Festival of the Spirits – BC Distilled 2016

    BC Distilled is BC’s premier craft and micro-distillery festival. Its goal is to celebrate and promote British Columbia’s many specialty distilleries. The festival is the largest spirits event in Canada reserved exclusively for local distilleries.    In addition to 26 distilleries, there were several restaurants and other exhibitors in attendance, some of which…

BC Distilled 2016 Applauds Audience Favourites

  On March 26, BC Distilled, Canada’s premier craft and micro-distillery festival, showcased 27 BC-based artisan distilleries to nearly 500 spirits connoisseurs who had the opportunity to sample locally-made gins, whiskies, liqueurs, vodkas and more. “The excitement around this year’s festival was really inspiring,” says event founder Alex Hamer. “We’re starting to see BC’s distilleries break…

Tequila Sunset: Tacofino Commissary to host Exclusive Tequila Tasting Dinner March 29

  South-of-the-border-inspired Event Features Four-course Menu Paired With Top Shelf Tequila   Tacofino will quench the thirst of blue agave aficionados with a one-night-only Tequila Tasting Dinner at its Tacofino Commissary in Vancouver’s East Village on Tuesday, March 29 at 7 p.m. Guests will take a seat at Commissary’s communal tables and savour a four-course tasting menu that…

The Keltic Landing: Unlock the Heritage

  The traditions of the Emerald Isle and the Scottish Highlands come to Vancouver for Saint Patrick’s Day   The Keltic Landing is the latest immersive cultural gathering from the team behind Harvest Haus: Wet Ape Productions and The Social Concierge. A two-night Saint Patrick’s celebration of history, folklore and mythology that’s been centuries in the making, The Keltic Landing…

BC Distilled’s Third Annual Festival Toasts Huge Growth in Province’s Distilleries

  BC Distilled, Canada’s premier craft and micro-distillery festival, raises a glass to BC’s burgeoning distillery industry. The third annual festival, happening on Saturday, March 26, will feature 27 BC-based artisan distilleries, offering attendees the opportunity to sample locally-made gin, whisky, liqueurs, vodka and more. “Over the past two years, we’ve seen the number of…

#MarketMonday – Odd Society Spirits

Odd Society is a small-batch craft distillery in the heart of East Van. Located on Powell Street in East Vancouver’s port district, Odd Society is dedicated to combining Old World distilling traditions with New World ingredients and ingenuity to create a family of spirits including whiskey, vodka and gin. Founder and Distiller Gordon Glanz holds…

Dine Around Thompson Okanagan 2016 final days

If you move quickly, you might still find some seating available at one of the many restaurants participating in this great initiative of the British Columbia Restaurant and Foodservices Association (BCRFA) and Wines of British Columbia. (And now BC Craft Brewers Guild.) Renamed and expanded to include menus paired with craft beer and spirits as well…

CPBA Bartender Book Swap and Sale

The First CPBA Bartender Book Swap and Sale is being held February 10th Ever since 1862, when Jerry Thomas published his “Bar-Tender’s Guide”, the first ever book of cocktail recipes, the technique, art and lore of drink-making have been collected into innumerable guides, bibles and compendia that have inspired and educated aspiring bartenders. With the…

Bigger than ever – BC DISTILLED

BC Distilled is back and bigger than ever. Canada’s premier craft and micro-distillery festival, featuring 26 BC artisan distilleries, is your chance to sample locally made gin, whisky, liqueurs, vodka and more. •The main tasting event takes place on Saturday, March 26 at the Croatian Cultural Centre from 6:30 to 9:00pm. •NEW this year: BC…

Viaggio Hospitality’s fine dining restaurants

Canada’s largest food and drink festival dishes up unlimited ways to enjoy the flavours of the city and Viaggio Hospitality’s fine dining restaurants are participating!  Choose to experience 1, 2 or all 3 of our restaurants’ special menu offerings during this 17-day calendar of culinary events and experiences. Tourism Vancouver’s Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2016 January 15…

BITTERED SLING’S SPIRITS MASTER CLASSES

CLASS ACT: BITTERED SLING’S LAUREN MOTE TO CURATE SPIRITS MASTER CLASSES, ROBBIE BURNS DINNER DURING 2016 DINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL Seminars will Feature Topics Ranging from Scottish Whiskies to Tequila and Mezcal and Evolution of Bitters   Bittered Sling will go to the head of the class this January when the internationally-acclaimed artisanal bitters maker headlines a series…

The Finale of Gold Medal Plates

THE CANADIAN CULINARY CHAMPIONSHIPS The Finale of Gold Medal Plates   The Canadian Culinary Championships is the ultimate celebration of Canadian Excellence in cuisine, wine, the arts and athletic achievement. Celebrated in eleven cities, the regional qualifiers for the Culinary Championships – called Gold Medal Plates – were staged across Canada in the fall of…

BOULEVARD: CELEBRATE IN FINE STYLE AND FESTIVE FLAIR

CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S IN FINE STYLE AND FESTIVE FLAIR AT BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR    Unwrap Christmas Eve Dinner, Christmas Day Brunch and Dinner. Ring in 2016 with Exclusive New Year’s Eve Seatings, New Year’s Day Buffet Brunch Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar will offer guests a series of festive feasts this holiday season as Executive Chef…

TICKETS ON SALE STARTING TODAY 

singletDINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL EVENT TICKETS ON SALE STARTING TODAY The 2016 Dine Out Vancouver Festival event schedule is the most diverse yet: decadent feasts inspired by culinary-minded films; a whisky-focused dinner with a nod to Robbie Burns; a wine-centric debate and BC VQA wine tasting; an elegant under-the-sea theme at the Vancouver Aquarium; and…

Juniper a Regional, Cascadian restaurant

Juniper Rediscovers The Spirit Of the Pacific Northwest Regional, Cascadian restaurant shows home is where its heart is A fresh and vibrant distillation of the Pacific Northwest, Juniper proudly opens its doors December 3, 2015 in Vancouver’s Chinatown neighbourhood at 185 Keefer Street (corner Main Street). The 104-seat, spirit-forward restaurant and lounge, designed by Simcic & Uhrich Architects, is committed to showcasing the best of Cascadia. From rocky…