#FridayFavourites from December 2 to New Year’s Eve

David Sedaris’ The SantaLand Diaries   Our #FridayFavourites cover a bit more than usual so you don’t miss out on upcoming fun things to do for the holidays.   East Meets West : Vancouver Collaborative Feast   LUMIERE TO ILLUMINATE WEST END’S PUBLIC SPACES: ANNUAL EVENT RETURNS TO JIM DEVA PLAZA AND MORTON PARK   …

A ROYAL OCCASION: RING IN 2017 AT ROYAL DINETTE WITH EXCLUSIVE NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER SERVICES

   Celebratory Multi-Course Menus Feature Restaurant’s Signature Locally Sourced, Farm-to-Table Fare, Optional Drink Pairings Available for Both Seatings   Usher in the new year in the heart of Downtown Vancouver at Royal Dinette as the popular farm-to-table restaurant turns the calendar to 2017 by welcoming guests for two exclusive multi-course celebratory dinner services on Saturday,…

BONNE ANNÉE: AU COMPTOIR INVITES FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH CELEBRATORY FOUR-COURSE MENU

Executive Chef Dan McGee to Prepare Classic, French-inspired New Year’s Eve Feast as Kitsilano Bistro Turns the Calendar to 2017 With 2017 on the horizon, Au Comptoir is inviting guests to join in the joie de vivre as it ushers in the new year by offering a pair of exclusive, four-course dinners on Saturday, Dec…

#TasteofThursday chocolate holiday sausages recipe

  chocolate holiday sausages “This weird and perhaps not-so-attractive and yet festive novelty is a delight and you’d be crazy not to make some quickly !” Of course, this isn’t my invention, this is an Italian and Portuguese holiday sweet, often called “chocolate salami” … I simply re-adapted my chocolate and biscuit blocks for the holiday…

Vancouver Foodster Curry Challenge Award Winners 

The 2nd Vancouver Foodster Curry Challenge was a great success featuring unique curry creations at restaurants around Vancouver and Mission. Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from November 3-27, 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 was…

Parksville takes the cork out for its 9th annual Parksville Uncorked Wine & Food Festival, February 23 – 26, 2017

  Tickets now available for events and resort weekend packages Parksville, Vancouver Island’s seaside town beloved of summertime family vacationers, springs into a different sort of action come February. That’s when Parksville Uncorked Wine & Food Festival lures fans of BC’s wines, beers and cuisine to The Beach Club Resort and Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort for…

COUNTDOWN TIME AT THE ‘VINE: THE SALTED VINE KITCHEN + BAR IN SQUAMISH TURNS THE CALENDAR TO 2017 WITH CELEBRATORY NEW YEAR’S EVE SEATINGS

  Ring in the New Year at Squamish’s Newest Dining Experience by Taking Part in One of Two Exclusive Services Featuring Complimentary Welcome Cocktail   The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar is inviting merrymakers and revelers to ring in 2017 in fine style by taking part in one of two exclusive New Year’s Eve services…

Put Cowichan Wine Country in Your Calendar

  Blue Grouse Estate Winery hosts several dates of holiday cheer Blue Grouse Estate Winery is an easy, local, winter wine country getaway. Quickly becoming one of the most popular food and wine destinations in Western Canada, the Cowichan Valley is just 45 minutes from downtown Victoria. Normally closed during the winter months, by popular demand…

DECEMBER HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS AT TULALIP RESORT CASINO

Magical Recipes are Coming Together to Form Remarkable Holiday Dishes   It’s that holiday time of year, and the chefs at Tulalip Resort Casino have been busy checking their recipes twice to make sure they create magical dishes for all to enjoy. Every restaurant at the Resort is getting involved with this year’s festivities for…

Granville Island inspires visitors with the warmth of the season

Holiday contest encourages the spirit of giving to family, friends and the needy   You feel it – that gentle tug, as if by velvet rope, that pulls people to Granville Island this time of year. They’re drawn by the Public Market – the recollection of ruby piles of pomegranates and the scents of baking…

FOUR SEASONS RESORT AND RESIDENCES WHISTLER CELEBRATES FESTIVE SEASON WITH EXCITING EXPERIENCES FOR ALL GUESTS 

  Resort Offers Festival of Trees, a Hudson’s Bay Inspired Restaurant Pop-Up, Alpine White New Year’s Eve Gala, Specialized Kids Programming, Live Music, Puppy Pet in Residence and Ski Concierge    Festive season is the perfect time to get to know the snowy side of Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler. Excitement abounds as guests spend…

Vancouver Foodster presents the Tiramisu Challenge 

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Tiramisu Challenge. Restaurants and bakeries from the city were invited to create a Tiramisu creation to enter into this challenge, . Each spot will be featuring their Tiramisu creations on their menu now through December 11, 2016. Here are some of the unique creations in this challenge. Ganache Patisserie Tiramisu-Chocolat Price: $6.95…

Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Gardens

  Experience VanDusen Festival of Lights, a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating VanDusen Botanical Garden open from December 1 to January 2. This year we’ve expanded the show and all tickets include a free ride on our new carousel! Stroll with friends and family through interactive themed areas, enjoy the famous…

ALL THE TRIMMINGS: RAILTOWN CATERING OFFERS READY-MADE, NO-HASSLE CHRISTMAS FEAST WITH HOLIDAY TURKEY TO-GO PACKAGE 

  Gourmet Spread Includes Sage-Roasted Turkey, Side Dishes Available in Ready-to-Eat, Ready-to-Bake Formats with Portion of Proceeds to Local Charity Mission Possible    For the second year in a row, Railtown Catering is helping friends and family eliminate the hassle from the Christmas holiday with the latest edition of its popular, ready-made gourmet Turkey To-Go package, available…

#FridayFavourites what’s happening this week November 24 – December 2

We’re publishing our list a day early this week because we don’t want you to miss a thing that’s happening this week:     7th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market to Make Days Merry & Bright at New Seaside Site   The Butcher & Bullock Beer Club presents the Angry Jäger Ale Cask Night   FlyOver…

SPEND “CHRISTMAS IN PARIS” WITH BETA5 CHOCOLATES’ HOLIDAY COLLECTION

Get Festive with Tasty Stocking Stuffers, Signature Gift Sets and Snowman Cream Puffs    Delight the chocolate lovers on your list with a culinary journey to the City of Light. BETA5 Chocolates‘ 2016 holiday collection, Christmas in Paris, pays tribute to one of the world’s most romantic, delicious and historic cities. The holiday collection is a celebration in itself, ideal…

‘TIS THE SEASON: MAKE MERRY THIS DECEMBER WITH CHRISTMAS DAY, NEW YEAR’S EVE SERVICES AT BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR 

  Executive Chef Alex Chen Invites Guests to Share in the Spirit of the Season with Festive Christmas Feasts, Exclusive New Year’s Eve Soirée Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Executive Chef Alex Chen and his talented team will get into the spirit of the holiday season this December by giving guests an opportunity to join…