Quails’ Gate Releases 25th Anniversary Wines

  Quails’ Gate Winery is pleased to announce the release of a new series of wines made to honour its 25th anniversary. The wines, which include a Chardonnay, a Pinot Gris, a Pinot Noir and a Syrah, were made in very limited quantities and will be available for purchase starting Friday September 12th only at…

International Pinot Noir Celebration

  At the end of July, I was lucky enough to attend the International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC) at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon.  The 27th annual event was held over three days with many activities, including lectures, guided tastings, winery tours and a salmon barbecue.  Lectures covered subjects in geology, history, chemistry, and geography…

Metro Vancouver Celebrates Canada-Wide Culture Days

  More Than 200 Free Events Throughout the Region   Metro Vancouver residents will join thousands of other Canadians in celebrating this year’s Culture Days, September 26 through 28. More than 200 free, interactive activities are planned throughout Metro Vancouver (see community highlights link below), inviting everyone to get involved with culture, heritage, the arts…

Twelfth Annual VLAFF Opening Weekend Reaches Record-Breaking Attendance

This past long weekend marked the debut of the twelfth annual Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (VLAFF), the largest festival of Latin American cinema in Canada. This year’s audience response has been unprecedented as the festival reached record-breaking attendance. The festival’s activities kicked off on August 28 with the opening film LION’S HEART by Marcos…

Vancouver Foodster presents the Fish and Chips Challenge

This is our first Fish and Chips Challenge featuring 7 restaurants in Vancouver, Langley and North Vancouver, that runs from September 4-26, 2014. The interpretation of fish and chips takes on different meanings in many cultures and you will find several variations in the fish and chip creations the chefs have entered into this challenge…

Slow Fish Canada Mystery Chefs Dinner

Mystery Chefs Host ‘Slow Fish’ Dinner  Well known chefs cook together to raise awareness for sustainable seafood   Lovers of seafood and social times are alerted to mark their calendars. On September 27 the inaugural Slow Fish Canada Mystery Chefs Dinner kicks off at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA), and like-minded Vancouverites will…

An esteemed line-up of Canada’s top culinary talent unites for distinctive gala dinner

   Inspiring tomorrow’s culinary stars and raising funds for the Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship   A true all-star line up of Canada’s most revered chefs will assemble to judge the second annual Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship competition in Vancouver this month. When judging duties are over, the celebrity chefs will join forces in the kitchen to cook a special six-course…

Tasting Plates West Van on September 23

  Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in the Ambleside, Dundarave  and Park Royal neighborhoods in West Vancouver.  This evening tasting extravaganza goes from 6pm until 9:30 pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different…

Tomato Time – Provence Marinaside Restaurant

Just a few steps from the rustic timber and brick of central Yaletown I discovered one of Vancouver’s little gems. The Provence Marinaside location combines the upbeat and trendy feel of one of our cities more popular dining locales with ever-popular waterfront views. Having the opportunity to sample the seriously delicious dishes from the ongoing…

Down at the Boulevard

  Yes, there’s a new restaurant in town and what a place it is.  The media launch for the Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar was held earlier this month and a lavish event it was. We were greeted outside by a string trio and welcomed with a glass of Taittinger Brut Reserve Champagne. Inside, David…

Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship Fundraising Dinner

What :: Join us as six of Canada’s best chefs collaborate to create an unforgettable evening of Canadian cuisine benefitting the Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship. Chefs include: David Hawksworth (Hawksworth, Vancouver) Normand Laprise (Toque!, Montreal) Anthony Walsh (Canoe, Oliver & Bonacini, Toronto) Scott Jaeger (The Pear Tree, Burnaby) Michele Jacob (Le Crocodile, Vancouver) Kristian Eligh (Hawksworth, Vancouver)…

Richmond sends off summer with waterfront celebration

Celebrate the end of summer at Richmond’s outdoor movie and concert bash this Sunday, August 31 at the Richmond Olympic Oval waterfront plaza. Come enjoy free live musical performances from up-and-coming Vancouver artists Jordan Klassen and Kytami before kicking back with the whole family for a free outdoor screening of the newest Disney animated classic,…

Vancouver Tapestry presented at grunt’s gallery 30th Anniversary Party

  Fibre Artist Sola Fiedler presents the Vancouver Tapestry (11.6′ x 5.3′) at grunt gallery’s 30th Anniversary Party on Thursday, August 28, 2014. Inspired by Vancouver during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, the tapestry took the 78-year-old more than 5,000 hours to weave, beginning in May 2009.     “There’s usually one perfect spot where you can see the whole city and then I…

Fashioning Cancer Fundraiser

A Night of Fashion, Art, and Music Supporting Cancer Prevention WHAT: alumni UBC welcomes fashion, art, and music lovers to Fashioning Cancer, a fundraiser in support of the Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Centre at UBC. The event is part of Western Living Design Week and will feature the auction of ten exquisite evening gowns…