Chez Christophe wins four awards at the 2015 World Chocolate Masters Canadian Final

A VIRTUOSO CHOCOLATE PERFORMANCE  Burnaby’s Chez Christophe wins four awards at the 2015 World Chocolate Masters Canadian Final  Just recently, months of dedication, passion, and chocolate mastery was distilled into two days of competition at the 2015 World Chocolate Masters Canadian Final in Montréal, Quebec.  The theme was “inspiration from nature” and, first-timer Pastry Chef Christophe Bonzon … Read moreChez Christophe wins four awards at the 2015 World Chocolate Masters Canadian Final

Vancouver Foodster Meatball Challenge Award Winners 

The Vancouver Foodster Meatball Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver, Burnaby, Langley and Pitt Meadows.  Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from April 1-26, 2015. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout the challenge for their People’s Choice favourites. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners … Read moreVancouver Foodster Meatball Challenge Award Winners 

Summerhill Celebrates with Spot Prawns

Summerhill Supports Sustainable Seafood Join the Winery at the 9th Annual Spot Prawn Festival May 17 Summerhill Pyramid Winery, long known both for backing environmentally-progressive initiatives, as well as its unwavering support for local and artisanal foodservice providers, has been named the lone wine sponsor at the 9th Annual Spot Prawn Festival, on May 17, 2015, presented by … Read moreSummerhill Celebrates with Spot Prawns

Top Shelf at BC Distilled 2015

Top Shelf at BC Distilled   The Results are in for the 2015 BC Distilled Best of Show  On Saturday, April 18, over 600 local spirits enthusiasts sampled their way through the province’s finest offerings at BC Distilled, British Columbia’s premier micro-distillery festival. With two sold out public events, fourteen unique vendors to the previous year and a pop-up Legacy Liquor … Read moreTop Shelf at BC Distilled 2015

Cannery Brewing Launches Stumbling Goat Maibock

Beware of Stumbling Goats! In Germany, Maibocks are traditionally consumed in the lusty month of May. This May, reach for the newest Maibock to hit the rocks from Penticton’s Cannery Brewing. Aptly named the Stumbling Goat, this dry-hopped Maibock, is the latest limited release beer in the Artisan Creations series from Cannery Brewing. Ian Dyck, … Read moreCannery Brewing Launches Stumbling Goat Maibock

 Blueprint Expands Colony Bar to New Main Street Location

Neighbourhood bar will offer welcoming, comfortable vibe for Main Street locals Blueprint is proud to announce the opening of the company’s second Colony Bar, at 2904 Main Street. Expanding off the beloved Kitsilano location, Colony Main Street will open its doors with the same loyalty to giving Main Street locals a true neighbourhood spot to … Read more Blueprint Expands Colony Bar to New Main Street Location

Between Two Buns: Gyoza Bar unwraps new Bao Boards for dinner

BETWEEN TWO BUNS Gyoza Bar unwraps new Bao Boards for dinner Guests can soon wrap, fill, and indulge in pockets full of flavour as Gyoza Bar (622 West Pender Street) introduces a new concept to its existing gyoza dinner menu, shareable Bao Boards paired with a selection of wines on tap, starting April 23, 2015. “The Bao … Read moreBetween Two Buns: Gyoza Bar unwraps new Bao Boards for dinner

Top 10 Flavours at EAT! Vancouver at BC Place, May 1-3

SIP, SAMPLE AND SAVOUR THE TOP 10 FLAVOURS OF THE 13TH ANNUAL EAT! VANCOUVER AT BC PLACE SHOWCASE Weekend Highlights Include Celebrity Chef Stage, Intimate VIP Experiences, Talk & Taste Master Classes and Floor-Wide Food-and-Beverage Pairings With hundreds of restaurants, artisans and exhibitors all coming together under one roof, the 13th annual EAT! Vancouver at BC Place showcase taking place May … Read moreTop 10 Flavours at EAT! Vancouver at BC Place, May 1-3

Avocados From Mexico, a healthy alternative to spring into spring!

Follow Avocados From Mexico on their new Canadian platforms Avocados From Mexico is kicking off spring with a bang by launching a major detox initiative among Canadians, as well as their new bilingual digital platforms. Since Canadian winters are known to be harsh, Avocados From Mexico leveraged humor and energy to reinvigorate foodies and active … Read moreAvocados From Mexico, a healthy alternative to spring into spring!

Macarons for Mother & more news from L’Epicerie Gourmande

Special Macarons honour Maman Our special Maman Macarons will be ready in time for Mother’s Day. Available May 8 – 11, decorated with a heart, these ‘pretty in pink’ vanilla macarons are available singly for $2.60 or a dozen gift-boxed for $30. Your mother will appreciate her own special sweet treat. Flavoured Syrups ad ‘Je ne sais quoi’ … Read moreMacarons for Mother & more news from L’Epicerie Gourmande

Hawksworth Restaurant Awarded Best Upscale Restaurant For Fourth Consecutive Year

  26th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards   Gold, Best Upscale Restaurant  Sommelier of the Year: Bryant Mao    Vancouver, BC (April 22, 2015) – For the fourth year running, the team at Hawksworth Restaurant was honoured yesterday with ‘Gold’ for Best Upscale Restaurant at the annual Vancouver Magazine Awards. Also recognized was Hawksworth’s Wine … Read moreHawksworth Restaurant Awarded Best Upscale Restaurant For Fourth Consecutive Year

Wolf in the Fog named Best Vancouver Island at the 2015 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards

  Wolf in the Fog named Best Vancouver Island at the 2015 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards Wolf in the Fog is honoured to take gold in Vancouver Magazine’s Best Other Vancouver Island category. Held at the Sheraton Wall Centre yesterday evening, the 26th annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards reinforce Wolf in the Fog’s position as Vancouver Island’s leading … Read moreWolf in the Fog named Best Vancouver Island at the 2015 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards

#TasteofThursday Seared Albacore Tuna recipe from Chef Jean-Francis Guaglia

Seared Albacore Tuna and Fennel Carpaccio Chef Jean-Francis Quaglia Serves 4 Ingredients: 10 oz Albacore Tuna loin 2 tbsp ground fennel seeds 1-2 fresh fennel bulbs  (cleaned and cored, reserve some of the fronds) 1 fresh lemon (juiced) 3 tbsp + 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil salt and pepper to taste 400 grams mixed … Read more#TasteofThursday Seared Albacore Tuna recipe from Chef Jean-Francis Guaglia

Thomas Haas Wins Pastry Chef of the Year at Prestigious Restaurant Awards

THRICE AS NICE: THOMAS HAAS WINS THIRD CONSECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF  OF THE YEAR NOD AT 2015 VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS Celebrated Chocolatier Carves Out Fourth Win in Five Years For the third consecutive year and fourth in the last five, chocolatier and pâtissier Thomas Haas was crowned Pastry Chef of the Year as the 26th edition of the annual Vancouver Magazine … Read moreThomas Haas Wins Pastry Chef of the Year at Prestigious Restaurant Awards

Lauren Mote Named Bartender of the Year at 26th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards

BEST IN SHOW: LAUREN MOTE NAMED BARTENDER OF THE YEAR AT 26TH ANNUAL VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS Bartender, Sommelier and International Spirits Diplomat Becomes Only Second Woman To Claim Prestigious Award   Bittered Sling Bitters co-proprietor and UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar manager Lauren Mote celebrated her 33rd birthday in fine style last night at the 2015 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, … Read moreLauren Mote Named Bartender of the Year at 26th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards

Miradoro Restaurant Recognized with 4th Gold at 26th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards

Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards recognized with 4th Gold at 26th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek, was honoured with a gold medal for Best Winery/Vineyard Dining, for the fourth consecutive year at yesterday’s 26th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Vancouver Magazine describes Miradoro’s Chef Jeff Van Geest as having … Read moreMiradoro Restaurant Recognized with 4th Gold at 26th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards

Vancouver Foodster announces the Pasta Challenge

Vancouver Foodster presents the Pasta Challenge This is our Pasta Challenge featuring 11 restaurants in Vancouver, Burnaby, and Langley, that runs from April 22 – May 17, 2015. Participating restaurants are showcasing new Pasta creations for this Pasta challenge, all will be offered in all of these establishments during the challenge period . These are just … Read moreVancouver Foodster announces the Pasta Challenge

Just Bottled! 2014 Vivace Pinot Grigio

Announcing the 2014 Vivace Pinot Grigio. The Vivace is showing robust and bright flavours for the 2014 vintage. It greets you with a very expressive nose of apple and pear aromas, mountain herbs and Meyer lemon zest. The palate is packed with fruit cocktail flavours that enter the mouth in a concentrated fashion before they … Read moreJust Bottled! 2014 Vivace Pinot Grigio

Series Begins May 6 with Focus on Wines Hailing From the Veneto Region  

VENI, VIDI, VINO: CIBO TRATTORIA TO UNCORK EXCLUSIVE SERIES OF FIVE-COURSE DINNERS SPOTLIGHTING ITALIAN WINE   Cibo Trattoria is set to take aficionados of all things Italian on an inspired tour of the country as the restaurant launches a series of five-course dinners that shine a light on some of Italy’s most famous cuisine and wine-producing … Read moreSeries Begins May 6 with Focus on Wines Hailing From the Veneto Region  

Gilded with Love: Last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas from PAPYRUS

This Mother’s Day, all that glitters is gold. PAPYRUS’ (now extra) sparkly shelves have been stocked with the latest trend, just in time for some last minute – yet, thoughtful – Mother’s Day shopping. Choose from only the finest cards, fashion accessories and home décor to wish your mom a “happy mother’s day” in style. From … Read moreGilded with Love: Last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas from PAPYRUS