Six Ingredients for THE Perfect Evening Out with Dish ‘n Dazzle

Dish ‘n Dazzle is your recipe for Fun & Fundraising
[Vancouver, BC]: Dish ‘n Dazzle, one of Vancouver’s most-anticipated wine, food and cocktail events, returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre (999 Canada Place) on Thursday, May 18. Tickets are onsale now for $89 per person, exclusively online.
With a tip of the hat to the hospitality industry, the organizers offer six ingredients as a recipe for the perfect night out:
Wine: Each year, the BC Hospitality Foundation partners with a new wine country. This edition features Wines of Chile. Up to fifteen wineries from Chile will share the latest vintages for wine lovers. New for this year will be an exclusive “Pequeña table”, offering a chance to experience limited production wines from Chile’s boutique wineries.
Food: Up to fourteen of BC’s finest chefs and restaurants will be on hand to serve unique culinary creations, some of which were created just for Dish ‘n Dazzle. The complete list will be available soon at dishndazzle.com.
Cocktails: The evening’s signature cocktail competition invites six of the city’s top bartenders to craft all-new libations with a Chilean theme. Each bartender is competing for the coveted Derek Vanderheide trophy, named in honour of a dearly departed Vancouver bartender.
Music: The evening wouldn’t be complete without live music from celebrated Vancouver-based R&B and blues band Les Is More, who never fail to ignite the crowd.
Silent Auction / Prizes: The curated Silent Auction and Grand Prize Raffle is always one of the highlights of the evening, featuring one-of-a-kind items including hotel stays, adventure packages, and much more.
Fundraising: Dish ‘n Dazzle is the signature fundraiser for the BC Hospitality Foundation’s latest beneficiaries and scholarship winners. Funds raised from this event have helped support nearly 275 industry workers and students with more than $800,000 in financial assistance.
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Arts Club’s California Wine Fair – Get Your Tickets

Just in case you have not heard about it, each year the Arts Club Theatre Company has a wine fair fundraiser, featuring the wines of California.  Here is the press release about this year’s event.  The events start of April 17.  I’ve been to this event in the past years and it is always fantastic.  You will get to try a great number of very high quality California wines in one location, both red and white.  Of course you will be tasting California Cabernets, but don’t forget Zinfandel or Syrah in reds, or Sauvignon Blanc or Viognier for white wines. Some of the wines are also organic and/or biodynamic.  Get your tickets soon before they sell out. Here is there press release.
ARTS CLUB’S CALIFORNIA WINE FAIR BRINGS ABUNDANCE OF NEW WORLD WINES
PLUS DINNERS AT TOP VANCOUVER RESTAURANTS

Arts Club California Wine Fair Ballroom Tasting

Vancouver, B.C.—The Arts Club Theatre Company’s 2012 California Wine Fair fundraiser returns to Vancouver in April to present its signature ballroom tasting evening with two exclusive dinners showcasing the distinct and varied vintages produced by the Golden State.

California Dreaming Dinner   
Tuesday, April 17

Ballroom Tasting     
Wednesday, April 18

Food, Wine, Adventure Dinner
Monday, April 30

The largest tasting tour of Californian wine in Canada, the 32nd annual California Wine Fair Ballroom Tasting will be held on Wednesday, April 18, at 7 PM, at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre East (999 Canada Place). The region is recognized globally for its superior quality and varietal diversity, and the tasting provides a survey of 120 top producers, from family-run boutique brands to large-scale benchmark wineries. The evening gives 700 wine enthusiasts the opportunity to talk one-on-one with passionate and knowledgeable vintners, and the chance to discover interesting new varietals, blends, and labels in a lively atmosphere. A silent auction will run throughout the evening featuring luxury hotel stays and gift certificates to top entertainment attractions, fine restaurants, and spas. Tickets are $75, or $65 per person for groups of six or more.

Two intimate dinners will complement the ballroom tasting.

The California Dreaming Dinner is hosted at the award-winning West Restaurant (2881 Granville Street) on Tuesday, April 17, at 6 PM, with a tasting of outstanding brands provided by Vintage Corks, including Blackbird Vineyards, Dry Creek Vineyards, Duckhorn Vineyards, Dutcher Crossing Winery, Heitz Cellars, and Silver Oak Cellars. Renowned Executive Chef Quang Dang is creating an innovative five-course contemporary menu, and in-house sommelier Owen Knowlton brings his expertise on food and wine to the affair. The dinner is $195 per ticket. This event is already SOLD OUT.

On Monday, April 30, at 6 PM, the full evening is dedicated to presenting premium wines from the Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Sonoma, featuring highlights from the Rosso & Bianco, Diamond Collection, Director’s Cut, and Sofia labels. The Food, Wine, Adventure Dinner is held at Q4 Ristorante (2611 West 4th Avenue), hosted by Lise Asimont, the Director of Grower Relations at the Francis Ford Coppola with an Italian four-course menu in honour of the famous filmmaker’s heritage. The winery was recognized with the coveted USA Producer of the Year Award in 2011 at the International Wine and Spirit Competition. The dinner is $185 per ticket.

For tickets and information, call our box office at 604.687.1644 or visit artsclub.com.

ABOUT THE ARTS CLUB
The Arts Club Theatre Company, now in its 48th season, is the largest not-for-profit organization of its kind in Western Canada. It offers professional theatre at three venues—the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Island Stage, and Revue Stage—as well as on tour throughout the province.

Website: artsclub.com
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NOTE: 2nd Annual Taste the World Fundraiser

The 2nd “Taste the World” Fundraiser in Vancouver is coming up on Feb 9, 2011. It is hosted by Canadian Friends of Medical Action Myanmar and Canadian Friends of Angkor Hospital for Children. More details are in this attached note from the sponsors.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.ttwvan.com or by calling 604.687.1919.