8 Ways Rocky Mountain Flatbread Is Serving Families, Front Line Workers And Community During The Pandemic

I received this notification by Rocky Mountain Flatbread on how they are offering to help families and front line workers, and our community in general during the COVID-19 crisis.  

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
8 WAYS ROCKY MOUNTAIN FLATBREAD IS SERVING FAMILIES, FRONT LINE WORKERS AND COMMUNITY DURING THE PANDEMIC


Rocky Mountain Flatbread – like many independent restaurants in BC – is working hard to stay afloat in this unprecedented global pandemic, and owners Dominic and Suzanne Fielden are facing the challenge head-on with the community in mind. In recent weeks, the Fieldens quickly changed their two Vancouver family restaurants to the required take out and delivery-only model but were forced to temporarily close their new Surrey franchise location. The resulting loss of staff and business has been very difficult for everyone involved but this husband and wife team are not giving up. They jumped into action with a creative brainstorming process, asking themselves, “How can we best serve the Vancouver community during this pandemic?” 

“There are challenging times ahead for small independent restaurants, indeed all of us Vancouverites, but it is a little bit more bearable if you feel you can make a small positive difference in a time of crisis,” explains Suzanne.

Keeping community in mind, these are the 8 ways that Rocky Mountain Flatbread will support families, front line workers and hospitality staff through the pandemic:  
 
1. KEEPING OUR STAFF & GUESTS SAFE
Rocky Mountain Flatbread has always followed strict Vancouver Coastal Health and Safety Policies, and are following all of the new policies recommended by Public Health in BC. Staff follow the COVID-19 motto:  Stay healthy, Stay safe, Wash your hands, Always social distance, and Disinfect ALL surfaces.

2. CONTACTLESS ONLINE ORDERING, PICKUP AND DELIVERY
Rocky’s full menu of pizzas, pastas and salads are available for takeout and delivery. Here’s how:
  • Effect immediately, customers can make and pay for orders by phone with contactless curbside or patio pick up from 4 – 8 pm daily at our Kitsilano and Main Street restaurants. Find us in Kitsilano at 1876 W 1st Street or on Main Street at 4186 Main Street.
  • As of April 2, Rocky Mountain Flatbread is launching an online pre-order and payment store on their website RockyMountainFlatbread.ca to allow online ordering! 
  • Contactless delivery options are available through Door Dash, Skip the Dishes and Uber Eats.
3. FRONT LINE WORKERS – 25% DISCOUNT and FREE DELIVERY
To say thank you to emergency service front line workers for their tireless efforts during the pandemic, Rocky Mountain Flatbread is offering 25% off all regular priced take out menu items. Because it’s difficult for many front line workers to pick up, Dominic and Suzanne are personally offering to deliver to front line teams and individuals for orders over $100.

Rocky is also partnering with the crowdfunding project Feed the Front Line Canada. The mission is simple: support our local healthcare and hospital heroes who are working in wartime-like conditions and support our local restaurants who are really hurting during this period. So far over $28,000 has been raised, and every Sunday Rocky Mountain Flatbread will be handcrafting 80+ pizzas to feed front line emergency workers. 

4. FAMILY PROMOTIONS
This is a tough time for families who are stuck staying at home… Newly created for Vancouver families is the $60 Family Meal for take out!
The Family Meal includes: To Start:  two Small Soups or Salad | Mains: two regular-sized traditional or artisan pizzas | Kids Meal:  two kids mozza pizzas | Dessert: four house-made double chocolate brownies. Cost: $60 (includes $20 discount). And you just might have leftovers for the next day!

5. FAMILY PIZZA MAKING KITS
Families have always loved to visit Rocky Mountain Flatbread restaurants to create their own pizzas – in fact so did the grown ups! Welcome to the new Family Pizza Making Kit so everyone can still make their own pizza at home!  Included is the dough, tomato sauce, mozzarella, toppings and easy to follow instructions. Cost: $13 per kid | $18 per adult. 

6. FROZEN PIZZA AT WHOLESALE PRICES
Everyday the Rocky team is busy handcrafting pizzas to sell in the frozen section of stores such as Safeway, Choices, Nesters, Whole Foods and other independent grocers. The 10-inch handcrafted frozen pizzas are offered at affordable prices for pick up at both Vancouver locations. Cost: $7.50 – 8 each.

7.  COMMUNITY PARTNER WITH STAFF MEAL 
Rocky Mountain Flatbread has joined forces with the folks at Say Mercy, creating $5 to $10 Staff Meals for people in the hospitality industry who are out of work and for anyone in need. Rocky shall soon be selling very affordable chillis, curries, pizzas and soups at both Vancouver locations.  An additional $2 is automatically added to bills to be donated to the food bank – which so many people are relying on now. Order a Staff Meal on the Say Mercy website by 2 pm; pickup will be at our Main Street or Kitsilano locations. Vancouverites can also donate a staff meal to a person in need. How cool is that? 

8.  COMMUNITY PARTNER WITH BREAKING BREAD
Breaking Bread is an online hub encouraging Vancouverites to support local independent restaurants who are offering take out and delivery options during these unprecedented times. There are many ways to help including: Stay safe, Stay healthy, Wash your hands, Support local! 

“Our hearts absolutely go out to everyone who has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We appreciate all the support we have received for our business, and we know at the end of the day we’re going to get through this crisis together,” says Suzanne.

For more information or to make an order for pickup or delivery, please visit RockyMountainFlatbread.ca.

Provence Marinaside Introduces French Cooking Made Easy Kit

If you have ever eaten at Provence Marinaside in Yaletown and crave to enjoy their food again during the COVID-19 crisis, why not let them help you cook their dishes?  Here is their latest announcement. Bon Appetit!

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Provence Introduces French Cooking Made Easy Kit
 
(Vancouver, BC) – Since we are all at home self-isolating, why not take the time to hone your cooking skills? Starting this Thursday (March 26), you can cook some of Provence Marinaside’s iconic Provençal dishes from the comfort of your own kitchen.
 
Priced at $40, Provence’s French Cooking Made Easy Kit consists of the recipe for the selected dish of the week plus enough ingredients to make two servings. The kit also includes half a French baguette.  Each week Chef/Owner Jean-Francis Quaglia will post a demo video to Provence’s website of the selected dish and Wine Director Joshua Carlson will suggest a wine pairing to complement the dish which can be ordered to accompany the kit for an additional fee. Provence’s French Cooking Made Easy kits are being offered in addition to Provence’s special Takeout Menu of prepared dishes. Kit orders must be placed at least two hours prior to pick up by calling the restaurant at 604-681-4144. As with Takeout Menu items; French Cooking Made Easy Kits will be available for takeout only between 11:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.
 
This week’s dish is Prawns Provençal.  For an additional $35, you may wish to add a bottle of Upper Bench Chardonnay 2018 The Prawns Provençal kit will be available this Thursday through Sunday, March 29 with a new kit available on Monday, March 30. 
Bon Appetit!

Spring Dinners and Events at Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

Click to visit missionhillwinery.com
2020 LONG TABLE DINNERS & EVENT RECEPTIONS

As we anxiously await for the end of winter dormancy in the vineyard, we are excited to release our new long table wine dinners and reception event series for the upcoming spring & summer season.  
Our long table dinner series is the epitome of any Okanagan wine and culinary experience. These coveted events book out quickly, so we are delighted to offer you the chance to reserve your next unforgettable experience today.
 
 
 
EARTH DAY DINNER
Wednesday, April 22
$159 +tax & grat
Join Winemaker, Corrie Krehbiel and Executive Chef, Patrick Gayler in celebrating Earth Day at Mission Hill. Throughout the spectacular four-course, wine-paired dinner, Corrie will discuss the importance and the challenges of our organic viticulture practices, while Chef Patrick will speak to his philosophy and commitment to sourcing only local, sustainable, and organic products.
Click Here to Puchase Tickets
 
 
 
BC WINE LOVERS COOKBOOK LAUNCH
Saturday, April 25
$189 +tax & grat
Join the Winemakers of MARTIN’S LANE WINERY, CHECKMATE ARTISANAL WINERY, CEDARCREEK ESTATE WINERY & MISSION HILL FAMILY ESTATE, as they share the secrets to their favourite recipes. This five-course meal, featuring dishes paired with the wines they crafted, is an opportunity that can’t be missed. Acclaimed author, Jennifer Schell, will host the dinner, sharing the stories of this remarkable region and providing signed copies of her BC Wine Lovers Cookbook.
Click Here to Puchase Tickets
 
 
 
 
SPRING WINEMAKERS DINNER
Saturday, May 2

$179 + tax & grat

Mission Hill Family Estate presents an evening to celebrate the arrival of spring flavours. Join us for a welcome reception with live music and canapes. Meet and mingle with our winemakers and viticulturists, learning more about spring in our vineyards and at the winery. Then, enjoy a decadent, five-course wine-paired dinner, seated in our elegant visitor’s centre.
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MOTHERS DAY
LONG TABLE LUNCH
Sunday, May 10

$109 + tax and grat

This Mother’s Day celebrate with a spectacular, long table lunch seated in our stunning outdoor Loggia. Your experience begins with a pre-lunch reception, featuring our Exhilaration Sparkling Rosé.  Chef Adam Vaughan and his culinary team will then prepare an unforgettable, three-course lunch, paired with wines hand-picked by our Sommelier. Treat the mom in your life to a lovely day in Okanagan wine country.
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SPRING FARM-TO-TABLE LUNCH
Sunday, May 24

$109 + tax and grat

Join us for an al fresco lunch featuring Jordan Marr, owner of Unearthed Farms, a certified organic farm based in Kelowna. Chef Patrick Gayler and his culinary team will prepare a spectacular three-course meal, highlighting these fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Each dish will be paired with our new Spring release – crisp, balanced, and exciting wines to celebrate the season’s harvest.
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FATHER’S DAY ‘BIG REDS’
LONG TABLE DINNER

Sunday, June 21
$159 + tax and grat

Celebrate Father’s Day with our biggest and boldest long table dinner yet. Our culinary team will prepare a four-course dinner featuring a main course of mouth-watering meats straight from the BBQ. Each course will be paired with one of our big reds, to complement the bold flavours in the dish. A Father’s Day treat
he won’t soon forget.
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CANADA DAY DINNER
Wednesday, July 1

$179 + tax and grat

Celebrate Canada Day with the 2019 Canadian Winery of the Year. The evening will feature a selection of our aromatic, summer wines, paired impeccably with a four-course meal that is a true reflection and celebration of Canadian food
and wine.
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HARVEST LONG TABLE DINNER
Saturday, August 29

$159 + tax and grat

We invite you to celebrate the start of the harvest with an evening of spectacular wine and culinary creations, inspired by the season. Enjoy a wine reception and a four-course, wine-paired meal showcasing the best of the season’s harvest.
A truly exciting time to dine at
Mission Hill Family Estate.
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Vancouver Foodster presents the Vancouver Soup Festival

It’s winter; it’s cold; it’s time for soup.  Join Vancouver Foodster with his Vancouver Soup Festival.  His announcement is below.  I see pozole in the list, which is one of my favourite soups.

Enjoy!

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The 2nd Annual Vancouver Foodster Soup Festival running January 9 – February 2, 2020 at restaurants all over Vancouver!  You taste & vote!

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite Soup creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

After you have tried each of the Soup creations at the participating restaurants, you can then VOTE for your favourites (you can vote once per day through out the promotion, voting ends on February 2, 2020.

The Soups

How does this work? The restaurants will be featuring different soups in each of the 3 weeks in the festival, you are invited to visit the restaurants, order the soups and then VOTE for your People’s Choice favourites from each week’s offerings. We will have 3 sets of winners with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place each week over the 3 week period.

Share your experiences: Tweet and Instagram share your photos throughout the festival, our twitter and instagram address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #SoupFestYVR please include this hashtag in all your social share mentions.

Voting criteria – some things to help you judge your favourite soup creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

Get some friends together and visit 2 places or more to taste the different soup creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your People’s Choice favourites

Here are the soup creations for the festival, note which soups are featured during the specific dates: 1st week of the festival which runs from January 9 – 16, 2nd week January 17-24; and 3rd week January 24- February 2 (*restaurants listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us).

The Chopped Leaf

Mexicali

Mexicali

Featured: Week #1 January 9-16

Price: $4 small and $6.50 large

Description: A hearty soup made with tomatoes, black beans, onions, banana peppers, jalapeno peppers, garlic & spices

Offered: Soup will be available all day

Created by: the team

Dietary notes: This soup is Vegan and Gluten Free.

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Tuscan Kale

Tuscan Kale

Featured: Week #2 January 17-24

Price: $4 small and $6.50 large

Description: A vegetable medley made with tomatoes, onion, celery, carrots, kale, lemon juice & spices

Offered: Soup will be available all day

Created by: the team

Dietary notes: This soup is Vegan and Gluten Free.

Spicy Creamy Tomato

Spicy Creamy Tomato

Featured: Week #3 January 24 – February 2

Price: $4.50 small and $6.50 large

Description: A smooth and savoury base kicks a classic tomato flavour up a notch.

Offered: Soup will be available all day

Created by: the team

Dietary notes: This soup is Gluten Free.

The Chopped Leaf

488 Robson Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 609-2467

Web: https://www.choppedleaf.ca/

Instagram @thechoppedleaf

 

Noodle Arts

No.3 Lanzhou Beef Noodle Soup

Lanzhou Beef Noodle Soup

Featured: Week #1 January 9-16

Price: $14.95

Description: traditional hand pulled beef noodle soup.

Offered: Soup will be available all day

Created by: the team

Dietary notes: n/a

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Lamb Soup

Lamb Soup

Featured: Week #2 January 17-24

Price: $16.95

Description: Lamb with Tofu and Cabbages.

Offered: Soup will be available all day

Created by: the team

Dietary notes: n/a

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

Featured: Week #3 January 24 – February 2

Price: $15.95

Description: Chicken Noodle Soup

Offered: Soup will be available all day

Created by: the team

Dietary notes: n/a

Noodle Arts

1739 Robson Street, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 673-5688

Web:https://noodlearts.com/

Instagram: @noodlearts_vancouver

 

Mi Casa Mexicana

Birria

Birria de Res

Featured: Week #1 January 9-16

Price: medium $10 and large $15

Description: From the Jalisco region of Mexico this soup features beef stew, cilantro, onion, lime, corn tortillas and salsa roja.

Offered: Soup will be available all day (closed on Monday and Tuesday)

Created by: the team

Dietary notes: n/a

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Mole de Olla

Mole de Olla

Featured: Week #2 January 17-24

Price: medium $8 and large $12

Description: From the Mexico City region this soup features beef, zucchini, green beans, corn, cilantro, onion, lime, corn tortillas and salsa roja

Offered: Soup will be available all day (closed on Monday and Tuesday)

Created by: the team

Dietary notes: n/a

 

Pozole

Pozole Rojo

Featured: Week #3 January 24 – February 2

Price: medium $10 and large $15

Description: From the Mexico City region this soup features corn hominy, chicken/pork broth, onion, lettuce, radish, oregano, lime. Served with tostadas, sour cream, and spicy salsa pozolera.

Offered: Soup will be available all day (closed on Monday and Tuesday)

Created by: the team

Dietary notes: n/a

Mi Casa Mexicana

2015 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-346-7084

Web: https://micasamexicana.net

Instagram @micasamexicana.yvr

BC Liquor Store Special Events for January 2020

BC Liquor Stores e-newsThe BC Liquor Stores have many special events for you to experience this month; some related to the upcoming Chinese New Year as well.  Here is their list of events. Enjoy 2020!

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Ring in the new year with BC Liquor Stores! There are a wide range of exciting events this month to celebrate the New Year. We have an outstanding line-up of events and master classes for all spirit enthusiasts and avid collectors alike. Tickets are limited so don’t miss this opportunity to learn from industry experts and knowledgeable brand ambassadors!

BC LIQUOR STORES WEEKLY WEDNESDAY TASTINGS
Every Wednesday
3:00pm to 5:00pm | Multiple locations
Excite your palate with something fresh every week! Each week will feature an exciting theme with products hand-picked by our experts.
January 8 – Low Calorie Options
January 15 – New & BCL Select
January 22 – 90 Point Wines
January 29 – New & BCL Select

A GRAND GIFT WITH GRAND MARNIER
Friday, January 10
Friday, January 17
Friday, January 24
4:00pm to 8:00pm | 39TH & CAMBIE
Saturday, January 11
Saturday, January 18
Saturday, January 25
4:00pm to 8:00pm | PARK ROYAL
Experience the taste of Grand Marnier, an alchemy of fine aged cognacs and exotic wild oranges, while having the opportunity to engrave your purchased bottle with a personalized message, perfect for the Lunar New Year.

CAN MUSIC MAKE WINE TASTE BETTER?
Saturday, January 18
3:00pm to 7:00pm | 39TH & CAMBIE
Friday, January 24
3:00pm to 7:00pm | PARK ROYAL
Does music make wine taste better? Learn about Frontera wines while listening to some live music.

GLOBAL RELEASE OF BRUICHLADDICH OCTOMORE 10.4
Monday, January 20
6:00pm to 8:00pm | 39TH & CAMBIE
On the Global Release day for Bruichladdich Octomore 10.4, Reed Pettit, Remy Cointreau National Brand Ambassador, will conduct a master class featuring Octomore 10.1, 10.3, and 10.4. Reed will walk you through the philosophy of Bruichladdich Progressive Hebridian Distillery and the production of Octomore peated whisky.
Tickets are $25

LUNAR NEW YEAR: PREMIUM SELECTION OF SPIRITS
Tuesday, January 21
6:00pm to 8:00pm | 39TH & CAMBIE
Welcome the 2020 Lunar New Year with a lineup of premium spirits including Courvoisier, Glenrothes, and Macallan. Try the newly released Courvoisier Sherry Cask Finish and the highly-awarded Glenrothes 18-Year-Old. The night will conclude with a draw for the chance to purchase select Macallan products.
Tickets are $50

THE MACALLAN 72-YEAR-OLD IN LALIQUE
Tuesday, January 21
8:00pm to 10:00pm | 39TH & CAMBIE
Join us for the release of the highly sought after Macallan 72-Year-Old. A draw for the chance to purchase the oldest whisky ever released by Macallan will be held at 8:00pm. Limited quantities of the Macallan 25-Year-Old, 30-Year-Old, and the 12-Year-Old Double Cask Year of the Rat will also be available. Draw tickets will be handed out starting 5:30 p.m. Customer must be present at the time of the draw to purchase.

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION WITH THE DALMORE
Wednesday, January 22
6:00pm to 8:00pm | 39TH & CAMBIE
A walk through elevated tasting and education session of The Dalmore’s history and Principal Collection with Louis-Jérôme Doise; Dalmore’s Single Malt Specialist for Canada. Each Scotch will be paired with a selection of small bites.
Tickets are $35

CELEBRATING AN AUSPICIOUS NEW YEAR WITH THE 2019 PENFOLDS COLLECTION
Thursday, January 23
5:00pm to 8:00pm | 39TH & CAMBIE
Join us for an elevated tasting experience showcasing the new Penfolds vintage released in the Penfolds 175th anniversary year. Edward Lee, Luxury Wine Ambassador will share his passion and wine knowledge with international audiences in both English and Chinese. Customers looking to gift wine this Lunar New Year will have the opportunity to taste and create a personalized message for your purchased bottle.

LUNAR NEW YEAR BAIJIU INTRODUCTION
Thursday, January 30
6:00pm to 8:00pm | 39TH & CAMBIE
Explore Chinese Baijiu (including Chinese rice wine) in this first ever Baijiu educational seminar. Learn about the history, major varieties, production process and the culture behind one of the most popular spirits in the world. Guests will be introduced to the unique aromas and tastes of Baijiu as well as their food pairing potentials. The event will also be an introduction to Chinese drinking culture. Food pairings will be provided by Peninsula Seafood restaurant. Guests will receive a special gift with every purchase. Tickets are $20

*Events are free unless otherwise specified. All event tickets include a complimentary transit pass and may be purchased at any BC Liquor Store location.

BC Liquor Stores December Special Events

Wine, beer and spirits are always welcome for the holidays.  Here are the December specials from BC Liquor stores.  Wow, there are lots to enjoy!

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BC Liquor Stores e-news

Celebrate the holidays with BC Liquor Stores! Give a unique gift this season with tickets to one of our educational whisky seminars. Learn about brands such as The Dalmore and GlenAllachieLimited tickets available.

Check out our Japanese Whisky Collectables release tomorrow for some rare high-end single malts and collector limited edition whiskies.

Take advantage of our bottle engraving and custom label printing events to add a personalized touch to your gifts.

Can’t decide on what to pour for your holiday entertaining? Drop by our stores and try something new from our complimentary tastings below. You can also pick up a copy of the Holiday issue of TASTE Magazine.

BC LIQUOR STORES WEEKLY WEDNESDAY TASTINGS
Every Wednesday
3:00pm to 5:00pm | Multiple locations
Excite your palate with something fresh every week! Each week will feature an exciting theme with products hand-picked by our experts.
December 11 – Holiday Gift Guide (in TASTE Magazine)
December 18 – Sparkling Wine

JAPANESE WHISKY COLLECTABLES
Thursday, December 12
8:00 pm | 39TH & CAMBIE
A selection of premium Japanese Collector whiskies, exclusive to BC Liquor Stores, will be released on December 12th. The collection features high-end single malts, rare single casks and collector limited editions, from two well-known Japanese distilleries, Nikka and Chichibu. The entire collection will be released at our 39th & Cambie Signature BC Liquor Store. A small quantity will be available at our Richmond Brighouse Signature BC Liquor Store on December 13th at 7:00 p.m. Bottle restrictions apply. Details will be posted on the BCLS website soon.

NIKKA WHISKY TASTING
Friday, December 13
4:00-7:00 pm | RICHMOND BRIGHOUSE
Join us for a special tasting of Nikka whiskies including one very special age statement single malt, exclusive to BC Liquor Stores. Learn about the Japanese whisky collectables in this casual style complimentary tasting event.

THE SINGLE MALT EXPERIENCE
Friday, December 13 – Glenfiddich
Friday, December 20 – Balvenie
5:00pm to 8:00pm | 39TH & CAMBIE
Join Scotch Ambassador Joel Virginillo in an educational tasting experience featuring Single Malts such as the Glenfiddich, Balvenie, Ledaig, Bunnahbain, Deanston, Glenglassaugh, BenRiach, Lambay, and GlenDronach. Learn about each of these brands as we focus on one distillery per week. Receive a gift with your purchase. A wrapping service will also be available for guests who purchase a single malt over $100 from the portfolio – a perfect gift for the holidays!

SANTA TERESA 1796 HOLIDAY CUSTOM LABELING
Saturday, December 14
6:00pm to 8:00pm | 39TH & CAMBIE
Friday, December 20
3:00pm to 5:00pm | KELOWNA ORCHARD PARK
This holiday, celebrate the giving season with a personalized bottle of Santa Teresa 1796 Solera Rum. Sample the super premium blend of rums aged between 4-35 years using the ancient solera method while your taster prints and applies a personalized label for you in seconds. While you wait, feel free to enjoy a curated dark chocolate pairing selected exclusively for Santa Teresa 1796 rum.

HENNESSY BOTTLE ENGRAVING
Friday, December 13
3:00pm to 7:00pm | RICHMOND BRIGHOUSE
Saturday, December 14
1:00pm to 5:00pm | RICHMOND BRIGHOUSE
Give the perfect gift this holiday season with a custom engraved Hennessy XO. With the purchase of a 375ml or 750ml Hennessy XO, we’re offering customers the opportunity to personalize their bottle — a great gift that will be cherished for years to come.

THE PERFECT GIFT, PERSONALIZED
Saturday, December 14
12:00pm to 3:00pm | PARK ROYAL
Add a personal touch to your gifting this holliday season using our satin ribbon, overlaid with a personal message. Purchase the Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Beringer Knights Valley, Stag’s Leap Petit Sirah, and the Mission Hill Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon for the perfect gift, personalized.

ICONIC WINERIES OF BC
Sunday, December 15
2:00pm to 6:00pm | 39TH & CAMBIE
Explore the iconic wineries of BC this holiday season. For one afternoon only, winery representatives from Mission Hill, Cedarcreek, Checkmate, Martin’s Lane, and Road 13 will be in Vancouver to showcase the science, craftsmanship and terroir that make Okanagan so extraordinary.

GLENALLACHIE TASTING WITH JAMES BORNN
Wednesday, December 18
6:00pm to 8:00pm | 39TH & CAMBIE
Come and join James Bornn, Fine Wine and Spirit Ambassador, for an exclusive chance to taste the GlenAllachie Wood Finishes whiskies. Tickets are $15

CELEBRATE WITH THE GIFT OF THE DALMORE
Thursday, December 19
6:00pm to 8:00pm | 39TH & CAMBIE
From Dalmore 12 to our newest addition within the Dalmore family, The Dalmore Port Wood Reserve, guests will have the opportunity to taste and compare the different scotches and really get a sense of the craftsmanship that goes into every bottle of Dalmore. Louis-Jérôme Doise, Single Malt Specialist will host the tasting. Tickets are $35

A GRAND GIFT WITH GRAND MARNIER
Friday, December 20
Friday, December 27
4:00pm to 8:00pm | PARK ROYAL
Saturday, December 21
6:00pm to 8:00pm | 39TH & CAMBIE
Saturday, December 28
Sunday, December 29
4:00pm to 8:00pm | 39TH & CAMBIE
Experience the taste of Grand Marnier, an alchemy of fine aged cognacs and exotic wild oranges, while having the opportunity to engrave your purchased bottle with a personalized message, perfect for this holiday season.

BAILEYS TREAT BAR
Saturday, December 21
Sunday, December 22
12:00pm to 5:00pm | 39TH & CAMBIE
Drop by the Baileys Treat Bar – a space where you can create your own Baileys delights. Come in for an always-photogenic, ever-so slightly over-the-top adult indulgence.

Enjoy A New Year’s Eve Family Pizza Party at Rocky Mountain Flatbread

Many children love pizza.  As well as adults.  Why not enjoy making your own pizza together with your family at Rocky Mountain Flatbread for New Year’s Eve?  Check out this offer by Rocky Mountain Flatbread.  Enjoy!

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Vancouver, BC – Rocky Mountain Flatbread has the perfect New Year’s Eve party planned for Vancouver families – and the best part is that no babysitter is needed! The family-friendly festivities include dinner, balloon twisting, face painting, pizza making and an early New Year’s Eve count down. New Year’s Eve pizza parties will be held at the Rocky Mountain Flatbread Kitsilano and Main Street restaurants in Vancouver and at the newly opened South Surrey location.

Children having fun

Children having fun

Date/Time: Dec 31, 2019.  There are two dinner seatings available – 4 pm and 6.30 pm.

On the menu: 

New Year’s Eve two-course dinner includes: your favourite house made soup or salad followed by a choice of artisan pizza.
The kid’s dinner includes:  Pizza making or pasta, warm chocolate brownie for dessert and a drink.
** Gluten free and plant based menu items are available. Rocky Mountain Flatbread is nut free.

Tickets: $20/per child (includes kids aged one year & older) & $25 per adult . Tax and gratuity not included.
Reservations very recommended. To book, contact a representative at one of the locations below:

Rocky Mountain Flatbread Kitsilano, 1876 W 1st Ave, Vancouver
Reservations: Call 604-730-0321 or email info@rockymountainflatbread.ca

Rocky Mountain Flatbread Main Street, 4186 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
Reservations: Call 604-566 9779 or email info@rockymountainflatbread.ca

Rocky Mountain Flatbread Surrey, Unit 105, 5570 152nd St, Surrey, BC
Reservations: Call 604 372 1297 or email surrey@rockymountainflatbread.ca

About Rocky Mountain Flatbread

Rocky Mountain Flatbread takes pride in providing sustainably produced, local food that connects the farm, family and community. Visit the two Rocky Mountain Flatbread restaurant locations in Vancouver (Main Street & Kitsilano), new locations in South Surrey and Calgary, or the original restaurant that started it all in Canmore, Alberta. Food court locations include Rocky Mountain Flatbread Express in Banff. For more information, visit rockymountainflatbread.ca.

A Surprising Twist This Holiday Season Tulalip Resort Casino Chefs Are Serving Exotic Sweetness Dec. 2-Jan. 1

The Tulalip Resort Casino in Washington State. always puts out quality food and wine.  Here is their latest holiday creation.  Enjoy!

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HONEY and SPICE

HONEY and SPICE

Tulalip, Washington — Honey and Spice specials will provide a surprising twist to many holiday favorites. Tulalip Resort Casino’s culinary team has selected several types of exotic honey and spice flavors to showcase in their holiday dishes. From seafood to desserts, Executive Chef Perry Mascitti inspired his chefs to share the complexities of how different kinds of honey and spices can take a dining experience to a new height.

This exclusive Honey and Spice promotion will run from December 2, 2019, through January 1, 2020.

Savory Honey and Spice dishes at the Resort include: Tula Bene Pastaria + Chophouse’s   Braised Lamb Bruschetta served on olive crostini with ricotta, crispy farro and a date honey; Blackfish Wild Salmon Grill & Bar’s Honey & Spice Alder Roasted Sockeye Salmon laced with anise, cumin, orange and Skagit Wild Flower Honey; Cedars Café’s Grilled Lamb Sirloin Grilled Lamb Chops glazed with honey, horseradish, mustard and fresh mint; Journeys East’s signature Deep-Fried Beef Short Ribs tossed in a honey and Maggi seasoning sauce with assorted sweet peppers and topped with fried garlic and fresh cilantro; and The Draft Sports Bar & Grill’s Grilled Sriracha Spiced Honey Chicken Skewers glazed with their house-made Sriracha and bacon spiced honey.

For a little Honey and Spice on-the-go, guests can enjoy the Carvery’s Asian Chicken Salad with sesame-roasted chicken breast, cabbage slaw and Mountain Wild Flower Honey Blossom vinaigrette.

Guests can also order a Honey and Spice and Everything Nice Pizza served hot right from Blazing Paddles’ stone-fired pizza oven. This extraordinary creation is prepared with their house-made fresh dough, mozzarella cheese, San Marzano tomatoes, serrano chilies, Italian hot ham and pepperoni. The Honey and Spice pizza special is baked to perfection and finished with a drizzle of local Wildflower honey and fresh basil to top it off.

Pastry Chef Nikol Nakamura’s Honey and Spice desserts include Tula Bene Pastaria + Chophouse’s Ricotta Fritters tossed in a house-made spice blend, lemon curd and drizzled with honey; a Spiced Apple Tarte Tatin served vanilla bean ice cream and blackberries at Blackfish Wild Salmon Grill & Bar; or a Baked Pecan Tart at Cedars Café. The tart filling includes toasted pecans, honey and a house-made spice blend, topped with spiced whipped cream and orange.

For more information about the Honey and Spice promotion or Tulalip Resort Casino, visit here.

 

About Tulalip Resort Casino

Award-winning Tulalip Resort Casino is the most distinctive gaming, dining, meeting, entertainment and shopping destination in Washington state. The AAA Four-Diamond resort’s world-class amenities have ensured its place on the Condé Nast Traveler Gold and Traveler Top 100 Resorts lists. The property includes 192,000 square feet of gaming excitement; a luxury hotel featuring 370 guest rooms and suites; 30,000 square feet of premier meeting, convention and wedding space; the full-service T Spa; and eight dining venues. It also showcases the intimate Canoes Cabaret and a 3,000-seat amphitheater. Nearby, find the Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve, Cabela’s and 130 designer names at the Seattle Premium Outlets. The Resort Casino is conveniently located between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. just off Interstate-5 at exit 200. It is an enterprise of the Tulalip Tribes. For reservations, please call 866.716.7162 or visit us at Tulalip Resort Casino. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Plan a Holiday Pizza Party at Rocky Mountain Flatbread

Wondering what fun things you can do with friends or family?  How about a Pizza Party at Rocky Mountain Flatbread?  Here are the details =

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Plan a Holiday Pizza Party at Rocky Mountain Flatbread

A Rocky Mountain Flatbread pizza party is the perfect topping to your holiday season …

Plan a holiday pizza party at Rocky Mountain Flatbread to add a slice of fun to your corporate or family event. Choose from the Holiday Pizza Making Package or the $25 Three Course Menu to entertain your group.

The restaurant offers vegan, vegetarian, and gluten wise options and is completely nut free. Any additional special dietary needs can be accommodated upon request.

The Holiday Pizza Making Package

The holiday pizza making package includes a hosted pizza making station with the option to add craft cocktail making or a tasting of local craft beers. Prepare to get floured and roll up your sleeves as the pizza host guides your party group to create delicious artisan pizzas! Sip seasonal handcrafted cocktails or local craft beer while the pizza creations are baked in the Forno Fired Pizza Oven… and then the tasting begins!

The holiday pizza making package includes:

Party Nibbles:  Selection of Forno flatbread with house made dips and organic salads.

Pizza Making:  Your personal pizza making host will guide you in rolling out your dough, spreading house made organic tomato sauce, sprinkling scrumptious Canadian cheeses, and adding your favourite gourmet toppings.

Dessert:  Platters of warm double chocolate brownies served with house made vanilla ice cream or bring your own nut free cake.

Pricing:  $28 per person plus tax and 18% gratuity.

Add Craft Cocktail Making: Add $20 per person plus tax and 18% gratuity.
A cocktail host guides your group through creating two seasonal craft cocktails.

Add Local Craft Beer Tasting: Add $10 per person plus tax and 18% gratuity.
Enjoy two 10 oz glasses of local craft beers poured and presented by your bartender.

The $25 Three Course Menu 

The $25 three course party menu features local organic dishes to satisfy any palate. With loads of gluten free, vegetarian, vegan and meat lover options, this is the perfect spot to gather friends around the table!  Available for parties over ten.

Party Nibbles: Selection of Forno flatbread with house made dips and organic salads.

Artisan Pizzas: Sample a variety of favourite Rocky Mountain Flatbread pizzas featuring house made organic tomato sauce, Canadian cheese, and fresh, local and organic gourmet toppings.

Dessert:  Platters of warm double chocolate brownies served with house made vanilla ice cream or bring your own nut free cake.

Pricing:  $25 per person plus tax and 18% gratuity.

Additional Party Option: Ask about our $25 cocktail and appie menus.

How to Book

​​​​Book a party reservation today online or call to book your spot at any of our three Metro Vancouver locations:   ​

  • Kitsilano, 1876 West 1st Ave, Vancouver. Ph: 604-730-0321
  • Main Street, 4186 Main St.​, Vancouver. Ph: 604-566-9779
  • South Surrey, Unit 105 5570 152 St, Surrey. Ph: 604-372-1297

For more information, visit www.rockymountainflatbread.ca/parties.

About Rocky Mountain Flatbread
Rocky Mountain Flatbread takes pride in providing sustainably produced, local food that connects the farm, family and community. Visit our two Rocky Mountain Flatbread restaurant locations in Vancouver (Main Street & Kitsilano), new locations in South Surrey and Calgary, or the original restaurant that started it all in Canmore, Alberta. Food court locations include Rocky Mountain Flatbread Express in Banff. For more information, visit rockymountainflatbread.ca.

Vanfoodster’s Curry Fest Vancouver on November 13, Get Your Tix!

Do you like curry?  Do you have a favourite type, e.g. Thai, South Indian, other?  Why not try a few different types of curry during Vanfoodster’s Curry Fest on Nov 13?  Here is the press release.  Enjoy.

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Join us and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in downtown Vancouver serving up different kinds of Curry dishes from South Indian to Vietnamese to Thai and more. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday November 13 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster and Tasting Plates.

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

Registration: tba – this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Curry Fest Passports and menus.

Participating Restaurants

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Bob Pochana Thai

1660 Robson Street, Vancouver

Web: http://www.bobpochana.com/

instagram @bobpochana

Curry type: Thai

A new restaurant specializing in Thai street food from Bob Likes Thai Food.

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House Special

1269 Hamilton St, Vancouver

Web: http://www.housespecial.ca/

Twitter: @housespecialvan

Instagram: @housespecial.ca

Curry type: Vietnamese

Modern takes on Vietnamese classics in casual-chic surroundings in the heart of Yaletown.

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Davie Dosa Company

1235 Davie Street, Vancouver

Web: http://daviedosacompany.com/

Twitter @daviedosa

Instagram @daviedosacompany

Curry Type: South Indian

Davie Dosa Company brings an exotic culinary experience of traditional Southern Indian cuisine and delicious cocktails to a vibrant neighbourhood.

More surprise restaurants will be announced prior to the event

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Tickets:

Ultra Early-Bird Tickets: $30 per person before October 25, 2019

Early-Bird Tickets: $36 per person after October 25, 2019

Advance Tickets $45 per person after November 7, 2019

Regular $60 per person after November 10, 2019

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

Ticket price includes tasting plates at each of the participating restaurants throughout the evening. (Beverages are included at some restaurants 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 subject to change. Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc. This is an all ages event.