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To blend or not to blend? April 8th

That is the question!  Blends are often misjudged as inferior to wines made from a single variety.  Yet Bordeaux and Châteauneuf-du-Pape, two of France’s most well-known wines, have their foundations in combining different grape varieties and their ‘recipes’ have been…

Celebrate Earth Hour March 20-28

In commemoration of Earth Hour™, Raincity Grill, C Restaurant and nu restaurant + lounge will shut off more than just the lights on Saturday, March 27th. The chefs at all three restaurants will be promoting raw food menus in order…

Irish Whiskey Tasting March 17

Hamilton Street Presents – Spirits of the West, Volume 10 With barman Ryan Cheverie Wednesday, March 17th 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm An evening of exploration, discovery and fun This month, and yes it’s no co-incidence, we are tasting Irish…

Spring BBQ on March 21 at Mis Trucos

Vancouver’s unseasonably warm weather means one thing … it’s BBQ time! On Sunday, March 21, from 5 pm to 10 pm, Mis Trucos will host a Spring BBQ Kickoff, hosted by Mobio and the Give a Better Life Foundation. Guests…

Vancouver Foodster’s Tweetup

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 5:00pm – 6:30pm Wicked Cafe at 851 Hornby Street Join us at the Vancouver Foodster first Tweetup. Come out and talk about food and social media, this will be a great chance to meet some new…

A Canadian Food and Wine Spectacle

Last month I attended a wonderful event that showcased our areas notable chefs along with vintners and their foods and wines. The event took place on February 14th during the Olympics in Vancouver at the BC Pavillion. Chef John Bishop…

Port Wine Showcase

FENADEGAS represents a group of wine cellar cooperatives that began to promote their wines all over the world more than seven years ago. Today Wines from Portugal were showcased in Vancouver at the Metropolitan Hotel to members of the trade…

Chef Anna & Michael Olson at Ontario Pavilion

I had the pleasure of attending this culinary tasting that paired wines from Inniskillin with Chef Anna & Michael Olson’s creations on February 23rd, at the Ontario Pavilion during the Olympics. Celebrity chef Anna Olson, host of the Food Network television shows,…

Painted Rock Winemaker’s Dinner March 7

On Sunday, March 7 2010, Vancouver’s CRU Restaurant will present an intimate winemaker’s dinner featuring BC’s Painted Rock winery.  The four-course dinner will give guests a chance to discover why Painted Rock rose above tough competition to be named Best…

2010 Mixlympics Barmen Competition

George Ultra Lounge was the host of the 2010 Mixlympics held on February 21st with 6 international, 4 Canadian bartenders- competing head-to-head in a black box style event. George bartender Shaun Layton invited some of the best cocktail creators in…

Eats and Drinks at Olympics Ontario House

I met Chef Ryan Cain today who heads the Opus Catering team that has created the menu and is in charge of the kitchen at Ontario House. The menu at Ontario House has actually been developed with the input of…

Aboriginal Wild Foods at Kla-how-ya

I attended the spectacular Kla-how-ya (Welcome) exhibit gala opening at the Pan Pacific Hotel on February 11th. This was a wonderful evening of performances of dance and song, with Aboriginal music by Tribal Clef. The highlight was the Traditional Aboriginal…

Hamantaschen, Tasty Treats

Hamantaschen, the triangle shaped cookies that are traditionally eaten during the Jewish holiday of Purim, are made with many different fillings including poppy, prune, date, walnut, and chocolate. This year the holiday is celebrated on February 23 & 24, these tasty cookies…

Experience an Aboriginal Feast during the Olympics

Kanata Cuisine and Nk’Mip Cellars has teamed up to offer an Aboriginal Feast with Wine Pairings for 14 nights during the Olympics at the Native Education College’s Longhouse. The evening starts off with a traditional welcome song that greets people…

Saxony House Culinary Delights at the Olympics

I met Head Chef Matthias Groschupf today at Saxony House where he described some of the menu items being served during the Olympics. The menu in Vancouver is the very same menu that they offered for the Olympics in Torino,…

Taste the Food of Atlantic Canada House

I had the pleasure of meeting Revanna Powell, a Culinary Student in her 2nd year at The Culinary Institute of Canada in PEI. She is in a 2 year culinary arts program that is affiliated with Holland College in Charlottown….

Dutch Specialties at the Olympics Heineken Holland House

I met Executive Chef Karel Van Tiel yesterday at Heineken Holland House where he guided me through a tasting of some of their Dutch specialties. Not only did they bring their entire chefs team from Holland to Vancouver, they also…

Eat, Art, After Dark

Chambar restaurant highlights the work of Vancouver artists during the Olympics Chambar restaurant will feature the work of two Vancouver artists during the Olympics, with the intention of sharing with the world some of the fantastic young artistic talent that…

Afternoon Tea at Tracycakes

Afternoon Tea is an art and should be an extraordinary experience one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for you to indulge in an Afternoon Tea experience. Each of the places is unique in what they offer…

Culinary Treats at the Olympics House of Switzerland

I met Chef Beda Zengg yesterday at House of Switzerland where he cooked up some of his culinary delights from Switzerland for me to taste. We are fortunate to have some fine Swiss Chefs in Vancouver for the 2010 Olympics…

Win a Vancouver Travellers Deck

Enter to WIN, we are giving away Two of these Cool Vancouver Travellers Decks!! On Your Mark, Get Set… Get ready to discover the “Best 100 Local Places to Eat and Shop in Vancouver!” We’ve got the whole darn city…

Top 10 Take Out Places during the 2010 Olympics

If you are downtown Vancouver and either in a hurry to get to the next Olympic related event or can’t find a seat in your want to go to restaurant! Here are some places that you are sure to get…

Cafes to Visit during 2010 Olympics

If you are Vancouver and looking for a café to socialize with friends or to check your email! Here are some places that you are sure to get good coffee and most have Wi-Fi: Elysian Coffee (2 locations) 590 West…

Afternoon Tea at Secret Garden Tea

Afternoon Tea is an art and should be an extraordinary experience one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for you to indulge in an Afternoon Tea experience. Each of the places is unique in what they offer…

Meet Restaurant Designer Ryan Murfitt

We all know that Vancouver has some of the best restaurants per capita of anywhere in North America, these restaurants have such wonderful food because of their passionate chefs. One thing that people often remember is the ambience and feel…

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