Where will you be dining? Dine Out Vancouver Festival – Dockside Restaurant

Thanks to a special preview night several media types were treated to the delights of Chef Koo An and his team. So many courses and so many choices on the Dockside Restaurant Dine Out menu.

Painted Rock Wine Dinner hosted by Water Street Cafe February 7th

The Painted Rock Estate Winery dinner hosted by Water Street Cafe is going to be an exceptional treat for BC Wine lovers. Another in the series of ongoing BC Wine Makers Dinners hosted by Water Street Cafe.

ITALIAN MASTERCLASS SERIES SPRING EDITION

Do you want to surprise your friends cooking something special or make a great and unique gift? This is the opportunity you are looking for, don’t miss it!   Organized in collaboration with the VCC (Vancouver Community College), the General Consulate of Italy in Vancouver and the APCI (Professional Association of Italian Chefs in Canada), … Read moreITALIAN MASTERCLASS SERIES SPRING EDITION

Wine Pairing for Roasted Brussel Sprouts

 Wine Pairing for #TasteofThursday Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Burrata and Chili Gastrique    Pairing Notes: Paired with Bobinett ‘Hanami’ 2013, from Loire Valley, France General Manager and Sommelier, Hao-Yang Wang suggests pairing the Roasted Brussels Sprout with Bobinett ‘Hanami’ 2013 from Loire Valley, France, noting: “The Hanami is 100% Cabernet Franc, though produced in a … Read moreWine Pairing for Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Wine Pairing #TasteofThursday Porchetta recipe

A wine pairing for Chef Alex Chen’s Porchetta #TasteofThursday recipe* I’d recommend pairing a Pinot Noir with Chef Alex Chen’s delicious Porchetta recipe. Pinot Noir is a versatile varietal, and a natural pairing for pork. It also happens to be one of my favourite varietals! Although I’m partial to Burgundy, some B.C. Pinot Noir is … Read moreWine Pairing #TasteofThursday Porchetta recipe

Vegetable Okonomiyaki wine pairing suggestion:

Chef Ron Shaw of Grapes & Soda  #TasteofThursday Vegetable Okonomiyaki recipe wine pairing suggestion – Hao-Yang Wang, Sommelier.   Pairing Notes: Paired with Soahc Riesling 2014 from BC, Canada General Manager and Sommelier, Hao-Yang Wang suggests pairing the Vegetable Okonomiyaki with Soahc Riesling 2014 from BC, Canada, noting: “The Soahc is off-dry, zesty and playful, with … Read moreVegetable Okonomiyaki wine pairing suggestion:

Wine Pairing for #TasteofThursday – @ryandavidlewis

Bartier Brothers Semillon 2013 – $22   One of the Okanagan’s more consistent and interesting wines, Bartier Brothers Semillon is always a favourite of mine. Complimentary herbal and citrus flavours, accompanied by exceptional acidity makes this wine a easy pairing with a wide range of dishes, but in this case it matches up well with … Read moreWine Pairing for #TasteofThursday – @ryandavidlewis

Wine pairing for #TasteofThursday Lobster Salad recipe

Our “in-house” sommelier Ryan Lewis has kindly sent us his suggestions for this great dish.   The obvious and possibly best match for a dish like this one would be Sauvignon Blanc, which pairs extremely well with each individual ingredient. A wine with high acidity is the key here as it will match up with … Read moreWine pairing for #TasteofThursday Lobster Salad recipe

Taste of Thursday wine pairing suggestions for Chef Ron Shaw’s Summer Pea Salad

Wine Pairing suggestion for Summer Pea Salad courtesy of Hao-Yang Wang   Our Summer Pea Salad at Grapes & Soda was inspired by the Sauvignon Blanc grape. In the restaurant, we pair it with the Clos Roche Sauvignon Blanc No. 5 Touraine ’12 — a natural and organic wine from Loire, France — however, there … Read moreTaste of Thursday wine pairing suggestions for Chef Ron Shaw’s Summer Pea Salad

#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