OLO Celebrates Food Day Canada with Rustic Beachside Barbecue

  Local chefs team up to celebrate Canadian ingredients    WHAT: On Saturday, July 30, join OLO Restaurant’s Executive Chef / Owner Brad Holmes and Chef Warren Barr of Tofino’s Pointe Restaurant at the Wickaninnish Inn for a rustic beachside barbecue in celebration of Food Day Canada. The two talented chefs will be hosting a sumptuous crab and seafood cookout…

 2016 Similkameen BBQ King – The Winner is Crowned! 

  Even an early rain shower could not dampen the fun and festivities for the 7th annual Similkameen BBQ King event, hosted by the Similkameen Wineries Association at the historic Grist Mill & Gardens in Keremeos on July 9, 2016. Caroline Cottrill, President of the Similkameen Wineries Association, explained the event. “This truly unique Similkameen…

Magnolia Hotel & Spa shines in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2016

  Victoria’s leading boutique hotel is in good company with Canada’s finest in hospitality     Leading travel authority, Travel + Leisure magazine announced their annual World’s Best Awards, with two categories exclusively for Canadian hotels and resorts. Victoria’s Magnolia Hotel & Spa was awarded #7 on the list of Best City Hotels in Canada, the…

34th Annual Filberg Festival July 29-August 1, 2016

  Celebrate the best of Arts, Crafts and Music from across Canada July 29 to August 1, 2016!    This year the Filberg Festival is honoured to feature world renowned glass artist, Robert Held.  For over 25 years Robert Held has lead the Canadian art glass industry, establishing the first college-level art glass program and influencing the art across…

Honda Celebration of Light Launches New Smartphone App for 2016 Festival

  Festival Organizers of the 2016 Honda Celebration of Light have launched an all-new smartphone app to coincide with the 26th year to aid festival goers in enjoying the fireworks competition, the SHOREFEST Concert series and the whole day of festivities. Honda Celebration of Light Event Guide is now available for a free download in the iTunes and Android…

Oktoberfest meets Gatsby at Nita Lake Lodge for Cornucopia’s opening weekend 

  Delight in lakeside luxury during Whistler’s world-class food & drink festival November 11-13, 2016 Marking its 20th anniversary, Whistler’s Cornucopia returns with two weeks of food and drink themed events, seminars and dinners taking place November 9-20, 2016. Nita Lake Lodge is the place to be for opening weekend with a trio of Sip &…

#FridayFavourites – what to do this weekend thru July 15

  The Deighton Cup 2016 GIVEAWAY   Lobster Fest Returns to Provence   Don’t Miss This Evocative Entertainment Experience!   Marquis Wines Supports Vancouver Youth Pride       BOILING POINT: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR ANNOUNCES SUMMER 2016 DATES FOR SUNDAY SEAFOOD BOIL SERIES   Gin & Meat Lovers Unite!   FRESH SHEET: ROYAL…

Parents looking for fun, safe options at 2016 Honda Celebration of Light encouraged save their spot at the YVR Observation Deck

  Looking for a safe, fun and affordable place to watch Vancouver’s largest event and the world’s longest-running offshore fireworks competition? The YVR Observation Deck is the perfect spot for families or groups who want to ensure they have a comfortable seat together to watch the fireworks in a safe environment. The YVR Observation deck features dedicated washroom…

Quini Launches Restaurant Industry’s First Integrated Wine Sales, Training and Customer Engagement Software Platform

QUINI SOMM™ Maximizes Wine Sales and Improves Efficiencies in Full Service Restaurants Quini (www.quiniwine.com), the leader in real-time wine tasting sensory data and technology solutions today announced QUINI SOMM™, the first and only integrated software platform designed to maximize wine sales, standardize staff knowledge and unify and enhance customer experience in the full service restaurant industry…

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening June 24 – June 30

  Jazz Fest is coming to Robson Square!   Alchemy Theatre and The Columbia presents   Vancouver TheatreSports™ League Serves Up Killer Cocktails to Accompany a Killer Comedy   Billy Elliot Will Bring You to Tears – and Fill You with Joy   THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR JOINS THE 27TH SEASON OF BARD ON…

Experience the Art of Liquidity Wines in the Heart of Wine Country™ Photo contest, artist lecture series and special commissions at the winery this summer

Take a trip to the heart of Okanagan Falls this summer for an immersive art experience at the award-winning Liquidity Wines. Recently awarded the prestigious Chardonnay du Monde silver medal prize in France for its world-class 2013 vintage Chardonnay, Liquidity Wines is based on the three pillars of art, wine and food. From free artist lectures…

From the Vine to the Glass – Tinhorn Creek Offers New Tours and Tastings

  Get immersed in the winemaking process and explore the vineyard Experience a new side of Tinhorn Creek Vineyards this summer with private tour and tasting options that offer a unique opportunity to sample top tier Oldfield Series wines in a private winery setting. Sip award-winning wines ‘behind the scenes’ while discovering innovative winemaking techniques…

COOK ITALY TOURS

Recently I had the opportunity to taste the wonderful culinary skills of Chef Dana Reinhardt at a preview of her next Cook Italy culinary tour in Tuscania. With special thanks to Chef Dana, look for the recipe for Pea Panna Cotta which will be featured on our next #TasteofThursday on MyVanCity.ca. It would be wonderful…

The Patio at Aura Restaurant – the place to be this summer season

  Nita Lake Lodge unveils new lakeside patio with long table dinner on June 24 Perfectly framed by mountain vistas and flanked by picture-perfect Nita Lake, Aura Restaurant at Nita Lake Lodge debuts a new two-tier, 80 seat patio for the summer season, showcasing its enviable lakeside location, open for dinner this evening and throughout…

#FridayFavourites – some great ideas for June 3 – 9

  Lucky’s Doughnuts Packs A Punch on  National Doughnut Day: Friday, June 3   Wine Dinner – at Latab, featuring BC Wines, Lock & Worth, Nichol   Cien Boutique pop – up shop Saturday June 4 at OPUS Hotel Lounge   BEACH BAY CAFÉ KNOWS HOW TO PARTY: ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION INTRODUCES DAILY BRUNCH, SPECIAL…

SUMMER TURNS BIG WHITE INTO AN ADVENTURE  PLAYGROUND FOR ALL AGES

  Enjoy an active summer with hiking and biking, food festivals and music on the mountain. Big White signals the start of summer on July 1 with the opening of its hiking trails and a season of festivities, from musical events to culinary celebrations, which continues until Labour Day Monday on September 5. “Big White’s 2016…