SABRINE, SUPREME: UVA & CIBO BAR MANAGER SABRINE DHALIWAL CROWNED BARTENDER OF THE YEAR AT 2017 VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

  Award-Winning International Bartending Talent Becomes Only Third Woman in 28-year History of Awards to Claim Prestigious Title of Best Behind the Pine UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar and Cibo Trattoria Bar Manager Sabrine Dhaliwal truly shook things up at the 28th annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards last night as she was singled out for the prestigious … Read moreSABRINE, SUPREME: UVA & CIBO BAR MANAGER SABRINE DHALIWAL CROWNED BARTENDER OF THE YEAR AT 2017 VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

Coming soon: the newly redesigned Cure Lounge at Nita Lake Lodge 

New craft cocktails offer a hint of what’s to come within the refreshed, rustic-chic space at Nita Lake Lodge On May 13, 2017, Nita Lake Lodge will unveil the re-designed Cure Lounge, continuing to anchor the award-winning property’s position at the helm of luxury Canadian resorts. Working with its unparalleled surroundings as Whistler’s only lakeside lodge, … Read moreComing soon: the newly redesigned Cure Lounge at Nita Lake Lodge 

A new restaurant hot spot in Vancouver – Mott32

  For anyone familiar with the “hot spot” circuit of restaurants in Vancouver it’s not surprising that Mott32 would fit the bill and, at least temporarily, be the place to be and be seen. Shortly before the grand opening of the hotel that houses the Mott32 Restaurant I was invited to a media dinner to … Read moreA new restaurant hot spot in Vancouver – Mott32

Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday at Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler 

  Canada-themed menus and spa treatments celebrate all things Canadian Oh Canada! Nita Lake Lodge celebrates the nation’s 150th birthday this summer with special Canadian winemaker dinners, themed menus and spa treatments. Situated on Nita Lake, amongst some of BC’s most beautiful scenery, the Lodge offers the perfect surrounding to wish Canada a happy birthday … Read moreCelebrate Canada’s 150th birthday at Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler 

OPUS Hotel gives Vancouver some local love with customized private bars 

  New locally curated in-room options bring a taste of the city and other fun flavours to guests at OPUS Hotel Award-winning boutique OPUS Hotel Vancouver celebrates its love of the local with the launch of its new Local’s Mini Bar selection this week. Featuring locally made and sourced products, the new mini bars reflect … Read moreOPUS Hotel gives Vancouver some local love with customized private bars 

KINDRED SPIRITS: DAVID GUNAWAN OF FARMER’S APPRENTICE AND RYOMA MATARAI OF KINOME JAPANESE KITCHEN JOIN FORCES FOR DUO OF COLLABORATIVE DINNERS

  Acclaimed Vancouver Chefs Host Exclusive One-off Dinners Featuring Six Courses, Sake + Wine Pairings at Respective Restaurants March 13 and 27   Two of Vancouver’s leading locavore chefs, Farmer’s Apprentice’s David Gunawan and Kinome Japanese Kitchen’s Ryoma Matarai, are joining forces to present a pair of exclusive six-course dinners at their respective restaurants on … Read moreKINDRED SPIRITS: DAVID GUNAWAN OF FARMER’S APPRENTICE AND RYOMA MATARAI OF KINOME JAPANESE KITCHEN JOIN FORCES FOR DUO OF COLLABORATIVE DINNERS

There’s Excitement Brewing on Vancouver’s East Side 

  Brewers and Distillers of Vancouver’s East Village To Launch Passport Reward Program   There’s excitement brewing on Vancouver’s east side. On Friday, February 24, 2017, six artisanal breweries and one small-batch distillery, all located in Vancouver’s most concentrated craft beer and spirits district, are hoisting their glasses to toast the launch of their self-guided … Read moreThere’s Excitement Brewing on Vancouver’s East Side 

Second Annual Science of Cocktails Raises $240,000 for Class Field Trips to Science World

  I’m fascinated with cocktails, and the talented people who make them. There’s an art, a mystery to these concoctions. And of course, there’s science – and the second annual Science of Cocktails brought all of these elements together in an event that exceeded everyone’s expectations. A record-breaking crowd of 1500 thirsty cocktail lovers and … Read moreSecond Annual Science of Cocktails Raises $240,000 for Class Field Trips to Science World

Vermouth Enjoys a Spirited Revival in East Van

  Odd Society Spirits Presents The Renaissance of Vermouth on February 23 Known for their innovative European liqueurs, Odd Society Spirits is collaborating with local drinks expert Shaun Layton to present an evening exploring vermouth. On Thursday, February 23, 2017, Odd Society’s cocktail lounge will pay homage to the delightful tapas bars of Spain with The Renaissance … Read moreVermouth Enjoys a Spirited Revival in East Van

BC Distilled Announces Early Bird Tickets and Pre-Festival Events

Canada’s largest artisan distillery event expands its April 8th festival with tastings and Distillers Dinner at Forage   Early bird tickets are now on sale for the 4th annual BC Distilled Festival on April 8, but serious fans will want to sign up for the three-day tasting series at Legacy Liquor and the Distillers Dinner at Forage … Read moreBC Distilled Announces Early Bird Tickets and Pre-Festival Events