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…

BANANA LEAF

3005 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-734-3005 Web: www.bananaleaf-vancouver.com Advice: Bring friends along and share the dishes. Love this tropical hideaway that is a little bit of paradise in the city, I dined here not long ago with a group of…

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…

GIOVANE CAFÉ

1038 Canada Place, Vancouver Tel: 604-695-5501 Web: www.giovanecafe.com Twitter: @GiovaneCafe Advice: Wifi is available, ask for the code. I found my new favourite café last week and have already visited a couple of times and expect that I will be…

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…

PIVO PUBLIC HOUSE

UPDATED 3/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 526 Abbott Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-608-0500 Web: www.pivopublichouse.com   Advice: Located at Tinseltown, close to GM Place and BC Place. If you are having any of the three Poutine dishes share with your friends.  …

ORU

1038 Canada Place, Vancouver Located inside the Fairmont Pacific Rim, 2nd floor Tel: 604-695-5500 Web: http://www.orucuisine.com/ Twitter: @OruRestaurant Advice: Organize a group of up to 12 friends and request the Chefs Table – this is a foodies dream (advance reservations are…

SAVARY ISLAND

1533 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: Tel: 604-926-4021 Web: n/a Advice: Come hungry, if the place is full it is worth waiting for a seat. They have one of the best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in the city, moreover one of…

INDIA BISTRO

1157 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-684-6342 Web: http://www.indiabistro.ca/ Advice: Specify the spice (heat) level for the dishes you order. Share dishes with your friends. Best to come for dinner. I have dined here many times over the years and always…

SHURAKU

833 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-687-6622 Web: http://www.shuraku.net/ Advice: If dining with friends, try a few dishes and share. Go for the food and sake, not the dessert. I love the room and the energy of this Izakaya eatery that plays to…

BERT’S RESTAURANT

  UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2904 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-1236 Web: http://bertsrestaurant.com/ Advice: Sit anywhere you feel like sitting. This is one of those long time places that has become an institution in the city, since 1948, Bert’s…

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…

ALIBI ROOM

157 Alexander Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-623-3383 Web: www.alibi.ca Advice: Go for the beer and try something that you wouldn’t find anywhere else. This vibrant room is always filled with what seems to be patrons who are well educated on the…

ORU Industry Night Party

I was lucky to be invited by a friend in the restaurant industry to ORU on Monday March 1st, this restaurant in the new Fairmont Pacific Rim opened quietly as the Olympics began and this was their first opportunity to…

CAMY’S PIZZA

5688 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-324-2200 Web: www.camyspizza.com Advice: Call ahead for pick-up or delivery. 2 for 1 Pizza Deals are the way to go. Places that specialize in Take Out Pizza are a dime a dozen around Vancouver, I…

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…

TWO CHEFS AND A TABLE

UPDATED 1/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 305 Alexander Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-233-1303 Web: www.twochefsandatable.com   Twitter: @2chefsandatable Advice: Book ahead if you have a large party. There is always that one place that you love which reminds you of a private…

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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