TOMATO FEST CELEBRATES SUMMER FLAVOURS

  It doesn’t matter whether you call them ‘tomatoes,’ ‘tomahtoes,’ ‘tomates’ or ‘pomodoro’ – everyone agrees that the tomato is the ultimate summer ingredient. Eaten fresh-picked out-of-hand, chopped into salsas and salads, juiced, roasted or sun-dried – there are almost as many ways to enjoy their flavourful goodness as there are heirloom varieties.   Provence…

Lobster Fest Returns to Provence in July

  Whether you prefer them steamed, grilled, boiled or sautéed, everyone can agree they love the sumptuous flavour of fresh lobster from Atlantic Canada. From July 4 to 31, Provence  Marinaside offers you the opportunity to enjoy Canadian lobster prepared with French flair at its annual Lobster Festival. Executive Chef Jean-Francis Quaglia and Chef de…

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…

#Favourites…what’s happening in Vancouver and beyond

  EASTER FEASTING: RAILTOWN CATERING MAKES CELEBRATING EASY THIS APRIL WITH EXCLUSIVE EASTER TO-GO PACKAGE     EASTER SUNDAY, WEST COAST-STYLE: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR PRESENTS EXCLUSIVE BUFFET BRUNCH SERVICE ON APRIL 16   Celebrate a delicious Easter at Dockside’s Marketplace Brunch Buffet   #TasteofThursday Honey Glazed Bone-In Ham recipe   The top 5 romantic…

SOMETHING’S FISHY AT PROVENCE THIS APRIL

  From April 1st through 30th, join Provence Marinaside as it celebrates its ninth annual Poisson d’Avril. In France, ‘Poisson d’Avril’ (April’s Fish) is a one day affair corresponding to our April Fool’s Day filled with whimsical pranks and games (background & history) . “Poisson d’Avril is an opportunity to welcome spring with a bit…

Taste of Yaletown event brings a fresh approach with Sharing & Pairing menu 

  YBIA announces 12th annual dining event and reveals participating restaurants    The Yaletown Business Improvement Association (YBIA) is excited to announce the 12th annual Taste of Yaletown (TOY), a two-week dining event showcasing unique dishes from 31 restaurants in the neighbourhood. This year’s popular dining event will run from October 13 – 27th, bringing…

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening October 7 – 14

  Dames Wine – Les Dames d’Escoffier BC Chapter   Celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at Dockside Restaurant   GLOWBAL’S Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet   WESTERN CANADA’S MOST POPULAR HALLOWEEN EVENT RETURNS   LEGENDS OF THE FALL: THOMAS HAAS UNVEILS SIGNATURE CREATIONS TO USHER IN AUTUMN   Reminder: EAT! Vancouver Is Back!   #MarketMonday vendor PASTICHE…

#FridayFavourites for September 30 – October 7

  Enjoy Hy’s Whistler’s best value of the year     Enjoy Dinner & A Film at Donnelly Group Pubs during VIFF   A TASTE OF TRADITION: HERITAGE ASIAN EATERY NOW OPEN IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER   Virtuous Pie, Vancouver’s new vegan pizza place   Dames Wine – Les Dames d’Escoffier BC Chapter…

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening September 23 to 30

  A SECOND MUSICAL BLOODBATH HAS NEVER BEEN MORE CATCHY   Pacific Theatre presents  A GOOD WAY OUT by Cara Norrish   The Chan Centre Launches its Exhilarating 2016/17 Season with Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue   Vancouver TheatreSports™ Presents Trump Card – Winner Takes All   Colin Mochrie, Canadian Comedy Icon, Returns to Vancouver for…

#FridayFavourites – what to do August 26 – September 2

  Long Awaited Opening of the New R&B Ale & Pizza House   Fall in love with food this autumn at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards   Vancouver’s Best Brunch is at Glowbal at TELUS Garden   THE FAIR AT THE PNE UNVEILS 2016 LINE UP  WITH ALL-NEW PROGRAMMING AND RETURNING FAVOURITES   Vancouver Latin American Film…

#FridayFavourites what’s happening August 19 to 26

  August 19 is World Humanitarian Day!   Singletree Welcomes the Harvest with Community Social Winery Celebrates Fraser Valley Friendships Old & New   Come and visit the Artisan Market at the New Westminster Anvil Centre   FARMERS MARKETS’ TOMATO FESTIVAL CELEBRATES UGLY SIDE OF THE LOVE APPLE THIS WEEKEND   Vancouver’s Best Brunch is at Glowbal…

#FridayFavourites what’s happening August 12 to 18

  Okanagan Feast of Fields Goes ‘Off the Grid’   The Cascade Room Presents the Main Street Cup Aug 16   BC BREWERIES GET CRAFTY FOR A CAUSE   ANCORA WATERFRONT DINING AND PATIO CELEBRATES ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH SPECIAL CHAMPAGNE MENU   Torafuku BURNING BRIGHT   Theatre Under the Stars Announces Week-Long Hold Over…

#FridayFavourites – what’s on August 5 to 11

  Truck Stop Concert Series Headliner riding #1 Billboard Country Chart Wave to Vancouver   BURRITO LIGHTS, BIG CITY: TACOFINO EXPANDS ITS BRAND ONCE AGAIN BY OPENING NEW COUNTER-SERVICE RESTAURANT AND BAR IN YALETOWN   Bench 1775 Winery   FOUR SEASONS HOTEL VANCOUVER AND YEW SEAFOOD + BAR WELCOME NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF   Tickets available now…

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening July 29 – August 4/5

  TOMATO TEMPTATIONS BECKON AT PROVENCE   Tickets available now: Okanagan Feast of Fields Goes ‘Off the Grid’   Book now to avoid disappointment: THINGS ARE GETTING WILD AT YEW THIS AUGUST   EAGLES BUFFET DEBUTS THEMED DINING NIGHTS   New Cocktail Hour Menu at the Keg   AWARD-WINNING LIQUIDITY WINES RELEASES  2014 PINOT RESERVES…

TOMATO TEMPTATIONS BECKON AT PROVENCE

It doesn’t matter whether you call them ‘tomatoes,’ ‘tomahtoes,’ ‘tomates’ or ‘pomodoro’ – everyone agrees that the tomato is the ultimate summer ingredient. Eaten fresh-picked out-of-hand, chopped into salsas and salads, juiced, roasted or sun-dried – there are almost as many ways to enjoy their flavourful goodness as there are heirloom varieties.   For the…

#FridayFavourites – what to do this weekend thru July 15

  The Deighton Cup 2016 GIVEAWAY   Lobster Fest Returns to Provence   Don’t Miss This Evocative Entertainment Experience!   Marquis Wines Supports Vancouver Youth Pride       BOILING POINT: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR ANNOUNCES SUMMER 2016 DATES FOR SUNDAY SEAFOOD BOIL SERIES   Gin & Meat Lovers Unite!   FRESH SHEET: ROYAL…