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What’s Good This Week February 7

Vancouver Events and Happenings

I’ve been up at Kelowna Gold Medal Plates Culinary Championships this past weekend and was so impressed with the chefs and all their hard work, and have to give a big shout out to all the Okanagan college culinary students and recent grads who assisted them. What an hard working group of talented people! Congrats to Jinhe Lee of Foreign Concept in Calgary on the Gold. I’ll have a post up this week on the full competition.

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While in Kelowna I had some great family and friend visits, got my exercise, but didn’t really get out to check out any new spots in town, but sometimes (gasp) there are more important things in life…..I found my wedding dress here too.

Vancouver International Wine Festival

Coming up – Vancouver International Wine Festival

This is the week before the Vancouver International Wine Festival, so rest up and get your work done so you can explore and enjoy the festival events. Available events include the Thursday and Friday night tastings, and Saturday Day, and just a few more, details here.

Get to know BC Wine at the festival’s BC Wine Pioneers and New Kids, an evolutionary look at the British Columbia wine industry over the past 25 years.  See how industry pioneers and the new kids on the block are putting their stamp on making wine in BC. The tasting will highlight both BC’s core varieties and a selection of lesser-known varietals produced in BC. Friday at 5:15 pm.

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On February 9th, Vancouverites will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Canada’s epicurean history at a pop-up Edible Museum. 

The Edible Museum of Canadian Food and Wine will feature some of Canada’s most beloved foods and most awarded VQA wineries. Throughout the exhibition guests will have the chance to taste some of Canada’s finest culinary moments while learning interesting nuggets about our vast and diverse wine landscape. https://www.canadianfoodandwinemuseum.ca/

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Vancouver TheatreSports’ Throwdown International TheatreSports Festival (formerly called The Massacre) runs February until Feb 14th

The Improv Centre on Granville Island hosted local VTSL teams and international teams (from as far afield as Oslo, Norway and Mumbai, India) will be on from Feb 9-14. The last evening, February 14, sees the winners of the international competitions play with the local victors from the previous week in a winner-takes-all laugh fest.

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Dine Out Continues At Many Restaurants Around Town

Provence Marinaside –  You can enjoy a beautifully prepared 3-course set menu for just $40 with a superb BC wine pairing for $25 until February 9th. Click for details

Kala Malay Bistro – 3-course flavourful Malaysian-style cuisine for $30

WildTale – 3-course with delicious mains such as Salmon, Beef and Gnocchi for $30

Sequoia Group – Extended $30 Dine Out menu until
February 9th!

Bishops – Eat local and well at this West 4th favourite.


“Ultimate Chocolate Lover’s” at the Uncommon Cafe – Feb 8th

Just enter code “save20” when booking here. In this class, you will learn how to prepare 3 luscious chocolate recipe, just in time for Valentine’s day! You get to eat all (or bring some home), with wine!!! For more info on this class and to book, click here.

Painted Rock Winery at The Teahouse

John Skinner will be presenting a selection of renowned BC wines from Painted Rock Winery. April 4, 2012.

“Painted Rock Estate Winery was  named #1 BC Winery at the 2011 Wine Access Canadian Wine Awards.”  Painted Rock sits on a spectacular bench overlooking the Skaha Lake in Penticton, B.C. The property has a unique microclimate that is particularly suited to the production of premium wines. As our knowledge of our terrior grows, so does our ability to evolve and define our style. Join us at the tasting and sip for yourself!

Canapés will be specially prepared by the talented culinary team at The Teahouse, to accompany and complement the select wines.

 $25 per person Not including taxes & gratuity

For tickets and more information please contact The Teahouse 604.669.3281 


We look forward to sipping with you!

News from Sequoia Group of Companies


As August comes to an end, we remember a sunny and successful summer, and welcome new beginnings for the Fall



Summertime in the Seasons Winebar

After a summer of sipping all kinds of wine, nibbling tasty canapés and enjoying the spectacular view from our Winebar, we are concluding the Summer Series of our In The Park Wine Tastings.

A big thank you to all of our wonderful Winebar guests, to the many local food writers and wine enthusiasts, and especially to the fabulous wine reps who shared their vast knowledgeand explored their favourite wines with us.

And now to begin our Fall Series!

Visit the Seasons Winebar page for information on upcoming Fall Tastings and book your tickets today!




As the weather starts to cool down and the Vancouver rain sets in, come inside and warm up by the fireplace in our Live Bait Marine Pub!

Enjoy all your favourites in our specially designed Pub Menu,

plus join us for our brand new pub promotion…

Weekdays from 3:00-6:00pm, enjoy fresh, hot mussels and frites with a cold, Granville Island brew for $10! Only in Cardero’s Live Bait Marine Pub.






Summer might be ending, but we’re making the most of  blueberry season!

Our new Executive Chef William Tse will be featuring the tasty, local fruit in a delicious, house-made blueberry tart, enhanced with sweet pastry cream on a bed of homemade short dough, finished with a raspberry coulis. Join us for your recommended daily intake of fruit!



Even through the Fall, the spectacular view and endless sunsets are a sight to be seen here at The Teahouse. Check out this 360° panoramic view of The Teahouse and one of our famous sunsets. Join us for a memorable meal and enjoy this view for yourself…Book your reservation today!

Panoramic photo courtesy of Ronnie Miranda at www.gigapixel.com



Sequoia Group’s Summer Cocktails

CHEERS TO SUMMER AT SEQUOIA Restaurants – Teahouse, Seasons, Cardero’s and Sandbar.

4 winners for exclusive Sequoia Summer Cocktails! Visit all 4 restaurants and taste these refreshing thirst quenchers on the patio. Available for summertime sipping only!


This tasty creation is an easy drinking summer lemonade with citrus vodka, sour apple liqueur and a dash of triple sec. Hints of ginger and fresh mint from the Teahouse herb garden make this cocktail perfect for sipping on our sun-soaked patio.

Watch the video of our bar manager Mao Wright mixing up his tasty creation!



Cool off on the patio with this refreshing cucumber, Bombay Sapphire gin martini, while enjoying mountain and city views in the sunshine. A hint of Peach Schnapps adds the perfect, subtle sweetness.

Check out the video of Seasons bartender, Calum, as he preps their new summer martini!


Classic Mojito with a twist! The freshness of mint and lime with the sweetness of muddled blueberries and blueberry vodka. Shaken on the rocks, this treat is the perfect marinaside patio refreshment.

Click here to watch Cardero’s bartender Josh muddling up their fresh summer cocktail!


This pretty pink drink is a thirst-quenching, fruity cocktail with a kick. Enjoy Malibu spiced rum, Peach Schnapps and fresh summer fruit juices over ice. Perfect for long, lazy evenings on our patio under the bridge.

Watch the video of Teahouse bartender Brian prepping the Sandbar’s special summer cocktail!


Sequoia Group News

New Menus
Sequoia restaurants are revamping their menus! Our team of accomplished chefs and sommeliers are sprucing up the food and wine menus at all four restaurants. Now you have the choice of even more delicious and memorable dishes, along with unique wines to sip with your meal. We may have changed the menus, but the stunning restaurant views haven’t changed one bit, so sit back, relax, and enjoy. Make your reservation today!

Treat your Mom to lunch or dinner on her special day!
On Sunday May 9th join us at any one of our stunning locations.

Book your reservation today!

Chef Talks Peas

Teahouse Executive Chef Francois Gagnon spoke with Vancouver Magazine about English Peas – how to cook them and how to buy them. Pick up a copy of the May issue today! Plus, watch a video of Chef Gagnon preparing a Fresh Pea Salad in the Teahouse kitchen! The simple, sweet vegetable comes into season in May, so watch out for a seasonally inspired watercress salad with buffalo mozzarella and English peas on the Teahouse menu.


Monday – Friday, 4:00pm – 7:00pm at
The Sandbar in Granville Island

Join us at The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant for the best deal in town. $10 for fresh mussels and frites, with a pint of Granville Island beer. Enjoy the view from the patio, sit at the bar and socialize, or cozy up by the fireplace. No matter where you sit, the beer is always cold and the seafood fresh.


Stop by our water restaurants for live music Sunday – Thursday from 8:00pm. Kelly Crowe plays live piano at The Sandbar, cultivating an atmosphere of elegance and sophistication as a backdrop to the soulful room, while Cardero’s attracts a variety of talented musicians for your enjoyment. Join us for a drink and enjoy live, local talent right on the water.