What’s Good This Week – January 9 Edition

What to do in Vancouver This Week

We are already into week two of 2018 and I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things! Hoping that you are feeling energized and ready to make the most of the year, I need to kick this cold, but my motivation is gradually returning and the Tylenol Cold helps. I’m off to check out the newly opened HJU:Z Lounge at The Westin Bayshore today, and am meeting with a new trainer tomorrow and looking forward to showing my aunt around the town when she visits on Friday and Saturday. Sunday I’m thinking about brunch and then maybe the Gluten Free Expo to check out the new products that are hitting the market. Here’s a few things of interest! Have a great week!


Homer St. Café Continues Takeover Series  with J.P. Wiser’s Whisky

Homer St. Café and Bar, in partnership with the Whisky Wisemen Society will continue its monthly Takeover Series collaboration with J.P. Wiser’s Whisky. The ongoing series will see a different distiller or brewer commandeer Homer St. Café’s bar and kitchen for a week every month, offering drink specials, collaborative menu items and ticketed tasting dinners with experts from the participating brewery and/or distillery. J.P. Wiser’s Whisky Takeover runs January 8-14. Wiser’s and the Northern Border Collection (Lot 40, Pike Creek and Gooderham & Worts) will feature cocktails and whisky flights alongside special dishes that incorporate the whiskies on the Fresh Sheet. $1 from each featured cocktail and flight will go to the Whisky Wisemen Society’s charitable fund.

The event will close with a guided, family-style tasting dinner on Sunday, January 14 hosted by Wiser’s Brand Ambassador Colin MacDougall. The dinner will feature a welcome cocktail, a Northern Border Collection whisky flight (paired with Executive Chef Tret Jordan, Head Chef Chris West and their team’s first course) and Lot 40 Cask Strength, Pike Creek 21 yr. and Gooderham & Worts Little Trinity 17 yr. (paired with the main course). A Pike Creek cocktail will then follow along with the dessert selection.

Tickets to the dinner are $75 (including tax and gratuity).


Marquis Wine Cellar Winetasting 101

In this tasting class you will learn about the different grapes, how wines are made, and how to describe the tastes and aromas in wine. A guided tasting through six wines, led by Sommelier Pam Cohen, will provide a great intro to wine in a casual classroom atmosphere. Start the year off by learning how to taste wine!

When: Wednesday January 10th from 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: Marquis Wine Cellars (1034 Davie Street)
Cost: $34 per person

Taste BC

January 11th 2018 at the Pan Pacific Vancouver sees Taste BC return. It is an experience of BC’s finest wine, beer and spirits accompanied by tasty fare from our best local restaurants. With excellent food and drinks, attractions include music, door prizes, and a silent auction that rivals any other. Silent auction items include luxury items, local experience packages, destination packages and delicious products made by British Columbia’s own.

Tickets are available for $49.99 (all-inclusive) at all Liberty Wine Merchants locations. 


Make Brioche With Tartine and Maple

January 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Kensington Community Center5175 Dumfries Street 

Learn the basics to making Brioche! This magic dough is more than a sweet bread! You’ll learn how to make the dough and a few recipe to use it with, such as: Basic Brioche Loaf Braided Brioche with pearl sugar Brioche Cinnamon Rolls Savory BBQ Pork Buns You get to taste everything that is made during the class and take home the leftovers, bring your containers! Find out more »


Lift Cannabis Expo

Lift Cannabis Expo Vancouver 2018, takes place January 13 & 14 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. A consumer-facing trade show, the Lift Cannabis Expo is preceded on January 12 by a business conference chock-full of noteworthy seminars pertinent to those in the cannabis and related industries. The expo itself will play host to nearly 200 exhibitors, showcase cannabis cooking demos, run an immersive career fair including lightning round interviews, feature intriguing stage talks by industry heavyweights, and so much more!


Gluten Free Expo

A fun, tasty, and informative event the whole family will love. Sample, shop, and save on hundreds of gluten free products while learning from leading experts.

Hot Tip: the first 2,000 visitors each day receive a special free gift from: Spokes, Gluten Free Canada, Wow Butter, Zak’s Organics, and Iki Sushi!

Be sure to also visit the Quesava Zone to try new recipes from their Village Test Kitchen and enter to win a $100 Quesava gift basket!

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