Taste BC’s Liquid Gold in Ontario

  McWatters Collection announces that its gold medal-winning 2014 Chardonnay (488536 / $30.95), is available in limited quantities through the LCBO. Just 500 cases were made of the award-winning wine. It was honoured with a gold medal at the prestigious 24th annual Chardonnay du Monde wine competition, one of only three Canadian wines to win. The McWatters namesake wines are…

Matt Dumayne named in Western Living’s  Top 10 Foodies of the year

Okanagan Crush Pad winemaker  helping to reshape the way Western Canadians eat and drink.  Matt Dumayne has been named one of Western Living’s 2017 Top 10 Foodies of the year.  The shortlist shines a spotlight on the up-and-coming Western-Canada-based food and drink enthusiasts who are leading the way in our culinary landscape. Okanagan Crush Pad chief…

Judging at the Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

  I was lucky enough to be invited to judge at this year’s Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards, held at Government House in Victoria. These wine awards, established in 2003, by then Lieutenant Governor Iona Campagnolo, are designed to recognize excellence in wine making. Unlike other competitions, there are no bronze, silver or gold medals handed…

Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship announced two Vancouver finalists 

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar’s Connor Sperling and Solomon Mason of La Bussola secure two top spots in regional heat   The Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship is proud to announce Connor Sperling of Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar and Solomon Mason of Kelowna’s La Bussola as the finalists of 2017’s Vancouver Regional Heat, both of whom will move…

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…