Hi....I am a Gen X'er, a professional chef, former caterer for the industry we call "Film", dedicated student in pursuit of my Diploma of Wine & Spirits, born fashionista, world traveller, wife, sister and "mom" to an ungrateful, but very cute cat called "Roka" (Swedish for" Smoke", that's his colour, not his habit). I love chocolate, especially dark, food; but not offals (there is a reason they call them that), wine; in all shades, shoes; but not to high, travel; especially where there is great food and wine, my husband because he puts up with me, my sister because she is the most terrific person I know, my cat; even though he is ungrateful, my friends, because they too put up with me, and my life, because that is what happens when I am planning something else, so Savour the Adventure!

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Rosé Smackdown at Marquis Wine Cellar

“Bright, Fresh, Refreshing, Pristine, Alive, Vibrant!”   These are the words from Michael Bartier of B&S wines, that describe” its not just the wines from the Okanagan but the Okanagan itself.” Marquis Wine Cellar was the venue for the second annual Rosé Smack Down with Michael Bartier in one corner defending the 2011 Haywire Rosé…

California; Pasa Robles Wine Country

If you want a new kind of California wine adventure, then head to Pasa Robles wine country. With gently rolling hills dotted with oak trees, vineyards, olive groves and almond farms, this is a fantastic area to spend a few days exploring. The historic town of Pasa Robles is filled with great restaurants and shops…

Pasa Robles wine country

    If you want a new kind of California wine adventure, then head to Pasa Robles wine country;  With gently rolling hills dotted with oak trees, vineyards, olive groves and almond farms, this is a fantastic area to spend a few days exploring. The historic town of Pasa Robles is filled with great restaurants…

Lunch at West Restaurant – Dine Out Vancouver

  What could be better than a warm sunny day in January?  Having a lovely lunch with your best friend in an award winning restaurant featuring regional cuisine in Vancouver’s stylish South Granville district; West is all this and more!     Our first course began with a creamy golden beet and orange velouté poured…

Dine Out Vancouver – WEST Restaurant + Bar

  Dine Out Vancouver Festival – WEST RESTAURANT What a fantastic evening filled with award winning wines and sumptuous food; a sold out event and no wonder! Chef Chris Whittaker paired his delicious local and sustainably farmed dishes with JAK Meyer’s consistently elegant Wines. After a short introduction by both men, the first course and…

La Pentola della Quercia

  Awarded the Silver medal for Best New Restaurant 2013  by Vancouver magazine, La Pentola della Quercia delivers a glorious performance with their Dine Out Vancouver Festival menu.  Chef Lucais Syme hits all the marks with his northern Italian inspired menu, highlighting the diversity of farm to table ingredients that discerning Vancouver diners have come to…

Meyer Family Vineyards Winemakers Dinner at Forage

  What a fantastic evening filled with award winning wines and sumptuous food; a sold out event and no wonder! Chef Chris Whittaker paired his delicious local and sustainably farmed dishes with JAK Meyer’s consistently elegant Wines. After a short introduction by both men, the first course and flight of wines were presented and it…

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