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…

2017 BC Sommelier of the Year

  My wine background began as a home winemaker, some thirty odd years ago. Years later I trained to be a judge and eventually became the guild master for the BC Guild of Wine Judges. After retiring from teaching, I’ve devoted my time to writing and educating about wine, primarily with My Van City. Sometimes…

BOCUSE D’OR 2017

  Glowbal Restaurant Group is proud to support our Culinary Director Chef James Olberg and the Canadian team at Bocuse d’Or 2017 in Lyon, France – happening January 24 and 25. Nowhere else in the world of culinary arts will you find such a concentration of talent, competitive rivalry and exquisite cookery than at Bocuse…

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards receives Canada’s Safest Employers Award 2016

  Award recognizes outstanding accomplishments in promoting workers’ health & safety Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is thrilled to announce that it has received Canada’s Safest Employers Award, 2016 in the Hospitality category. The award recognizes companies from across Canada with outstanding accomplishments in promoting the health and safety of their workers. “We are truly honoured and…

Vancouver Foodster Curry Challenge Award Winners 

The 2nd Vancouver Foodster Curry Challenge was a great success featuring unique curry creations at restaurants around Vancouver and Mission. Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from November 3-27, 2016. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout the challenge. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was…

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards’ CEO Sandra Oldfield named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women

  Women’s Executive Network celebrates country’s Top 100 female role models   Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is thrilled to announce that CEO Sandra Oldfield has been named as a Top 100 award winner in the Sun Life Financial Trailblazers & Trendsetters category of the Women’s Executive Network’s (WXN) 2016 Canada’s Most Powerful Women. The 2016 Top…

Vancouver Foodster Burger Challenge Award Winners 

  The Vancouver Foodster 3rd Annual Burger Challenge was a huge success featuring several Burger creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their burger creation from October 14-November 6, 2016. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based…

November, 2016 at Oyama Sausage Co.

  Oyama is delighted to announce that we are again at the top of the list in Westender’s Best of the City Dining readers’ choice awards.  Thanks to all the readers who voted us GOLD and the #1 choice in the Best Stall at Granville Island category, as well as GOLD for Best Deli.  We…