The Emerald refreshes its retro feel for spring

  Revamp blasts new vitality into club’s vintage décor, modern cocktails and irresistible bites at The Emerald   The Emerald Supper Club and Cocktail Lounge is known for its deliciously old-school vibe. Recent refurbishments have injected new zest into this Chinatown destination, with its quirky ‘60s décor, authentically spirited cocktails and appetizing eats. “We’ve dedicated…

SABRINE, SUPREME: UVA & CIBO BAR MANAGER SABRINE DHALIWAL CROWNED BARTENDER OF THE YEAR AT 2017 VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

  Award-Winning International Bartending Talent Becomes Only Third Woman in 28-year History of Awards to Claim Prestigious Title of Best Behind the Pine UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar and Cibo Trattoria Bar Manager Sabrine Dhaliwal truly shook things up at the 28th annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards last night as she was singled out for the prestigious…

Coming soon: the newly redesigned Cure Lounge at Nita Lake Lodge 

New craft cocktails offer a hint of what’s to come within the refreshed, rustic-chic space at Nita Lake Lodge On May 13, 2017, Nita Lake Lodge will unveil the re-designed Cure Lounge, continuing to anchor the award-winning property’s position at the helm of luxury Canadian resorts. Working with its unparalleled surroundings as Whistler’s only lakeside lodge,…

Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday at Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler 

  Canada-themed menus and spa treatments celebrate all things Canadian Oh Canada! Nita Lake Lodge celebrates the nation’s 150th birthday this summer with special Canadian winemaker dinners, themed menus and spa treatments. Situated on Nita Lake, amongst some of BC’s most beautiful scenery, the Lodge offers the perfect surrounding to wish Canada a happy birthday…

KINDRED SPIRITS: DAVID GUNAWAN OF FARMER’S APPRENTICE AND RYOMA MATARAI OF KINOME JAPANESE KITCHEN JOIN FORCES FOR DUO OF COLLABORATIVE DINNERS

  Acclaimed Vancouver Chefs Host Exclusive One-off Dinners Featuring Six Courses, Sake + Wine Pairings at Respective Restaurants March 13 and 27   Two of Vancouver’s leading locavore chefs, Farmer’s Apprentice’s David Gunawan and Kinome Japanese Kitchen’s Ryoma Matarai, are joining forces to present a pair of exclusive six-course dinners at their respective restaurants on…

There’s Excitement Brewing on Vancouver’s East Side 

  Brewers and Distillers of Vancouver’s East Village To Launch Passport Reward Program   There’s excitement brewing on Vancouver’s east side. On Friday, February 24, 2017, six artisanal breweries and one small-batch distillery, all located in Vancouver’s most concentrated craft beer and spirits district, are hoisting their glasses to toast the launch of their self-guided…

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…

Vermouth Enjoys a Spirited Revival in East Van

  Odd Society Spirits Presents The Renaissance of Vermouth on February 23 Known for their innovative European liqueurs, Odd Society Spirits is collaborating with local drinks expert Shaun Layton to present an evening exploring vermouth. On Thursday, February 23, 2017, Odd Society’s cocktail lounge will pay homage to the delightful tapas bars of Spain with The Renaissance…

The Fourth Annual BC Distilled Festival Set to Take Place April 8, 2017

  Canada’s premier craft and micro-distillery BC Distilled Festival features more than 30 BC distilleries Canada’s premier showcase of artisan distilleries takes place Saturday, April 8, with 32 regional, small batch and micro-distilleries pouring samples at the 4th annual BC Distilled festival at the Croatian Cultural Centre. “We continue to see phenomenal growth in both the…

SEATTLE HOTEL ASSOCIATION’S 20TH ANNUAL “EVENING OF HOPE GALA” 

  DENIM TO DIAMONDS: TAKING A STAND AGAINST HOMELESSNESS—TRANSFORMING ONE LIFE AT A TIME Benefiting Mary’s Place on February 4, 2017, at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel  The Seattle Hotel Association (SHA) is pulling out all the stops for their 20th annual fundraiser “Evening of Hope Gala” presented by Delta Air Lines, which will take guests…

#FridayFavourites for January 13 to January 20 (#dovf starts)

  Here is our list of favourite things to do January 13 to 20 as well as upcoming events you need to get moving on buying your tickets or making reservations. So what are you waiting for? #dovf starts January 20   DINE OUT VANCOUVER CELEBRATES 15 YEARS OF EXCEPTIONAL FOOD AND DRINK:   WildTale plunges…