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What’s Good This Week April 26

Events in Vancouver

We’re back from our Okanagan getaway and seem to have brought the sun back with us! Perfect weather to check out indoor and outdoor events in Vancouver!
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The Greasy Spoon Vol 14. Featuring Trevor Bird from Fable Kitchen – April 26

An evening affair that will defy your preconceptions of diner food!The Greasy Spoon Diner was conceived by a group of passionate Vancouverites led by Mark Brand who hosts it monthly at his Save On Meats diner. It pairs a chef and his chosen team, often from many other kitchens, alongside a front of house team comprised of people from all sectors in our city. A new menu is created each month which fuses together fine dining and diner food to deliver a four course meal to remember. Proceeds from this edition will be going towards a great cause which focuses on hunger solutions: A Better Life Foundation.

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To Spotlight Food-Waste Awareness, Sustainability Issues Through Multi-Course Dinner – Fundraiser for Les Dames d’Escoffier and Two Rivers Meat scholarship for Tina Fineza

Royal Dinette adds another entry to its popular series of Ugly Duckling Dinners on Tuesday, April 26 when Head Chef Jack Chen welcomes guest chef Andrea Carlson of Burdock & Co. and Harvest Community Foods into the kitchen to prepare a collaborative sustainably-focused feast.

Royal Dinette’s fifth Ugly Duckling Dinner takes place on Tuesday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available via Eventbrite and include a multi-course menu with beverage pairings for $79 per person plus tax and gratuity. Five percent of sales will be donated to Les Dames d’Escoffier BC Chapter for their Service Excellence Scholarship Fund in honour of Tina Fineza.

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Siena – The Balls to battle Cancer – until May 12th 

Even the strongest man is sensitive and vulnerable in some parts. Balls-themed menu as a Men’s Cancer Fundraiser, featuring mouthwatering versions of Siena’s Arancini, Meatballs, Bocconcini, Burrata, Croquettes, Profiteroles and more!

$7.00 from the sale from each prix-fixe “Balls” menu goes to the Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon Division, directed towards research and prevention of male cancers. The “Balls Menu” is offered in addition to the regular menu.


Provence Poisson d’Avril until April 30

Enjoy Provence’s Poisson d’Avril menu and fish from their fishbowl to win great prizes and fun pranks.  Poisson d’Avril dinner menu ($56) with optional wine-pairing ($24). Every card contains a unique prize, so get ready to enjoy a great Ocean Wise meal and Go-Fish. Click for details


Farmacie Dinner – April 28

The Pipe Shop on the North Shore hosts a plant-based FARMACIE long table dinner in partnership with Saje Wellness!

100% of proceeds will go directly to support Girlvana! Girlvana’s goal is simple; to teach teen girls the tools of yoga and meditation while providing strong mentorship with a raw and heartfelt approach.

The menu is curated by To Die For’s Erin Ireland featuring: Chef Karen McAthy of Blue Heron Cheese, Chef Marika Richoz, The Juice Truck Chefs Scotia Corinne & Alina Bobyleva and Kitskitchen. Alison Ramage of Design to Dine will be hosting a multi-sensory cocktail garden using goods from Rise Kombucha, Deep Cove Brewers, The Juicery Co., & Odd Society Spirits to name a few!

The place decked to the nines with help from MAIWA and Room 6, so arrive farm chic and expect to be wowed. Grab your tickets at FARMACIE.CA

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The Naramata Bench Wineries announces their annual and much anticipated Spring Wine Release Event, WINE FOR WAVES, in partnership with the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program. The event will take place on Thursday, April 28, at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver at 7 PM.

Enjoy the best  and newest wine releases from 26 Naramata Bench wineries while sampling culinary offerings from  YEW seafood + bar; Mosquito, Fanny Bay Oyster Bar, Vancouver Fish Company, Vancouver Aquarium; and the Naramata Bench’s own Hillside Winery Bistro,  Red Rooster’s Pecking Room Grill, and Upper Bench Winery and Creamery. Info and Tickets go to vanaqua.org/wineforwaves Time: 7:00 – 9:30 PM.  Tickets: $110.

All proceeds to benefit Ocean Wise.


Uncork Your Palate Victoria


The Naramata Wineries head to Victoria on Wednesday 30th April 2014 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm at the Crystal Garden. Tickets are $95 and include wine, food and a musical experience with funds going to the Victoria Conservatory of Music. N

Attendees of this event will be among the first to experience the exclusive Spring Release wine portfolio of the Naramata Bench Wineries, and will also have a chance to:

  • Meet all the winemakers
  • Sample irresistible light bites from Victoria’s finest restaurants, caterers and eateries
  • Enjoy incredible live musical performances
    (Damian Graham Jazz Trio, Special Musical Surprise)
  • Enjoy an exciting food and wine-related silent auction featuring culinary, cultural and travel-themed baskets and packages.
  • Celebrate the VCM’s 50th Anniversary

BUY IN PERSON at The Strath Liquor Store, 919 Douglas Street
or at our VCM front desk 900 Johnson St.

The Wineries
The Naramata Bench Wineries Association is a group of twenty four award-winning wineries nestled along a fourteen kilometer country road overlooking Okanagan Lake. Each winery on The Bench has their own specialties and philosophies of wine-making, but what they all share is a commitment to quality in their wine-making, and a belief that authentic wine experiences should be offered in a friendly, fun and relaxed manner.


Wine for Waves

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Be the first to experience the spring release wines from the Naramata Bench while supporting the conservation of our oceans.

On May 2, join us for a delightfully delicious evening as we uncork Naramata Bench’s first and finest spring release wines. Sample tasty Ocean Wise culinary offerings, meet the Naramata Bench winemakers and owners, and bid on silent auction items of fine wines from Naramata Bench and exclusive Naramata experience packages.

It’s like a pre-season visit to Naramata Bench for one magical evening!

Purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

When: Friday, May 2, 2014, at 7 p.m.

Where: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, 791 W. Georgia Street, Vancouver

Tickets: vanaqua.org/wineforwaves




Naramata Bench Wineries and Apex Mountain Resort Wine Festival

wine skiApex Mountain Resort and the Naramata Bench Wineries Association are pleased to announce the First Wine Festival at Apex Resort aptly named “Vertical & Vintages” Friday March 8 to Sunday, March 10, 2013.

The feature event of this weekend is a Naramata Bench Wine Tasting and Small Plates Dinner on Saturday, March 9, from 7-9 PM, at the Gunbarrel Restaurant and Bar in the heart of the Apex Village. As well there are Hoo Doo Adventures snowshoe events partnered with wineries including a Fireside Dinner with Lake Breeze Vineyards, a Bonfire Lunch with Hillside Winery, and an Aprés Tour Wine and Cheese with Upper Bench Estate Winery.
Twelve Naramata Bench wineries will be pouring their fabulous wines for the Wine Tasting Event: Misconduct Wine Co; D’Angelo Estate Winery; Hillside Estate Winery and Bistro; Lake Breeze Vineyards; Perseus Winery; Poplar Grove Winery; Laughing Stack Vineyards; Therapy Vineyards; Upper Bench Estate Winery; La Frenz Winery; Van Westen Vineyards and Lang Vineyards.

Join Chef Rob Walker at the Saturday Wine Tasting as he creates a variety of small plates to showcase the Naramata Bench wines. After the Wine Tasting event guests are invited to the Gunbarrel Saloon to enjoy dancing to the musical talents of Naramata’s own “UnCorked” as they play the night away.
James Shalman, GM Apex Mountain Resort comments, “This Wine Festival is the perfect partnership between Apex Mountain culture and the charismatic Naramata Bench Wineries.   This unique wine region, which is only 45 minutes from Apex, and the atmosphere of the Apex village is a perfect pairing.”
Renowned for their quality wines, the Naramata Bench Wineries Association is also known for its laid back personal approach, fun events and a warm welcome. Tina Baird, Naramata Bench Wineries, comments, “We are delighted to be the wine partner with Apex Mountain’s brand new Winter Wine Festival and look forward to sharing our wines with attendees on what is sure to be a fun weekend.”

Check out www.apexresort.com for a full weekend event schedule, the details for the Vertical & Vintages Main Wine Tasting Event, the Snow Shoe Tour and Wine Events, and Ski, Wine & Stay Packages that are available for the weekend.
The Wine Tasting and Small Plates event tickets are $35. To purchase please contact Kerissa at 1-877-777-2739 or via Email kerissa@apexresort.com
For tickets for the Snow Shoe and Wineries events contact info@hoodooadventures.ca
Accommodation packages available at Apex Accommodations 1-866-273-9737 www.stayatapex.com or 1-800-387-2739 www.apexmountaininn.com
Follow the event on Twitter at #verticalvintage.