Mother’s Day Sunday, May 11

Cibo Trattoria invites you to celebrate the love and gratitude you have for your mom with a special Solo per te… (“Just for you…”) brunch and tasting menu   This Mother’s Day, Cibo Trattoria will mark the special occasion with Solo per te… (“Just for you…”) brunch and dinner celebrations that include complimentary flowers for all Moms in attendance.From 7 a.m. – … Read moreMother’s Day Sunday, May 11

A Mother’s Day Treat at La Pentola della Quercia

La Pentola della Quercia’s new brunch menu has officially launched and it’s just in time for Mother’s Day! Join La Pentola for Mother’s Day on Sunday May 11th for a memorable brunch from award-winning Chef Lucais Syme. Enjoy one of the many signature brunch items including pancetta and porcini mushroom eggs benny and pancakes with maple syrup ice cream. As a special Mother’s Day treat, all moms will be served a complimentary mimosa. … Read moreA Mother’s Day Treat at La Pentola della Quercia

Quails’ Gate Winery awards

Once again British Columbia’s Quails’ Gate Winery has earned international accolades for its world-class wines. At the recent Pacific Rim Wine Competition, three of the winery’s varietals earned Gold medals while two also received the distinction of Best in Class.   Awarded Best in Class & Gold Quails’ Gate 2012 Chenin Blanc·       … Read moreQuails’ Gate Winery awards

“Ride with a Winemaker” Cycling Tour May 23-24

Olympian Kelsey Serwa & other Okanagan Winemakers join the “Ride with a Winemaker” Cycling Tour of the South Okanagan May 23-24 weekend, based out of Black Hills Estate Winery The organizers of the “Ride with a Winemaker” Cycling weekend are pleased to announce that Kelsey Serwa, the Silver Medal winner in the Sochi Olympics Ladies Skier-cross, … Read more“Ride with a Winemaker” Cycling Tour May 23-24

A California Conundrum Worth Tasting

Last week in Vancouver was the California Wine Fair, which comes every year at this time, with proceeds to support the Arts Club Theatre Company.  It is always interesting to try the big California Cabernets and Chardonnays that they are famous for, but there are also Pinot Noir, sparkling wines, and blends that should not … Read moreA California Conundrum Worth Tasting

Oyster Shells and Empty Bottles – Here’s the Judges’ pairing for Oysters

Last weekend at the Osoyoos Oyster Festival the judges in the first Canadian Oyster Craft Beer Competition and the second annual Oyster Wine Competition slurped back mountains of the bivalves and tasted copious quantities of beverages to determine the best pairings. Claire Sear, creator of the oyster pairing competitions, was pleased by the number of … Read moreOyster Shells and Empty Bottles – Here’s the Judges’ pairing for Oysters

Tasting Plates – Main Street Edition May 14

Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in the Main Street neighborhood from Broadway to 28th Avenue This evening tasting extravaganza goes from 6pm until 9:30 pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different … Read moreTasting Plates – Main Street Edition May 14

Tasting Plates – Gastown Edition a review

Thanks to the Vancouver Foodster Gastown event I have a few new favourite spots. Sign in was at Catch 122 located at 122 W. Hastings, and what a great place to start. This restaurant was beautiful and so was it’s food. The pressed confit pork shoulder they served may have been the tastiest thing I’ve … Read moreTasting Plates – Gastown Edition a review

German Dim Sum Event at Cambie Kitchen May 10

Asian Foods Featured with German Wines in BC Liquor Stores this May   German wines will share the spotlight with Asian foods in BC Liquor Stores from May 6 to June 2, 2014. 60 stores will feature lively displays of a select 12 German wines, all pairing perfectly with the myriad flavours of Asian cuisines. … Read moreGerman Dim Sum Event at Cambie Kitchen May 10