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Provence’s January Wine Menu Highlights Cedar Creek Estate Winery’s Single Vineyard Wines

Coffee Braised Beef Cheeks with Cedar Creek Estate Winery Platinum Series Haynes Creek Single Vineyard Syrah 2017

Thank goodness that 2020 is over.  Hopefully we will have a much better 2021 experience.  One experience would be enjoying a nice meal at a restaurant, but still socially distanced.  Provence Marinaside has a special menu for January paired with…

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…

Temper Chocolate And Pastry Celebrates The Holidays With Signature Chocolate Showpieces, Festive Cakes And Confections

Chocolate ornaments from Temper Chocolate & Pastry

Have you ever tried the pastries or chocolates from Temper Chocolate and Pastry?  You should.  They are delicious and currently they are preparing their holiday pastries and chocolates.  I have enjoyed tasting their previous holiday pastries and chocolates, with wine…

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…

Time To Win and Help the BC Hospitality Foundation Lottery – BC: Our Beautiful Backyard

BCHF Lottery Banner

Imagine working in the service industry where you are meeting with the public and at a higher risk to come into contact with someone with COVID.  What if you have a pre-existing condition that makes COVID outcomes worse?  That is…

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…