Provence Marinaside Hits the Spot with BC Spot Prawn Features

Spot prawns are here in BC for a short time.  They are here now, so go out and get some to eat.  If you would like them cooked professionally for you, why not go to Provence Marinaside  in Yaletown?  Here is their announcement of what you can expect. Cheers.

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BC Spot Prawn Duo. Photo by Emrys Horton, EPH Photography

BC Spot Prawn Duo. Photo by Emrys Horton, EPH Photography

(Vancouver, BC) – Every year we eagerly await the coming of Spot Prawn Season – that short window starting in early June when these succulent and flavourful crustaceans make their way off fishing boats and onto the plates of enthusiastic diners. With a culinary ethos honed in Marseille and on the Côte d’Azur, Provence Marinaside’s Owner/Executive Chef Jean Francis Quaglia treats BC Spot Prawns with a gentle hand to bring out all their delicate flavour.
 
Starting today Provence guests can indulge their passion for prawns with a special BC Spot Prawn Menu featuring Gazpacho with Poached BC Spot Prawns served with a cucumber and lime relish, One Pound of BC Spot Prawns served either grilled or steamed and Provence patron favourite – BC Spot Prawn Duo (grilled and Provençal style) on tagliatelle and zucchini ribbons.
 
As Provence is known for its extensive wine list, Wine Director Joshua Carlson could choose to pair these dishes with any wine from around the world. However, keeping with the philosophy that local terroir complements local ingredients best, he has selected an optional wine pairing of exclusively BC-produced wines which will be available by either the glass or the bottle –Terravista Vineyards Albariño 2019 (Naramata Bench) to accompany the Gazpacho, Sea Star Vineyards Blanc de Noir Rosé,2019 (Pender Island) to complement the steamed or grilled One Pound of BC Spot Prawns and Quails’ Gate Estate Winery ‘Lucy’s Block’ Rosé 2019 (Kelowna) is paired with the BC Spot Prawn Duo.
 
This really is a case of limited-time offer as the season for BC Spot Prawns is short. Imagine yourself on the Promenade de la Croisette as you dine on delicious BC Spot Prawns, sip your wine and watch the world go by from Provence’s vantage point overlooking the False Creek Seawall and Quayside Marina. It’s a perfect way to start the summer.
 
Please note:
Provence Marinaside is committed to the health and safety of its guests and staff in keeping with the protocols set by the BC Ministry of Health. You can find the details of Provence’s standards here.
 
In addition to Dine-In service, Provence Marinaside continues to offer its Takeout Menu for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner daily.  If you prefer to cook Provence’s food in the comfort of your own kitchen, they also offer six French Food Made Easy kits and two Cocktail Kits (Moscow Mule and Caesar). All are available through Provence Marinaside’s website along with Chef Sheldon’s Online Grocery Store for individual ingredient items such as meats, dairy, baking supplies and other miscellaneous items.
 
Provence Marinaside is also supporting The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre with the donation of meals and funds along with a donation option on their website should the public also wish to support the organization.
 
 

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.

Spring Dinners and Events at Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

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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.
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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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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.

Tractor Everyday Healthy Foods Launches New Fall Menu On October 16

This press release came through my email.  These vegan dishes for the Fall season looks good.  Enjoy.

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Popular Vancouver restaurant chain introduces fresh lineup of plant-based salads, sandwiches and stews for fall season

Photo credit: Marquardt Photography
Vancouver, B.C. October 8, 2019 – Tractor Everyday Healthy Foods is celebrating the autumn harvest season by unveiling a fresh lineup of nourishing, fall-inspired dishes – including a number of new vegan and gluten-free options – starting Wednesday, October 16.
Available on both the lunch and dinner menus at all six Vancouver locations, Tractor’s latest fall offerings include a wholesome variety of everyday staples like veggie-packed salads, sandwiches, soups and stews all made with nutritious, heart-healthy ingredients. With a focus on creating sustainable, high-quality fare, Tractor’s culinary team prepares all menu items on-site in small batches to ensure freshness and minimize food waste.
Highlights on the new seasonal menu include a hearty, protein-packed Turkey Chili made with lean ground turkey, black beans and chickpeas; a house-made vegan Beet and Walnut Burger topped with avocado parsley spread and pickled red onions; and a vegan Kale Caesar Salad featuring a creamy hummus and cashew dressing and garlic-roasted chickpeas.
The full lineup of fall menu additions includes:
  • Beet + Cauliflower Salad: steamed beets, roasted cauliflower, braised radishes, tahini lemon dressing, parsley and almond dukkah (VEGAN & GF);
  • Kale Caesar Salad: shredded dinosaur kale and Brussels sprouts, toasted breadcrumbs, crispy roasted chickpeas, lemon cashew dressing (VEGAN);
  • Brussels Sprouts + Apricot Salad: roasted Brussels sprouts, shredded Brussels sprouts, radicchio, roasted butternut squash, apricot mustard vinaigrette (VEGAN & GF);
  • Turkey Chili: ground turkey, bell peppers, black beans, chickpeas, tomatoes and spices topped with crispy roasted chickpeas (GF);
  • Beet + Walnut Burger: house-made vegan patty made with beets, walnuts, black beans and portobello mushrooms topped with avocado parsley spread, greens and pickled red onions (VEGAN).
“We are very veggie heavy at Tractor – we always have been – and our new fall menu really caters to our plant-based customers,” says co-founder and owner Meghan Clarke. “As an eco-conscious organization, we believe it’s important to offer a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan options as part of our overall commitment to environmental sustainability.”
All of the fresh seasonal items on Tractor’s new fall menu will be available daily from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and can be enjoyed in the restaurant’s airy cafeteria-style dining room or taken to go in 100-percent compostable packaging. For those who are short on time, Tractor’s new grab-and-go kitchen is now available at the restaurant’s Park Place location (666 Burrard St.). The Tractor Digital app allows guests to pre-order their meal with a desired pick-up time, skip the line in-store and enjoy a fresh and fast lunch on the go.
For more information, visit www.tractorfoods.com.

Sweet Dreams are made of Pizza and Chocolate on Valentine’s Day at Rocky Mountain Flatbread

Chocolate and pizza are two staples nobody should be without.  Valentine’s Day is no exception.  Here is a press release by Rocky Mountain Flatbread about their Valentine’s Day offering.  There is nothing about wine in the press release but they do have BC wine.  Here is the link to their Drinks page in Kitsilano. Enjoy.

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Vancouver, BC – Sweet dreams are made of pizza and chocolate on Valentine’s Day at Rocky Mountain Flatbread! Chef Oliver Zulauf has created a delicious 3-course Valentine’s Day dinner menu with handmade raw chocolate pairings from Koko Monk Chocolates.

Everyone – including vegan, vegetarian and gluten free diners – will have tons of choices on this nut free menu which is offered at $30 per person (plus tax and gratuity):

Starters:
Begin with the golden song of a Brunette Bangle (a curry and coconut infused chocolate) and choice of traditional salad (fig & goat cheese, basil & blackberry, or fresh herb salad), melt in your mouth BC mushroom caps, or house made soup.

Mains:
Pucker up your lips for your First Kiss (a to die for sour cherry and raspberry infused chocolate) and enjoy any hand-crafted Traditional Flatbread pizza or featured organic pasta made with seasonal veggies and local meats.

Desserts:
Wind down your evening with dessert – your choice of the signature Rocky Mountain Flatbread warm double chocolate brownie, apple cinnamon crumble (vegan) or baked cheesecake with gluten free toasted coconut crust.

Valentine’s Day with Kids:
Rocky’s Valentine’s Day Kids Menu comes paired with chocolate too! This three-course menu is offered for $13.50 per child (plus tax and gratuity).

  • Starter:  Drink or Veggie Monster Bowl paired with a Hershey’s Kiss
  • Mains:  Mozza Pizza or Pasta paired with a Hershey’s Kiss
  • Desserts: Warm Double Chocolate Brownie with House Made Ice Cream or One Scoop of Vanilla or Chocolate Ice Cream

Reservations Recommended!
Call Rocky Mountain Flatbread Main Street at 604-566-9779 or email info@rockymountainflatbread.ca.

Call Rocky Mountain Flatbread Kitsilano at 604-730-0321 or email info@rockymountainflatbread.ca.

BC Liquor Store e-News for January 2019

DEALS OF THE MONTH AT BC LIQUOR STORES

Start off 2019 with these amazing deals, limited time offers and new products! Our Savvy Savings has everything you need for entertaining, meal pairings, or even just sipping by a warm fire.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to save big. Drop by your nearest BC Liquor Store today and stock up! Some of our highlights include:

TARIMA ALICANTE MONASTRELL
Spain 895680 750 ml
Reg. $15.99
Now $13.99*
91 Points, Jeb Dunnuck – “The 2016 Tarima Monastrell offers more dark fruits, pepper, and earth in a rich, full-bodied, expansive, charming character. It’s another terrific value.” Only available at BC Liquor Stores!
ANGELO MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO
Spain 226098 750 ml
Reg. $11.99
Now $9.99*
This down-to-earth expression of Montepulciano is a great value. Aromas of black cherry, strawberry and plum accented by floral, herbal and spicy nuances flow to a smooth and well-balanced palate. Only available at BC Liquor Stores!
SMOKY BAY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Canada? 799221 3 L
Reg. $31.99
Now $28.99*
This Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from South Eastern Australia is medium-bodied with soft tannins and notes of raspberry, blackberry, plum, pepper, vanilla and oak. Sip with steak or burgers. Only available at BC Liquor Stores!
ARTIUS CHARDONNAY
USA 188496 750 ml
Reg. $12.99
Now $9.99*
Chardonnay in California reflects the sunshine state that ripens this grape like nowhere else. So hints of tree fruits of apple, tropical notes like pineapple and light butter and spice round out the package. Only available at BC Liquor Stores!
TORRECORTA TERRE SICILIANE CATARRATTO PINOT GRIGIO
Italy 182202 750 ml
Reg. $12.99
Now $9.99*
This blend of Pinot Grigio and Catarratto, indigenous Sicilian grapes, has fresh and fruity aromas of pear, green apple and white peach. The palate is crisp with a clean finish. Only available at BC Liquor Stores!
BOLLA PROSECCO
Italy 226157 750 ml
Reg. $16.99
Now $14.99*
Appealing ripe fruit aromas on the nose with hints of apple, pear and peach follow through to a fresh and fruity palate. The fine streak of acidity injects freshness and length to the lively finish. Only available at BC Liquor Stores!
REFRESHMENT
SOCIAL LITE PINEAPPLE MANGO 
Canada 232884 4 x 355 ml
Reg. $10.79
Now $9.79*
Fresh cut pineapple on the nose leads to pineapple with a hint of coconut and smooth mango aftertaste. This is made from natural ingredients, unsweetened and only 80 calories. It’s a crowd favourite.
BEER
STEAMWORKS PREMIUM CRAFT LAGER
Canada 175370 12 x 355 ml
Reg. $19.99
Now $17.99*
Appealing to both new and experienced craft beer drinkers alike, this craft lager was steam-brewed and deliberately aged to create an easy-drinking and flavourful beer that is crisp, clean and refreshing. Only available at BC Liquor Stores!
SPIRIT
FIREBALL
Canada 642264 1.14 L
Reg. $32.49
Now $29.49*
Rumour has it Fireball was developed in the 1980’s after one the coldest winter in Canada. The smooth taste of whisky with the added kick of spicy cinnamon warms the senses. Try it in a hot beverage this season.

 

December 2018 Special Events and Tastings @ 39th and Cambie BC Liquor Store

Here is your official insider invitation to some of the upcoming in-store tastings and special events happening at our store as we kick off the holiday season!

RUFFINO ITALIAN WINE TASTING  
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24 <this is close to December>
2:00-6:00 P.M.

Join us for a tasting event showcasing Ruffino Italian Wines to be paired with canapé style hor d’oeuvres.

Culmina Cabernet Sauvignon

Culmina Cabernet Sauvignon

CULMINA: PROPRIETOR IN-STORE TASTING
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 07
3:00-7:00 P.M.

Don and Elaine Triggs, former owners of Jackson-Triggs and owners of Culmina Family Estate Winery, will host an in-store tasting, personally greeting and pouring products from the estate for guests.

BELVEDERE BESPOKE 1.75 IN-STORE ENGRAVING
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 08
6:00-8:00 P.M.

Have your 1.75 litre bottle of Belvedere specially engraved just in time for the holiday season-a perfect personalized gift that will be cherished for years to come.

Whistler Remind You to Attend Cornucopia in November

It is not yet ski season in Whistler, but it is wine drinking season, so if you have some time to go to Whistler to enjoy Cornucopia, get your tickets.  Here is the latest press release about Cornucopia.  Enjoy.

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Whistler, B.C. – In just two weeks, Whistler welcomes its 22nd annual celebration of food and drink, Cornucopia presented by BlueShore Financial taking place November 8-18. With an abundance of dining events, tastings, drink seminars, and parties, there’s plenty to experience.

Local Whistler restaurateurs and visiting B.C. and Canadian chefs alike have created a diverse selection of cuisines in the paired-dinner events. From the festival’s extensive list of renowned winery dinners to a cocktail-paired dinner, brewery dinner and a roving, multi-station dining experience – the biggest question will be how to fit it all in?

Aura at Nita Lake Lodge is excited to showcase a special Sip & Savour winemaker dinner. Building on the success of its summer Sip & Savour Winemaker Dinner Series – this Cornucopia-inspired dinner is an elaborate six-course menu paired with varietals from 50th Parallel Estate winery. Alternatively, visitors can reserve for a three-course dining experience paired with Blasted Church wines available daily throughout the eleven day festival.

Quattro’s legendary fare will be on display at the Quattro Batasiolo wine dinner – Chef Jeremie Trottier will pair his classic Italian cuisine alongside legendary Barolo producer Batatsiolo winery.

What do the Okanagan, South Africa and Napa have in common? A vineyard from each region will be featured among the three winery dinners at the Bearfoot Bistro. Meyer Family Vineyard from BC’s own Okanagan region, South Africa’s Anthonij Rupert wines and Eisele Vineyard in Napa Valley will be paired with Executive Chef Melissa Craig’s seasonal fare. BC’s Hester Creek winery has chosen to celebrate its 50th anniversary with dinner at Caramba! Ticketholders can expect an evening of canapes, four-courses and some of Hester Creek’s finest varietals.

Il Caminetto makes its Cornucopia debut with three winery dinners and a new cocktail-paired dinner – Il Salotto. While sister establishment, The Cellar by Araxi, returns with the hugely successful Intimate Wine Dinner Series featuring six dinners to choose from including the celebrated Big Guns ‘Par Excellence’ showcasing the very best of Old World wines.

Continuing the intimate dinner theme, the private dining room of the Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s Grill Room will feature 10 impressive dinners. Taking place over each weekend of the festival, the dinners will include themes and wineries such as Small Farms, Liquidity and Lock & Worth.

Legs Diamond, located along the Upper Village stroll, is making its mark at this year’s Cornucopia with 11 dinners, one for every night of the festival. Guests can indulge in a menu of game, seafood and sweet treats all paired with BC wines.

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler has partnered with its colleagues south of the border to bring two exciting dinner offerings. On the first weekend, patrons can experience a collective of steakhouse chefs from four of Four Seasons’ alpine resorts – Whistler, Jackson Hole, Vail and Santa Fe – for the Four Peaks Dinner by Four Seasons. From the sunshine of Los Angeles, CUT by Wolfgang Puck located in the Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons hotel, will be appearing for a one-night only experience on Friday, November 16.

For those looking for something more casual Savour at The Westin  will servea two-hour multi-station dining experience including its coveted Poutine Bar, Truffle Mac n’ Cheese and more with BC and International wine samplings.

Last but not least – if local brews are more your flavour, you’re in luck. Blacks Pub has partnered with Whistler Brewing for a four-course dinner with seasonal beers. Coast Mountain Brewing and Hunter Gather Eatery’s ‘Cask N Brat’ – a showcase of bratwurst and festive cask ale for this Novemberfest inspired evening.

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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