On June 17th, I attended this wonderful event at the Fairmont Pacific Rim. One of the rooms was dedicated to Cocktails and this is where some of the city’s best bartenders were competing for best cocktail. In the other room as well as the foyer there were many of the city’s top restaurants dishing out exquisite tasting plates as well as 22 wineries from Chile showing their latest releases.
My favourite dishes were those from Joe Fortes, Fleuri and YEW!
Literally stirring things up, Derek Vanderheide of the Rosewood Hotel Georgia was the winner of the cocktail competition with his drink, La Moustaccioli.
Pastry Chef Arthur Chen and his team were very creative with their Garden of Desserts, I loved the Chocolate Covered Almond Pound Cake, mini Cupcakes and all the other desserts in the garden.
By: Richard Wolak