FLAMENCO, TANGO AND WINE at Granville Island – Get Your Tickets

Do you love latin dance?  And wine from Argentina?  Here is an event for you.  Enjoy.

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Carnival del Sol

Day: Thursday, July 5th, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Venue: Performance Works – Granville Island

 

The sights, sounds, and sips of Latin America come to Vancouver for one night only with Flamenco, Tango & Wine in One Night, a celebration of Argentinian wine and award-winning entertainment presented by Latincouver in collaboration with Flamenco Rosario. Join The dancers from Vancouver’s Flamenco Rosario and Argentine Tango Lab for an authentic taste of flamenco and tango in an intimate setting, while indulging in a flight of Argentinian wines curated by an on-site sommelier.

Flamenco Rosario
Gabriel Monti (Tango)
Gabriela Rojo’s BC Tango
Mozaiko (Flamenco)
Calle Verde (Flamenco)

Tickets: 30$ in advance or 35$ at the door // 25$ group tickets 15+

Ticket price includes a Wine Tasting of the following wines:

Wines from Argentina

Wines from Argentina

 

Buy tickets at this link.
More info here.

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BC Liquor Stores Summer Whisky Collection

If you are a whisky lover, here is the latest info from BC Liquor stores about their summer whisky collection.

BC Liquor Stores Summer Whisky Collection

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SUMMER WHISKY COLLECTION
Saturday, June 16th
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

BC Liquor Stores will release a special selection of ten premium whiskies on Saturday, June 16th. The collection has been carefully selected to include highly rated varieties and some have been hand selected and bottled for BC Liquor Stores. Some products will have bottle limits. These whiskies serve as ideal gifts for Father’s Day!

Limited quantities will be made available at the following stores:

Richmond Brighouse
Kamloops Columbia Place
Alberni & Bute, Vancouver
Langley
39th & Cambie, Vancouver
Westwood Centre, Port Coquitlam
Kelowna Orchard Park
Peninsula Village, Surrey
Fort Street, Victoria
Park Royal, North Vancouver

There will also be a special tasting at our 39th & Cambie store:

BUFFALO TRACE KENTUCKY BOURBON
Saturday, June 16th
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Join us for a tasting of Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon to compliment the rare offerings that will be available as part of the Summer Whisky Collection.

BCLDB’s South African Feature Includes Consumer Tastings and More

Have you ever tried South African wine?  It is very food friendly.  A white wine you should not miss is made from the Chenin Blanc grape. Nice acidity and fuller mouthfeel.  On the red side, Syrah/Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon are very good quality as well.  Below is a press release about upcoming consumer tastings in BC for South African wine at the BCLDB Park Royal store.  Enjoy.

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May 28, 2018 (Vancouver, BC) – This summer is the perfect time to discover the great value of wines from South Africa. Throughout June, the BCLDB will focus on the country with in-store tastings and displays, as well as a FREE consumer tasting. The tasting will take place Friday, June 8th 2018 at the Park Royal BCLDB Signature Liquor Store, and will pair South African wine samples with cheese and charcuterie from Granville Island’s Oyama Sausage Co.
South African wines are particularly well suited to the summer activity circuit of barbecues, ball games, and weekends at the cottage. The BCLDB will highlight some great options with displays in 60 locations and free in-store tastings. On June 8th, consumers will also be treated to SouthAfrican wine samples and tasty bites from Oyama in the fresh new Park Royal store. Wines will include:
*             Anthonij Rupert Protea Chenin Blanc
*             Bellingham Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc
*             Big Bill Cabernet Sauvignon
*             Boschendal Estate Winery 1685 Chardonnay
*             Fairview Cellars Goats do Roam Red
*             Grape Grinder Blue Moose Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz
*             KWV Walker Bay Sauvignon Blanc
*             Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé
*             Riebeek Cellars Shiraz
*             Spier Signature Chenin Blanc
*             The Vinecrafter Chardonnay
*             Two Oceans Sauvignon Blanc
*             Wolftrap Red
Wines of South Africa Consumer Tasting
Friday, June 8 2018
3:00 – 7:00pm
BCLDB Park Royal Signature Liquor Store
Park Royal North, West Vancouver

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About Wines of South Africa: Wines of South Africa (WOSA) is a fully inclusive body, representing all South African producers of wine who export their products. WOSA, which was established in its current form in 1999, has over 500 exporters on its database, comprising all the major SouthAfrican wine exporters. South Africa‘s winemaking history stretches back to the 1600s.  In recent years, however, the country has combined longstanding traditions with cutting-edge technology and a commitment to environmental stewardship.

LaStella Wines Featured at Hart House Long Table Dinner

May 17, 2018 (Vancouver, BC) – On Friday, June 22 2018 Hart House will host its second annual Long Table Dinner. Guests will gather around a shared long table to join an al fresco dinner paired with wines from the Okanagan Valley’s LaStella Winery. Hart House is located on a gorgeous 3-acre estate beside Burnaby’s tranquil Deer Lake, and the event is a perfect opportunity to enjoy the summer splendor of the lawns and flower gardens.
The evening will begin with an outdoor canapé reception featuring LaStella’s 2017 LaStellina Rosato. Like all of LaStella’s wines, the Rosato is carefully crafted to express the unique terroir of the South Okanagan vineyards where it is grown and made. Rasoul Salehi, La Stella’s Director of Sales & Marketing, will be on hand to introduce the sparkler, and four other LaStella wines will be paired with a special menu prepared by Chef Mike Genest, including
  • LaStella 2016 Vivace Pinot Grigio
  • LaStella 2016 Fortissimo (Merlot, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, & Cabernet Franc)
  • LaStella 2014 Allegretto “Pie Franco” (Single Vineyard Merlot)
  • LaStella 2017 Moscato D’Osoyoos
Please click here for tickets to the event, which is sure to be a highlight of the culinary season.

Long Table Dinner at Hart House Restaurant
Friday, June 22 2018
Reception 6:00pm
Dinner 7:00pm
$139 per person including taxes and gratuities
Reservations online here
Hart House Restaurant at Deer Lake
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About Hart House Restaurant:  Open since 1988, Hart House at Deer Lake makes an unforgettable impression on guests with its elegant heritage house setting and outstanding Pacific Northwest cuisine.  The 3-acre estate includes a mock-Tudor mansion with tastefully appointed dining room, private function rooms, and heated patio; immaculate lawns and gardens; and a Lakeside Cottage.  Always a favourite for outdoor weddings, Hart House also hosts business lunches and conferences of all sizes, as well as intimate dinners and celebrations.  Our menu changes with the seasons to take advantage of the freshest local ingredients, including herbs from our own on-site herb garden.  Whatever your menu selection, our attentive staff are always happy to recommend wine pairings from our award-winning cellar.
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About LaStella Vineyards: LaStella was created to capture our vision of la dolce vita: fine food, wonderful wine, great music, and the good things in life. The winery is situated at Osoyoos Lake in the sunny South Okanagan Valley of beautiful British Columbia. Here our vineyards produce great fruit and we craft them into such proprietary wines as Allegretto, Vivace and Maestoso. Each wine has its own story – and to convey this unique story we name our wines after Italian musical notes.
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Taste the 2014 California Wine Release with BC Liquor Stores

If you like California wine, BC Liquor Stores will be releasing the 2014 vintage.  Info on the release and where you can taste the wines.  The BCLDB’s press release is below.

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California Wine Release – Pre-Tasting
BC Liquor Stores is proud to host a special preview tasting of the 2014 vintage of premium California Wines. Join Stephen Schiedel, BC Liquor Stores Category Manager for wines of North America, as he presents a selection of premium wines that encompasses names that are classic, from vineyards that are iconic and highly rated by wine experts.

Tickets are $40 and may be purchased at any BC Liquor Store location.

The tasting will be on the following dates and times:

◦May 10th at the 39th & Cambie Signature BC Liquor Store (6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.)
◦May 11th at the Park Royal Signature BC Liquor Store (6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.)

Seats are limited so buy your tickets now!

Enjoy a taste of California sunshine as BC Liquor Stores releases the 2014 vintage of California premium wines! From the success of last year’s 2013 vintage release, BC Liquor Stores is proud to unveil the 2014 vintage on May 12, 2018 (Saturday) at 9:30 a.m.

This premium selection will be defined by many limited allocation products including large format sizes with bottle limits, which are highly-rated. To round out the cellar, there will be some wines whose price and availability will allow for case volume purchases.

A special treat – a handful of early 2015 small lot wines will also be available at this time only on release day. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to purchase these great wines.

WHERE TO BUY

Visit any of these three BC Liquor Store locations participating in the California 2014 Wine Release for the largest selection of wines:

◦160 39th & Cambie
◦Park Royal
◦Richmond Brighouse

A small selection of the wines will also be available at these BC Liquor Store locations:

Lower Mainland:

◦8th & Cambie, Vancouver
◦Alberni & Bute, Vancouver
◦Caulfield, West Vancouver
◦Dunbar, Vancouver
◦Langley
◦Westwood, Port Coquitlam
◦Peninsula Village, Surrey

Outside the Lower Mainland:

◦Fort Street, Victoria
◦Whistler Marketplace
◦Kamloops Columbia Place
◦Kelowna Orchard Park

To see our full list of 2014 California Wines, view our product list here. Please call a participating store to confirm availability prior to your visit as products may be in limited supply.

Tasting Plates Kitsilano on May 9 – Get Your Tickets

Kitsilano has a lot of restaurants to try, so why not try a bunch in one evening?  Find a new favourite.  Vancouver Foodster is offering up his Tasting Plates in Kits on May 9.  Below is his announcement.

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Join us and explore the Kitsilano neighborhood centered on Broadway and tantalize your taste buds at selection of restaurants, and cafes.. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday May 9 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster.

Each restaurant/cafe will be serving up Tasting Plates and Tasting Cups for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different types of restaurants and food establishents throughout the event, meet some new food loving friends, meet the chefs, and learn about each of the participating places.

If you haven’t been to our previous Tasting Plates events that have been running since 2011, Novus TV featured one of our previous events on City Lights (view here).

Visit our Tasting Plates site and view our past events, photos and more!

Registration: tba- this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Passports and menus.

Participating Establishments:

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Be Fresh Market Cafe

2951 W Broadway, Vancouver

Web: http://www.befresh.ca/

Twitter:@befreshlocal

Instagram @befreshlocal

Cuisine: Healthy eats cafe and store

At Be Fresh, we believe that food should be enjoyed and to fuel your body, which is why we only create meals with delicious and healthy ingredients.

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Sencha Tea Lounge

3468 W Broadway, Vancouver

Web: https://www.senchatealounge.com

Instagram: @senchatealounge

Cuisine: Asian fusion and tea house

Located in Kitsilano, Sencha Tea Lounge is a purveyor of Asian fusion cuisine, and specialty tea cocktails.. We are proud to be the serving modern Asian teas with our traditional hand brewed methods. Bubble Tea, or Boba Tea was developed nearly a century ago in Taiwan.

 

Super Hiro’s Restaurant

2585 W Broadway, Vancouver

Web: http://superhiros.com/

Instagram: @superhiros.restaurant

Cuisine: Japanese Fine Dining

Our mission is to create a high-level culinary experience by sharing our excitement about Japanese food culture and our philosophy through exceptional cuisine.

 

Plus a few more surprise restaurants!

Purchase Tickets Here: 

Tickets:

Ultra Early-Bird Tickets: $29 before April 27, 2018

Early-Bird Tickets: $35 per person before May 4, 2018

Advance Tickets $45 per person after May 4, 2018

Regular $60 per person after after May 7, 2018

Note: Eventbrite fee and GST is extra on all tickets purchased online.

Ticket price includes tasting plates at each of the participating restaurants/cafes throughout the evening. (Beverages are included at some of the places which will be noted, you are welcome to purchase wine, beer, cocktails or mocktails at each of the participating restaurants).

Note: ALL Tickets must be purchased in advance online. All ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds; however you are welcome to transfer the ticket to another person for the same event if you notify us at least 48 hours in advance with name (s) of who will be attending in your place. Participating restaurants/establishments subject to change. Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc. This is an all ages event.

Murder on the Improv Express: Get Your Tickets!

If you have never attended an improv show you should.  It is so much fun as the audience helps to guide what the comedians do on stage.  No two shows are ever the same.  This improv is put on by the Vancouver Theatre Sports League on Granville Island.  The shows start April 12 and finish on May 26.

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Murder on the Improv ExpressPicture this – a luxury train trapped in the Canadian Rockies with a passenger list that includes a prominent socialite, a retired military officer and a famous detective, and oh yes, there’s a corpse. What you have are the makings of a classic murder mystery. Welcome to Murder on the Improv Express – A Killer Comedy.

As in countless whodunnits, this one is set in the 1930’s and involves many of the set characters and scenarios you’d expect to find. However, what isn’t known is who is the victim, who is the killer and how the dastardly deed was done. These are just some of the things that will be established by audience suggestions during the course of the show. What is known is that audience members will die laughing at all the improbable plot twists and turns.

Show information and tickets can be found at vtsl.com

Killer Cocktails!

In homage to the great cocktails of the period, Vancouver TheatreSports’ Bar Manager, Paul Belsito has created two ‘Killer Cocktails’ to complement Murder on the Improv Express. Both are priced at $8.75 for a single and $12.75 for a double:

  •  Corpse Reviver: Based on a classic 1930’s hangover cure, it’ll bring you back to life – Gin, lemon-lime juice and a splash of soda.
  •  Prohibition Pleaser: People couldn’t drink before 1933 … but they found a way. This one looks and tastes like it’s alcohol-free – it is anything but – Glayva Liqueur, Amaretto, and cranberry juice.

Another favourite libation of the era (of any era really) was champagne. No self-respecting barman would be ‘caught dead’ without a good supply of bubbly – after all you never knew when a train might be delayed, or stuck in an avalanche. The Club Car could not afford to be caught short. Similarly, The Neil Macrae Bar & Lounge will also be featuring piccolo-sized bottles of Henkell Rose bubbly at $9.75 in addition to its regular menu of wines, spirits and beer.

Killer Cocktails are only available during the run of VTSL’s Murder on the Improv Express – A Killer Comedy from April 12 through May 26, 2018 at Neil Macrae Bar & Lounge in The Improv Centre on Granville Island.

Wine Pairing Dinner with JoieFarm Winery April 16th at Edible Canada

Join Edible Caanada on April 16th, 2018 as we’ll be hosting a five-course dinner to celebrate the coming of Spring. This evening boasts a perfectly curated menu from our Culinary Director Tobias Grignon paired with award-winning wines by Heidi Noble, the owner and Executive Winemaker at JoieFarm Winery.

Crabs and braised Radish, Lamb Carpaccio, Duck Liver, and Steelhead with Stinging Nettles are some of the items you will be able to try accompanied by a selection of 4 of Joie’s wines and an Apricot dessert wine from Elephant Island, a fruit winery on the Naramata Bench.

Joie’s wines (particularly their fragrant whites) are renowned for drinking during the Springtime. Their farm works exclusively with grape varieties of Alsace, Burgundy, and Champagne and has joined the league of Canada’s top wineries over the past years, winning the Georgia Straight’s Best Winery for White Wines Award in 2016, and the Silver Medal in 2017 for Cascadia Wine Awards.

This is an amazing opportunity to celebrate the best that BC has to offer!

$97 – All inclusive
The food menu, wines, gratuities, and taxes are included in this price.

BUY TICKET HERE

EGGS-TRODINARY EASTER SUNDAY DINING OPTIONS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY AT TULALIP RESORT CASINO ON APRIL 1

In case you were wondering what you can do for Easter dinner and more, here is an option across the border in WA state.

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Tulalip, Washington – Numerous egg-ceptional Easter Sunday dining options have been hatched for the whole family on Sunday, April 1st. Guests can choose from the Resort’s signature Orca Ballroom Easter Brunch or the savory specials offered at the award-winning Blackfish Wild Salmon Grill, Journeys East, Cedars Cafe, and Eagles Buffet.

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Orca Ballroom
Join Chef Gerry Schultz for a fun and egg-citing Easter Brunch at Tulalip Resort Casino’s newly renovated Orca Ballroom from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm. Guests can choose from delicious buffet dishes featuring a grand selection of fresh made salads and assorted chilled platters of fresh seasonal fruit paired with melt-in-your-mouth main dishes. Items include Grilled Pork Tenderloin Florentine, Tarragon Grilled Chicken Breast, Salmon Fish Cakes, and Jambalaya. A tempting array of side dishes also await, in addition to cooked-to-order omelets, Ham and Prime Rib carving stations, and a pasta bar. For the sweet tooth lover in the group the Brunch features a decadent confections display. This annual brunch egg-travaganza wouldn’t be complete without the Resort’s Signature Kids Buffet, which is sure to be a treat for the whole family.

Easter Sunday Brunch is priced at $44 inclusive for adults. Children 4 to 12 is $22. For reservations* call 360-716-6888.

*Note: All reservations will have preassigned tables; each reservation will require prepayment at time of booking and is non-refundable; parties of 10 or more will be placed within close proximity of each other.

Blackfish Wild Salmon Grill 
Chef David Buchanan will be serving fresh Grilled Halibut with a tarragon pesto beurre blanc, Fingerling potatoes, and a confit of heirloom cherry tomatoes for $38. The special will be available in addition to the regular dinner menu from 5 pm until closing on Sunday, April 1, 2018. To book a table online, visit here, or reserve by phone at (360) 716-1100.

Journeys East
For Easter 2018, Journeys East Chef John Jadamec will showcase his Wok-fired Garlic and Pepper Chicken with garlic, black and white pepper, red bell peppers, and topped with fresh cilantro. The special is priced at $14 and will be available in addition to the regular menu on Sunday, April 1, 2018. For more information, visit here.

Cedars Cafe
This Easter Sunday, Chef Brent Clarkson is serving up his favorite dish, Easter Prawns Linguini. The prawns are sautéed to perfection with sherry wine, garlic, cilantro, shallots, red pepper, and fresh lime; topped with dried apricots, mango, papaya, and a raisin medley. This masterpiece is also served with house-made garlic bread. The special will be available for $15.95 and will be in addition to the regular menu on Sunday, April 1, 2018. For more information, call (360) 716-1276 or visit here.

Eagles Buffet
Eagles Buffet is offering a mouth-watering selection for Easter Sunday Brunch and Dinner. Many of the items will be served all day during both meal services.

The Easter menu* will feature a selection of brunch items, such as made-to-order waffles, Steak and Eggs with chopped onion rings and pepper jack cheese, Prime Rib Hash, Lemon and Orange French Toast Casserole, Classic Eggs Benedict, Denver Scrambled Eggs, Raspberry and Cheese Blintzes, BBQ Braised Pork Belly along with a selection of Hickory Smoked Bacon and Mixed Sausages with apples and cranberries.

With a nod toward dinner, Eagles Buffet offers a variety of main dishes, such as Rotisserie Leg of Lamb with rosemary, garlic along with Chef Lil’s Seafood Mac and Cheese, Smoked BBQ Beef Ribs, Chicken and Bacon Alfredo Pasta and Dungeness Crab and Artichoke Dip.

Guests can also enjoy chef specials that are served all day, such as Baked Wild Salmon, Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Honey Baked Ham, Tender Pot Roast, Fried Chicken, Large Asian Wok Station, and their plentiful signature dessert selection, which includes Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream.

Savor Eagles Buffet Easter Sunday Brunch and Dinner from 9 am to 9 pm. The holiday brunch and dinner are priced at $24.95 for adults and $13.95 for children ages 2 to 10 (prices do not include sales tax or gratuity). Tables are seated on a first come, first served basis. For more information, please call 360-716-1462, or visit here.

*Note: Menu items subject to change due to availability.

Farm Friends: Celebrating BC Wine + Alberta Food @ Edible Canada Feb 22

Farm Friends BC Wine and AB Food event

Farm Friends BC Wine and AB Food event

Join BC wineries at Edible Canada for a stand-up grazing event pairing BC wine and Alberta food. In light of the recent boycott on the importation of BC wine to Alberta, we encourage the food and wine community to come together in a show of support for BC wineries and Alberta food.

Participating wineries include 50th Parallel Estate WineryCulmina Family Estate WineryHaywireLiquidityPainted Rock Estate WineryPoplar Grove Winery and Summerhill Pyramid Winery as well as Mireille Sauvé with the Dames Wine project. Winery principals will be on hand to showcase their wines and talk to guests and celebrate the gains that the industry has made over the past two decades.

Wines will be showcased along with Alberta foods such as beef and bison made by Edible Canada and guest chefs.

All proceeds will be donated to the BC Hospitality Foundation.

DATE AND TIME

Thu, 22 February 2018

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST

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LOCATION

Edible Canada

1596 Johnston Street

Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9

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You can buy your tickets at this link.