LAUREN MOTE CROWNED 2015 DIAGEO WORLD CLASS CANADA BARTENDER OF THE YEAR

Celebrated Bartender Becomes First Woman to Claim Prestigious Title and Opportunity to Represent Canada in Global Finals in Cape Town, South Africa Our Vancouver bartenders are rocking it lately. From PR News – It’s been a banner year for Lauren Mote, as the Bittered Sling Bitters co-proprietor and UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar manager was just crowned the 2015 Canadian Bartender…

Speed Rack Canadian Female Bartending Comp #BackTheRack @Speed_Rack

Speed Rack- the Canadian Female Bartending competition with 100% proceeds supporting Breast Cancer is at EAT! Vancouver at BC Place May 2nd in the private banquet ballroom. Entry Gate A at BC Place Stadium. Watch as Canada’s best female bartenders compete for the coveted Speed Rack title and enjoy complimentary cocktails during the event. Speed…

YEW seafood + bar Pays Tribute to the World’s Oceans 

YEW seafood + bar collaborates with Lauren Mote The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. – Jacques Cousteau Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver and YEW seafood + bar are thrilled to launch the Oceans Program, a global approach to cocktails that honours the world’s five unique oceans and…

Caviar & Cocktails

Thursday, March 6 marks a culinary collaborative to remember at YEW seafood + bar as some of the city’s best mixers and makers participate in this spirited “Caviar” & Cocktails event. YEW seafood + bar’s own top toque, Ned Bell and lead bartender, Justin Taylor play host for this ‘mix and match’ multi-course event. Joining Ned and Justin in this fun…

Bittered Sling Bistro Season Two

“Bittered Sling Bistro” – a bi-weekly “POP-UP” food and cocktail pairing competition dedicated to pushing the boundaries of cocktail craft present Held at the beautiful Legacy Liquor Store in Olympic Village, Vancouver. This event is hosted by Kale & Nori’s award-winning mixologist, Lauren Mote and Chef Jonathan Chovancek. This is Vancouver’s longest running and biggest…

Bitter Sling Bistro Jack Daniels vs. Robyn Gray

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 and June 19, 2012 “Bittered Sling Bistro” – a bi-weekly food and cocktail pairing competition dedicated to pushing the boundaries of cocktail craft presented at the beautiful Legacy Liquor Store in Olympic Village, Vancouver. This event is hosted by Kale & Nori’s award-winning mixologist, Lauren Mote and Chef Jonathan Chovancek. This…

Bittered Sling Bistro: Round 3 – January 2012

Flor de Cana Rum, sponsored by The Kirkwood Group January 10 – Graham Racich, The Refinery January 24 – Danielle Tatarin, The Keefer Bar The concept of cocktail and food pairings has become extremely popular, and since 2010, Lauren Mote’s original “Cocktail Kitchen” competition at The Refinery produced energetic statistics: 168 original cocktails produced, 56…

KALE & NORI LAUNCH BITTERED SLING BISTRO

November 8 2011 marks the launch of a new cocktail competition and dining experience from Kale & Nori Culinary Arts. The concept of cocktail and food pairings has become extremely popular, and since 2010, Lauren Mote’s original “Cocktail Kitchen” competition at The Refinery produced energetic statistics: 168 original cocktails produced, 56 bartenders invited, 224 bottles of…

Kale & Nori Culinary Arts is open for business

Kale & Nori Culinary Arts – Vancouver’s newest catering company Kale & Nori Culinary Arts creates beautiful and successful events, focused on vegetables, local seafoods, and proteins, all sourced from the finest local artisans, farmers and purveyors in the Lower Mainland and from across Canada. From Cocktail and Wedding Receptions to Interactive Client “Hands-On” Events and Multi-Course Plated…

Cocktail Kitchen : Season Two, “Morocco” VS Cointreau

The Refinery and Cointreau (Select Wines) proudly present the sixth installment of Cocktail Kitchen : Season Two, “Morocco” VS Cointreau, coming August 2011. This is the final month of qualifications for bartenders before the finals begin in September. This is also the final season of Cocktail Kitchen. This weekly series promotes creativity and innovation within…