GOLD RUSH: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR CHEF ALEX CHEN WINS HIS SECOND GOLD MEDAL PLATES TITLE AT THE 2017 REGIONALS IN VICTORIA

  Previous Champion Returns to Top of Podium at 12th Annual Prestigious Chef Competition, Earns Right to Represent BC at the Canadian Culinary Championships in Kelowna, February 2 to 3, 2018   Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Executive Chef Alex Chen claimed the crown for the second time at the annual Gold Medal Plates culinary competition in…

BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR’S CONNOR SPERLING TAKES THE CROWN AT HAWKSWORTH YOUNG CHEF COMPETITION FINALS IN TORONTO

  Boulevard Chef de Partie Finishes First Amongst Eight of Canada’s Up-and-Coming Culinary Talents to Claim $10,000, Coveted Stage at Acclaimed International Restaurant   The Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar back-of-house brigade added yet another accolade to its already impressive resume this past weekend when Chef de Partie Connor Sperling took first place at the 2017…

Penticton’s Maple Leaf Spirits scores multiple medals in international competition

Naramata Bench distiller wins two double-golds, gold, silver awards Maple Leaf Spirits, located on the Naramata Bench near Penticton, is a multiple medal winner at the prestigious Sip Northwest competition based in Washington state. “I am thrilled that four of our products, made right here on the bench with Okanagan ingredients, have been recognized among…

Upper Bench Winery receives its first Lieutenant Governor’s Award for BC Wine 

  Naramata Bench chardonnay wins prestigious accolade    Upper Bench Winery and Creamery is thrilled to welcome the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, to its winery on the picturesque Naramata Bench this Thursday, September 14, to receive its first Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in British Columbia wines.     One of…

A TOAST TO LIQUIDITY WINES’ AWARD-WINNING PINOT NOIRS

  Okanagan Falls winery earns two awards in global Pinot competition    Liquidity Wines is raising a glass to their most recent wine world wins. The winery’s flavourful 2015 Pinot Noir Estate and 2014 Pinot Noir Equity have earned silver medals at the renowned Mondial des Pinots, the only global competition dedicated entirely to wines…

The Honourable BC Lieutenant Governor to present Award for Excellence in Wine to Noble Ridge’s “The One” Sparkling Wine 

  The entire team at Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery in Okanagan Falls, BC is thrilled to accept this Award for Excellence in Wine from the Honourable Judith Guichon on September 14, 2017, overlooking their vines and beautiful Vaseux Lake. When speaking about this year’s Lt. Governor’s Award for Excellence in Wine, the Honourable Judith…

The Best Sommelier of Canada, 2017 is Carl Villeneuve-Lepage

  After an intensive two-day competition alongside Canada’s top sommeliers, Carl Villeneuve-Lepage, sommelier, Restaurant Toqué!, Montreal, Quebec, has been named the Best Sommelier of Canada.   In addition to the title, Villeneuve-Lepage takes home close to $40,000 in prizes, including a personalized Vancouver Canucks jersey, trips to various points around the globe, $10,000 cash and $5,000 in wine…

#Favourites – what’s on now in Vancouver, Whistler, the Okanagan and more

    Villa Eyrie’s Summit Restaurant amongst enRoute’s 2017 Best New Restaurants in Canada nominees   MIDDLE EAST MEETS WEST: SUPERBABA OPENS ITS DOORS IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN VICTORIA   Chefs’ Table Society returns with food lovers favourite   HOT TOWN, SUMMER IN THE CITY: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR SET TO LAUNCH ITS ANNUAL SUNDAY SEAFOOD…

AWARD-WINNING SOMMELIER LISA HALEY APPOINTED NEW RESTAURANT DIRECTOR AT GASTOWN HOTSPOT L’ABATTOIR

  Vancouver Magazine’s 2017 Sommelier of the Year Promoted to Key Front-of-House Position    L’Abattoir proprietor Paul Grunberg, along with co-owners Chef Lee Cooper and Nin Rai, is pleased to announce that Assistant General Manager and Wine Director Lisa Haley has been promoted to the role of Restaurant Director at the popular Gastown establishment. Singled…

#Favourites – things to do and see in Vancouver, Whistler, the Okanagan and more

    A POINT OF PRIDE: VANCOUVER BARS, RESTAURANTS KICK OFF INAUGURAL PRIDE CRAWL FUNDRAISER FOR DR. PETER AIDS FOUNDATION TODAY   Dine beneath the stars in an urban oasis at Four Season Hotel Vancouver this summer   HOT TOWN, SUMMER IN THE CITY: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR SET TO LAUNCH ITS ANNUAL SUNDAY SEAFOOD BOIL SERIES…

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards wins Double Gold at the San Francisco International Wine Competition 

  2013 Oldfield Series 2Bench Red awarded top accolade and 94pts     Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is proud to announce that its 2013 Oldfield Series 2Bench Red has been awarded a Double Gold designation by the San Francisco International Wine Competition (SFIWC). Reserved for the finest wines in the world, the Double Gold rating comes…