LET’S TALK TURKEY: RAILTOWN CATERING MAKES HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING EASY THIS OCTOBER WITH GOURMET THANKSGIVING TO-GO PACKAGES

    Popular Thanksgiving Feast Comes in Both Ready-to-Eat and Ready-to-Bake Formats and Features Additional Incentive for Early-Bird Orders      For the third year in a row, Railtown Catering is helping hosts remove the hassle from the holidays by with its best-selling gourmet Thanksgiving To-Go packages, available for pickup or delivery in time for the…

Dinner at Burdock & Co a Garden of Earthy Delights from Burpee and garden therapy

  Last night I was one of a large group of media hosted by Burpee at a dinner held at local restaurant Burdock & Co with garden therapy‘s Stephanie Rose as the guest speaker.   Stephanie spoke about her passion for gardening and how it developed into her blog garden therapy where you can find all sorts…

Harvest Season at CheckMate

  Winemaker Phil McGahan and the CheckMate Team are well into the 2017 Harvest and Vintage.  We have begun with Chardonnay from our eastern vineyards on Osoyoos Lake Bench and Black Sage Bench which will become Capture, Knight’s Challenge and Little Pawn.  Our grapes are hand-picked at night, chilled, hand sorted and gently pressed to preserve the quality of the…

NEW BEER HALL AND RESTAURANT CONCEPT ‘BELLS AND WHISTLES’ TO OPEN IN VANCOUVER’S FRASERHOOD THIS SEPTEMBER

  Latest Addition to Gooseneck Hospitality’s Expanding Restaurant Roster Features 150 Seats, Wrap-Around Patio, Casual Fare and Local Craft Beer, Wine and Cocktails Exclusively On Tap   Vancouver’s Gooseneck Hospitality — the team behind such award-winning restaurants as Wildebeest, Bufala and Lucky Taco — is set to unveil a brand-new casual dining and beer hall…

FARMER’S APPRENTICE AND OSTERIA SAVIO VOLPE TO CO-HOST LATE SUMMER HARVEST DINNER AT SALT SPRING ISLAND’S FOXGLOVE FARM, SEPTEMBER 30

    Chefs David Gunawan and Mark Perrier Prepare Family-Style Dinner, Share Stage with Noted Author and Organic Farming Pioneer Michael Ableman   Two award-winning Vancouver restaurants will join forces to spotlight one of their favourite farm-to-table suppliers when Farmer’s Apprentice Chef/Owner David Gunawan and Osteria Savio Volpe Chef/Co-owner Mark Perrier host a Late Summer Harvest Dinner…

ChefmeetsBCGrape Okanagan Wine & Food Experience – Bubbles and Brunch at Terrafina at Hester Creek by RauDZ 

  Terrafina Restaurant Photo Credit-Hester Creek WineryOn Sunday, August 27th a group of dedicated foodies and wine lovers congregated in the Tasting Room at Hester Creek for Chef meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine & Food Experience – Bubbles and Brunch at Terrafina at Hester Creek by RauDZ. The morning started with a choice of BC…

18th Annual “Wine’d Up” Gourmet Dinner & Auction in Support of Whistler Search & Rescue

  Whistler Search and Rescue Society (WSAR) will hold their eighteenth annual gourmet dinner and auction, “Wine’d Up”, on Saturday, October 14th, 2017.  Tickets go on sale on September 1, 2017.   Attendees at this popular event will enjoy an evening of outstanding cuisine prepared by five of Whistler’s renowned chefs. The five-course dinner will…

Late risers rejoice with a brunch buffet at The Westin Bayshore’s H2 Rotisserie & Bar

    Daily breakfast buffet adds Chinese dim sum and additional weekend brunch offerings including house rotisserie chicken carvery station   Mornings at The Westin Bayshore’s H2 Rotisserie & Bar just got tastier with the addition of dim sum to its daily buffet, plus an assortment of “action stations” to its weekend brunch. Those who…

BC Wines Set to Shine Alongside Celebrity Chefs at Inaugural Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan – Aug 24-27

  The Wines of British Columbia‘s inaugural Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine and Food Experience four-day festival weekend kicks off this Thursday in the heart of BC wine country bringing together 17 Canadian top chefs, 50 award-winning BC wineries, and special guests in a multi-event series celebrating the best of BC wine and food.     “There…

#Favourites – what’s on now in Vancouver, Whistler, the Okanagan and more

    Villa Eyrie’s Summit Restaurant amongst enRoute’s 2017 Best New Restaurants in Canada nominees   MIDDLE EAST MEETS WEST: SUPERBABA OPENS ITS DOORS IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN VICTORIA   Chefs’ Table Society returns with food lovers favourite   HOT TOWN, SUMMER IN THE CITY: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR SET TO LAUNCH ITS ANNUAL SUNDAY SEAFOOD…

Villa Eyrie’s Summit Restaurant amongst enRoute’s 2017 Best New Restaurants in Canada nominees

  The ballots are out and Vancouver Island’s Summit Restaurant at Villa Eyrie Resort (600 Ebadora Lane, Malahat) is honoured to be amongst 30 top nominees for enRoute’s coveted 2017 Best New Restaurants in Canada list. The 2,500 square feet, the 80-seat hyper local restaurant is known to deliver West Coast, Italian-inspired coastal cuisine overlooking…

Long Table Dinner at The Westin Bayshore’s H2 Rotisserie & Bar August 16

  Once a month, H2 Rotisserie & Bar set up a 30-seat long table on its beautiful garden terrace and offers guests a five-course dinner, showcasing regional and seasonal ingredients, paired perfectly with select BC wines. On Wednesday, August 16, the Long Table Dinner will feature wines from Okanagan Falls’ Synchromesh, which specializes in Riesling,…

AWARD-WINNING SOMMELIER LISA HALEY APPOINTED NEW RESTAURANT DIRECTOR AT GASTOWN HOTSPOT L’ABATTOIR

  Vancouver Magazine’s 2017 Sommelier of the Year Promoted to Key Front-of-House Position    L’Abattoir proprietor Paul Grunberg, along with co-owners Chef Lee Cooper and Nin Rai, is pleased to announce that Assistant General Manager and Wine Director Lisa Haley has been promoted to the role of Restaurant Director at the popular Gastown establishment. Singled…