Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Receives Gold Certification from Green Tourism Program

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is pleased to announce that it has received Gold Certification from the international accreditation body Green Tourism.  The Okanagan winery has long been committed to crafting world-class wines using sustainable viticultural practices as well as providing ongoing support for a program to re-establish its namesake, the endangered burrowing owl, in BC’s…

Summer Time, Sangria Time @Sam_WineTeacher

The Vancouver Foodster Sangria Challenge Awards are just in. This event involved nine sangria creations from restaurants in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Richmond and Langley. In the media judges’ category, the results were: First place was a tie! The Apron (Richmond) with their Solstice Sangria, described as a bright refreshing white sangria with fresh herbs and…

BEST OF CLASS: BITTERED SLING’S LAUREN MOTE CROWNED 2015 DIAGEO WORLD CLASS CANADA BARTENDER OF THE YEAR

It’s been a banner year for Lauren Mote, as the Bittered Sling Bitters co-proprietor and UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar manager was just crowned the 2015 Canadian Bartender of the Year in Canada’s biggest and most celebrated bartending competition, Diageo World Class Canada. Hot on the heels of her Bartender of the Year award at the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards…

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards

The 26th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards just took place at the Sheraton Wall Centre. It was a wonderful afternoon of sampling bites prepared by the best of Vancouver’s chefs as well as sampling great BC wines to accompany them. Vancouver is home to over 500 restaurants and half of these were nominated for awards…

Chez Christophe wins four awards at the 2015 World Chocolate Masters Canadian Final

A VIRTUOSO CHOCOLATE PERFORMANCE  Burnaby’s Chez Christophe wins four awards at the 2015 World Chocolate Masters Canadian Final  Just recently, months of dedication, passion, and chocolate mastery was distilled into two days of competition at the 2015 World Chocolate Masters Canadian Final in Montréal, Quebec.  The theme was “inspiration from nature” and, first-timer Pastry Chef Christophe Bonzon…

Hawksworth Restaurant Awarded Best Upscale Restaurant For Fourth Consecutive Year

  26th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards   Gold, Best Upscale Restaurant  Sommelier of the Year: Bryant Mao    Vancouver, BC (April 22, 2015) – For the fourth year running, the team at Hawksworth Restaurant was honoured yesterday with ‘Gold’ for Best Upscale Restaurant at the annual Vancouver Magazine Awards. Also recognized was Hawksworth’s Wine…

Wolf in the Fog named Best Vancouver Island at the 2015 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards

  Wolf in the Fog named Best Vancouver Island at the 2015 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards Wolf in the Fog is honoured to take gold in Vancouver Magazine’s Best Other Vancouver Island category. Held at the Sheraton Wall Centre yesterday evening, the 26th annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards reinforce Wolf in the Fog’s position as Vancouver Island’s leading…

Thomas Haas Wins Pastry Chef of the Year at Prestigious Restaurant Awards

THRICE AS NICE: THOMAS HAAS WINS THIRD CONSECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF  OF THE YEAR NOD AT 2015 VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS Celebrated Chocolatier Carves Out Fourth Win in Five Years For the third consecutive year and fourth in the last five, chocolatier and pâtissier Thomas Haas was crowned Pastry Chef of the Year as the 26th edition of the annual Vancouver Magazine…

Lauren Mote Named Bartender of the Year at 26th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards

BEST IN SHOW: LAUREN MOTE NAMED BARTENDER OF THE YEAR AT 26TH ANNUAL VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS Bartender, Sommelier and International Spirits Diplomat Becomes Only Second Woman To Claim Prestigious Award   Bittered Sling Bitters co-proprietor and UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar manager Lauren Mote celebrated her 33rd birthday in fine style last night at the 2015 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards,…

Miradoro Restaurant Recognized with 4th Gold at 26th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards

Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards recognized with 4th Gold at 26th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek, was honoured with a gold medal for Best Winery/Vineyard Dining, for the fourth consecutive year at yesterday’s 26th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Vancouver Magazine describes Miradoro’s Chef Jeff Van Geest as having…