Gourmet to Go brings French cuisine to your door

L’Epicerie Gourmande Launches Gourmet to Go Chef David Izquierdo, owner of L’Epicerie Gourmande Canada, is pleased to launch the newest division of the company – Gourmet to Go by L’Epicerie Gourmande.  Gourmet to Go is just what the name implies – lunches, heat and serve meals and frozen dishes delivered to your place of work or to your home. Hailing…

Ready or Not, Provence Marinaside To Throw Open Its Doors

Six weeks after closing for a ‘facelift’, Provence Marinaside will be soon ready for its close-up and has planned a two-day party to celebrate. “We’re tired of having our doors closed,” say owners /chefs Jean-Francis and Alessandra Quaglia, “so we are going to open them on April 2nd whether or not the room is completely finished.” However,…

Café Medina Partners with Mealshare to Celebrate International Waffle Day March 25

No Waffling on Café Medina’s Commitment to Local Community Through Restaurant’s Support of Mealshare’s “Buy One, Give One” Outreach Program   Vancouver’s beloved brunch institution, Café Medina, is set to mark International Waffle Day on Wednesday, March 25 by partnering with local charity Mission Possible through the Mealshare program to provide meals to those in need in local Vancouver communities. For every one…

TWO MORE AWARD WINNING CHEFS JOIN EARLS KITCHEN + BAR 

Earls Test Kitchen welcomes Bocuse d’Or chef Ryan Stone and vegetarian chef Brian Skinner to their “Chef Collective” roster     With 63 restaurants across North America in this Canadian, family owned restaurant group,  it’s hard not to call Earls a chain, but with 47 different menus, use of local and regional ingredients, a team…

Ulla Takes On New Life as OLO

Ulla Takes On New Life as OLONew Concept Honours Region’s Trade Hub Roots    One of Victoria’s renowned and much-beloved dining establishments is undergoing renovations and a rebirth. Ulla restaurant, located in Victoria’s bustling Chinatown, has reopened its door refreshed and with the new OLO moniker.   Opened in 2010 by chef Brad Holmes and partner Sahara Tamarin,…

OPUS Bar is Yaletown’s hippest coffee hangout by day and sophisticated social spot by night

Bar at boutique OPUS Hotel shows a lot of love for local products \Day or night, coffee or cocktails? Whatever the occasion OPUS Bar, situated in the lobby of the OPUS Hotel, is Yaletown’s hottest new drinks destination. “We’re pleased to add an extra option for guests and a cozy corner for locals to enjoy a fantastic…

Beat the blues with Magnolia Hotel & Spa’s Bliss Package

Beat the blues with Magnolia Hotel & Spa’s Bliss Package  Get happy, relax and unwind at Victoria’s leading luxury boutique hotel Spring is in the air and Magnolia Hotel & Spa has something to bring a little sunshine and lift your spirits. Victoria’s leading luxury boutique hotel’s Bliss Package starts from only $479* and is sure to…

Vancouver’s Hawksworth Restaurant Takes Second in Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants

An esteemed national panel of judges has named Hawksworth Restaurant as number two in Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants. Seventy culinary experts from across the nation were chosen and asked to submit a list of who they considered to be the 10 best restaurants in the country for the publication. Montreal’s Toqué! came out on top followed by Vancouver’s Hawksworth Restaurant with…

Serendipity Shines at #DinnerPartyYVR

Serendipity Travels to Vancouver for 50 Simultaneous Charity Dinner Parties  Naramata Winery Supports 3rd Annual #dinnerpartyYVR    Serendipity Winery’s second-in-command, Katie O’ Kell and owner Judy Kingston at the winery’s cellar door. The News:   March 3, 2015 (Vancouver): Naramata’s Serendipity Winery is proud to again support #dinnerpartyYVR with a bottle of versatile and food-friendly Serendipity wine for…

March 19: 1,500 restaurants worldwide, including 2 in Western Canada, come together to celebrate French cuisine

On Thursday, March 19th, 2015, more than 1,500 restaurants around the world will come together to celebrate French cuisine. More than 1,500 menus will be offered in restaurants and embassies in 150 countries and five continents, offering the general public an opportunity to enjoy a dining experience à la française.   At each participating establishment, the…

Long After the Finale, Chefs Celebrate Canadian Culinary Championships

The last melodic notes from the Gold Medal Plates Canadian Culinary Championships’ gala in Kelowna muted weeks ago and the participating chefs continue to celebrate the occasion. For some time to come, everyone who attended will be humming the tunes by entertainers Barney Bentall, Spirit of the West front men Geoffrey Kelly and John Mann…