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…

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…

SWEET CELEBRATIONS: THOMAS HAAS UNVEILS NEW HANDSPUN CREATIONS FOR HOT CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL, VALENTINE’S DAY, CHINESE NEW YEAR 

  Show Your Love, Usher in the Upcoming ‘Year of the Dog’ with Chocolatier’s Latest Seasonal Collection of Signature Chocolate Confections   There are many reasons to celebrate this February at Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie, where the acclaimed chocolatier has revealed his latest lineup of seasonal handcrafted confections commemorating the 2018 Vancouver Hot Chocolate…

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…

Four Season Whistler’s Sidecut raises the bar on Sunday Brunch

  There’s brunch and then there’s Brunch Concept at Sidecut Steakhouse in the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler. From the moment you step into the tranquility and luxury that is the Four Seasons Whistler you begin to feel the pleasant feeling of complete relaxation. A few steps down the staircase, past the art installations…

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…

SUPPORTING OUR CANADIAN OLYMPIC ATHLETES NEVER TASTED SO GOOD

  With the Pyeong Chang 2018 Winter Olympics just one month away, chefs and organizers of the 2018 Canadian Culinary Championships are getting ready for a battle of the plates on February 2 + 3 in Kelowna, BC. “Net proceeds from the Canadian Culinary Championships are provided to the Canadian Olympic Foundation which supports Olympic…

TACOFINO HASTINGS TEAMS UP WITH VANCOUVER CRAFT BREWERIES TO HOST SERIES OF BEER DINNERS IN 2018

  List of Notable Breweries Participating in Dinner Series at Hastings Outpost Includes Red Truck, Tofino, Steel & Oak, Strange Fellows, Four Winds and Port Moody Brewers Row   The beloved West Coast phenomenon known as Tacofino will partner with a six-pack of local breweries at its Hastings location (2327 E. Hastings St.) to host…

STARTING LINEUP: BELLS AND WHISTLES LAUNCHES NEW WEEKDAY LUNCH, WEEKEND AND HOLIDAY BRUNCH SERVICES 

  Fraserhood Hotspot Rolls Out Selection of All-New Signature Daytime Menu Items Available For Dine-In, Take-Out Service from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.    Bells and Whistles Executive Chef Alessandro Vianello has bolstered the starting lineup of classic Americana roadside fare on offer at the popular Fraserhood beer hall by adding weekday lunch and weekend and…

THE VANCOUVER HOT CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL IS BACK FOR ITS 8TH SEASON

  With 35 contributing “chocstars” and over 75 flavours to choose from! January 20 – February 14, 2018   The Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival returns this month bigger and better than ever. Yet even after 8 seasons it remains a truly local celebration, as no commercial chocolate manufacturers or national coffee chains dominate the program…

To The Victor Belong the Spoils…

  We were definitely spoiled as we joined the throng of happy guests  celebrating the opening of The Victor Restaurant and Lounge Wednesday evening. With a nod to mid century elegance and intimacy The Victor definitely made it’s mark. Just getting there is an experience as you stroll around a beautiful outdoor water feature under a winding…

#TasteofThursday Chef meets BC Grape Okanagan – Chef Mark McEwan Roasted Beef Tenderloin recipe

  The fourth in our series of recipes featured at the Icons of Food and Wine Dinner. Another terrific recipe from Chef Mark McEwan served at the  Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine and Food Experience Icons of Food and Wine Dinner held at The Sonora Room at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery for our #TasteofThursday feature. This…