#FridayFavourites from December 2 to New Year’s Eve

David Sedaris’ The SantaLand Diaries   Our #FridayFavourites cover a bit more than usual so you don’t miss out on upcoming fun things to do for the holidays.   East Meets West : Vancouver Collaborative Feast   LUMIERE TO ILLUMINATE WEST END’S PUBLIC SPACES: ANNUAL EVENT RETURNS TO JIM DEVA PLAZA AND MORTON PARK   …

Get into the Festive Spirits with Vancouver TheatreSports 

  The holiday period is a time of imbibing indulgence with all the eggnog, hot spiced cider and mulled wine adding to the conviviality of the season. Paul Belsito, manager of the Neil Macrae Bar & Lounge at Vancouver TheatreSports™ League’s (VTSL)  The Improv Centre, has been getting into the festive spirits and designing special…

A ROYAL OCCASION: RING IN 2017 AT ROYAL DINETTE WITH EXCLUSIVE NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER SERVICES

   Celebratory Multi-Course Menus Feature Restaurant’s Signature Locally Sourced, Farm-to-Table Fare, Optional Drink Pairings Available for Both Seatings   Usher in the new year in the heart of Downtown Vancouver at Royal Dinette as the popular farm-to-table restaurant turns the calendar to 2017 by welcoming guests for two exclusive multi-course celebratory dinner services on Saturday,…

Grace, Beauty & Personal Expression – Holiday On Ice!

Instilling Passion for Storytelling Through Movement & Beauty   Event: Holiday On Ice Venue: West End Community Centre Ice Rink (1750 Haro Street) Date: Saturday, December 17    Time: 12 to 2 p.m. Contact: Chris Hyndman at 604.351.7175 or [email protected] The Event: The ice will be glowing with the warmth of community and creativity as Canada…

Pacific Yacht Charters aids the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau

  Pacific Yacht Charters invites you and your family to come and help support families in need, in aid of the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau. Come aboard the Pacific Yacht Saturday, December 10th and Sunday, December 11th, and enjoy some Christmas cheer yacht-style, including a sampling of Executive Chef Ra’s Holiday Fare, serenading carolers and…

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL VANCOUVER IS FABULOUSLY FESTIVE

  There’s So Much to See, Do, Eat and Enjoy this Holiday Season The festive season is here and Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver is holiday headquarters, creating a welcoming, fun-filled home for all. Literally steps from a wealth of shopping, parade routes and community celebrations, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver is the ideal destination for a winter vacation (or stay-cation) filled…

BONNE ANNÉE: AU COMPTOIR INVITES FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH CELEBRATORY FOUR-COURSE MENU

Executive Chef Dan McGee to Prepare Classic, French-inspired New Year’s Eve Feast as Kitsilano Bistro Turns the Calendar to 2017 With 2017 on the horizon, Au Comptoir is inviting guests to join in the joie de vivre as it ushers in the new year by offering a pair of exclusive, four-course dinners on Saturday, Dec…

FESTIVE APPRENTICE: TURN THE CALENDAR TO 2017

   WITH  EXCLUSIVE NEW YEAR’S EVE SERVICES AT FARMER’S APPRENTICE   South Granville Locavore Restaurant Serves Up Seasonally Inspired, Artisanal Fare with a Pair of Exclusive New Year’s Eve Seatings with Omnivore and Herbivore Menus Celebrated locavore chef David Gunawan presents a unique New Year’s Eve feast on Saturday, Dec. 31 fit for omnivores and…

#TasteofThursday chocolate holiday sausages recipe

  chocolate holiday sausages “This weird and perhaps not-so-attractive and yet festive novelty is a delight and you’d be crazy not to make some quickly !” Of course, this isn’t my invention, this is an Italian and Portuguese holiday sweet, often called “chocolate salami” … I simply re-adapted my chocolate and biscuit blocks for the holiday…

LONSDALE QUAY MARKET HOSTS CHIRSTMAS MARKET AT THE QUAY 

  Kick-off the Christmas season at Lonsdale Quay Market’s Christmas Market on Thursday, December 1st from 5pm to 7pm. A chance to discover some of the best emerging and established local artisans in Vancouver and find that special something for your loved ones. The Artisan Farmer’s Market is hosting their first pop-up winter market by…

Hot Buttered RumRaiser

  This December, The Cascade Company will be spearheading a spirited fundraiser: The Hot Buttered RumRaiser — with proceeds from the sale of JT’s Hot Buttered Rum Mix going to support the Fawkes Academy (which provides individualized educational programs for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, other complex developmental disabilities, or different learning needs)…

Vancouver Foodster Curry Challenge Award Winners 

The 2nd Vancouver Foodster Curry Challenge was a great success featuring unique curry creations at restaurants around Vancouver and Mission. Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from November 3-27, 2016. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout the challenge. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was…

Parksville takes the cork out for its 9th annual Parksville Uncorked Wine & Food Festival, February 23 – 26, 2017

  Tickets now available for events and resort weekend packages Parksville, Vancouver Island’s seaside town beloved of summertime family vacationers, springs into a different sort of action come February. That’s when Parksville Uncorked Wine & Food Festival lures fans of BC’s wines, beers and cuisine to The Beach Club Resort and Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort for…

CheckMate Chardonnay

  In late September I was fortunate to be invited to a tasting of the Mark Anthony portfolio held high above the city on the 24th floor of the Telus Gardens (more about that in another article). The best part of the afternoon for me was a guided tasting of CheckMate Chardonnay. These are exclusive…