Another winner from Kim Crawford

Kim Crawford is a nationally recognized wine maker largely because of the very popular Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. So naturally I was interested in trying Kim’s Pinot Gris to see if their success extends to this varietal. I’m happy to report it does. My yard stick for Pinot Gris is the superb wines produced … Read moreAnother winner from Kim Crawford

#TasteofThursday Qualicum Bay Seared Scallops wine pairing suggestion

Wine pairing for Chef Castro Boateng’s Seared Qualicum Bay Scallops recipe For the scallop dish: Conventional wisdom would happily lead one to Chardonnay with a bit of oak to add weight, California would do nicely. But i’m going off the beaten track here and recommending a white Rhone blend. These wines can pair quite nicely … Read more#TasteofThursday Qualicum Bay Seared Scallops wine pairing suggestion

Celebrate Chinese New Year with PAPYRUS

Let the festivities begin! Chinese New Year is on the horizon, and with it the Year of the Wooden Sheep is slated to bring luck and fortune to 2015. With this widely celebrated occasion upon us, PAPYRUS’ unparalleled collection of gifts in the lucky colour red, wealth-bearing gold, and this year’s stem-branch calendar element – wood – … Read moreCelebrate Chinese New Year with PAPYRUS

Vancouver Foodster Chili Challenge Award Winners 

The Vancouver Foodster Chili Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Langley, New Westminster and North Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from January 8-31, 2015. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout the challenge. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the … Read moreVancouver Foodster Chili Challenge Award Winners 

Calling All Change-makers alumni UBC’s online story-sharing platform supports those who are making a difference

alumni UBC is calling on members of the University of British Columbia (UBC) community who are making a positive change in the world to tell their stories as part of its “your evolution” program. The program is an innovative, online story-sharing platform that uses the strength of the UBC network to enable alumni, faculty, staff … Read moreCalling All Change-makers alumni UBC’s online story-sharing platform supports those who are making a difference

Vancouver Foodster presents the 4th Annual Poutine Challenge

This is our fourth Poutine Challenge featuring 14 restaurants in Vancouver, Richmond and Langley, that runs from February 5-28, 2015. Participating restaurants are showcasing Poutine creations that were created just for this challenge and all will be offered in all of these establishments during the challenge period . For our Challenges, we have 2 sets of winners. The … Read moreVancouver Foodster presents the 4th Annual Poutine Challenge

Provence Marinaside Getting Facelift

THIRTEEN YEAR-OLD GETS FACELIFT In these days of everyone from seniors to starlets signing up for botox treatments and tucks, you might be shocked to hear of a 13 year-old getting a full facelift. However, in the restaurant world, 13 is getting on in years. At 13 years old, Provence Marinaside in Yaletown is beginning to show its age and … Read moreProvence Marinaside Getting Facelift

Canada’s national culinary arts competition is now accepting applications Candidates from across the country will compete for $10,000 grand prize and international stage

The Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship competition is officially open for 2015 with applications now being accepted for the country’s largest search to find the future stars of the Canadian culinary scene. Established in 2013, the Foundation brings to life the scholarship’s vision of inspiring and encouraging young chefs from across Canada by giving them the opportunity to … Read moreCanada’s national culinary arts competition is now accepting applications Candidates from across the country will compete for $10,000 grand prize and international stage

NOURISHING OUR NEIGHBOURHOODS

Neighbourhood Food Networks Provide Opportunities to Move from Charity Food Model to Dignified Food Access   Vancouver is home to over a dozen individual, but connected, Neighbourhood Food Networks that have a unique role to play in the food movement. Thursday January 22, these networks hosted two events back to back to meet with current … Read moreNOURISHING OUR NEIGHBOURHOODS

TasteofThursday welcomes Chef Castro – Seared Qualicum Bay Scallops recipe

Seared Qualicum Bay Scallops Butternut squash risotto, Vanilla curry oil Serves: 8 portions   Vanilla curry oil 1 tbsp Shallots’ (chopped) 125 ml vegetable oil 1 1/2 tbsp curry powder 1 vanilla bean 1 lemon (diced) 1/2 grapefruit (diced)   Sauté shallots in 1 tbsp of oil over low heat, add curry powder and continue cooking … Read moreTasteofThursday welcomes Chef Castro – Seared Qualicum Bay Scallops recipe

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Recognized With Top Scores From Wine Enthusiast 

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Recognized With Top Scores From Wine Enthusiast  Limited Time Free US Shipping Allows Cross-Border Access To Top Rated Canadian Vintages Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is thrilled to announce that world renowned wine publication Wine Enthusiast has awarded 90+ point scores for three of their wines: Tinhorn Creek 2013 Gewürztraminer (91), Tinhorn Creek 2013 Pinot Gris (90) and Tinhorn … Read moreTinhorn Creek Vineyards Recognized With Top Scores From Wine Enthusiast 

 Top 10 Wellness Trends for 2015

New Rave Productions presents The 23rd Annual Wellness Show, the largest trade show in Western Canada dedicated to helping you live a more balanced and holistic lifestyle. This year¹s Wellness Show takes place February 13th, 14th and 15th at the Vancouver Convention Centre East Building. Here are the top trends we’re currently seeing in health and wellness:  Sprouting: Sprouting raw … Read more Top 10 Wellness Trends for 2015

Romance is in the air this Valentine’s Day at VanDusen Botanical Garden and select Park Board facilities

Why give a bouquet when you can share a whole garden? Enjoy a romantic stroll and delicious picnic in beautiful 55-acre VanDusen Botanical Garden!   A special Valentine’s Day package includes classic tunes in the plaza area, a couple’s selfie at an on-site photo booth and dining al fresco amongst the trees or overlooking a … Read moreRomance is in the air this Valentine’s Day at VanDusen Botanical Garden and select Park Board facilities

Wine Wednesday from southern France

When I first started developing an interest in wine I learned that the Languedoc region is a great go-to place when you’re looking for good value table wines. About six months ago I had an opportunity to try my first wine from the Languedoc’s most honored wine maker, Paul Mas. I’ve recommended his Syrah and Viognier … Read moreWine Wednesday from southern France

Wine Wednesday 2015 02 04

2012 Chardonnay Cedar Creek Kelowna, BC $17.95 Silver Medal This chardonnay has a small amount of pinot gris added to it. Lemon yellow in colour with medium-light intensity. The nose shows aromas of tropical fruit, pineapple and a hint of banana. Good structure. Eleven months of sur lees aging give it a creamy mouthfeel. Well … Read moreWine Wednesday 2015 02 04

East Vancouver Craft Beer Tour

A friend was in town for a visit and mentioned he wanted to check out the craft beer scene so we checked on line for craft beer Vancouver, made a list and headed off for East Vancouver. Parallel 49 at 1950 Triumph Street was our first stop. We went in, met Angie and selected four … Read moreEast Vancouver Craft Beer Tour

Look Who’s Cooking for #Taste of Thursday

Since we first announced that MyVanCity.ca was introducing a weekly feature “Taste of Thursday” we have randomly published the recipes of the terrific Chefs of British Columbia. We think it’s time we set out a schedule and starting with Thursday, January 29 your favourite Chefs will be featured alphabetically by first name. We would like to re-introduce you to … Read moreLook Who’s Cooking for #Taste of Thursday

West End Brunch Crawl: Vancouver Foodster x Dine Out Vancouver 2015

Dine out Vancouver, a yearly tradition in the rainy city where everyone gets to feed their curiousities. Vancouver Foodster has had many successes with events like Tasting Plates but this time they have put on a fantastic brunch crawl for various neighbourhoods around town. I had the fantastic chance to experience the West End brunch … Read moreWest End Brunch Crawl: Vancouver Foodster x Dine Out Vancouver 2015

ITSAZOO Returns with Bold & Bloody Takedown of White Collar Culture

The Competition is Fierce Wall Street Meets Hunger Games in Satiric & Sexy World Premiere   ITSAZOO Productions presents The Competition is Fierce – a new play by Co-Artistic Producer Sebastien Archibald – from March 3 to 22, 2015 at the Shop Theatre at Renegade Studios (125 East 2nd Avenue). Directed by Chelsea Haberlin, the work … Read moreITSAZOO Returns with Bold & Bloody Takedown of White Collar Culture

CONTEST – CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF BEAUTIFUL WEDDINGS AT THE FRASER VALLEY WEDDING FESTIVAL

 BRIDES CAN GET AN ENTIRE WEDDING PLANNED AND PAID FOR THROUGH THE WIN YOUR WEDDING CONTEST! TO WIN TWO TICKETS TO THE SHOW: Sign-up for our newsletter and leave a comment telling us who you will take to the show! The Fraser Valley Wedding Festival is coming up on Monday March 2nd, 2015, at the … Read moreCONTEST – CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF BEAUTIFUL WEDDINGS AT THE FRASER VALLEY WEDDING FESTIVAL