Category: Tastings

Big Night 2011

On February 4th I attended Big Night, I have attended many over the past few years and this is always an event that I look forward too– this is Vancouver Magazine’s Big Night! This was a celebration of the top…

Tourism Vancouver: The Inside Taste

On January 20th I attended The Inside Taste – A Sustainable Plate & Pairing Challenge along with Marissa Winters who was my co-reporter of the evening, she won our contest and came up from Seattle to join me at this…

Taste BC 2011

I recently attended Taste BC 2011, a fundraiser put on by Liberty Wine Merchants with proceeds going to BC Children’s Hospital – Oak Tree Clinic. The event held at the Hyatt gave my friends and I a chance to walk…

Taste of Blue Mountain

On Monday, January 17 I attended an evening celebrating the premium wines of BC’s Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars at the Four Seasons Hotel.  The event was grazing style which allowed guests to wander the room sampling wines paired with…

Las Margaritas Don Julio Pairing Dinner

On December 7th I attended this tasting dinner pairing Don Julio Tequila with a menu prepared by popular Mexican eatery Las Margaritas in Kitsilano. As people were seated they were served the Cider House Rules Cocktail made with the Blanco…

Prairie Organic Vodka Tasting at Fairmont

I recently attended a tasting at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver`s 900 Lounge to taste some Prairie Organic Vodka Cocktails. First one was the Tallgrass Tea –made with Prairie Organic Vodka, green tea, sugar and fresh lemon juice Second cocktail was the…

Celadon Korean Cooking

On November 22nd I attended an evening of Korean cooking with Sonny and Maggie Huh of Celadon Whistler that was held at Barbara Joes Books for Cooks in Vancouver. I had been invited by Pedro Villalon of Dao Tea who…

Coast Highland Park Pairing Dinner

On Sunday November 21st I had the pleasure of dining at Coast for their Highland Park Pairing Dinner as part of the Hopscotch festival. To begin the evening there was a reception to welcome everyone and to experience a signature…

Breakfast at Rocky Mtn Flatbread

Do you love eating pizza for breakfast ? Now you don`t have to feel guilty, you can start your day right with a selection of breakfast pizzas topped with scrambled eggs, steak, wild boar bacon, chocolate and bananas. Rocky Mountain…

Scallops & Citrus at YEW Restaurant

I was in for dinner recently to taste thru their Scallops & Citrus menu that is being presented throughout November at YEW Restaurant in the Four Seasons downtown Vancouver. This $35, three-course, prix-fixe menu focuses on in-season ingredients sourced close…

Dinner at Sweeney`s

I am one of those lovers of Sweeney`s lunchtime sandwiches, recently I heard  Chef Glenn Saunders started cooking dinner and the menu was his take on rustic home cooking, I had to try some dishes and that I did last…

Granville Island Craft Beer & Chocolate Pairing

On Friday November 5th I attended a wonderful event that was put on by the West Coast Chocolate Festival, it was beer and chocolate pairing evening, specifically Granville Island Beer & Rogers Chocolates. The evening also saw Bella Gelateria maestro…

Merridale Cider Tasting at Salt

On Monday November 1st, I attended the Merridale Cidery tasting as part of The Salt Cellar Series at Salt Tasting Room.  Janet Docherty and Rick Pipes, proprietors of Merridale Ciderworks were on hand and I was fortunate to sit with…

Lift Restaurant Tasting

The other day I attended a media tasting at Lift Restaurant to try some of their new menu creations presented by Chef Scott Kid. Lift has one of the most prestine views in the city with a backdrop of Stanley…

New Dishes Tasting at Goldfish

Yesterday I attended a media tasting at Goldfish Pacific Kitchen to try some of their new menu creations, 90% of the menu is new and this came about due to a new chefs team at the helm. These guys are…

Taste of Zest of New West

Last night I was guided around 5 different restaurants in different areas of New Westminster to taste some of the featured dishes on the Zest of New West menus before the tasting festival gets underway on October 15th. Each restaurant/lounge…

Farm to Table at the Network Hub

Last night I attended Farm to Table at The Network Hub where a few local Farm to Table companies provided samples of their food and drink to a passionate crowd of business/social media/entrepenurs! The speaker was: Chef Anthony Nicalo, CEO…

Blue Mountain Wines at Seasons

On August 17th, I attended a tasting of Blue Mountain Wines paired along with bites from Seasons in the Park! Blue Mountain Vineyard is located in Okanagan Falls, BC; Christine Fawcett of Keystone Fine Wines was the speaker and she…

Painted Rock Wines Summer Toast

Yesterday I attended a tasting of Painted Rock Wines alongside with tasty bites from Monk McQueens. Painted Rock Estate Winery is located in Penticton, BC and it was great to have them participate in this tasting in the city. It was a pleasure to hear…

Xfour Vodka Tasting and Chocolate

Yesterday I attended the launch of a new BC based artisan vodka in a penthouse on the 32nd floor of a building downtown Vancouver with a spectacular view of the city skyline. Xfour, is a sipping vodka, made from rye…

Desert Hills Wine Pairing at The Edge

Last night I attended a tasting of Desert Hills Wines alongside with tasty bites from The Edge Social Grille and Lounge on Granville. Desert Hills Winery is located in Oliver, BC and it was great to have them participate in…

Cheese Tasting at Au Petit Chavignol

Recently I attended a Bastille Day Cheese and Wine Tasting lead by Allison Spurrel the cheese master. Vive la France: With Allison guiding us all through each of the 4 plates of cheeses that were carefully paired with wines from…

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