WINETRIPPING Your Guide to the Best Wineries of BC’s Okanagan & Similkameen

  Local B.C. sommelier authors comprehensive new BC Okanagan and Similkameen Valley wine tasting bible   With more than 273 wineries in British Columbia, it can often be difficult to map out a self-guided wine tour. This month, local wine writer and sommelier Rachel von Sturmer released her first book to assist wine beginners and … Read moreWINETRIPPING Your Guide to the Best Wineries of BC’s Okanagan & Similkameen

Cider Tap Takeover at The Cascade Room, October 15-22

The Cascade Room is welcoming six BC-based cideries for a special “Cider Tap Takeover”, October 15-22. The following BC-produced ciders will be on-tap and available for guests to enjoy by the glass every day during the week-long promotion (which coincides with BC CiderWeek 2016, hosted by the Northwest Cider Association): •Wards Hard Cider (Kelowna): Ginger … Read moreCider Tap Takeover at The Cascade Room, October 15-22

TIFFANY CAPTURES THE SPARKLE OF THE SEASON IN ITS 2016 HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN

  For holiday 2016, Tiffany & Co. celebrates the magic of the season by capturing the sense of surprise, passion and delight that Tiffany jewels inspire. The holiday campaign theme, “Make the World Sparkle,” is both a call to action to make the world a brighter place, as well as an invitation to give a … Read moreTIFFANY CAPTURES THE SPARKLE OF THE SEASON IN ITS 2016 HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN

#FridayFavourites – what’s on this blustery week ahead Oct 14 – 21

    Taste of Yaletown event brings a fresh approach with Sharing & Pairing menu    Make a SPLASH at Arts Umbrella’s 34th Art Auction   FARMERS MARKETS FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT LOW INCOME FAMILIES IN VANCOUVER   CHAMPAGNE WISHES, CAVIAR DREAMS: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR HOSTS EXCLUSIVE TAITTINGER DINNER OCT. 18   Getting Ready For ChopStick … Read more#FridayFavourites – what’s on this blustery week ahead Oct 14 – 21

Christophe Bonzon named to prestigious Cacao Barry International Ambassadors Club

  Burnaby’s Christophe Bonzon, owner of Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie (4717 Hastings Street), was recently appointed to premium French chocolate Cacao Barry’s prestigious International Ambassadors Club. He joins more than 100 pastry chefs and chocolatiers from over 20 countries with this invitation-only honour, and just the fourteenth Canadian. “We can proudly announce, that Christophe Bonzon, high … Read moreChristophe Bonzon named to prestigious Cacao Barry International Ambassadors Club

Vancouver’s favourite chefs and entertaining experts set to heat things up  at the Vancouver Home + Design Show

  The city’s top local chefs will hit the Samsung Cooking Stage from October 27-30, 2016 at the Vancouver Convention Centre   Get ready, food lovers! Vancouver’s top chefs are getting set to light up the Samsung Cooking Stage at the 33rd annual Vancouver Home + Design Show, October 27-30, 2016 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Live cooking demonstrations … Read moreVancouver’s favourite chefs and entertaining experts set to heat things up  at the Vancouver Home + Design Show

Luxury Lifestyle Brand TWG Tea Announces North American Debut

  First North American store to open in Vancouver, B.C.    TWG Tea, the finest tea brand in the world and one of the fastest growing luxury brands in history, is expanding with its first North American Tea Salon & Boutique opening this fall in Vancouver, British Columbia. An iconic global brand, TWG Tea opened … Read moreLuxury Lifestyle Brand TWG Tea Announces North American Debut

An Important Announcement from Provence Restaurants

  Dear Friends, It is with a mixture of excitement and sadness that we write you today with some news about Provence Restaurants. Recently, Raj Aujay, a former employee, made us an offer to purchase our original restaurant, Provence Mediterranean Grill, on West 10th Avenue in Point Grey. After much soul searching, negotiating and dreaming, … Read moreAn Important Announcement from Provence Restaurants

My Taste of Yaletown at Wild Tale Coastal Grill

  Last night I was part of a contingent of media people who were invited to sample the menus at a select number of the thirty + restaurants that are participating in Taste of Yaletown.   As we gathered at Xoxolat to taste delicious chocolate and enjoy a glass of champagne, thoughtfully provided by Swirl Wine … Read moreMy Taste of Yaletown at Wild Tale Coastal Grill

#TasteofThursday recipe from Chef Dan McGee, Au Comptoir

  ‘Thon Frais et Rillon en Salade’  (Fresh Tuna & Pork Belly Salad) By Dan McGee, Chef, Au Comptoir Albacore Tuna, Crispy Cured Pork Belly, Olives, Summer Beans, Tomato Watercress Yields 4 servings INGREDIENTS 2 cups Frisée, washed and trimmed of dark green parts 2 cups Watercress, washed and trimmed 12 Cherry Tomatoes, cut in … Read more#TasteofThursday recipe from Chef Dan McGee, Au Comptoir