Dances With Smoke takes home BBQ Grand Championship

  Three BC teams place first in individual BBQ categories   Eleven years of smoking hot BBQ and community fun were celebrated in Langley on Sunday, September 11 at the 2016 BBQ Off the Bypass (BOTB), presented by Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store and C&D Logistics, in partnership with Johnston’s. This year’s BBQ also welcomed the 7th annual Great BC Bake-Off…

Young chefs battle for top culinary prize, $10,000

  Tickets for live competition and celebrity chef dinner in Vancouver now open to the public   Eight finalists. One winner. Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship’s nationwide search for Canada’s top young chef will reach boiling point on Saturday, September 17 at Vancouver Community College, when finalists compete in a black box challenge to be crowned…

Fort Berens Estate Winery A Golden Lineup

  Things have turned golden for Lillooet-based Fort Berens Estate Winery. With the recent release of the results from the 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition, all of the signature wines from Fort Berens have now been awarded gold medals. Rolf de Bruin, co-founder and co-owner of Fort Berens explained, “With the announcement of these…

Magnolia Hotel & Spa shines in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2016

  Victoria’s leading boutique hotel is in good company with Canada’s finest in hospitality     Leading travel authority, Travel + Leisure magazine announced their annual World’s Best Awards, with two categories exclusively for Canadian hotels and resorts. Victoria’s Magnolia Hotel & Spa was awarded #7 on the list of Best City Hotels in Canada, the…

Summerhill Goes for the Gold

  Cipes Brut wins Double Gold Medal at prestigious US competition Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Canada’s foremost producer of sparkling wine, has received a Double Gold Medal for its flagship Cipes Brut at the 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition (SFIWC). Celebrating its 25th vintage this fall, the Cipes Brut is the most consistently-awarded sparkling wine in Canada,…

Naramata Winemaker Brings International Experience to BC

  Serendipity’s Katie O’Kell Completes Harvest in New Zealand; Receives UC Davis Certificate The winemaking industry in BC has many reasons to celebrate. Serendipity Winery‘s Katie O’Kell has just returned from a practicum at New Zealand’s ultra-modern Delegat Wine Estate, processing the 2016 vintage. Just before this, she completed her winemaking certificate from UC Davis in…

Vancouver Foodster Cheesecake Challenge Award Winners 

  The Vancouver Foodster Cheesecake Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver, and Richmond.  Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from April 14 – May 8, 2016. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout the challenge. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and…

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…