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…

CHEF JEREMY TAISEY REVEALS SUNDAY SUPPERS AT TULALIP BAY RESTAURANT

  Sustainable Menu Offerings to Occur Monthly at Tulalip Resort Casino Beginning Sunday, June 5th, Tulalip Bay Restaurant’s Chef Jeremy Taisey will take guests on a monthly local food tour using fresh, sustainable ingredients on the first Sunday of each month during 2016. The two-hour dinner will begin at 5:30 pm, and will be served…

Blue Grouse Welcomes the World to Vancouver Island

  Historic Cowichan Winery Holds Open House Sunday, May 29 When:  Sunday, May 29 from 12noon to 5pm Where:  Blue Grouse Estate Winery, 2182 Lakeside Road, Duncan, BC, V9L 6M3 What:  Blue Grouse Estate Winery’s Annual Public Open House     Details: •Free admission to the public, families are welcome •Meet the winemaker Bailey Williamson •Complimentary…