Cornucopia 2017’s Night Market: Taste of the World

This weekend’s Whistler Cornucopia 2017 food & wine festival started off for me with a celebration of food and drinks from around the world at its Night Market: Taste of the World event. Restaurant stations, along with endless tables of wine, beer and spirits greeted us for this event. Guests received a wine glass along…

Brews, Bites & BBQ at The Boathouse Restaurant

The sun is shining and you just got off work. What better way to spend an evening than enjoying a beer and some BBQ on a patio. This week I was invited to enjoy Brews, Bites & BBQ at The Boathouse Restaurant in New Westminster. This special event was hosted in partnership with Granville Island…

Goose Island Beer Co. Beer Dinner in Vancouver

This week I had the opportunity to attend Goose Island Beer Co.‘s migration media dinner in Vancouver. Goose Island Beer Co. is a Chicago based craft beer company. Their beers are distributed throughout the US, UK, and recently started expanding in the Canadian craft beer market. Goose Island hosted an intimate beer dinner at Glowbal,…

Garlic Prawns + Lions Summer Ale = A Match Made in Food Heaven

Granville Island Brewing has recently released their Lions Summer Ale – their much-anticipated summer brew. With lively tropical fruit notes and a slightly tart finish, this beer stands well on its own. But what to pair it with? The GIB folks challenged me to test their matchmaking skills with a recipe that goes well with this…

Brewmasters Dinner Partnership with ARC Dining and Parallel 49 Brewing

Parallel 49’s Head Process Engineer and Brewmaster Graham With has an amazing set of skills. He combines a Bachelors of Applied Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering with the art and skill of crafting unique and innovative beers that are designed to pair perfectly with Chef Alessandro Vianello’s delectable dishes. In fact, these two professionals…

Big Rock Urban Eatery #TacoChallengeYVR

My next stop on Richard Wolak’s  Taco Challenge took me across the bridge to Cambie. The Just Had a Little Lamb is chefs Alex Newton & Sam Omdal’s entry for the Vancouver Taco Challenge – a lamb confit taco braised in red wine with chipotle lamb jus, served with brussel sprout slaw and grilled pineapple pico de gallo on…

Octoberfest in September courtesy of Steam Whistle Brewery Pilsner

Canadian craft brewer Steam Whistle Brewing hosted their second annual Oktoberfest party at The Imperial on September 20th. Folk music by The Rheinlander Oom-pah Band and entertainment by the AVC Edelweiss Dancers from the Austria Vancouver Club provided an authentic German experience. But the most delicious part of the evening? Steam Whistle’s smooth and refreshing…

Join Vancouver’s ultimate Oktoberfest party #CONTEST

Steam Whistle Brewing is bringing the ultimate Oktoberfest experience to Vancouver on September 20th! Get your oom-pah-pah on and join the traditional Oktoberfest Party at The Imperial (319 Main Street, Vancouver) at 8 p.m. Back for it’s 2nd year, Steam Whistle’s Oktoberfest party brings you local folk music by The Rheinlander Oom-pah Band and entertainment…

Alibi Room

Located in Gastown, this “modern tavern” offers one of the best craft beer and cocktail selections in the city, including organically grown wines. Their menu is beyond any “pub fare” I’ve ever experienced. The food is prepared with care and includes free-run meats, and poultry and ocean wise fish. This is a great place to…