Category: Vancouver

Celebrating Thirty Years of CinCin – Prix Fixe Dinner $30

CinCin Celebrating 30 Years

CinCin is a long established quality Italian restaurant located in downtown Vancouver.  If you have not enjoyed their dishes yet, here is a great chance to at a special price.  Celebrating their 30 years in business, CinCin is offering a…

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…

Dinner Series Celebrates the Launch of Hawksworth The Cookbook

Hawskworth The Cookbook

If you have ever wanted to cook like a chef, here is your chance, by owning a copy of Hawksworth The Cookbook.  You can also enjoy dining at Hawksworth sampling some of the dishes from the cookbook. The press release about…

The Sandbar Celebrates 20 Years With Special Anniversary Pricing On Menu Classics

Hoshi's California Roll with Dungeness Crab at The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant

Have you been to Granville Island lately?  It has been a while for me, but I have enjoyed meals at the Sandbar Seafood Restaurant.  The restaurant is offering special 2000-era pricing for November 2020.  That should get you out for…

How You Can Enjoy Wine, Beer, or Spirits and Support the BC Hospitality Foundation

BCHF logo

As you may know hospitality workers in BC have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  They can fortunately get CERB money from the Federal government.  But there are also hospitality workers that suffer from severe illness and need more…

Local Food Producers Threatened by COVID-19 Crisis

Local BC food producers

We all need food to live.  BC’s small food producers produce top-quality meats, fruits, and vegetables for us.  You can find their food in grocery stores, but as well as at Farmer’s Markets, directly at their farm and now you…

The Belmont – Try A New Boutique Hotel in Downtown Vancouver

Hotel Belmont and Travel Massive

If you are coming to downtown Vancouver to watch a hockey game, attend a wine event, or for some other reason and don’t want to drive home the same day there are many hotels available.  I recently was introduced to…

Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country announces Savour the Sun Vancouver series

Savour the Sun

Do you enjoy winemaker dinners?  I do.  It is great to hear about how and why a wine was made, the weather for that season, etc. straight from the winemaker.  Then to taste the wine, and understand it a bit…

My Favourite California Red Wines at VanWineFest 2019

Assorted California red wines at VanWineFest 2019

While busily moving through the swell of people interested in tasting big Napa Cabs at the Vancouver International Wine Festival, I wedged myself into tables, and indeed tasted Napa Cabs, but also Pinot Noir, Merlot, Petite Sirah, etc. from various…