Rosé Smackdown at Marquis Wine Cellar

“Bright, Fresh, Refreshing, Pristine, Alive, Vibrant!”   These are the words from Michael Bartier of B&S wines, that describe” its not just the wines from the Okanagan but the Okanagan itself.” Marquis Wine Cellar was the venue for the second annual Rosé Smack Down with Michael Bartier in one corner defending the 2011 Haywire Rosé … Read more Rosé Smackdown at Marquis Wine Cellar

Temper Chocolate Pastry serves up sweet summer offerings

  Since opening the doors of its stylish store earlier this year, Temper Chocolate Pastry has fast become a go-to spot for people seeking exceptional sweet and savoury culinary confections.   With everything from light pastries to cream-filled truffles, to specialty cakes and daily made artisan sandwiches, Temper serves up more than one reason to pop by for … Read more Temper Chocolate Pastry serves up sweet summer offerings

Faubourg Paris celebrates sunshine with June feature item

With our city’s statuesque skyline already basking in sunshine, summer’s official June 21st start date seems something of a moot point. Faubourg Paris, Vancouver’s trio of elegant and authentic French boulangerie pâtisseries, is welcoming the warm weather with seasonal delicacies to titillate taste buds and delight the eye, so stock up on your favourite feature items before month’s end to avoid missing … Read more Faubourg Paris celebrates sunshine with June feature item

Supper Club Supper Pop-Up Trendy

What I love about running The Italian Supper Club is the unexpected location, the unpredictable results and the joy of seeing people love the food I prepare.   I cook without recipes and I only follow my memories. Memories of my mom being around the kitchen. I am Italian and la cucina (kitchen) for us … Read more Supper Club Supper Pop-Up Trendy

Vancouver Foodster presents the Flatbread Challenge

After a successful Taco challenge comes our Flatbread Challenge featuring 7 restaurants in Vancouver, that runs from June 4 – 26, 2014. The interpretation of flatbread takes on different meanings in many cultures and you will find several variations in the flatbread creations the chefs have entered into this challenge. Participating restaurants are showcasing Flatbread creations that … Read more Vancouver Foodster presents the Flatbread Challenge

Gambero Rosso tre bicchieri wines of Italy

For only the second time in their history the extraordinary wine tasting event Gambero Rosso – tre bicchieri World Tour came to Vancouver. In 2014 Vancouver was their only stop in Canada. This event is dedicated to presenting the best Italian wines. Launched in 1988, along with the first Gambero Rosso guide to Italian wine, Vini … Read more Gambero Rosso tre bicchieri wines of Italy

Generation Riesling

From the glossy cover of a shopping bag, a sexy ‘lip-licking’ lady and her glass of white wine was looking at me. Ah – our German friends in the wine industry have decided to flip a new page, fashionably! I picked up this beautiful bag at a “Generation Riesling” German Riesling tasting lunch featuring wines … Read more Generation Riesling

Belgium Place opens in South Granville

This morning Wednesday June 4  Belgium Place  will open it’s doors to new customers.   Located on the busy southeast corner of Broadway & Fir Street this immaculate little coffee shop will start business with a “soft launch” period to allow customers and staff to adjust to what is sure to be an influx of busy … Read more Belgium Place opens in South Granville

“FLAVOURS OF VENETO” event

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West, Consorzio Conegliano-Valdobbiadene & Consorzio Tutela Vini Valpolicella, in collaboration with BCLDB, are pleased to present, in selected BC Liquor Stores: “FLAVOURS OF VENETO” event a special in-store tasting in two different locations. Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 – 5:00-7:00pm BC Liquor Store, 768 Bute St. (Alberni St.&Bute St.)   Taste wines and … Read more “FLAVOURS OF VENETO” event

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