The Fresh Sheet

  • Irresistible, beautifully presented marinated BC mussels with fennel panna cotta, at Boulevard

Dine Out Vancouver 2018: Hired Belly’s Arbitrary Guide

January 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Dine Out Vancouver (Jan 19th-Feb 4th) turns 16 this year. No longer just a basic budget bunfight, it’s morphed somewhat over time. It's now referred to as the more impressively sounding “Dine Out Vancouver Festival.” That’s entirely accurate, as Dine Out has become a whirlwind of events that cater to every whim—and wallet. Some might feel that it's almost too event driven. But  those events [...]

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Wine

  • Rendition of proposed Naramata Wine Vault

David Enns and Partners Announce Naramata Wine Vault

December 5th, 2017|0 Comments

David Enns and partners Mik Ball, Robert Gritten and Steven Jaeger have announced plans to establish the Naramata Wine Vault. The Naramata based group has purchased the BC Tree Fruits packing house, which sits on 4.6 acres in the heart of the Village of Naramata. They plan to revitalize the structure. It has been dormant for the past ten years. [...]

Food

  • Irresistible, beautifully presented marinated BC mussels with fennel panna cotta, at Boulevard

Dine Out Vancouver 2018: Hired Belly’s Arbitrary Guide

January 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Dine Out Vancouver (Jan 19th-Feb 4th) turns 16 this year. No longer just a basic budget bunfight, it’s morphed somewhat over time. It's now referred to as the more impressively sounding “Dine Out Vancouver Festival.” That’s entirely accurate, as Dine Out has become a whirlwind of events that cater to [...]

Travel

Lisboa — Portugal’s ‘Other’ Wine Region Surprises

November 5th, 2017|0 Comments

  (Map: Wines of Portugal) Lisboa is 'Lisbon' in Portuguese. But it refers also to the wine region to the north and west of [...]

  • VIP patio view at Fitzpatrick Family Estate

How to Tour the Okanagan Valley in VIP Style

September 2nd, 2017|1 Comment

VIP Tours: Are they worth it? At the height of summer, wine touring in the Okanagan can get pretty busy. But as the region evolves, so does the [...]

Lifestyle

  • Irresistible, beautifully presented marinated BC mussels with fennel panna cotta, at Boulevard

Dine Out Vancouver 2018: Hired Belly’s Arbitrary Guide

January 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Dine Out Vancouver (Jan 19th-Feb 4th) turns 16 this year. No longer just a basic budget bunfight, it’s morphed somewhat over time. It's now referred to [...]

Here’s to a Sparkling 2018: A Bonanza of Bubbles

December 30th, 2017|2 Comments

Sparkling wine time is here. And I’m late to the party. My apologies. We’re a tad backed up here in the executive suite at Hired Belly [...]