Food and Wine (and more) Experiences you should try

  You know I enjoy wine tastings even though I consider myself to be an entry level taster or a novice wine taster but it wasn’t until I started to discover other events beyond wine tasting that I came to love food and wine (or beverage) events.   First it was experiencing Parksville Uncorked. I … Read moreFood and Wine (and more) Experiences you should try

The Beach Club Resort – Parksville

Here are some interesting facts about Bellstar’s Beach Club Resort at Parksville on Vancouver Island that may be new to you. The Beach Club Resort is a responsible neighbour with an interest in their community.   ·       Parksville Uncorked: Untapped Beer Tasting Event o   All proceeds are donated to The Parksville AM Branch of Rotary International. … Read moreThe Beach Club Resort – Parksville

YVR Foodies @ East is East

The April YVR Foodies Meetup will be at East is East in Kitsilano with Adam Hart, the founder of The Power of Food, creator of Ra Energy, and author of The Power of Food, as our keynote speaker. The featured blogger for April will be Whitney Hong from Macarons and Mischief. Also talented performerTimothy Hewitt who will be performing during the event! Make … Read moreYVR Foodies @ East is East

Leaving the best for last – Blind Tasting Challenge

There is no doubt that the number of events, including dinners, receptions, lunches, grazings and seminars are many during the Vancouver International Wine Festival. For me there is always one that stands above the crowd, not necessarily the fanciest or most expensive but the one that, in my opinion, best captures the essence of what … Read moreLeaving the best for last – Blind Tasting Challenge

La Pentola’s hearty Northern Italian menu lightens up for spring

New season brings new dishes and drinks to Yaletown’s OPUS Hotel   La Pentola, situated inside Yaletown’s OPUS Hotel, is lightening up for spring with a new range of dishes and drinks on the menu. New fresh flavours reflect the spring season and lighter libations will be appearing at the bar this month.   “We’re … Read moreLa Pentola’s hearty Northern Italian menu lightens up for spring

A pot of flavour-drenching comfort food

If you come into my kitchen, the first thing you’ll notice is a large clay pot.  As a matter of fact, the 15-quart drum-like clay pot is sitting on the stove top, loaded with simmering creamy chicken congee and emitting warm and ravishing aroma right now.  The congee, which takes about 2 hours to perfect, … Read moreA pot of flavour-drenching comfort food

Sharing really is caring: #dinnnerpartyYVR

#dinnnerpartyYVR invites Vancourites to share their dinner table in support of local charities   #dinnerpartyYVR presented by Cressey features 30 Vancouverites who open their homes and cook a meal for old and new friends to support their favourite charity. This year, the event on April 5 supports 26 different local and Canadian causes that will benefit from … Read moreSharing really is caring: #dinnnerpartyYVR

Have You Tried Steller’s Jay Pinnacle Sparkling Wine?

We all love to love our local wines.  When we think of BC wines probably the first thing that jumps to your mind would be aromatic white wines like Pinot Gris or Gewurztraminer.  A few of you may have gone the red route, and mentioned Syrah or Merlot.  But what I would like to introduce … Read moreHave You Tried Steller’s Jay Pinnacle Sparkling Wine?

A short list for Taste Washington!

For anyone planning to attend Taste Washington! this weekend here is a short list of wineries that have been recommended. Swiftwater Cellars  may be one of the most compelling destination wineries in Washington State. Great setting near Roslyn in the heart of the Cascades and a one-hour drive from Seattle. Located in the Suncadia Resort with access to … Read moreA short list for Taste Washington!

Campagna Farm Dinner at Cibo Trattoria

Menu Just Announced for Campagna Farm Dinner Wednesday, April 2 @ 6:30 p.m. Tickets: 604.602.9570 or robert@nullcibotrattoria.caJoin General Manager & Wine Director Robert Stelmachuk and Executive Chef Faizal Kassam as they welcome Campagna Farm’s Sandra and Leonardo Zambrano for this very special five-course menu and wine pairings. Located in Abbotsford, BC, Campagna is Cibo’s very own 280-acre farm … Read moreCampagna Farm Dinner at Cibo Trattoria