The Emerald refreshes its retro feel for spring

  Revamp blasts new vitality into club’s vintage décor, modern cocktails and irresistible bites at The Emerald   The Emerald Supper Club and Cocktail Lounge is known for its deliciously old-school vibe. Recent refurbishments have injected new zest into this Chinatown destination, with its quirky ‘60s décor, authentically spirited cocktails and appetizing eats. “We’ve dedicated…

Spring has Arrived at Road 13 Vineyards

  Enjoy New Vintages, Extended Hours, an Early Start Wine Experience and Preview to Summer Fun    As spring descends upon  Road 13 Vineyard it’s an exciting time to celebrate our newly released vintages and, fingers crossed, the end of a long winter. The warmer weather brings the season for wine tripping, extended hours and most-importantly enjoying…

Blue Grouse Estate Winery offers Bed & Bottle retreat

  Grouse House now open for reservations Blue Grouse Estate Winery announces the much-anticipated opening of its Grouse House, an exclusive ‘Bed & Bottle’ retreat for wine lovers, exquisitely set within the heart of the historic estate vineyard. Located within minutes from the quaint seaside community of Cowichan Bay, and less than an hour from downtown Victoria,…

SABRINE, SUPREME: UVA & CIBO BAR MANAGER SABRINE DHALIWAL CROWNED BARTENDER OF THE YEAR AT 2017 VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

  Award-Winning International Bartending Talent Becomes Only Third Woman in 28-year History of Awards to Claim Prestigious Title of Best Behind the Pine UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar and Cibo Trattoria Bar Manager Sabrine Dhaliwal truly shook things up at the 28th annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards last night as she was singled out for the prestigious…

TRIPLE THREAT: L’ABATTOIR WINS TRIO OF AWARDS AT 2017 VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

 L’Abattoir’s Signature Modern French Cuisine Earns Restaurant Gold in ‘Best Gastown/Railtown’, Silver In ‘Best French’ Categories, and Sommelier of the Year for Lisa Haley at Prestigious Annual Awards   The L’Abattoir team has plenty of reasons to celebrate today after the Gastown hotspot won gold for Best Gastown/Railtown, silver for Best French, and Wine Director/Assistant General Manager Lisa Haley…

Speed Tasting with Play Estate Winery

  After visiting some local restaurants with samples of Play Estate wines, Donita Dyer, Territory Sales Manager at Empson Wines Canada, arranged an intimate impromptu gathering at Provence Marinaside with Play Estate General Manager and winemaker, Mohamed Awad. Play Estates, one of Penticton’s newest wineries, opened its doors just last summer. It is situated along…

Coming soon: the newly redesigned Cure Lounge at Nita Lake Lodge 

New craft cocktails offer a hint of what’s to come within the refreshed, rustic-chic space at Nita Lake Lodge On May 13, 2017, Nita Lake Lodge will unveil the re-designed Cure Lounge, continuing to anchor the award-winning property’s position at the helm of luxury Canadian resorts. Working with its unparalleled surroundings as Whistler’s only lakeside lodge,…

#Favourites…what’s happening in Vancouver and beyond

  EASTER FEASTING: RAILTOWN CATERING MAKES CELEBRATING EASY THIS APRIL WITH EXCLUSIVE EASTER TO-GO PACKAGE     EASTER SUNDAY, WEST COAST-STYLE: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR PRESENTS EXCLUSIVE BUFFET BRUNCH SERVICE ON APRIL 16   Celebrate a delicious Easter at Dockside’s Marketplace Brunch Buffet   #TasteofThursday Honey Glazed Bone-In Ham recipe   The top 5 romantic…

TWB-The Wine Bar & Provence Marinaside

  Pop the Cork on New Bubbly Program   What do Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label (France), La Marca Prosecco (Italy), Mas Fi Cava (Spain), LINI 910 ‘Lambrusca’ Lambrusco Rosso (Italy), Benjamin Bridge Method Traditional Brut (Nova Scotia) Zanatta ‘Fantasia’ Brut (Cowichan Valley BC) Louis Roederer Cristal 2009 (France) and all have in common? Well yes,…

#Favourites – our list of Things To Do In Vancouver and beyond…

  The Launch of The Granola Girl Foundation   Celebrate Craft Beer & Cider in Penticton at Okanagan Beer Week™ April 3 – 9, 2017   Etsell Family introduces ‘Siggy’ to the Fraser Valley   SPRINGTIME SWEETS: CHOCOLATIER THOMAS HAAS UNVEILS LATEST COLLECTION OF EASTER-THEMED CONFECTIONS   GET CHOCOLATE HOPPY    The Chan Centre presents…

Etsell Family introduces ‘Siggy’ to the Fraser Valley

Singletree Releases First Wines of 2016 Vintage What: Singletree Spring Release Where: Singletree Winery (5782 Mt. Lehman Road, Abbotsford) When: Saturday, April 8 (12-5:30pm) Cost: FREE and open to all. This will be the very first chance to sample and purchase the 2016 ‘Siggy’ (aka: the winery’s flagship Siegerrebe wine: floral, rich, flavourful), the 2016 Rosé (enticing, fresh,…

LOCAL WINERY DOG MAY LOSE NAMESAKE TO LOBLAWS? Comox Valley’s 40 Knots Winery battles with the Goliath 

40 Knots Vineyard & Estate Winery is in a David and Goliath battle with Loblaws Companies Limited.  Ziggy, their Vineyard whippet, is nicknamed after their estate grape Siegerrebe (zee-geh-RAY-buh), and owners Brenda Hetman-Craig and Layne Robert Craig named this wine in Ziggy’s honor. Their Ziggy wine was first introduced by 40 Knots in spring of…

EASTER SUNDAY, WEST COAST-STYLE: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR PRESENTS EXCLUSIVE BUFFET BRUNCH SERVICE ON APRIL 16

  Executive Chef Alex Chen to Prepare Easter Feast Featuring Classic Brunch Favourites, Charcuterie, Seafood Bar, Carving Stations and Kids’-Only Menu Including Take-Home Chocolate Bunny   Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar is extending an invitation for friends and family to gather together and celebrate Easter in true West Coast-style with a gourmet buffet brunch service on Sunday,…

Wines of British Columbia go to New York City for a Spectacular Celebration of BC Wine and Seafood

  The Wines of British Columbia and Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise have partnered to bring an exciting Canadian West Coast wine and culinary celebration to the James Beard House in New York on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.   Six wineries from two of British Columbia’s wine regions, the Okanagan Valley and Similkameen Valley, and acclaimed Executive Chef Ned Bell…