Summer dining with Quails’ Gate Dinner in the Vineyard series

Did you know Quails’ Gate has a series of long table dinners to make your summer dining fun, exciting and the perfect wine pairing experience? As a couple; with friends or family members who also love Quails’ Gate wine as much as you do you could be sharing a special moment under the stars in … Read moreSummer dining with Quails’ Gate Dinner in the Vineyard series

BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR EXECUTIVE CHEF ALEX CHEN WINS 2018 CANADIAN CULINARY CHAMPIONSHIPS

  Chen Claims Gold, Distinction as Canada’s Top Chef Thanks to Signature Parfait of Wild BC Shellfish, ‘Chowder’, Northern Divine Caviar and Bull Kelp ‘Brioche’   Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Executive Chef Alex Chen struck gold yet again and claimed the crown as the nation’s foremost chef at the 12thannual edition of the Canadian Culinary Championships, … Read moreBOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR EXECUTIVE CHEF ALEX CHEN WINS 2018 CANADIAN CULINARY CHAMPIONSHIPS

CHEF ALEX CHEN AWARDED GOLD AT CANADIAN CULINARY CHAMPIONSHIPS

  Eleven of Canada’s top chefs competed in a culinary triathlon Feb 2 and 3, with one goal, to win gold and stand on the podium as the Canadian Culinary Champion for 2018.  The 12th annual Canadian Culinary Championships took place in Kelowna, B.C. and the competitions were exciting for competitors, judges and guests. The … Read moreCHEF ALEX CHEN AWARDED GOLD AT CANADIAN CULINARY CHAMPIONSHIPS

FORT BERENS ESTATE WINERY PINOT GRIS UNCOVERED; DAGERAAD BLONDE CROWNED GOLD MEDAL PINT

Canadian Culinary Championships Competition #1 closes, chefs prepare for final day of events. The 2018 Culinary Championships closes off competition #1 with Chef Mike Robins, from Sous Sol in Winnipeg chosen by the 400 guests to receive the People’s Choice award. Chef Robins created a dish with some of the following ingredients: cold smoked halibut … Read moreFORT BERENS ESTATE WINERY PINOT GRIS UNCOVERED; DAGERAAD BLONDE CROWNED GOLD MEDAL PINT

DINE AROUND Thompson Okanagan back until February 4, 2018

    With about 50 restaurants participating throughout the Thompson Okanagan, there’s lots of choice to check out the specially designed three-course tasting menus. You’ll find menus at $15, $25, $35 and $45 with suggested BC VQA wine pairings, BC Craft Beer pairings or spirits and cocktail pairings. Says Christina Ferreira, event coordinator, “More than … Read moreDINE AROUND Thompson Okanagan back until February 4, 2018

My Kelowna Journey – Visiting Mirabel Vineyards

  In September I was touring Kelowna and I was thrilled to be able to include a visit to the home of Doug and Dawn Reimer to taste their three Mirabel wines.   The Reimer family is originally from Winnipeg and more recently from West Vancouver where they raised three sons. The South East Kelowna … Read moreMy Kelowna Journey – Visiting Mirabel Vineyards