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Thomas Haas Wins Pastry Chef of the Year at Prestigious Restaurant Awards

THRICE AS NICE: THOMAS HAAS WINS THIRD CONSECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF  OF THE YEAR NOD AT 2015 VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS Celebrated Chocolatier Carves Out Fourth Win in Five Years For the third consecutive year and fourth in the last five, chocolatier and pâtissier Thomas Haas was crowned Pastry Chef of the Year as the 26th edition of the annual Vancouver Magazine…

Lauren Mote Named Bartender of the Year at 26th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards

BEST IN SHOW: LAUREN MOTE NAMED BARTENDER OF THE YEAR AT 26TH ANNUAL VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS Bartender, Sommelier and International Spirits Diplomat Becomes Only Second Woman To Claim Prestigious Award   Bittered Sling Bitters co-proprietor and UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar manager Lauren Mote celebrated her 33rd birthday in fine style last night at the 2015 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards,…

Miradoro Restaurant Recognized with 4th Gold at 26th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards

Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards recognized with 4th Gold at 26th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek, was honoured with a gold medal for Best Winery/Vineyard Dining, for the fourth consecutive year at yesterday’s 26th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Vancouver Magazine describes Miradoro’s Chef Jeff Van Geest as having…

Vancouver Foodster announces the Pasta Challenge

Vancouver Foodster presents the Pasta Challenge This is our Pasta Challenge featuring 11 restaurants in Vancouver, Burnaby, and Langley, that runs from April 22 – May 17, 2015. Participating restaurants are showcasing new Pasta creations for this Pasta challenge, all will be offered in all of these establishments during the challenge period . These are just…

Just Bottled! 2014 Vivace Pinot Grigio

Announcing the 2014 Vivace Pinot Grigio. The Vivace is showing robust and bright flavours for the 2014 vintage. It greets you with a very expressive nose of apple and pear aromas, mountain herbs and Meyer lemon zest. The palate is packed with fruit cocktail flavours that enter the mouth in a concentrated fashion before they…

Series Begins May 6 with Focus on Wines Hailing From the Veneto Region  

VENI, VIDI, VINO: CIBO TRATTORIA TO UNCORK EXCLUSIVE SERIES OF FIVE-COURSE DINNERS SPOTLIGHTING ITALIAN WINE   Cibo Trattoria is set to take aficionados of all things Italian on an inspired tour of the country as the restaurant launches a series of five-course dinners that shine a light on some of Italy’s most famous cuisine and wine-producing…

Minoru Chapel Opera presents La Traviata

One of opera’s most beloved and romantic works, Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, is coming to Minoru Chapel on Wednesday, May 6 at 2 and 7 p.m.   Burnaby Lyric Opera—the critically acclaimed company based at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby—is returning to the Minoru Chapel Opera series to perform highlights from this musical masterpiece and timeless…

CONTEST – Celebrate Mother’s Day at Got Craft? Spring Edition

There’s no better way to celebrate your mom on Mother’s Day than selecting a handmade present from Got Craft?. Just a few ideas include vintage-inspired, soy wax candles by Salt Spring Island Candle Co, minimal and geometric jewelry by HART + STONE, and sustainable wood and stone art by Reclaimed Print Co. WIN TWO TICKETS to GOT CRAFT? at the Maritime…

AN INNOVATED INVENTION TO ELEVATE THE ART OF BEVERAGES

  The world’s first home carbonation system that carbonates all ingredients in the bottle for intense pressure-infused flavour  Mother’s Day is quickly approaching; many people may be stumped on what to get one of the most important women in their lives. With spring in full-force comes the launch of a product that truly celebrates the…

MOM’S THE WORD: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR  HOSTS EXCLUSIVE MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH, DINNER SERVICES

All Mothers in Attendance Will Receive an Edible Chocolate Flower Lovingly Handcrafted by Boulevard Pastry Chef Jason Pitschke        On Sunday, May 10, pay special tribute to the mothers in your life by treating them to a three-course Mother’s Day brunch or dinner service at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, either in its expansive dining…

Celebrate A Mother’s Day To Remember at Dockside Restaurant

Enjoy a sumptuous Brunch and Dessert Buffet in a spectacular setting Granville Island is an iconic Vancouver destination and a wonderful place to gather at any time of year. Dockside Restaurant at the Granville Island Hotel  is celebrating Mother’s Day on May 10th with the Marketplace Brunch Buffet, a spectacular Granville Island Public Market-themed feast that’s guaranteed to…

Vancouver Foodster presents Food Talks Vol 12

Richard Wolak of Vancouver Foodster presents “Food Talks Vol. 12 ” This is the twelfth event in this Food Talks series! This edition of Food Talks features 3 chefs, 1 farmer, a cookbook author and a food distributor/retailer who will speak about their background and role as leaders in the food industry and community. The theme: Perfectionism in our Food Community Richard…

2nd Annual Wine in the Garden Returns 

VanDusen Botanical Gardens to benefit from wine and song Howard Normann of  VanDusen Botanical Gardens and Julian Scholefield of Bottleneck Drive look forward to welcoming people to Wine In the Garden. Summerland area wineries from the Bottleneck Drive Winery Association are headed to Vancouver to raise funds for one of Vancouver’s most treasured spaces. On May 28, VanDusen Botanical Garden,…

Spring has arrived in a glass…

Introducing the 2014 Vaïla Rosé. Made from Pinot Noir grapes, which are grown exclusively for this wine.   It is a serious wine that is fun, delicate and absolutely perfect for the summer. It shows explosive aromas of rhubarb sorbet, pink grapefruit rind and the amazing bright and crunchy red fruit, that BC rosés are becoming…

Canadian Flavours Gala to Celebrate Canadian Food & Wine on April 30th

 Make space in your schedule for the Canadian Flavours Gala at Terminal City Club on Thursday, April 30 2015.   Guests will enjoy an evening with 15 chefs from some of Canada’s best-known restaurants, sampling delicious Canadian cuisine paired with spring releases from the Naramata Bench Wineries Association.   There is an impressive roster of critically acclaimed chefs…

20th Annual Okanagan Fest-of-Ale a huge success!

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF GREAT BEER! 20TH ANNUAL OKANAGAN FEST-OF-ALE, APRIL 10&11, 2015   Well over 4,000 people attended the two day celebration of the hop at the 20th Annual Okanagan Fest-of-Ale beer tasting event held in Penticton April 10th and 11th. Craft beer and cider lovers had the opportunity to enjoy tastings of great beers…

B.C. Gin Gets Better with Age

Odd Society Spirits Releases Second Edition of Wallflower Oaken Gin Odd Society Spirits is set to launch their second release of Wallflower Oaken Gin on Friday, April 17, 2015. The East Van distillery doubled their production for this limited edition gin, aging 200 litres in American white oak rye casks for six months. With approximately 500 bottles available,…

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