#Favourites…what’s happening in Vancouver and beyond

  EASTER FEASTING: RAILTOWN CATERING MAKES CELEBRATING EASY THIS APRIL WITH EXCLUSIVE EASTER TO-GO PACKAGE     EASTER SUNDAY, WEST COAST-STYLE: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR PRESENTS EXCLUSIVE BUFFET BRUNCH SERVICE ON APRIL 16   Celebrate a delicious Easter at Dockside’s Marketplace Brunch Buffet   #TasteofThursday Honey Glazed Bone-In Ham recipe   The top 5 romantic…

PAINT THE TOWN ORANGE: MEALSHARE PRESENTS ‘TONIGHT FOR TOMORROW’ FUNDRAISER AT RESTAURANTS ACROSS VANCOUVER ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 10 

Fifteen Local Partner Restaurants Pitch In for One-Night-Only Event Designed to Help Non-Profit Charity Raise Funds for Its Mission to End Youth Hunger   For the second year in a row, Mealshare is inviting guests to paint the town orange and dine out for a cause during its ‘Tonight for Tomorrow’ initiative on Wednesday, May 10,…

35th annual Filberg Festival Artists Announcement

  Celebrate the Best of Arts, Crafts and Music from across Canada August 4-7, 2017. Victoria based artist, Linda Skalenda will be this year’s featured guest artist located in the Arbour. Linda’s paintings can be found in collections across North America and the UK. In 2015 she was selected for the honorable position to be…

Milano Coffee Celebrates Gold Medals, Travels for Direct Trade Coffee and Gets Set to Launch Two New Coffee Series

  Vancouver based Milano Coffee continues to gain recognition and attention on the world stage for its tireless approach at coffee innovation. Brian and Linda Turko took over Milano Coffee with family support just thirteen years ago. The six-coffee shop institution boasts a local roastery, cult-status espresso blends, and a promise to take the three-generation legacy to the…

#Favourites – our list of Things To Do In Vancouver and beyond…

  The Launch of The Granola Girl Foundation   Celebrate Craft Beer & Cider in Penticton at Okanagan Beer Week™ April 3 – 9, 2017   Etsell Family introduces ‘Siggy’ to the Fraser Valley   SPRINGTIME SWEETS: CHOCOLATIER THOMAS HAAS UNVEILS LATEST COLLECTION OF EASTER-THEMED CONFECTIONS   GET CHOCOLATE HOPPY    The Chan Centre presents…

SPRINGTIME SWEETS: CHOCOLATIER THOMAS HAAS UNVEILS LATEST COLLECTION OF EASTER-THEMED CONFECTIONS

Thomas Haas’ Lineup for 2017 Includes Whimsical Bunnies, Hens and Chicks, Truffle Eggs in New Exotic Flavours and Special Prizes for Annual Charitable Easter Raffle    Renowned chocolatier Thomas Haas is welcoming spring by unveiling his latest annual collection of handcrafted Easter-themed confections — available exclusively at both Thomas Haas Chocolates & Pâtisserie locations — and bringing back his annual Charitable Easter…

Chefs Shine at #GoodFrance 2017

  Chefs whose love of food dates back to their childhood brought their unique styles and passion for French cuisine to this year’s #GoodFrance global event on March 21. Chefs from more than 2000 restaurants in five continents prepared a multi-course dinner that paid homage to French cuisine. In Vancouver, Bistro Pastis, Le Crocodile and…

GET CHOCOLATE HOPPY 

  Chez Christophe unveils bunny line-up of new Easter treats with part proceeds benefiting BC SPCA   Starting March 18, 2017 a brigade of bunnies is hopping over to Burnaby Height’s Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie (4717 Hastings Street) to ensure chocolate is the only kind of rabbit being gifted during Easter. Pastry chef and owner Christophe Bonzon…

Bistro Pastis Chef Mike Mikoda Embraces Classical French Cuisine for #GoodFrance March 21

  Chef Mike Mikoda is still relatively new at the helm over at Bistro Pastis, but his love of classical French cuisine has inspired him throughout his 15 year career. And he’s excited to have the opportunity to showcase his interpretation of time-honoured dishes at the third Annual #GoodFrance event on March 21. “I appreciate the…

Spring Lunch 2017 Help Girls Spread their Wings

Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland Spring Lunch 2017 Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 11 AM to 1:30 PM at Vancouver Convention Center’s West Building Level II Ocean Foyer with Spectacular North Shore and Harbourfront Views featuring 200 of Vancouver’s Engaged Business Community Champagne Cocktail Reception and Three-Course Lunch Personal Impact Story Testimonial and Distinguished Keynote Speaker,…

ALL YOU NEED IS LIÈGE: CAFÉ MEDINA REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO NON-PROFIT CHARITY PROGRAM MEALSHARE AS PART OF 2017 INTERNATIONAL WAFFLE DAY 

  On March 25, Café Medina Will Feature Signature Belgian Liège Waffles as a Mealshare Menu Item, Allowing Guests To ‘Buy a Meal, Give a Meal’ To Local Youth in Need  Café Medina owner Robbie Kane is inviting the restaurant’s loyal fans, friends and family to come together and support the local community and a…

Doing Good by Dining Out

  Dining Out For Life 2017 returns on Thursday, March 30   The 23rd annual Dining Out For Life fundraiser is taking place on Thursday, March 30, 2017. On that day, Dining Out For Life participating restaurants from Whistler to White Rock and across the Lower Mainland will donate 25% of their food sales in support…

Second Annual Science of Cocktails Raises $240,000 for Class Field Trips to Science World

  I’m fascinated with cocktails, and the talented people who make them. There’s an art, a mystery to these concoctions. And of course, there’s science – and the second annual Science of Cocktails brought all of these elements together in an event that exceeded everyone’s expectations. A record-breaking crowd of 1500 thirsty cocktail lovers and…

STELLAR ALL-FEMALE CHEF AND WINEMAKER LINE-UP FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY DINNER

  On March 8, International Women’s Day is being marked with a special 5-course collaborative fundraising dinner at Quails’ Gate Winery in West Kelowna. All profits will be donated to The Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna and Slow Food Thompson Okanagan.  This year’s celebration will bring together the culinary talents of Aman Dosanj (The Paisley…

SERVE AND PROJECT: FARMER’S APPRENTICE CHEF DAVID GUNAWAN TEAMS UP WITH NOURISH’S DAN CHEUNG FOR PROJECT CHEF FUNDRAISER MARCH 4

  Gunawan and Cheung Collaborate on Four-Course ‘Eat. Learn. Gather.’ Event that Underscores Importance of Making Informed Food Choices while Giving Back Reconnecting people with the importance of embracing local, organic and sustainable food comes into clear focus when Chef David Gunawan of Farmer’s Apprentice and Owner Dan Cheung of Nourish Vancouver team up to…