PETITS FOUR: THOMAS HAAS WEARS FOURTH CONSECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF OF THE YEAR CROWN AT 2016 VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

  Renowned Pâtissier Celebrates Five Wins in Six Years Overall Since Award’s Inception in 2011   In what has become something of a delicious tradition, renowned chocolatier and pâtissier Thomas Haas was named Pastry Chef of the Year for the fourth consecutive time at the 2016 edition of the annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards ceremony last…

FIT FOR A KING: ROYAL DINETTE CROWNED BEST NEW RESTAURANT AT ANNUAL VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

    Locavore-forward Restaurant’s Founding Chef/Owner David Gunawan Also Anointed Chef of the Year at Annual Awards Gala   Marking its eighth month of authentic, farm-to-table fare in fine style, Royal Dinette was crowned Best New Restaurant last night at the 27th annual edition of the prestigious Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, while its founding chef and…

CREW D’ÉTAT: CAFÉ MEDINA MANAGER JENNA BRISCOE BESTOWED WITH SERVICE ALL-STAR NOD AT VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

  Briscoe Among Five Singled Out for Industry Excellence at 27th Annual Awards Gala   A longtime fixture at Café Medina, manager Jenna Briscoe was honoured among a standing-room-only crowd of industry peers with a coveted Service All-Star designation at the 2016 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Originally from Alberta, Briscoe began her career in the restaurant industry in…

BC Distilled 2016 Applauds Audience Favourites

  On March 26, BC Distilled, Canada’s premier craft and micro-distillery festival, showcased 27 BC-based artisan distilleries to nearly 500 spirits connoisseurs who had the opportunity to sample locally-made gins, whiskies, liqueurs, vodkas and more. “The excitement around this year’s festival was really inspiring,” says event founder Alex Hamer. “We’re starting to see BC’s distilleries break…

Port Moody Pit Master Wins 2nd Barn Burner BBQ

  Rusty’s BBQ takes home grand championship  The News: [Chilliwack, BC] The second Annual Barn Burner BBQ Competition, presented in Chilliwack by Johnston’s Pork and Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry was a huge success. Twenty-two teams competed for the grand championship which was captured by Port Moody BBQ veteran Rusty’s BBQ, who also received a perfect…

Richmond Chocolatiers Win Fourth Consecutive International Award

  Wild Sweets celebrates the season with Spring 2016 Chocolate Art Collection Richmond based, world-acclaimed chocolatiers, Dominique and Cindy Duby of Wild Sweets® kick-off the season with fourth consecutive win of The Best Chocolatiers & Confectioners in America Award. Wild Sweets® By Dominique & Cindy Duby have also released their Spring 2016 Limited Edition Chocolate Art Collection ($21.10) which features a…

Liquidity Wines Wins Prestigious Chardonnay du Monde Prize in France

  Okanagan Fall’s vineyard awarded silver medal for world-class 2013 vintage Chardonnay   Liquidity Wines is proud to announce that their estate-grown 2013 Chardonnay has been awarded a silver medal at the prestigious Chardonnay du Monde international competition in France. Now in its 23rd year, the annual competition received 782 submissions from 39 countries, which were judged by a tasting…

Vancouver Foodster Poutine Challenge Award Winners

The Vancouver Foodster 5th annual Poutine Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver and Maple Ridge.  Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from February 4-28, 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…

Gotham Steakhouse awarded Platinum 2016 Wine Program Excellence Award

Gotham Steakhouse & Bar is honoured to receive a prestigious Platinum 2016 Wine Program Excellence Award at the Vancouver International Wine Festival. Led by Beverage Director Brett Kawaguchi and Sommelier Sam Jonnery, Gotham’s wine program has proven its exceptional intelligence, variety and depth. The cellar includes over 450 labels, including many rare varietals and exclusive bottles, with…

Celebrate the 88th Academy Awards at Cinema Public House

Walk the red carpet at very a special Oscars Party – Celebrate the 88th Academy Awards at Cinema Public House Oscars night isn’t just the biggest night of the year in Hollywood, it’s also the biggest night of the year for movie fans everywhere. Donnelly Group will again be hosting a special Oscars Night celebration at…

DINERS CHOICE AWARDS

NEW CATEGORIES, NEW WINNERS HIGHLIGHTED IN 2016 DINERS CHOICE AWARDS   The votes are in and the people have spoken. More than 34,100 votes were cast by eager diners for this year’s Peoples’ Choice Awards at the Chinese Restaurant Awards. The results were tabulated and audited by Jacqueline Lai, CPA. Some of the outcomes could be…

Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship Foundation

Discover The Next Course of the Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship Foundation   TELUS OptikTM Local serves up a slice of behind-the-scenes action from the 2015 competition Hungry for a taste of what happens behind the scenes at the annual Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship Foundation? The Next Course, a 10-episode mini series produced with support from TELUS Optik Local, follows Chef…

LES DAMES D’ESCOFFIER SCHOLARSHIPS

Les Dames D’Escoffier B.C. Chapter (Les Dames) is once again offering scholarships for B.C. women with a desire to begin training in the culinary, beverage or hospitality fields, and for women already skilled in these fields who seek to further their expertise. Deadline for application is February 28, 2016. In 2015, Les Dames BC awarded…

OPUS Hotel Vancouver named to Condé Nast

Traveler’s Gold List 2016 Yaletown’s boutique hotel makes editors’ picks for top hotels in the world   Condé Nast Traveler, the world’s authority on travel, has recently announced their Gold List 2016 of editors’ picks for top hotels in the world and OPUS Hotel Vancouver is honoured to be amongst them. This year’s Gold List spans six continents and…