Tag: Wines

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

LA TERRAZZA

1088 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-899-4449 Web: http://laterrazza.ca Advice: Attend one of their winemaker dinners and have yourself a wonderful experience. I have had some outstanding meals here including one of their winemaker dinners which was an extraordinary experience. You…

TWISTED FORK BISTRO

1147 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-0749 Web: http://www.twistedforkbistro.ca/index2.php Twitter: @TwstdForkBistro Advice: If you go between 6pm-7pm Mon – Sat –order the Blue Fence special for $25. I first sampled their food at Feast of Fields a few weeks ago and…

BRIX

1138 Homer Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-915-9463 Web: www.brixvancouver.com Twitter: @brixvan Advice: Must try is their thin crust pizzas on their late night menu. Romantic, I always feel as I am in a secluded and intimate place when dining here as…

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….

Q4

UPDATED 2013 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2611 West 4th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604-734-4444 Web: www.q4restaurant.com Advice: Bring cash or credit as they don’t take debit. I joined a group of friends for pasta night, well that wasn’t exactly the reason for…

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…

JOE FORTES

777 Thurlow Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-669-1940 Web: www.joefortes.ca Advice: Ask for a table upstairs or in the corner if you wish privacy. Valet your car as their isn’t much parking on Robson or nearby. Outstanding fish selections and service made…

Naramata Bench Wine Tasting

The wineries of the Naramata Bench region of the Okanagan held a “Simply Red” tasting extravaganza to members of the media and trade at Goldfish Pacific Kitchen in Yaletown on September 22nd. Some of the wineries represented included Laughing Stock,…

Hungarian Winemakers Visit Vancouver

I had the great pleasure of being invited to lunch at Joe Fortes to dine and meet with Robert Koczuba (Winemaker at Torley) and ILona Kallay (Export Director at Torley) along with their importers to learn about their HUNGARIA Grande…

TWO CHEFS AND A TABLE

UPDATED 1/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 305 Alexander St, Vancouver Tel: 778-233-1303 Web: http://twochefsandatable.com Twitter: @2chefsandatable Advice: Make an advance reservation. Go for one of their wine & dinner events or beer & dinner events and treat yourself to something extraordinary….

YEW RESTAURANT

791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-9333 Web: http://www.fourseasons.com/vancouver/dining.html Advice: Go early for breakfast, make a reservation for lunch or dinner. Sit in one of their booths. I wish that I could live here and dine from breakfast, lunch and…

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…

CHAMBAR

562 Beatty Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-879-7119 Webs: http://www.chambar.com Twitter: @chambar Advice: Make an advance reservation thru Open Table, try to get a table towards the rear of the restaurant. This is a long time favourite restaurant of mine and I…

EARLS YALETOWN

1095 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel 604-688-4990 Web: http://www.earls.ca Advice: Get ready to have a great time. Of all their locations around I especially like their Yaletown location for their seating, décor and lounge like vibe. It is a great location…

THE GALLERY CAFE

750 Hornby Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-688-2233 Web:  http://www.thegallerycafe.ca/ Advice: There are empty glasses on the glass wall after the cash register along with ice and great tap water. Located upstairs inside the Vancouver Art Gallery this café offers a wonderful…

LaStella Wine Tasting

At the Wine Tasting on August 13th where they featured their white, rose and red wines for tasting for members of the trade and media. LaStella Winery is located in the Okanagan and is part of the winery family from…

CIOPPINO’S

1133 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-688-7466 Web: http://www.cioppinosyaletown.com/ Advice: Make an advance reservation, if you have a large party then ask to be seated in the wine room. This is one of my long time favourite restaurants that I visit…

Interview with Christa-Lee McWatters Bond

Sumac Ridge Winery | Summerland I understand Sumac Ridge is launching a new wine called Tribute, can you tell us how this new wine was named? Tribute was created to honour world-class athletic performance as it takes centre stage at…

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