LIQUIDITY WINES TOASTS BIG WINS AT TWO GLOBAL WINE COMPETITIONS

  The team at Liquidity Wines is celebrating two new additions to their awards shelf granted by the industry’s most prestigious wine excellence programs. In the last month, the winery’s 2015 Chardonnay Estate and 2015 Pinot Noir Estate received top honours in the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards and the International Wine & Spirit Competition,…

Twenty Four hours at Tulalip Resort Casino – luxurious accommodation

  Twenty- four hours of blissful relaxation, decadent dining, sumptuous surroundings and top rate entertainment at Tulalip Resort Casino. Easily one of my favourite getaway spots, I had an opportunity to experience a bit more of the resort than I had in previous trips. Tulalip Resort Casino makes a terrific spot if you’re thinking play-cation, stay-cation, quick unplanned…

SABRINE, SUPREME: UVA & CIBO BAR MANAGER SABRINE DHALIWAL CROWNED BARTENDER OF THE YEAR AT 2017 VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

  Award-Winning International Bartending Talent Becomes Only Third Woman in 28-year History of Awards to Claim Prestigious Title of Best Behind the Pine UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar and Cibo Trattoria Bar Manager Sabrine Dhaliwal truly shook things up at the 28th annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards last night as she was singled out for the prestigious…

SAVVY VOLPE: OSTERIA SAVIO VOLPE BESTOWED WITH COVETED BEST NEW RESTAURANT CROWN AT 2017 VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

Rustic Fraserhood Hotspot’s ‘Thoughtful Rendition of Italian Farmhouse Modern’ Also Earns Restaurant, Ste. Marie Art and Design a Silver Designation For Best New Design   The staff at Osteria Savio Volpe are toasting a true celebrazione after the popular Fraserhood mainstay was singled out last night for Best New Restaurant honours and a silver for Best New…

TRIPLE THREAT: L’ABATTOIR WINS TRIO OF AWARDS AT 2017 VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

 L’Abattoir’s Signature Modern French Cuisine Earns Restaurant Gold in ‘Best Gastown/Railtown’, Silver In ‘Best French’ Categories, and Sommelier of the Year for Lisa Haley at Prestigious Annual Awards   The L’Abattoir team has plenty of reasons to celebrate today after the Gastown hotspot won gold for Best Gastown/Railtown, silver for Best French, and Wine Director/Assistant General Manager Lisa Haley…

BEST OF THE BRUNCH: CAFÉ MEDINA EARNS INAUGURAL BEST BRUNCH ACCOLADE AT 2017 VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

  Prestigious Award Reaffirms Restaurant’s Reputation as City’s Leading Brunch Destination What might be the worst-kept secret among local and visiting diners was confirmed once again last night when Café Medina was singled out for the inaugural Best Brunch award at the 28th annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Ever since it first opened in 2008,…

FULL HAAS: THOMAS HAAS CHOCOLATES AND PÂTISSERIE WINS INAUGURAL BEST BAKERY NOD AT 2017 VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

  Renowned Pâtissier’s Prestigious New Accolade Marks Five Straight Wins and 14th Overall Trophy Collected at the Annual Awards Ceremony Since 2001 Internationally-acclaimed pâtissier and chocolatier Thomas Haas continued his delicious winning tradition at the 28th edition of the annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards last night when his namesake cafés claimed the inaugural Best Bakery…

Vancouver Magazine awards Hawksworth Restaurant ‘Best Upscale’ for the sixth consecutive year

  28th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards Gold, Best Upscale Restaurant  Held yesterday at the Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver Magazine announced the results of their revered 2017 Annual Restaurant Awards. Hawksworth Restaurant is honoured to have received Gold in the category of ‘Best Upscale Dining’ for the 6th consecutive year. “[Hawksworth] continues to perfect a mélange of imaginative food, an…

TOPTABLE GROUP RECOGNIZED WITH MULTIPLE HONOURS AT 28TH ANNUAL VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

  Blue Water Cafe, CinCin Ristorante, Araxi Restaurant and Oyster Bar, and Bar Oso Win Awards of Excellence  Likened to the Oscars of the hospitality industry, the 28th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards saluted excellence and leadership in over 40 categories yesterday. A panel of 18 expert judges made the ‘Best of’ calls with the winners being…

Milano Coffee Celebrates Gold Medals, Travels for Direct Trade Coffee and Gets Set to Launch Two New Coffee Series

  Vancouver based Milano Coffee continues to gain recognition and attention on the world stage for its tireless approach at coffee innovation. Brian and Linda Turko took over Milano Coffee with family support just thirteen years ago. The six-coffee shop institution boasts a local roastery, cult-status espresso blends, and a promise to take the three-generation legacy to the…

Spring has Sprung at Blue Grouse Estate Winery & Vineyard

  Winery and Vineyard of 2017, named by Luxury Travel Guide  Now that the Cowichan Valley is thawing out, Blue Grouse Estate Winery‘s Spring Schedule is blooming with activity. Here’s everything you need to know: Winery and Vineyard of the Year 2017 Hot news! The Luxury Travel Guide has named Blue Grouse Estate Winery and Vineyard the best in Canada…

CURRYING FAVOUR: HERITAGE ASIAN EATERY CHEF, CO-OWNER FELIX ZHOU CLAIMS PEOPLES’, JUDGES’ CHOICE AWARDS AT 4th ANNUAL CURRY CUP COMPETITION

   Zhou’s Yarrow Meadows Duck Curry With Potato Rösti Turns Heads, Tempts Palates   Heritage Asian Eatery Chef and Co-owner Felix Zhou truly curried the favour of all involved at the 2017 edition of the annual Curry Cup competition at Heritage Hall last night, winning both the Peoples’ and Judges’ Choice Awards with a Yarrow…

Record turnout & new winner at 10th annual Winemaker’s Cup

  An amateur skiing competition among professional winemakers and winery staff drew record numbers at Big White last weekend. About 70 wine industry staff skied or snowboarded the slalom course at the 10th annual Cellar-Tek Winemaker’s Cup located at Big White’s Lower Speculation run. Penticton’s Pentậge Winery Proprietor and Winemaker Paul Gardner completed the course…

Grandfather of BC Wine Recognized for Contributions to Canada’s Wine Industry

    VanWineFest’s Highest Honour presented to Harry McWatters   The Vancouver International Wine Festival’s coveted Spirited Industry Professional (SIP) Award has been presented to Harry McWatters, CEO and president of ENCORE Vineyards Ltd. Hailed as the Okanagan Valley’s great wine pioneer, McWatters, a 50-vintage veteran of the wine industry, has been credited with building…

#DinersChoice The Twenty-two Metro Vancouver Winners :

  The 9th annual Diners’ Choice Awards   Over 38,000 votes help crafted Metro Vancouver’s spotlight-worthy dining guide, with 22 comprehensive categories on a wide variety of regional Chinese and Taiwanese cuisines. Perfectly in time for your year of the Rooster’s dining journey! The six-week long voting period encouraged the public to explore recommendations on…