Tasting Plates North Van Lower Lonsdale July 11 – Get Your Tickets

Pizza, ice cream, chocolate, and baked goods.  That is what you can expect and more at Vancouver Foodster’s North Van Lonsdale Tasting Plates event on Wednesday July 11, 2018.  Here is @vanfoodster’s announcement.  See you there!

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Tasting Plates North VanJoin us and explore the Lower Lonsdale and area of North Vancouver and tantalize your taste buds at selection of restaurants, and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday July 11 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:

Alberello Pizzeria

115 15th Street West, North Vancouver

Web: http://www.alberellopizzeria.com/

Twitter: @Alberellopizza

Instagram: @alberellopizzeria

Cuisine: Italian cuisine 

This family run gem features a line-up of authentic Italian pizzas where the dough is made daily with Caputo 00 flour, hand-tossed to 12″, and baked in their stone oven. They are top notch in the pizza game, having won the Vancouver Pizza Challenge in 2015.

Cafe by Tao

210-150 Esplanade W, North Vancouver

Web: http://www.taoorganics.com/

Twitter @TAOorganics

Instagram @taoorganics

Organic and plant-based eatery

Welcome Parlour Ice Cream

277 8th St E, North Vancouver

Web:http://welcomeparlour.com/

Twitter: @welcomeparlour 

Instagram @welcomeparlour

Cuisine: Ice cream and dessert emporium

Welcome Parlour Ice Cream is North Vancouver’s one & only authentic, artisan ice cream parlour. Our delicious ice creams are uniquely hand crafted using the best local NATURAL ingredients & are made freshly in artisan small batches with our culinary partner Eleanor Chow Waterfall of Cadeaux Bakery. We offer 11 delicious flavour at Welcome Parlour that rotate seasonally, always offering 2 amazing dairy free options.

Featuring a collaboration with

Coconama

25681st St E, North Vancouver

Web: http://www.coconama.com

Twitter: @COCONAMA_CHOCO

Cuisine: Chocolate shop and factory

At Coconama Chocolate, our concept is simple: the finest chocolate, the best ingredients, and a creative fusion of global flavours. The result: fresh handmade chocolate creations that are indulgence at its purest. Chocolate is famous for its sensual qualities: the richness, the fragrance, the harmony of bitterness and sweetness, and the melt-in-your-mouth smoothness. But an extraordinary new world of chocolate decadence is yet to be discovered, with inspired flavour combinations giving the familiar delicacy an edgy fresh twist.

Butter Lane Bake Shop

(inside Lonsdale Quay Public Market)

123 Carrie Cates Ct, North Vancouver

Web:https://www.facebook.com/butterlanebakeshop

Twitter: @blbakeshop

Instagram

Cuisine: bakery

Mother daughter and co-owners of Butter Lane, a boutique bakery, cake + gift shop

Plus another restaurant!

Tickets:

Ultra Early-Bird Tickets: $29 per person until June 22, 2018

Early-Bird Tickets: $35 per person after June 22, 2018

Advance Tickets $45 per person after July 3, 2018

Regular $60 per person after after July 8, 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.

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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.
Hart House Restaurant website
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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

Tasting Plates Coquitlam on March 14 – Get Your Tickets

If you live in Vancouver and never had travelled east of Boundary, hop on the skytrain and visit Coquitlam and experience various restaurants and cafes at Vanfoodster’s Tasting Plates Coquitlam.  Here is the announcement about the event.  The events are always fun and you get to try different dishes.  Give it a try!

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Join us and explore the Coquitlam area (centered around the skytrain line between Lincoln station South towards downtown) and tantalize your taste buds at selection of restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday March 14 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster.

coquitlam

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 throughout the event, meet some new food loving friends, meet the chefs, and learn about each of the participating restaurants.

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: Papparotti- 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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Polito’s Latin Cafe

942 Westwood St, Coquitlam

Web:http://politoscafe.ca/

Twitter:@politoscafebc

Instagram: @politoscafebc

Cuisine: Latin American

Run by brothers, David and Carlos, the focus here is on Salvadoran cuisine as well as other Latin regions including Colombia, Venezuela, and Mexico.

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Papparoti

1196 Pinetree Way, Unit 100, Coquitlam

Web: www.papparoti.ca

Twitter: @PappaRotiCanada

Instagram @papparoticanada

Cuisine: Café

PappaRoti – the buttery, coffee-caramel coated “father of all buns” that first took Malaysia by storm in 2003 and has since opened over 400 café locations worldwide – and is now developing throughout Canada.

Our coffee buns are freshly baked every 20 minutes in our stores, which attract people of all nationalities and age groups. Light enough to pass off as a snack rather than a meal, these delicious coffee-caramel buns are soft and fluffy, with a crispy top layering of coffee caramel, served alone or in combination with our various signature hot and cold beverages.

In addition to the coffee buns Papparoti is also proud to pronounce its new product offering the Pappa Rollie a soft and flaky croissant like texture pastry with Kaya (young coconut filling jam) inside – this item is a sure win amongst all our customers!

 

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Seoul Truck Street Food

Henderson Place Mall

Unit 2082-1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

Instagram @seoultruckstreetfood

Cuisine: Korean

It’s all about Korean snacks at this food court eatery inside the Henderson Place Mall, with a very cool decor of an actual food truck. This ‘food truck’ is one that never leaves it’s spot, and it sure is the highlight of this Asian oriented food court.

 

Plus more surprise restaurants!

Purchase Tickets Here: 

Tickets:

Early-Bird Tickets: $35 per person before February 23, 2018

Advance Tickets $45 per person after March 1, 2018

Regular $60 per person after March 11, 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 subject to change. Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc. This is an all ages event.

Pizza Palooza on February 21 – Get Your Tickets!

If you love pizza, why not try pizza from more than one restaurant, and find out which is your favourite?  Vanfoodster’s Pizza Palooza is coming up on Feb 21, and here is your chance to do just that.  Here is his announcement.

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Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants centered in downtown Vancouver! This is our 3rd annual pizza tasting extravaganza and it is presented by Vancouver Foodster.

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You may have a chance to taste many types of pizza from Neapolitan to Roman to NY style, South Indian, Lebanese and more!

Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates 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.

See last year’s Pizza Palooza dining tour here

Visit each of the participating restaurants at your leisure by car, transit or walking.

Registration: tba -this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Pizza Palooza passports.

Participating Restaurants:

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Firecrust Neapolitan Pizzeria

808 Davie Street, Vancouver

Web: http://www.firecrustpizzeria.com/bc-menu/

Instagram: @firecrustdavie

Style of Pizza: Neapolitan

Inspired by authentic pizzerias in Naples, Firecrust is keeping true to Neapolitan pizza’s origins by providing products that focus on simplicity, freshness and contain high-quality ingredients. With over 350 possible combinations, you can customise our Neapolitan pizzas and salads to your heart’s desire. You’ll not be disappointed as all our Neapolitan pizza bases are made with non-GMO 00 flour and our tomato base is made strictly from San Marzano tomatoes.

 

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Ignite Pizzeria

508 West Cordova, Vancouver

Web: http://www.ignitepizzeria.com/

Instagram @ignitepizzeria

Style of Pizza: Artisanal

Located at the crossroads of Gastown and Pacific Station, Ignite Express provides you with genuine, refined pizzas at the right price.

Our pizzas are cooked in an artisanal, stone-fired oven and are made of the freshest ingredients. We created a low sodium dough that rests for more than three days, making it very light and easy to digest.

You can either take out or enjoy your slices inside in a very modern and minimal setting. Freshly out of the oven, Ignite Express is perfect for your on-the-go lunch.

 

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Davie Dosa Company

1235 Davie Street, Vancouver

Web: http://daviedosacompany.com/

Twitter @daviedosa

Instagram @daviedosacompany

Style of Pizza: South Indian

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

 

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Manoush’eh

620 Davie Street, Vancouver

Web: https://www.manousheh.ca/

Instagram @manoushehbc

Style of Pizza: Lebanese Flatbread

Manousheh is the cherished national pie of Lebanon. It has a reserved place on the country’s breakfast table and has the unique ability to be worked into every meal of the day, due to its simple versatility.

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Stretch Roman Pizza Co.

415 Abbott Street, Vancouver

Web: http://stretchpizza.com/

Twitter @stretchpizza

Cuisine: Italian pizzeria

Meet the Roman pizza, inspired by the popular gourmet street food of Rome.

The Italians call it “pizza al taglio”, we call it a perfect slice of pizza!

Starting with the use of high quality, authentic Italian flour and a lengthy 48-hour dough making process, we produce a product that is light and airy with a slight crispiness to the crust.

 

Purchase Tickets Here: 

Tickets:

Early-Bird Tickets: $35 per person before February 11, 2018

Advance Tickets $45 per person after February 11, 2018

Regular $60 per person after February 18, 2018

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 and everyone is welcome.

February Special Events at BC Liquor Stores

Here is your inside track to some of the upcoming events in February. There are a wide range of exciting events this month to celebrate Chinese New Year, the Oscars and the Winter Olympics.

PARK ROYAL

GRAND MARNIER ENGRAVING EVENT – CHINESE NEW YEAR
Friday, February 2nd  & Friday, February 9th
4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Experience the taste of Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge, an alchemy of fine aged cognacs and exotic wild oranges, while having the opportunity to engrave your purchased bottle with a personalized message.

CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR WITH WINES FROM CHILE!
Saturday, February 3rd & Saturday, February 17th
12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Chile is well known for making great quality wines at unbeatable value, but where they truly over deliver is in their premium wine offerings. Premium Chilean wines have been gaining more awards in international competitions alongside wines from the world’s most celebrated wineries. Join Wines of Chile to taste and learn more about these age-worthy wines that are sure to impress your guests as you celebrate the New Year.

CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE DOG WITH MARISCO!
Thursday, February 8th
3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

From one man’s golden vision to one winery’s golden achievements, celebrate Chinese New Year with Marisco!

CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR WITH JOHNNIE WALKER
Saturday, February 10th
2:00 – 5:00p.m.

Join Master Reserve Brand Ambassador, Joel Virginillo, for a tasting/educational tour through the Johnnie Walker Family of Scotches.

BC LIQUOR STORES NEW & EXCLUSIVES
Thursday, February 15th
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Looking to excite your palate with something NEW? Join our Product Consultants each month for an opportunity to taste new and exclusive wines – only available at BC Liquor Stores. Come and try products hand-picked by our experts in an informative tasting session. This is your chance to talk one-on-one with our Product Consultants to learn about the latest and greatest products that will be the perfect accompaniment to your everyday meals or that special occasion.

CHEER ON TEAM CANADA – CELEBRATE THE OLYMPICS
Friday, February 16th
3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Shoppers will sample the Molson Canadian Victory bottles and receive a Canadian Flag blanket with purchase of a 24. A top chef from PICA will feature Canadiana inspired snacks perfect for your own Olympic viewing party.

CHAMPAGNE AND THE OSCARS
Friday, February 23rd
3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

This event will celebrate the Champagnes from Piper-Heidsieck, the official sponsor of the Oscars.  There will be a tasting of Charles Heidsieck Champagne. Champagne will be paired with appetizers that are inspired by the cinema. Kyle Kaplan, Certified Sommelier and Business Development Manager for Piper-Heidsieck will walk you through the Champagne flight and talk about the history of these Champagne houses and the relationship between Piper-Heidsieck and the Oscars.

CÎROC ULTRA PREMIUM
Saturday, February 24th
2:00 – 5:00p.m.

This will be a freestanding mixology session hosted by Diageo’s Reserve Brand Ambassador, featuring Cîroc and Tanqueray. Customers will have an opportunity to try premium spirits in a simple yet inspiring cocktail format that is easy for you to replicate at home.

BRIGHOUSE

BC LIQUOR STORES NEW & EXCLUSIVES
Thursday, February 15th
4.00 – 6.30 p.m.

Looking to excite your palate with something NEW? Join our Product Consultants each month for an opportunity to taste new and exclusive wines – only available at BC Liquor Stores. Come and try products hand-picked by our experts in an informative tasting session. This is your chance to talk one-on-one with our Product Consultants to learn about the latest and greatest products that will be the perfect accompaniment to your everyday meals or that special occasion.

CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR WITH JOHNNIE WALKER
Saturday, February 16th
5.00 – 8.00p.m.

Join Master Reserve Brand Ambassador, Joel Virginillo, for a tasting/educational tour through the Johnnie Walker Family of Scotches.

CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE DOG WITH MARISCO!
Saturday, February 17th
3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

From one man’s golden vision to one winery’s golden achievements, celebrate Chinese New Year with Marisco!

LANGLEY

CHEER ON TEAM CANADA – CELEBRATE THE OLYMPICS
Friday, February 9th
3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Shoppers will sample the Molson Canadian Victory bottles and receive a Canadian Flag blanket with purchase of a 24. A top chef from PICA will feature Canadiana inspired snacks perfect for your own Olympic viewing party.

BC LIQUOR STORES NEW & EXCLUSIVES
Thursday, February 15th
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Looking to excite your palate with something NEW? Join our Product Consultants each month for an opportunity to taste new and exclusive wines – only available at BC Liquor Stores. Come and try products hand-picked by our experts in an informative tasting session. This is your chance to talk one-on-one with our Product Consultants to learn about the latest and greatest products that will be the perfect accompaniment to your everyday meals or that special occasion.

ALBERNI & BUTE

BC LIQUOR STORES NEW & EXCLUSIVES
Thursday, February 15th
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Looking to excite your palate with something NEW? Join our Product Consultants each month for an opportunity to taste new and exclusive wines – only available at BC Liquor Stores. Come and try products hand-picked by our experts in an informative tasting session. This is your chance to talk one-on-one with our Product Consultants to learn about the latest and greatest products that will be the perfect accompaniment to your everyday meals or that special occasion.

CÎROC ULTRA PREMIUM
Friday, February 23rd
5:00 – 8:00p.m.

This will be a freestanding mixology session hosted by Diageo’s Reserve Brand Ambassador, featuring Cîroc and Tanqueray. Customers will have an opportunity to try premium spirits in a simple yet inspiring cocktail format that is easy for you to replicate at home.

Milano Coffee Wins Two Gold Medals at International Coffee Tasting Awards in Guangzhou

Coffee typically in the morning, and wine in the afternoon and evening.  That arrangement is probably the schedule for many people.  We have an award-winning coffee roaster here in Vancouver: Milano  Coffee.  Below is their press release about their reward, plus when you can try their winning coffee.  Enjoy!

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Vancouver, B.C. –  Milano Roasters wins gold. Master roaster and co-owner, Brian Turko, is celebrating the success created in his “mad-scientist” coffee roasting laboratory after being awarded two gold medals for Milano’s Silk Lili and Concept #9 espressos blends at the prestigious International Coffee Tasting Awards in the category of Non-Italian Blends or Single Origins Beans for espresso. A win for Silk Lili, named after Brian and Linda Turko’s daughter Liliana, feels especially sweet.
The additions of Silk Lili and Concept #9 to Milano’s previous gold wins for blends entitled La Futura, Butter, Velvet, Miscela Royale, Nuovo, Lucky 13, Cognac, Suave Rico, New Italian and Franks brings Milano’s grand tally to twelve gold medals in six years – which is no small feat. All the award-winners are available under Milano’s  Espresso Master’s Reserve line.
“The goal that drives us to keep our team striving for success is simple,” says Brian Turko. “To continually improve on creating and serving the best coffee in the world to our devoted customers and the coffee loving community in Canada.”
The eleventh edition of the international competition organized by the International Institute of Coffee Tasters was held in Guangzhou, China in December, 2017. Of the 162 coffees, 39 gold medals were awarded to coffees from Italy, Canada, China, Korea, Spain, Taiwan and Thailand. Milano’s coffees were the sole winners from Canada. Evaluations are completed by a panel of 28 international sensory judges who taste the coffees blind and have proven skills based of the method developed and established by IIAC and CSA. The International Institute of Coffee Tasters is an independent and scientific association for coffee tasting founded in 1993.

Meet the Makers 

January 25 | 156 West 8th Ave | 12:00 pm to 4:00pm
Milano owners Brian and Linda Turko, and Barry Henry, invite coffee lovers to ‘meet your maker’ on the afternoon of Thursday, January 25 at Milano’s West 8th coffee shop and roasting facility. Linda and Barry will be on the bar making the gold medal winning coffees, while Brian passionately shares all the details behind the blends. Go behind the scenes to see where all the roasting magic happens.
Milano’s Black Series 
Few roasters are producing dark coffees right now,  which makes it the perfect time to reveal Milano’s new Black Series. The luxurious dark roasts produced under this table are unique and special, offering great flavours that are dark but silky smooth. These coffees include Black Beauty, Black Jam, Black Lili, Black Candy, Sweet Black and Perfume Noir and are available at Milano locations.

Espresso Yogurt – a Milano Coffee x Tree Island Yogurt Collaboration

Yogurt and espresso lovers prepare! Milano Coffee and Vancouver Island’s Tree Island Gourmet Yogurt are combining two breakfast staples for a delicious collaboration that’s sure to give a kickstart to mornings. Customers across Canada can look for the product on grocery shelves this March at Milano cafés, Whole Foods, Urban Fare, Nesters, Choices, and anywhere Tree Island is sold.