Vancouver Fan Expo

There is nothing quite as wonderful as seeing grown adults let loose and act like children, and this week there was no better place to do so than the Vancouver FanExpo. An annual event for fans of horror, anime, video games and more. Boasting guest like Tony Moore, Bruce Campbell and Peter S. Beagle there…

Tasting Plates – Main Street Edition May 14

Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in the Main Street neighborhood from Broadway to 28th Avenue 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…

Tasting Plates – Gastown Edition a review

Thanks to the Vancouver Foodster Gastown event I have a few new favourite spots. Sign in was at Catch 122 located at 122 W. Hastings, and what a great place to start. This restaurant was beautiful and so was it’s food. The pressed confit pork shoulder they served may have been the tastiest thing I’ve…

The Taste of Travel May 17th

The BC Association of Travel Writers is proud to announce the lineup of speakers for their 2014 Symposium, The Taste of Travel, on May 17th at the River Rock Casino Resort. Details are at: http://bcatw.org/bcatw2014/ Our keynote speaker is Lauren Mowery, a wine, coffee, and tea writer from New York City who contributes to the Village Voice in a wine…

German Dim Sum Event at Cambie Kitchen May 10

Asian Foods Featured with German Wines in BC Liquor Stores this May   German wines will share the spotlight with Asian foods in BC Liquor Stores from May 6 to June 2, 2014. 60 stores will feature lively displays of a select 12 German wines, all pairing perfectly with the myriad flavours of Asian cuisines…

A project of the Steveston Community Society and Richmond Agricultural and Industrial Society

The Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market is gearing up for a sixth year starting on Sunday, May 4th, 2014, and will operate from 10:00am to 4:00pm the first and third Sundays each month through September. “We’ve got a great mix of vendors lined up for this year’s summer season including several new vendors along with returning customer favourites,”…

Mother’s Day Brunch at Miradoro Restaurant

Celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday May 11th with a special brunch at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards destination restaurant, Miradoro, recently honoured with a gold medal for Best Winery/Vineyard Dining in the 25th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Located amongst the stunning views of the South Okanagan Valley wine country, Mother’s Day at Miradoro is sure to be memorable with Chef Jeff Van…

HAWKSWORTH YOUNG CHEF SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION 2014

Who is eligible to apply for the HAWKSWORTH Young Chef Scholarship 2014 Competition? 1. Young Canadian Chefs under the age of 28 2. Young Chefs who have Red Seal certification 3. Young Chefs who are working full-time with a professional kitchen It’s time to get going, only 10 days left to apply. Deadline May 5,…

Earth Day and Earthsave Canada

April 22 is Earth Day. What better way to become more informed on the topic of planetary mindfulness than to talk about Earthsave Canada—our very own Vancouver-based registered charity! Earthsave International was originally created in the United States in 1988, and was founded by John Robbins, son of one half of the Baskin-Robbins ice cream empire. When it became…

Getaway to the Okanagan Spring Wine Festival

If you have some time available May 1st to the 11th, consider heading up to the Okanagan and taking in some of the amazing events happening there.  Whether you head to Osoyoos or Vernon or anywhere in-between (even Kamloops), you’re going to find lots to do with nearly two hundred planned events.  Over one hundred…

Cycling Tour of the South Okanagan May 23-24

“Ride with a Winemaker” Cycling Tour of the South Okanagan May 23-24 weekend, based out of Black Hills Estate Winery Join Black Hills Winemaker Graham Pierce and a group of 30 other wine & cycling lovers for a very special weekend in the South Okanagan. Enjoy riding through the beautiful Okanagan vineyard country by day and tasting…

The Gloves are Off for a Rosé Smack Down

Happy Wine Wednesday! It’s time for our 2nd annual Rosé Smack Down! Michael Bartier and David Scholefield are once again defending their favourite rosés. Michael Bartier is on team Haywire while David Scholefield is putting up a fight for Bartier Scholefield. Here’s what they have to say about their favourite rosés:     Michael Bartier on the Haywire Rosé: Wine should be…

An Afternoon Refined: Tea at the Xi Shi Lounge

Regarded as one of the four legendary beauties in Chinese history, Xi Shi was so stunningly beautiful it was said that when she washed her silks by the river, the fish saw her charming reflection would forget how to swim and sink to the bottom.  True to its namesake, the Xi Shi Lounge at the…

Put a Spring in your step with tantalizing Easter treats at Bel Café

Bel Café offers Easter classics and new macaron flavour just in time for Easter. Hop over to David Hawksworth’s BelCafé and indulge in Easter treats and new spring sweets, including the Apple Pie macaron, lime and coconut cake, dark chocolate caramelized hazelnuts and milk chocolate-covered almonds. Get them before they’re gone, a seasonal treat that won’t be around for…

Enjoy a gourmet Mother’s Day with Faubourg Paris

Vancouver’s trio of Parisian boulangerie pâtisseries catering to sophisticated gourmands, and amateur epicures alike, have some suggestions just in time for Mother’s Day.  With Mom’s big day fast approaching, it’s time for devoted descendants to make plans to pamper their beloved matriarch. Heavenly High Tea  Faubourg Paris sets itself apart from cookie-cutter contemporaries with handcrafted, authentic Parisian delicacies created…

What’s your pairing for Oysters?

  This year at the Osoyoos Oyster Festival the question of what pairs best with oysters will be addressed in the second annual Oyster Wine Competition and the first Canadian Craft Beer & Oyster Pairing Competition. Winemakers and brewmasters have until April 17 to submit entries into the respective competitions that will be held at…