German Dim Sum Event at Cambie Kitchen May 10

Asian Foods Featured with German Wines in BC Liquor Stores this May   German wines will share the spotlight with Asian foods in BC Liquor Stores from May 6 to June 2, 2014. 60 stores will feature lively displays of a select 12 German wines, all pairing perfectly with the myriad flavours of Asian cuisines…

A project of the Steveston Community Society and Richmond Agricultural and Industrial Society

The Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market is gearing up for a sixth year starting on Sunday, May 4th, 2014, and will operate from 10:00am to 4:00pm the first and third Sundays each month through September. “We’ve got a great mix of vendors lined up for this year’s summer season including several new vendors along with returning customer favourites,”…

Mother’s Day Brunch at Miradoro Restaurant

Celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday May 11th with a special brunch at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards destination restaurant, Miradoro, recently honoured with a gold medal for Best Winery/Vineyard Dining in the 25th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Located amongst the stunning views of the South Okanagan Valley wine country, Mother’s Day at Miradoro is sure to be memorable with Chef Jeff Van…

Calabash Bistro to launch weekend brunch

Get your island food fix from sunup to sundown starting Saturday, May 10 Taste the Caribbean! Calabash Bistro, a vessel for quality Caribbean food, drink, music and art, will begin serving up Caribbean-style brunch to match its much-loved reggae vibe every weekend starting Saturday, May 10. Foodies will no longer have to curb their cravings and wait…

HAWKSWORTH YOUNG CHEF SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION 2014

Who is eligible to apply for the HAWKSWORTH Young Chef Scholarship 2014 Competition? 1. Young Canadian Chefs under the age of 28 2. Young Chefs who have Red Seal certification 3. Young Chefs who are working full-time with a professional kitchen It’s time to get going, only 10 days left to apply. Deadline May 5,…

Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Brings Home Gold at 25th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards Gold, Best Winery/Vineyard Dining Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek, British Columbia’s premier winery restaurant, was honoured with a gold medal for Best Winery/Vineyard Dining, for the third consecutive year at yesterday’s 25th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards.   Miradoro at Tinhorn…

Bond Spreads Tightening

It’s Time to Get Pre-approved! Are you thinking of buying or refinancing? Well, if you are it is time to get pre-approved and get a rate hold in place. The link below shows the current movement in the 5 year Canada Government Bond. As you can see the yield continues to rise which is causing…

Vancouver’s Best Upscale Restaurant 2014: Hawksworth Restaurant

25th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards   Gold, Best Upscale  Bronze, Best Downtown  Premier Crew, Denisa Johnova  Vancouver, BC (April 23rd, 2014) – The Hawksworth Restaurantteam was thrilled to take home the top award last night for Best Upscale Restaurant at the 25th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Holding on to the Best Upscale top spot for…

Earth Day and Earthsave Canada

April 22 is Earth Day. What better way to become more informed on the topic of planetary mindfulness than to talk about Earthsave Canada—our very own Vancouver-based registered charity! Earthsave International was originally created in the United States in 1988, and was founded by John Robbins, son of one half of the Baskin-Robbins ice cream empire. When it became…

California; Pasa Robles Wine Country

If you want a new kind of California wine adventure, then head to Pasa Robles wine country. With gently rolling hills dotted with oak trees, vineyards, olive groves and almond farms, this is a fantastic area to spend a few days exploring. The historic town of Pasa Robles is filled with great restaurants and shops…

Pasa Robles wine country

    If you want a new kind of California wine adventure, then head to Pasa Robles wine country;  With gently rolling hills dotted with oak trees, vineyards, olive groves and almond farms, this is a fantastic area to spend a few days exploring. The historic town of Pasa Robles is filled with great restaurants…

Help make Catfé happen in Vancouver!

What is Catfé? Catfé is one part cafe, one part foster home for cats, and all parts community gathering space for cat lovers in Vancouver in need of some quality kitty time. We’ll have a colony of adoptable cats living onsite, and will offer drinks and snacks, wifi access, a library of books and boardgames…

Bike the Blossoms Vancouver 2014

A wonderful Vancouver bicycle fun event for anyone. The tree lined streets with sidewalks and green boulevards make it a pleasure any time to bike ride around Vancouver’s neighbourhoods. When it is Vancouver Cherry blossom time, it is truly majestic. The pink and white blossoms canopy the streets, while the confetti like blossoms dance down…

Clos du Soleil Winery

Earlier this year, I was invited to a trade event at the Tap and Barrel in Coal Harbour, near the Vancouver Convention Centre.  The occasion was a release of Clos du Soleil wines.     Clos du Soleil is a small ten-acre winery located on Upper Bench Road in Keremeos, BC.  It was founded in…

Getaway to the Okanagan Spring Wine Festival

If you have some time available May 1st to the 11th, consider heading up to the Okanagan and taking in some of the amazing events happening there.  Whether you head to Osoyoos or Vernon or anywhere in-between (even Kamloops), you’re going to find lots to do with nearly two hundred planned events.  Over one hundred…

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Welcomes New Winemaker Andrew Windsor

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is pleased to introduce their new Winemaker Andrew Windsor. An experienced bon vivant and global traveller, Andrew brings a unique blend of passion and scientific knowledge to the winery.   Tinhorn Creek’s approach to winemaking has always been collaborative and Sandra Oldfield will continue this tradition by running the winery as CEO…