FULL HAAS: THOMAS HAAS CHOCOLATES AND PÂTISSERIE WINS INAUGURAL BEST BAKERY NOD AT 2017 VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

  Renowned Pâtissier’s Prestigious New Accolade Marks Five Straight Wins and 14th Overall Trophy Collected at the Annual Awards Ceremony Since 2001 Internationally-acclaimed pâtissier and chocolatier Thomas Haas continued his delicious winning tradition at the 28th edition of the annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards last night when his namesake cafés claimed the inaugural Best Bakery…

Vancouver Magazine awards Hawksworth Restaurant ‘Best Upscale’ for the sixth consecutive year

  28th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards Gold, Best Upscale Restaurant  Held yesterday at the Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver Magazine announced the results of their revered 2017 Annual Restaurant Awards. Hawksworth Restaurant is honoured to have received Gold in the category of ‘Best Upscale Dining’ for the 6th consecutive year. “[Hawksworth] continues to perfect a mélange of imaginative food, an…

TOPTABLE GROUP RECOGNIZED WITH MULTIPLE HONOURS AT 28TH ANNUAL VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

  Blue Water Cafe, CinCin Ristorante, Araxi Restaurant and Oyster Bar, and Bar Oso Win Awards of Excellence  Likened to the Oscars of the hospitality industry, the 28th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards saluted excellence and leadership in over 40 categories yesterday. A panel of 18 expert judges made the ‘Best of’ calls with the winners being…

STAR POWER: MICHELIN-STARRED CULINARY TALENT STEFAN HARTMANN JOINS THE TACOFINO FAMILY AS NEW REGIONAL EXECUTIVE CHEF

  Pedigreed Chef Joins Forces with Co-Founder Jason Sussman, Takes on New Menu Creation Duties and Mentorship Role for Young Cooks at Tacofino Kitchens Across BC A new star is set to shine on the line in Tacofino kitchens across BC when Michelin-starred international culinary talent Stefan Hartmann joins the family as Regional Executive Chef beginning…

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…

Canadian Concert Series brings the beats to Tinhorn Creek in 2017 

  Soulful sounds and indie rock royalty coming to the Tinhorn Creek vineyard amphitheater this summer   Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is pleased to announce the return of its Canadian Concert Series for 2017, with a highly anticipated line-up of soulful sounds and funky tunes from Canadian bands, including celebrated roots-rock-reggae band Big Sugar. Toast Canada’s top…

Vancouver Fringe Festival – Funny Music Weirdo

  Chase Padgett melds his two most popular performance skills—guitar showmanship and comedic hijinks—in his latest show, Funny Music Weirdo, April 20-22 as part of year-round Fringe offerings through the Fringe Presents and Theatre Wire, the theatresubscription focused on independent theatre. Chase first came to the attention of theatrelovers with 6 Guitars, winner of the 2013 Pick of the Fringe and the Georgia Straight Critics’ Choice Award—not…

George Littlechild’s “Warrior” Exhibit at Kimoto Gallery until April 29

  Aboriginal artist George Littlechild’s stunning new exhibit, “Warriors” opened last weekend at the Kimoto Gallery with a huge crowd of family, friends and art lovers in attendance. Breathtakingly vibrant images fill the walls, each painted in rich, joyful colours which elicit a visceral response from the viewer. Every one of the warriors has so…

SPIRITUAL ARTWORKS IN SPOTLIGHT AT THE (IN)FINITE EXHIBITION: A CELEBRATION OF THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ANGLICAN FOUNDATION OF CANADA

    (in)finite: spiritual conversations in cloth May 24 to June 4, 2017 Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, B.C.    Vancouver’s magnificent Christ Church Cathedral is set to showcase some truly inspirational works of art this spring. To mark the Anglican Foundation of Canada’s (AFC) diamond anniversary, the (in)finite: spiritual conversations in cloth exhibition explores the “finite limitations…

MOA Honours Cultural Significance of Written Word Transformed by Art in – Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia –

  Insightful Exhibition Also Considers the Place of Words & Writing in a Digital Age GIVEAWAY – We will be giving away two tickets for Saturday, May 13th (leave a comment on this post to win) a Rafflecopter giveaway The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC presents the perceptive and explorative new exhibition Traces of…

Arts Umbrella’s Expressions Theatre Festival Celebrates Young Artists’ Achievements with Courageous & Captivating Lineup

Arts Umbrella Showcase of burgeoning talent features beloved theatre favourites and a gripping world premiere    Arts Umbrella is proud to announce the 2017 Expressions Theatre Festival, an annual event celebrating the next generation of gifted young artists from the organization’s Pre-Professional Theatre Program, running May 18 to 27, 2017, at Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island. From the…

Coming soon: the newly redesigned Cure Lounge at Nita Lake Lodge 

New craft cocktails offer a hint of what’s to come within the refreshed, rustic-chic space at Nita Lake Lodge On May 13, 2017, Nita Lake Lodge will unveil the re-designed Cure Lounge, continuing to anchor the award-winning property’s position at the helm of luxury Canadian resorts. Working with its unparalleled surroundings as Whistler’s only lakeside lodge,…

REDPATCH at Studio 16 until April 16

  I had the honour of attending Hardline Productions world premiere of Raes Calvert and Sean Harris Oliver’s historical drama REDPATCH at Presentation House Theatre in North Vancouver last week. Marking the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917,  this moving production follows the story of a young Métis volunteer…

EGG-CITING DINING OPTIONS FOR EASTER SUNDAY AT TULALIP RESORT CASINO

  On April 16, Celebrate The Holiday With The Whole Family   The chef team at the Tulalip Resort Casino has hatched several egg-trodinary Easter Sunday dining options for the whole family. Guests can choose from the Resort’s signature Eagles Buffet, to dinner specials at the award-winning Blackfish Wild Salmon Grill, Tulalip Bay Restaurant, or…

AND MAIN MAKES THREE: NEWEST RAILTOWN CAFE TO OPEN AT 1691 MAIN ST. ON APRIL 17

   New Location Brings Railtown’s Trademark Menu of Gourmet Sandwiches, Pastries and Build-Your-Own Salad Bar to Vancouver’s Olympic Village Neighbourhood   Railtown Cafe will launch the latest stop on its expanding railroad map of counter-service restaurants with the debut of a new 25-seat licensed cafe located at 1691 Main Street in Vancouver’s Olympic Village neighbourhood on Monday, April 17. Open…