LOVE AND TRUFFLES: BURDOCK & CO WELCOMES FEBRUARY WITH A DECADENT DUO OF DINNERS

  Main Street eatery to host an intimate Valentine’s dinner followed by a truffle-centric feast   This February, slow down and savour the finer things in life: fresh-from-the-earth food, naturalist wines and good company. Burdock & Co invites lovers, friends and family to gather together at two intimate dining events with prix fixe menus that each bring something…

The Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift

  Special Valentine’s Day Pricing ChefmeetsBCGrape Tickets   Take advantage of the Valentine’s Day special promotion. Treat your loved one to the largest tasting of BC VQA wines in Western Canada and small plates from the top local restaurants. Three outstanding ChefmeetsBCGrape events in Vancouver, Calgary and the Okanagan Valley. Each event offers you an…

Farm Friends: BC Wineries respond to Alberta’s BC Wine Boycott with Love

  Wineries to host public “Farm Friends” event with BC wine and Alberta beef And call for supporters to make March 2018 BC Wine Month   Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced an immediate boycott on all imports of wines from British Columbia Tuesday, in what is becoming a growing inter-provincial spat over the Kinder Morgan…

Zee Zee Theatre Commemorates 10th Anniversary with Remount of Critically-Acclaimed, Award-Winning My Funny Valentine

  Taking inspiration from a tragic 2008 hate crime, this powerful and celebrated one-man tour-de-force explores a community in mourning   In honour of its 10th anniversary, Zee Zee Theatre proudly presents the remount of its heartrending masterwork My Funny Valentine, February 7 – 18, 2018 at The Dance Centre. Hailed as “exceptionally beautiful” (Vancouver…

SHIT A Firehall Arts Centre Production – a review by Judy Robb

  “SHIT” A Firehall Arts Centre Production   The intertwined stories of three incarcerated young women explode on the stage during the brilliantly acted 50 minute production of “SHIT” by Patricia Cornelius, now playing at the Firehall Arts Centre. Assisted by a minimal stage, very creative lighting and some well placed heavy metal music, the…

Vancouver TheatreSports™ Puts the ‘Ha-ha’ in Ha-ha-happy Valentine’s

  Whether boy meets girl, girl meets girl or boy meets boy, everyone knows that romance thrives when sprinkled liberally with laughter. There’s no better place for a little romance and a lot of laughter than at a Vancouver TheatreSports™ (VTSL) show. Did you know that The Improv Centre is one of Cupid’s favourite hangouts?…

FORT BERENS ESTATE WINERY PINOT GRIS UNCOVERED; DAGERAAD BLONDE CROWNED GOLD MEDAL PINT

Canadian Culinary Championships Competition #1 closes, chefs prepare for final day of events. The 2018 Culinary Championships closes off competition #1 with Chef Mike Robins, from Sous Sol in Winnipeg chosen by the 400 guests to receive the People’s Choice award. Chef Robins created a dish with some of the following ingredients: cold smoked halibut…

Mamie Taylor’s Lets the Good Times Roll

Mardi Gras menu brings the Big Easy to Van City, Feb. 9-15 Mamie Taylor’s is bringing a touch of Bourbon Street to Chinatown next month with two weeks of special Mardi Gras menus in honour of New Orleans’ 300th anniversary year. If you haven’t haven’t already booked tickets and accommodations in The Big Easy, Mamie Taylor’s, Chinatown’s original…

All-Star chef line-up and new Sunday brunch planned for Taste Washington’s 21st birthday

  Biggest menu of events and special guests booked for Taste Washington 2018   Taste Washington is keeping it fresh for its biggest year yet, with a talented group of culinary stars and a brand new Sunday brunch event. Tickets to the entire Taste Washington festival are on sale now at tastewashington.org. New to the…

FRONT AND CENTRE: CAFÉ MEDINA MARKS MILESTONE 10th ANNIVERSARY AS VANCOUVER’S PREMIER BRUNCH DESTINATION WITH FEBRUARY FUNDRAISER

   Café Medina Team Thanks Friends, Family and Fans by Giving Back to BC Hospitality Foundation via ‘Front of the Line’ Fundraiser   Beloved brunch hotspot Café Medina will celebrate its first delicious decade by shelving its usual no-reservations policy to bring back its popular ‘Front of the Line’ Fundraiser throughout the month of February. From…

SEXY ’BEEST: HISTORIC GASTOWN ENCLAVE BRINGS THE LOVE, HOSTS INTIMATE VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER SERVICE

  Restaurant Sets the Mood for Romance on Wednesday, February 14 When Executive Chef Ian McHale Serves Four-Course, Seasonally Inspired Feast with Optional Wine Pairings    t’s ‘ready, set, romance’ when the staff at Wildebeest play cupid and host a one-night-only four-course Valentine’s Day dinner service in the warm and inviting dining quarters of the Gastown restaurant…

VALENTINE’S DAY PLANS ARE SEALED WITH A FISH AT VANCOUVER AQUARIUM’S AFTER HOURS

   Love will be in the air at the Valentine’s Day edition of Vancouver Aquarium’s After Hours event on Wednesday, February 14. The evening affair is adults-only, setting the stage for a provocative, sometimes racy, and oftentimes comical exploration of the sex lives of aquatic animals.   Singles and doubles alike can spend Valentine’s Day…

Science of Cocktails – February 8, 2018 – Limited number of tickets still available

  Celebrate The Artistry And Science Of Mixology On February 8, 2018, Science World will transform into Vancouver’s largest cocktail laboratory. At Science of Cocktails, the city’s most talented bartenders and chefs will showcase the chemistry, biology and physics behind preparing modern cocktails and cuisine. Each ticket to this fundraising event includes open bar from…

JFL NORTHWEST ADDS A FLURRY OF FUNNY TO FESTIVAL LINEUP 

  2018 FESTIVAL, TAKING PLACE MARCH 1-10, WELCOMES BILL BURR FOR A THIRD PERFORMANCE, THE LUCAS BROTHERS, AUNTY DONNA, STOP PODCASTING YOURSELF, VANCOUVER COMEDY AWARDS, RETAIL NIGHTMARES, B-SIDES WITH CHRIS GORDON, AND ADDITIONS TO THE BEST OF THE WEST SERIES TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JANUARY 26 AT 10am AT JFLNorthWest.com  Vancouver’s comedy festival, JFL NorthWest, presented in association with SiriusXM, returns for a…

Glowbal participating as Dine Out Vancouver Festival returns in 2018

  Calling all food and wine lovers alike, it’s time to take the city by storm to try the best dining destinations Vancouver has to offer. This year, we’re excited to include the brand new Italian Kitchen! If you haven’t joined us yet at Italian Kitchen’s new location, Dine Out Vancouver offers the perfect chance…

Goût de France – Good France: the world’s greatest French dinner

   Celebrating French cuisine around the world applications close January 31   In 2017, over 2,100 participating restaurants in 150 countries, 250,000 meals and 8,000 guests in 156 embassies. Vitality, modernity, responsibility: gastronomy will be used to showcase France’s positive values, with the warmth associated with the pleasures of good food. In Vancouver, Le Crocodile, Save…

DINE AROUND Thompson Okanagan back until February 4, 2018

    With about 50 restaurants participating throughout the Thompson Okanagan, there’s lots of choice to check out the specially designed three-course tasting menus. You’ll find menus at $15, $25, $35 and $45 with suggested BC VQA wine pairings, BC Craft Beer pairings or spirits and cocktail pairings. Says Christina Ferreira, event coordinator, “More than…