#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…

Magnolia Hotel & Spa named #1 City Hotel in Canada in the  Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2017 readers’ survey

  Readers of prestigious US travel magazine vote boutique Victoria hotel as best in Canada     Magnolia Hotel & Spa is thrilled to be named #1 City Hotel in Canada, as voted for by Travel  +  Leisure 2017 readers, with an overall score of 93.69. Every year the readers of Travel + Leisure, the largest travel magazine…

2017 JESSIE AWARD WINNER ROHIT CHOKHANI LAUNCHES “PROJECT SAT”

  INITIATIVE KICKS OFF WITH FREE WORKSHOPS THIS SUMMER AT JIM GREEN HOUSE STUDIO   Award-winning producer, director, cultural leader and recipient of the 2017 Jessie Award for Significant Artistic Achievement (Large Theatre), Rohit Chokhani, is pleased to announce the launch of Project SAT (South Asian Theatre) – an initiative aimed at creating a network for…

“Inspired by Adventure” – Tofino Resort and Marina

  Move over Tofino there’s a fresh and renewed Resort in town that offers the traveller the best of the West Coast experience. Your vacation can be a personalized, all inclusive package of your chose; tailored to your specific wants and needs at the Tofino Resort and Marina. Staying in Tofino has often been a…

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…