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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. …

Wines of Argentina Tasting April 9

Friday, April 9, 2010 3:00 – 7:00 pm BCLDB 39th & Cambie Signature Liquor Store 5555 Cambie Street, Vancouver At the Cambie & 39th consumer tasting, the wines listed above will be paired with bites from Baru Latino Restaurante.  Guests at the…

2010 Wine & Beer Festival March 26

Date: Friday March 26th, 2010 Time: 6:00-10:00 pm Location: The Edgewater Casino, Vancouver Tickets: $45 – includes all wine & beer samples, souvenir glassware, live entertainment, light appetizers, festival brochure and tasting notes Website: www.justhereforthebeer.com/2010

Afternoon Tea at Provence

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…

Catching the Next Wave March 26

Go beyond the mainstream offerings and catch a glimpse of off the beaten track gems. We will introduce you to new wine styles like sparkling and rosé and explore unusual grape varieties such as Verdelho, Viognier and Malbec. Over 20…

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,…

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