Craft cocktails are a huge trend for holiday gatherings and beyond, and both still and sparkling wines can be a part of that experience. Not only does wine provide a lighter alternative to spirits, it pairs exceptionally well with a variety of cocktail components. California wines make a particularly fitting match for the state’s bounty of local, sustainably grown produce and fresh herbs.
Vancouver officially has another cocktail queen, this time in the catering realm. The Lazy Gourmet’s Shannon Boudreau competed against other caterers and bartenders Northern American-wide at the annual Catersource Conference & Tradeshow in New Orleans. She took home top prize during the Swizzle! Competition with three custom cocktails based on trends for the upcoming year.
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The California Wine Legacy Signorello, Stags’ Leap, White Rock… some of the most iconic names in the California/American wine industry. Now these wineries and many more are smouldering ruins and in the wake of these fires a piece of our collective history, our living history, has gone too. We in British Columbia understand … Read more The California (Wine) Legacy
MyVanCity.ca is very pleased to announce our new weekly feature “Taste of Thursday”. We have recruited some great BC Chefs who will provide us with unique recipes to share with our readers. Whether you’re a gourmand or a gourmet you are going to enjoy this new weekly feature. Each week a different chef will publish … Read more Announcing the launch of “Taste of Thursday”
Back to school, back to school! It’s a busy time for kids and parents alike, and that’s without worrying about mealtime. While it can be tempting to dip into last year’s repertoire, why not try fuelling the family with some fresh new dishes? Chef Paul Mon-Kau of The District Restaurant Group isn’t just a … Read more Stress free weeknight dinners from Chef Paul