Blue Water’s Frank Pabst Celebrates Sustainable Seafood with Unsung Heroes

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:30+00:00 January 16th, 2013|Dining|

Blue Water Café's periwinkles with saffron aioli, Tim Pawsey photo UPDATED, Jan 17, 2013. It’s a long way from British Columbia to Cornwall, in the South West of England. But, beyond the stunning scenery—which is in some ways quite reminiscent of Canada’s west coast—there are some other similarities. That beautiful part of the [...]

Forage Chef Chris Whittaker Sweeps Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:31+00:00 November 22nd, 2012|Belly's Best Bites, Ocean Wise|

Forage chef Chris Whittaker basks in Chowdown glory, with the original painting (included in his prizes) used for the contest promo, TP Photo Just a day after Forage officially opened, chef Chris Whittaker has been crowned Chowder Chowdown Champion at the Vancouver Aquarium’s keenly contested annual sustainable seafood celebration. Whittaker’s dish wowed not only [...]

BC Liquor Control & Licensing Branch Lays its Heavy Hand on Charities

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:32+00:00 October 27th, 2012|Wine|

  Ah, the joys of spontaneous journalism! Our column in this weekend’s North Shore News went to press too late to acknowledge the BC Government’s action—or rather statement of intended action—to modify the use of a Special Occasion License for charity auctions of wine or other alcohol. According to CTV, the minister responsible, the Honourable Rich [...]

Feast of Fields: Today More Relevant Than Ever to Local Food Production

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:33+00:00 August 23rd, 2012|Beer, Belly's Best Bites|

  FarmFolk CityFolk is one of BC's longest established proponents of locally grown food Food and wine celebrations come and go but one of the longest running—unquestionably because its very telling relevance continues to resonate—is Feast of Fields, the notable outdoor graze that now unfolds in three incarnations: Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island and [...]

Taste Victoria Yields no Shortage of (Good) Surprises

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:33+00:00 July 21st, 2012|Travel|

Rocky Creek’s Linda Holford with José’s Tempranillo, Tim Pawsey photo One thing about Taste Victoria: we never fail to be surprised by something or someone. Often the finds are wonderfully esoteric but usually worthwhile. These are tough times for growers on Vancouver Island—of grapes, or of just about anything. Two unseasonably wet, late [...]

Wines of Argentina presents Dish ‘n Dazzle – May 16th

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:35+00:00 May 9th, 2012|Belly's Best Bites|

Taste superb food and wines, have some fun & support a worthy cause! As regular visitors may know, we're involved with the BC Hospitality Foundation. This charity provides last chance financial assistance for people in the hospitality and associated industries who are coping with hardship arising from a serious health-related condition. If this sounds a bit [...]

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