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Les Dames D’Escoffier – Holiday Suggestions Part Three

Les Dames d’Escoffier Dish on Holiday Gifts

Les Dames d’Escoffier‘s BC chapter members have many holiday suggestions for both consuming and giving. Click here for part one, here for part two and continue reading for part three!


Dame Mary Mackay – Terra Breads

Dame Mackay owns Terra Breads and we always stop in for the Pannetone, cookies and some gingerbread men at this time of year. Don’t forget to stock up on bread for stuffing, some crackers for the cheese plate and their lovely jams and sauces also make great stocking stuffers.


Dame Cate Simpson – Earls Cookbook

If you’ve dined at Earls over the years, which so very many have, this cookbook is a walk down memory lane.  The cookbook is $35 (with all profits to charity) and there’s a cookbook bundle with a $50 gift card for Earls and the cookbook for $75.  At Earls!

Dame Ann Kirsebom


Cranberry & Onion Confit with Grand Marnier 


Paris In A Chocolate  Luxury Gift Boxes – the perfect give for the person who has everything! Bespoke Grand Marnier® Ganache filled historic cachets. Both the conift and chocolate are availalbe at Gourmet Warehouse.

Dame Cassandra Anderton (me!) – some suggestions from my clients
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Home on the Range Organics – 235 East Broadway

Duck Pate, Artisan Marmalade, Maple Syrup, Gift Boxes full of all natural beauty products or culinary goodies are just some of the delicious things you’ll find here in Mount Pleasant. You can also pick up Hills Foods Meats here (Dame Tina Hills commpany), try some Kangaraoo sliders for New Year’s Eve!

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XFour Vodka three pack – Legacy Liquor 

Chocolate, lemon and blueberry for your holiday cocktaila, hostess gift or underneath that tree.

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Brockmann’s Crunchetti – Great stocking stuffers or additions to gift bags. Choices, Save On Foods, Urban Fare and more.

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Vancouver Food Tour Gift Certs – Still stuck for gifts for those who have everything? Give the gift of a night on the town with us! Availalbe in all sorts of denominations! http://www.vancouverfoodtour.com/gift/

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Dame Christa-Lee McWaters

Wine from Encore Vineyards – Evolve, Time Cellars and the McWatters Collection!

McWatters Collection

The McWatters Collection was launched in 2011 with a Meritage and Chardonnay, crafted from grapes grown in the south Okanagan Valley. These two flagship wines represent the entirety of the portfolio, and are a legacy to the McWatters name. Low production of these premium wines is determined by the yields in the vineyard.

TIME Winery

TIME Estate Winery launched in June 2013 with a small line of wines crafted by the vinifera grown in the south Okanagan Valley. The TIME portfolio includes both a red and a white Meritage blend, plus a few distinct single variety wines as our vineyard’s intentional moderate yields permit.

Evolve Cellars

Evolve Cellars celebrates the evolution of our British Columbia wine industry with a series of fresh, approachable wines. Bright and fruit forward, these wines are crafted from grapes grown on our estate vineyard and in collaboration with grower partners in the South Okanagan. Through Evolve we raise a glass to our continued journey, and what the next step may bring.

15th Annual Hot Competition Live!

Once again in 2011 the Hot Competition Live returns to the Vancouver Convention Center. This annual competition draws some of British Columbia’s top culinary talent.

The junior chapter of the BC Chef’s Association presents two competitions promoting culinary excellence live on stage at the BC Foodservice Expo. You’ll learn the latest trends and watch BC’s up and coming culinarians compete live!

This 15th annual competition brings out chefs of all levels from High School to Executive Chefs. Students, apprentices and teams bring their recipes, ingredients and skills for judging by a panel of respected culinary professionals. Each category has to utilize a specific protein, they are:

High School: Pork Steak
Post-Secondary: Tuna (Recipe must meet Heath Check Criteria)
Apprentice: Ovo-Lacto Vegetarian (Dairy and egg products may be utilized)
Teams: Kangaroo, Duck and Ricotta


“Roasted” a Black-box knock-out challenge featuring appetizer, entrée, and dessert rounds. Having some of British Columbia’s top chefs compete for the title of BC Chef of the Year and Roasted winner 2011. Chefs will be representing the Okanagan, Whistler, Vancouver Island, the Interior, and Vancouver.


For more information please contact Jon Thompson.

Jon Thompson
Hot Competition Live!
778-773-4007 | bcchefs@shaw.ca

BC Wilds & Wine Blind Tasting – Vancouver

Friday, March 26

Come out and taste the best of BC’s exotic ingredients tamed and paired with an exclusive BC spring wine selection from select boutique wineries.

Experience Chef Robin’s creations with Wild Mushrooms, Sea Asparagus, Muskox & the mythical Chocolate Beast to name a few.

It’s Lark’s 5th year anniversary, so come check out the finest of fine clothing. Sip and Shop the latest fashions.

Tickets – $46
Email info@swallowtail.ca for tickets or pick them up at Lark Clothing Store – 2315 Main St, 604-879-5275

Cash to Charity – Proceeds go to Mount Pleasant Elementary School through Growing Chefs, local chefs promoting a love of urban agriculture in our children.

Our lovely Sponsors:
Le Vieux Pin Winery
Hills Foods Ltd.
Skookum Harvest Wild Foods
Daniel Le Chocolat Belge

Silent Auction will be held of local offerings from Trips to Dinner out.