HIGH FIVE! Chez Christophe celebrates five years in Burnaby Heights

Jess Bonzon first stepped foot in Burnaby Heights five years ago, they knew it was the right neighbourhood to grow their new Canadian roots and build their new business. Since then, Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie (4717 Hastings Street) has grown to be a destination for award-winning artisanal chocolates and creative viennoiseries. To celebrate half a…

Chefs’ Table Society of BC Takes a Stand Against Farmed Atlantic Salmon

Chefs ‘walk the talk’ with a wild salmon event August 25 While you likely have heard of their signature events in Vancouver, (the Spot Prawn Festival, the Curry Cup and more) the Chefs’ Table Society (CTS) is the organization in the background making these events and other things happen.   A non-profit organization since 2004,…

A Wine-Tasting Room Like No Other: This summer at CheckMate Artisanal Winery

Okanagan winery pours the most coveted Chardonnay and Merlot from Canada amid stunning hilltop views in its architecturally inspired tasting room – the art of winemaking and architecture joined as one.   Since the release of its first bottles in 2015, CheckMate Artisanal Winery has established a reputation as the most acclaimed new winery in…

Liquidity Wines 2016 Equity and 2016 Dividend Now Available!

2016 Equity Pinot Noir It’s finally here – our 2016 Pinot Noir Equity ($56/bottle) is now available. This age-worthy Pinot has an elegant nose with aromas of ripe red berries, black cherry, violets, red plum and a hint of earthiness. Bright acidity and ripe velvety tannins open up to layered flavours of black cherry, raspberry,…

Celebrate the Best of Arts, Crafts and Music from across Canada August 3-6, 2018 at the Filberg Festival

The Filberg Festival has always been known for featuring exceptional Canadian talent when it comes to entertainment. Headliners over the long weekend include: Michael Kaeshammer, The Paperboys, Dustin Bentall, Roy Forbes, R&B Allstars and The Boom Booms.  Visit http://filbergfestival.com/the-festival/entertainment/  for the full line up.  Performances take place on the Comox Rotary Stage and Peninsula Co-op…

Our #FavouriteThings – Summer Sipping with Quails’ Gate Gewürztraminer

This delightful Summer Sipping recommendation is a full bodied, flavourful, aromatic favourite – Gewürztraminer. This off dry German style wine is often suggested for a pairing with Asian or spicy foods. My personal favourite pairing is with strong flavoured cheeses like French camembert (Saint Albray or similar St. Andre), tomato based antipasti or a black olive…

Mamie Taylor’s and Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks will put a summer spell on you

Tickets now on sale for the Mamie’s x Fuggles Pig Roast Beer Dinner on Wednesday, July 18 Mamie Taylor’s has teamed up with the guys at Richmond’s Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks for an old-time pig roast and beer dinner on Wednesday, July 18 beginning at 6:30pm. Mamie’s perennially popular three-course suckling pig roast with all…

THIS ISN’T GOODBYE Merchant’s Workshop to host Last Suppers Series at 1590 Commercial Drive

Merchant’s Workshop, a neighbourhood fixture for years on The Drive, is celebrating its final days at 1590 Commercial Drive by hosting a Last Suppers Series until Thursday, August 16, 2018. With culinary ambitions that have simply outgrown their current location, chefs-owners Doug Stephen and Lindsey Mann are actively seeking a new space to reopen their…

VALLEA LUMINA TRANSFORMS WHISTLER INTO A MULTIMEDIA WONDERLAND

The Adventure Group and Moment Factory partner  on a multimedia night walk experience   This summer, magical nights await visitors to Whistler at Vallea Lumina, a groundbreaking experience that will bring Cougar Mountain’s old-growth forest to life. Created by Montreal-based Moment Factory, and brought to Whistler by The Adventure Group, this multimedia experience invites guests into an enchanting universe,…

Announcing The Dance Centre’s 2018-2019 season

The Dance Centre’s 2018-2019 season presents a program of exciting performances and events by artists working across contemporary and cultural genres. TheGlobal Dance Connections contemporary dance series features Canadian and international choreographers, and the popular Discover Dance! series presents a varied range of dance from diverse cultural backgrounds. Other highlights include internationally-renowned improvisation pioneer Katie…

Celebrate the Best of Arts, Crafts and Music from across Canada August 3-6, 2018

The Filberg Festival has always been known for featuring exceptional Canadian talent when it comes to entertainment. Headliners over the long weekend include: Michael Kaeshammer, The Paperboys, Dustin Bentall, Roy Forbes, R&B Allstars and The Boom Booms.  Visit http://filbergfestival.com/the-festival/entertainment/  for the full line up.  Performances take place on the Comox Rotary Stage and Peninsula Co-op…

Nine Times a Winner: Vanessa Vineyard Collects Honours at Home and Abroad

Three competitions award BC winery with Double Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze   Acclaimed British Columbia winery Vanessa Vineyard has brought home a combined nine honours from three prestigious international competitions — an exceptional feat for a winery of such relative youth. The 2018 edition of the All Canadian Wine Championships (Canada’s oldest wine competition),…

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT QUAILS’ GATE THIS JULY

Hello Summer!   Summer has officially arrived and we’re excited to welcome you and your guests to the winery this season. Our culinary team, led by Winery Chef Roger Sleiman has been inspired by the bounty of local summer produce entering our kitchen. We’re excited to share all that is happening onsite this month.   Cheers to creating and pairing…

Bard on the Beach’s 29th season brings five popular special events to Vanier Park

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival continues its 29th season with a series of five special events this summer. The events, scheduled throughout July and August and designed for a range of ages and tastes, are presented at Bard’s spectacularly beautiful Vanier Park site.   1.    Bard-B-Q & Fireworks July 28, August 1 & 4…

The Vancouver Art Gallery presents Ayumi Goto and Peter Morin: how do you carry the land?

Collaborators of Japanese and Indigenous Ancestry Examine Experiences of ‘Place’ through Innovative Performance Art The Vancouver Art Gallery announces a new exhibition bridging the experiences of artists with diverse ancestries in dialogue, Ayumi Goto and Peter Morin: how do you carry the land? on view July 14 to October 28, 2018. Long-time collaborators and friends,…

BIG Starbucks News!

Starbucks is going strawless! Today, July 9th, Starbucks will announce plans to eliminate single-use plastic straws globally by 2020 Starbucks has designed, developed and manufactured a strawless lid, which will become the standard for all iced coffee, tea and espresso beverages. Starbucks is the largest food and beverage retailer to make such a global commitment, which will eliminate more than…

Professional portraits, food, and a stunning view at Spotlight!

Spotlight: The Art of Photography will take place at the stunning Waterview Special Event Space located at 1661 Granville Street in Vancouver on July 26th, 2018 from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Spotlight: The Art of Photography will feature 5 professional photographers hosting 5 portrait stations in 5 different styles. Guests will enjoy a summer evening of good eats…