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…

LA STELLA SIP & SAVOUR

AN EXCLUSIVE WINE CLUB EVENT Friday, July 18th  |  3-6pm A complimentary afternoon of delectable Okanagan bites and wine held on our sun-drenched patio with views of Osoyoos Lake and our rolling vineyards.This is a Club member’s exclusive event, one of four (or more) events we hold for our most cherished wine enthusiast followers.Interested in joining…

Hawkers Market: Main Streat Food Party

Vancouver is known for a few major things like…food and expensive real estate. It never ceases to amaze me at how everyone in this city is obsessed about food and willing to try new and fun things. What is the Hawkers Market you ask? It’s an opportunity for local food entrepreneurs to introduce their businesses…

The legendary CLAUDE MONTANA

In 1976 the handsome #CLAUDEMONTANA hit the stage.  Without any fashion design schooling whatsoever, he took sexy #leathers, glamorous furs with a mix of #punk, the #NewYork and #London scene to create a line of clothes.  With such extreme fashion combinations he remarkably produced a look that changed fashion forever. His first show indicated how…