Calendar of Events – February 2019

Annie the Musical – Burnaby – February 1-16 Align Entertainment presents the family favourite Annie: The Musical.  Annie is based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, and it has become a worldwide phenomenon.  With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City.  She is…

Taste Your Way through Whistler Cornucopia

Whistler’s popular annual food and wine festival, Whistler Cornucopia, is back this month! Celebrating it’s 22nd year, Cornucopia takes place November 8-18, 2018. Two weeks of dining events, tastings, drink seminars, and parties, there’s plenty to experience in Whistler before the start of the ski/snowboard season. Local Whistler restaurateurs and visiting B.C. and Canadian chefs alike have…

Explore the Okanagan Wineries

For Labour Day long weekend, my husband and I decided to visit his family in Vernon, BC which is about a 5-hour drive from Vancouver. On the way to Vernon, we visited two wineries in Lake Country, BC: Arrowleaf Cellars and Gray Monk Estate Winery. Lake Country is a municipality in the Okanagan Valley region,…

Recap: Whistler Cornucopia’s Poured

During last weekend’s Whistler Cornucopia food & wine festival, the signature drink event Poured took place on Saturday evening. Similar to the Night Market the night before (see my recap on that event here), Poured was hosted at the Whistler Conference Centre and displayed various stations/booths of beer, wine and spirits, along with a few…

Celebrate the season at the Coal Harbour Liquor Store Spring Patio Tasting

Coal Harbour Liquor Store is hosting its third annual Spring Patio Tasting on the waterfront patio at Dockside Restaurant.  With the weather we’ve been having, it will definitely feel more like a summer party! The event will take place from 5-8PM on June 1st and will include over 20 suppliers pouring an irresistible selection of…

The 39th Vancouver International Wine Festival

Vancouver International Wine Festival returns for an eight-day celebration of wine and food February 11 to 19 at the Vancouver Convention Centre and other venues around Metro Vancouver. The 2017 festival features 180 wineries from 16 countries participating in 54 events. In celebration of our nation’s 150th birthday, the festival features Canada as the theme…

Introducing Singletree Wines

Food and wine. Wine and food. Some things are meant to be together forever. Such is the reason why I found myself at Forage on an early afternoon. We were invited to celebrate a new winery from the Fraser Valley. A new winery called Singletree. Singletree Winery was founded in 2010 by a family whose roots…

New Favourites from The Fraser Valley Food Show

The Fraser Valley Food Show was held at the Tradex in Abbotsford on October 3-5. Some of the highlights included The 3rd Great Canadian Sausage Competition, The Gusto TV Celebrity Cooking Stage and the Gluten-Free Living Show. I had a chance to sample some of the sausages entered to the competition. Anita Pichlmeier of Black Forest…