Lauren Mote Named Bartender of the Year at 26th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards

BEST IN SHOW: LAUREN MOTE NAMED BARTENDER OF THE YEAR AT 26TH ANNUAL VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS Bartender, Sommelier and International Spirits Diplomat Becomes Only Second Woman To Claim Prestigious Award   Bittered Sling Bitters co-proprietor and UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar manager Lauren Mote celebrated her 33rd birthday in fine style last night at the 2015 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards,…

B.C. Gin Gets Better with Age

Odd Society Spirits Releases Second Edition of Wallflower Oaken Gin Odd Society Spirits is set to launch their second release of Wallflower Oaken Gin on Friday, April 17, 2015. The East Van distillery doubled their production for this limited edition gin, aging 200 litres in American white oak rye casks for six months. With approximately 500 bottles available,…

EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival Announces BC Place Lineup, May 1 to 3

RAISE THE ROOF: EAT! VANCOUVER FOOD + COOKING FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES PROGRAMMING FOR THE ULTIMATE CONSUMER FOOD SHOWCASE AT BC PLACE MAY 1-3Tickets On Sale Now for Three-day Exposition and Tasting Show That Closes Out Canada’s Largest Celebration of Food and Drink The culinary world descends on Vancouver the weekend of May 1 to 3 as the 13th…

COME ON, GET HAPPY: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR ROLLS OUT NEW SEASONAL DISHES, DAILY HAPPY HOUR MENUS

New Selections from Executive Chef Alex Chen and Bar Manager Justin Taylor Follow Boulevard’s Big Wins at Readers’ Choice and Industry Awards Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar is giving guests a new reason to look forward to punching out at the end of the work day thanks to the restaurant’s new, seasonally-inspired additions to the lunch and dinner menus from Executive Chef Alex…

Vancouver Foodster presents the Caesar Cocktail Challenge

This is our 1st Caesar Cocktail Challenge featuring 11 restaurants in Vancouver, North Van and Richmond that runs from March 12 – April 5, 2015. Participating restaurants are showcasing new Caesar creations invented for this Caesar challenge while some of them have entered their Caesars off their menus, all will be offered in all of these…

OPUS Bar is Yaletown’s hippest coffee hangout by day and sophisticated social spot by night

Bar at boutique OPUS Hotel shows a lot of love for local products \Day or night, coffee or cocktails? Whatever the occasion OPUS Bar, situated in the lobby of the OPUS Hotel, is Yaletown’s hottest new drinks destination. “We’re pleased to add an extra option for guests and a cozy corner for locals to enjoy a fantastic…

Beat the blues with Magnolia Hotel & Spa’s Bliss Package

Beat the blues with Magnolia Hotel & Spa’s Bliss Package  Get happy, relax and unwind at Victoria’s leading luxury boutique hotel Spring is in the air and Magnolia Hotel & Spa has something to bring a little sunshine and lift your spirits. Victoria’s leading luxury boutique hotel’s Bliss Package starts from only $479* and is sure to…

Tickets for British Columbia’s Premier Micro-Distillery Festival Were Released Today

  BC Distilled Tickets On Sale Now Image supplied by BC Distilled. Tickets are now on sale for the highly anticipated second annual BC Distilled festival promoting British Columbia micro-distilleries. Hosted at CBC Studios, two public tastings will be offered from 4pm – 6pmand 7pm – 9:30pm on Saturday, April 18.    Artisan distillers from twenty-three of the province’s…

BC Distilled Raises the Bar in 2015 

British Columbia’s Premier Micro-Distillery Festival Returns April 18, 2015  BC Distilled 2014 at CBC Studios. Rick Chung Photo. After a sold out inaugural event in 2014, BC Distilled returns to Vancouver for another round. With more vendors and a second event time added, BC Distilled is bigger and better than before.    On Saturday, April 18, 2015, twenty-two of…

VINEXPO 2015: Main Trends in Canadian Wine and Spirits Market Revealed

The Story:Vinexpo revealed today the highly-anticipated results of its 12th study of the World Wine and Spirits Market with an Outlook to 2018, conducted by British agency International Wine and Spirit Research (IWSR).Global consumption of still and sparkling wines rose by 2.7 per cent between 2009 and 2013 to reach 2.648 billion 9-litre cases, the equivalent of more than…

DEVOUR – eat, drink, and be social.

Kelowna foodies have eagerly marked their social calendars for March 7 as Kelowna’s highly anticipated decadent social night-out DEVOUR returns! The event’s promoter, Social Magnet Productions, market DEVOUR as, a culinary showcase for social foodies, featuring the Okanagan’s best chefs, mixologists, winemakers, master distillers, brew masters and purveyors of fine food and drink in a…

EAT! VANCOUVER FOOD + COOKING FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ENHANCED PROGRAMMING FOR 2015

Canada’s premier food festival grows to week-long extravaganza featuring 35 unique culinary events, plus a three-day tasting show     The annual EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival returns for its 13th year April 26 to May 3, 2015 with an expanded content program featuring a smorgasbord of exciting new events that will showcase the city’s unique culinary culture and attract…

How ‘Sloe’ Can You Go With Salal?

Odd Society Spirits Release Limited Edition Salal Gin    Once again, Odd Society Spirits looks to Europe for inspiration in an old but not forgotten recipe to which they have reinvented with ingredients and ideas from the Pacific Northwest. This time, the distillers have experimented with a traditional British liqueur called sloe gin to create…

Adopt a Private Cask of Canadian Single Malt

Odd Society Spirits’ Second Annual Cask Sale is Here     Odd Society Spirits prepares to barrel their second annual batch of single malt and are thrilled to offer the public the opportunity to purchase a private 30 litre cask of their very own.  This Canadian Single Malt is made from 100% B.C. malted barley fermented and…

Shhhh!   It’s a Secret

Hidden away at the foot of Hornby Street in Vancouver, just south of Pacific, is the unassuming Long Table Distillery.  Opened just about a year ago, by Charles Tremewen, former Mount Robson National Park Ranger, it has a line up of hand crafted, small batch and locally sourced organic spirits, including vodka, several gins, Marc…