Spring Patio tasting at Dockside Restaurant = great finds

Recently my fellow wine loving companion and I had the opportunity to join the throng of lucky souls who attended the Dockside Restaurant Spring Patio Tasting. This tasting event is so popular the limited number of tickets sell out quickly. Dockside Restaurant and Coal Harbour Liquor Store  host the annual Spring Patio Tasting on the…

Bucolic Blackwood Lane Winery

Nestled atop a quaint knoll in the bucolic south Langley, just two stone throws from the US border is Blackwood Lane Winery. Unknown to many in the Lower Mainland, this winery opened its doors in 2007 and soon garnered critical acclaim for producing wines of the highest quality. Their 2007 Reference, a Bordeaux-styled blend has…

Take a Culinary Journey Through The Province with Hawksworth Restaurant’s New BC Journey Menu

Chef de Cuisine Quinton Bennett’s new illustrated menu  takes a tasteful trip across the province   Experience Hawksworth Restaurant’s new Spring Journey Menu and take a trip through BC from the comfort of the restaurant’s elegant and inviting dining space. Chef de Cuisine Quinton Bennett’s first tasting menu for the restaurant features seven delectable dishes of…

Summer Menu, Sunday Suppers and Picnic Packs

Westin Bayshore Vancouver’s locally-focused restaurant celebrates the best of the season   H2 Rotisserie & Bar at The Westin Bayshore Vancouver is a perfect complement to summer. Situated at the edge of Stanley Park, overlooking Coal Harbour and the North Shore mountains, its sunlit dining room and expansive garden patio are a dazzling showcase for our city’s…

2017 Quails’ Gate Lucy’s Block Rosé – the perfect pairing

From brunches to lunch – you’ll have the perfect pairing with the limited release 2017 Quails’ Gate Lucy’s Block Rosé. With only 550 cases produced, it’s available exclusively at the winery or their e-store. Sometimes you just want to make it a family affair. Waffles for the kids, maybe BC smoked salmon eggs bennie, or…

Whirlwind Okanagan Trip Wine Tasting Experiences – CheckMate Artisanal Winery

After a rather roundabout way of arriving in Oliver we were more than ready to enjoy a wine tasting experience at CheckMate Artisanal Winery‘s wine experience room – Installation a pop-up by Tom Kundig of Seattle based Olson Kundig a 2008 National Design Award in Architecture winner. The setting reflects the uniqueness of all that…

BUILDING COMMUNITY YEAR-ROUND: ‘SOURCED’ POP UP DINNERS RETURN

From June to September, The Paisley Notebook creator, Aman Dosanj is launching her second instalment of unique pop up dinner experiences aimed at bringing the local Okanagan community together. ‘Sourced’ is a pop up farm-to-table dinner series that is re-imagining what it means to eat with hyper-local dinners that tell one edible story at a…

Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria celebrates the season of social with fresh spring/summer menu

Neighbourhood pizzeria launches new seasonal dishes, cocktails, and proprietary beer & wine at all 30 locations nationwide today Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria is celebrating the season of social with the launch of its new spring/summer menu, available starting today. The new seasonal offerings include updates from both the kitchen and bar, as well as the expansion…

LIQUIDITY WINES WINS TRIO OF SILVER MEDALS IN WORLD’S FOREMOST WINE COMPETITIONS

Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wow judges at Decanter World Wine Awards  and International Wine & Spirit Competition The wine world is buzzing about Liquidity Wines thanks to the Okanagan winery’s recent wins in international competitions renowned for rigorous judging and strong submissions. The Decanter World Wine Awards and the International Wine & Spirit Competition are two of the industry’s…

Dine in one of the best restaurants in the Okanagan – Old Vines Restaurant at Quails’ Gate

Did you know Old Vines Restaurant is open year-round? Rated as one of the top 100 restaurants in Canada, Old Vines Restaurant offers the ultimate food and wine experience in a spectacular vineyard setting. Chef Roger Sleiman and his team create spectacular dishes made from the freshest local ingredients, providing guests with a true taste…

View Life through Rosé Coloured Glasses at Provence Marinaside and TWB-The Wine Bar

It is said that things look more positive when viewed through rose-coloured glasses. Joshua Carlson, Wine Director at Yaletown’s Provence Marinaside and TWB-The Wine Bar could not agree more, with one slight amendment – he looks through rosé-tinted glasses – make that wine glasses. This June Carlson, along with Provence/TWB owner and Executive Chef Jean-Francis…

Wines for Waves featuring Naramata Bench Wineries Association

We raised a toast to ocean conservation at Ocean Wise and Naramata Bench Wineries Association’s annual Wine for Waves on Friday, April 13 at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. Guests had a chance to get the first sips of Spring Wine Releases from Naramata Bench Wineries Association and taste delicious, sustainable seafood from Ocean Wise…

FAMILY TIES: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR CO-HOSTS ‘GENERATIONS WINE DINNER’ WITH SOUTH OKANAGAN’S BLUE MOUNTAIN VINEYARD AND CELLARS, JUNE 8

Event Pairs Boulevard’s West Coast-Inspired Cuisine with Portfolio of Current and Library Wines Presented by Blue Mountain Father-Daughter Duo Ian and Christie Mavety   Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Wine Director JP Potters will welcome a flagship family winery from the South Okanagan region when the restaurant co-hosts a ‘Generations Wine Dinner’ with Blue Mountain Vineyard and…

Okanagan Falls Spring Release

Fifteen. That’s how many wineries make up the Okanagan Falls Wineries Association. Look at this list: Blasted Church Blue Mountain Crescent Hill Kraze Legz Liquidity Meyer Family Vineyards Nighthawk Noble Ridge Painted Rock Pentage Play Estates See Ya Later Ranch Stag’s Hollow Synchromesh Wild Goose Without doubt, there are likely several of your favourite wineries…