Chef Morgan Wilson Q at the Empress

  Chef Morgan Wilson from the Fairmont Empress Hotel doesn’t have far to go to compete for Gold Medal Plates, as he’s Victoria-based, but that doesn’t make it any easier. We learn a little more about his thoughts on trends before the competition. Tell us a little bit about your restaurant and/or style of cooking….

News from Fairmont Hotels

Fairmont Official Host Hotels of Vancouver 125 Think of a landmark hotel around the world and chances are it’s a Fairmont property. Fairmont is a natural fit as host hotel group for Vancouver’s 125th anniversary celebrations as few hotels can boast their communities literally grew up around them the way Fairmont can. From 1887, when…

Wine Islands Vintners Association Tasting

Spring is upon us and the team and I are busily planning the third annual Taste: Victoria’s Festival of Food and Wine July 21-24, 2011.  The schedule-in-progress is listed on the website www.victoriataste.com/2011-calendar-of-events and ticket sales will begin in May.  Stay tuned for further details! If you’re interested in doing a whole lotta wine tasting…

Shaken and Stirred – USA takes on Canada

The ultimate Battle of the Chefs unfolds as The Fairmont Newport Beach’s Executive Chef, Chad Blunston challenges The Fairmont Empress’ Executive Sous Chef Ken Nakano in an international rival. Each skilled chef will be challenged to create five decadent courses, paired with five masterful classic cocktails.  Chefs Blunston and Nakano will be judged on gastronomic…