La Dolce Vita

Harbinger. An omen, foreshadowing, sign of things to come.  The word came coming to mind as we sat in Spokane’s Nectar Tasting Room on a Saturday afternoon, enjoying a glass of very nice Northwest Cellars wine after a tasting of seven reds, served by the winery owner himself, Bob Delf. We love Nectar. It’s a … Read moreLa Dolce Vita

What’s your pairing for Oysters?

  This year at the Osoyoos Oyster Festival the question of what pairs best with oysters will be addressed in the second annual Oyster Wine Competition and the first Canadian Craft Beer & Oyster Pairing Competition. Winemakers and brewmasters have until April 17 to submit entries into the respective competitions that will be held at … Read moreWhat’s your pairing for Oysters?

Arrowleaf Cellars on Lake Country’s Scenic Sip Trail

As you drive along Lake Country’s Scenic Sip Trail, the first winery you come across on Camp Road is Arrow Leaf Winery, run by the Zuppiger family – Joe, Margrit and their son Manuel, who is the winemaker.  Originally from Switzerland, they arrived in Canada in 1986 and after a years working in the fruit … Read moreArrowleaf Cellars on Lake Country’s Scenic Sip Trail

Vancouver Foodster presents the 1st Creme Brulee Challenge

After a successful Mac and Cheese challenge comes more comfort food and the focus this time is on dessert, here is our 1st Creme Brulee Challenge featuring 9 restaurants and bakeries in Vancouver that runs from April 11-30, 2014. Participating restaurants are showcasing Creme Bruilee dishes that were specially created just for this challenge and all … Read moreVancouver Foodster presents the 1st Creme Brulee Challenge

Vancouver Foodster launches the 1st Burger Palooza

For all the burger lovers! We invite all those who love meat to tantalize their taste buds at several restaurants throughout downtown Vancouver! This afternoon tasting extravaganza goes from 2pm until 6pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster and Tasting Plates. Touring several restaurants guests will have a chance to eat all types of burgers (which may include beef, bison, pork, lamb, chicken, and more), with … Read moreVancouver Foodster launches the 1st Burger Palooza

YVR Foodies @ seventeen89 Restaurant May 4

Sunday, May 4, 2014 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM 1789 Comox Street Vancouver, BC (Formerly known as the restaurant Original Tandoori Kitchen in Denman Place Mall), Vancouver, BC (map) The May YVR Foodies event will be at the elegant Seventeen89 in Downtown Vancouver. The May event is going to be their best one yet with a jam-packed event full of inspiring speakers, engaging performers, and of … Read moreYVR Foodies @ seventeen89 Restaurant May 4

Vancouver Foodster’s Culinary Scavenger Hunt

…the most fun you can have on a Sunday afternoon.   I joined the many excited participants lined up on Sunday outside of xoxolat chocolate shop waiting with anticipation to collect our Culinary Scavenger Hunt  map.   This fun event is organized by Richard Wolak of Vancouver Foodster fame. What a great idea! You get … Read moreVancouver Foodster’s Culinary Scavenger Hunt

TASTE WASHINGTON! – so worth the trip!

On Sunday March 30 I was Seattle bound for TASTE WASHINGTON! My first trip down to a wine tasting event that has been running for 17 years. Taste Washington! is the largest single region wine and food event in the United States. Featuring more than 225 Washington State wineries and over 65 Pacific Northwest Restaurants. … Read moreTASTE WASHINGTON! – so worth the trip!

Ricardo’s Mediterranean Kitchen

Whenever I am up touring in the Kelowna or Lake Country wine regions, I usually reserve a night to dine at Ricardo’s Mediterranean Kitchen on the northern shore of Ellision Lake, just north of the Kelowna airport.  To get there, turn east at the blue and white sailboat on highway 97. Ricardo’s features Italian décor … Read moreRicardo’s Mediterranean Kitchen

Summerhill Leads the Way for Low Sulphite Wines in BC

Summerhill Leads the Way for Low Sulphite Wines in BC Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Canada’s premier family-owned certified organic and biodynamic winery, is pleased to present their 2013 Ehrenfelser, the first BC wine made with the use of a nitrogen generator for the purpose of reducing unnecessary sulphite addition in winemaking.   According to Summerhill winemaker Eric von Krosigk, … Read moreSummerhill Leads the Way for Low Sulphite Wines in BC