#FridayFavourites – what’s happening November 4 – 11

  Jonny Staub from Virgin Radio and TDIAO welcome 60 dogs from California – to be rescued November 6th by pre-approved families.   FlyOver Canada Flight Ride Experience   SPARKLE AND SHINE: L’ABATTOIR BRIGHTENS UP WEEKENDS THIS FALL BY INTRODUCING BUBBLES AT BRUNCH   SWINE MEETS WINE: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR EXTENDS SUNDAY SUPPER…

Friday Favourites – what’s happening this week October 21 – 28

  Last of the summer markets – Vancouver Farmers Markets   Holy Guacamole! Avocados from Mexico partners with the Canucks   Cider Tap Takeover happening at The Cascade Room   Spinal Chord! A partnership fundraiser between Vancouver Cantata Singers & ICORD (International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries)   ChopStick Festival 2016   Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria cures…

Magnolia Hotel & Spa shines in the Condé Nast Traveler 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards 

#2 Top Hotels in Canada (excluding Vancouver) Victoria’s leading boutique hotel continues to triumph in 2016’s annual international travel awards, this time securing the position of #2 hotel in Canada (excluding Vancouver) in the 29th annual Conde Nast Traveler 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards with a score of 95.93. Moving up from #4 position in the 2015 awards…

“TALKING TURKEY” DAY AT TULALIP RESORT CASINO 

  The Culinary Team is Whipping Up Thanksgiving Madness Throughout The Resort Thanksgiving Day celebrations are abundant this year for the whole family at Tulalip Resort Casino. The esteemed culinary team at Tulalip are whipping up turkey madness for November 24. Below are highlights of the featured feasts from around the Resort, such as relaxed-casual…

AMERICAN AIRLINES ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE 75TH PEARL HARBOR COMMEMORATION FLIGHT FOR SURVIVORS 

  American Airlines, the world’s largest airline, is sponsoring a historic 75th Pearl Harbor Commemoration Flight.  This exclusive roundtrip airbus charter from Los Angeles, California to Honolulu, Hawai‘i will depart at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2016, and land at 12:30 p.m. local Hawai‘i time.  The flight will host approximately 120 Pearl Harbor survivors,…

#FridayFavourites – what’s on this blustery week ahead Oct 14 – 21

    Taste of Yaletown event brings a fresh approach with Sharing & Pairing menu    Make a SPLASH at Arts Umbrella’s 34th Art Auction   FARMERS MARKETS FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT LOW INCOME FAMILIES IN VANCOUVER   CHAMPAGNE WISHES, CAVIAR DREAMS: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR HOSTS EXCLUSIVE TAITTINGER DINNER OCT. 18   Getting Ready For ChopStick…

Trade your Commute for Cabernet this Harvest Season

British Columbia Wine Institute Launches Wine and Culinary Tourism Campaign The British Columbia Wine Institute launches its wine and culinary tourism campaign, BC Wine Country: Your Urban Escape, this fall to inspire British Columbia, Alberta and Washington travelers to visit BC’s wine regions this harvest season. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Destination British Columbia’s…

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening October 7 – 14

  Dames Wine – Les Dames d’Escoffier BC Chapter   Celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at Dockside Restaurant   GLOWBAL’S Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet   WESTERN CANADA’S MOST POPULAR HALLOWEEN EVENT RETURNS   LEGENDS OF THE FALL: THOMAS HAAS UNVEILS SIGNATURE CREATIONS TO USHER IN AUTUMN   Reminder: EAT! Vancouver Is Back!   #MarketMonday vendor PASTICHE…

ONE TO WATCH Lukas Gurtner promoted to Executive Chef at British Columbia’s Relais & Châteaux Sonora Resort

    Sonora Resort, one of Canada’s top wilderness luxury destinations, has a new executive chef leading its talented kitchen team. Vancouver Island native Lukas Gurtner served as sous chef at the award-winning Relais & Châteaux property for the past five years and has a passion for harvesting the local bounty of the Pacific Northwest…

Rearview Mirror glimpse at 13th Naramata Tailgate Party

  Number 13 proved lucky for the Naramata Tailgate Party as tickets sold out in record time and autumn weather cooperated to facilitate another spectacular edition. While the wind whipped up at the beginning, it settled into a gorgeous evening for the not-to-be-missed al fresco event. That’s more than a hint to check http://naramatabench.com/ regularly…

Wines of British Columbia Launch New Seasonal Campaign Explore BC VQA Wine

  The British Columbia Wine Institute (BCWI) is launching its new Explore BC VQA Wine campaign to encourage wine consumers to experience BC’s premium wine touring regions, support local Wines of British Columbia year-round, and enter for an opportunity to win one of three seasonal BC VQA Wine tour experiences. “We are very excited to be…

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening September 16 – 23

  Garagiste North Artisan Wine Festival September 18, 2016   VANCOUVER URBAN WINERY PRESENTS SUNDAY SCHOOL: THE #800 SERIES     NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF SIMON BOUCHARD JOINS THE TEAM AT LIQUIDITY BISTRO   Taking orders now: TURKEY TIME: RAILTOWN CATERING ANNOUNCES RETURN OF POPULAR THANKSGIVING TO-GO PACKAGE   SALT OF THE EARTH: THE SALTED VINE…

NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF SIMON BOUCHARD JOINS THE TEAM AT LIQUIDITY BISTRO

  Experienced wine country chef heads up award-winning winery restaurant in Okanagan Falls   Fall brings fresh new ingredients and a new face to the kitchen team at Liquidity Bistro. Executive Chef Simon Bouchard has an experienced approach to wine country cuisine, with a background that includes roles as catering chef at Mission Hill Winery,…

Taste Washington Reaches 20-Year Milestone in 2017

Enter to win Alaska Airlines VIP Taste Washington Sweepstakes for popular epicurean tastings, tours and parties. Taste Washington, Seattle’s premier wine and food festival, celebrates its 20th anniversary March 23-26, 2017. Individual tickets to the festival go on sale December 1, 2016 at www.tastewashington.org. The signature event had a record-breaking year in 2016, drawing more…

Fall in love with Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country at the Wine Capital Festival Weekend October 1 & 2, 2016

  Summer lasts longer in the Okanagan and it’s always wine o’clock in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country. Festivities continue this fall with the Wine Capital Festival Weekend on October 1 and 2, 2016. Harvest time is still sunny season for BC’s wine country and three exciting outdoor events celebrate the region’s grapes with feasts, festivals…