Toast to the New Year at Tableau Bar Bistro

   A three-course traditional French menu with a twist On Sunday, December 31, Tableau Bar Bistro will offer a special three-course dinner menu with suggested wine pairings for each dish. Created by Executive Chef Tret Jordan and Head Chef Dan Vichitthavong, the first course, plats principaux and dessert features will showcase fresh West Coast ingredients…

MEILLEURS VŒUX: AU COMPTOIR COUNTS DOWN TO 2018 WITH NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER SERVICE

    Raise a Glass, Turn the Calendar Courtesy of Chef Daniel McGee’s Signature Paris-by-way-of-West-Coast Cuisine   Acclaimed Kitsilano brasserie Au Comptoir is inviting guests to bid ‘au revoir’ to 2017 and join them in raising a glass to the new year in fine style by taking part in a four-course French-inspired New Year’s Eve…

Spread Some Holiday Cheer With Beer 

  Vancouver Craft Beer Week Releases Super Early Bird Tickets Priced For Gift-Giving    Vancouver Craft Beer Week (VCBW) is spreading holiday cheer by releasing a limited quantity of specially priced tickets for the highly anticipated 2018 festival. Featuring more than 100 craft breweries and cideries pouring over 300 beers and ciders, live music, food trucks,…

The Cascade Company Fundraiser JT’s Hot Buttered Rum Mix

  For the second consecutive year, The Cascade Company is organizing a spirited fundraiser throughout December, with partial proceeds from the sale of JT’s Hot Buttered Rum Mix going to support the Fawkes Academy Parental Advisory Committee (Fawkes Academy provides individualized educational programs for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, other complex developmental disabilities,…

Gear up for Winter with Stay, Ski and Adventure Packages and a  Handy New Chat Feature at Four Seasons Whistler

  Winter arrived early at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler where the snow started falling in October. The village is abuzz with the locals boasting the best conditions for the earliest opening in the past two decades. With opening day in the books, this winter is gearing up to be one of epic proportions. The resort…

Get friends and family together for an early Christmas celebration at Dockside

  Turkey lunch and dinner offered December 22nd-24th to make holiday planning easier   Organizing a Christmas feast seems to get more complicated with every passing year. Multiple groups of family and friends combined with conflicting travel schedules often make getting everyone together for the holiday meal impossible.   This year, Dockside Restaurant is offering…

Get dreaming ‘bout a weird Christmas

Weirdos Holiday Market, Dec. 16 + 17, caters to shoppers who treasure unconventional gift-giving     Surprise and delight your nearest and dearest this holiday season with items that were absolutely not on their list — because they never even knew they existed. The inaugural Weirdos Holiday Market takes place at Betamax Art Studios, 2244…

Early Music Vancouver Brings Holiday Warmth with Beloved Annual Festive Cantatas: Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat

Monica Huggett Leads All-Female Ensemble of Baroque Specialists, Giving Audiences the Chance to Hear These Works As They Were Originally Conceived Early Music Vancouver (EMV) is proud to present Festive Cantatas: Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat on December 23, 2017 at 7:30pm at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. For this year’s edition of the…

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – The View Winery

  We absolutely love the wines from The View Winery. Why are we so taken with the extensive line up of wines and Wards ciders from The View? What sets them apart from other Okanagan wines and ciders? Every bottle or can is filled with personality. Just like owner Jennifer Molgat the inspiration, perspiration, incentive, ambition…

Nita Lake Lodge welcomes Executive Chef James Olberg to open the new Aura Restaurant 

Fresh new menus will complement exciting restaurant re-design this winter season Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler’s only lakeside boutique hotel, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Executive Chef James Olberg. Olberg brings a strong knowledge of French techniques and a deep love of West Coast ingredients, combining a respect for traditional cooking methods with modern…

PRIME TIME Miku to launch new signature aburi experience with Aburi Prime

  When Aburi Restaurants’ Miku (70-200 Granville Street) first introduced its aburi “flame-seared” technique to Vancouver in 2008, guests were curious and became enamoured with the new sushi concept through word-of-mouth. Now, aburi is a word synonymous with Miku, and aburi oshi “pressed” sushi is a ubiquitous part of Vancouver’s Japanese restaurant scene. On December…

Our #FavouriteThings Gift Suggestions – The Okanagan Table Cookbook by Chef Rod Butters

  With special thanks to Chef Rod Butters who has kindly provided a selection of his restaurant’s favourite recipes that are featured in his Cookbook The Okanagan Table. Highly in demand and another of our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions.   Braised Beets and Crumbled Chèvre   serves 4 Whether slow roasted in an oven to…

Christmas Queen 4 – Secret Santa Continues a Beloved (and Hilarous) Holiday Tradition

  Forget the piped-in carols, Santa hats and Christmas decorations. For me, the holiday season doesn’t start until Her Royal Meanness, the blue-haired, buxom Christmas Queen makes her appearance on the Vancouver TheatreSports™ stage. For the past three years the Royal we all love to hate has done her best to ruin Christmas for everyone – and…

CIBO TRATTORIA, UVA WINE & COCKTAIL BAR TO HOST SERIES OF HOLIDAY DINNERS, NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATIONS 

Downtown Hotspots Unwrap the Best of the Festive Season With ‘Feast of Seven Fishes’, New Year’s Dinner at Cibo and Alice-in-Wonderland-themed Party at UVA on December 31    Cibo Trattoria and UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar will get guests into the festive spirit and flip the calendar to 2018 in fine style by hosting a series…

Blue Grouse Estate Winery ends 2017 with a new look

  The winery’s new website truly captures the Vancouver Island wine experience Over the past five years, a lot has changed at Blue Grouse Estate Winery, and they are celebrating these changes with a new web look. Since the Brunner family purchased one of Cowichan Valley’s oldest estate vineyards and winery in 2012, they have given the…

Bring On Tomorrow Co. and Kay Meek Centre Warm Up the Winter Season with Little Women

   Louisa May Alcott’s Heartfelt Tale of Four Sisters Inspires Anew  in Beloved Musical Adaption for Families of All Ages   Bring On Tomorrow Co. (BOTCo) and Kay Meek Centre offer a performance as cozy as a hearth fire for the holidays: Little Women, the musical adaption of Louisa May Alcott’s tale of four sisters, running…

CULINARY COUNTDOWN: RING IN 2018 WITH EXCLUSIVE NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS AT FARMER’S APPRENTICE AND SISTER WINE BAR GRAPES & SODA

South Granville Establishments Invite Revelers to Turn the Calendar with Celebratory Dining Experiences Featuring Multi-Course Farm-to-Table Menus, Wine Pairings   Acclaimed locavore chef David Gunawan and his team at Farmer’s Apprentice and sister wine bar Grapes & Soda are ushering in the new year in inimitable farm-to-table fashion by hosting exclusive dinner services at both South Granville…