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2014 Vancouver Craft Beer Week Closing

23 Jul , 2014  

Yikes, I’ve been slacking and procrastinating extra hard recently. No words required for this wondrous event known as the VCBW closing, an event so big it spans 2 days due to the amount of awesome amazing beer available!

2014 Vancouver Craft Beer Week Closing

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Burgundy Restaurant Menu Tasting

11 Jul , 2014  

Burgundy Restaurant

Born from love and a dream, Burgundy is helmed by two best friends, Erica Kosciuk and Lisa Skelton. Walking in, you’ll see a minuscule 30 seater restaurant, cozy yet eclectic with the decor, and a French inspired menu. I actually had quite a deja vu feeling, as it reminded me of Caché Bistro & Lounge (which closed in March sadly).

Burgundy Restaurant

As this was a menu tasting, the meal was complimentary. I was not paid to write this review.

Upon our arrival, we were handed a Gin n’ Juice - Bombay, Aperol, orange, grapefruit and cherry juice, peach bitters, ginger ale. 

Burgundy Restaurant

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Bourbon Tasting at The Little District

20 Jun , 2014  

This past Saturday, I stopped by The Little District in the heart of Upper Lonsdale in North Vancouver for a Bourbon tasting, in honour of National Bourbon Day and Father’s Day.

My own experiences with bourbon probably start and end at Jim Bean, which can be seen as an entry or beginner bourbon. Knowing my lack of experience and willingness to try new flavors, Jeremiah, the General Manger, took care of us and poured us a trio of bourbons he thought would best represent the range of flavours possible.

Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon

Tasting Notes:
heavy rye, pepper, spicy, dry and sharp finish

Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel

Tasting Notes:
vanilla, caramel, honey, long and warm finish, easy sipping

Eagle Rare Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey

Tasting Notes:
Floral, pollen, cinnamon, warm and easy

This was a great introduction to the world of Bourbon, which I feel can be intimidating.

In addition to the higher end bourbons, Jeremiah also brought out their in-house Jim Bean infused creations, Apple Cinnamon, Dried Cherries and Coffee and Brown Sugar. Fine for sipping alone albeit a bit sweet, these are more suited for adding some creative impact in cocktails.

Sipping alcohol, no matter how small the amount is never a good idea without food, so we ordered the Boneless Demon Wings ($12)and the Oven Roasted Bone Marrow ($12) . Boneless chicken “wings” with a thick and spicy sauce accompanied with bleu cheese dip, a good take on the traditional buffalo wings. The bone marrow came topped with garlic herb butter and parmesan and served with a bread roll. Both excellent dishes and decently priced as well.

*Disclaimer – The bourbon was complimentary, but we paid for our food.

The Little District, North Vancouver

The Little District, North Vancouver
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2014 Vancouver Craft Beer Week Opening

14 Jun , 2014  

The 2014 Vancouver Craft Beer Week Opening Night took place this year at Gossip Night Club. What, a club? I suppose the venue itself is quite huge, and it did play well with the whole hip-hop theme for this years week long festivity. All samples are included in your ticket if you bought one, I attended as media. A good number of breweries were in attendance, including:

Driftwood Brewing pouring Fat Tug IPA and White Bark Witbier

2014 Vancouver Craft Beer Week Opening

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2014 EAT! Vancouver Food and Cooking Festival

13 Jun , 2014  

Before you start, you should click through to read about my experiences from the 2013, 20122011 and 2009 EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival

Another year, another EAT! Vancouver Food+Cooking Festival. I missed out on the media tour on the opening, and so attended as a regular the Saturday. However, I didn’t have much time to spend at the festival, but from the quick cycle that we took around, we felt this years was lacking in terms of vendors and offerings. A few things stood out to me, such as the hand powered raw juicer, the coconut bacon chips, a soon to open restaurant called “The Lo”..but overall, as I said previously…the festival just felt smaller and lacking.

More: Sherman’s Food Adventures |

2014 EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival

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CÎROC Coconut and Mahiki РLe Beat Tropique

11 Jun , 2014  

#CirocLeBeat

To celebrate the launch of the new CÎROC Coconut, CÎROC brought a world-famous London (UK) celebrity hotspot, Mahiki, to Toronto and Vancouver!

Loved by everyone from Rihanna and Beyonce to Prince William and Kate Moss, Mahiki is a global icon in luxury nightlife and London style. The club’s award-winning mixologists have created a mouth-watering selection of new cocktails and bottle service sharing cocktails exclusively for this event.

Hosted at The Queen’s Republic, CÎROC transformed a regular Thursday night into a polynesian paradise, complete with plenty of cocktails. Val and I drank our way through them, and I quite enjoyed the CÎROC-O-Nut (a combination of CÎROC Coconut, passion fruit, lime and bitters served in a coconut) and the CÎROC on the Beach (CÎROC Red Berry shaken with passion fruit, apple and pomegranate syrup and fizzed up with lemonade).

CÎROC Le Beat Tropique

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“Cycling Taiwan” hosted by Taiwan Tourism Bureau

11 Jun , 2014  

Taiwan Tourism Bureau - Cycling Taiwan

TAIWAN TOURISM BUREAU HOSTED “CYCLING TAIWAN” FOR VANCOUVER PUBLIC

Vancouver, BC, Canada (June 6, 2014) – The Taiwan Tourism Bureau hosted “Cycling Taiwan” at the Robson Square in Downtown Vancouver on Thursday, June 5, 2014. This event was a unique way for the Bureau to promote its tourism industry and allow the people of Vancouver to experience Taiwan’s cities and countryside on two wheels.

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Made in Strathcona Preview & Promo Code

29 May , 2014  

Quickly becoming one of my favourite neighbourhoods to dine and explore in, the businesses of Strathcona are presenting to the public a Made in Strathcona tour of some of the world-renowned businesses right here in our city. Boasting locally made, high quality, and emphasis on sustainability and giving back to the community, this tour is definitely worth checking out.

Now, I don’t want to give too much away, but expect to explore more than just cool buildings and food stops – Strathcona has much more to offer! So, please enjoy these pictures as a teaser for what’s to come.

If you’re interested on attending the tour on May 31st or June 7th, use the code BLOGGER50 on this link here to save a few bucks. Bring a friend or go and make some new ones!

AGRO Roasters:

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Calabash Caribbean Bistro Brunch Bash

22 May , 2014  

Who has two thumbs and attends a media event at Calabash Bistro bright and early at 9:30am on a Wednesday? This guy. Calabash Carribean Bistro Brunch Okay, but seriously, I did. It was awesome, and I’m glad I went as it was a great taste of Carribean influenced brunch, and it also tasted a bit like “home”, Costa Rica. Calabash Carribean Bistro Brunch
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