BC Pinot Noir Celebration Brings 34 Top Pinot Producers Together With Five of Western Canada’s Best Chefs

  On August 19, 2017, the BC Pinot Noir Celebration returns with 34 top Pinot Noir producers coming together with five of Western Canada’s top chefs for an unforgettable evening of wine and food at Kaleden’s famed Linden Gardens. Now in its fourth year, the BC Pinot Noir Celebration (BCPNC) is bigger than ever before…

Wednesday Wine Reviews

2014 Pinot Noir Arrowleaf Lake Country, BC $17.90 This refreshing pinot noir is garnet red in colour with medium-light intensity. Bright cherry and raspberry on the nose with some earthy undertones. Medium-bodied with good balance and smooth ripe tannins. The flavours echo the nose and are followed by a medium-plus finish. Serve with salmon, chicken…

STUNNING MUSICAL LINE-UP TO APPEAR AT MISSION HILL’S SPECTACULAR OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATRE

  Mission Hill Presents Cowboy Junkies, Michael Bolton, Jewel and Chris Botti; Experience a Once in a Lifetime Musical Performance at Mission Hill’s Intimate 1,200 seat Outdoor Amphitheatre   The artists are larger than life, the venue is iconic and the concerts will be legendary. Mission Hill Family Estate is proud to announce the performers appearing…

L’ABATTOIR RELEASES TICKETS TO FIRST THREE DATES AT ‘NO. 1 GAOLER’S MEWS’, VANCOUVER’S MOST EXCLUSIVE DINING EXPERIENCE

  Tickets to the first three dinners at No. 1 Gaoler’s Mews — a world-class ‘restaurant-within-a-restaurant’ concept just announced by the acclaimed team behind Gastown hotspot L’Abattoir — have just been released. With the first three dates scheduled for May 19, June 23 and July 21, No. 1 Gaoler’s Mews offers a unique opportunity for culinary aficionados to…

Second annual festival toasts happy marriage of food and foodie cinema with weekend of tasty events

  Okanagan hails the delicious, delightful return of Devour! Osoyoos Food Film Festival, May 5 – 7 Rejoice – Devour! Osoyoos Food Film Fest returns to the South Okanagan, May 5 – 7. The festival’s menus and food-inspired films have been finalized, and Osoyoos’ hospitality pros are looking forward to playing host as food and…

Celebrate a Day at the Races with Granville Room’s Kentucky Derby Party

The Kentucky Derby is one of the great Spring parties and the newly-renovated Granville Room is celebrating the occasion with Kentucky-inspired bacchanal on Saturday, May 6th. This year marks the return of Donnelly Group’s Derby party to its original Granville Room home and, along with feature food and drink, there will be Best Dressed prizes,…

L’ABATTOIR ANNOUNCES ‘NO. 1 GAOLER’S MEWS’, VANCOUVER’S MOST EXCLUSIVE DINING EXPERIENCE

 ‘Restaurant-within-a-restaurant’ Concept Welcomes Eight Guests Per Month for Intimate Chef’s Table Dining Experience with Custom Décor, Printed Tickets, Keepsake Gifts and More Culinary aficionados will bear witness to an exclusive world-class dining experience this May when L’Abattoir co-owners, celebrated chef Lee Cooper and renowned restaurateur Paul Grunberg, unveil a brand-new chef’s-table-styled ‘restaurant-within-a-restaurant’ concept: No. 1…

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…