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] http://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…

Be BOLD for Father’s Day June 14/15

  Father’s Day features:Take a trip across the bridge this Father’s Day and treat the most important man in your life to the manliest of meals – southern barbeque. The Little District Roadhouse in North Vancouver will be serving up delicious homestyle barbeque on their brand-new patio on June 14 & 15, 2014.Owner Paul Mon-Kau and…

Cheers to the Next Generation of Beverage Superstars

The BCHF Presents Sommelier Scholarships at Van Mag Awards, Supports Bartender of the Year Prize On Tuesday, April 22 at the  Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, held at the Sheraton Wall Centre, the BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF), with the sponsorship and support of Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP), presented its annual sommelier scholarships to five talented professionals currently serving in the hospitality industry…

Spirited People’s Choice Awards

The Results are in for BC Distilled’s Best of Show Presented by the Gin Society On Saturday, May 10, over 500 local spirits aficionados sampled their way through the province’s finest offerings at BC Distilled, British Columbia’s premier micro-distillery festival. The sold out inaugural event proved that the public’s passion for local ingredients includes local spirits…