Mother’s Day Sunday, May 11

Cibo Trattoria invites you to celebrate the love and gratitude you have for your mom with a special Solo per te… (“Just for you…”) brunch and tasting menu   This Mother’s Day, Cibo Trattoria will mark the special occasion with Solo per te… (“Just for you…”) brunch and dinner celebrations that include complimentary flowers for all Moms in attendance.From 7 a.m. –…

A Mother’s Day Treat at La Pentola della Quercia

La Pentola della Quercia’s new brunch menu has officially launched and it’s just in time for Mother’s Day! Join La Pentola for Mother’s Day on Sunday May 11th for a memorable brunch from award-winning Chef Lucais Syme. Enjoy one of the many signature brunch items including pancetta and porcini mushroom eggs benny and pancakes with maple syrup ice cream. As a special Mother’s Day treat, all moms will be served a complimentary mimosa…

Quails’ Gate Winery awards

Once again British Columbia’s Quails’ Gate Winery has earned international accolades for its world-class wines. At the recent Pacific Rim Wine Competition, three of the winery’s varietals earned Gold medals while two also received the distinction of Best in Class.   Awarded Best in Class & Gold Quails’ Gate 2012 Chenin Blanc·      …

Collector Car Show & Auction June 21-22

SHOW OFF YOUR VINTAGE RIDE AT NO COST AT THE  VANCOUVER COLLECTOR CAR SHOW & AUCTION, JUNE 21 + 22 Calling all car clubs, vintage collectors, and all-around auto enthusiasts: shine up your ride and show it off at the second annual Vancouver Collector Car Show & Auction. Taking placeJune 21 + 22, 2014 at the PNE Fairgrounds,…

“Ride with a Winemaker” Cycling Tour May 23-24

Olympian Kelsey Serwa & other Okanagan Winemakers join the “Ride with a Winemaker” Cycling Tour of the South Okanagan May 23-24 weekend, based out of Black Hills Estate Winery The organizers of the “Ride with a Winemaker” Cycling weekend are pleased to announce that Kelsey Serwa, the Silver Medal winner in the Sochi Olympics Ladies Skier-cross,…

A California Conundrum Worth Tasting

Last week in Vancouver was the California Wine Fair, which comes every year at this time, with proceeds to support the Arts Club Theatre Company.  It is always interesting to try the big California Cabernets and Chardonnays that they are famous for, but there are also Pinot Noir, sparkling wines, and blends that should not…

Vancouver Fan Expo

There is nothing quite as wonderful as seeing grown adults let loose and act like children, and this week there was no better place to do so than the Vancouver FanExpo. An annual event for fans of horror, anime, video games and more. Boasting guest like Tony Moore, Bruce Campbell and Peter S. Beagle there…

Vancouver Foodster Creme Brulee Challenge Award Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster Creme Brulee Challenge was a huge success featuring 9 creme brulee creations from restaurants around Vancouver and Richmond. Each restaurant featured their creme brulee from April 11-30, 2014. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous…

Tasting Plates – Main Street Edition May 14

Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in the Main Street neighborhood from Broadway to 28th Avenue This evening tasting extravaganza goes from 6pm until 9:30 pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different…

Tasting Plates – Gastown Edition a review

Thanks to the Vancouver Foodster Gastown event I have a few new favourite spots. Sign in was at Catch 122 located at 122 W. Hastings, and what a great place to start. This restaurant was beautiful and so was it’s food. The pressed confit pork shoulder they served may have been the tastiest thing I’ve…

Intrigue Wines

Tucked in off Goldie Road in Winfield, just north of Kelowna, is one of the more recent Scenic Sip wineries.  In 2008, Roger Wong, his wife Jillian and another couple, Ross and Geri Davis, opened the winery. Roger is a noted winemaker, having worked previously at Gray Monk and at the former Pinot Reach (now…

The Taste of Travel May 17th

The BC Association of Travel Writers is proud to announce the lineup of speakers for their 2014 Symposium, The Taste of Travel, on May 17th at the River Rock Casino Resort. Details are at: http://bcatw.org/bcatw2014/ Our keynote speaker is Lauren Mowery, a wine, coffee, and tea writer from New York City who contributes to the Village Voice in a wine…

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…