Tag: Wine

Wines by the glass in restaurants and bars

Food Glorious Food on CKNW

In early September 2016, I launched the Food Glorious Food podcast at CKNW.com which was then co-hosted by my friend Drex and myself, it was the first podcast of this kind that CKNW has hosted at CKNW.com. This new show…

Winemakers Dinner at City Side Winery

On October 21, I attended the first wine makers dinner held at the beautiful City Side Winery, this wonderful dinner featured the talented Chef Christopher Floyd pairing up his dishes with wines from City Side Winery. There were a selection…

Joy of Feeding 2016

It was a glorious day at the 5th annual Joy of Feeding event that I attended on Saturday June 25 at UBC Farm. Enjoyed the extravaganza that featured 15 multi-cultural home cooks serving up their recipe of choice to the…

A Night of Extraordinary Italian Taste at Cioppino’s

Invited to a wonderful dinner by the Italian Chamber of Commerce Canada West to celebrate Italian made food and wine enhanced with local fare by Chef Pino Posteraro. The Extraordinary Italian Taste project is a campaign to promote food products…

Sumac Ridge Wine Dinner at Showcase

After the reception that featured one of the Sumac Ridge wines along with some appetizers that included delicious lamb chops and dehydrated beets, goat cheese mousse and pistachio crumble it was on to a delicious pairing meal prepared by Chef Westley…

Joy of Feeding 2015

On Saturday September 19, I spent the evening at UBC Farm enjoying the extravaganza that featured 16 multi-cultural home cooks serving up their recipe of choice to the hundreds of people in attendance. I loved the Beer and Cheddar Fondue…

Foxtrot Winemaker’s Dinner at Bauhaus

On August 20, I attended this spectacular dinner featuring notable BC winemaker Foxtrot Vineyards. I was fortunate to be seated next to Torsten Allander who is the founder of the winery along with his wife Kikki; as well as Winemaker…

Garagiste North Wine Fest

Known as The ‘Small Guys’ Wine Festival showcasing small case lot artisan wines from the ‘Garagistes’ of BC, I had a chance to taste some of these fine wines on June 27th at the Wise Hall in Vancouver. In order…

KITCHEN ON MAIN

UPDATED 4/30/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3941 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-628-3000 Web: http://dev.kitchenonmainst.com/ Twitter: @kitchenonmainst Advice: Sit on the back patio on a dry day. Reservations suggested. It’s meatball madness and it’s all about the skillets at this Main street…

Canadian Flavours Gala

On April 30, I attended this wonderful event that celebrated Canadian chefs from across Canada with wines from the Naramata region of BC. Each chef prepared a dish to pair with one of the wines, and served their dish to…

WISHES + LUCK

UPDATED 8/6/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2270 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 484-9371 Web: https://instagram.com/wishesandluck/ Twitter: @wishes_and_luck Advice: No reservations. Closed Mondays. Owned by Chef Ciaran Chung & Dolly Reno they have created a menu of share plates with a focus…

Vintners Brunch Highlights the Vancouver Wine Fest

This years Vintners Brunch that I attended as part of the Vancouver International Wine Festival was the best one that I had ever attended in the Vancouver International Wine Festival. It was so well organized, with delicious food from the…

Mclaren Vale Scarce Earth at the Vancouver Wine Fest

As part of the recent Vancouver International Wine Festival, I attended a seminar focussing on the Mclaren Vale Scarce Earth wine region of Australia. This is area where most of the Australian Shiraz is produced, 35 million bottles a year….

CORDUROY PIE COMPANY

758 West 16th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604-709-0200 Web: http://www.corduroypie.com/ Twitter: @CorduroyPieCo Advice: Whole pizza pies to eat in or takeout. The latest in new pizzerias joins a lineup of top notch spots with a very good crispy edged crust. Gragham…

NICLI’S NEXT DOOR

UPDATED 5/1/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 68 West Cordova, Vancouver Tel: 604-669-6985 Web: http://www.niclisnextdoor.com/ Twitter: @niclisnextdoor Advice: Walk-ins welcome. This is a place that I enjoyed after my first visit last summer, my draw for another visit was to try some…

MATCH EATERY & PUBLIC HOUSE

350 Gifford Street, New Westminster Tel: (604) 777-8008 Web: http://matchpub.com/match-new-west/ Twitter @MatchPubNewWest Advice: Great place to watch a sporting event or game. With it’s sporting and entertainment environment, the large restaurant boasts 27 High-def screens for superior sports viewing and…

Vancouver international Wine Festival on sale January 6

Canada’s premier wine festival runs from February 20 to March 1 at the Vancouver Convention Centre and other venues across the city. The spotlight is on Savour Australia as the 2015 theme country, with a global focus on Syrah (aka…

BC Wine Picks for the Holidays

I asked John Clerides, Proprietor of Marquis Wine Cellars for his BC Wine picks for this holiday season. Here are a selection of his favourites for this 2014 festive season. BUBBLE No festive occasion is complete without bubbles. Bella Sparkling…

ABODE RESTAURANT

1223 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.688-1411 Web: http://www.aboderestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @ABODERestaurant Advice: Takes reservations. A large an inviting room situated off of bustling Robson, the décor is inspired of mid-century design with warm tones of walnut and Calcutta marble, lots of…

STEEL TOAD BREWPUB

97 East 2nd Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-709-8623 Web: http://steeltoad.ca/ Twitter: @SteelToadBeer Advice: Reservations suggested for the Dining Room upstairs, no reservations for the Dining Hall. Pizzas available for take out and eat in. Located on the edge of Olympic Village,…

Nicli’s Next Door Tasting

I’ve been fan of Nicli Pizzeria since opening awhile back, owner Bill McCaig is passionate and a perfectionist which is evident at Nicli. He recently opened Nicli’s Next Door, I dined with a group of media to sample the fine…

Bloom Spring Release Tasting

I attended this annual celebration of BC Wines on May 22, the tasting featured wines from many of the wineries across all regions in BC. This afternoon trade tasting was held at the Vancouver Convention Centre where guests I had…

Inception Wine Launch

Mark Anthony Group of Companies hosted to a wine party recently at Brix restaurant where they launched Inception Wines into our area to a large group of trade and media.   Light appetizers were served made by the chefs at…

Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers Launches in BC

This afternoon I attended a bubble party to celebrate the launch of The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers in British Columbia. This Canada-wide association will bring new opportunities, connections and forums to our province.  CAPS have been active in Quebec,…

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