Archive for September, 2008
Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
VSO: Directly from the Press Release:
I Musici de Montreal is one of Canada’s top chamber orchestras. The VSO is proud to present them, with their founding director, Yuli Turovsky, for the opening concert of the Bach & Beyond series in a perfect baroque concert: the music of Bach and Handel. I Musici de Montreal performs at The Chan Centre for Performing Arts on October 10th and 11th.
Giffard: Directly from the Press Release:
Giffard, makers of fine liqueurs and syrups, is pleased to announce that Shaun Layton of George Ultra Lounge has emerged triumphant at Giffard’s 2nd annual Iron Mixologist Challenge. Wendy McGuinness of Chambar Belgian Restaurant came in a close second place. David Wolowidnyk of WEST Restaurant and Trevor Kallies of the Granville Room were named runners-up.
As a result of their achievement in the Vancouver competition, Shaun Layton & Wendy McGuinness will both be flown to France to represent Canada and compete in Giffard’s International Mixologists Competition in late May 2009. Bruno Giffard looks forward to hosting them at this prestigious event.
Bezanson Art: Directly From the Press Release:
I have a new Group Art Show on now at the
Office Tower Lobby of Park Place, 666 Burrard Street
The Art Show is on for 4 weeks, ending on Friday, October 24th.
There will be new work by Tiko Kerr, Paul Paquette, Vern Simpson, Ron Dixon, Leslie Poole, Vicki English, Robert Genn, Sara Genn, Fred Peters, Paul Jorgensen, Elspeth Armstrong, Pamela Holl Hunt, Jude Copland, Tetiana Zakharova, Craig Yeats, Danuta Rogula and Jill Charuk, to name a few
New Artists are Wesley Clark and Stefan Horik.
The Display is open from 8 am to 6 pm weekdays.
I will be at the art show from 9 am to 1:30 pm daily - Monday to Friday.
Rising chef takes top honours in biggest ever Black Box Competition
Vancouver, BC, September 26, 2008
Up and coming chef Anna Yeh of The Fairmont Vancouver Airport looks set for culinary success after finishing in first place at the 13th Annual Black Box Competition on September 23, 2008, hosted by The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Vancouver. 24 emerging chefs took part in the biggest event in the competition’s history, which tests competitors’ culinary expertise and creative skills, and has consistently identified the cream of Vancouver’s rising culinary talent.
Competitors were given just under two and a half hours to create an appetiser and an entrée, using the mystery items revealed in the Black Box; the key ingredients to be used this year were red snapper and pheasant. After two intense heats, guests from the finest of Vancouver’s hospitality scene witnessed the awarding of second place to Coleman Harrington of the Bluewater Café, one of ten International Culinary School alumni in this year’s competition, with third place going to Thomas Cruise of The Fairmont Vancouver Airport.
Monday, September 29th, 2008
The Vancouver International Playhouse Wine Festival will feature 183 wineries from 15 countries including 56 wineries from British Columbia. For more information please go here: Wine Festival
Figmint Restaurant will be hosting an On the Wood event on October 2nd, 2008 featuring all things French Canadian.
Vera’s Burger Shack has just opened another franchise this time in North Vancouver.
Rocky Mountaineer Train has just reached an agreement with the Province of Alberta for service in February 2010.
Players Chophouse is hosting the Gibson’s Bartender Challenge on Friday October 3rd, 2008.
Sunday, September 28th, 2008
GK Media Inc is pleased to be presenting an ongoing collection of recipes from Whitecap books. The recipe that will be featured is Banana and Carrot Crumble Muffins from the cookbook Sharing Sweet Secrets Gluten and Wheat Free.
To download all of the recipes please use the Recipe iPod Guide or to view please use the Recipes page.
Saturday, September 27th, 2008
GK Media Inc is pleased to present the New Restaurant Video to your Ipod and Blackberry Pearl 8100 feature.
Just view the videos here: Videos
If the video page has the download to iPod and Blackberry file, then simply follow the directions and watch the video on your iPod or Blackberry device. New videos will be added as we receive them.
GK Media Inc is also pleased to be presenting the New SMS Text Messaging System.
Simply click on the send to phone link on any restaurant listing and you will be able to send a text message to your phone. There is also a feature that assists people with special dietary needs.
If you have any comments, questions or suggestions for other features you would like to see please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, September 26th, 2008
As part of Cornucopia, Araxi is holding the Big Guns Winemakers dinner on November 7th, 2008 and the Bubbles and Oceans party on November 8th, 2008. For tickets click here: Cornucopia
Congratulations to CRU Restaurant who just celebrated their 5th year anniversary.
The Smoking Dog Bistro has numerous catering options for your upcoming holiday parties.
Howie’s Bistro and Bar is celebrating Halloween with numerous star impersonators such as Cher, Rod Stewart and many more. For more information call 604-415-0006.
The Score on Davie has just reopened.
On October 31st, 2008, the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts are holding a Royal Medieval Wedding as part of their fall dinner theatre event. For more information please call 604-734-4488.
Thursday, September 25th, 2008
GK Media Inc is pleased to have added the following new videos to the foodvancouver.com site:
Araxi, West, Blue Water Cafe and CinCin.
To view all other videos please click here: Videos
Wednesday, September 24th, 2008
Directly from the press release:
On September 28, renowned Seattle craft brewer, Dick Cantwell, will be visiting Vancouver to attend a special session of The Whip’s Real Ale Sundays. Co-founder and head brewer of Elysian Brewing, Cantwell will be bringing up a cask of his Immortal IPA and a cask of Hale’s Ales O’Brien’s Harvest Ale—a Silver Medal winner at Denver’s Great American Beer Festival.
Formerly a writer, Cantwell started as a homebrewer in Boston for 15 years before moving to Seattle in 1990 to take up professional brewing at Duwamps Café. After 18 months, he moved over to Pike Place Brewery, brewing there until 1994 when he took up residence at The Big Time Brewery. In 1996, he opened Elysian Brewing with partners Joe Bisacca and Dave Buhler.
Since that time, Cantwell has won numerous awards for his beer. He was also named Brewmaster of the Year, and Elysian, Large Brewpub of the Year, at the Great American Beer Festival in 1999, 2003, and 2004.
Meet a Northwest craft brewing legend at:
The Whip Restaurant & Gallery
209 East 6th Avenue, Vancouver
September 28 @ 4:00pm
Directly from the press releases:
The Wascally Wabbit is back! The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Global ComedyFest are proud to present Bugs Bunny on Broadway – a unique and extraordinary concert experience that celebrates the world’s favourite classic Looney Tunes cartoons and their real classical scores.
Tickets for Bugs Bunny on Broadway go on-sale Wednesday, October 1st at 10am, exclusively through the VSO website at www.vancouversymphony.ca, and VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434.
The VSO is proud to present superstar violinist Hilary Hahn, from October 4th to 6th at the Orpheum Theatre. Maestro Tovey conducts a concert that includes a piece by former VSO Composer-In-Residence Jeffrey Ryan, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique.
The Fish House Restaurant will be hosting a Canada Culinary team dinner on October 5th, 2008. For more information please call 604-681-5532.
Eat! BC Starts October 1st until October 30th, 2008.
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008
GK Media Inc is pleased to present a cocktail recipe from Trattoria Italian Kitchen
To view the cocktail please click here: Negroni Raffredatto
To view all of the recipes please visit the recipes page or the recipe iPod guide.
Monday, September 22nd, 2008
GK Media Inc is pleased to present a new feature article on Anna Wallner and Kristina Matisic the creators of Anna and Kristina’s Grocery Bag. To read the article please click below:
Food Vancouver Select Guide: Interview with Anna Wallner and Kristina Matisic
Sunday, September 21st, 2008
Directly from the Press Release:
The 2008 Seattle Food & Wine Experience is the most premium wine and food
event in Seattle. You can choose from over 1,000 wines to sample, enjoy
gourmet food and taste food from the finest restaurants in Seattle.
KitchenAid are bringing together some of the best Chefs to display their
Dates: Saturday October 25th 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM & Sunday October 26th
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Qwest Field
Benefit: Heroes for the Homeless Seattle Charity
Tickets and further information available at
Directly from the Press Release: 5th Annual Oldfield’s Collection Merlot Release
Oliver, BC… As summer draws to a close, and autumn is ushered in Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is preparing to release their ultimate cool weather red – the 2005 Oldfield’s Collection Merlot. To celebrate this year’s release, three exceptional dinners will take place. The first of which will be the Hard Hat Dinner, taking place on October 11th at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards in Oliver. Those lucky enough to get tickets before it sold out will enjoy an exclusive evening featuring the Oldfield’s Collection Wines (including the 2005 Merlot, 2005 Syrah and 2007 2Bench) alongside a multi-course dinner prepared by Manuel Ferreira of Vancouver’s Le Gavroche and Senova Restaurants as well as the new, yet-to-be-named restaurant at Tinhorn Creek.
For those of you unable to get your hands on tickets to the Hard Hat Dinner at the winery or just looking for something closer to Vancouver, two special dinners will take place in the Lower Mainland. On October 29th, Vancouver’s Le Gavroche Restaurant welcomes Tinhorn Creek Winemaker Sandra Oldfield for a multi-course dinner designed around the Oldfield’s Collection. Tickets for this dinner are $95 and can be reserved by calling Le Gavroche at 604-685-3924. The very next day, on October 30th, Sandra Oldfield will make her way to North Vancouver’s Moustache Café for another multi-course wine dinner highlighting the wines of the Oldfield’s Collection. Once again, tickets are $95 each and available by calling Moustache Café directly at 604-987-8461.
Morning Bay Vineyard has named Winery of the month for September by the BC Wine Club.