OPUS Vancouver reveals chic new design for iconic cocktail lounge 

Vancouver’s newest bar destination re-imagines intimate hotel lobby space Yaletown’s OPUS Hotel, an iconic city hotspot well known for its creativity, design and service excellence, is pleased to present the new OPUS Bar: an effortlessly stylish cocktail destination re-imagined by acclaimed Vancouver interior designer Robert Bailey in collaboration with design consultant Craig Stanghetta. “The new…

Bittered Sling Unveils a Bold New Look for its Award-Winning Lineup

BITTERED SLING UNVEILS A BOLD NEW LOOK FOR ITS AWARD-WINNING LINEUP OF COCKTAIL BITTERS AND CULINARY EXTRACTS   Redesigned Gift Pack 2.0 Inspired by Birth of “Cocktail Culture” Era, Appearing on Retail Shelves in Time for Holiday Gifting  Continuing to provide an inspired twist to cocktail culture across North America and beyond, Vancouver-based Bittered Sling has…

CRAWL INTO WILD RICE THIS HALLOWEEN

Calling all ghouls, ghosts and goblins – join Wild Rice Market Bistro on Friday, October 31st for New West’s Creepy Columbia Halloween Pub Crawl.Starting at 6 p.m., this free, self-guided crawl involves 10 stops starting with Wild Rice. Wild Rice Market Bistro 810 Quayside Drive in The River Market 778-397-0028     [email protected]://www.wildricebc.ca Chef Todd has created a Boo-tiful appetizer special – pork, bacon and scallop siu mai…

Summerhill Leads Okanagan Cocktail Renaissance

  Award-winning Gerry Jobe joins Kelowna Winery as consulting bartender    Like no other winery, Kelowna’s Summerhill Pyramid Winery has been a gathering place for wine enthusiasts, artists, farmers, environmental advocates and progressive thought leaders to come together and share their stories and ideas, while thinking outside the bottle. This summer, Gerry Jobe, acclaimed Okanagan-based bartender, joins Summerhill…

La Dolce Vita September 16 2014

  “You should come to this tasting,” my son said. “You can get your bottle of 40-year-old signed.” The bottle in reference is a single malt from a distillery on the tiny island of Islay, in northwest Scotland. The maker was Bruichaddich and its distiller, the redoubtable Jim McEwan was due to arrive in Calgary…

Touring Shelter Point Distillery

  A purveyor of single malt whisky sown, grown and distilled right here on Vancouver Island. Nestled between Courtenay and Campbell River this nearly 400 acre estate is home to Shelter Point Distillery. Since my first visit to Shelter Point Distillery they have added Still Master Vodka, a tripled distilled vodka infused with flavours. This…

Odd Society Spirits Raises the Bar with Gin

  The Highly Anticipated Wallflower Gin is Available Now It’s the quiet ones that often take you by surprise. Shy and demure while awaiting the opportune moment for its official debut, Wallflower Gin by Odd Society Spirits is now the belle of the ball and is available on shelves at many of Vancouver’s finest cocktail bars…

Vamos a North Vancouver!

  El Matador Spanish Tapas has just launched a tasty new promotion called “Botanas y Bebidas,” or “snacks and drinks.” Every week from Sunday to Thursday, guests will score $2 off all tapas and $1 off all drinks before 5PM and after 10PM. Why tapas? Conversation is king for owner Paul Mon-Kau, and social dining is central to all three of his restaurants: The…

La Pentola della Quercia New Summer Menus

  La Pentola della Quercia Introduces New Summer Menus and Cocktail List The season’s freshest ingredients showcased at Yaletown’s OPUS Hotel   As the summer sun heats up it brings sunshine to the city and a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables to La Pentola della Quercia’s kitchen door with daily deliveries of fresh juicy…

Hup Holland Hup! World Cup Fever

  Hup Holland hup! Netherlands fans have World Cup fever and to keep his countrymen fuelled, Holland-born chef Paul Mon-Kau is sharing his favourite Dutch snack recipes. Mon-Kau, owner of The District Restaurant Group in North Vancouver, notes that when taking in the game at a typical Dutch pub or “bruin café”, deep-fried snacks and peanuts…