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The Urban Tea Merchant – Sakura Tea Service

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As the days become longer and (hopefully) more sunlight finds its way into Vancouver, small hints of Spring are all around us. It’s only been 2 months since my last visit to The Urban Tea Merchant – a luxury tea retailer downtown, serving TWG Teas and delicious tea-based foods.

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The Roof at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver Preview

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Disclaimer: This was a media event. I didn’t pay for this stuff. You can still trust me though. – Adam of Gourmetcetera

Kevin passed me an invite to visit the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s retro-new Roof Restaurant to preview what’s in store when they open on Valentine’s Day. Of course, I wouldn’t pass up the chance to head downtown and check out a (sort of) new restaurant! The Roof, as you may have guessed, isn’t quite new, or at least, the concept isn’t new. The Panorama Roof restaurant opened in the late 30s, and it’s to this heritage that the new restaurant tips its metaphorical hat. read more »

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Tea Sparrow Tea Box + Promo Code

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The hot trend in the past year has been monthly subscription services for products that get delivered to your door. Joining in on this is a neat idea taken on by Tea Sparrow: 4 carefully selected loose leaf tea samplers at your doorstep in a cute brown box chosen for the month’s theme. All the teas are free of artificial ingredients and are sent from tea blenders around the world.

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Wild Sweets® By Dominique & Cindy Duby cocoArt ‘Hearts’ collection

Wild Sweets By Dominique & Cindy Duby –  cocoArt ‘Hearts’

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Wild Sweets® By Dominique & Cindy Duby Cocoa Bean-To-Bar Online Boutique, a haute chocolate couture concept, is launching a new cocoArt chocolate collection titled -  ‘Hearts‘ . read more »

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“Pairing Asian Flavours with Wine” by Haywire Winery at Kaya Malay Bistro

I was invited to a dinner where we would be pairing Haywire Winery‘s wine (part of Okanagan Crush Pad Winery) with Asian food prepared at Kaya Malay Bistro. Since Chinese Lunar New Year is coming up on January 31st, 2014, it was quite timely. Although I eat Asian food almost daily, pairing a wine with said food is not high on the list of priorities. It’s just not really done, you just eat, and then…drink. Thus, this pairing dinner definitely garnered some interest from me and I’m sure many others.

#HaywireLunar Asian Pairing Dinner at Kaya Malaysia Bistro

Our guides for this 10 course dinner were Okanagan Crush Pad’s wine advisor David Scholefield and Stephanie Yuen, who designed the menu and pairing of wines.

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Yaletown Distilling Company – Grand Opening

The Yaletown Distilling Company opened its doors to the public yesterday on December 5th, 2013. The distillery is the newest venture of the Mark James Group, and takes up the tradition of in-house craft production and bottling pioneered by the Yaletown Brewing Company. Currently distilling vodka and gin produced with 100% B.C. ingredients, the distillery plans to offer whiskey, grappa, house liqueurs, and eau de vie in the near future.

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Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select – Vancouver Launch at Clough Club

Recently, I was invited out to the Vancouver launch event for Jack Daniels Sinatra Select, a whiskey crafted to honour Frank Sinatra’s 50 year friendship with Jack Daniels. Back in the 1940′s sitting at a Manhattan bar, Frank was discussing some troubles and wanted a “serious” drink, so his friend said “Jack Daniel’s! That’s a good place to start.” From then on, Jack and Frank were inseparable.

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La Mezcaleria – Menu Tasting

I was invited out to try La Mezcaleria‘s menu recently, and I brought my mom along as she is a much better judge of Mexican/Spanish food than I am. Plus, it’s rare to have time with my parents let alone actual meals, so I wanted to treat her as my way of saying thanks for everything.

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Church Aperitivo Fall Menu Tasting — Toronto, ON

This is a guest’s guest post, by Andrea Chan. She takes amazing food photography and I’ve finally convinced her to get serious with blogging. We went to this event together, and all I have to say is that the meatballs are delicious! Here’s her more detailed write up!

Church Aperitivo, a restaurant inside a renovated church, clever! On a chilly Tuesday night, Sally and I went to Church Aperitivo‘s Fall Menu Tasting. The building blended in with the night with a dark grey, mysterious exterior.

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2013 Angostura Bitters Canadian Cocktail Challenge

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Disclaimer #1: This was a competition event; consequently I didn’t pay for any of these drinks. 
Disclaimer #2: This is a guest post by Adam of Gourmetcetera

I’m pretty lucky. Kevin passed me an invite to attend the Angostura Bitters Canadian Cocktail Challenge 2013 (mouthful!) and as a cocktail fan, I was glad to take him up on it. The competition was held at the Donnelly Group’s new bar/pub/oyster house/pool hall/barbershop(?!), the Blackbird. read more »

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