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Canada 150 Foodie Fun

To celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday this Saturday July 1st, as food is what brings us all together, here are some celebratory iconic foods and where you can get them around the city, as well as some foodie events that feature…

Dine Out Vancouver 2015 Events -picks

The Dine Out Vancouver Festival running January 16 – February 1 will again feature all sorts of different foodie events to accompany it’s popular annual restaurant festival. Below are some of my event picks for this years festival along with…

Dine Out Vancouver 2014 Events -picks

This year’s Dine Out Vancouver runs January 17 – February 2nd and features an extensive selection of unique events in addition to prix-frixe meals that all the participating restaurants will be offering. On Wednesday January 8th I will publish my restaurant…

Dine Out Vancouver 2013 -picks & tips

This year’s Dine Out Vancouver runs January 18 – February 3rd and features an extensive selection of unique events in addition to prix-frixe meals that all the participating restaurants will be offering. The prix-fixe menu are in one of three…

Rouge Opening

On January 27th, I attended the opening party of Rouge that saw a few hundred people mingle over cocktails, shots, wine and passed around bites. Rouge Event Lounge is located at 1240 Richard St. Vancouver, BC and online at www.rougeeventlounge.com…

A Night with Theo Chocolate

Joe Whinney, CEO and founder of Theo Chocolate spoke at The Refinery on November 20th about his journey and his company. Theo Chocolate is a fair-trade, certified organic bean-to-bar chocolate producer in Seattle. They were one of the first to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Celebrate Los Muertos at Zocalo

One of the most joyful and popular holidays in Mexico is ‘Dia de Muertos’ (Day of the Dead). The fiesta, which traces its roots back to the indigenous Aztec and Maya cultures, was originally celebrated in August. After the Spanish…

West Coast Chocolate Festival

I attended the opening night of this chocolate festival’s events which was the ‘Salon du Chocolat’. The event featured a sampling of chocolate, wines, beers, scotches, liqueurs, and teas. Some of the notable vendors included: Xoxolat  www.xoxolat.com Rubens Chocolates  www.rubenschocolate.ca…

Mission Hill Family Estate’s Vintage Affair

Mission Hill Wines poured 6 wines including their Oculus, Quatrain and unveiled their Compendium at the Four Seasons Hotel on October 8th. This elegant evening featured inspired signature canapés by Four Seasons Executive Chef Oliver Beckert. Mission Hill Wines is…

Vancouver International Wine Festival 2010, Get Ready

New Zealand and Argentina the theme at largest wine festival to date The Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival will mark its 32nd year with a celebration of the wines of Argentina and New Zealand and a global focus on rosé….

Celebrate the Great Wines of Argentina

This event held at the Sutton Place Hotel showcased 49 wineries from Argentina and featured many of the finest Malbecs, Syrah, and other red and white wines from their region. Many of these wines are already available in Liquor Stores…

Sonoma in the City

Wines from the Sonoma Coast, Russian River and Carneros were poured at the Trade tasting in Vancouver September 24th, since the region is known for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnays this was the highlight here along with some Zinfandels. This…

Trees Organic Coffeehouse Opening

September 22nd marked the “grand opening” all-day tasting party of the newest location of Trees Organic Coffeehouse in Yaletown at 1391 Richards Street. There were free samples of organic coffee, cheesecake, muffins, scones and sandwiches. Voted “Vancouver’s Best Cheesecake” by the…

North American book launch of “A Boy After the Sea”

Barbara Jo’s Books to Cooks was the venue for this very special launch of a beautiful cook book, authored by Kevin Snook with contributions from high profile chefs across the world (including Vancouver’s own David Hawksworth) on September 17th. North…

Feast of Fields at UBC Farm

Feast of Fields was organized byVancouver’s FarmFolk/CityFolk Society and held on Sunday September 13, 2009 at UBC Farm in Vancouver. It was a beautiful day of fun, food, drink and sun, here are some photos from the day of festivity…

Cotes du Rhone Tasting Dinner

On Thursday September 10th, Two Chefs and a Table played host to an educational evening of wines from the Cotes Du Rhone region of France, paired with foods created by Two Chefs and a Table. Certified Wine Educator Mireille Sauvé…

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