Dine Out Vancouver Festival’s CHEF SOUP EXPERIMENT

Where are you having lunch today? Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA) on Granville Island will host the kick-off event of Tourism Vancouver’s DINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL. Starting at 12:30 today, Friday, January 17, 2014, you are welcome to come down to Granville Island for a taste of the incredible soup made by 50 of … Read moreDine Out Vancouver Festival’s CHEF SOUP EXPERIMENT

My Trip to Mendoza, Argentina

I was recently on a Holland America cruise with a friend, so most everything was planned out for us. We left a few days early in order to see Mendoza, Argentina. I couldn’t go to South America without visiting one of its most important wine regions.   Mendoza is a desert-like climate nestled at the … Read moreMy Trip to Mendoza, Argentina

D is for dining…at CULINAIRE Victoria

The next dozen presenting restaurants of 2014 Culinaire Victoria start with “D” for Dining in Victoria. For those who missed out on this seasons’ hottest ticket here is a continuation of the list of great restaurants, bistros, pubs and caterers who will be presenting their gourmet and gourmand delights at CULINAIRE VICTORIA. All these fabulous … Read moreD is for dining…at CULINAIRE Victoria

21 Outstanding SONOMA COUNTY Wineries

  Sonoma County Vintners will visit Vancouver, bringing with them a treasure trove of sunshine-infused wines from the golden state. An evening of wine tasting at the Terminal City Club will offer wine lovers the chance to chat with principals and taste top bottles from    21 Sonoma County wineries: Sonoma in the City – … Read more21 Outstanding SONOMA COUNTY Wineries

City Food presents 2014 HOT CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

  This could just be a bit of heaven on earth for chocolate lovers. White, milk or dark whatever your fancy you will have so many choices. Exotic to comfort nothing warms the cockles of the heart like HOT CHOCOLATE.   New participants in 2014 include Last Crumb Bakery & Cafe on Main Street, East Van … Read moreCity Food presents 2014 HOT CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

DINE OUT VANCOUVER and the Chef Soup Experiment

What could be better than soup created by 50 of the Top Chefs of Vancouver? Answer – FREE Soup !   That’s right, starting at 12:30 pm the Chef Soup Experiment will be serving their soup and it’s FREE! On January 17th Tourism Vancouver kicks off the 2014 Dine Out Vancouver Festival with a serving of creatively and collectively prepared soup. Served while it … Read moreDINE OUT VANCOUVER and the Chef Soup Experiment

DINE OUT VANCOUVER Plated and Paired January 17th

If you shop at Granville Island Public Market, and even if you haven’t yet, you will want to take the opportunity for an “after hours” evening featuring nibbles and bites from the Island vendors. What a great way to start Dine Out Vancouver on Friday, January 17th          8 pm (duration 2 … Read moreDINE OUT VANCOUVER Plated and Paired January 17th

Haywire Winery Introduces BC Wine to Asian Community

 Summerland based winery, Okanagan Crush Pad, owned by Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie, and home to their Haywire wine, is known and awarded for its innovation.  For the first time, a BC winery will introduce a guide to pairing BC wines with Asian cuisine, and offer a specially labeled Haywire wine crafted for BC’s Asian community to celebrate … Read moreHaywire Winery Introduces BC Wine to Asian Community

Thinking ‘Food-Forward’ as We Move Forward into 2014

Given that Vancouver took first place in Best Health Magazine’s Canada’s Healthiest Cities 2008,[1] and the more recent launch of Vancouver’s Healthy City Strategy in 2012,[2] I don’t feel like I’m going too much out on a limb when I assume that a large percentage of Vancouverites are actively seeking to both look and feel … Read moreThinking ‘Food-Forward’ as We Move Forward into 2014

Vancouver International Wine Festival “VINE STARS”

The Vancouver International Wine Festival is probably the largest wine festival in North American and it is certainly considered to be one of the best.   One of the reasons is their unique approach to the requirements of the Festival. For every winery that takes part in the Festival at least one principal must attend and … Read moreVancouver International Wine Festival “VINE STARS”