Category: food and wine pairing

Curb Your Grilling Craving with some Winter BBQ ideas with Armstrong Cheese

Jerk chicken burger or bahn mi cheese burger

It’s getting bone-chilling cold across Canada.  Even in balmy Vancouver, the temperatures may go down to -10 degrees C.  You think about the summer and bbq, but that seems so far away.  Armstrong Cheese sent me an email with a…

Round 2: Pairing BC and Bordeaux Wines with Cheese

CedarCreek Chardonnay 2017, 50th Parallel Estate Pinot Noir 2017, and Château de Marsan 2010 wines with 3 cheeses

As promised, here are my remaining 3 wines that I am pairing with the three “Entertaining Cheeses” that I received from Saputo. The three wines are: CedarCreek Chardonnay 2017, 50th Parallel Estate Pinot Noir 2017, and Château de Marsan 2010.…

Provence Marinaside’s December Wine Menu – A Celebration Of Good Taste with Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

Seared Scallops and Mission Hill Perpetua wine (Photo courtesy Emrys Horton, EPH Photography _EPH6189)

Provence Marinaside continues to offer amazing dinners in Yaletown through their Monthly Wine Menu series, with December featuring Mission Hill Family Estate Winery’s top quality Perpetua and Oculus wines.  This is a very rare occasion to taste these two wines…

Provence Marinaside Celebrates Hugel Day with Classic Pairings

Choucroute Garnie à l’Alsacienne (credit Joshua Carlson, Wine Director, Provence Marinaside)

Have I ever mentioned that one of my memorable tastings was at the Famille Hugel winery in Riquewihr in the Alsace region of France?  To the wonderful selection of wines, I also enjoyed dinner at a nearby restaurant, enjoying choucroute…

Chefs Plate Dishes Quality You Can Cook Plus BC Wine

Chefs Plate logo

Chefs Plate provides you with pre-portioned ingredients and easy to follow recipe cards that help you cook meals at home. They offer 15 different dishes every week for you to choose from: from meat-based dishes, to salads, and even vegetarian…

New This Week at Provence Marinaside – Duck Confit Cooking Kit and Caesar Cocktail Kit

Duck Confit with Mixed Mushroom & Coco Bean Ragout (Duck Confit + Mixed Mushroom & Coco Bean Ragout. Photo credit Hamid Attie)

Has the thought of cooking duck confit from scratch intimidated you? Well, no more as Provence Marinaside has the confit made for you and the other ingredients that you need to make an awesome dinner from a kit.  They as…

That’s a Wrap: All My VanWineFest 2020 Articles for You

VanWineFest 2020 brochure

I was very busy at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020.  There were lots of terrific wines from France and around the world, plus the dinners, seminars, and Masterclasses were top notch.  I worked very hard making tasting notes, interviewing…