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…

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…