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On Monday, September 25, 11 professional barchefs and four apprentice bartenders competed at the 2017 MADE WITH LOVE Vancouver Regional Competition. The professionals were competing for a spot to represent the region at the Nationals next year.

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At the event, not only were the barchefs trying to win the judges’ heart, but they were also trying to impress every event guest. We were given two “dogtag” necklaces, to vote for our favourite barchef and apprentice bartender.

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We got to sample each cocktail, along with some canape pairings.



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Dine Out Vancouver is back! Running from January 20 to February 5, more than 280 restaurants are offering prix fixe menus and more than 100 food-themed events are planned over this 2-week period.

Beach Bay Cafe

The 3-course dinner are priced at $20, $30 or $40. Some restaurants are also offering a lunch menu, which could be at a cheaper price point. The menus are now live and reservations are open. Pretty excited about some of the participating restaurants this year. After perusing the menus, here are our suggestions, based on past experience as well as menu attractiveness:

$20 Suggestions

  • Banana Leaf (our review)
  • Butcher & Bullock
  • The Fish Shack (our review) – price reduced from $30 last year
  • Gyoza Bar
  • Rocky Mountain Flatbread
  • TAPshack
  • Timber

$30 Suggestions


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February is Apple Month, and throughout the month you can enter a contest for a chance to win $4,000 – $2,000 for you, and another $2,000 for your favourite charity.

The “Good to Go” contest challenges you to upload a photo of yourself enjoying a BC Tree Fruits apple. By sharing your photo and other submissions, you earn voting ballots to vote for your favourite photo/charity. The 10 entries that receive the most votes will then be judged by a panel in order to select a grand prize winner. There are 12 other prizes to win as well.

The deadline to submit an entry is March 4, so get to it soon! Visit www.applemonth.com for contest details.

Apple Month Contest 2013

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Event News

On Feb 27 at 12pm PST, Whole Foods Markets across Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. will simultaneously break into hundreds of wheels of 24-month-aged Parmigiano Reggiano, in an attempt to break its own Guinness World Record set in 2008. Using traditional tools from Italy’s Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano Reggiano, cheese mongers will carve and portion each 85-pound wheel in approximately half an hour.

According to Whole Foods, the Kitsilano location will feature full demonstrations of other rustic Italian foods on February 27 and the Cambie location will welcome a local opera singer to perform. Search for other Whole Foods location here.

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