What’s your BC Wine Country Story? #Visit and #Vote #BestofBC18

What’s your BC Wine Country Story? VANCOUVER ISLAND BC Is a Province rich in spectacular views, extraordinary flavours and memorable stories. On Vancouver Island, grape winemaking really began after a provincial government-funded trial – the Duncan Project – identified Pinot Gris, Auxerrois and Ortega as promising varieties for this unique seaside environment. Vancouver Island is…

Best of BC Wine Country and Quails’ Gate Family Estate Winery

With so many categories to choose from Quails’ Gate Family Estate Winery is bound to be a favourite again this year. Last year Quails’ Gate was a winner in two categories. I wonder which categories BC wine lovers will choose this year?   2017 Best Winery Restaurant Old Vines Restaurant at Quails’ Family Estate Winery…

The Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition Returns for its Second Year

CASC is now accepting submissions from Artisan Distilleries across Canada   After a successful inaugural year, Canada’s first – and only – national spirit competition reserved exclusively for artisan distilleries launches its second annual competition. Reflecting the growth in recent times of small-batch distilleries, last year’s competition highlighted the best artisan spirits from almost every…

Canada Day: Mamie Taylor’s Hosts RibFest 2018

Ninth annual battle of the BBQs pits Vancouver’s top grill masters against each other for the coveted RibFest Cup Calling all BBQ fans! The ninth annual Canada Day RibFest comes to Mamie Taylor’s on Sunday, July 1, sponsored by Strange Fellows Brewing, Good Company Lager and Cutty Sark Whisky. An Eastside Canada Day tradition, the cook-off competition…

VANCOUVER: HOME OF DEADPOOL’S ALTER-EGO, RYAN REYNOLDS

Campaign gives fans the chance to win a Deadpool-themed trip to Vancouver Deadpool brings “Pool season back to the Great White North”¹ with two times the splash, as Vancouver’s beautiful backdrops and dynamic downtown districts reprise their Academy Award-neglected “Best Supporting Location” role in the upcoming film Deadpool 2. ¹Fun fact: Vancouver is home to…

Enter for a Chance to Win a Romantic Trip for Two to Vancouver with the “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” Sweepstakes

  Pre-Valentine’s Day campaign will raise awareness of Vancouver as primary filming site of popular Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy   Fifty Shades of Grey has become a global phenomenon thanks to its racy yet romantic storyline, sizzling lead actors and vibrant set locations – and Tourism Vancouver is calling attention to the latter with…

FORT BERENS ESTATE WINERY PINOT GRIS UNCOVERED; DAGERAAD BLONDE CROWNED GOLD MEDAL PINT

Canadian Culinary Championships Competition #1 closes, chefs prepare for final day of events. The 2018 Culinary Championships closes off competition #1 with Chef Mike Robins, from Sous Sol in Winnipeg chosen by the 400 guests to receive the People’s Choice award. Chef Robins created a dish with some of the following ingredients: cold smoked halibut…

Science of Cocktails – February 8, 2018 – Limited number of tickets still available

  Celebrate The Artistry And Science Of Mixology On February 8, 2018, Science World will transform into Vancouver’s largest cocktail laboratory. At Science of Cocktails, the city’s most talented bartenders and chefs will showcase the chemistry, biology and physics behind preparing modern cocktails and cuisine. Each ticket to this fundraising event includes open bar from…

SUPPORTING OUR CANADIAN OLYMPIC ATHLETES NEVER TASTED SO GOOD

  With the Pyeong Chang 2018 Winter Olympics just one month away, chefs and organizers of the 2018 Canadian Culinary Championships are getting ready for a battle of the plates on February 2 + 3 in Kelowna, BC. “Net proceeds from the Canadian Culinary Championships are provided to the Canadian Olympic Foundation which supports Olympic…

STARBUCKS #GIVEAWAY Try the new #SousVideEggBites on us!

  MyVanCity.ca and Starbucks Canada are pleased to offer one of our readers and followers a $40 Starbucks Gift Certificate to try the new #SousVideEggBites + you will receive a Starbucks tote, mug and tumbler.   a Rafflecopter giveaway   Perfectly cooked, cage-free eggs are prepared using the French “sous vide” technique resulting in a…

Curry Cup pre-sale tickets available just in time for gifting

Treat your foodie friend this holiday season The Chefs’ Table Society of BC ‘s 5th annual Curry Cup returns to Heritage Hall (3102 Main St., Vancouver, BC) on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. A portion of the proceeds will be gifted to Project Chef for a local initiative. Early bird tickets are available until January…

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Earls Cookbook

  A cookbook, how about that? As the co-founders of Earls, we’re delighted to be able to share all of these wonderful recipes with you. And we’re happy to see so many stories from our first thirty-four years, as well as surprised that they’re so interest-ing . . . we thought we ran a pretty tight…