SOCIETY

UPDATED 1/2/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1257 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-629-8800 Web:  http://www.society-grg.ca Advice: Ask your server for drink and food suggestions and have fun. A dining lounge that is upbeat, sophisticated, fun and glam with great food and drink…

Hopscotch

One of the largest festivals of its kind in Vancouver, this Grand Tasting brought together a full spectrum of companies showcasing the top brands in the business from Scotch to Whisky to Beer and more. This is the 13 annual…

GEORGE LOUNGE

1137 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-628-5555 Web: www.georgelounge.com Twitter: @GeorgeLounge Advice: Sit at the bar if wish to experience the wonderful madness happen in front of your eyes. Impressive happening ultra lounge and bar scene with a very cool vibe,…

HAWKER’S DELIGHT

4127 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-709-8188 Web: n/a Advice: Let me know if you want your dishes spicy or non-spicy, don’t be afraid to ask them to omit an ingredient or two as you wish. Asian comfort food, large portions…

A Night of Don Julio Tequila

The Don Julio ‘Height of Craftmanship’ event hosted by Goldfish Pacific Kitchen in Yaletown on November 16 was a great success and a lot of fun. There were stations scattered about the room which offered up Luxury Drops of 3…

Shaun Layton’s Creme Brulee Cocktail

Shaun Layton is a Bartender at George in Yaletown, as my friend Sheryl and I were sitting at the bar talking with Shaun and tasting some great dishes off the menu. Sheryl challenged Shaun to creating a Creme Brulee Cocktail,…

VOYA RESTAURANT

  UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1177 Melville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-639-voya Web: http://www.voya-restaurant.com/ Twitter: @voyavancouver Advice: Have the bartender or server guide you through the wine and cocktail list before you order. In this stunning room, diners are treated…

SHAUGHNESSY RESTAURANT

5251 Oak Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-261-0011 Web: www.shaughnessyrestaurant.com Advice: Request a window seat overlooking the gardens. Sitting in a spectacular setting this is a delightful restaurant for lunch, dinner or brunch before or after a visit to VanDusen Gardens. The…

Princess Poppy Punch by Charlotte Voisey

Charlotte Voisey, Global Brand Ambassador for Hendrick’s Gin Princess Poppy Punch 1 bottle Hendrick’s 1/2 bottle Green Chartreuse 1/2 bottle Aperol 1 litre passion fruit juice Splash clementine juice Splash fresh lime Splash simple syrup 1 bottle sparkling rose wine…

THE DIAMOND

6 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel:  n/a Web: www.di6mond.com Advice: Order a couple of different items if you are hungry as they are fairly small. Love the room with their exposed brick walls, this is a shining star for cocktails and…

Charlotte Voisey, Global Brand Ambassador for Hendrick’s

I had the pleasure of attending a fun Spirited Lunch event hosted by Society on Tuesday, November 10th, and met special guest Charlotte Voisey, Global Brand Ambassador for Hendrick’s Gin. Charlotte is an internationally awarded mixologist who lives in New…

VOYA LOUNGE

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1177 Melville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-639-voya Web: http://www.voya-restaurant.com/food-and-drinks/lounge Advice: DJ spins live music on Thursday from 4 – 8pm. And Friday & Saturday, 10:30 pm – 2am Located in the Loden Hotel, Voya is lounge…

Bordeaux Under One Roof

Wines from the Bordeaux region of France were poured at the Trade tasting in Vancouver November 3rd. This tasting that was part of a tour also touched down in Montreal, Toronto and then ended in Vancouver, the walk around wine…

GOLDIES RUSTIC PIZZA

605 West Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.681.0650 Web: n/a Advice: If you are in a hurry, window service will be the fastest during the busy lunchtime rush. They have vegan pizzas upon request. Pizza pie, pizza pie oh my pizza…

BISHOP’S

2183 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-738-2025 Web:  http://www.bishopsonline.com/ Advice: Reservations are recommended in advance. Truly one of a kind, after almost 25 years serving the best in Canadian cuisine, many of the country’s best chefs were trained here by…

Free Fall at Voya

Autumn’s answer to the popular summer ‘Mercury Rising’ Loden penthouse parties, the aptly-titled ‘Free Fall’ is where it’s at – every Thursday in the Voya Lounge (from 4-8 pm). Each week, Voya will be giving guests a little something special…

VIJ’S RANGOLI

1488 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-736-5711 Web: http://www.vijsrangoli.ca/ Advice: They don’t’ take reservations. Located next door to the sister restaurant Vij’s, Rangoli is the more casual of the two, a gem that is bright and colourful with an open…

DEACON’S CORNER

101 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-684-1555 Web: www.deaconscorner.ca Twitter: @ Deacons_Corner Advice: Don’t be afraid to ask. Since I was at the corner of Main and Alexander to have my breakfast, I was very curious to know who Deacon was…

THE REFINERY

1115 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel:  604-687-8001 Web: http://www.therefineryvancouver.com/ Twitter: @TheRefineryVan Advice: Don’t be afraid to experiment on what goes in your cocktail, if what you desire is not on the cocktail menu, ask the bartenders to make your creation. Mixing…

BOULANGERIE CHO PAIN

UPDATED 3/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1165 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-669-4271 Web: www.boulangerie-chopain.com Advice: Ask when the filled croissants are coming out of the oven and line-up. If you love a great loaf of bread and croissants this is the…

The Craft of Cointreau Mixologists Competition

There are all sorts of competitions for bartenders happening in and around Vancouver, when I heard that Jay Jones, one of the partners of the new restaurant/bar Pourhouse in Gastown was organizing ‘The Craft of Cointreau’ I had to be…

C Food Cookbook Launch Party

The Vancouver Aquarium was the location for the book launch party that I attended with Sheryl Cohen last night for the spectacular cookbook by C Restaurant owner Harry Kambolis and executive chef Robert Clark… The book challenged executive chef Robert…

Chef Vikram Vij Creates Fusion at the Chan

Chef Vikram Vij known for his creative fusion Indian cooking in Vancouver and around the world. From an idea that Sid Katz, Director of the Chan Centre at UBC had along with an idea that Vikram Vij had, this night…

Undercover

On Thursday October 29th I had the pleasure to go ‘Undercover’ at one of the most secretave wine events of the season. Hosted by the Raymond James Lionsgate Financial to benefit Shooting Stars Foundation in support of direct service local…

THOMAS HAAS

2539 W. Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-736-1848, Web: www.thomashaas.com Advice: For now they closed on Sunday and Monday. Thomas Haas is not only creative and passionate at creating chocolates and pastries, he is world renown and knows how to romance us…

Society Opening

Last night was the opening party for Global’s newest jewel in the crown, Society in Yaletown.  A dining lounge that is upbeat, sophisticated, fun and glam with great food and drink to celebrate. I loved the pink chandeliers that are…

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