BC Shellfish Festival June 13 – 22

8th Annual BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival June 13-22, 2014 in the Comox Valley 10 days of fabulous seafood tastings, informative aquaculture producer tours, signature dinner events, competitions, and family fun! Book a shellfish festival escape in the Comox Valley! Friday, June 13th 3PM – Arrive in the Comox Valley and check-in at one of our fabulous accommodations! 5PM – Start your Shellfish…

International Pinot Noir Celebration

The International Pinot Noir Celebration Announces Program and Culinary Details for 2014 Event, Held July 25-27 in the Heart of Oregon Wine Country Bon Appetit’s David Lynch Keynotes 28th Annual IPNC in McMinnville, Oregon. British wine journalist Jamie Goode leads “Pinot Noir and the Doors of Perception” Grand Seminar   During the IPNC weekend, world-renowned…

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival continues its 25th Anniversary season with the magical romance The Tempest. The production is on stage Tuesdays through Sundays on the BMO Mainstage, in Bard’s 733-seat custom-built Mainstage Theatre tent in Vanier Park, from June 12 to September 18, 2014.  Director Meg Roe returns to Bard on the Beach with a re-imagining of her hugely-popular 2008 production of the play. …

Getting in the Spirit at BC Distilled

This was one fun inaugural event! Saturday at the CBC building saw spirit enthusiasts having a great time. With 17 local micro-distilleries on hand offering up samples of Gin, Vodka, Whisky & other spirits which included liqueurs and brandies among other mixed drinks, non alcoholic drinks and mixers and more there was something for everyone…

Spirited People’s Choice Awards

The Results are in for BC Distilled’s Best of Show Presented by the Gin Society On Saturday, May 10, over 500 local spirits aficionados sampled their way through the province’s finest offerings at BC Distilled, British Columbia’s premier micro-distillery festival. The sold out inaugural event proved that the public’s passion for local ingredients includes local spirits…

We’re Seeing Spots: The Okanagan Spot Prawn Festival Returns!

We’re seeing spots before our eyes!  Spot Prawns are back in season and we’re celebrating.  Wild BC Spot Prawns are a delicacy known around the world for their sweet, delicate flavor and firm texture.  They are most recognizable for their reddish brown colour, which turns bright pink when cooked, further defining the white spots on their tail and white horizontal bars on the carapace. Wild BC Spot Prawns…

I’ve been to camp…Social Media Camp

I am probably the least techy person you could ever meet. I started out with the mantra “at least she knows how to type”. Those were once fighting words for feminists and eventually became my best attribute. So what was I doing at Social Media Camp? Learning a lot! Some may consider this a geeks…

Fanny Bay Oyster Shucking Championships

NEW GRAND PRIZE! FANNY BAY OYSTERS SHUCKING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014 BC SHELLFISH AND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL June 21, 2014, Comox by the Sea Shellfish and Seafood Celebration Shuckers throughout BC are invited to register for the Annual Fanny Bay Oyster Shucking Championships for the 8th Annual BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival, in the Comox Valley, British Columbia. The…

Chef & Winemaker’s Dinner Lineup Announced

We are all co-producers, co-winemakers and co-chefs In the Thompson Okanagan on May 18, 2014!   Join us in a regional food and wine celebration for Slow Food Thompson-Okanagan’s Interactive Chefs-and-Winemaker’s Dinner at 7 pm at the Watermark Beach Resort in beautiful Osoyoos. Dinner tickets must be purchased ahead of time and are $75 per person. This…

BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival June 13-22, 2014

Culinary Tours, Wine Pairing Dinners, Shellfish Producer Tours and more!   We are proud to announce new Grand Prizes for the Annual Chowder Challenge and the Fanny Bay Oysters Shucking Championship as part of the June 21 Comox by the Sea Shellfish and Seafood Celebration. 1. Prepare the best tasting Chowder and you could win return transportation and accommodation to compete in…

GAMBERO ROSSO TRE BICCHIERI 2014 WORLD TOUR ON SALE NOW!

Gambero Rosso, in collaboration with the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada – West  and the Vancouver International Wine Festival, is pleased to present Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri 2014 World Tour.     This prestigious event comes back to Vancouver – the only Canadian location this year – after the enormous success of the last year’s…

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM OPENS BARD ON THE BEACH’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary with the return of Shakespeare’s magical comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Dream was presented during Bard’s inaugural season in 1990. Dean Paul Gibson(Associate Artistic Director, Bard on the Beach) reimagines this Shakespearean classic following his successful 2006 production. A Midsummer Night’s Dream It plays Tuesdays through Sundays in Bard’s 733-seat custom-built Mainstage Theatre tent in VanierPark from June 11…

Vancouver Foodster presents the 1st Taco Challenge

After a successful Creme Bruilee challenge comes a Mexican dish that features a mix of Mexican and non-Mexican restaurants. Here is our 1st Taco Challenge featuring 8 restaurants in Vancouver, North Vancouver and Richmond that runs from May 9-31, 2014. Participating restaurants are showcasing Taco dishes that were specially created just for this challenge and all will…

YVR BLOGGERS Meetup Thursday, May 15

7 Steps To Monetizing Your Blog Without Any Products of Your Own   At our last YVR Bloggers event, we did a survey asking you what topics you would like to hear about at our upcoming events. The top 3 topics from the survey were: Building Your Readership, Marketing Your Blog & Monetizing Your Blog! So, we are happy…

Winemaker for a Day at Township 7

Awaiting us on the crush pad of Township 7 Winery (Naramata location) was a draped long table with a tidy arrangement of glasses, spittoon, pens, and charts amid oak barrels and steel tanks. Most of all what awaited was an unique opportunity to gain some insight into the winemaking of Bradley Cooper. We had received…

Vancouver Foodster – Burger Palooza

Okay so this was one fun event, despite the horrible weather. One month’s worth of rain in one day! That did not discourage all the keen burger lovers from participating in the Burger Palooza event last Sunday. Starting with the emailed instructions that suggest you eat a light breakfast – well if you consider a…

The Crème Brulee Indulgence

I’m a full-fledged dessert fan! In terms of “sweet tooth”, I have a mouthful.  My sweet selections do not limit to any style or flavour,  and no particular ethnic choices either. From Tiramisu, Crepe Suzette, Crumble to Chinese Rice Pudding or sweet soup, I seldom say no! There is a problem though, after tasting numerous…

Mother’s Day Sunday, May 11

Cibo Trattoria invites you to celebrate the love and gratitude you have for your mom with a special Solo per te… (“Just for you…”) brunch and tasting menu   This Mother’s Day, Cibo Trattoria will mark the special occasion with Solo per te… (“Just for you…”) brunch and dinner celebrations that include complimentary flowers for all Moms in attendance.From 7 a.m. –…