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Vancouver’s top culinary experts to take centre stage in the first ever BC Home + Garden Show Master Series

The city’s foodie elite will heat things up on the Vancouver Magazine Cooking Stage, February 18-22, 2015 at BC Place Stadium     Foodies, take note! Vancouver’s top culinary talent, including chefs, fishmongers and the finest sommeliers, are poised to set palates ablaze at the BC Home + Garden Show, happening from February 18-22, 2015…

Eat, Drink and Cozy Up to Your Favourite Person This Valentine’s Day at L’Abattoir

Whether Valentine’s Day is something you loathe or love, it still provides a perfect excuse to treat yourself to a great evening out. This year, L’Abattoir, Gastown’s much-loved French-inspired restaurant, will be offering a special set menu in its private dining room. Chef Lee Cooper has designed a three-course menu, which will include classic dishes…

#Taste of Thursday recipe by Chef Alex Chen, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

Pan-Roasted Octopus with Marcona Almonds and Sherry Vinaigrette Served with Maple Butternut Squash by Alex Chen, Executive Chef, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar   Yields 6-8 servings  Sherry Vinaigrette:  3 shallots, diced 2 tbsp grainy mustard ½ tsp kosher salt 3 tbsp sherry vinegar (available at gourmet food stores) 1 tbsp honey ¼ cup olive oil 1…

EAT! VANCOUVER FOOD + COOKING FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ENHANCED PROGRAMMING FOR 2015

Canada’s premier food festival grows to week-long extravaganza featuring 35 unique culinary events, plus a three-day tasting show     The annual EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival returns for its 13th year April 26 to May 3, 2015 with an expanded content program featuring a smorgasbord of exciting new events that will showcase the city’s unique culinary culture and attract…

Sip Happens on the Westside Wine Trail! 

Sip (wine). Savour (chocolate). Enjoy (the wineries of the Westside Wine Trail).   It is that time of year again when the chefs, bakers and sommeliers of the Westside Wine Trail team up for some decadent chocolate and wine pairings. Sunday, February 8th marks the fourth annual ‘Sip with Your Sweetheart’ event which will take place at eight different wineries along the wine…

The New Vintage Tickets on Sale

The Refreshed Taste Washington Event Tailored to Millennials Moves to New Date and Location   Visit Seattle and Washington State Wine expand Taste Washington weekend to include The New Vintage on Friday, March 27, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle. Created for the next generation of wine lovers, the upbeat…

Quini Expands Wine Tasting Education Program – Partners with everything WINE and Offers Wine Tasting Tips

Quini (www.quiniwine.com), the wine market intelligence platform and wine tasting app has expanded its tasting and education events footprint to include Everything Wine (www.everythingwine.ca), British Columbia’s wine superstore. Quini’s thematic wine tasting and education series will launch at Everything Wine’s North Vancouver location on February 3rd, 2015. Multiple sessions will be held each month covering…

BC’s Newest Wine Region Takes Flight

Kamloops Wineries Launch New Wine Association   Members include our four Kamloops Wineries:   Harpers Trail, Monte Creek Ranch, Privato Vineyard and Winery and Sagewood Winery Purpose of creating the Kamloops Wineries Association was to bring all four wineries together to collaborate and collectively market and promote the Kamloops wine region as a whole. Our…

FlyOver Canada Welcomes Year of the Sheep (Goat) with Breathtaking Flight of the Dragon Double-Feature

Award-winning attraction celebrates Chinese New Year by pairing iconic Canadian flight with soaring journey over China’s spectacular cities & vistas In celebration of Chinese New Year, and the Year of the Sheep (Goat), FlyOver Canada presents the anticipated return of Flight of the Dragon – on now to March 5 at Canada Place. Vancouver’s must-see attraction gives riders the breathtaking experience of soaring…

How ‘Sloe’ Can You Go With Salal?

Odd Society Spirits Release Limited Edition Salal Gin    Once again, Odd Society Spirits looks to Europe for inspiration in an old but not forgotten recipe to which they have reinvented with ingredients and ideas from the Pacific Northwest. This time, the distillers have experimented with a traditional British liqueur called sloe gin to create…

MOTOWN AND GOSPEL UNITE FOR ELECTRIFYING  MUSICAL WEEKEND IN HALLELUJAH PRAISE  

Fourth annual workshop and concert features acclaimed vocalist Louise Rose   Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir presents its highly-anticipated annual gospel music workshop and concert Hallelujah Praise: Motown Meets Gospel – at Ryerson United Church (2195 W. 45thAvenue, Vancouver), February 28 – March 1, 2015. No audition is necessary for gospel enthusiasts to attend the inspiring day-long workshop running Saturday, February 28,…

Saying Thank You Never Goes Out of Style with PAPYRUS

Looking for an attainable New Year’s resolution? Start 2015 with a guilt-free conscience by expressing your gratitude. PAPYRUS’ unparalleled collection of boxed thank you cards are here to help you give thanks from the heart. After all, a simple “thank you” note never goes out of style – especially in today’s digitally obsessed world.  …

Two thirds of residents believe Metro Vancouver is not a leader in offering transportation choices

The majority of residents surveyed (60%) support a new, affordable sedan car service that would meet provincial regulations A new survey, Metro Vancouver Attitudes to Transportation Options, commissioned by Ripe, a Vancouver-based company proposing to offer mid-level luxury car- for-hire service accessed and validated through smart technology applications, reveals that while the majority of residents…

TO FALL IN LOVE, COME TO THIS WINE TASTING

Wine Adventures Magazine blends science with wine for a delicious social psychology experiment on LOVE.     What if science showed that a series of questions asked between two strangers gets them close to each other? What if couples could be formed or strengthened as a result of these questions? Are you curious to see…

World’s Highest Altitude Vineyards: Wines of Argentina Tasting Friday, January 30

What happens when you bring together the warm climate temperatures of a southern hemisphere country at the very edges of grape growing and the world’s highest altitude vineyards? Some very captivating wines.   When: Friday, Jan 30, 2015 7PM Where: Baguette & Co French Bakery & Cafe 2509 Main Street, 2nd Floor Tickets + Details: http://argentinawines.eventbrite.ca Join wine journalist…

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