Rah Rah for Riesling

  When you order, ‘a glass of white wine’, chances are you’ll be served a chardonnay, as these days, it tends to be synonymous with white wine. However, there was a time, before the late 1970’s when Riesling was THE white wine. And for good reason: Riesling tends to pair with a wide variety of…

Celebrate Spring at the Osoyoos Oyster Festival, April 19-23

  Sixth annual festival dishes up delectable oysters, remarkable craft beers, memorable wines, and the joy of winter’s end The sixth annual Osoyoos Oyster Festival returns to the South Okanagan, April 19-23. The festival offers the perfect opportunity to dive into spring with outstanding dining experiences, tastings of oysters from around the world, and glasses…

Wednesday Wine Reviews

2015 Cliffhanger Red Moraine Penticton, BC $17.50 This is a blend of Merlot and Malbec. Garnet red with medium-deep intensity. Bright red berries, red currants, strawberry jam, brambles along with hints of earth and spice. Good balance. The bright fruit carries through onto the palate followed by a medium finish. Serve with a T-bone steak,…

Announcing Terrafina at Hester Creek by RauDZ

  RauDZ Creative Concepts Ltd. Is proud to welcome one of the South Okanagan’s most celebrated wine country restaurants, Terrafina at Hester Creek into it’s family of restaurants and bars. Terrafina is a gorgeous Tuscan style restaurant nestled amongst the vines of Hester Creek Estate Winery in Oliver. This unique vineyard dining experience provides the…

The Launch of The Granola Girl Foundation

The Event Are you a Vancouver business owner? Come join other local entrepreneurs for the networking event Good In The Hood, hosted by Serendipity Tea Party. In addition to networking, the inaugural fundraiser to launch the Granola Girl Foundation will be taking place! The Granola Girl Foundation is a fundraising platform to provide scholarships for kids to attend summer camps with…

France invites you to its table in Vancouver: March 21st 2017 #GoodFrance

  For the third consecutive year, over 2000 restaurants in 150 countries will participate in the Goût de/Good France event to celebrate French gastronomy. This event, orchestrated by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and chef Alain Ducasse, is inspired by Auguste Escoffier, who launched the “Dîners d’Épicure” (Epicurean Dinners) initiative in…

San Francisco’s Alonzo King LINES Ballet & Japan’s Dairakudakan to Headline 2017 Vancouver International Dance Festival

  Internationally Acclaimed Artists Return to Vancouver for Anticipated Annual Event of Diverse Dance Performances, Workshops, and Public Education. Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) kicks off its 17th year of connecting Vancouver audiences with the power and breadth of contemporary dance in a four-week line-up that showcases world-renowned artists from the United States, Japan, and…

Exclusive Six-Course Feast Melds McGee’s Classic French Bistro Fare With Alvarez’s Signature Progressive Latin Cuisine, Includes Wine and Cocktail Pairings

  CULINARY CROSSROADS: AU COMPTOIR EXECUTIVE CHEF DAN MCGEE WELCOMES CACAO’S JEFFERSON ALVAREZ FOR COLLABORATIVE CHEFS’ DINNER, MARCH 28   Au Comptoir’s classic French bistro fare gets a Latin-inspired lift when Executive Chef Dan McGee joins forces with Cacao Chef/Owner Jefferson Alvarez for a one-night-only collaborative culinary experience at the acclaimed Kitsilano brasserie on Tuesday,…

The Chan Centre presents Max Raabe & Palast Orchester, Germany’s Legendary Singer and his Virtuoso Band

   With unmistakable charisma and vintage style, Raabe will revive the music and elegance of the Golden Age of Berlin in the 1920s   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC presents the Vancouver premiere of Germany’s iconic vocalist Max Raabe and his brilliant,12-piece Palast Orchester on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 7pm…

Z Gallery Arts presents Henni Alftan’s First North American Solo Exhibition: – Shadows in the Mirror –

    Toying with perception, Finnish artist’s oil-on-canvas collection offers alluring, poetic lexicon of the everyday   Z Gallery Arts presents Finland-born artist Henni Alftan’s first North American solo exhibition, Shadows in the Mirror, on display from April 6 – May 8, 2017. This exclusive collection of 15 original, oil-on-canvas works explores the mimetic relation of…

Spring Lunch 2017 Help Girls Spread their Wings

Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland Spring Lunch 2017 Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 11 AM to 1:30 PM at Vancouver Convention Center’s West Building Level II Ocean Foyer with Spectacular North Shore and Harbourfront Views featuring 200 of Vancouver’s Engaged Business Community Champagne Cocktail Reception and Three-Course Lunch Personal Impact Story Testimonial and Distinguished Keynote Speaker,…

ALL YOU NEED IS LIÈGE: CAFÉ MEDINA REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO NON-PROFIT CHARITY PROGRAM MEALSHARE AS PART OF 2017 INTERNATIONAL WAFFLE DAY 

  On March 25, Café Medina Will Feature Signature Belgian Liège Waffles as a Mealshare Menu Item, Allowing Guests To ‘Buy a Meal, Give a Meal’ To Local Youth in Need  Café Medina owner Robbie Kane is inviting the restaurant’s loyal fans, friends and family to come together and support the local community and a…

#TasteofThursday Pan-Roasted BC Scallops recipe courtesy of Cookbook author Jennifer Schell

  Pan-Roasted BC Scallops with Braised Radish, Sweet Corn & Cavolo Nero     Nav Dhillon Old Vines Restaurant at Quail’s Gate Gamily Estate Winery Born and raised in Vernon, Nav Dhillon cut her culinary teeth at the helm of some internationally acclaimed restaurants, starting with Gordon Ramsay’s Maze in Melbourne, Australia. Upon her return…

CURRYING FAVOUR: HERITAGE ASIAN EATERY CHEF, CO-OWNER FELIX ZHOU CLAIMS PEOPLES’, JUDGES’ CHOICE AWARDS AT 4th ANNUAL CURRY CUP COMPETITION

   Zhou’s Yarrow Meadows Duck Curry With Potato Rösti Turns Heads, Tempts Palates   Heritage Asian Eatery Chef and Co-owner Felix Zhou truly curried the favour of all involved at the 2017 edition of the annual Curry Cup competition at Heritage Hall last night, winning both the Peoples’ and Judges’ Choice Awards with a Yarrow…

BC Wine Chat Walk-About

Taking advantage of the fact that Vancouver was teeming with winery owners and winemakers, the BC Wine Appreciation Society held it’s own mini wine festival. It was scheduled to coincide with the weekly Wednesday night #BCWineChat that takes place on Twitter. BC Wine Chat is the brainchild of Tinhorn Creek owner Sandra Oldfield. Each week,…