stick covered by Chocolate from i Love Chocolate

Fruit Stick covered by Chocolate from i Love Chocolate at Christmas Market

What she ordered was strawberries and vanilla cream puff in the stick. The pricing board says Fruit Sticks or Marshmallow Sticks, but there were sticks with fruit AND marshmallow, too. So, I’m not sure how much it was.¬†Once this was given, the chocolate was quickly firmed. I tried some, and it was good.

i Love Chocolate at Christmas Market

Well, I want to go back one more time before Dec 24 and see how it looks like at night!

(Pictures taken by iPhone)

Christmas Market in Vancouver

Menu

Menu at i Love Chocolate

Price Note
–¬†Grill Bratwurst $8.55 + tax
–¬†Haxen on a Bun $8.55 + tax
РFruit Stick covered by Chocolate $6.50

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Skipping my past food pictures for now, I’m going to up some timely pictures. ūüėÄ There must be Christmas events everywhere in the world, and Vancouver is no exception. For the first time, I¬†went to¬†German Christmas Market here in Vancouver. This event is held at the plaza in Queen Elizabeth Theater until Dec 24, started from the end of November. The theater is close to Stadium Skytrain station, in a walking distance from Vancouver downtown core.

I already have been three times, as I claimed the season pass! Everyone can do so, once you paid at the first time. The staff will explain to you as well as the receipt tells you how to do it.

The pictures today were taken on my first visit.

Santa was along the line up, when Collin and I was there. He looked like giving some candies to children.

Santa at Christmas Market

There are lots of booths for gifts and food in the market. You will need some ID if you want to get some alcohol. We got some food for lunch.

Grill Bratwurst from Black Forest Meat & Sausages

Grill Bratwurst from Black Forest Meat & Sausages at Christmas Market

Collin got this. I asked the staff what the difference between Grill and Schnechen was, and they showed the curling one is Schnechen.

Black Forest Meat & Sausages at Christmas Market

German Schnitzel Wrap from Das Schnitzelhaus (Schnitzel House)
(Stuffed with Coleslaw & Tomatoes)

German Schnitzel Wrap from Das Schnitzelhaus (Schnitzel House) at Christmas Market

I had this. They fried Schnitzel in the deep-fryer first. It was a cold day, so I guess they warmed it up for me.

Das Schnitzelhaus (Schnitzel House) at Christmas Market

After walking on booths for gifts, we decided to have some dessert.

Two German Waffle on a Stick with Chocolate or Maple Syrup from Das Waffelhaus

Two German Waffle on a Stick with Chocolate or Maple Syrup from Das Waffelhaus at Christmas Market

They have two kinds of waffles; one is this German waffle, and the other is Belgian waffle (rounded one). As I haven’t seen the German one before, we chose this. There was also a promotion with $13 for¬†two German waffles.

Das Waffelhaus at Christmas Market

The Day 1 was passed great!

Here is an extra picture. There was a merry-go-round in the market.

Merry-go-round at Christmas Market

(Pictures taken by iPhone)

Christmas Market in Vancouver

Menu

Menu at Black Forest Meat & Sausages Menu at Das Schnitzelhaus Menu at Das Waffelhaus

Price Note
–¬†Grill Bratwurst $8.55 + tax
– German Schnitzel Wrap $11.45 + tax
– German Waffle on a Stick with Chocolate or Maple Syrup single for $9.00 or 2 for $13.00
(No topping $7.14 + tax, and topping pricing was various.)

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