Local food lovers can get the first crack at exclusive dining experiences across the city when the international online dining site known as First Table makes its North American debut in Vancouver on today Thursday, November 14. We got to seat down last night and […]
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SAVOURY THEN SWEET: CINNABON® MINI ROLLS ROLL ONTO PIZZA HUT® CANADA MENU Pizza Hut delivers a one-of-a-kind dessert from Cinnabon® across BC! Pizza Hut and Cinnabon® are making pizza night even sweeter… because that’s just how they roll. After a sweet and successful launch south […]
Where to eat for Mother’s Day Weekend? Are you wondering where to take Mom out for Brunch, Lunch or Dinner in Vancouver this year?
Here are a few places in Metro Vancouver that are hosting special events for Mother’s Day May 11 and 12, 2019. To avoid lengthy wait times, reservations are highly recommended.
|H2 Rotisserie & Bar @ The Westine Bayshore||Mother's Day Run and Brunch||$45-69 adults; $29-$45 children||Brisk 3k, 5k or 10k run (or walk)||May 12||Vancouver|
|H Tasting Lounge @ The Westine Bayshore||Afternoon High Tea||$55 per person||May 12||Vancouver|
|Odd Society Spirits||Afternoon High Tea||$42 per person||Spirited Motheru2019s Day Afternoon Tea||May 12 - 12:30pm or 2:30pm||Vancouver|
|Two Rivers Specialty Meats||Brunch||varies||3-course brunch||May 12 - 10am or 1pm||North Vancouver|
|Temper Chocolate & Pastry||Specialty Items||varies||Mother's Day Brunch Box, Cake, etc.||May 12||West Vancouver|
|Cardero's Restaurant||Brunch||varies||New Brunch Menu every Sunday throughout the year||Starting May 12||Vancouver|
|Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar||Brunch Buffet||$79 adults; $35 children||Grand Buffet||May 12 - 10:30pm to 3pm & 5pm to 10pm||Vancouver|
|Notch 8 @ Fairmont Hotel Vancouver||Brunch Buffet||Brunch - $79 adults; $40 children||Grand Buffet||May 12 - 11:30am to 2:30pm||Vancouver|
|Notch 8 @ Fairmont Hotel Vancouver||Afternoon High Tea||Afternoon Tea - $99 adult; $40 children||Afternoon Tea and Garden Party||May 12 - 11am or 3pm||Vancouver|
|Bacchus @ Wedgewood Hotel||Brunch||$70 adult; $40 children||3-course brunch||May 12 - 11am or 2pm||Vancouver|
|Diva at the Met @ Metropolitan Hotel||Bruch Buffet||$75 adult; $35 children||May 12 - 10am or 3pm||Vancouver|
|Yew @ Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver||Bruch Buffet||$105 adult; $53 children||May 12 - 9:30am to 2:30pm||Vancouver|
|Market by Jean-Georges @ Shangri-la Hotel||Brunch||$72 per person||May 12||Vancouver|
|Globe @ Fairmont Vancouver Airport YVR||Afternoon High Tea||$69 adult; $35 children||Complimentary 2 hour self parking at YVR parkade||May 11 and 12 - 12pm or 2:30pm||Vancouver|
|Pier 7 @ Pinnacle Hotel at The Pier||Specialty Items||Varies||May 12 - 10am or 2pm||North Vancouver|
|CIBO Trattoria||Specialty Items||Varies||May 12 - 8am to 3pm||Vancouver|
|West Restaurant||Brunch||$59 per person||3-course brunch||May 12||Vancouver|
|Teahouse @ Stanley Park||Brunch||varies||May 12 - 10am or 3pm||Vancouver|
|Botanist Restaurant @ Fairmont Pacific Rim||Brunch Buffet||$98 per person||Every mom will receive a take away gift.||May 12 -||Vancouver|
|Burdock & Co||Brunch Buffet||2-course brunch||May 12 - 10am or 2pm||Vancouver|
|Nami Vietnamese Food Truck||BOGO||varies||Buy one Banh Mi, get one for free||May 12 -||Vancouver|
This list is updated as information becomes available. If you are a restaurant and want to be added, please contact me at nomss[DOT]firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starbucks has a special surprise in store for Frappuccino fans. Fan-favourite S’mores Frappuccino is coming back this summer by popular demand! Starbucks will kick off the summer season with the return of this beloved beverage, available starting TODAY(!) Tuesday, April 30 at Starbucks stores in the U.S. and […]
Looking for cherry blossom and sakura theme speciality dine out menu and spa packages? in Vancouver this year? Here are a few places in Metro Vancouver that are hosting special events for Spring from now until the end of April. To avoid long wait times, reservations […]
Where to eat for Easter Weekend Brunch, Lunch or Dinner in Vancouver this year?
Here are a few places in Metro Vancouver that are hosting special events for Easter Weekend April 19-21 2019. To avoid lengthy wait times, reservations are highly recommended.
|Hawksworth||Brunch: Prix-Fixe Menu & A La CarterBC Journey Tasting Menu & A La Carte||varies||April 21: Brunch 10:30 am to 2 pm; Dinner 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm||Vancouver|
|Notch 8 @ Fairmont Hotel Vancouver||Brunch Buffet||varies||April 21: 11 am or 1 pm||Vancouver|
|Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar||Brunch Buffet||$88 Adultn$40 Child 12 and Under||April 21||Vancouver|
|Arc Restaurant @ Fairmont Hotel Waterfront||Brunch Buffet||$55 Adult||April 21: 10 am or 12 pm||Vancouver|
|Bacchus @ Wedgewood Hotel||Prix-Fixe Menu||$65 Adult n$40 Child 12 and Under||April 21: 11 am to 2 pm||Vancouver|
|p2b @ Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel||Brunch Buffet||$55 Adult n$26 Child 12 and Under||April 21||North Vancouver|
|Pier 7 @ Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier||Special Menu||varies||April 19to22: 10:30 am to 2 pm||Vancouver|
|The Lobby Restaurant @ Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier||Brunch Buffet||$79 Adultn$7 Child Under 6n$39 Child 6 - 12||April 21: 11 am, 11:30 am or 12 pm||North Vancouver|
|Oceans 999 @ Pan Pacific Hotel||Brunch Buffet||$89 Adultn$85 Seniorn||April 21: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm||Vancouver|
|Dockside Restaurant||Brunch Buffet||$60 Adultn$33 Child||April 21: 10 am or 1 pm||Vancouver|
|Hilton Metrotown||Brunch Buffet||$60 Adult n$25 Child 6 - 12||April 21: 10:30 am to 2 pm||Burnaby|
|Sea to Sky Gondola||Brunch||$50 Adult Membern$50 Child Member n$78 Adult Non-Member include Lift Ticketn$32 Child Child Non-Member include Lift Ticket||Feb 14: 5 pm or 7 pm||Squamish|
|MIXT Lobby Lounge @ Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel||Brunch Buffet||$53 Adult n$27 Child 5 - 12||April 21: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm||Surrey|
This list is updated as information becomes available. If you are a restaurant and want to be added, please contact me at nomss[DOT]email@example.com.
Where are you celebrating Earth Hour? Show your care for the Earth this Saturday, March 30, from 8:30 to 9:30 pm. Now in its 12th year, the annual global initiative — recognized as “the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment” — sees millions of […]
SO VERY SMOOTH. BEHOLD THE NEW TEAVANATM/MC BLACK SESAME TEA LATTE AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY IN CANADA Starting today (March 5) Canadians can enjoy a delicious new addition to the Teavana Tea Latte line-up the new Black Sesame Tea Latte is available only at Starbucks stores across the country Building on Canadians’ love […]
Wine and Chocolate: The Perfect Pair this Valentine’s Day
Make the best of the occasion with Lakeview Wine Co.
With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, it’s time to pair up the most savoury tastes and enjoy the occasion with loved ones.
Chocolate and wine are two bold tastes that complement each other exceptionally well, especially when paired based on flavour and body. The sweeter a wine is, the sweeter the paired chocolate should be, which is the same for higher cocoa content in chocolate and stronger, red wines.
“There are so many ways to pair wine and chocolate, and often times most pairings will taste great, but finding a wine that complements your favourite chocolate well will give you that wow factor,” says Gillian Minaker, Sommelier at Lakeview Wine Co. “It’s great to experiment with pairings but following the general rule of pairing sweeter chocolate with sweeter wine is the best way to find that perfect match.”
Throughout the month of February, oenophiles and sweet tooths alike can come together to enjoy Days of Wine and Chocolate. Across the Niagara region, wineries will host wine and dessert pairings every weekend for passholders to taste and enjoy. More than 20 VQA wines will be offered throughout the month and paired with chocolatey dishes.
“As the event takes place throughout February, passholders have many opportunities to try out each winery and discover some really exciting taste pairings,” says Gillian Minaker, Sommelier at Lakeview Wine Co. “All participating wineries have something special for every guest, so it really is an event that you don’t want to miss.”
Each winery will offer a unique wine and dessert pairing, allowing guests to experience a variety of great tastes. Lakeview Wine Co. will offer a Red Wine Float- 2016 FRESH Perspectives Satin Red mixed with FRESH Ideas Sparkling Riesling topped with a scoop of dark chocolate-cherry ice cream (V).
To enjoy the most complimentary wine and chocolate pairing, its beneficial to know which combinations will result in the perfect taste. Heavier wines will often pair well with heavier chocolate such as dark chocolate or milk chocolate. Lighter bodied wines including most whites and Icewine will pair well with white chocolate, and even milk chocolate.
Check out this list of Lakeview Wine Co. chocolate pairings to enjoy this Valentine’s Day:
- Milk chocolate – Lakeview Cellars Merlot 2013
- Dark chocolate – EastDell Black Label Shiraz 2015
- White chocolate – FRESH Opportunities Riesling Gewurztraminer 2016
- Chocolate fondue – EastDell Pinot Noir 2016
Days of Wine & Chocolate will take place each weekend in February from Friday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and passes can be purchased online. To learn more about Days of Wine & Chocolate, please visit lakeviewwineco.com.
About Lakeview Wine Co.
A division of Diamond Estates Wines and Spirits Inc., Lakeview Wine Co. is found in the heart of Canada’s premier wine country, Niagara-on-the-Lake. At its state-of-the-art winemaking facility, Lakeview crafts several Ontario VQA wine brands from specially chosen and carefully managed vineyards from more than 25 grape grower partners in the Niagara Peninsula, including Lakeview Cellars, Fresh, EastDell Estates, 20 Bees and the unique McMichael Collection that pays homage to Canada’s famed Group of Seven artists. The Lakeview Wine Co. wine boutique is open daily all year, featuring a selection from each of its brands at the tasting bar. Also available year round is the unique Cellar Floor Experience, a tasting a tour of a 1,000-square-foot space in the heart of the winery where you will sip VQA wines amongst two-storey wine tanks and an ocean of more than 800 wine barrels.
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Canadians love their single-serve coffee pods, to the tune of over 1.5 billion brewed in homes and offices annually. Unfortunately, most of those pods are ecological dead-ends, ultimately filling up our dumps and landfills.
With China’s ban on North American recyclable imports now in effect, even Canada’s recyclable plastic waste (much of which is composed non-renewable based products) may have to be shunted off to landfills.
OneCoffee Organic Single Serve Coffee — roasted by the largest coffee roaster in Western Canada and one of the largest roasters in the country — knows the future of sustainability lies in compostable technologies.
It is with this ongoing waste crisis in mind that OneCoffee is pleased to announce the development of its latest brewing innovation: a 100% compostable single-serve coffee pod that will reduce the country’s coffee pod trash problem with a made-in-Canada solution.
“When we introduced OneCoffee in 2013, we had a lofty goal to create a 100% compostable, organic, fair trade, single-serve coffee that tasted great,” says Gary Senez, Senior Vice President of OneCoffee. “Over the course of four years, we’ve gone from 90% biodegradable to 99% biodegradable, all while promising our customers we wouldn’t rest until we hit our target. Today we’re thrilled to say we’ve fulfilled that promise with our single-serve pods’ 100% Compostable certification from the Biodegradable Products Institute.”
To achieve 100% Compostable designation from the Biodegradable Products Institute(BPI), a product like OneCoffee’s new single-serve pods must be made using only certified compostable materials and pass tests proving it degrades into organic matter.
OneCoffee’s new 100% compostable, Keurig-compatible coffee pods boast plant-based PLA resin that performs beautifully and breaks down easily under commercial composting conditions.
But OneCoffee’s work isn’t done yet. While the pods are 100% commercially compostable, there are no applicable green-bin composting standards across Canada. OneCoffee is actively reaching out to municipal, provincial and federal agencies to advocate for a compostable strategy.
“We understand change takes time,” says Senez. After all, it took us almost four years to reach our goal of 100% compostable pods! But we’ve already proven the consumer demand for ecologically sound pods with our growth in sales and market share. With our customers’ help, we’ll convince governments there’s a demand for green bin programs to accept compostable pods to divert the billions of pods heading to landfills into becoming useful again as fertile soil, not garbage.
OneCoffee 100% compostable, organic, fair trade, single-serve coffee pods are available at major retailers and specialty stores across Canada and will be available shortly at Amazon.com in the United States.
There is a public brunch seating at 9:30am with a limited number of free tickets available through Eventbrite here (max two tickets per person).
Guests will enjoy a two-course brunch and guided tasting of OneCoffee’s organic & fair trade single-serve coffees — at no charge!
OneCoffee’s new compostable pods prove that conservation, great coffee, and convenience can now go hand-in-hand.
WHAT: OneCoffee Free Brunch at Medina Café
WHEN: Saturday, February 3 at 9:30am
WHERE: Medina Café (780 Richards St.)
Cafe Medina URL: http://www.medinacafe.com/
Sunday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
780 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 3A4
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