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What’s Good In March

A Round Up Of What’s Good In March around Vancouver

VIFF presents Crushed

Her father’s death brings Elliot back to the family home and business, a 100-year-old vineyard on the brink of bankruptcy. Here, she unravels the mystery of his death by facing her own traumatic past. The film explores themes of loss, memory, and renewal, while paralleling the disintegration of a family with the corporate abuse of a landscape. This “environmental thriller” has been enthusiastically received by juries and audiences alike, screening at the Montreal, Napa Valley and Melbourne Underground film festivals.

Friday March 11th at 6:30 PM – Filmmaker in attendance
This film is followed by a ‘Whodunit’ Reception to assist in the investigation of women in genre. Donita Dyer reviews the film on Food and Wine Concierge herePurchase Ticket

Victoria Beer Week March 4-12 Every year we say we are going to get here, but alas! There’s still time for you though. Head over for a series of events highlighting a broad selection of BC craft breweries. The week is grounded in events that pair BC craft beer with local Victoria artisan food vendors, with a clear focus on showcasing quality BC craft beer and educating beer enthusiasts. Smaller tastings, seminars and micro-events happen at various venues throughout the week.

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Salt Spring In The City March 4-6 at Vancouver’s Heritage Hall at 15th & Main. The island’s bohemian lifestyle and fresh finds from from over 30 unique brands. From the modern to the rustic, chic to traditional — there’s something for everyone. Rumour has it there’s cider and wine!


International Women’s Day at L’Abattoir – Tuesday, March 8 6:00-8:00pm  Meet the female forces shaping Vancouver’s hospitality industry – An empowering panel discussion between some of the leading ladies of Vancouver’s hospitality industry. These high-profile women will discuss the challenges they’ve faced in getting to where they are now, as well as the positive steps they’ve seen taken in our industry.  Doors open 5:30-6:00pm, no latecomers Reception & cash bar 6:00-6:30pm Panel discussion 6:30-8:00pm Where: L’Abattoir Restaurant, private dining room (217 Carrall Street, Vancouver, B.C.) Cost: Entry by cash donation to a local rape crisis and transition centre ($15 minimum). How: To ensure a spot, please RSVP with your name and number of attendees to bronwen@labattoir.ca.

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Dining Out For Life THURSDAY, MARCH 10-  Dine out for breakfast, lunch or dinner at participating restaurants and support people living with HIV/AIDS right here at home.

From Whistler to White Rock and across the Lower Mainland, restaurant partners will contribute 25% of their food sales to registered not-for-profits Friends For Life and A Loving Spoonful.


Swallow Tail Supper Club – Saturday, March 12th – 6:30pm 5 Course Dungeness Crab Feast by Chef Jacob Deacon-Evans (Wildebeest/West) $69 3 Starters of fresh uni and octopus straight from the sea, followed by whole honey smoked Dungeness crab plus dessert.  It’ll be messy, decadent fun! – BOOK

Bombay Sapphire

3:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. at BCLDB 39th and Cambie
Discover the complex and refined taste of Bombay Sapphire and Bombay Sapphire East. This carefully crafted gin is perfect for blending in premium cocktails!
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17TH Annual Healthy Chef Competition Wednesday, March 16, 2016 6:30 PM at Hyatt Regency $90 The challengers will create, prep and dish up approximately 70 plates each including an entrée and dessert that includes the prominent use of fresh produce. BCPMA at 604-944-0179 or email info@bcpma.com.  Beach Grove Golf Club; EBO Restaurant and Lounge; The Arts Institute International Culinary Schools; Pretty Estates Resort; Torafuku;  Vancouver Community College; Wild Fig Restaurant (Executive Inn); The Hyatt Regency Vancouver and, new this year, White Spot.

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Swallow Tail Supper Club – Saturday, March 19th – 6:30 pm – TIKI inspired, tropical secret supper. Byo cocktails, they’ll supply the shakers. Escape the rain with Chef Jane Cornborough (L’Abattoir) $49

“poisson cru” marinated fish/scallop in coconut milk 2. lime and grilled cantaloupe, 3.  Lettuce rolls with sirloin and mango, spicy dipping sauce, 4.Tropical chicken roasted to succulent perfection 5. Pineapple upside down rum cake – BOOK

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BC Distilled Saturday, March 26 – Canada’s premier craft and micro-distillery festival, raises a glass to BC’s burgeoning distillery industry. The third annual festival, happening on will feature 27 BC-based artisan distilleries, offering attendees the opportunity to sample locally-made gin, whisky, liqueurs, vodka and more.



BOMBAY SAPPHIRE EAST and Cocktails with David Wolowidnyk

Top Five Reasons Why Bombay Sapphire Gin is the Spirit of Summer

Yesterday I wrote about how my new Escents Outdoor Survival Kit helped keep the mosquitoes away (although I neglected to use the spray the the day before….and one bit me on the neck….right in my apartment while sleeping…so very rude!) and today I bring you GIN as a remedy! Apparently I’d only had wine that night.

Gin has always been the classic cocktail spirit that was meant to be mixed. As a key ingredient to many of the season’s most refreshing cocktails, it balances botanicals with light and fresh seasonal flavours like citrus and fruits.

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“From a subtle hint of citrus, to its complex, yet balanced flavour, gin features the ultimate crisp and refreshing qualities that make it the perfect summer drink,” says David Wolowidnyk, Vancouver Brand Ambassador, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE. “BOMBAY SAPPHIRE’S unique vapour infusion process and exotic handpicked botanicals make it exceptionally well balanced and extraordinarily mixable, making it the perfect choice for your favourite gin cocktail.”

If you haven’t cocktailed at CinCin lately you must. It’s where the talented Wolowidnyk mans the bar and an excellent place for dinner as well. We asked Wolowidnyk for some recipes for the best summer gin drinks and here’s his top two.


Loosen the Knot

  • 1 oz Bombay Sapphire EAST Gin
  • .5 oz Lemon Juice
  • .5 oz Simple Syrup (2:1)
  • 2 oz Prosecco
  • 1 scoop Lemon/Ginger Sorbet

Method: Stir/Build/Neat

Glass: Flute

Preparation: Add the gin, simple syrup and lemon juice to a mixing glass with ice and stir to chill. Strain into a flute. Add Prosecco and top with a scopp of sorbet.

Garnish: 1 scoop of lemon/ginger sorbet

To compliment the Thai Lemon Grass and Vietnamese Black Peppercorn of the Bombay Sapphire EAST, the refreshing acidity of the lemon and the spice of the ginger help to relax and rejuvenate.

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Eastern Crush

  • 1.5 oz Bombay Sapphire EAST Gin
  • .75 oz Lime Juice
  • .5 oz Simple Syrup (2:1)
  • 3 pieces of Watermelon (2″ cubes)
  • 3 sprigs Cilantro
  • 1 pinch Black Pepper (fresh ground)

Method: Shake/On the Rocks

Glass: Old Fashioned Glass

Preparation: In a shaker, muddle watermelon, cilantro and freshly ground pepper. Add Bombay Sapphire EAST, lime juice and simple syrup. Shake with ice until cole and fine strain through a tea strainer to remove solids. Add new ice to the glass and garnish.

Garnish: 1 sprig of cilantro

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE EAST’s Top 5 Reasons why Gin is the Spirit of Summer

  1. Tonic originated in India as the quinine in tonic was a remedy to combat mosquito-borne malaria. Adding ice, citrus and gin made the tonic more refreshing and palatable and the citrus also helped prevent scurvy. While malaria and scurvy aren’t concerns here in Canada, mosquitoes definitely are…so go ahead and enjoy a Gin and Tonic, just to be safe!
  2. Since the 1800s, gin has been the go-to spirit for bartenders, as its botanical flavours add complexity to any cocktail, while balancing perfectly with light summer ingredients.
  3. Many experts would agree that gin is vodka’s worldlier, more interesting older brother. Replacing vodka with BOMBAY SAPPHIRE in summer cocktail favourites such as a Caesar will add a new layer of complexity to your drink.
  4. Gin is globally renowned for being refreshing on a hot day and consumption rates are highest in warm climates like Spain, the world’s number one gin market.
  5. Gin is an aperitif, preparing the palate and stimulating the appetite, and thus every great summer BBQ or dining experience should start with a gin cocktail, like a Negroni.

Mosquitoes aside, it’s no surprise that the classic Gin and Tonic is the number #1 reason on BOMBAY SAPPHIRE EAST’s list, with 65% of the world’s gin enjoyed in a Gin and Tonic*.

*Almost forgot disclaimer. I drank some gin.