Cressey’s Revolving Door @ Meccanica

Cressey’s Revolving Door Infuses Community and Culture in Southeast False Creek Cressey Development Group today announces the launch of Revolving Door, an initiative aimed at cultivating a further sense of community and culture in the bourgeoning Southeast False Creek neighbourhood. With over 40 years experience of quality construction across BC, Cressey recognizes the importance of…

Tasting Plates YVR: Central Richmond Edition

After a long day at the office, there is nothing like a “miniature scavenger” to taste the delights of a few of Central Richmond’s hidden gems. This event was mainly situated between Westminster Highway and River Rock Casino. Not everyone knows this but Richmond is food central. Sure, there isn’t a large variety but some…

Slow Food Cycle Tour

  Slow food cycle tours are held all over North America and beyond. It is a movement to showcase and support where and how the local food is grown.   It’s a wonderful day to spend with a bicycle, friends or just to go by yourself. I went to the one in Greendale Chilliwack last…

Tasting Plates Lonsdale North Van Wednesday, July 23, 6pm – 9:30pm

Bring your friends, family or out of town visitors! Purchase tickets via Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/tasting-plates-lonsdale-north-van-tickets-11747857157 Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants from 1st to 15th on Lonsdale and area in North Vancouver. 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…

New Ownership at 40 Knots Vineyard & Estate Winery

Brenda Hetman-Craig and Layne Craig set to steer the winery to success. Brenda Hetman-Craig & Layne Craig take ownership of 40 Knots Winery. Sarah Silver Photo. The News There is something special in the air and change in the wind at 40 Knots Vineyard and Estate Winery. With the Strait of Georgia and the ferry…

Horizon’s Restaurant

  Perched atop Burnaby Mountain is Horizon’s Restaurant surrounded by scenic gardens and stunning views of Vancouver, the inlet and the North Shore mountains.  I was there recently to celebrate my son and daughter-in-law’s seventh wedding anniversary.  It was a beautiful warm summer evening and as we arrived a half hour early, we spent some…

The Art Affair

  The Art Affair II Boasts Local Talent At The Vancouver Club On July 11,The Art Affair hosted an exceptional evening of fine art, cocktails and live music at The Vancouver Club’s Grand Ballroom. Art lovers and enthusiasts were invited to enjoy an evening at one of Vancouver’s most exquisite venues to connect with local…

Wine Reviews from the Wine Teacher

  2012 Chardonnay Cedar Creek Kelowna, BC $17.95 Silver medal Tasted 2014 06 This Chardonnay has a small amount of Pinot Gris added to it. Lemon yellow in colour with medium-light intensity.  The nose shows aromas of tropical fruit, pineapple and a hint of banana. Good structure.  Eleven months of sur lees aging give it…

Introducing the 2013 Moscato d’Osoyoos and 2013 Leggiero Unoaked Chardonnay

THE PERFECT ACCOMPANIMENTS FOR PRIOR, DURING AND AFTER YOUR NEXT SEAFOOD MEAL   2013 Moscato D’Osoyoos $20.00 Inspired by the renowned Moscato d’Asti of the Piedmont region in Italy, the Moscato d’Osoyoos expresses an intense and complex array of aromatics displaying this grape’s true varietal expression. This light and merry sparkler bursts with aromatics of…

Vamos a North Vancouver!

  El Matador Spanish Tapas has just launched a tasty new promotion called “Botanas y Bebidas,” or “snacks and drinks.” Every week from Sunday to Thursday, guests will score $2 off all tapas and $1 off all drinks before 5PM and after 10PM. Why tapas? Conversation is king for owner Paul Mon-Kau, and social dining is central to all three of his restaurants: The…

Bard on the Beach 2014

  This is the 25th season for Bard on the Beach.  Anyone who has attended a play there knows what a marvelous venue it is.  This year’s offerings, which include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Equivocation and Cymbeline, run from June 11 until September 20th.     The back of the main stage is…

La Pentola Famiglia Supper Series

The How, What, Why, When and Where   What :: On Sunday July 27th, join La Pentola della Quercia at 6:00pm to dine alla famiglia style at a communal table with your neighbours and friends. Experience the Mediterranean as La Pentola takes you on a journey through Sicily with the July Famiglia Supper Series, hosted by Chef Lucais Syme…

A Quick Sangria Recipe for a Hot Summer Day

It’s summer time, hot, and hard to be productive.  Don’t you agree?  Sipping a nice refreshing Sangria on your patio would be a great way to spend the afternoon.  I recently went to Spain and enjoyed some Sangria at a restaurant there.  Back in Vancouver, the pitcher can be filled with slices of oranges, lemons,…

Letting Go

  “We need to let go of the brick walls that form a prison around our mind.”   This is something I read recently which led me to write this, as it’s something that seems to be coming up a lot lately in my everyday conversations; people appear to be so afraid of letting go…