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. –…

“Ride with a Winemaker” Cycling Tour May 23-24

Olympian Kelsey Serwa & other Okanagan Winemakers join the “Ride with a Winemaker” Cycling Tour of the South Okanagan May 23-24 weekend, based out of Black Hills Estate Winery The organizers of the “Ride with a Winemaker” Cycling weekend are pleased to announce that Kelsey Serwa, the Silver Medal winner in the Sochi Olympics Ladies Skier-cross,…

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…