#FridayFavourites what’s happening August 19 to 26

  August 19 is World Humanitarian Day!   Singletree Welcomes the Harvest with Community Social Winery Celebrates Fraser Valley Friendships Old & New   Come and visit the Artisan Market at the New Westminster Anvil Centre   FARMERS MARKETS’ TOMATO FESTIVAL CELEBRATES UGLY SIDE OF THE LOVE APPLE THIS WEEKEND   Vancouver’s Best Brunch is at Glowbal…

Singletree Welcomes the Harvest with Community Social Winery Celebrates Fraser Valley Friendships Old & New

  Singletree Winery invites the community for its first annual Mt. Lehman Community Social, a free event for the community to connect, socialize, and come together as one. Bring a favourite dish to share at a potluck, family-style feast, with the Mt. Lehman Community Association sponsoring live music from the Prairie Dance Club. New vintages of Singletree wine…

#TasteofThursday Summer Quinoa salad from Chef Jenna Pillon of Terrafina at Hester Creek

Quinoa Salad   Citrus Vinaigrette (makes 500ml) 100ml apple cider vinegar 10g shallots (peeled, chopped) 8g dijon 45ml orange juice 20ml lemon juice 30g honey ½ tsp salt 350ml grapeseed oil   Beetroot & Apple Puree (makes 500ml) 10ml grapeseed oil 50g onions (large diced) 50g green apple (peeled and diced) 300g beets (peeled and…

Vancouver’s Best Brunch is at Glowbal at TELUS Garden

  Glowbal Restaurant Group is excited to announce that its flagship location, Glowbal at TELUS Garden, is bringing back Vancouver’s best brunch. Making its mark on the Vancouver brunch scene for nearly 15 years, starting each brunch with famed complimentary mini doughnuts and fruit smoothie shooters, guests can now enjoy these along with a delicious…

#FridayFavourites what’s happening August 12 to 18

  Okanagan Feast of Fields Goes ‘Off the Grid’   The Cascade Room Presents the Main Street Cup Aug 16   BC BREWERIES GET CRAFTY FOR A CAUSE   ANCORA WATERFRONT DINING AND PATIO CELEBRATES ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH SPECIAL CHAMPAGNE MENU   Torafuku BURNING BRIGHT   Theatre Under the Stars Announces Week-Long Hold Over…

BBQ off the Bypass Brings the Heat to Langley

  Annual BBQ competition returns with Great BC Bake-Off  in September   The 11th annual BBQ Off the Bypass (BOTB), presented by C&D Logistics, in partnership with Johnston’s and Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store, returns to Langley (117-20353 64th Avenue) with the Great BC Bake-Off on Sunday, September 11. The event is family-friendly and free to attend. Admission donations are encouraged to…

ANCORA WATERFRONT DINING AND PATIO CELEBRATES ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH SPECIAL CHAMPAGNE MENU

  Exclusive summer Champagne menu says cheers to successful first year   Raise a glass with Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio in celebration of its one-year anniversary with a special Champagne menu curated by the restaurant’s acclaimed sommelier team. Since opening in September 2015, Ancora has received an incredible welcome from visitors and locals alike,…

A PINCH OF SALT: THE SALTED VINE KITCHEN + BAR SET TO DELIVER NEW UPSCALE DINING EXPERIENCE TO DOWNTOWN SQUAMISH THIS SUMMER

  Collaboration Between Araxi Alumni, Chef Jeff Park and Sommelier Pat Allan, Offers Seasonal, Locally Sourced Share Plates and Expertly Curated Beverage Program  A new off-ramp to contemporary Pacific Northwest cuisine opens up on the Sea-to-Sky Highway when The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar introduces upscale dining to the heart of historic downtown Squamish later this…

NEW KOSHER IN TOWN

The Lazy Gourmet’s Susan Mendelson moves into Vancouver Talmud Torah to launch Mendelson’s Kosher Gourmet   The Lazy Gourmet’s Susan Mendelson, one of Vancouver’s pioneering entrepreneurs in the catering industry, is about to launch an exciting new venture, Mendelson’s Kosher Gourmet (MKG), offering full-service kosher catering services to the Lower Mainland. MKG will operate exclusively…

#FridayFavourites – what’s on August 5 to 11

  Truck Stop Concert Series Headliner riding #1 Billboard Country Chart Wave to Vancouver   BURRITO LIGHTS, BIG CITY: TACOFINO EXPANDS ITS BRAND ONCE AGAIN BY OPENING NEW COUNTER-SERVICE RESTAURANT AND BAR IN YALETOWN   Bench 1775 Winery   FOUR SEASONS HOTEL VANCOUVER AND YEW SEAFOOD + BAR WELCOME NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF   Tickets available now…

Vancouver Foodster Salad Challenge Award Winners 

  The  Vancouver Foodster Salad Challenge was a success featuring several Salad creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their salad creation from July 8-31, 2016. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based…

DANCING IN SEPTEMBER: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR EXTENDS POPULAR SUNDAY SEAFOOD BOIL SERIES INTO SEPTEMBER

Restaurant Continues Sold-Out String of Communal Seafood Boils with Four Additional Dates  Seafood lovers, take heart: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar will extend its sold-out Sunday Seafood Boil Series into September, adding four additional dates to take place on the restaurant’s chic outdoor patio. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25, shellfish aficionados can pull up a seat at one of…

Les Dames D’Escoffier Present Una Bella Notte Con Lidia Bastianich

  Gala Dinner with Chef/Owner/TV Personality Fundraises For Les Dames d’Escoffier Scholarships An unforgettable evening of Italian food, wine and song is in store for fans of Lidia Bastianich as the BC Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier honours the Emmy award-winning TV personality, cookbook author and restaurateur. Sit down for a Gala dinner with Lidia…

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL VANCOUVER AND YEW SEAFOOD + BAR WELCOME NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF

  Vancouver has become a major culinary draw for passionate food lovers from across the planet.  Global culinary influences and influencers play key roles in keeping the city’s dining scene fresh and focused. Enter Executive Chef Weimar Gomez, a 16-year Four Seasons veteran, who has developed his talent in prestigious kitchens in Bogota, Miami, Paris…