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Sommelier of the Year award 2010

The Sommelier of the Year Award was handed out at the Awards Lunch during the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival held on April 23rd. Kurtis Kolt of Salt Tasting Room was the 2010 Award winner. Every year, a panel of…

Quady Dessert Competition Winners 2010

The 22nd Annual Quady Dessert Competition was a trade competition within the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival. The winners of this annual competition were announced at the Awards Luncheon held April 23rd at the Vancouver Convention Center. Tomiko Mayede of…

Interview with Henry Lee

Executive Chef | Jade Dynasty Restaurant Henry has been the Executive Chef at Jade Dynasty Restaurant in Chinatown for the past 5 years, he has been cooking for 18 years and he was trained in Hong Kong. In Vancouver at…

Dine Out at The Westward Ho!

I was invited to taste a preview of Chef Ron’s Dine Out menu the other day. Since I hadn’t been to The Westward Ho at the University Golf  Club before I had no idea what to expect, all I knew…

WIN 2 tickets to the Malene Grotrian Fashion Event

Win 2 general admission tickets to the Malene Grotrian Ice Water Fashion Event on April 29th at District319. The event will have some great gift bags, a theatrical finish and lots of surprises. Submit your favorite link, photo or story…

Dine Out Vancouver April 26-May 6

Tourism Vancouver’s eighth annual Dine Out Vancouver promotion, presented by Visa, runs for 11 days, from Monday, April 26 to Thursday, May 6. Participating restaurants and their menus will be revealed by Tourism Vancouver on Monday, April 19, at which…

Afterglow 2010 Naramata Bench Wine Tasting

On April 12th, I attended a wine tasting that featured a large selection of wineries from all over the Naramata Bench area.  This ballroom tasting along with a silent auction held at the Westin Bayshore Hotel paired two wineries with…

Dine Out Vancouver: Tasty Tours and Edible Events

New for Dine Out Vancouver 2010 are a variety of culinary classes, tasty tours and edible events. Starting in advance of Dine Out Vancouver on April 22 and running until May 6 there are some 40 different daytime culinary events being offered,…

Love Food? Here is the Scoop on Cooking Classes around the city

Here is the scoop on the cooking classes, cookbook signings, guest chefs and more happening around Vancouver. Arts Club Theatre Cooks Series http://www.artsclub.com/events/cooking-classes/index.htm Barbara Joe’s Books for Cooks 1740 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver http://www.bookstocooks.com/page193.htm Dirty Apron Cooking School 540 Beatty…

Projecting Change Film Festival April 22-25

The Projecting Change Film Festival takes place April 22-25 at Fifth Avenue Theatre in Vancouver. Showcasing a variety of films that promote green and sustainable living. A couple of films that are food related include “What’s on your Plate” and…

FRESH April 24

FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural…

WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE April 24

Canadian Premiere WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE is a witty and provocative documentary produced and directed by award-winning Catherine Gund about kids and food politics. Filmed over the course of one year, the film follows two eleven-year-old multi-racial city kids as…

An Evening of Champagne and Sparkling Wine May 27

house wine’s love of all things French extends to the theatre, so it is with great pleasure that we partner with BonetaRestaurant in a fundraiser to benefit the Théâtre la Seizième. In its 35th season, Théâtre la Seizième is the only French…

Communal Tables

If you are afraid of eating solo when out in a restaurant, or looking to meet some other like minded folk, I have compiled this list for you. Here is a comprehensive list of Communal Tables at restaurants and cafes…

California Wine Fair April 7

Now in its 30th year of touring across Canada, the 2010 CALIFORNIA WINE FAIR BALLROOM TASTING boasts 350 wines from 100 wineries throughout the Golden State. Under one roof, the range of wines include products currently available in the market…

Poisson D’Avril at Provence Marinaside

In for dinner with friends on April 1st specifically to partake in their Poisson d’Avril festival of fish celebration. At one point early in the evening I discovered that someone had put a paper fish on my back and that…

The Ride to Conquer Cancer May 2 at Elixir

Fundraising Brunch at Elixir Conquering Cancer One Mile at a Time Elixir Bistro Executive Chef Don Letendre has once again embarked on a history-making opportunity to make an epic crusade against cancer. On June 19 and 20, 2010, Letendre will…

New Zealand Wines April 23

GET THE DIRT ON NEW ZEALAND TERROIR trade seminar on Friday April 23, 9:30am -11.15am at VCC West. Spanning 10 degrees in latitude (1600km) New Zealand’s terroir changes dramatically from the sub-tropical north to the cool climate mountainous south. Michelle…

Hot Chefs Cool Jazz May 13

Vancouver Convention Centre Time: 6:00 pm Join Ryan Stone and an ensemble of Vancouver’s leading chefs such as: Justin Ault, Hapa Izakaya James Burnett, Show Case Restaurant, Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Lee Cooper, L’Abattoir Restaurant J.C. Fellicella, Vancouver Community College…

Red Carpet Soiree May 6

Thursday May 6th at 7pm Blue Water Cafe 1095 Hamilton St. (@ Helmcken) in Yaletown This year we will be rolling out the red carpet for more than 300 guests who will be treated to showcase an impressive selection of…

Afternoon Tea at The Fish House

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…

Interview with Harry Hertscheg

Executive Director | Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival | Vancouver What are the most challenging elements of organizing a wine festival? For this Festival, it’s making the following happen: 30,000+ bottles of 1700+ selected wines by 197 wineries from 14…

BC Wilds & Wine Blind Tasting March 26

Friday, March 26 – 7 pm Come out and taste the best of BC’s exotic ingredients tamed and paired with an exclusive BC spring wine selection from select boutique wineries. Experience Chef Robin’s creations with Wild Mushrooms, Sea Asparagus, Muskox…

A Quest for the Best Onion Rings in Vancouver

I am sure that you can find Onion Rings on many restaurant menus around the city. Onion Rings is a favourite comfort food for many. My quest was to find the most unique and tasty Onion Rings. In ranking order,…

WIN 2 Aussie Wine Tasting Tickets

Enter to WIN, we are giving away Two Tickets to the Aussie Wine Tasting on March 26!! On Your Mark, Get Set… Catching the Next Wave Go beyond the mainstream offerings and catch a glimpse of off the beaten track…

Naramata Spring Wines April 12

Vancouver at the Westin Bayshore Hotel on April 12 and in Victoria at the Inn atLaurel Point on April 14 Be the first to taste the annual “Best of the Bench” Spring wine releases and meet the winemakers from the Naramata Bench Winery Association. …

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