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…

Ian Millar, Global Ambassador for Glenfiddich

I had the pleasure of attending an intimate event hosted by Campagnolo on Thursday, October 29th, and met special guest Ian Millar, Global Ambassador for Glenfiddich, the World’s Most Awarded Single Malt. The Mad Men inspired event was a nod…

The Bean by Lauren Mote

Lauren Mote is a Bartender at The Refinery in Vancouver. After Lauren challenged some of her industry friends to name an ingredient or two which would make a great cocktail that she could create using the 2 ingredients as a…

The Globe in Your Glass

This charity fundraiser was to benefit Canuck Place, The Globe in your Glass was a tasting with many ‘new world’ wines being poured from all over the world. The Great Estates of the Okanagan executive chef Roger Planiden will showcase…

A night of Urban Grains at Bishops

I attended a tasting/education dinner celebrating Urban Grains in what they call ‘Staff of Life” on October 26th. Known as the ‘staff of life,’ wheat and other grains have been sustaining mankind since the early Neolithic period when humans first…

SCIUE ITALIAN BAKERY CAFFE

126 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-7263 Web: http://www.sciue.ca/ Advice: You can order halves of the sandwiches if you ask. This Italian style café is always buzzing with activity, the presentation of the foods, beverages and desserts is everything and here…

THE FLYING TIGER

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2958 W 4th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604-737-7529 Web: www.theflyingtiger.ca   Advice: Make a reservation, take a long a friend or two, order a variety of dishes to share.     From the moment I entered…

MOMENTO COFFEE HOUSE

UPDATED 9/30/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2766 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-736-9900 Web: www.momentocoffeehouse.com Twitter: @momentocoffee Advice: Try a coffee from their Siphon Bar. Creative minds will be happy here at this smallish yet very cool café for those craving…

MODERNE BURGER

2507 W Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-739-0005 Web: http://www.moderneburger.com/ Advice: add extra fixins as you so desire, several choices on the menu. I am so happy that I made a visit to this long time burger emporium in Kitsilano after friends…

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