Experience the Art of Liquidity Wines in the Heart of Wine Country™ Photo contest, artist lecture series and special commissions at the winery this summer

Take a trip to the heart of Okanagan Falls this summer for an immersive art experience at the award-winning Liquidity Wines. Recently awarded the prestigious Chardonnay du Monde silver medal prize in France for its world-class 2013 vintage Chardonnay, Liquidity Wines is based on the three pillars of art, wine and food. From free artist lectures … Read moreExperience the Art of Liquidity Wines in the Heart of Wine Country™ Photo contest, artist lecture series and special commissions at the winery this summer

From the Vine to the Glass – Tinhorn Creek Offers New Tours and Tastings

  Get immersed in the winemaking process and explore the vineyard Experience a new side of Tinhorn Creek Vineyards this summer with private tour and tasting options that offer a unique opportunity to sample top tier Oldfield Series wines in a private winery setting. Sip award-winning wines ‘behind the scenes’ while discovering innovative winemaking techniques … Read moreFrom the Vine to the Glass – Tinhorn Creek Offers New Tours and Tastings

COOK ITALY TOURS

Recently I had the opportunity to taste the wonderful culinary skills of Chef Dana Reinhardt at a preview of her next Cook Italy culinary tour in Tuscania. With special thanks to Chef Dana, look for the recipe for Pea Panna Cotta which will be featured on our next #TasteofThursday on MyVanCity.ca. It would be wonderful … Read moreCOOK ITALY TOURS

BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival – Fresh Fest

  The night was cool but that didn’t prevent the throng of foodies from enjoying the delectable bites on offer at this year’s Fresh Fest. Fresh Fest is the signature event of the BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival, and for good reason. The line-up of chefs was amazing and the dishes nothing short of spectacular. … Read moreBC Shellfish and Seafood Festival – Fresh Fest

The Patio at Aura Restaurant – the place to be this summer season

  Nita Lake Lodge unveils new lakeside patio with long table dinner on June 24 Perfectly framed by mountain vistas and flanked by picture-perfect Nita Lake, Aura Restaurant at Nita Lake Lodge debuts a new two-tier, 80 seat patio for the summer season, showcasing its enviable lakeside location, open for dinner this evening and throughout … Read moreThe Patio at Aura Restaurant – the place to be this summer season

#FridayFavourites – some great ideas for June 3 – 9

  Lucky’s Doughnuts Packs A Punch on  National Doughnut Day: Friday, June 3   Wine Dinner – at Latab, featuring BC Wines, Lock & Worth, Nichol   Cien Boutique pop – up shop Saturday June 4 at OPUS Hotel Lounge   BEACH BAY CAFÉ KNOWS HOW TO PARTY: ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION INTRODUCES DAILY BRUNCH, SPECIAL … Read more#FridayFavourites – some great ideas for June 3 – 9

SUMMER TURNS BIG WHITE INTO AN ADVENTURE  PLAYGROUND FOR ALL AGES

  Enjoy an active summer with hiking and biking, food festivals and music on the mountain. Big White signals the start of summer on July 1 with the opening of its hiking trails and a season of festivities, from musical events to culinary celebrations, which continues until Labour Day Monday on September 5. “Big White’s 2016 … Read moreSUMMER TURNS BIG WHITE INTO AN ADVENTURE  PLAYGROUND FOR ALL AGES

CHEF JEREMY TAISEY REVEALS SUNDAY SUPPERS AT TULALIP BAY RESTAURANT

  Sustainable Menu Offerings to Occur Monthly at Tulalip Resort Casino Beginning Sunday, June 5th, Tulalip Bay Restaurant’s Chef Jeremy Taisey will take guests on a monthly local food tour using fresh, sustainable ingredients on the first Sunday of each month during 2016. The two-hour dinner will begin at 5:30 pm, and will be served … Read moreCHEF JEREMY TAISEY REVEALS SUNDAY SUPPERS AT TULALIP BAY RESTAURANT

Sip into Summer with the Westside Wine Trail

   Summer whites – blind wine tasting challenges – live entertainment Summer is here and the wineries of the Westside Wine Trail are holding their annual Sip into Summer open house event. Celebrate the start of summer and take a self-guided tour of the twelve wineries along the wine trail. Visitors will be able to … Read moreSip into Summer with the Westside Wine Trail

OLO INTRODUCES WEEKDAY LUNCH AND WEEKEND BRUNCH

  Take time to enjoy a hearty local feast with friends and family Victoria’s popular organic, farm-to-table restaurant OLO is pleased to announce that it has opened it’s doors for lunch on Monday to Friday from 10am to 2pm, and weekend brunch from 9am to 2pm. Feast with friends and family on fresh, local and … Read moreOLO INTRODUCES WEEKDAY LUNCH AND WEEKEND BRUNCH

#FridayFavourites – what to do May 27 – June 2

  Lillooet Outdoors Festival May 27 – 28   Blue Grouse Welcomes the World to Vancouver Island   Marquis Wine Cellars invites you to … SYNCHROMESH   EAT AND COOK GOOD FOOD   Roll up your sleeves and let’s start baking!   HOT TOWN, SUMMER IN THE CITY: RAILTOWN CAFE ANNOUNCES 2016 DATES FOR ITS … Read more#FridayFavourites – what to do May 27 – June 2

Lillooet Outdoors Festival May 27 – 28

  Are you ready for some great adventures? The place to be for guaranteed adventures is Lillooet for the inaugural Lillooet Outdoors Festival coming up on May 27-28. Neil Curtis from Green Earth Strategies, and one of the organizers of the festival explained, “Lillooet offers an incredible bounty of outdoor activities. The Lillooet Outdoors Festival … Read moreLillooet Outdoors Festival May 27 – 28

Blue Grouse Welcomes the World to Vancouver Island

  Historic Cowichan Winery Holds Open House Sunday, May 29 When:  Sunday, May 29 from 12noon to 5pm Where:  Blue Grouse Estate Winery, 2182 Lakeside Road, Duncan, BC, V9L 6M3 What:  Blue Grouse Estate Winery’s Annual Public Open House     Details: •Free admission to the public, families are welcome •Meet the winemaker Bailey Williamson •Complimentary … Read moreBlue Grouse Welcomes the World to Vancouver Island

A quick trip to Victoria nets a great evening at OLO Restaurant

  Yesterday was a bit of a whirlwind that ended, eventually, with my first visit to OLO. We started the day in rural Vancouver Island north of Courtenay, made our way for meetings in Nanaimo followed by a trek to Victoria. Our intention was to stop for lunch at either Unsworth Vineyards or Hudson’s on First, … Read moreA quick trip to Victoria nets a great evening at OLO Restaurant

#MarketMonday Vancouver Farmers Markets to move Yaletown Farmers Market to Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

After three successful years, Vancouver Farmers Markets (VFM) will be moving its Yaletown Market at 1200 Mainland to Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza (649 Cambie Street at Georgia) in June of this year, the non-profit organization announced today. VFM made the decision to relocate the market after a small group of Yaletown merchants filed a lawsuit against … Read more#MarketMonday Vancouver Farmers Markets to move Yaletown Farmers Market to Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening this weekend and the week ahead

  Evita: Superb Cast, Evocative Costumes and Set Make Up for Opening Night Glitches   Vancouver Farmers Markets starting Sunday, May 1 and May 5   Global supermodel Heather Marks to open Obakki + Holt Renfrew Show, May 10   THE MOTHER OF ALL OCCASIONS: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR HOSTS MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH, DINNER SERVICES … Read more#FridayFavourites – what’s happening this weekend and the week ahead

Discover the Best of Two Cities with boutique Magnolia Hotel & Spa  and Loden Hotel

  Experience Vancouver and Victoria in award-winning style Experience a dual destination package from two of Canada’s highest-rated boutique hotels. Just in time for the first long weekend of summer, Victoria’s Magnolia Hotel & Spa is collaborating with fellow Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice winner the Loden Hotel in Vancouver, to offer the ‘Best of … Read moreDiscover the Best of Two Cities with boutique Magnolia Hotel & Spa  and Loden Hotel

Island Winery Shines on the Global Stage 

  Cowichan’s Blue Grouse Estate Winery Captures International Travel Award Blue Grouse Estate Winery announced it won the Service Excellence Award for Duncan in the 2016 Holiday and Tour Specialist Awards from the Luxury Travel Guide. This award helps to solidify Blue Grouse Estate Winery as a leader in the Cowichan Valley, not only for … Read moreIsland Winery Shines on the Global Stage 

LIQUIDITY BISTRO SPRINGS INTO SUMMER WITH NEW MENUS FOR THE SUNNY SEASON

    Experience a modern take on wine country cuisine at Okanagan Falls’ most picturesque winery Catch a stunning vineyard sunset at Liquidity Bistro with the launch of their new summer hours: savour farm-fresh food surrounded by incredible patio views and an eclectic selection of amazing artwork on the walls of the minimalist style bistro. Enjoy … Read moreLIQUIDITY BISTRO SPRINGS INTO SUMMER WITH NEW MENUS FOR THE SUNNY SEASON

Three leading BC wineries partner for Spot Prawn Fest 

  ENCORE Vineyards Shows Support for Local, Sustainable Initiative ENCORE Vineyards is pleased to announce its role as the exclusive BC winery partner for The Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia‘s 10th Anniversary Spot Prawn Gala (Thursday, May 13) and Spot Prawn Boil (Sunday, May 15). “There is no better pairing for fresh, local seafood than … Read moreThree leading BC wineries partner for Spot Prawn Fest