The Golden Cocktail Competition

On Tuesday, May 19th five of Vancouver’s top mixologists, some with dog in tow, arrived in convoy at the very scenic Vista D’oro Farms & Winery for a Greenhouse Cocktail Throwdown. The golden ingredient for each cocktail was the winery’s flagship D’oro, a unique fortified wine made from the farm’s own green walnuts. Judged on…

First Okanagan Feast of Fields

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23 AT VALENTINE FARM IN SUMMERLAND FarmFolk/CityFolk is pleased to announce the location and date for the Okanagan’s first Feast of Fields event. On Sunday, August 23, Summerland’s Valentine Farm will play host to the celebration of farmers, vintners, chefs, artisans and producers of all kinds. “The event represents participants from across the…

West Coast Fishing Club Announces Guest Chef Series for 2009 Season

Guests Catch Celebrated Chefs in Action World class fishing is fabulous. And world class fishing accompanied by the hottest chefs in Vancouver is even better. From June 14th to September 10, 2009, the renowned West Coast Fishing Club is introducing a series of culinary adventures with some of the top names in the field. Privileged…

Fresh, Classic, French: Elixir Debuts New Menu

Fresh menu items meet founding principles this May 20th at Elixir. The chic French bistro is debuting a menu specially designed to illuminate the ideals that inspired the first menu ever crafted there. Chef Don Letendre and his brigade are passionate about bistro cooking. “I believe fervently that the real art of cooking lies in…

It’s Farmer’s Market Season at Granville Island!

Fresh produce, plants and flowers available at weekly open-air market starting June 18 Granville Island will once again play host to one of the city’s best outdoor markets, beginning Thursday, June 18. In addition to the fabulous finds the Public Market on Granville Island offers, Farmer’s Market shoppers will be privy to bedding plants and…

Celebrate Cascadia’s Wines – from Willamette to to Westbank

Some of the best wines in the world are produced in the region that is increasingly being called Cascadia – the corridor that includes Oregon, Washington and British Columbia . These wines are for the most part produced by small-lot wineries – passionate growers and artistic winemakers who know the right grapes to grow in…

All Canadian Wine Championships 2009 Results

Trophy Winners Best Red Wine of the Year Church and State Wines, BC 2006 Quintessential $50.00 Best White Wine of the Year Lang Vineyards, BC 2007 Riesling Farm Reserve $19.90 Best Sparkling Wine of the Year Peller Estates Winery, ON Peller Estates Ice Cuvee Rose $35.00 Best Dessert Wine of the Year Sponsored by Ontario…

March 19 – Crime Lab Restaurant Opens For Lunch

Crime Lab Restaurant in Coal Harbour will be open for lunch starting Tuesday, May 19, 2009. Come relax on our waterfront patio and check out our new menu during the long days of summer. The Crime Lab is known as a fantastic spot for an intimate dinner or a late-night frolic with friends. With its…

Stella’s on Cambie

Stella’s opened its second location on Cambie at 17th this week (May 11, 2009). Located in the old Tomato Cafe space, this restaurant is bound to be a hit now that the Cambie construction is over and the road has opened up. Similar to the Stella’s on Commercial Drive, Stella’s does tapas and mussels in…

Morning Bay 2005 Okanagan Pinot Noir

This wine is made of a blend of grapes from Kaleden and the Naramata Bench. A light to medium bodied wine with black cherry fruit aromas and a palate of berry, earth and spice. Tannins have softened. The wine was aged in neutral oak barrels for 30 months. Price $16.99 CSPC 786848